Sunday, July 24, 2016

Desolate Forest

An Aztec warrior dressed in jaguar hide while out scouting the dense and native jungles of Tikal, Guatemala.

My third original Photoshop composition devised with my dad's assistance

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Haunted Kingdom

This is my second photoshop composition.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Shakespeare First Folio Show

A drawing I did of Shakespeare when I was 9 years old.

Expressions by Shakespeare we still use today

You could write what you liked about Shakespeare and leave it behind

I wrote out what makes Shakespeare stand out for me.

First Folio-The Tempest
Actual First Folio of Shakespeare

I am a real fan of William Shakespeare and first heard about him from my teacher Ms. Merrill in 3rd grade. I got to be the narrator of our class play Midsummer Night's Dream and dressed like him for Halloween two years later. To graduate from 8th grade I had to give a presentation and began my talk with a quote from my hero.  I went to the First Folio Show at the San Diego Public Library and got to see his actual book of plays and amazing costumes by the Old Globe. This Summer I am reading Ian Doescher's book series because I love Shakespeare and Star Wars. They are fantastic as Star Wars is retold in the style of the Bard of Avon. I am already reading the second book The Empire Striketh Back-there are great illustrations too by Nicolas Delort. I believe the things Shakespeare talked about in his plays matters and teaches us about our lives today.

Best phrases in the Star Wars saga (with Shakespearean Quotations I invented to mere the text.):

Episode I: "There's always a bigger fish."-[Qui-Gon Jinn]
(Fear not, thou friend! A bigger fish is hither and thither!"

Episode II: "Machines making machines. How perverse."
Later; "It's a nightmare!"-[C-3PO]
(What perverse sight awaits my eyes! Machines making machines. Why, 'tis a nightmare!"

Episode III: "Do not underestimate my power!"-[Anakin Skywalker]
(No man shall underestimate my powers so essential!)

Episode VI: "That's no moon, it's a space station."-[Obi-Wan Kenobi]
('Tis not a moon my noble friend. A space station awaits thou eyes.)

Episode V: "I am your father!"-[Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker)]
(Your father stands before you now!)

Episode VI: "IT'S A TRAP!"-[Admiral Ackbar]
(The demons have released a trap upon us!)

Episode VII: "Your a monster!"-[Rey]
(Thee enemy is a wicked monster sent by the devil!)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

My 8th grade graduation

Recent Drawings

Anakin Skywalker giving out a toast with Dark Guinness.

Adult Santiago R. Lopez and his pet hawk, Davy Crocket.
A Jawa and Tusken Raider unmasked.