Tuesday, June 03, 2008

it ain't me, babe

cate blanchett

i always liked cate blanchett, but i was truly blown away by her portrayal of dylan in i'm not there. the people with whom i saw the movie were not impressed with the film all that much, but i thought it was a unique way to explore the life of one unique individual. the only drawback in my eyes was that in using so many actors to play one character, the viewers inevitably choose a favorite, which causes them to like the other versions less. and the other actors were certainly left in the dust by dear cate here.

i wanted to do a picture of her as dylan(or "jude," as her version of dylan is named), but didn't find a decently-sized photo that i liked enough. so i went with a glamour shot, and i'm pretty happy with how it came out. she certainly inspired a nice, subtle palette, i think.

6 comments:

Connie said...

I could look at your lines in this all day; elegant hands!

johanna said...

i love cate blanchett and yeah she was amazing in i'm not there. this is a wonderful portrait of her. your other portraits are fantastic too

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Terrific work! And it reminds me that I want to see that movie.

Hanna said...

lovely, her expression is perfect

tanaudel said...

I agree - lovely lines. I like the almost bas-relief effect of it.

Cecilia Levy said...

beautiful portrait, I especially like her hands!