Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Third Man #3

The central moment of the Third Man, Harry Lime's merry, luminous eye at the center of the darkness when he reveals himself. Despite having just been told just how terrible a human being he is, this is pure joy - the trickster choosing to step into the light , laughing at ordinary mortals as if he were Hermes or Reynard the Fox, before vanishing once again into the darkness.

21 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

I like your art here, I like where you have placed him, this has a wonderfully cool feeling about it.

Totalfeckineejit said...

This is the best yet, the way he blends into, and creates his own, shadow,is brilliant.Great location.

Chris David Richards said...

This coat is indeed unfathomable.

Celeste Maia said...

This is one of the best, how were you able to give him a shadow? That mingling of dark and light, and the trickester's face appearing, antecipating the commotion he was going to create...

Eva said...

... and figure that somber music...
"ductor" said my word verification. I'm sure they understand.

Gene said...

Great image -- the shadows are perfect for him to appear and disappear as in the movie.

subtorp77 said...

Excellent! One of the cooler scenes and you've captured it very well :)

ger said...

Getting merry, luminous eyes myself here... - the greys! the refinement...!

Jasmine said...

This is spectacular Susan. I love your use of shadow with the light around the edges of the figures clothing. This picture has that something extra, just like your Alice in the woodland a few days ago.

bindu said...

Great illustration! It goes so well with the light and shadows.

Caio Fernandes said...

this drawing is realy realy good . all this scene seems complet for me .

herhimnbryn said...

Love these. Every morning I had the zither theme music running through my head....ding ading ading ading.......

California Girl said...

Susan: this is a wonderful likeness of the character, he actor and the mood.

Fiestoforo said...

Nice work and art you have here, it looks very interesting!
Salud!
F.

Titus said...

Perfect angle. Wonderful.

justdoodleit said...

Love that coat and the textures you've created.

mum said...

A pity The Third Man isn't available on youtube, your series is making me want to see it again.

Ah, the trickster. What would art be without him? When you think he got booted out of heaven in his Luciferian incarnation, you almost feel sorry for the harpists on high (do you think Lucifer took the zither with him when he fell?)

Back to storywriting I go.

Cheers to you, Susan.

Maldito Columpio said...

The third man is one of my favourite movies, and I adore Graham Greene.
Great choice and nice draws!

rosedale's 4head said...

CLASSIC! dig it!

notmassproduced said...

very dramatic.

Tomás Serrano said...

You made a great image, with a fabulous Welles. The location is perfect too.