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Focusing on the actor: Rendering for "On The Harm of Tobacco"Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction Focusing on the actor: Rendering for "On The Harm of Tobacco" (5D)

Theatrical costume design is primarily (although not exclusively) concerned with supporting the actor in his/her interpretation of character.

Step 1: Read the monologue play (aka "Smoking is Bad for You") by Anton Chekhov and ask yourself the following actor-type questions about the man who makes this speech:

If this man were a car, what kind of car would he be?

If this man was an animal, which would he be?

What do you think he has in his pockets?

If he were a woman in the present time (!), how would she dress?

If he could choose to kill himself, or kill his wife, which would he do?

If you can, also find an actor friend and talk to him/her about this play and his/her ideas about what sort of things a costumer might do to help that person better portray that character.

Post your answers or any other insights you have, to the

Message Board

Step 2: Based on these insights and ideas, do a costume rendering of the character, in color. Then label your drawing something like this:

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ManifestobookRenderingtipsRendlayout.gif

'If you have difficulty drawing figures,' you can print out the outline sheet below, and do your rendering on this sheet. Printing the sheet onto cardstock will allow you to use watercolors without having the paper wrinkle.

File:ManifestobookRenderingtipsMalefront.jpgAnother way of Making rendering easier is to make a "Dancing Man":

ManifestobookRenderingtipsDancingman.gif Make this out of heavycardstock, connect the pieces with brads as shown in the center, and lay it onyour paper to make different poses for your body-outlines.

Whenever you have spare time this semester, teach yourself more about rendering by going to this

links page for more lessons. Or try this book which has great ideas on how to draw "character" driven renderings.

Step 3:

Scan and post the image you drew to your

section and post a notification on the message board that you have done a rendering for this play and would appreciate feedback from the other students.

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