I watched Roman Holiday tonight so I could remind myself of what ‘Anja’ gets up to on her day off from being a princess. It is part of some research that I am doing for my design concept.
I giggled so many times, the character of the princess
who is played by Audrey Hepburn is so cute and so funny.
The drawings above where created by me, I drew them with pencil, then outlined in fineliner and added colour using photoshop. I was originally going to leave them in black and white, but I actually like them better with colour.
The reason I watched Roman Holiday, and have outlined the above sequences is because I am exploring the idea or the concept of a ‘flaneuse’. Some meanings of a flaneuse are;
– a person who walks the city in order to experience it
– aimless idle behaviour
– in order to engage in flaneri, one must not have anything too definite in mind
– a flaneuse is a detached pedestrian given to observing and commenting on milieu – critically and analytically to be sure but not without bemusement, even fondness.
So, now you can see how the character is totally a flaneuse. I think I am also quite the flaneuse. Are you?