Category: movie

The Last Ride of Captain America

This is not a portrait of the superhero of the same name, but the name of Peter Fonda’s character in the wild movie “Easy Rider”. When I first saw this movie, it rattled my, at the time, right wing brain. I thought it was entertaining but full of hippy propaganda. But the older I got,…

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The Naked Merciless Force of General Ursus

Of all the Planet of the Ape movies, Beneath The Planet of the Apes is my favorite. It is totally off the charts! The best character is the gorilla General Ursus, played by the amazing James Gregory. His best scene is a speech he gives about the evils of humans, accumulating with the amazing line,…

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The Rise of the Italian Stallion

Rocky is one of the greatest boxing movies ever made! It was created by Sylvester Stallone and made him a superstar! I tried to capture the violence and chaos that happens in a boxing match, as well as emphasizing the destruction done to Rocky’s face from his opponent. His eyes are swollen shut, his jaw…

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The Coolness of Mr. Eastwood

Who is cooler than Clint Eastwood? Nobody. Nobody comes close. This image is from his classic, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.  He was cool as ice in that performance. The pencil started off rough, but it captured the attitude and pose I wanted. I never try for perfection in the pencil sketch, I…

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The Awakening of Travis Bickle

  One of my favorite movies is Taxi Driver. It’s amazing, and the main reason is the performance of Robert De Niro. This portrait is my attempt to pay homage to him and the movie. The title refers to the moment Travis realizes his mission and prepares himself to its undertaking. It is truly magic…

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