Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Siouxsie Sioux




She looks like Helena Bonham Carter...

It's way out of proportion; her eyes are too small and her face too wide. I'll draw her again, Siouxsie deserves better. I like the rendering though. I might try using watercolour over cross-hatching for a couple more drawings, see if it improves. Watch this space.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Doug

Everyone has a book or a film or an album that changed their lives. Mine is 'Ghost World' (The film, not the comic book). It's about two best friends who finish high school and their lives change and they grow up blah blah but really, that's beside the point. The thing I loved about this film was that Enid, the main character, was a total loser like I was but she was able to appreciate it, didn't take shit from anyone and revelled in being different. I saw it at a time in my life where I felt lost and invisible, and I think literally the day after I watched it I changed the way I dressed, changed the music I listened to and how I acted around people. Enid was my role model and I wish all teenagers would see 'Ghost World', particularly those who don't feel like they fit in at high school or are bullied.

Am I getting too personal? Let's lighten the mood, shall we? It's actually a really funny movie. Doug is my favourite character (behind Weird Al, but I couldn't find any good pics of him). I can't even describe the greatness of Doug so see for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB055Obmdno




Love the sunburn. We're all going to look like this at some stage this summer, sans abs though maybe?

By the way, I just know the past few months have been far too long without me but don't despair! I'm back and I'll have a new drawing for you next week. I'll be more chipper by then too, I promise.

Have an awesome week.