Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sweeney inspired art...


I have been attempting to see [most of] the Oscar nominated films before the big night, and so far so good. Last night we went to see Sweeney Todd, and tonight I watched Surf's Up.

Interestingly enough, the one that inspired me farrrrr more, was the live action one. Sweeney Todd [despite the gore and blood] was so beautiful in its' cinematography, time period, acting and such-fun lyrically genius-esque soundtrack. [Who knew Depp could sing too?]

It inspired me to take out my pastels and get my fingers dirty... and what fun it was! As cool as Photoshop is, it will never replace the tangible feeling of pushing colour around on a thick-toothed stock. I loved this dude [almost as much as Alan Rickman!]... he is so rat-like.

And a few cards I painted today as well... art is so fun without deadlines!

4 comments:

Alysia Avey said...

man! looks so good stace!

Stacey Chomiak said...

Thanks Aleash! I had fun :)

Pete Emslie said...

That's a wonderful drawing from "Sweeney Todd", Stacey. You've really caught his rat-like essence! By the way, that actor, Timothy Spall, was also the oafish sidekick in "Enchanted". Have you seen it? I'm hoping its success will usher in a revival of traditional animation, so that all you talented students will have some fun work awaiting you after graduation!

Stacey Chomiak said...

Thanks Pete! Yeah, I completely loved him in Enchanted! He is so goofy and bumbly, he was perfect for that role! And I too hope that the success of Enchanted will help traditional animation get back into full-swing! Ya get sick of the 3D after awhile.... :)