A while ago I saw The Crimson Petal and the White and made some screen caps as I went along, as I often do when watching something visually appealing. Fellow illustrators, do you do the same? I like to use them as references for sketches sometimes, you get some really nice lighting as well as great facial expressions and costumes. Anyway, I was cleaning up my hard drive, came upon these and in a moment of extreme procrastination edited them ye-olde-Victorian-stylee with a bit of help from Exposure.
The mini series was on last year and if you missed it, you’re missing out (but there is a DVD). The cinematography is gorgeous and atmospheric (the original was obviously in colour) and the casting is banging. If nothing else, you get a four hour jaunt through flawless Romola’s many hairdos, which is a treat in itself.
But let’s not start talking about how much I love Romola, or we’ll be here all day…
Caps edited by me, with respect to the BBC who own all Copyright to the original production.