Script breakdown

Here is the breakdown for a the script Sunset Boulevard. I chose this script because I’ve heard Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical take on it but have never seen the movie. Plus, I am interested in the film noir genre and would like to eventually draw some of the shots I’ve described in the breakdown -if I ever get enough time…..


Also I’m not very familiar with technical film language – like camera movements -so I found this useful link….


March 21, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

screen shots from Vertigo

Examples of dramatic screen shots…..






March 19, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Here are some life drawing pictures that I particularly like. Not all of them are fully rendered. For me, I like gestural drawings and sometimes, I like a drawing that I may have only spent 10 minutes on, provided I’ve captured the right lines.

On Monday, I learnt about

Countour drawing: -draw lines that describe the topography of the body even if it means cutting into the body. Don’t draw outlines.

Use minimal lines but what lines I choose to use should suggest important information about the figure.

Draw muscle shapes






March 13, 2008. Lifedrawing. Leave a comment.

More drawings for the Unnamable monster

I spent this week coming up with new ideas for the unnamable.

Here is an attempt at a female monster….


Showed Mark and he suggested some modifications based on silhouettes and better negative shapes….


This last one I don’t like as much. I did a front and back version. I think I’m running out of ideas….



March 13, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The Unnamable

Week 1 We read a short story by H P Lovecraft called The Unnamable. It was a very loooooong short story filled with loooooong descriptions of a monster that dwelled within the an attic. Here is the link

I pulled out some key descriptions and based my drawings of the monster on these. I also concentrated on silhouettes. My second design is actually just a refinement of my first one but with a better silhouette. I was more empathetic to the monster who peeked into people’s windows because he was lonely and sad as oopposed to the later accounts of a beast who haunted and terrorised.

‘….the thing was born, grew up, looked into people’s windows at night and now hid in the attic of a house….’


The top image is a refinement of the lower image. I tried to improve the silhoette to give it a more interesting shape whilst still retaining the sadness of the monster.


Here are some of the other words I pulled out….

‘….footprints a mix of split hoove and vaguely anthropoid paws….’

‘Windows retain latent images of those who had sat at them….’

‘…..(victims bore)…..horn marks on their chest, ape-like claws on their back…’

‘….(it) floated about on moonless nights and haunted the house, the crypt and the grave….’

‘Human jaw with four inch horn, a bull, a gelatin, slime, a thousand shapes of horror….’

For this next design, I concentrated on grotesque exaggeration. I tried to avoid that image of a monster with huge biceps and a jaw defying dislocation. Instead, I took into consideration monsters which scare me -particularly old men with pustules wearing a lawyer wig.


March 9, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Hello world!

I hate blogging.

March 6, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.