Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC

2.5" x 3.5" watercolor
2.5" x 3.5" watercolor

Here’s another artist trading card.   I was watching  an old movie called  Ten Minutes to Live , which is a 1932 independent film by African American film director Oscar Micheaux.  It was included in a box of public domain DVDs we bought a while back.  There was this scene where the villian is coming down a flight of stairs.  I loved the way it was lit, so I paused the film and made a rough value map and a quick sketch altering his features to make him a more romantic sort of mysterious stranger.  Later I did this drawing and painted it with indigo blue watercolor.

4 thoughts on “Every Day in May: Day 21 – Mysterious Man ATC

  1. Definitely a noir presence. I like the old black and white films…mystery…lighting…suspense. The burnt out neon lights. A story. Not the parade of explosions and special effects that dominate today. You are a good portrait artist.

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