Thursday, September 3, 2009

Polynesian Dancer Man!

I went back to the Drawing Club tonight. Our model was dressed as a Polynesian dancer. The hot, humid weather and volcano-like ash particles adrift in the air certainly suited the Hawaiian theme.

Here are 2 sketches from the evening:

I also wanted to mention that I saw the latest Studio Ghibli film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea this past weekend. Like Miyazaki's masterpiece My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo is a film for kids, but it is so bizarre and charming that adult audiences will also be entertained enough.

Many of the visuals were breathtaking. As a marine biology enthusiast, I absolutely fell in love with the fantastic aquatic imagery. Look for animation of giant prehistoric fish and crustaceans, and a wide variety of oceanic fauna populating the magical seas in Ponyo. While Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea didn't quite reach the same level of excellence as Totoro, I highly recommend this film. Go see it!


carl said...

cool blog. nice meeting you at drawing club last night.
-carl - my sketchblog

ryan said...

Is there heroin at the end of his spear? looks like he's about to shoot up

Mike Moloney said...

HEY! i know that model, it's Ji! That guy is super nice. great drawings, I love the wash. I saw Ponyo the otherday, it's awesome, you brought up a lot of the things i thought about it.

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Thanks guys!

Mike--yep, I think that was the model's name...and he seemed like a really nice guy.

Carl--it was nice to meet you too. I guess I'll be seeing you @ the drawing club :)

Ryan--YES! He is totally shooting up.