Friday, August 13, 2010

Illustration Friday: Stargazing



It's been awhile since I've participated in Illustration Friday. I missed last week's theme, "caged," but the theme for this week, "stargazing" seemed just as appropriate. So here's a little Zita the Spacegirl mini illustration I've been meaning to color for some time.

The Jail Comics will return Monday!

MOVIE RECOMMENDATION: Patrick Stewart plus David Tennant equals BEST HAMLET EVER. Anna and I started watching this last night and this version is an absolute blast. Stewart (who plays both Claudius and the ghost) is of course most famous for playing Federation Starship Captain Jean Luc Piccard, and Tennant (Hamlet) made his mark with his wonderfully manic portrayal of the Tenth Doctor. Watching them together in this film is a reminder that Shakespearian acting is what they were both weaned on.

(though of course this will forever be my favorite Patrick Stewart Performance)

9 comments:

Chris Chan said...

Sir Patrick Stewart's performance in that is now my second-favorite Sesame Street sketch that does not contain any recurring characters. This is my favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5121VjLwqZM&feature=fvsr

Jack Foster said...

Nice one Ben. I love your line work and style. I've gotta check out the rest of your stuff! Great character design!

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Jack Foster! Did you find this blog through Illustration Friday?

And thanks, Chris, for that Law and Order Alphabet Division. That's classic muppets!

k.h.whitaker said...

love this one, love the lines and the stars reflected on the helmet, nice touch

Ben Hatke said...

It's always so nice to see a new face in the combox! Thanks for the comment k.h. -I ought to do Illustration Friday more often!

Anna said...

It reminds me of everything I love about Zita S.



Anna

Shirley said...

Fantastic illo, Ben...and I'll have to catch up on your recommendation! Love Patrick Stewart!

Ray Ferguson said...

This looks fabulous!

Anna said...

Ray Ferguson! I bet you wandered over here from Illustration Friday. What a nice bunch it seems to draw from.