FINALLY got my first fish of the season, it’s only july and all….i went hunting the great catfish with my buddy matt yesterday behind the rock and roll hall off fame and we landed two…not very big, but they worked for the first….it only gets better from here. think i’m gonna try again friday…i’ll keep you picture posted.

BTW, i’m watching the today show this morning drinking my coffee, and their musical guest is shaggy, can i just tell you how bad shaggy sucks, he sucks like pitbull sucks…BAD.
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captain america number 172, what makes this comic great is the cover art by gil kane. there are other cool things going on with this book though….it features the “banshee”, i’m not sure if this is the first appearance of him, what i am sure of it makes this comic more valuable. the banshee became a member of the new x-men in x-men number 94 which i believe kane did the art for as well. what makes this cover work are fundamentals…a foreground, middle ground and a back ground. fore ground, the falcon with his arms up and positioned to lead your eye back (note standard kane with the view up the nose). then captain america with his arm pointing back to the banshee. then the bashnee, where your eye has been lead since it’s the most important element of this cover. notice how the banshee’s right arm extends forward, this leads your eye back to the falcon in the front which starts a visual loop, carrying you through the composition again and again, never leaving the page….brilliant.

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i did another one of my fish pieces last night. i’ve been doing them off and on now i think for 5 years…time flies when fish drawing. the rules to mine are they have to be native north american fish morphed with WWII aircraft…some have goldfish crackers and others have dr. seuss fish, i’m assuming the doc is from the states thats how i justify that. last night’s was both, a dr. seuss fish and a goldfish cracker. i made the seuss fish a german me 262 and the cracker is a british supermarine spitfire in a dog fight. see the piece HERE..it’s a lot longer than the scan makes it look, it’s almost 14″ in length.

i have a five person native north american fish show coming up in spring, you’ll know all about it when we get into 2016.

below are the actual planes my piece is based on.

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happy 4th of july! it’s our birthday and i have to admit, we, those of you reading this from the states, have one of the better countrys in the world. yet our freedoms are limited to a point, we do have many and i, we enjoy them every day. one freedom many aren’t free to join in on is the lack universal health care and affordable prescriptions, that is due to a FREE market, where if you can pull it off, you to can monopolize an industry and manipulate politicians. we also have basically a free southern boarder where folks from other country’s can cross and take advantage of our freedoms which we take for granted. i noticed when i was in sigapore a few years back they are stricter with their freedoms than we are, they actually can not crew gum while walking down the street, yet you’re FREE to go down any street anywhere in their country at any time of the day or night. on the other hand we can chew gum walking down the street, but there are many streets i would never be safe or FREE to walk down day or night. which freedom is better? the point to this whole entry isn’t any really, just pointing out some things…happy birthday USA feel FREE to blow up an m-80, if you were free to buy them.

new piece up in the original archive gallery

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so, i have a tooth that is sweet, and during my grocery store run a few days ago, which i seem to do every other day, i spotted the little debbie shelves. i generally prefer hostess but this banana pudding rolls caught my eye, i love the banana pudding action, and all rolled up i couldn’t resist. so it went home with me. i didn’t put any of the food away, i went for the milk and the little debbie’s. i have to say i was a little disappointed, not even close to enough pudding, they’re too sweet for my tooth, the cake roll and the frosting over power the banana pudding, so i have to say this is a thumbs down, buy at your own tooth’s risk. stick to the hostess ho ho’s, and cup cakes, you can never go wrong with those.

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forced perspective has been accepted to the “blue whiskey independent film festival”

from their web site….”The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival (BWiFF) is a not-for-profit organization based in the greater Chicagoland area. The festival seeks out bold and innovative filmmakers that utilize story elements in a new and exciting way, presenting character-driven independent cinema that is fueled by the filmmaker’s passion for the art without large studio support.

The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival will be presenting its 2015 festival from July 19 – 26 at the Star Cinema Grill in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In 2014, the festival exhibited over 30 films from around the globe that competed for a variety of awards that ranged in genre, production, performance and audience categories.”

more info HERE

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got a bunch of new stuff available like the piece below, i like drawing those feet, like the angel wiggling his big toe, feet and hands i dig drawing, anyway….check them all out in the original available gallery

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Tickets on sale now for Forced Perspective screening at @indyfilmfest. see june 20th update. Ticket and screening information available here: http://indyfilmfest.org/films/forced-perspective/
Screenings:
July 19th at 5:30pm at the Deboest Theater
July 24th at 1:30 pm at the Toby Theater
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well, nick cavalier, who did the documentary on me “forced perspective” (see june 20th update ) went and got all cavalier and had the art work for the movie tattooed on him. looks good nick, now let’s get started on “forced perspective II” so you have something for the other side.

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regarding yesterday’s post about blog readership. thanks for the emails, i got a few, so i don’t feel like i’m spitting in the wind anymore. i’ll keep trying to come up with stuff to write about…i think i’m gonna write about “little debbies” tomorrow….i know, edge of your seat and all.

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does anyone read this blog? let me know  info@derekhess.com

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