Friday, February 17, 2006
GOOD, BAD, UGLY...
My pal Sean Szeles inspired me with the studies he posted on his blog from the movie "Once Upon A Time In The West" I chose to study from the only Sergio Leone movie I own on DVD.."The Good The Bad And The Ugly" When I intially started to draw from this film I planned on just doing caricatures of all the great faces in the movie. I quickly discovered that the actors were already pretty much caricatures themselves which actually made it more not less difficult for me to exaggerate their features. So besides the great faces the things I admire most about this film are the contrasts between cuts: 'Extreme wide shot directly to extreme close up' and the compositions: 'Background and foreground elements leading your eye to the subject' and 'framing the subject'. I tried to capture some of these techniques in my studies while still slightly caricaturing the actors faces. It's pretty tough going so far, but hopefully by the time I get to the end of the film the studies will improve. If anyone has any suggestions please don't hesitate to share.