The latest visual essay from Debbie is now up on Imprint!
|The latest in a experimental series of drawing movies, Debbie’s visual essay rendition of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia is now up to view at Imprint.
“I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper…”
Check out some amazing photos and a review from Debbie’s art opening at the Chicago Design Museum!
Join us for the second installment of Debbie’s newest video series, where she watches a film and live-draws it for your viewing pleasure.
Learn more about the experience Here.
What other films would look beautiful if converted into sketch?
We’re proud to announce that Debbie Millman’s collection of visual essays will be on exhibition at the Chicago Design Museum this Summer!
This series of essays examines the close relationship between design and everyday life. Each beautifully illustrated essay reveals the magic and wonder of the often unseen world around us.
We hope you can join us when the exhibition opens this June!
“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