I made these portraits for a blog entry on four noir films that I really enjoy. I picked scenes from the films that I thought show off the characters calm and cool attitudes, their strength or their grace.
From left to right they are:
Allen Baron in Blast of Silence
Eddie Constantine in Alphaville
Constance Towers in The Naked Kiss
Alain Delon in Le Samouraï
Each were drawn out separately, inked, then compiled and colored digitally.
Final piece, close-ups and original sketches below: