Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wayne Gallman - Clemson Running Back

Wayne Gallman (born October 1, 1994) is an American football running back for the Clemson Tigers. Gallman attended Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

John Wayne

John Wayne (Pencil Sketch on 9x12 Bristol Paper)

Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne and the nickname Duke, was an American actor, director, and producer.[1] An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.

Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California.
He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC) as a result of a bodysurfing accident.

[4]:63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he mostly appeared in small bit parts.
His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's lavish widescreen epic The Big Trail (1930),
which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre.

Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant mainstream star.
Wayne went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis says:
"John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage.
Eighty-three of his movies were Westerns, and in them he played cowboys,
cavalrymen, and unconquerable loners extracted from the Republic's central creation myth."

Wayne's other well-known Western roles include a cattleman
driving his herd north on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948),
a Civil War veteran whose young niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956),
and a troubled rancher competing with an Eastern lawyer for a woman's hand in marriage in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959),
and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance,
he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976).
He appeared with many important Hollywood stars of his era,
and his last public appearance was at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Will Muschamp (pencil sketch on smooth bristol paper)
William Larry Muschamp (born August 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach at South Carolina. He was the head coach at Florida from 2011 to 2014.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg (pencil on 9x12 smooth bristol paper)

(born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, businessman and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, releasing the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. Wahlberg later transitioned to acting, appearing in films such as the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical war comedy-drama Three Kings during the 1990s.

In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, the science-fiction film Planet of the Apes and the Martin Scorsese-directed neo-noir crime drama The Departed. In the 2010s, he starred in the action-comedy The Other Guys alongside Will Ferrell, the biographical sports drama The Fighter, the comedy Ted, the war film Lone Survivor and the science-fiction action film Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Wahlberg has also served as executive producer of four HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage (2004–11), the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire (2009–14), and the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America (2010–11) and Ballers (2015–present).

He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-stars in the reality TV series about it. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 29, 2010. Source: wikipedia

Friday, September 2, 2016

Kenny Baker R2D2 of Star Wars

RIP Kenny Baker 1934 - 2016
aka R2D2 in the Star Wars movies franchise.

2B pencil on smooth bristol paper.

Kenneth George "Kenny" Baker (24 August 1934 – 13 August 2016) was an English actor and musician. He was best known for portraying the character R2-D2 in the highly successful Star Wars science fiction movie franchise.
Source: Wikipedia