I love watching the Oscars…it’s like my Super Bowl. But, having two young boys and a busy work schedule, I rarely get to go out to the movies. Of the ones in this year’s Academy Awards Best Picture category, I’ve seen Inception and Toy Story 3. Even though I haven’t seen most of the movies nominated this year, there’s something about the Oscars that has me absolutely captivated. Maybe it’s the glamorous stars and the fashion of the Red Carpet; or the moving speeches of artists who are being recognized for their work; or the thrill of seeing so many visionaries, artists, creative minds and experts together under one roof, celebrating the magic that is movie making. Whatever it is, I’m totally into it. You know how people have or go to Super Bowl parties, even though their teams aren’t playing that year? Yeah, that’s me with the Oscars. I really want to have an Oscars-themed party one year…with cleverly named appetizers and cocktails, and guests dressed as their favorite award winning actor/actress or character from a nominated movie. That would be so fun!
My favorite awards are the ones for Art Direction, Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects, and Animated Feature. I am blown away when I see the designers’ sketches, and when they are shown side-by-side to the end product of the film. It truly is magical.
I haven’t seen The King’s Speech, but based on the few glimpses I’ve caught from trailers and previews, I know I MUST see it…not only because I’ve heard it’s a great story, but the set decoration and costuming alone looks amazing. There’s a fantastic wall finish in one of the scenes that I know I could spend hours just rewinding and examining. So perhaps I’ll do a sketch of it in the future when I have a chance to watch the film.
But for today’s sketch, I decided to draw my favorite dress of the night…an absolutely dreamy and romantic Elie Saab Haute Couture lavender chiffon gown with tiered lace details, worn by Mila Kunis.
|Mason’s been making books lately. This is the cover page…I’m not sure what the book is about or what the colorful drawing is…but I like the design.|
|“Wuts Gowen On…Nuthen.” He could work for the marketing dept. at Chick-Fil-A. LOL!|