Monday, August 14, 2006
more work on leoPardine. at the top right corner in color is a drawing made from the movie The new world with colin farrell and Q'orianka Kilcher. his costume, all the costumes, are fabulous and functional, and this scene towards the end of the movie, where the indian is walking in gardens of London, counting the white people, is gorgeous. so these leopardine sketches are inspired from that image. Later, i traveled to the Natural Museum of Science in La, where in the children's discovery room, there were a heap of real animals furs and among them--check this out! a real full bodied skin of a puma! I quickly put in on-the way LeoPardine would wear it--head on my cranium, paws on my shoulders and the feelings transformed me. This is what Leopardine would feel like--i was her in those few minutes. Next time i visit, i will get a picture since i did not have a camera! After i put the skin down, there was a family from Japan who eagerly rushed to put the skin on as i just had--a skin where as no one even knew it was there--and was taking photos of their kids in the skin! Others were lined up behind them! See what i started? hahahaha It just takes one idiot to get people going!
bottom right is a water color sketch of a native from the movie, also. top left column are drawings of my daughter in a pool next to me (in the water)
top:portrait of what LeoPardine could look like. done in acrylic a few months back, forgot to post. i really miss the real randomness and freedom of a real brush loaded with paint.