March 8, 2011
Favorite movie of the week: Bye Bye Monkey with Gerard Depardieu. Set in lower Manhattan in the early 80's, this movie is a weird combination of Andy of Mayberry, Fellini and Curious George. The scenes with the World Trade center are incredibly spooky and surreal... in retrospect.
Favorite book of the week: The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan-Harr. I guess I'm a sucker for any book about art. But the way this one was written, it was hard to put it down. I think the author's use of the declarative sentence is revealing.
Favorite Photoshop brush: The pastel brush! Would it be asking too much to dedicate a book entirely to this tool?
Today's picture is a scene from the forthcoming book 'The Dancing Clock', which I did the illustrations for.