Sunday, October 7, 2012
Not only is Fight Club one of my all-time favorite movies, it was also a pretty incredible book. A lot of the effect of the movie was in its use of imagery. The lighting and coloring of the movie was especially effective in adding to its overall grittiness. I tried to capture some of the intensity and danger that Brad Pitt's character conveyed throughout the film. As usual, I figured stark black and white was the best way to go. I swear that I intend to use color in the very near future. Just waiting for the right inspiration to come along.
While I did use my Rotring 500 for this, I also branched out and used a new (to me, I purchased them on eBay) set of Koh-I-Noor Rapidographs for the outlining and detail coloring. I really like these technical pens for the fine lines that you can create, and the thick, dark ink. I will be doing a more in-depth review of these, and comparing them to the previous drawing pens I have used. Since this picture required large areas of all black, I again went to my Copic Sketch Marker. The brush-like tip on these is perfect for filling big areas quickly.