A very happy 85th birthday to John Coltrane! And what better way to celebrate than with one of his signature pieces, “Favorite Things”
I thought I’d take a brief break from the Museum stuff and share another exercise with you. That is when watching your favorite DVD always remember that the pause button is your friend. Once you remember this every single DVD becomes a useful visual reference often giving you ideas for composition and camera angles that might not have occurred to you going about it the normal way. I like drawing character actors the best. After doing this for awhile you’ll find yourself coming to the conclusion that “Star Quality” translates to bland and featureless.
As an example of this, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with HBO’s The Wire. It provides wonderful opportunity to discover a seemingly endless list of fantastic actors that I’d never heard of before watching. As just one example for today Gbenga Akinnagbe as Chris Partlow has one of those utterly fantastic faces you just can’t draw enough times.