Illustration Friday: Total
"Total." What to do, what to do, what to do. Draw a math problem? Cereal? A car getting smashed? I decided to do this... whatever the hell it is (60's album cover?) while watching Vertigo. I zoomed the PPC in at 4x, started with the profile eye (facing right) in the center, and just drew image after image, not looking at the whole thing until it was done. Can you find...
1) The Dalek?
2) The Satanic Sun?
3) The meaning of life (according to Douglas Adams)
4) Half of Bilbo Baggins' door?
5) General Zod trapped in the Phantom Zone?
Vertigo is a great movie. Not to question the master, but wouldn't it have been even better if the audience found out "what was going on" the same time Scotty did at the end, & not halfway through the picture? Also, as much of a honey as Kim Novak was back in the day, what in tarnation is up with the eyebrows? Is that what chicks did in the 50's? Shave off their eyebrows & re-draw them over half their skulls with a wide magic marker?
My old friend Carol is getting married in NJ tomorrow. I hope it stops sleeting & that they actually plow my street so we can go. She actually went so far as to say the kids could come, so we wouldn't have to go nuts trying to find a sitter. For that alone, she deserves a lifetime of happiness. (Sorry, I'm a guy- I never saw what the big deal was with not allowing kids. It's supposed to be a joyous ceremony- not a show that you videotape to bore the hell out of your family later.)
I've been playing the new Sam & Max games. The price is right & they're a lot of fun, however the Lucas Arts original was much better. ("That's no head, Max- it's one damned ugly time bomb!") I guess real time rendered 3d is a lot cheaper to do, so the cell-animated adventure games of yore are legends of the past. Sigh. I've also been working on False Idols for the first time since my hard drive crashed last year... I may actually finish it sometime! I also hope Mandy stops bouncing around and stays in bed- paranoid daddies can't sleep when their 3-year-olds wander around the apartment at 2am...
PS 10 points to whoever can point out the relevance in this week's lyrical title...