Sunday, 27 June 2010

Current inspirations ...

Having finished my course, I am taking some time to enjoy drawing and researching things I really love.

At the moment I am being totally inspired by by the following:

The animated films of Hayao Miyazaki
The conceptual drawings of Lord of the Rings Illustrator Alan Lee

I have watched almost all of Miyazaki's films in the past month. His depictions of children and their worlds are both charming and surreal, and very addictive!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L0YgdIpXas


I've also been on a binge with my new Lord of the Rings boxset, loaded with special features - mostly involving Alan Lee and his enormous impact on the look of the film. This traditional illustrator from rural England was plucked out of nowhere by the film studio, taken to New Zealand and given the job of top conceptual illustrator for six years. This is my equivalent of rockstardom!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTwXw6FR7Gw

3 comments:

ktc said...

I met Alan Lee's nephew!!

According to him, Alan Lee is now in New Zealand again working on the new Hobbit movie.

Hansolo said...

OMG you met Alan Lee's nephew!! Ive been obssessed with Lord of the Rings and its artwork since i was 12, did two exam pieces on it too! I love Alan Lee and John Howe, good images here, plus thans for the thank you above! =)

Emma said...

I´ve met Peter Lyon (the maker of swords, armour, other fighting Equipment in Lord of the Rings...), and have hold the very swords that Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen)have fough with!! ^^