I really want to do well on this week's Schoolism assignment- to create a character inspired by a famous person. I chose Gene Kelly from "The Pirate" because its such a fun performance, and Kelly's idea to show that men can be graceful without sacrificing masculinity is a very interesting one. Serafin is a rake, but very charming, and as the pirate he proves powerfully athletic even in those dainty little black shorts. There are a lot of elements to play with: his muscular legs, pointed little boots, floppy curly hair, slim, lightbulb-shaped torso, high waist, roguish expression- but every time I think I'm close to tying it all together it just slips away. I planned to finish this today but on the last assignment I committed too early and the final product suffered. This time around I'll take it slow and let it rest overnight.