Thursday, December 29, 2016

ART SHARE

Welcome, here is the final lifestyle / fashion sketch I'm calling "Bon Voyage for 2017". This was a great first season of Watch Me Draw videos and I will continue to do more so stay tuned. You can watch this video here WATCH ME DRAW #12 . Also have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas Celebration

Welcome, and from us at Able Abe Studios we wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Welcome, in the spirit of the season I worked up a little sketchbook sketch I am calling "Here's to the Holidays". To see me draw this sketch follow the link WATCH ME DRAW #11 I hope the seasons spirit is with you and those you love. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Able Abe Studios. Enjoy!  


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Saturday, December 17, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #31



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MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #55


A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated. Written by Aymanati  (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

GREENROOM is written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and produced by Neil Kopp & Victor Moyers. For me this was one of those films I heard good things about before even seeing the trailer. Upon seeing the trailer I got a better idea of what this film was going to bring to the table. Then to finally get to see it, man I was tense as fuck. This indeed was or is the type of film I enjoy “the who is going to survive” type that well, could happen to just about anyone given the right situation. Obviously the setting the of this film to me added to the intense drama as a skinhead club/bar would not be a place you’d find my black ass, but hey to each their own. I also thought the performance of Anton Yelchin (Pat) and Patrick Stewart (Darcy) was incredibly believable. So as for GREENROOM I give it 4 stars as an extremely entertaining film.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

ART SHARE

Welcome, here is another fashion / lifestyle sketch that I worked on and I'm calling it "Homecoming". If you'd like to see me working on this sketch check out this link to WATCH ME DRAW #10 . Enjoy!


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Saturday, December 10, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #30



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MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #54


Joy has always been fascinated by creating things; This pursuit was always supported emotionally by her maternal grandmother, Mimi. Joy feels that lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she came up with years ago but could not act upon manufacturing. Despite being broke, Joy is the person in her extended family to whom everyone has always turned, in the process forgoing her own life, including not having attended college to help see her parents through their divorce. She works in an unsatisfying job as an Eastern Airlines ticket clerk; and lives with her mother Terry who spends all day in bed watching soap operas; her ex-husband Tony, a less than successful aspiring Latino Tom Jones wannabe; and their two children. Added to this mix is her father Rudy, the owner of a failing heavy-duty garage, which is managed by Joy's older half-sister Peggy, with whom she has somewhat of a strained relationship, and for which Joy does the books. Sharon, Rudy's latest ... Written by Huggo  (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

JOY is directed by David O. Russell, written by David O. Russell & Annie Mumolo, produced by John Davis, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, & Ken Mok. Being familiar with the body of work of David O. Russell I have grown to like his sensibilities as a film director. I have enjoy his comedic themes and stories as well as his flair for the dramatic which could clearly been seen in SILVERLINGS PLAYBOOK. So when I heard he had directed another film entitled JOY based on a true story using just about the same cast I knew at some point I’d have to see that film. Since watching the film I film much like I do when I see films based on reality which is I’d rather not have know as for some reason stories based on real life lack the “magic” as a viewer that fiction films carry. I know that is a strange critique, but I have felt this way about even the best films based on real life. Anyway, I also felt this film lacked the quirky comedic genius of FLIRTING WITH DISASTER or even SILVERLINGS PLAYBOOK, which I love from David O. Russell. The story is definitely an uplifting tale and I love that also each actor in the cast does great work. So for JOY I give it 4 stars.





Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Welcome, here is another fashion / lifestyle sketch I'm calling "Beach getaway". Enjoy 


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND # 29





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NETFLIX & CHILL #53


When drug violence worsens on the USA Mexico border, the FBI sends an idealistic agent, Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) on a mission to eradicate a drug cartel responsible for a bomb that had killed members of her team. Written by Gusde (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

SCIARIO is directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Taylor Sheridan, and produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, and Molly Smith.  This a film that when seeing the trailer seemed confusing and hard to say what the story was about, but at the same time it was totally engaging and made me want to see it. The fact that Benicio Del Toro was in it also made it a film I needed to see. Yet as I crossed my fingers, that it would be nothing like the film SAVAGES I continued to seek it out. My hope was confirmed as the actual film was entertaining and held my attention throughout. I think the way the viewer was given just enough information to understand the premise helped the unfolding of the story that much more riveting. In the end the film in my opinion has the elements in the story that stick with you yet I wouldn’t call it an Oscar level film, but definitely a film I won’t soon forget. So for SCIARIO I give it 3 ½ stars, hey why not 4.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Welcome, here is another fashion / lifestyle portriat art share I'm calling this one "The Queen". Enjoy


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #28





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NETFLIX & CHILL #53


After an outlaw unknowingly leads a band of cannibalistic Troglodytes into the peaceful western town of Bright Hope, the monsters kidnap several settlers, including the wife of a local rancher. Despite his injured leg the rancher joins a small rescue party with the sheriff, his aging deputy and a strong-willed gunslinger. What follows is a journey into hell on earth as the posse comes to realize it is up against a foe whose savagery knows no bounds. The film takes place in the mid 1800's around the border of what is now Texas and New Mexico. Written by Anonymous (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database).

BONE TOMAHAWK is written & directed by S. Craig Zahler, and produced by Jack Heller and  Dallas Sonnier. As a film goer and film connoisseur I miss the days where a good western would take you on a journey through the wild west. Upon finding BONE TOMAHAWK on Netflix I had high hopes for this film and a rebirth of the genre. As I began to watch and see the characters set off on their journey of rescue of the damsel in distress I started to see elements that reminded me of why I love a good western. At a certain point though the story fell flat as the story took on a twist that for me lacked the reasoning or even back-story to help me suspend my disbelief and stick with the story till its end. I appreciate the attempt to tell a pulpy old western story, but for me connection to characters and the story lacked what I love about other westerns like The Wild Bunch, The Good, the Bad, and Ugly, or even Unforgiven. So for BONE TOMAHAWK I give it 3 stars. 



Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Welcome, here is another lifestyle / fashion sketchbook sketch I'm calling "Guess who's looking now". To see me work this sketch follow the link WATCH ME DRAW #7   ...Enjoy!


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Saturday, November 12, 2016

HERES TO THE WEEKEND #27



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NETFLIX & CHILL #52


After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

CHI – RAQ is directed by Spike Lee, written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, and produced by Spike Lee. As a fan of Spike Lee, his films and method of telling a story I find sometimes his stance on things has to be taken with a grain of salt. Whether it is a political stance or just his point of view on certain issues I find somehow these elements always leak out into his films. I’m not saying it is a good thing or a bad thing it is just an observation after having seen almost all of his films. That said CHI – RAQ is a film modeled after the play called Lysisrtata and how a group of women used their bodies to stop a war. Having known that cued me into why the dialogue was done in a sing songy poetic nature. For me at first that was a little jarring, but as I settled in it seemed to make sense. I found CHI – RAQ to be entertaining, but at a certain point I just kind of lost interest as it began to take on the absurd and outrageous and I kind of wanted to see the story told in a real way without all the metaphor and unrealistic take on a real matter. Overall not my favorite Spike Lee film, but still entertaining so I give CHI – RAQ 3 stars



Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Welcome, here is another fashion / lifestyle sketch I'm calling "Beachside meeting". Enjoy


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Saturday, November 5, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #26





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NETFLIX & CHILL #51


A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr. White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes, written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Jez Butterworth, and produced by Barbara Broccoli. As long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of the 007 James Bond series. I practically grew up watching theme from likes of Sean Connery and Roger Moore my roots grow deep. Now the recent continuation of the series with Daniel Craig maybe I’ve out grown the love for 007. This film in particular to me didn’t carry the attraction it used to, maybe the fact that I already know that James is going to make it out alive and get the girl. In that case it is more about switching up the story rather than the character himself. I like that James is so stylish and a bit of a rebel at times as well as his 100% commitment to his job. We seen him show some vulnerability, but never to the point where he seems flawed or have any kind of weakness. This to me is where I’d like to see some development. I do understand that in the reality of the James Bond universe if he was to have any real weakness he’d probably be dead already. So I get it, I’m just ready to see some vulnerability so can suspend my disbelief and really feel like the danger James faces could really be his end. So as for SPECTRE I give it 3 stars.



Thursday, November 3, 2016

ART SHARE "Sealing the deal"

Welcome, here is another fashion lifestyle storytelling sketch I am calling "Sealing the deal". Enjoy! 


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WATCH ME DRAW #5



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Saturday, October 29, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #25

NETFLIX & CHILL #51


Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

FOXCATCHER is directed by Bennett Miller, written by E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman, and produced by Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik & Bennett Miller.   As this was a movie that I had lived through the true story playing out in the news and media, yet not familiar with the entire story when I found out they were making the film there was some interest in seeing it. Playing the lead role was a completely transformed Steve Carell, which was another draw to this film. Upon watching the film, I felt it had a slow and methodical pace that spoke to the way things unfolded in real life. Having known the final out come of this story made it difficult to fully enjoy the film in that I ended up watching and waiting for the climatic ending to happen rather than being lost in the events that lead to it. So for FOXCATHER I give it 3 stars. 



Thursday, October 27, 2016

ART SHARE "Getting hands on"

Welcome, here is a little storytelling lifestyle piece I'm calling "Getting hands on". To see me draw this sketch check out WATCH ME DRAW #1. Enjoy! 


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #24





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NETFLIX & CHILL #50


As tragedy strikes him in his prime, famed boxer, Billy Hope, begins to fall into a great depression. Once the decision regarding the custody of his daughter is under question, Billy decides to get his life back on track by getting back into the ring. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

SOUTHPAW is directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by Kurt Sutter, and produced by Todd Black. I was definitely looking forward to this film hearing it was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The previews told just enough the cast seemed right, but some how and in some way this movie didn’t deliver in the way I thought it would. I mean maybe I’m still stuck on the ROCKY films, but SOUTHPAW was too much of a reflection of that for me to view it as a story that was wholly original. I had a friend mention that SOUTHPAW wasn’t as emotional sentimental as the ROCKY films, but I disagree in that in the same way the main character was fighting for his life the boxer in this film was fighting for his. I guess in the end I’m ready for a story of a fighter to tell a different story and for it to stray away from the main character playing underdog metaphor, which is what I thought this was going to be. So for SOUTHPAW I give it 3 stars.



Thursday, October 20, 2016

ART SHARE "Got an eye on you"

Welcome, in today post I share with you a fashion / lifestyle sketch I'm calling "Got an eye on you". Enjoy!


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

NETFLIX & CHILL #48


Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget. Written by Muse Productions (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

SPRING BREAKERS is written and directed by Harmony Korine, produced by Charles – Marie Anthonioz, Jordan Gerther, Chris Hanely and David Zander. This film caught a lot of buzz early on because of its mainly female cast and who they were. These young actresses trying to shed their little girl image as Mickey Mouse club and High School Musical fame ventured into this film to be merely clad in nothing more than a bikini. The hype seemed real, as I had seen previous films from Harmony Korine that moved me like KIDS, which he wrote, and GUMMO. My anticipation to see this film was high, but as I began to watch these young actresses try to step out of their previous well known roles I lost interest it just didn’t seem genuine or at least it was hard to suspended my disbelief. There were indeed moments of the film that haunt my memory in a good way and I credit that the Harmony Korine’s eclectic directing style, but otherwise the film to me is a miss. So for SPRING BREAKERS I give it 3 stars.



Thursday, October 13, 2016

ART SHARE "Funny Girl"

Welcome, in today's ART SHARE I give you another fashion / lifestyle portrait I'm call "Funny Girl". Enjoy!



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Saturday, October 8, 2016

WATCH ME DRAW #1





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NETFLIX & CHILL #47


Set in 2031, the entire world is frozen except for those aboard the Snowpiercer. For 17 years, the world's survivors are on a train hurtling around the globe creating their own economy and class system. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway. Written by Anne Campbell (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

SNOWPIERCER is directed by Bong Joon Ho, written by Kelly Masterson, and produced by Miky Lee and Steven Nam. To be honest I had seen this film twice, in my first viewing the action of the story enthralled me as well as its offbeat humor in a story where a character fights his way to uncover truth I thought was great. In my second viewing I focused more on trying to uncover what was the meaning of the film in this bleak look of the future. There was definite talk about classicism and how each class has its place, which reflected the reality we live in today. This was indeed a cerebral film yet at the same time it held my interest throughout even when I was just looking to be entertained. So for SNOWPIERCER I give it 4 stars.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

ART SHARE "Eyes on the prize"

Welcome, here is another fashion / lifestyle portrait, which I am calling "Eyes on the prize". Enjoy!



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Saturday, October 1, 2016

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #21




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NETFLIX & CHILL #47



In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book--a potboiler in her world famous "Inspector Takabe" series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions... Written by Production (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

MAN FROM RENO is directed by Dave Boyle, written by Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, and Michael Lerman, produced by Ko Mori. I felt was an interestingly crafted noir type thriller. I liked that it was set somewhere other than New York and had a diverse cast.  The story for me kept me intrigued so I liked that as well as the pacing making the viewer has to pay attention to the clues. I also believe each actor portrayed their character very well and no one seemed miss cast or underwhelming in their performance. So for MAN FROM RENO I give it 4 stars.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ART SHARE "Moments of contemplation"

Welcome, so I'm back working on another fashion / lifestyle portraits I'm calling this one "Moments of contemplation". Enjoy!



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