Excerpt from the episode “Vincent and the Doctor” (S05E10) – Doctor Who.
The Doctor: In a hundred words, where do you think van Gogh rates in the history of art?
Dr. Black: Big question, but… to me, van Gogh is the finest painter of them all; certainly the most popular great painter of all time; the most beloved; his command of colour the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world… no one had ever done it before… Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.
This is honestly one of the most beautiful works of art in television history. I get choked up every time I watch it. Amazing! Splendid!
What have I done since we moved? I left!!
I went to New Orleans with my two friends, Trisha and April. We stayed over night and took TONS of video of pictures. It was an amazing trip for me because I’ve never been to New Orleans. We went to the Cats Meow on Bourbon Street because I absolutely LOVE karaoke. It was great. I created a video of some of the photography portion of the trip. Here it is!!
“…to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all.Certainly, the most popular, great painter of all time, the most beloved. His command of color the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty.Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world…no one had ever done it before. Perhaps, no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.” - [x]
So, the wonderful criscoz commented on my tank girl WIP that he’d love it if I cartoonized him, but I read it wrong and I thought he said water colour. So. This happened! I haven’t worked with water colour in ages (obviously), and skin tones are just like whaaaaaat, so it’s not the best, but still, woo!
Here’s a close up photo of the sunflower painting I did for my wife for Christmas (You can view it in a higher resolution if you actually view it on my tumblr page…follow me while you’re at it!). I worked pretty hard and spent about 4 hours on it. I tried to be detailed, but after 4 hours my hands got a little shaky during the white highlighting process lol. I’m really, really happy they did, though. I hate for things to look perfect.
I’d love to know your thoughts. I work well with criticism.
-Crisco M. Zills
Ok, here’s my idea.
I have been playing three games lately. The Sims 3, GTA4/Ballad of Gay Tony, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. I am so disappointed that the gaming world has not created a game that is a mixture of these three games. I LOVE all of them, but in The Sims, I would like to be able to actually drive around town, have conversations with people and actually understand them, shoot people or run them over, and have a storyline to follow. In COD, I would like to be able to interact with people in other ways than just war, kill, dive, camp, shoot, defuse, and call in a chopper.
In GTA, I would enjoy it more if I could pick which houses I want to buy, ‘move’ the family out and start a scenario in taking care of any ‘question askers’, design the interior of the house or maybe even design my own from the ground up, and I’d like all the building to be accessible and be able to take damage. The biggest thing is, I’d like to design my own character like in the Sims. Male or Female. Make everything adjustable on the body down to the tiniest detail. Maybe have several different voices and be able to adjust the pitches of them. Also have a big list of names to pick from, that way the names can be used in the game storylines and also have more people to interact with and let it be my decision who and what paths I take with them.
Why has a game like this not been made yet???? Honestly, I would be ok with a game designer STEALING this idea and running with it. I’d buy the game. I’m sure millions of other people would, too.
GET TO IT.