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by metsfan
August 10th, 2007, 3:18 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

Great caricature, Danny. You are a self taught professional. Thanks for the advice! MissG, you can try taking a picture of your drawings and post them here. The other day I went crazy with a charcoal pencil and did two quick sketches of Conrad Veidt. It's fun to use but if you mess up, there's no tu...
by metsfan
August 6th, 2007, 4:08 am
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

Danny, I come in here to ask for tips on portraits and once again I'm left in awe of your work. Amazing as always! Thanks for sharing those two great stars with us. Glad you discovered the one and only man of a thousand faces. I've been drawing as of late and still haven't grasped the idea of seeing...
by metsfan
June 9th, 2007, 2:01 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: the Cliff Roberston scandal
Replies: 4
Views: 11876

Thanks for the review, Mike. I saw a discussion with the author on tv and it really got me interested in the book. Mr. Bogdanovich seemed genuine in his conversation which makes the book more plausible.
by metsfan
June 7th, 2007, 4:50 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: WHO ARE YOUR TOP 50 FAVORITES?
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

This was very difficult and I'm sure there's many favorites I left out(mainly the actors), but here's my list in no particular order: 1. Conrad Veidt 2. Don Ameche 3. Lon Chaney 4. Vincent Price 5. Ricardo Montalban 6. Jose Ferrer 7. Burt Lancaster 8. Cesar Romero 9. Boris Karloff 10. Bela Lugosi 11...
by metsfan
June 7th, 2007, 3:25 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Buster Keaton
Replies: 21
Views: 5411

You all might want to check out these sites: http://www.tcf.ua.edu/courses/Jbutler/T112/Keaton.htm http://www.fathom.com/course/10701030/session1.html http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990806.stories.html http://www.geocities.com/~oldbrit/busterindex.htm http://www.old-picture.com/america...
by metsfan
May 25th, 2007, 1:35 am
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Not yet on DVD but should be
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

I'll look for it, thanks!
by metsfan
May 25th, 2007, 1:34 am
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

More amazing pieces of work Danny! I'm speechless with your capability for highlighting and shading. I would have gotten an ulcer already with all the small details on the clothes in that baby picture. Maybe I'll get back into drawing and try out some portraits. Thanks for the inspiration!
by metsfan
May 25th, 2007, 1:21 am
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: NEVILLE, BRAND; A VERY SCAREY MAN (SOMETIMES)
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

I'm glad TCM will air "Mohawk" on June 11 and D.O.A. July 6th. I only pray they're not taken out last minute.
by metsfan
May 15th, 2007, 3:30 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

The only wood work I've done is making small scale weapons out of popsicle sticks. lol I'm fascinated with martial arts weapons so I made a few of these out of boredom and painted them.
by metsfan
May 15th, 2007, 3:19 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Funny Ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

I guess we can add Katharine Hepburn and Doris Day on that list because they could be silly when they wanted to. I've always enjoyed watching these comedians: Lucille Ball Carol Burnett Imogene Coca Lily Tomlin TV show comedians: Estelle Getty as "Sophia Petrillo" on Golden Girls. Vicki Lawrence as ...
by metsfan
May 15th, 2007, 3:04 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Barrymore
Replies: 24
Views: 5230

I just ordered "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on VHS and mostly because of this description. "Atmospheric and truly macabre, this surprisingly contemporary horror classic is famous for the way John Barrymore, with minimal makeup, used only facial distortion to transform himself. He was so successful that...
by metsfan
May 15th, 2007, 2:57 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Orson Welles films, et.al.
Replies: 20
Views: 4073

For those that dislike his films, I suggest you watch the easier dramas of his younger days. "Tomorrow Is Forever" and "Jane Eyre" are spectacular films you might enjoy. His characters are somewhat vulnerable and sympathetic.
by metsfan
May 15th, 2007, 1:13 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

I haven't done pottery since ceramics class in highscool but sometimes I'll do clay figures at home and break them all up again. Molding clay is harder than natural clay, so it gets frustrating sometimes for pinch contruction. It would be nice to have a large slab of clay on a large table to try mak...
by metsfan
May 10th, 2007, 12:18 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Rudolph Valentino Desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 14752

Pktrekgirl, you've captured the mysticism of Valentino in those desktops. Thanks for sharing them!
by metsfan
May 10th, 2007, 12:15 pm
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 83833

Sorry I had not seen this thread before but I must say your work is excellent, Danny. You're able to capture reflections in the subject's eyes and they look so lifelike. I admire all of you that can draw people because I've tried a few times and haven't been successful. Animals are my main subject w...