Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More DS Sketches

I am loving my Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, it is contagious. Abbie and Alissa have both been requesting more 1-on-1 time with my dear DS. Alissa plays Brain Age and occasionally Mario Kart, while Abbie plays Mario Kart or paints in Colors!, which is what I originally got the DS for.

Can you tell which paintings are hers? I am immensely proud of her. The simplified digital painting is non-messy, which I like...

I posted all my stuff to the Colors! Gallery, my work linked here.

We just got back from the 3-week long vacation in PA with Alissa's family. It was fun, hot, and nice to just be able to relax. The kids love running around the spacious yard and open toolshed!

As Alissa would tell you, I like to go to movies when I'm on vacation. Here's the quick breakdown:

Incredible Hulk - Great film. Some of the CG needed to be re-evaluated, though, as well as the bizarre airbrushed muscles on the soldier dude.

Iron Man - I saw it for the 3rd and 4th times with brothers-in-law. Need I say more?

Hellboy II - Not sure what to expect, but I liked Pan's Labyrinth. Hellboy was excellent. It didn't take itself too seriously, had some witty humor and good effects.

Dark Knight - Had enough comic book movies? No, not really. This one was as great as the hype. Probably one of the best films I've seen in a while. We actually had to watch this one twice, as the first showing (midnight) had a reel put together wrong (skipping the middle 1/3 of the film!), but it was worth it.

Wanted - Pretty good show. Some wicked action sequences, but I wish there were more of them. Still worth your money, though!

I still need to see the new Indiana Jones movie, and Prince Caspian.


Alissa said...

i think everyone needs to wager a guess as to how many movies i watched on our "vacation"...

Brian said...

Wow man, that's a lot of flicks...

So far this summer I've peeped Iron Man, Get Smart, Wall-E and Dark Knight.

Still want to see Hulk, Indy, Panda, Caspian and Hellboy.

Sounds like Matt relaxed at least.