I painted this cover to the latest CINEFAMILY movie theater program, as part of a film festival dedicated the films of the classic comedian and auteur Jerry Lewis. The movie we wanted to focus on was his 1961 slapstick "romance" THE LADIES MAN.The centerpiece of the film - apart from the crazy/extravagant cutaway dollhouse set that Lewis built - is the constant tormet experienced by a heartbroken man who has sworn off of women ... and naturally gets a job working in a boarding house for beautiful ladies.
I tooks lots of screenshots while watching the movie...... and tried to quickly sketch Lewis' hyper-physical, destructive goofball comedy while capturing the oily sexual tension that seems poised to combust at any moment. Here was my sketch.I ended up doing the drawing with colored ink (Faber Castell PITT pens) and coloring it with some cheap watercolours and a hot pink highlighter. It's about 16" x 20". Type was added later. You should really watch Ladies Man - it's weird and good. I need to watch more Jerry Lewis movies.