Sunday, October 29, 2006

Weekend Sketches



Both inspired by one of my favourite films. Trying to learn how to keep colour a little more subtle, without making the thing look too monochromatic. I think these are a step forward for me, although I'm not sure if they're stiffening up in the process.

19 Comments:

Blogger Danarchy said...

wow your a really good caricture artist/painter. im jealous

(c 0_0)-DAN-

10:23 PM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

it works for me... i really like this monchrome feel to it. makes it look classic! ;)

12:48 PM  
Blogger robert casumbal said...

wow! i love your work marco!

4:07 PM  
Blogger David Malan said...

Nice paintings I like the color. They do kind of look like screen shots from a movie with their looseness.

4:37 PM  
Blogger David Colman said...

stiff?? as if!!... ur work rocks man, thanx for stopping by my blog bro...

keep the bitchin color and character work

4:38 PM  
Blogger Oscar said...

Very beautiful work! It's the first time I get into your blog, and I am shocked! The half hour caricatures made me jealous! You know how to use the color!

5:28 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

These are really nice :) I like the warmth of them.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Davide Rossetti Artworks said...

yeah!!! nice paintings!!! cool style!
cia0!

5:31 AM  
Blogger .:ChAOSBOY:. said...

And you call that sketches?!For me are a couple of beautiful illustration. Compliments!! Your stuff is awesome.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Adam Ford said...

Love these. I am always up for anything with that turn of the century feeling

11:38 AM  
Blogger Heath said...

Very nice work Marco! Great renderings!

2:19 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, guys! Chaosboy - for me, a sketch is anything that I'm conceptualizing as I go, without any specific 'end' in mind. It happens quite often that my sketches look better than my finals, just becuase of that initial energy and all that other drawing jargon. It's sort of a mystery I might never solve...thanks again!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Sebastien Gallego said...

Great job Marco! I'm a big fan of old looking pictures like these. From which movie is it from?

I saw a sketch of Amelie earlier in your blog. Do you like Jean Pierre Jeunet?

11:17 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks Sebastien! These two were inspired by a German film called 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'. It's beautifully designed...one of my all-time favourites. And I'm also a big fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet! Amelie is my favourite of his, although I haven't yet seen A Very Long Engagement. It's like classical animation meets live action!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

Dude, I LOVE the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I have a soft spot for Silent films as it is, and that one is as good as it gets! These paintings are great, they really capture the mood.

1:23 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

these came out great. love the mood in em.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Maly Siri said...

i'm just discovering this blog and i'm already a big fan! i love this woman over there...beautiful caricatures and paintings ...!!! please! i'll come back!

3:35 PM  
Blogger S.D. said...

Only sketches? Oooh, ok... I find them absolutly wonderful, these character are very touching, and the sepia colors are amazing. Great work!

1:49 AM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I can't believe you call these "sketches." They are beautiful and should be framed somewhere.

12:01 AM  

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