Had a free minute today, so I painted some frames from David Lean movies. I did a similar thing with 2001: A Space Odyssey a while ago, and I found it was a good way to learn about color and composition.
Well this is the most ambitious thing I've done in a while! There are a few movies in there that didn't actually fare so well at the Oscars (most notably Citizen Kane and 2001), but I couldn't do a classic movie drawing without including them.
Left to Right:
Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane), HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey), Gollum (Lord of the Rings), Judah Ben Hur (Ben Hur), T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Jack Dawson (Titanic), Scarlett O'Hara (Gone With the Wind), Rick Blaine (Casablanca), Vito Corleone (The Godfather), Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs), Maria Rainer (The Sound of Music), Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump), Salieri (Amadeus)
Last week I got to see a presentation at the Museum of the Moving Image by one of my idols, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane. He gave a talk about his career and his new short film Duet. It was an amazing experience. He's been one of my heroes since I was a kid, and he's certainly one of the biggest influences on my drawing. I left feeling so inspired!
Quick little warm-down doodle. Over the past few weeks I've been going through all of Mahler's symphonies while working and it's been wonderful. They're super long, so it's taking me a while to digest them all.