Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Invention Tuesday

I would like to see these inventions in the near future. 

The first is a fridge with a handle that can read what nutrients your body needs and lets you know what you should eat to stay healthy.

The second is one that might need some real geniuses to figure out. It is a machine that records our dreams so we can watch them the next morning.

If we just took some of the scientists working on hybrid technology and put them on these projects, I think it would be worth it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


The 1987 film Masters of the Universe has several great performances, see below:

But you'll agree, the one that steals the show is definitely Skeletor. I was captivated as a kid and still captivated now by his performance. Turns out, there is a reason I'm so moved by that guy...it's because he's this guy.

If Frost knew he was up against Skeletor, I don't think he would've continued the interviews. I'm glad he did though. Frank Langella is great in Masters of the Universe and Frost/Nixon. I recommend both!

I had to include this He-man Cosplay .I love how the photos start out awesome, but by the third one it takes a terrible turn.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Majestic Views

Last weekend I drove down the 5 freeway to see my family in So Cal. California has some wonderful landscapes. Here is one of scenes I saw out my car window...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Harmony of Composition

In an effort to make this more of an educational blog, I decided to analyze some compositions I found on the internet machine. Take a look at this first image. It is a good example of leading the eye...

Where does your eye go? The cute kittens, right? Anywhere your eye starts on the image, there is an element to lead it to the kittens. The contrast between the majestic white unicorn and the dark oranges and blacks of the playful calicos really
makes the middle of the piece the center of interest. 

The addition of kittens elevates this from a good composition to a dynamic one.

Next image...

Again the darkest part of the image, the bushes, frames the kittens head, which makes it the emphasis of the piece. Also the cat on the balcony, not as cute as the kitten in hand, but still very important to the composition. It breaks up the huge dark bushes and leads your eye like an arrow to the cuter one.

This next painting, although great, could be more dynamic with a well placed kitten.

Like this one...

or this haunting one....

I think in compositions we should all look to find where the unicorn needs the kitten, and vice versa. I have a note above my workspace that says "Does this unicorn compostion need a kitten?" to which I always reply "Yes, yes it does"