Happy Belated birthday H.P. Lovecraft. A day late but a little celebration sketch after finishing a big project today.
Now back to the grind…

Happy Belated birthday H.P. Lovecraft. A day late but a little celebration sketch after finishing a big project today.

Now back to the grind…

christinawald:

Sketch of Robin Williams from my favorite movie of his; The Fisher King directed by Terry Gilliam. (Also from my favorite scene.)
His monologue from the movie (and scene):
Parry: It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”
UPDATE: You can now listen to Terry Gilliam’s commentary for The Fisher King online.
Sadly, it was never on the DVD; only laser disk…
http://www.slashfilm.com/fisher-king-commentary/

christinawald:


Sketch of Robin Williams from my favorite movie of his; The Fisher King directed by Terry Gilliam. (Also from my favorite scene.)

His monologue from the movie (and scene):

Parry: It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”

UPDATE: You can now listen to Terry Gilliam’s commentary for The Fisher King online.

Sadly, it was never on the DVD; only laser disk…

http://www.slashfilm.com/fisher-king-commentary/

Little lunchtime sketch of Lauren Bacall with some leftover acrylic.

Little lunchtime sketch of Lauren Bacall with some leftover acrylic.

Sketch of Robin Williams from my favorite movie of his; The Fisher King directed by Terry Gilliam. (Also from my favorite scene.)
His monologue from the movie (and scene):
Parry: It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”


Sketch of Robin Williams from my favorite movie of his; The Fisher King directed by Terry Gilliam. (Also from my favorite scene.)

His monologue from the movie (and scene):

Parry: It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the holy grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”

Just saw Guardians of the Galaxy today… I LOVED Glenn Close’s hair. If this swirly-do is the future of hair design, sign me up!
Less excited about the Liza lashes though…

Just saw Guardians of the Galaxy today… I LOVED Glenn Close’s hair. If this swirly-do is the future of hair design, sign me up!

Less excited about the Liza lashes though…

As requested, a sketch of Peter Capaldi as Danny in Local Hero. He kind of looked like Jack Farthing’s portrayal of Freddie in Blandings. (Which is a great show.) 
I kept the same palette as the Cardinal Richelieu version.

As requested, a sketch of Peter Capaldi as Danny in Local Hero. He kind of looked like Jack Farthing’s portrayal of Freddie in Blandings. (Which is a great show.)

I kept the same palette as the Cardinal Richelieu version.

Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.
In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

Playing around in the sketchbook after a day of painting pictures of crustaceans for a project.

In keeping with the Peter Capaldi theme, here he is as Cardinal Richelieu.

In honor of the Dr. Who premiere next month, a little doodle of Peter Capaldi charming snakes in the 1988 film Lair of the White Worm. 
This movie had everything: Bram Stoker, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, vampires, a giant snake and topped off by being directed by Ken Russell.
Also notable are the curly, floppy locks of Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi in the movie.
I think it is still on Netflix if you want to see a very odd movie.

In honor of the Dr. Who premiere next month, a little doodle of Peter Capaldi charming snakes in the 1988 film Lair of the White Worm.

This movie had everything: Bram Stoker, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, vampires, a giant snake and topped off by being directed by Ken Russell.

Also notable are the curly, floppy locks of Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi in the movie.

I think it is still on Netflix if you want to see a very odd movie.

christinawaldsketches:

Here is the rest of my Portland sketchbook covering the Icon 8 illustration convention and a little of our trip to the cascades. I finally have scanned most of them in.

It has been a non-stop tsunami of work since I got back in town and I an trying to keep from being swept away in a wave of all-nighters.

After the conference we took tours of some local wineries, saw the Cascade mountains, the site of Kubrick’s Overlook Hotel and Mt. Hood.

We also had a great time visiting with friends that just moved to Portland (who we miss already) and met many new friends.

Here is the first set covering the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. http://christinawaldsketches.tumblr.com/post/92018691160/first-set-of-sketches-from-my-trip-to-portland-or

A little throwback Thursday… Some illustrations for cards included in Star Wars Instant Adventures from West End Games. Very tiny paintings around 5” X 7”… Circa 1996…

This is from back when we used to mail art in and the top is acrylic on gessoed illustration board.