Exactly a year ago today, artist Greg O’Regan began an ambitious journey: For each of the next 365 days, he would watch a movie, and then sketch a drawing based on the film. We have a hard enough time eating breakfast every day, but finding the two hours (at least) to watch a movie and then draw every day seems downright impossible.
O’Regan has stronger will than we do, though, because Thursday marks the final day of his journey, one that he saw through to the end. 365 days later, he watched 365 movies, and has 365 sketches to show for it, chronicling his journey on Instagram the whole time. He really spread his wings in terms of the breadth of movies he watched, as he tackled everything from animation, like My Neighbor Totoro:
…and Beauty and the Beast:
He also tackled gory horror (in a decidedly lighthearted way) like The Human Centipede:
He tried comedies like Airplane!:
Sci-fi made plenty an appearance, like Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace:
As did superhero movies, like Suicide Squad:
He ran through the finish line with a drawing of Ghostbusters and a message to his 14,000 followers that read, “Thank you to everyone out there that followed me, liked my posts and gave me encouraging words, i couldnt have done it without you!! YOU’RE ALL STARS! I’m gonna build on what we’ve done here and continue to post movies tv and entertainment inspired posts- i’ll now be able to spend a bit more time on them now though.”
Visit O’Regan’s Instagram page here, and scroll down to see what an outstanding level of commitment and artistic ability looks like.
Featured image: Studio Ghibli