“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY ADSIT_update
I *would* update with pictures from the NYCC show, but I took a total of ten or eleven pictures the entire trip with my camera. And four of them were of me, Jon, DUSTIN NGUYEN, and DEREK FRIDOLFS at the airport. It's not at all interesting, I assure you.
What is interesting was the fact that I got to meet actor, comedian and 2009 SAG award winner for Best Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series (30 Rock) SCOTT ADSIT.
We were introduced and I told him how much of a fan I was of the series he was a part of, what a funny guy he is, and how amazing his timing is. His character doesn't get a ton of screen time, but when he's on, he can be the best straight man of the whole cast of clowns that is 30 Rock. He asked if I could draw in his "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" themed sketchbook - a sketchbook which that already had three images in it when he gave it to me: one by MARK BROOKS, another by STEPHAN ROUX, and a third by TIM SALE.
It should go without saying that the three extraordinary gentlemen drew like the badasses they are, so I couldn't just do a head sketch. Damn them. And besides all of that, Mr. Adsit gave me such glowing compliments regarding my work, I couldn't imagine not delivering a good one. This image was my contribution. I'm not sure if it lived up to expectations, but there it is.
Markers and brush pen. No faces. And a red rose as part of the theme of black, white, and red accented images that was in the book thus far. It's a bit on the blurry side - the picture was taken with an iPhone, but you get the jist of it... I hope.
Oh! I got some sketches from people I met there too! UGH! I am so excited to post them! More than *ANYTHING* from that show, I will remember my conversations with these new friends the most. I am grateful for the time they spent with me. I'll thank them later in another post.
Have a great week, everyone.
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