Irritant Eye

I wanted to take the close up even closer and decided to illustrate a blown up picture of me holding up the eyelid of my own eye. I really enjoyed this exercise as it allowed me to put detail into my drawing that I probably would have missed if it was drawn on a smaller scale. However I felt the charcoal drawing didn’t quite fit with my theme of uncomfortableness, so I added a reddish tone to the inner fleshy part of the eyelid and along the blood vessels to indicate irritation.

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Unsettling Close Ups

I’m currently working on a series of images that unsettle and disgust the viewer. I’m hoping that by the angle I draw them they will turn out film-like and cinematic to fit in with my brief – basically I’m trying to go for a close-up, bloody nosed Uma Thurman from Pulp fiction sort of scene! So far I’ve thought of facial injections, eye licking, tongue cutting; anything that causes repulsion really. Let me know if you have any other ideas? Once I’ve completed the set I’ll put them all up together.

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Etching The Shining

Before now I had never done professional etching and I was lucky enough to be shown by David Price – here’s the link to his website:

http://www.davidmprice.com/prints

I chose to illustrate the twin girls from ‘The Shining’ and thought it was appropriate to etching, as the dark prints matched the dark genre of the film. I zoomed in on their faces slightly so it was easier for me to add more detail, but also to crop off some of their features and make the image more my own. Before printing I added coloured tissue paper and watercolour to the paper my print would go on top of to create different results each time – here were the results

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained is definitely in one of my top 10 favourite movies and I couldn’t do a brief about the cinematic with including an illustration of Jamie Foxx himself. I chose the theatrical scene where Django gets his revenge on the Brittle Brothers. I decided I would create the illustration in Photoshop to work on my digital skills. The process is slow but I’m hoping to finish it soon, however heres a sneak peak so far. 

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Film Stills

Here are some of my rough pencil sketches just to get my ideas across for my self-initiated project. I drew a film still from the movie ‘Hick’ – I chose this particular still, because I feel it is dramatic, yet the viewer is still unsure what is going on; asking questions such as, whats happened? why are they so eager to flee the scene? where are they going? etc.
I want to create this feeling of drama in my own illustrations, so I drew from a photograph of my housemates just before we were going on a night out, however I felt there was nothing cinematic about the scene in terms of angles, figure positing and emotion, so I moved on to a more close up image. I prefer to draw close ups of the human face, as I can go into more detail and really show up their emotions. Still it is not as cinematic as I hoped but I’m going to build upon this in my future illustrations.

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