Thursday, March 17, 2011

Like Kurosawa I Make Mad Films...

Oh darling blog, how I've missed you! Here are the remaining four paintings I finished for the independent film I mentioned earlier. There's nothing like watching your favorite samurai films and clips over and over again...all in the name of research!

Do you enjoy watching martial arts films? If so, which one is your favorite? I personally, love Ip Man. (Cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel!) If we're sticking strictly to samurai flicks, Seven Samurai will always be one of the greats.

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Edit: Though these images are strictly work related and created prior to the earthquake...it didn't sit right with me to ignore the catastrophic events that have taken place recently. I'm sure many of you have already seen this link to the American Red Cross donation page. Feel free to do whatever sits right with you.

8 comments:

  1. Hero is one of my favorites - the cinematography and art direction blows my mind every time I watch it.

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  2. I haven't watched Hero in ages! Maybe I should dig it out again? *Senses a martial arts marathon approaching*

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  3. Yojimbo is always a badass film. I love the last samurai too very epic. Ip Man is out of control amazing. and a new favorite is Shinobi No Mono. The movie makes ninjas seem more real and is more focused on the psychological power they possess rather than todays magic and high flying unrealistic action.

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  4. I can't tell you how much I love these! It's so great to see you stretch in a new direction.

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  5. my favorite is the last one! gorgeous!

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  6. Oh my yes. Ip Man is fantastic. The sequel (though I don't think it's quite as good as the first) is also a bunch of fun.

    These works are fantastic, Chrystin. My mind is consistently boggled by your work.

    :)

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  7. Thanks everyone!

    Nate V, I haven't seen Shinobi No Mono yet! It sounds amazing, so I will definitely check it out!

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  8. These turned out awesome Chrystin! I remember you showing us the beginning stages of that sexy samurai mamma. Speaking of which we need to skype again soon! :D

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