“A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the movie Beginners, the amazing Mike Mills directed movie about an older man who comes out to his son after his wife of 40 years dies. Christopher Plummer stars and won a best supporting actor Oscar award last night for his work. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it, it is an incredible movie. You can also see Mills’ blog about it here.
I was watching it on demand from the comfort of my home. The son, played by Ewan MacGregor, happens to be a graphic designer and illustrator in the movie and there are drawings featured through out the movie.
I got so inspired watching the film that about 5 or ten minutes into the movie, I grabbed a blank notebook and started drawing along to the movie. I did it live, in real time, no erasing or editing, as the movie was playing and didn’t stop until the movie was over. It was all done it one take.
By TOTAL COINCIDENCE, I finished the notebook as the movie ended. I drew one illustration per page, and it follows along the plot of the movie.
I hope you like it.” –Debbie