Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Brooke White from American Idol

Brook White is so freaking hot, my drawings really just make her ugly. She has a light about her and just this energy I love and her music video she has previously made is growing on me a lot. Anyway, yeah I will be voting for her whenever I watch the show.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yea for serotonin and oxytocin!

I did a little research to find out what chemicals were involved in attraction with the opposite sex, everything from hugging all the way up to the act of sex. Here are some of the chemicals that play a part: norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide, and the hormone prolactin

A lot of these play major parts in other functions as well such as sleep and maintenance of hydration through out the body. Some of the chemicals are responsible for feelings of bonding with others and much of the feelings associated with love. I find that interesting that much of how we respond to others is based off of a chemical reaction with in our bodies. Granted our actions effect how the chemicals are released but still.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Is McCain a conservative?

This is my first stab at making a political cartoon, let me know what you think because I'd like to try and get some political cartoons published.
And one more thing, does anyone else get an uneasy feeling when he smiles? It makes me uncomfortable like he is hiding something and getting away with it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentines day

Yes that is my heart I am taping on. Some times I feel like I stop caring as a self defense, thanks Valentines day for reminding me of that that, sigh. On the bright side this is the first time I have attempted coloring the lines, does it look okay? I guess I just need to mess around with line coloring more to get the hang of it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Turtle Memory

Sometimes my memory just seems to be delayed for some reason. I don't know if you can tell as it wasn't drawn with much detail but the turtle is playing solitaire on the computer.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Book Thief

I just got done reading a book called "The Book Thief" Well actually I listened to it on audio book in my car while I delivered pizza. Rarely does a book bring up such emotion and reflects on life and love and passion for the art and literature.

The book from the perspective of Death is a look into the life of a small girl named Liesel who lives in Nazi Germany. It may seem strange to use a time period and place of such evil and yet by using art and literature Zusak is able to show that great goodness and humanity can exist in even the toughest of times.
The book in a way was a tragic one because of all the killing that went on in World War II but unlike other tragedies this book left me with a feeling of love for the characters and a sense of awe at the writing skill of Markus Zusak.
I discovered "The Book Thief because I read a different book by Zusak called "I am the messenger" which was also one of the best books I have ever read. I would highly recommend both of these books as they are pure works of art that show how beautiful life can be even in tough times.
Rarely do I see a movie where I leave it and feel wonderful feelings of emotion and when I do these often become my favorite movies. Even more rarely is when I read a book that does the same thing and "The Book Thief" is one of those books.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Hourly contest

I made this for the Hourly contest this year. Basically the rules are you make a comic strip about your life once every hour you are awake on Feb. 1. I started off making one with two panels and in the middle changed it to one panel per hour. It was fun but I am tired and going to bed. Oh here is the link to the Hourly comic challenge