Monday, October 31, 2005

Illustration Friday BROKEN

This is my entry for Illustration Friday's challenge. Your comments are appreciated.
A classic, background memories blur and broken...

Friday, October 28, 2005

A clockwork Orange II

More sketches about Alex and his gang! (and a little shot)

A Clockwork Orange

New sketches from a film.
This time, the timeless and unclassifiable masterpiece: Stanley Kubrick's"A Clockwork Orange" (1971) (La Naranja Mecánica)
Based on the novel of the same title by Anthony Burgess.
Starring: Alex DeLarge (great Malcolm McDowell), some kind of anti-hero, a young man whose principal interests are ultra-violence and Beethoven.
You can find tons of terrific visual contents in this film. Every shot is a lesson on how composing a scene and
Copy and learn from all the shots you can (it's like a master course in "Kubrick's School") I'll post some of this shots, but now...a few quick sketches of Alex in action... (pencil on paper and a little color with multiply layers)

ta.ta.ta.taaaaa (Ludwig van Rules!)

Wiki A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Illustration Friday REMOTE

This is my entry for Illustration Friday's challenge. Your comments are appreciated.

Finally an encouraging topic! Great.

It represents the ultimate toy-robot, enormous and remote control...
Looking at this "cute" baby, you can probably see the next tyrant in the world (sadly there will be another one, and another one...)
Every one plays with his LEGOs like he want.. but this one is some kind of military-brain-baby.
He looks proud and conceited with his toy! (Can you imagine a Lego figure sooo big?)
For the robot I've used a real Lego figure inspired in Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin character in Star Wars.
My first idea was to draw a really huge army of that figures, but once I did the big one, I thought that only one smiley robot will be more iconic.
The little bastard came from my mind.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Mr. Hulot's Holiday

More sketches from a film.
This time, the French classic "Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot" (1953) (Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
by Jacques Tati, that brilliant filmmaker, genius and comedian.
Tati's style is mainly visual (He was originally a mime!) I've got the original French version with no subtitles, and it's incredible how I can understand (and enjoy) every minute in the movie, even I don't know any word in French language!
Great gags and a lot of visual info about composition.
And yes, it's made in "glorious" black and white (though the original master was filmed in color, it's distributed in b/w, in a tribute to silent films)

More Mr. Hulot sketches

More doodles for the same film.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

You freak!

This is my new entry for Eurovision Art Challenge, this time the topic is "Freaks".
I've drawn the typical 30's fair, with wagons full of classic freaks.
I saw the film and take a lot of references on Tod Browning's Freaks, but finally did my own freak. Some Kind of big Pigheaded (cabezón). Big head, baby body, and a cute tail.
If you notice inside the wagon, you can see its delicate furniture! Yes, He's a cool fashioned freak.
Look at those other guys in front of the window pane....Who's really the freak?

Wiki Friki (in Spanish)
Wiki Freaks

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Robin & Marian

Studies from the final fight on this fantastic (and nowadays a classic) movie.
Richard Lester's
Robin and Marian is maybe one of the latest appearances of Audrey Hepburn.
The film was first released in 1976, and Sean Connery looks older than now! (what a man!)

The final fight is a great scene to study and learn everything!
Two Old men fighting with two big and really heavy swords.
A must see!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Illustration Friday LOST

This is my entry for Illustration Friday's challenge. Your comments are appreciated.
The topic is "lost"..... I've tried to get my mind away of the tv series, but... finally I've done this kind of classic Crusoe-castaway in a mini-island.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The man who would be King

Some sketches from John Huston's "The man who would be king" another classic movie from 1975,
starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine. The story is taken by Kipling and tell the adventures of two British soldiers in the days of high Empire! And yes, Connery still looks older than know!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Illustration Friday FLOAT

This is my entry for Illustration Friday's challenge. Your comments are appreciated.

The big yellow ball should be the Sun, but it has turned into a dream inside a glass of some kind of tropical cocktail. Really floating!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Al Hirschfeld lives!

Al Hirschfeld :The one and only line master.

The swiss family Perelman, I've bought this book from Amazon, and It's terrific. I've got several books on Hirschfeld, but this one is full of illustrations (more than 40!) and with a lower price than the other usual Hirschfeld's books. Thanks to Drazen, I found the info about that book in his Blog .

It's a humor/essay book From writer S.J. Perelman, one of the best and most influential humorist of the American twentieth century. (He also wrote some screenplays for the Marx Brothers films) I'll try to read it (not only stare to it!) I think it's time to improve my English.

Some likns to spare the time and learn something about the master....
The New York Times has a page with the works he did, and here is an exhibition link. You can find some books about him here.

Line rules!