Tuesday, November 18, 2008

halloween collection, final?

a bit late with the final scans for these [photos were posted in august, but scans are necessary for reproduction] considering the paint has been dry for months & we've had our christmas tree up for over two weeks [trying to milk every ounce of holiday spirit out of that bad boy]. but! better late than never?...


... patenaude

Saturday, November 15, 2008

the yellow submarine...

wow! after recommending/ loaning it to a friend to watch, i realized it'd been a while since i'd seen it. so i sat down with my sketch pad and a bit of wine, and popped it on the TV.

it's such a perfect mix of some of the best music ever recorded with some of the most beautiful and imaginative imagery that i've ever seen. every time i watch it, i can't help but be inspired and appreciate what a wonderful EXPERIENCE it is, and how completely i'm drawn into the world that it's created. and, as a video game artist, my thoughts lead naturally to imagine what a _WONDERFUL_ video game it would make, or at least inspire. i know they've created interactive rides based on the movie, but i'm talking about a larger project, that really captures how deep this world actually is. given that, despite my ongoing battle to be too heavily influenced by any one thing, you just might start to see some of the elements of "the yellow submarine" creep into some of my future works.

below is a video i ran across that takes a quick peak into the movie, hopefully enticing you to finally sit down and watch it... or watch it again. enjoy!

... patenaude

Saturday, November 8, 2008

better late than never.

a bit late with this one, but wanted to post it before getting too far away from halloween. it was an early sketch done for the halloween series i did, which i'm planning posting final scans of later in the week.
... patenaude

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

more sketches...

a few more random sketches- trying to start working some captions in, if for nothing else, just to coax a few laughs outta myself...

... patenaude

Monday, November 3, 2008

"The World Hopes for Its First President"...

fantastic newsweek article, that reminds us that the US isn't the only country in the world that needs obama to win... [http://www.newsweek.com/id/166910/page/1]

"Obama went into Election Day with a steady lead in U.S. polls, averaging about 50 percent to 44 percent for McCain, but he was headed for a landslide around the world, topping polls in virtually every nation often by strong margins: 70 percent in Germany, 75 percent in China and so on".

great read!,