Aww, dang, this poster is for sale on eBay but they are asking WAY too much for it. But I’ve never seen one from this line in such great condition before! Ugh! It’s a great poster, but over $100 is too much, bro! I added it to my watch list anyway, in case they drop the price.
I am seriously freaking the hell out. This looks intense. I haven’t been this into a new, currently-ongoing-on-the-air show since probably the X-Files in the late 1990’s. I am serious. Usually I watch shows like, 5 - 10 years after they were popular so spoilers is rarely an issue. But this show has got it’s claws in me DEEP, and I have no idea where it’s going to go!! GAAAAHHHH, WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN!?!??!??!?!?! And the bigger question, do I greedily soak up every spoiler or potential spoiler I can find, or do I try my damnedest to stay away from that???? Who am I kidding, I always look for spoilers when I’m this pumped about a movie/show. And the biggest question of all, will April end up with Donatello????? I HOPE SO.
A nice little character moment between Mikey and Don. I love these two together. Unfortunately I don’t have just a Donatello-centric card. I love Corey Feldman’s voicing of Donnie in the first film. I had no idea back in the day that he was probably the most famous name on the cast at that point in time, so I never understood why his name got singled out in the credits and I didn’t recognize him from anything else. I loved “The Goonies”, of course, but I didn’t know his name and that was before he hit puberty, so his voice didn’t sound like Donatello’s yet. :) He had that perfect sort of nasally, geeky tone of voice that worked perfectly for Donnie. Adam Carl took over for “Secret of the Ooze”, and he had a sweet enough voice for what they were going for in that movie: geeky in a different sort of way. They changed his face a lot in that movie, too. I remember being jarred and disappointed by the changes, but not enough to prevent me from enjoying that movie. Corey came back for the third movie, but he didn’t do nearly as good of a job for some reason and I’ve hated that movie ever since I saw in on my birthday in the theaters. Worst birthday ever. The disappointed shock still stings to this day. Even as a turtle-loving kid I was horrendously disappointed with the quality of the film. I have not watched it in it’s entirety to this day. I have seen clips, and that has only re-enforced my decision to avoid it!
Despite how much I dislike much of the general design of and all the extra accessories on the newest live-action turtles, I do actually think Donatello’s face looks the best (probably because he’s more turtley-looking and doesn’t have as humanoid of facial features as the others) and I love what I’ve heard of his voice so far. It sucks that Megan Fox is April (nothing majorly against her, but I would have preferred more of an unknown actress), but I AM glad that the turtles are not voiced by big-name celebrities (as far as I know, at least! Of course, I am generally out of touch, so maybe I’m missing something obvious, much like my oblivion to Corey Feldman back in the day….) So while I’m still not a huge fan of the current style of action films, I gotta admit that from what I’ve seen in the trailers of the characterizations of the turtles, I’m feeling optimistic that the boys themselves have a good chance of being portrayed well. Fingers crossed!!!
Learning Expecto Patronum by nasubionna Lupin training Harry how to use the Expecto Patronum spell against dementors, using a boggart for practice. Drawn in 2001 with mechanical pencil, micron and sharpie pen on 11 x 17” paper.
Discontinued Tarot - Lucius as the Emperor by nasubionna One of the earlier versions of my HP tarot deck had Lucius Malfoy assigned as the Emperor card. I have since changed that, and moved the entire Malfoy family to a different card in the Minor Arcana, but I loved this background so much that I kept it for the newer card. This was my first real try at drawing marble, and I really love how it turned out! So, sorry Lucius, no spot in the Major Arcana for you, but here’s your old card displayed for posterity. :) Not sure when I drew this exactly…. Copic marker on 11 x 14” Bristol Board.
Flying by nasubionna Ah, this is an interesting one. Pretty heavily stylized, this. Harry and Hermione on the back of the fugitive Buckbeak, on the way to rescue another fugitive, Sirius Black. Drawn in 2001 with mechanical and Prismacolor pencil on 11 x 17” paper.
I was a really huge fan of yours back when I was about 14. For some reason today I decided to google you and I'm really enjoying seeing your HP art again! I was so inspired by your drawings when I was in high school. I really wanted to be an illustrator & borrowed some of what I saw you doing (mainly, you gave me the confidence to play around with Prismacolor markers and bristol board) & experimented in finding my style. I didn't become an illustrator but I hope you're still drawing!
Dude, I am LOVING how many fabulously nice people are writing to me lately!
Thank you, mothandpidgeon, for this lovely note! It means a lot to hear from folks like yourself who liked my art back in the day and remember me enough to try and look me up again - I’m glad you found me! :D I am super-jazzed that I could have any influence on getting you to experiment with different art tools and styles! That is seriously soooo cool to hear. I am indeed still drawing, though not much at this exact moment since I’m packing up for a move, and moving always makes me too jittery to draw. But I’m sure I’ll be back at it as soon as I’m settled back in! How about you? Still drawing too, I hope? Despite not going pro? :)
Ever since I saw Playmate’s Toys rather disappointing figures that were supposedly based off of the 1990 movie turtles, I’ve been wondering if there are decent figures based off of the first movie to be found. I was looking for detailed figures/sculptures with excellent likenesses to each individual turtle as they appear in the first movie (as opposed to Secret of the Ooze, where they still look good, but more cartoony). And I stumbled across ThePropShopSite.com, and this dude’s amazeballs turtles sculptures. He’s got life-sized wearable masks, but also these beautiful resin bust sculptures. These fuckers are 18 inches tall, and the best turtles sculptures I’ve found so far. I love the texturing and the likenesses are darn good, and I love that Donnie and Leo have their weapon shoulder straps included!! They’re also $700 each. Gah!!! WAY, WAY, WAY out of my budget right now, but I think they are totally worth that amount of money, because Lord knows I can’t sculpt like that. I can only hope they’ll still be available when I have disposable income again. Or, does anybody want to buy a possibly-not-very-functional kidney from me to finance this? LOL! So cool… man, I wish I had this kind of talent!
If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad.
My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via jessicapshaw)