Celebrating Women of Colour Achievement in Theatre during the new 2016 season, starting with Sandy Cheeks from The SpongeBob Musical, portrayed by Spring Awakening’s Lilli Cooper. Representation matters.
Sandy’s was the first costume design I fell in love with and it’s still my favourite. I love how she looks like Foxy Brown (‘’she’s sweet brown sugar with a touch of spice’’), like some badass martial arts chick from a 1970’s blaxploitation film. Funny how Playbill.com labelled her ‘’the submarine squirrel maiden’’ but she’s no one’s love interest (that’s a new one, and I have no idea where they got that from, because she’s a swinging bachelorette). I’m glad, nonetheless, that director Tina Landau makes gains in gender parity by introducing feminism and Girl Power to an otherwise very male-centric show (plus, three out of the four main female roles are filled by actresses of colour. Great Comet and Hamilton are not the only shows employing race bending. *whispers in Moana voice* Di-ver-sit-y Di-ver-sit-y, you’re so amazing!).
(This took way too long. Three months to be exact, and it didn't even come out that great. Oh well.)
Watercolour and pastel on charcoal paper- 11X17.
UPDATE: Fixed the background. Still looks like crap but more like presentable crap.
The SpongeBob Musical © Kyle Jarrow and Tina Landau.
That's better than what I could draw (well I can't draw at all, lol)
It's why I've been disabling comments in the first place for the past few months.
Didn't sketch the background, just painted free form so that's probably why.
I like it!
And actually, the imperfectness of the shapes too gives it that appearance like it's underwater like everything's distorted.
I was trying too hard to make it look perfect, exactly like the photograph, but I apparently suck at backgrounds so I just decided to make it look more abstract. Thanks!
I also think sometimes it's better not to make your art look so perfect...art can only imitate life so much. If you wanted to paint like that you'd tear your hair out. XD
Sometimes abstract is better than making it look exact. It's more creative.
you drew Bikini Bottom in its entirety! O-o
Theatre is different than films, we tend not to cover up tats or piercings because unlike films (where actors can only get tats/piercings in less visible areas, as this would prove problematic especially in period pierces, even with make-up) it doesn't matter on the stage, casting is much more flexible. Unless you're sitting directly behind the orchestra pit you wouldn't even notice.
Piercings can easily be removed and they usually are.
I guess actors can get only get big tats in places you wouldn't see, but you better hope there isn't a nude scene if you catch my drift.
Bottom line is though, casting directors really hate actors with tats. It's too much hassle to ''remove'' it on film.
But I did notice most times theatre actors can have small tattoos, like Lilli does, just two small ones on her arms and one on her ankle.
It would suck to work in Hollywood then if you can't change your appearance much...esp. women actors who want to shave their head or dye their hair weird colors they have a harder time getting roles which is stupid. Theatre doesn't seem to care as much.
That's the downside of the industry, yes.
If you want to be an actor, be a theatre actor, lol. Plus, you'll do a lot more acting than you would in front of a camera.
That’s the best Sandy you’ve ever drawn so far.
Oooh the stage lighting looks good!
Wow you even got Lilli’s tattoos.
Although I noticed she got a new one on her other arm on the wrist when she did TICK, TICK...BOOM!