Sunday, December 26, 2010

Swan Song


A belated Merry Christmas/Season's Greetings to one and all.

I watched the movie Black Swan yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Natalie Portman was amazing in the lead role and towards the end pulled off a bit of a Gloria Swanson 'Sunset Boulevard' moment quite nicely (no pun intended!)

While watching, I did some doodling. The second illustration feels slightly more successful than the first. Or maybe neither are successful, you can decide...


Not really a Xmas post though is it? Well, don't forget, while your stuffing your face with turkey that other old bird: the Queen is stuffing hers with Swan! It is a well known fact that the Royals dine at this time of year on Swan rather than Turkey, and is just another way to let us little proletarians know who's boss...

I will not do into the details of how Prince Philip actually stuffs the bird, but let's just say that it not a stuffing in the traditional sense of the word...


Have a great holiday season and as the late great Dave Allen would say " Goodnight, thank you, and may your God go with you"

Cheers,
-C

10 comments:

james corcoran said...

Both are really striking images, I prefer the second one though. It just looked simpler and more direct if you know what I mean not that I'm sure I do.

Best wishes James

cerebus660 said...

Lovely images, Colin! "Black Swan" certainly sounds interesting. And it's got Natalie Portman in it...

Hope you had a great Christmas!

And as for the royals - off with their heads! Save Our Swans!
:-)

Angie said...

happy new year, colin! best of luck to you in 2011. I like the 1st swan the best...I think the way her gentle neck slowly tapers into the swan's neck was done quite forebodingly...haven't seen the film yet, but it's on my list for sure...

Kal said...

These are wicked cool Laz and thus are getting posted up at the 'Cave of Cool'.

Lubbert Das said...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Your very welcome to them Kal, glad you liked them...

Rich Johnson. said...

1st one rocks. amazing.

Lubbert Das said...

Thanks Rich. Hope your enjoying the holidays...

lu said...

Eating swan seems something like throwing pearls before swine.

I like both images Colin, both with a different focus... the first seems more a direct connection to the film, the second more figurative.

Happy Days to you Colin, as ever,
Lu

Jarmara Falconer said...

What wonderful pictures! I would buy them if I could.

Happy New Year to you and yours

Lubbert Das said...

Good to hear from you Lu. It's been a while.

Thanks Jarmara. Happy new year to you too!