Gail and Dwight - Sin City

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - student project

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

MOVIE STILLS

Gail and Dwight close up

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 1 - student project

Gail and Dwight in an alleyway

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 2 - student project

Gail points gun at Dwight

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 3 - student project

SKETCHES

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.

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 4 - student project

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 5 - student project

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 6 - student project

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 7 - student project

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 8 - student project

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.

INKING

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.

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 9 - student project

FINAL ARTWORK

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

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 10 - student project

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.

Gail and Dwight - Sin City - image 11 - student project

Nick Dinnen
UK designer/illustrator/animator