vendredi, novembre 05, 2010

Theo Scribbles

During the last days, I felt a certain need to do some scribbles and drawings with my character Theo, in memory of Ted Sorensen.
I didn't have many occasions to draw him lately. The Film doesn't feature JFK's spouses, it probably even plays in a time before he was married to anyone. And the other last  Antique White House stories I did, didn't hold a big role for Theo.

Theo is not easy to draw. The heavy glasses mostly cover his eyebrows what makes it difficult to show facial expressions. He is the kind of character you wouldn't invent if you have to design a "hero" out from your mind. But the advantage of real people as models is that they make your characters recognizable and not the ever-the-same prototypes.

In fact, I like the way he does not wear "cool" clothing, but rather than that old fashioned suits and shirts, pull-under and all the stuff you wold not associate to a "hero".
But I do also try to design special clothings such as for celebratons, weddings, rituals and so on.

6 commentaires:

Sefarina a dit…

Sehr schöne ausdrucksstarke Skizzen. Genial mit wie wenigen Strichen du etwas perfekt darstellen kannst.

Diana Kennedy a dit…

@Sefarina: Nana, perfekt ist anders. Aber es ging mir auch mehr darum, Gesamteindrücke zu schaffen.

Feronia a dit…

I really love your drawings, Diana. The one with Theo and the coffee cup is great.

Sefarina a dit…

Nun gut, "perfekt" akzeptiert kein ehrgeiziger Mensch so leicht für seine Arbeit.
Aber ich finde das Zusammenspiel von Körpersprache und Mimik super getroffen, eine Sache mit der ich immer riesen Probleme habe...

Julie a dit…

question: is Theo based on Ted Sorenson...?

Julie a dit…

oops, never mind, i just read the previous entry and my qustion has been answered :)