An Iascaire

Here is a little bit more from Eimhin’s upcoming project An tEarrach Thiar, featuring a fisherman character who appears towards the end of the film.

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This  fisherman featured in the 1932 documentary Aran of the Saints, courtesy of the IFI Film Archive, was the basis of the below design:

 

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Rough character study of the fisherman
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Final colour model

 

A little bit of research for this scene’s location:

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Kilmurvey Beach, Inis Mór

 

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Here’s the layout sketch with annotations. This layout sketch went through a few iterations before getting the right level of ‘shape’ in the strata of limestone rocks on the beach.
Below is an earlier, more generic looking beach:tobar_bg_25

And here is the completed background by Robin Hoshino and Eimhin

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