I try my best to never be political on my blog, I do try, some times it creeps into my social media, mainly when I see a lunacy of an action, but writing a blog polarizes more than it ever heals and frankly with how partisan the USA politics have become, the hassle of dealing with extreme supporters of the left or right, just isn’t worth it. Sometimes though I cannot be silent, and the Presidential election here in the USA has made it harder to be the silent observer and being a second generation conservative that silence has to be broken. So, for what they are worth here are my thoughts of being a second generation Conservative, a stranger in a strange land.
Like all things this all started very innocently… To grow my art style I decided to have a go at drawing the Powerpuff Girls, with their bold, but simple dynamic shapes, and heavy lines I wanted to see what I could take from this clean style. In an evening I had drawn Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup, and had a blast drawing them. From there I drew Bubbles dressed as Supergirl for my Daughter… And it sort of exploded…
Superheroes… Superheroes… Superheroes… There has been an explosion in Superhero movies this decade, from Marvel rolling out the really quite well done Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and with DC finding their footing with the awkward start to the DC Movie Universe (DCMU) with Man Of Steel. Continue reading →
At some point a couple of years before we saw the soulless train-wreck that was Man Of Steel (MoS) the Exec’s running the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) got around a table and decided Superman was not interesting enough, that he had to be more edgy, less super, less good, more like Batman. The movie should be dark, depressing, meaningless and above all the DCEU Superman must not be seen rescuing any innocent bystanders in the finale fight… Oh, and he has to kill Zod because audiences expect that type of closure. Continue reading →
If you have been following my Tweets throughout the month of October you will know I’ve been taking part in a special Artist events called Inktober. The idea of the event is to produce an ink drawing for every day of October, and then post them tagged with #inktober. It has been for me a learning event, and you can check out all 31 illustrations after the jump. Continue reading →