Ned Kelly: Armour costume sketch

Drawing of bushranger Ned Kelly wearing a long coat with armour underneath. He is holding a rifle in one hand. There is a lion on his right hand side and some iron bars behind them that looks like a jail cell.
Title:
Ned Kelly: Armour costume sketch
NFSA ID:
594306
Year:
2003
Category:
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This is a copy of an original drawing by costume designer Anna Borghesi for the film Ned Kelly (2003).

The sketch shows Kelly (Heath Ledger) standing in a cage with a lion. He is wearing a long oilskin coat over his armour, while he holds the end of a rifle with his right hand.

It is a dramatic and well-executed picture, in addition to being an effective costume design sketch. Its monochromatic execution, low-level perspective and high contrasting tones all add to the sense of drama in the drawing.