My Work in Progress

A sketchblog where I post a few of my scribbles from a variety of works-in-progress, usually from my rather random personal creativity outside of the daily grind. I occasionally, but not always, post the final artwork.

10/03/2006

Those Pretty Blue Eyes


I went to see
The Black Dahlia the other night with a friend. Loved the movie poster - got my attention the first time I saw that in the trailer, too; lovely slow red drip on white. Pretty good movie - I especially appreciated the dialogue style and how de Palma really kept a film noir feel with his film direction. If you're a fan of those old black and white films then you'll notice it, too. A bit odd at the end though. It felt like every loose bit in the story had to suddenly get tied up neatly which made it all slightly confusing. This would be the part if you were watching the DVD version where you'd go, "What just happened?", and then rewind for a second watch and listen. :)

My take on the Elizabeth "Black Dahlia" Short character as played by
Mia Kirshner.
Time tonight: sketching about 45 minutes....Alright, yes, I was watching tv, too.

I'll color it in tomorrow night.

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Met the art director (at last) on Saturday along with the other concept artists on the team for the CG feature pitch. Nice group. Mostly students, but not all. The art director, Johan, has some excellent animation experiences...based on the resume I found posted online after I did a wee bit of research. :) He did talk a little bit about some of his prior projects and employers (Disney, Pixar, etc.). Turns out he'll be teaching for a while at AI, along with working on some other outside projects. Funny, I'd just talked earlier with one of my artist friends about how I wouldn't mind taking an evening class now and then...and this guy while we're working on the project wants to teach us, critique our work, and help us gain some practical experience to finally get our foot in the animation industry as visual development artists.

That works for me.

2 comments:

bohemianbutterfly said...

I just saw The Black Dahlia my self this week. I totally couldn't understand all of it. I don't know if I have ADD or what. And I absolutely love you drawing. There was a day when I could make beautiful art work but I am so out of practice now.

Keep up the good work.

tygriffin said...

Hi bohemianbutterfly!

I have to say, it's only when I'm drawing every day that I *almost* get to the quality of artwork that I continuously strive for.

So, thanks! I'll do my best. :)