Gail and Dwight - Sin City | Skillshare Projects

Nick Dinnen

UK designer/illustrator/animator



Gail and Dwight - Sin City

Hello Everyone!

I've chosen several stills from the movie Sin City for this project assignment. I've chosen several as I want to do character portraits and also figure poses.

I'm really looking forward to this project as it's been a while since I've drawn with pencil on paper and I've not inked anything in about 20 years so a bit excited and nervous about that bit. I remember that I did tend to over work images back then so hopefully I'll learn not to this time.

So here are the stills I'm using for reference


Gail and Dwight close up

Gail and Dwight in an alleyway

Gail points gun at Dwight


I've tried to keep my sketches fairly loose at the start and I ended up drawing many more pencil roughs than are here. I kept them loose by not having a very sharp pencil! 

The likeness to Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen varied wildly. So I've picked those with a fair likeness and were to me the most artistically interesting. I think these represent the best of the bunch.

I appreciate any feedback and comments that you give. I'm also excited to see what everyone else comes up with for their project assignments. I hope to post my first inked images by the weekend.


Here is my inking of the scene of Gail and Dwight in the alley way. I found this part of the process really challenging but it was enjoyable enough in places that I definitely want to spend more time getting better at inking artwork.

I'm not sure about the mesh on Gail's bodysuit - I might remove the mesh or redraw it. I'm still thinking about it. Let me know what you think.


I thoroughly enjoyed colouring (if that's the right word for this!) my artwork. Let me know what you think.

I've seen a few other students on SkillShare create animated GIF showing the process of the creation of their illustration. So here are some of the steps of my process for the above illustration.


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