Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shakespeare caracters

Here,s some stuff that I whant to sheare .
The characters are first sketched as caricatures then inked and scaned and finally assembled for designing the theater poster for Shakespeare,s play " The merry wives of Windsor".
As you may see the costumes are a curious mix of the 50,s fashion, and traditional period
I received the actors photos only their heads to be honest, and for many of them just one or two photos so I was left with little reference material ( for some of them ) for the actual drawings of the heads, as for the bodies I just guessed the bodytipes of persons by their heads. The colors except for the central drawing of Falstaff with the ladies, are by my very able friend & colorist Tony Anastasovsky.
The poster was printed in B1 dimension 100 x 70cm.
Eventually the theatre director went to enlarge and frame the copies of all the characters and hanged them on the wall of the theatre hall without bothering to include our names with them...
No further comment on that , nevertheless this type of theatre posters are scarce this days so I enjoyed working on it and I did it to please myself , the actors and the audience, as for director..............

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Count D

It started as a lose sketch with the Count,s forhead on A4 paper no intention to make full scene out of it but as the drawing swiftly progressed and ad the wolf , castle and the surrounding . Since I used only black pen directly without pan scatch the Dracula,s stick came before the wolf so I made it to look as if the wolf is transparent and that gave the scene some mystery. If you spoted some mistakes in the drawing ( I know you will ) it, s o.k. remember It,s only a fun drawing after all.