Hurray! Halloween is fast approaching! I was originally going to post something entirely different this week, but I was thinking about skulls and light and shadow and colour... then this happened, and I decided to share it instead. There's definitely room for improvement, but I'm happy with it. Happy Halloween, everybody!
Pants on Fire. Your nose is longer than a telephone wire.
I recently got talking with someone about the best films we've ever seen; and I reckon I will always put Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels at the top of that list. It's got good, solid, characters, the use of the English language is off-the-wall, and it's one of the best-told stories I have ever come across. No matter how many times I've seen it; it still makes me laugh, makes me frustrated, and makes me excited to see what happens next. Classic British comedy at it's finest.
It's also a very, very well directed film (hats off to you, Mr Guy Ritchie!), so there were a LOT of shots that I wanted to illustrate. Alas, the week was busy, so I could only pick one. So, here's Tommy, during the boxing-ring poker game that sets the ball in motion.
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out overall. Wish I could spend more time on it, but between day-job, odd-jobs, and freelancey-design-jobs, I was lucky I was able to spend the few hours on this at all. I might return to Lock Stock for more inspiration in the not-too-distant future though; 'cause I had a lot of fun with it. And it's a pretty good excuse to listen to the soundtrack and watch my favourite film all over again. And with scenes like this:
How could you not love it?:)