Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"My mouth's bleeding, Bert! MY MOUTH'S BLEEDING!"

     Here's everyone's favorite accordion-playing policeman, Bert the cop!

     I always thought that Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie were named after the Bert and Ernie from "It's a Wonderful Life." But apparently the fact that they have the same names was just a coincidence. However, the film's deleted scene where Bert the cop expresses his love for pigeons and the word 'linoleum' makes me doubt this.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Hey Mr. Martini!! How 'bout some Wine?"

     Next up, from Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," the film's female lead, Mary Bailey, wonderfully played by Donna Reed.

     This Mary I chose to draw is from the scene where she and George are presenting the Martini family the keys to their new house in Bailey Park. Mary gives them bread, so their house will never know hunger. Salt, so their life will always have flavor. And wine, so joy and prosperity may reign forever.

Sweet stuff.

     I didn't get any of this when I bought my first home... just a bunch of paper work. I remember asking the lady at the Mortgage Office, "Where's my SALT, woman?!?"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Hot Dog!!!"

     Last December, I drew some characters from my favorite film of all time, "It's a Wonderful Life." This year, I thought it'd be fun to go ahead and draw some more. First up, the town druggist, Old Man Gower.

     Mr. Gower doesn't have just a whole lot of screen time in the film, and most of the time that we do see him, he's not very happy. I didn't think drawing a drunk and depressed Mr. Gower would really have the same spirit as the rest of these drawings, so I gave him a more cheerful disposition. Who knows, maybe this is how he looked before he received the earth-shattering news that his son had died, causing him to physically abuse his underage employee. 

     By the way, if I'm ever referred to as "Old Man Nate," I will be 100% okay with it.