I really liked the idea of creating sub plots in our film, adding items to tell stories of the character who once occupied it- giving the feel that there was a community in the saloon. We had talked about the idea of a local drinker- always there and is as much furniture in the bar as he is a person.
I wanted to help recreate this- when Phoebe went to model her bar stools we talked and she modelled one that was slightly fancier than the rest. This would be the man’s (I’m going to call him Doc). This man would have been the person the townsfolk trusted in, for advice on just about anything. Therefore, he would have had his own risk of passage in the form of a drink.
To add to this, we decided to give him a few props, adding glasses, a book, a empty whiskey glass, to show he was of an intellectual background.
I went online to look for antique spectacles, and found a type I liked instantly. They had no legs so to speak, attaching solely through a chain, perching on the nose.
The main image I used for reference, I liked the added details, including the turtle shell on the nose bridge. (PicClick CA, 2016).
I liked the bridge at the top on these glasses, quite unusual. (PicClick CA, 2016).
Below is the unsmoothed version of the glasses I created. The team were happy with these, and I’m glad. Now to move on to the next thing…
PicClick CA. (2016). Antique Pince Nez Eyeglasses Glasses Pinch Nose Spring Bridge Old Spectacles • CAD 42.28. [online] Available at: http://picclick.ca/Antique-Pince-Nez-Eyeglasses-Glasses-Pinch-Nose-Spring-191933554993.html [Accessed 21 Oct. 2016].