Crimson / White

16 April 12

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.

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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 :)

Ashley {GirlyObsessions} replied about 8 years ago.

Aw I love that! Adorable. x

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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

moira replied about 8 years ago.

ha, thanks! x

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

These picture are just stunning!
xoxo

Jill replied about 8 years ago.

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?

chloe replied about 8 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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 ;)

chloe replied about 8 years ago.

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

meili replied about 8 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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.

Sara G replied about 8 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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

Michelle replied about 8 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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

eli replied about 8 years ago.

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

Justine replied about 8 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied about 8 years ago.

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.:)

NEVAEH replied about 8 years ago.

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.

lindsey clare replied about 8 years ago.

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