LACMA Guillermo DEL TORO Art Gallery
I didn’t know Guillermo Del Toro until my friend told me about him and a little about who he is and what he does. He is a Mexican filmmaker, novelist, screenwriter, and a producer. I watched a Conan clip of Guillermo Del Toro doing a tour of his mansion of his work. I mean, my gosh, he has a home for all his works.
Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors—and referencing a wide range of cinematic, pop-culture, and art-historical sources—del Toro recreates the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico. He now works internationally, with a cherished home base he calls “Bleak House” in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
It costs about $ extra to see his exhibit at LACMA but it’s so worth it. I’ve never been to a gallery like this before. I suggest you get here early because it will get so packed that there’s going to be a line to check out his works.
When you first walk into the gallery, you’ll notice Hell Boy’s Angel of Death. It’s such a creepy character with many eyes on its wings. I have yet to see Hell Boy after seeing many of Guillermo’s artwork.
One of the things that I really enjoyed looking at Guillermo Del Toro’s Gallery was his art books and sketches. It was amazing to see the colors, the details, the writing which is mostly in Spanish, just come alive! Just looking at this particular work of art motivates me to sketch more.
Here’s the Pacific Rim sketchbook/journal by Guillermo Del Toro in which he Directed. This inspires me to write more as well as drawing and sketch. The little girl with the blue coat is the Young Mako Mori in the movie Pacific Rim.
Here’s a close up of one of his notebook.
This is a really cool comic strip of Blade II.
Here’s another one of his Blade sketches.
This is an interesint art with a radish which almost looks like a baby.
Here’s a drawing from the movie, Pan’s Labyrinth.
Here’s the creepy looking creature from Pan’s Labyrinth who Guillermo describes is neither good or evil.
Here’s another creepy looking character on Pan’s Labyrinth, called The Pale Man. Now you can get an idea of what kind of artwork Guillermo does.