Alfred Hitchcock - Sketches of likeness.
One of my uni projects this term is to do a series of book jackets for biographies/books about film directors. I want to produce a minimum of 3, at the moment looking at Hitchcock, then hope to be able to do others for Cronenberg, the Coen brothers, etc. There are a whole list of names I’d like to get through, but I always set myself too much to do, so I’m trying to be realistic this time round.
I wanted to link my projects this time, as last Unit saw 2 wildly different projects (monoprint extracts and a disappointing colour graphic novel which didn’t turn out how I wanted), and the tutors think I need a bit more consistency within my projects. So, as I’m hoping to do the D&AD Little White Lies project, I thought of doing another film related project, which could then be applied to book jackets/point of sale posters.
They’d be portrait based, but then have images from the films within the faces… kind of like how my Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has Gary Oldman’s face with other characters within it. Quite hard to explain what I mean, but I have an idea in my head. Need to get cracking really.
Anyway, this page is just some drawings trying to get the likeness right before I begin painting, but as usual, eyes/noses/mouths/basically everything is all a bit off. D’oh. Back to the drawing board.