Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pirate, Boy and Lyra





I've been very busy trying to complete my Flight 5 story before my parents arrive for Christmas, but here are some random drawings I did while waiting for the monster Flight page files to open or save on my computer.

I saw The Golden Compass several weekends ago and thought it was much better than the critics made it out to be. The little girl who played Lyra did a fantastic job.

It's too bad though that books somehow don't 'count' to the public unless they are made into films. I'm reading The Golden Compass now, and although the film is an admirable attempt to capture a very complex story, there are just some things better read than seen in a theater.

15 comments:

trophiogrande said...

these look great and and can't agree about the movie and book more.

bog_art said...

Great character designs!!..

Louis-Philippe said...

Sarah, your designs are amazing...
Quick question: What size are those originals?

^_^

Mish said...

yeah, i saw the movie and thought it was good as well. i noticed a lot of the people that read the books beforehand didn't care for it that much. i'll probably pick up the books sometime soon and read them as well.

awesome drawings, as usual!

sarah said...

Thanks everyone!

Michelle, now that I am reading the book I can see a lot was changed/condensed. It's a lot grittier too. I still like the movie as well, I'm just glad I saw it first.

Louis-Philippe, these were drawn in a 7x5 inch sketchbook. :)

Alex Fleisig said...

great stuff sarah...

I'm thinking I might get the audio books on itunes for golden compass... but I am torn... should I wait and watch the films first... i don't know what to do

the audio books are supposed to be quite good quality

The Dan Ward said...

Love your drawings!

I haven't seen The Golden Compass yet, but I read the whole trilogy a few years back - they're a lot of fun. It's been a hot topic on my blog lately, what with all the controversy over Pullman's beliefs on religion...

mauricio salmon said...

i'm always impressed by your line quality, it is always a joy to look at. hopefully i can cath the golden compass this weekened

cgyoung said...

Sarah,
these are terrific.
Love pirates,...Awesome as always.

I really enjoyed "Compass",
but I'm a sucker for high adventure flicks, besides
you can't beat Sam Elliott
he's good no matter what.
-CGY

Jeffrey said...

I've heard a lot of reports on how the film scripts were watered down by the company, which doesn't surprise me; I just hope that when and if they make the sequels (which, given the current gross, doesn't seem that likely) that the filmmakers don't shy away from the more complex topics of the story.

wordsongs said...

love the sketchwork, i wish i had the time to get back drawing, its sites like these that get my kahuunahs ready to scribble...i mostly go to doodle bug though http://doodlebug.desktopcreatures.com/
or at http://www.blackplanet.com/supamaddlover/
peace Wordsongs

Laura Williams said...

Love the sketches, especially your pirate (the feathers are really neat). I also enjoyed the movie, but I had read the books about four years ago so my comparison might be a little more lenient. My only hope is that they make the sequel.

-David Poe said...

these look fantastic!
I haven't been around in a while; I love the character sketches, as well!

You always have such a nice sense of kinematics in non animated works; it's amazing!

Jose Darias said...

admirable characters , i like a lot!!

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