Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SILENT FILM MAKE-UP FOR EVERYONE.

Buster Keaton.

I'm going through some sort of Buster Keaton thing right now. I initially typed out a whole big post to explain but it later seemed silly -- maybe even a little redundant, if you've followed my work for a while -- to share. Let's just say I like deadpan.

Also? Buster Keaton was fun. To. Stare at. All right, maybe I included that last one just because I thought it was funny... But look! He even holds his own against Mr. David Bowie. That's not easy.

Edit: Ah, looks like my guest page for The Gutters webcomic just went live. This is the first time I've ever drawn something for someone else to color. It's weird! I mean, obviously, it looks great but this is certainly something new. Thanks for letting me participate, guys. I hope my lines weren't a nightmare to deal with. Anyway, the rest of you, please enjoy Charles Xavier's "dat ass" face.

9 comments:

  1. Hey Annie. You did a great job on Gutters, and hopefully I did an okay job colouring your work (though I feel I didn't quite do it justice). It usually takes at least a couple pages from an artist I've never worked with before to fully get a feel for how best to handle their work, so with any luck hopefully I'll get another chance to work with you again sometime in the future as I really love your style.

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  2. Hey! No, no, you did a fantastic job. Thank you. I hope my art didn't give you too much trouble.

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  3. Buster Keaton was only a name to me before this. And I can see how that sort of look seems to seep into your work (and it works really well!). I love seeing how people's inspirations inform their work either aesthetically or conceptually (or both sometimes but it seems to usually be heavier on one than the other). And it feels like there's a very natural flow in your work in general. Rather than a forced inclusion of your inspirations, they just seem to bubble to the surface or something, but very much in your 'voice' (as one of my lecturers would say).
    And I like how you seem to have devoted your tumblr to your likes. It's like a composite of inspiration really (at least that's how I interpret it). I might do something like that.

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  4. Glad to hear it, Nicole. You put that really nicely, thanks.

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  5. Not at all. To be honest though I did research how you usually colour your own work before I felt comfortable starting, and there are still a bunch of things I wouldn't done differently if I had to do it over again, but that has more to do with my own neurotic nature then your art giving me any actual trouble. Oh, and on a side note, the addition of the "Shake Weight" was a huge hit.

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  6. "would've" done differently, not "wouldn't"

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  7. HA! I just was watching some Chaplin films last night :P

    Nice!

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  8. Hi, this is not about Chaplin, but I just saw your "Gutters" page. Great work. Drew me here. Bookmarked. Looking forward to more of your work!

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