'OSCRARS - 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS'

ILLUSTRATION COLLECTION - 2019

After the 91st Academy Awards aired earlier this year, my social medias were dominated by images from the ceremony, and some of them really stuck with me so I decided to create some quick illustrations from some images that I liked and also from moments from the ceremony that jumped out. The first of the three moments that I decided to illustrate was Olivia Colman winning Best Actress, more specifically an image I stumbled across of her kissing her trophy. I have loved Olivia's work in the past, 'Broadchurch' sticking out the most for me, and I absolutely loved her in 'The Favourite' too (plus she gave a cracking speech), so it was a no brainer for me to pick this moment to illustrate first. Second, I decided to illustrate Rami Malek with his Best Actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. This isn't my first time drawing Rami, last year I created this alternative poster for his tv series 'Mr Robot', however this quick drawing is much more simple; using bold lines to form the silhouette, with some detailing in the face, hands and his award. I really challenged myself to create a portrait with detail where it needed to be in a short amount of time. Lastly, I think everyone saw this moment in the days following the ceremony; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing 'Shallow'. For this illustration I spent a little bit more time than I did with the other two, mainly because there were two subjects but also because I wanted to make sure I was happy with the result. I thought it was only fitting too after creating an alternative poster for the movie 'A Star is Born' that I drew the two stars of the film performing the movie's hit. I really like this mini illustration, and it is something I hope to do annually. 

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