01/11/2017 by Lee
Drawing my movie collection
A few years ago before the time of the collection cull, I had a DVD collection. A mighty DVD collection that spanned multiple bookcases and when valued for insurance purposes came in at a ridiculous amount that made me more than a little queasy. In my defence, I had gotten the majority of them in sales, it was a period where DVD sales were at an all-time high and many movies were coming in at $5 or so. I didn’t really love them, there were some that were unopened when I got rid of them. They were a collection for collection sake.
So they were culled, sold or given away until I was left with a couple of rarities that aren’t available online or on blu-ray.
Of course yes, that’s when blu-ray came along and I have for the most part resisted being too completist with them, especially thanks to Netflix. But it’s a decent sized collection of films still and I think I could probably cull some of them again. Throw in the fact that we’re a 4k household now and some of those discs are starting to creep into the collection as well.
So whilst away in the wilds of Tasmania, I thought a neat way to go through the collection properly and confirm I still enjoy them all was to not only rewatch them all but also take advantage of the opportunity to set myself a drawing schedule. So I’m going to slowly work my way through my blu-rays and 4k’s and weigh up whether I still feel the need to hang on to them.
The illustrations I’m going to do from each of them are going to be done with ink and nib pen because I don’t force myself to use them enough and they always add a wonderfully organic look to my already scribbly pics.
I’ll list the movies here in this post and pop the images up on Lee Draws Stuff as well.
- Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Serenity (4K)
Obviously, this is not the full collection, as I work my way through them I’ll add them here and indicate if they’re being let go!