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Thunderboy Begins – Animated Short

November 24, 2010

I’ve been working on this little project with my son. I thought since I don’t know how to make money with lemonade stands we could maybe sell some drawings instead–and then we got sidetracked on this superhero animation:

A Couple of New Characters from Bryan.

November 6, 2010

The one on the left is named Crazy Man and the one on the right is his arch-enemy Big Foot #2.

Collaboration with Bryan: Swingset

September 27, 2010

Quotes on Critics/Criticism

September 22, 2010
Preparing to present to BYU illustration students today, I found some great quotes on criticism online. (Didn’t dig very far in terms of sources, so who knows how accurate they are, but inspiring just the same.)  Here they are:

After all, one knows one’s weak points so well, that it’s rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
Edith Wharton

I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I’d love it if the critics would notice me, too.
Norman Rockwell

I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
Jean-Michel Basquiat

I don’t think the critics could understand what we were doing.
Jimmy Page

I know I’m never as good or bad as one single performance. I’ve never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Charles Barkley

It’s very hard to find critics or a magazine today that will publish material that is genuinely independent and written without any concern about being cut off some distributor’s list or not be invited or flown into screenings.
Wim Wenders

The most vigilant self-criticism of course is necessary, but the time comes when the artist must tell himself he is good or he will go under ~
Gerald Moor

~ I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful. ~
Shania Twain

Church Doodle #5

September 17, 2010

Bryan calls this one “Dragon Snake”.  His version is on the left, mine is on the right.  (I know–his is more awesome.  His has a cool Elvis doo and mine has a rooster comb.)

Church Doodle #4

September 13, 2010

Bryan calls this one three legs.  His version is on the left, and my response is on the right.

Church Doodle #3

September 13, 2010

Bryan drew the monster on the left–he says it was based on the monster in the Scooby-Doo movie.  I used Bryan’s drawing as inspiration for the tutu-clad monster on the right.