School: Thunder Mountain High School
In 1966, the Italian western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” graced movie theaters around the world, and changed the cowboy genre forever. Revered for its sweeping cinematography, resonant soundtrack, and excellent casting, the film proves to be a profound and well-executed piece of cinematic art, to be enjoyed for all time. I chose to illustrate Clint Eastwood’s character from the film, out of admiration and respect for his stunning acting throughout the movie. I took special care to highlight the parts of Eastwood’s face that emphasizes his character in the film; the messy yet careful hair, the low slung suspicion of the hat’s brim, and of course, the distant, charismatic squint only Eastwood can perfectly execute. This ink illustration took much of my time and effort, and yet only begins to capture the true magic in which “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” possesses.