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Another very unexpectedly busy Friday.

When I used to practice drawing, it could be very difficult to come by people who'd sit still and let you draw them and then not bug you about seeing it afterwards. Freeze-framing movies wasn't the best solution, since it means you're drawing from 2D rather than 3D, and that cuts out some of the problem-solving your brain does to translate it. But for getting a feel for faces (and finding interesting ones), it served pretty well. I did a lot of it, although most of those are far away in cardboard boxes, but these are a few from my sketch journal I currently have with me. They're probably about three and four years old. I haven't done this for a while. I guess once you get the hang of something you stop practicing.

Mads Mikkelsen as Tristan from King Arthur, pretty much the best thing in it (along with Dagonet, and maybe Bors), and proving beyond any question that he can definitely rock the Hellooo, Nurse thing.

Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from Perfume, another movie I like but not many people have heard of. It is incredibly creepy and full of pathos and wonder, like the very best fairy tales – Tom Tykwer, the director, also did Run Lola Run and The Princess and the Warrior, and he really rocks the contemporary fairy-tale vibe there, too. His stories take place in the real, but with an edge of the fantastic. Very good. Also, all due respect to Jonathon Rhys Meyers, who can be lugubriously creepy as all get-out, but this is who I picture when I think of Steerpike.

Same character. I think I was interested in facial hair and the shape of long hair on men at this point. This is such an incredible and complex moment in the movie, tragic and rapturous and grotesque. I mean, I can't say more without ruining it, and you should totally watch it. Without being spoiled.

Just random sketches. It's not all super-serious, scruffy-faced men. That's just the luck of the draw.



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Nov. 5th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Really nice!

Have you ever tried your hand at Dean and Sam?
Nov. 6th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)

I haven't. I wasnt really doing it that much by the time I started watching SPN. And in a way they're too pretty to really intrigue me to draw them. Maybe one day, though. :)
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Wait, you're a talented writer AND artist? I may have to start hating you. ;p
Nov. 8th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Er, yes. Guilty as charged. But I'm not at all musical, and I have times of being insensitive and insufferable, if that helps any. :D
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