Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 5 Reinventions of Sherlock Holmes

"I am awesome."

If you already know me enough, you know Sherlock Holmes is my most favorite fictional character since I was a kid.  The greatest detective in fiction charmed me greatly.  And I’m not the only one.  Plenty of people out there who encountered Sherlock Holmes became passionate devotees of the literary icon.  These fans even wrote their own original Holmes adventures.  There are countless stories out there starring the legendary detective that were not penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Aside from books and short stories, there are also plenty of Sherlock Holmes films already made through the years.  As an icon, he was already depicted many times by media.  Heck, he even teamed-up with Batman one time!  

However, I am a bit wary of encountering Sherlock Holmes adventures that are not written by Conan Doyle.  Though some succeeded in delivering the “original feel” of the character, I found that it’s still not the same thing as the original adventures.  

Nonetheless, there are those who totally stopped trying to completely mimic Conan Doyle but instead reinvented and reinterpreted the character.  Not all were that awesome.  But there were some that I found fresh and lovable in their own original way.

Again, as I’ve mentioned, I am limited to exposure to Sherlock Holmes material that are not Conan Doyle’s.  That’s why this is only a top 5, since, honestly, I only can think of 5 that I really like.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Clean Graffiti / Reverse Graffiti Project :)

 Wow, it's been a long time since I haven't been able to update the blog with something artistic. Hahaha! I'm sorry that I have been busy with medical stuff (ironic) hahaha

Anyway, this post is all about ingenuity and the innovative minds of some artists, who not only creatively conceptualized the process of this type of art but also the double purpose why they are doing it.

What is "Clean Graffiti" or "Reverse Graffiti?"
Now as I understood it, it is actually a campaign to create art by cleaning our polluted/ dirty environment.
Yup... Sad to say not all people appreciate the original style of graffiti which we all know-- painting on walls and other surfaces. Some find it "dirty" and do not really acknowledge it as a form of art.

Sad to say most of these people who abhor this "dirty" art do not equally do anything to clean the environment at all. And the ones whom they accuse of polluting the streets are actually also the ones creatively innovating a way to make art to "clean."

Here are some of my favorite photos of Clean Graffiti or Reverse Graffiti projects done by unique responsible artists.

With some bleach and water and some scrubbing... 

pretty simple pattens made... i think by the looks of this one it is done with a stencil...

Kill all those germs... Death by Clean Graffiti... brought to you by this man doing it in a subway...

Environment friendly graffiti? Why not?

 Does it really take a genius to make our environment clean and actually be pleasing and refresshing to the eye?

Anyone can actually do this..

Some stencils... water spray... brush... and even some bleach...

Calling all artists! ^__^

Hmmm... all these photos were taken outside the Philippines...
I wonder if there are already campaigns such as these here. I myself would want to start one or support one starting here in Cebu. :)

Til next time art lovers! Mwah!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Top 10 TV Shows Based On Movies

Sometimes, when producers need a new concept for a new TV series, they turn to existing material.  And what more feasible material there can be than proven and successful popular movies.  Sometimes the TV shows turns out to be as great as the movie.  Sometimes the TV show even receives more success than what the movie received.  

As the title suggests, this is a list of TV shows that were based from movies.  So, as usual, my top 10 are after the jump…
Don't be surprised if animated series make up most of the list