TV sketching: Queens of Mystery

More tv sketches (done on the iPad using Procreate) of Queens of Mystery Season 2 Episodes 3 & 4, “The Modern Art of Murder” (Acorn TV).

Artists behaving badly
This pink
Motorbikes and planes
Blues, and variably-effective sneaking
Lighting challenges — also, foreshortening is an adventure when drawn in a hurry
staying cool

In between seasons 1 and 2, the actress playing the main character, Mathilda Stone, changed, and the effect is practically seamless. Florence Hall is a good physical match to Olivia Vinall, but she steps — and leans — into the role fully, and really sells the transition. In addition to her work, the strong colour coding and silhouette choices of the show work fabulously to blend the edges of the change. I’d love to hear about the choices and work involved in Florence Hall inhabiting this existing role.

(Everyone did a fabulous job, clearly, because I didn’t notice except for thinking Mathilda’s cheeks were somehow different when she smiled, until Carl pointed it out in the comments to the last set of sketches.)

Here’s a screenshot of the sketches in progress, because this show is making me use colours I wouldn’t usually choose.

Previous TV sketches can be found under the tag TV sketching.

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