Sketchbook: 1922 / by J. Logan Carey

I watched 1922 on Netflix recently which is a movie based on a novella by Stephen King. I’ve been slow to dive deeply into King’s library, but every time I do I find more to enjoy and 1922 wasn’t any different. It was a brilliantly done horror film. Thomas Jane plays the main character in it and he was transformed to say the least, hardly recognizable at all.

The story is set in what is probably the period of American history that fascinates me the most; the time between World War I and World War II. The Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, the New Deal, every bit about that era interests me and the backdrop of 1922 was enthralling in it’s authenticity.

I did some sketches of different scenes and promotional shots for the movie I thought I’d share. I’ve been slacking on my sketchbook lately, but it was fun to have a subject to play with.

 The Conniving Man

The Conniving Man

 A painted version of the previous sketch done in Procreate. I still have a lot to learn about digital painting.

A painted version of the previous sketch done in Procreate. I still have a lot to learn about digital painting.

 Henry / Hank

Henry / Hank

 Sketch of Arlette done in Procreate.

Sketch of Arlette done in Procreate.

 Some quick sketches of different scenes.

Some quick sketches of different scenes.

The soundtrack was also particularly well done. It really made a rural Nebraska feel like a place with something ominous lurking behind every idyllic scene. The album cover kind of puzzles me because most of the movie takes place on a farm it’s a picture of an old tree. I don’t get it. You can listen to it on Spotify below…