The Prince of Egypt? He Wish!

Imani is amused: “Ujima got a bit carried away in his pharaoh’s costume. ‘Come on to the party he said. It’ll be fun.’ Now he’s trying to lord it over folks like some third rate King Tut.”

Ujima is not amused: “Just to be clear, I’m not trying to be King Tut. I’m Ramses II, the Great. He was a great builder who created more monuments than any pharaoh in history, and a personal hero of mine”

A bit of holiday fun with Ujima as Ramses II and Imani as Nefertiti. Read More …

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Because I work with digital art it’s easy for me to get distracted. There’s always some new software, some new capabilities added, or some aspect of a program as yet unexplored. Worse yet is my interest in so many artistic styles and concepts. I do a lot of experimentation and preliminary work for images I’m working on or some bright idea I’d like to do in the future. Rather than let these images (I call them sketches) sit, I’ll be adding them to the site from now on so you all can see some of the process. The distractions have now been weaponized! Read More …

Zarafa: Animated Film Review

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon the animated film Zarafa but I’m glad that I did. Zarafa is a historical tale of a young African boy named Maki and his friend girl Soula. Maki escapes from slave traders and ends up befriending a giraffe (zarafa) and his family. This begins his adventure from Africa, through Western Asia, into Europe and back. He is helped along the way by an Arab adventurer named Hassan, a rather reluctant guardian but a man of principle. This is a French film. The version I saw is in French with English subtitles. There’s a version with English overdubs as well but I can’t attest to its quality as I haven’t seen it.

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