Sketches from The Sound of Music

SoundOfMusic copyI love this movie.

I’ve seen lots of sketches from other people who’ve doodled through films, and I’ve always wondered how they can do that. Well, now I’ve tried it I see the appeal! I loved capturing the lighting in the central drawing, and trying to catch likeness while the shot remained on screen (with varying success). I also filled several pages of my notebook more than I normally do when I sketch – I think the changing images helped me try lots of different things as well as work more quickly. Though I’m not sure this would work with every film – “The Sound of Music” has reasonably long shots compared with many modern movies …

Costumed PortraitI recently discovered that the gallery in town hosts free drawing events, so this Thursday I went along to take a look. I got the chance to sketch a figure in costume, something that was remarkably tricky to do! I guess I’m used to unclothed figures …

These were drawn using a Micron pen. Then I added the colour in Photoshop, again using a Kyle T. Webster brush – this time his watercolour one.

Costumed Figure

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