Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hello folks! Hope everyone had a splendid Easter Sunday! This was the first cold weather Easter I've seen in a while! I had to switch from a light raincoat to my heavy wool overcoat, and normally on Easter it's warm enough that I don't need any kind of overcoat! This year for Easter lunch I went with the pre-war look with my '30s suit and tie paired with my '50s does '30s Dobbs fedora. Though not from the pre-WWII era I couldn't pass up an opportunity to sport my grandpa's '50s-'60s era cufflinks and tie bar.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The movie extra
Close up of detail
Next I'd like to show another illustration I did. I was inspired by all those cartoony '30s-'40s era pin-up drawings that have been done and reproduced over the years so I decided to take a crack at it.
|"Boardwalk Beauty" Ain't she sweet?|
On the subject of cartoons, I had the opportunity of meeting animation legend Dan Haskett. A veteran of Hanna Barbera, Warner Brothers and Disney studios, he has been consistently working in the field since 1969 and has worked with many animation legends of the Golden Era. He currently works on Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo and is best known for his character design work on "The Little Mermaid". I was wearing some vintage garb I've posted before, so I need not bore you with repetition ha ha. It's too washed out by the fluorescent lights, but I'm pointing at Hasketts signature under some of my own sketches I drew during his lecture.
I have yet more vintage finds to talk about in the next post! Stay tuned!
Not exactly a recording I'm "obsessed" with, but it's the most recent music I've been listening to. "Street Piano Medley" recorded in 1909.