A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Drawings

Illustration A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night poster Poster A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Illustration

I don't want to be the guy who says, "You should really check out this black and white Iranian vampire movie". But you should really check out this black and white Iranian vampire movie.

It's so cool and weird and it's beautifully shot and the soundtrack is terrific. If you see only one black and white Iranian vampire movie this year, make it this one.

Being a massive sucker for genre movies it's always really great to see someone do something new while respecting the rules that are already defined. Genre tropes are like a canvas and a frame, all the stuff you do within that boundary is what makes it interesting.

Which is not to say a canvas and frame is necessary to create art (he said segueing painfully into his next point), as I found out this week having finally cracked and bought myself a Wacom Intuos Pro graphics tablet. Having just seen the film, I decided to test out the tablet drawing "The Girl" and Arash from the movie. So, like a few things I've posted lately, these two are completely digital with nothing drawn on paper. But it's a massive difference drawing completely on the graphics tablet compared to using the mouse for vector art or adding colour to a hand drawn image. It's like being in The Matrix compared to playing Alex The Kid on a Master System.

One negative side effect of using the tablet - I'm saving unprecedented amounts of time because I no longer have to go through the process of: setting up my workspace, pencilling, inking, waiting for the ink to dry, scanning, merging the scans together and cleaning up the image. And the fact that I have nothing with which to fill that time has made me realise how bleak and devoid of meaning my life is.
Till next time!

Also - in case it isn't clear from the pictures, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at night" isn't just a pithy synopsis of the movie that I wrote on the drawings, it's the actual title. And it's directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.

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