Crimson / White

April 16th, 2012

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.

19 Comments

  1. These captures are beautiful! And a great idea for when you’re inspired! I used to do this the old school way when I was young. I would pause my VCR, take a picture, and then get the film developed and hang the pics on my bedroom wall! And my subject was usually a cute guy, like Christian Bale :)

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    Aw I love that! Adorable. x

    reply

  2. moira says:

    This is such a brilliant idea, love your kind of procratination ;)

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    ha, thanks! x

    reply

  3. Jill says:

    These picture are just stunning!
    xoxo

    reply

  4. Chloe says:

    I just watched this recently too! I read the book a couple years ago and was totally hooked. I agree that the casting was perfect….ugh, and her hair!!

    I heard that there was a sort of sequel that came out…have you read that one?

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    I hadn’t heard of that! Will look out for it. x

    reply

    Chloe says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I had it a bit wrong – ne sequel but a collection of short stories with the characters….so more of a prequel type thing. Just got it from the library ;)

    reply

  5. meili says:

    aaaahh ! I love romola Garai as well !! I loved the hour !!
    i’ved just seen the first one on the crimson !
    nice shot !!
    I will always remember that its you who make me discover I capture the castle and I’m loving romola garai since then ! xx

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I couldn’t be happier to spread the Romola love :)

    reply

  6. Sara G says:

    These are amazing. I read the book a few months back and loved it, was dubious about the TV series but now seeing these I think I should give it a try.

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Give it a go, I think you’d like it!
    Your blog is looking great :)

    reply

  7. Michelle says:

    These are brilliant. I haven’t seen the series but it looks pretty interesting.

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Oh you should, it’s fantastic! Can’t rave about it enough. x

    reply

  8. Eli says:

    This are just awesome. I’d totally use them for illustration inspiration.

    reply

  9. Justine says:

    Engaging but spooky. Not going to lie, they sent chills down my spine. Thanks for sharing :)

    reply

    kris atomic says,

    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    They are a bit moody and dark, aren’t they! x

    reply

  10. NEVAEH says:

    While I seeing this pictures,I’m thinking what a story be told.A love story? A nature story? Or a family story? Anyway,it must be a old story I will never know about it.:)

    reply

  11. Oh yes. I do love Romola and I did love The Crimson Petal and the White. So trashy/wrong/depressing/beautiful.

    Your edited caps are actually rather lovely. Some perfect moments there.

    reply

Leave a Comment