Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ninja Picky Gremlins

I'm about to start, already, the fourth week of my second semester back at school. Right now I'm in Elementary Spanish II and Multimedia (which is a class in Flash). I begin taking my other two classes, History of South Asia and Intro to American Cinema, on February 19th. Being back in school actually makes me feel kind of really stupid. I think it's the idea that the stuff I'm learning in my classes feels like stuff I should already know. Like I should already be fluent in Spanish, and be a wiz at Flash animation. That's obviously an idiotic thing to think, but for whatever reason, I can't shake it. I think that's just how it is, and how it will be. No matter how much I learn, I'll probably always feel like I should know more.

I think I posted before about how I've been watching a shitload of movies lately. Seriously devouring movies, via both the Avon Lake Public Library and Netflix. My Netflix queue has mostly been crammed with getting Zatoichi movies though, so... yeah. The library I use to get older, more common films that I've always wanted to see but for whatever reason never took the time or had the opportunity to actually watch. I'll post a comprehensive list this week, with accompanying comments if I can get them down. But yeah, fucking movies.

Here's some sketches:

Like I said, I've been watching a lot of Zatoichi movies, and they've all been really great. What really pulls at my heart strings about it is maybe that it's this grand epic giant idea that these dudes pulled off for years and years, and when they were done they had this giant catalog of content that all sort of exists together. It's not like James Bond where ten different dudes played the character and they keep "reinventing" him for brave new times every decade or so. I really like that.

I drew this while listening to a Radiolab podcast about some singles event they did in NY. It was about the science and chemistry of "love", hence the dopamine, norepinephrine, and oxytocin. Yay, burning buildings!

These were all the items I had with me when I was sketching at work.

1 comment:

MATT said...

Cool sketches! ZATOICHI, I've been buying and watching every Zatoichi movie and television episode I can get my hands on! Humor, action, drama. Its all there.