Sunday, October 9, 2011
Why does this keep happening to me?
I've started making it a habit to draw while watching TV, focusing these days on faces. Slowly, I've been building a library of facial features I find interesting, so I can have a resource to draw from when designing characters. However, I find that TV shows these days don't have a good diversity of actors faces, they all seem to look the same. So, I've been turning to old BBC series, which are full of wonderful character actors. A few days ago, I spent time watching the 1970's murder mystery series Father Brown and realized I had a recurring problem. I was pushed to draw my characters faster then usual because each time I chose an actor, they were killed off.