Friday, March 17, 2017

Boris Karloff

Pencil Sketch of Boris Karloff
William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969),
better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor who was primarily known for his typecast roles in horror films that depicted the characters Frankenstein and The Mummy.
He portrayed Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), which resulted in his immense popularity. His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch, as well as the narrator, in the animated television special of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966).
Karloff guest starred in a 1966 TV episode of The Wild Wild West, "The Night of the Golden Cobra". He also had a memorable role in the original Scarface (1932). For his contribution to film and television, Boris Karloff was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes

Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ralph Waite

Pencil sketch of actor Ralph Waite.
Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared in many guest roles on numerous television series, lastly in a recurring role in NCIS as Jackson Gibbs, the father of Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

William Demarest

Pencil sketch of actor William Demarest (1892 – 1983) who played the character of uncle Charley on the TV sitcom "My Three Sons".

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Long John Silver Montage

"Treasure Island"

Sketch of characters Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins from the 1950 movie "Treasure Island"

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Actor George Clooney

Actor George Clooney - pencil sketch on bristol paper.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bill Paxton 1955-2017

Bill Paxton 1955-2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cooper and BaCall

Gary Cooper and Lauren BaCall in the 1950 movie classic, "Bright Leaf"

Bright Leaf is a 1950 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal.[1][2]
It is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Foster Fitz-Simons. The title comes from the type of tobacco grown in North Carolina after the American Civil War. The plot is loosely based on the rivalry of tobacco tycoons Washington Duke and John Harvey McElwee, according to Bright Leaves, a 2003 documentary by Ross McElwee.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Michelle Obama

Pencil sketch on smooth bristol paper - Former First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Arizona Senator John McCain

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politican who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee for the 2008 United States presidential election.
McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds have left him with lifelong physical limitations.
He retired from the Navy as a captain in 1981 and moved to Arizona, where he entered politics. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, McCain served two terms. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986, winning re-election easily five times, most recently in 2016. While generally adhering to conservative principles, McCain at times has had a media reputation as a "maverick" for his willingness to disagree with his party on certain issues. After being investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as a member of the Keating Five, he made campaign finance reform one of his signature concerns, eventually gaining passage of the McCain–Feingold Act in 2002. He is also known for his work in the 1990s to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief that the Iraq War should have been fought to a successful conclusion. McCain has chaired the Senate Commerce Committee, opposed spending that he considered to be pork barrel, and played a key role in alleviating a crisis over judicial nominations with the bi-partisan group known as the Gang of 14.
McCain ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but lost a heated primary season contest to George W. Bush. He secured the nomination in 2008 after coming back from early reversals, but was defeated by Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the general election, losing by a 365–173 electoral college margin and by 53–46% in the popular vote. He subsequently adopted more orthodox conservative stances and attitudes and largely opposed actions of the Obama administration, especially in regard to foreign policy matters. By 2013, however, he had become a key figure in the Senate for negotiating deals on certain issues in an otherwise partisan environment. In 2015, McCain became chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Richard Boone

Richard Boone (pencil sketch on bristol paper)
Richard Allen Boone (18 June 1917 – 10 January 1981) was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns and for the TV series Have Gun – Will Travel. Source: Wikipedia

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Conrad Bain

Happy Birthday, actor Conrad Bain. Born February 4, 1923

Conrad Stafford Bain was a Canadian-American actor. His television credits include a leading role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and as Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude. Wikipedia
Born: February 4, 1923, Lethbridge, Canada
Died: January 14, 2013, Livermore, CA

Conrad Bain - Pencil sketch on bristol paper.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bobby Bowden

"Bobby Bowden"
November 8, 1929 (age 87 years), Birmingham, AL
is a retired American football coach. He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from the 1976 to 2009 seasons.
Source: Wikipedia

Monday, January 30, 2017

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes. Source: Wikipedia

Born: February 27, 1934 (age 82 years), Winsted, Winchester, CT

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gene Cernan - Apollo 17 Astronaut

"Gene" Cernan (1934 - 2017)
On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person, and most recent man, to walk on the Moon, since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission's third and final extravehicular activity (EVA).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sir Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness - Pencil sketch on Vellum Bristol Paper.

(2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters. He is also known for his six collaborations with David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor), Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). He is also known for his portrayal of Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy, receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Guinness was one of three major British actors, along with Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, who successfully made the transition from Shakespearean theatre in their home country to Hollywood blockbusters immediately after the Second World War. He also won a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, and a Tony Award, as well as an Academy Award. In 1959, he was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to the arts. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement in 1980, and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia