Westward Ho! At a cinema near you soon.

line westwardhofinal

It’s the only place I know in the UK with an exclamation mark in the name. As part of my series of ‘proper drawings’ this is just one of a big series drawings. This is the original and is from this photograph taken some years ago. It would lend itself to one of those Cohen brother films as a poster. I only ever did one poster for cinema and that was when the props ( a house ) were more important to the director than the then leading actor who was Tom Hanks! A very long time ago. The job was fraught with problems, mainly mine as I sought to do justice to a job that I thought I was ill-suited to. I don’t do likenesses and particularly not of women. The other star was Shelley Long, who would not have liked my rendition of her

It would lend itself to one of those Cohen brother films as a poster. I only ever did one poster for cinema and that was when the props ( a house ) were more important to the director than the then leading actor who was Tom Hanks! A very long time ago. The job was fraught with problems, mainly mine as I sought to do justice to a job that I thought I was ill-suited to. I don’t do likenesses and particularly not of women. The other star was Shelley Long, who would not have liked my rendition of her face, if I had attempted it. Skipping to the end of the saga, they did eventually use my drawing but it was one I’m not particularly proud of. I still have the rough visual somewhere, but keep it well hidden. Typography, of sorts, eventually came to my rescue obliterating most of my efforts.

Here’s the original photo taken on the coast at Westward Ho! which inspired the line drawing above. I’ll be adding colourĀ in due course and will repost it then. It’s probably a fine residence by now, but then it was just a rather sad coast house.

Westward Ho 09 098

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