Monday, November 18, 2013

Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas and...AAAAAAH!!!

It's about that time of year, when the leaves are on the ground, the trees are bare, and nights are early, dark and gloomy.  It's that middle of the way time, that some like to attribute to Thanksgiving (which is great, I like me some turkey), but others, others, like to think about what if?

It's about this time of year, when I start to think, maybe me and Tim Burton aren't so different after all.  The thing is, I had never had even a single inkling of combining holidays, but the moment I saw him do it, I had a sensation of AH-HA!!!  He's a creative genius in another league, but in some ways I feel he's kind of a kindred spirit--a man who sees that color and darkness can go hand-in-hand.

That's one of the reasons I think I enjoy his movie, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," so much.  I enjoyed it so much that I wrote a review of the movie on Squidoo.  If you want, please take a look at my take on how Tim Burton Mashes Holidays.

However, in the spirit of this 'tween holiday, that's not all I did to honor the movie.  Being that I love to draw, I also wrote a number of How-Tos on how to draw four of the main characters from the movie, in another Squidoo article.  If you'd like, please take a look at How To Draw Nightmare Before Christmas Characters.  The four characters include Jack Skellington, Zero, Oogie-Boogie and Sally.  I also went so far as to draw up my own holiday poster to demonstrate.

First, just the pencil

Second, in color

Also, as an update, you can now get any of my art on my Zazzle page on a t-shirt, poster, coffee mug or now it's even available on several different covers for electronic media, such as iPhone cases and laptop covers.  So, if you have some time, please check out Boneworld on Zazzle to see the latest products, and if something catches your eye, please feel free to buy it, or share it with a friend.  
Otherwise, all of my art is also available on my DeviantArt page, where you can also purchase anything you like as a print.  Check it out, take a note, and let me know in the comments what you think.  Thanks so much!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What's the Haps?!?

It's been quiet lately, so I thought I'd post something.  It hasn't been exactly quiet.  I've been busy on a few things that I wanted to post, but none of them were big enough to warrant a post of their own, so here they are all together.

From Squidoo, here's a review of my son's favorite show, as of late.  The show is called The Haunting Hour, and I guess you could call it sort of a Twilight Zone for children.  So, Grab Your Family, It Is the Haunting Hour.

Also from Squidoo, here's my very first recipe, and more than likely my last.  It's a quick and easy vegetarian alternative to the old burger and fries dinner, that has a bit of a spicy kick.  If you feel the urge, try my Black Bean Burger and Butter Basil Potatoes, and let me know what you think.

And finally, many people who know me, know I doodle quite a bit, but what motivates my doodling the most, is the slim possibility of some day delivering on an animated series that's been ruminating in the back of my mind for some time.  Well, let me introduce you to the main character of my series.  Please, in all his glory, take a look at Sword Six, an elite special forces soldier, carrying some emotional baggage, but equipped for any terrain, including no terrain at all.  You can check him out at my DeviantArt gallery, and if you like buy a print.

Or, if you like Sword Six, maybe you'd like to check him out on a t-shirt on my Zazzle page.  Sword Six on a Zazzle t-shirt.  I know, right!  It's such a thrill, I had to pick one up for myself.  I can't wait to wear it.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you've all been up to in the comments section.  Let me know about anything at all.  And, thanks for stopping by!