Musings on the events inside and outside the gates of Temple Studios at Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man

More snapshots from Temple Studios… I can only hope someone, somewhere, took proper footage of the beauty of these dances and that space (and if so, I hope they share it with everyone who lived in that dream!).

Baron Samedi - the last ritual.That first heartwrenching swap (click for hi-res. I draw these things really large, force of habit from doing print illustration, but tumblr makes it all very very compressed…)

Baron Samedi - the last ritual.

That first heartwrenching swap (click for hi-res. I draw these things really large, force of habit from doing print illustration, but tumblr makes it all very very compressed…)

I saw this swap on the final show from far away, as the tavern was already packed for Rob’s last bar solo. So this is an imagination of a close-up of that moment, when the room took a collective gasp as a “white mask” jumped up to join Andy on the counter top. Also it was a bit of a colour experiment. I still need to work on my colour techniques but the halls of Temple sure were good practice….Been gone… too long.

I saw this swap on the final show from far away, as the tavern was already packed for Rob’s last bar solo. So this is an imagination of a close-up of that moment, when the room took a collective gasp as a “white mask” jumped up to join Andy on the counter top. Also it was a bit of a colour experiment. I still need to work on my colour techniques but the halls of Temple sure were good practice….

Been gone… too long.

Anonymous asked:

What software do you use for your art?

Just Photoshop. I usually doodle a really sketchy thumbnail on paper, photograph it with my phone and work from that image in Photoshop.

"There. As good as new."The Dolores swap on the last show, the last swap I saw.

"There. As good as new."
The Dolores swap on the last show, the last swap I saw.

Another batch of early run TDM photos. As thefoolsloop pointed out, these are professional and I didn’t take them - I’ve never taken photography or videos inside Temple Studios. One time I took a notebook in, thinking I’d take notes, and then instantly forgot it for the whole duration of the show and never tried again.

badlydrawndrownedman:

If you’ve been inspired by Punchdrunk’s work over the last year, fans of The Drowned Man are making a one off contribution towards their Enrichment work with children in East London.

Of course, you can continue to support the theatre company and the enrichment work by becoming a keyholder, but the show has had such a profound impact on so many people that we thought it would be a nice gesture to show how grateful we are, and support work that will inspire a new generation!

I volunteered for Enrichment in the autumn, lovely people and wonderful results! What a nice way to help Punchdrunk Enrichment continue their amazing work.

"Mr. Stanford says thanks."

"Mr. Stanford says thanks."

When I first saw this duet, the most surprising thing was Lila’s entrance: quietly and out of the darkness, a horde for silent ghosts tailing her. I suppose this is what others saw, multumolim’s rendition seems to highlight that same tentative beginning. There’s another continuity error here, which I could’ve fixed but I kind of like it with its imperfections…

When I first saw this duet, the most surprising thing was Lila’s entrance: quietly and out of the darkness, a horde for silent ghosts tailing her. I suppose this is what others saw, multumolim’s rendition seems to highlight that same tentative beginning. There’s another continuity error here, which I could’ve fixed but I kind of like it with its imperfections…