Baby Plainview

Sunday Sketch Baby Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood

This one’s a bit more polished than I had originally planned it to be, but the drawing took off, so I went with it.  I’m happy to present, in case you don’t recognize him, Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood… as a baby.

I had this idea yesterday while out on a walk, and the true success is that I even did it.  I thought it was a fun idea, and I began to convince myself that I should wait to do it later… “when I’m better.”  I stood my ground, though, and regardless of whether or not my skill-level on this little picture matches what I saw in my head (of course it doesn’t), I went through with it, and I’m glad to be able to share it.

I went light on the shading and coloring detail, because I didn’t want to turn this into a massive project, but maybe I’ll return to it in the future and really spruce it up.  It works for me, though, and the point of this whole endeavor is just pushing myself to practice.

In the original sketch and line-drawing, the bowling pin had a band across the neck, to color in red, but when I did a reference check, I realized the pins in the movie are non-descript, so that’s why it is here, too.

P.S. – After the original sketch (all I’d planned to do, at first) I did a quick search online for tips on line-art in Photoshop (just to stir up some ideas), and I found the doubling-in-size idea from HERE useful.  My lines aren’t anywhere near as graceful as theirs, but it’s something to aim for :).

P.P.S – While searching for my reference shots, I came across this, and thought it was fantastic… as is the rest of this fella’s work.


About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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3 Responses to Baby Plainview

  1. dannykneip says:

    very good! not what i expected. apparently, you can draw! ๐Ÿ˜‰ if you can stand your ground, with yourself more often, you will have a really nice portfolio very soon.


    • Mark says:

      Haha, thanks.. this is going to be a fairly trying personal venture,with all my perfectionism and self-doubt, so that means quite a bit ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. dannykneip says:

    the link you posted to the guys site of … hang on.. i'm distracted by some gorgeous red head nemo valkyrja.. goodness gracious.. what was i saying?? who cares.. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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