Update: I added some texture to this image, and I really love how it turned out. Yep, I think I'll be starting this new film series in a few weeks, after comic con, and after I move into my new apartment. Details coming soon.
I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to get better at drawing sexy women (because for some reason I didn't practice enough in college). I've been revisiting classic films and found that several artistic principles found in good visual design for animation are also heavily prevalent in live action film as well, just in a more subtle fashion. So I stumbled across the Havana scene from the movie "Guys and Dolls and boy, that scene is filled with great silhouettes, dynamic contrasts, straights vs curves, a whole slew of great compositional principles. It was really inspiring. I based the above illustration off of a screen shot I took from the scene.
I've been looking for a subject or prompt that I could use for posting regular illustrations and I think this might be what I'm looking for. So, here's the idea. Every week I'll choose a shot, pose, or interesting composition from a live action film, analyze it, and create an illustration based on my findings. What do you guys think? I think there's a lot of learning potential in this project. After studying animation for four years, it might be good to take a break and see what inspiration I can draw from live action.
Also here's the scene from youtube. Enjoy!