Continuing with our “Game of Thrones” run, we have Emilia Clarke as everyone’s favorite buck-nekkid mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. There seems to be a distinct lack of buck-nekkidness on the part of Ms. Clarke this season… must be a benefit of either being the ruler of an army of the Unsullied or negotiating a better television contract.
I know I promised a run of “Game of Thrones” caricatures, but I’m going to interrupt that series just for this week to show two more rough sketches that are part of my new limited edition print, which debuts here tomorrow. Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Basil Rathbone:
Be sure and check back here tomorrow to see the entire limited edition print!
I’m going to start a series of sketches of the cast of “Game of Thrones”, starting this week with Lena Headey as Cersei Barathonen. I have already done a couple of cast members:
I may redo them, though. Especially the one of Maisie Williams. For now I’ll do other characters.
Whoops, I was supposed to have posted this yesterday. Ah well… Here’s another actor from the series “House of Cards”, Robin Wright. I must say she plays a deliciously creepy and evil woman on this show.
Took a breather from work the other day to catch the last episode of “True Detective”, which inspired this week’s sketch of Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey. That show was dark, but riveting. You could tell he was still very much down in weight from his filming of “Dallas Buyers Club” when this series was shot, but he started looking healthier as it went on.
The Lovely Anna and I have been watching the Netflix series “House of Cards” and I have to say that is one TV show that can still surprise me on a regular basis. It took a few episodes to gather steam in season one, but once it got there it never lost momentum. The above is my take on star Kevin Spacey.
The format of the show, with an entire season being released all at once, is very interesting.” Binge-watching” is the new catchphrase around the water cooler these days, but considering how long it takes these elaborate series to be shot and produced, is it a good or bad way to go? Traditionally having a weekly episode allows for a TV series to stay relevant and in the public interest for many months, and then gives the creative teams time to produce a new season as the current unfolds. So, you at most have to wait a few months for the next season to begin. Here you can watch a whole 13 episode season in one weekend if you want, but then what? It might be a whole year before new episodes. I guess there are pros and cons.
Anyway, it’s a great show. I might do a series of SotW caricatures of the cast. Robin Wright is a particularity tempting subject.
Spring training is underway for Major League Baseball, and all pro ballplayers are showing up at their teams spring training facilities to get ready for the 2014 season… well, not his guy. Alex Rodriguez is serving a 162 game suspension for the use of banned performance enhancing substances and obstructing the investigation of such. He actually could attend spring training under the terms of his suspension, but he’s staying home. Must have run out of “the cream” and “the clear”, and he’ll just concentrate on “the remote” this summer.