Monday, July 24, 2006

SKETCHING


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Originally uploaded by stymie924.
One thing I try to do as often as possible is to sketch. Sketching from life, from television, from my imagination...

A particularly fun thing I enjoy is taking favorite scenes from films and attempting to recreate them as quickly as possible in color using Photoshop. This keeps me sharp--sort of the drawing equivalent of doing windsprints. I also cannot rely just on draftsmanship, I have to be thinking in terms of color, mood, light...

This scene is from The Mission starring Robert DeNiro. I wasn't after a likeness, rather, I was trying to quickly capture the overall palette and feel of the scene as it appeared in the film.

2 comments:

aunt marg said...

James--I was so taken by this sketch. It was beautifully done and more than that--it was a most haunting figure. Not having seen The Mission--i decided to read about it to better understand the figure you were trying to capture. After reading as much about The Mission as i could find with my limited skills -- i can safely say you did a fine job....a fine job indeed. You continue to impress me with your art .........

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully done!
Was just googling and i came across your site! Interesting posts...Interesting work....

Cheers,
FF