Oscar Project : 1937

Oscar Poster, personal

The ‘Oscars Project’, which I’m working on in my spare time, continues with the page for 1937. At this point in the history, the Academy started adding Supporting Actors and Actresses to the awards roster, which makes the page a little more crowded (especially since they are still nominating up to twelve ‘Best Pictures’ for contention). For more information on this project, see this link.

Oscar Coloring

Oscar Poster, personal

Well, I missed my first Oscar telecast (I’ve seen every one since 1972), and I won’t even comment on the brouhaha that has arisen over a certain ‘slap’.

If you’ve been following along, I’ve been working on an ‘Oscar Coloring Book’ personal challenge, attempting to do a page of nominee caricatures for every year of the oscars, from 1929-2029. You can see more on the project as it evolves at this link. Today I started work on laying out 1937, and also finished up a ‘colorized’ version of one of the previous pages (just to see what kind of challenge would be involved in coloring one of these things). I did a bit of tweaking to Wallace Beery, also, since I wasn’t quite happy with the likeness on this one.

Oscars 1936

Oscar Poster, personal

This week I finished up my sketches for the “Who Was” book, and worked on other projects (see previous post), but in the spare hours of the day, I moved ahead on another of my ‘Oscar Coloring Pages’ (see this link for more details on this ongoing personal project). These pages are starting to get a little more complex as the calendar years advance, and we haven’t even gotten to the first year where they started awarding ‘Best Supporting’ categories. This year’s collection included 5 actors (which would eventually become the standard), 6 actresses, 4 directors and a whopping 12 nominees for best picture. I may have to do some creative arranging in future pages, as this becomes even more complex.

After some thought, and some dissatisfaction with the way I am treating the ‘list of nominations’ companion page, I have decided to try a different approach. A typographical ‘mish-mash’ is what I am currently leaning towards, as pictured below. Thinking that the person coloring the book would have more creative options for handling this sort of treatment.

Oscars Continued

Oscar Poster, personal

I’ve been spending most of my time working on the latest ‘Who Was’ book, and various small projects that I’m not quite ready to share for one reason or another. Meanwhile, in my spare hours, I’m continuing to work on my ‘Oscar Project’ (for more information on this, see this link). Here is the ‘1934’ page.