Monday, October 12, 2009

Commission Sketch: Wings of Desire

The latest winner of my facebook commission contest is Juan Arevalo for guessing this quote correctly from the movie WINGS OF DESIRE:

"Every street has its borderline. Between each plot, there's a strip of no-man's-land disguised as a hedge or a ditch. Every home owner, or even every tenant nails his name plate on the door, like a coat of arms and studies the morning... paper as if he were a world leader...Everyone carries his own state with him, and demands a toll when another wants to enter."

The film WINGS OF DESIRE (titled “Der Himmel ├╝ber Berlin” in German) is the far superior, original film directed by Win Wenders, remade into the sappy, After School, Hallmark Special called CITY OF ANGELS, almost 10 years later. WINGS OF DESIRE also spawned the less brooding FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE and an interesting relationship with Bono and U2 that among other things led to Wenders directing a Bono-led screenplay called MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL.

Juan Arevalo picked the love sick angel, Damiel, played by Bruno Ganz of WINGS OF DESIRE as the subject of the commission sketch.


ShojinStudios said...

Andy, seriously it looks gorgeous! WOW! I can't wait to frame this piece up! GREAT JOB!!

amkudelka said...

Thanks! Will you be able to make the Chicago Ale House (Sketch Tuesday) Event tonight? I can bring the piece with me. If not, let me know if you have a pull box at Darktower Comics. I can drop it off there.

ShojinStudios said...

I will be at the Ale House tonight maybe late but I'll be there! Thanks again Andy!