Nov 5, 2009

A Study in Arsenic

"Insanity runs in my family... It practically gallops!"
~Mortimer Brewster, Arsenic and Old Lace



I indulged my vintage movie habit the other night with a 1944 classic, Frank Capra's Arsenic and Old Lace.  It was such a treat, curling up with pencil & paper to watch the madcap antics of Cary Grant et al.  Here and there I paused the movie to make some sketches, just for grins.  It's a good thing I did -- turns out I've been doing so much digital work, I'd almost forgotten how to use a pencil.


Cary Grant as "Mortimer Brewster"




Peter Lorre, "Dr. Einstein"




Raymond Massey, "Jonathan Brewster"




Priscilla Lane as "Elaine Harper-Brewster"


8 comments:

Reg said...

The drawings are wonderful! I especially like the last one. I like the variety of your drawing and painting styles! :)

el Vear said...

I just looked at your blog, and I love your work. :D

Kitty Moore said...

I'm sure you already know this...but you are incredibly talented. I love your work.

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Wow! You're a pro. in pencil sketching!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

Beautiful drawings!

artistaggie said...

Wow, thanks so much for the comments, y'all!!!

I really appreciate your stopping by; glad you like my artz :-)

Christy said...

One of the best movies, ever! I'm checking out your blog for the first time. Your work is amazing!

artistaggie said...

I know, it's one of my faves too! ;-) Thanks, Christy!!!