Monday, November 28, 2011

An Accidental Bond

I was doodling the other night right in Photoshop and drew a dapper looking fellow seen here.





I really liked the looseness and such but I was also taken with how "Bond" he looked. To me anyway. I remember seeing a sketch that Ian Fleming had done when he first created the character and this is what it reminded me of. Upon further investigation I saw how my memory played a few tricks with me but the impression was made. With some tweaking and painting in a short amount of time I was left with a more Daniel Craig version of Bond. At least I thought so.



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lunchtime Painting 2

Here is another iPhone painting from a few lunch breaks taken in the park here in Central Florida.


Monday, November 21, 2011

The Master! Part Five

"You. Are. Not. ALONE!" To me, one of the best moments of the new series of Doctor Who. It still gives me chills to watch that scene. Derek Jacobi gives a chilling performance and I honestly felt sad that "Professor Yana" was only a disguise and he was going away. Plus I really loved how so many seeds for this story were planted so far in advance. I think I want to go watch it again now.




And as usual, the time lapse video.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lunchtime Painting

With the weather so glorious here in Central Florida lately, I have taken to having my lunch at a nearby park. It's quiet, peaceful and best of all, not in the office! I spent about two days with my leftover time working on my iPhone on a landscape painting. I got more in the hopper too.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

"My Friend Pinto" ?????

Um. Ok. I really don't know what to say about this. I will tell you that I actually found the trailer on-line and watched it. I have no desire to watch the movie.



Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bret did it again.

Bret Melvin struck again. You may remember a blog posting not to long ago that featured many of the iterations of my peerless mug! Well, the one by my co-worker Bret, has been taken to another level. He decided to not only draw yet another version of me, but to also take the drawing already done and take it to another level. I like this one so much it has replaced the older portrait that graced this blog in the "about me" section.


Here is the "quickie".

"He's a hunk-o, hunk-o burnin' love!"

Monday, November 14, 2011

iPhone 4 & 4S cases!

I finally got my new iPhone 4S and a terrific case for it as well!! Yeah, it's my Eleven Doctors picture! I had the weeping angel on my old iPhone so I thought I would mix it up a bit. You can get one too at my Red Bubble store and you can use that handy link or the one that is always down to the right of the screen.


Friday, November 11, 2011

What's in the pipeline.

As we begin to run into the holiday season, I know that I have to really start making strides on this years Christmas card for the Pinto family! That is priority one as my demanding art director knows where I sleep! I'm also plodding away at the next Master installment as you have already seen the small sketch done at the Hurricane Who show. Here is a value study of that same sketch.




Also, while at the show, a nice fella named Chris was working the booth right in front of us. Cool guy and we got to chat some as well. He's a big Logan's Run fan and really liked my pic that was in my book ( you can see it here ). He was kind enough to bring in a working prop replica from the film to show my one day too!! Was really neat! So I got to thinking that I wonder what my Logan's Run pic would look like if I painted it now as it was done just prior to the current look of my work. I know this really goes against the changing of my work rule once my name is on it, but if Lucas can do it..........



hmmmmm....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Two Quickies from the Show.

I was a bit miffed at myself for not having any art ready to be signed from the other guests at the show. I was so wrapped up about getting everything together that it never even crossed my mind. Plus the fact that I never anticipated Mr. Malloy or Mr. Bulloch being so generous with signing stuff for me and my son. Luckily I had a Boba Fett painting done some time ago that I could print out and bring in (you saw it here ). What I did not have (yet) is a picture I had done of Davros!! So, being worried and nervous about how the second day would go, I got little sleep so I found myself with some time to do a quick digital painting of the creator of the Daleks. Printed it out and viola!! Simple as that right!!?? I hope to do a "Pinto" version of the character in the near future. Maybe a whole scene with the 5th Doctor, Tegan, etc.! Fun!

Terry Malloy signed it to my son and even added "Exterminate" to it!!





I also had some free time  during the show to work on the next installment of The Master! I'll finish this one day too. Holidays are coming ya know!



Monday, November 7, 2011

I Survived Hurricane Who 2!!

So my first convention appearance is now in my rear view mirror. Wow!! Overall I have to say that I had a GREAT time! The first time you do just about anything is met with some trepidation and this was no exception. I didn't know anything about "loading in" and the behind the scenes stuff at shows like this and really proceeded with caution. So glad Mindy was there with me to keep me from getting over run with nerves. I knew starting off with a small show such as this was the way to go tho, and I was correct with that at least. We didn't exactly sell out or turn profits, but we did better than expected and had some other perks that you can't put money on. I got to meet some really awesome people!!! I don't think I was set up for more than 10 minutes when a kindly, soft-spoken gentleman came over and introduced himself with a "good morning" salutation to boot! My jaw hit the floor and I admit that I had to take a fleeting glimpse of his name badge to confirm what I already knew and that I was shaking hands and conversing with Mr. Jeremy Bulloch. Boba Fett himself!!! He was as nice as can be and not only in complementing my work but then sharing stories of working on Doctor Who and Star Wars with no prodding.  Check out the picture!!



It sure didn't stop there. Some of you may know that I began my Doctor Who fixation back during the mid-80's with the Fifth Doctor and one of the biggest villians he faced was not just the Daleks, but the creator of the Daleks! Davros!! Played then by Mr. Terry Molloy. Again, he could not have been nicer. He even got one of my t-shirts! DAVROS GOT ONE OF MY DOCTOR WHO T-SHIRTS!!!!!! Both gentlemen were kind enough to sign prints of their characters that I had painted for me as well.




Here are two guys Mindy and I have seen on tv as well. Ghost Hunters International. Again, both super nice but Scott (on the right of the photo) was not feeling well. I kept telling him to not touch me because who the heck knows what kind of germ a Ghost Hunter will be carrying. Unfortunatly he is reaching behind Paul in this picture to rub his hand on me!! I got a big kick out of Paul being a HUGE Doctor Who fan and when Naoko Mori from Torchwood was signing right next to him, Mindy and I got a big kick watching him turn red! I thought his head was going to explode!



There were some other great moments too. All the other dealers were fun and gracious with advice for future shows and I had fun talking and hanging with them. I hope to see them at other shows. Jimmy, if you see this, I am really sorry for not saying good bye!! I had some cool moments with several kids that are going to my alma mater, The Ringling College of Art and Design. Kinda neat that I was signing stuff for them. I also had a blast talking to all the fans who just turned out with and without costumes. I hope you all had fun! Here are some pics I took.


Obviously The Doctor. Look at the name tag.

Me and K-9!!!

Another happy fan walks away. I hope.

Sadly, not the line to see me but for Arthur Darvill.

A roman, a weeping angel and a River Song.

The Ninth Doctor. Cool!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two Days to Hurricane Who!

Getting really nervous now. I've never had a table at a show before so if you read this and are going to be there, stop by and let me know that I should relax!! First person who mentions my blog gets two free cards. Hope to see you there!!



Look! Even HE wants one!