May 21, 2009

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Sherlock Hound – Hayao Miyazaki – Kyosuke Mikuriya

wow look at this, youtube has full episodes of the Sherlock Hound animation.

I have yet to see this, it has been on my “to watch” list, it sure is nice to know they are available online.

There have 26 episodes from season 1

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Jul 20, 2008

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Battlestar Galactica Viper

In addition to sketching and learning techniques to improve what I do, I have also started to follow a tutorial to create a 3D model of one of my favorite spaceships, a Battlestar Galactica Viper.

Below is my work in progress.

There is still a bit more to do, but at least it is starting to take shape.

If you have not had a chance to watch this show I recommend it. We started by renting the series via Netflix and eventually moved to watch it online, we also purchased a couple episodes via Unbox service.

One of these days we will add the DVD sets to our collection.

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May 28, 2008

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Sometimes all we need is for us to see someone else demonstrate passion, in order to get us on track with our own discoveries.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

The first audition I got to see of Britain’s Got Talent 2008 was that of Faryl Smith, a 12 year old girl who sang Ave Maria. I must confess that when I heard how she sang the song I got a little teary eye.
The following link contains information about her, you can also look for her and the other two individuals mentioned in

The second audition was that of Madonna Decena, a singer from the Philippines. I thought she did an excellent audition as well, like Faryl I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. This song didn’t have the same impact as the first. Faryl’s presentation was amazing.

The last audition that I saw was that of Dean Wilson. I know some people love to hate Simon Cowell, but he seems to brings perspective to the situation. In this particular audition I think that the reason why he said he didn’t like the song was because it didn’t appear that Dean was performing with the passion that was needed. I have watched the audition various times and you can definitely tell the second time around there was a lot more passion and conviction.

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Feb 3, 2008

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Comet San, Heidi and Hayao Miyazaki

What shows did you watch when you were a kid?

When I was a little kid one of my favorites shows was “Señorita Cometa” A japanese program dubbed into Spanish, I really liked the little dragon.

Comet San

The reason why I mentioned this, is because aside of this show, I used to watch a cartoon with my sister. Heidi, Girl of the Alps.

Heidi Girl of the Alps

So here we are many years later and I recently found out that Hayao Miyazaki worked on scene design and layout for this show.

Hayao Miyazaki has been one of our recent discoveries. Initially encountered the name when I was researching sketching/animation information (he is highly admired by many artists), so we decided to rent a movie or two and now we know why.

Just a few days ago we watched Porco Rosso, it was great. If you ever get a chance rent some of his movies, they are excellent.

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