“The Castell 9000 Jumbo pencils create all levels of black that are needed to create the necessary tension. Even on relatively smooth paper you get a grain resembling old movies. Underlaying this paper with different structures will transfer it into the picture.”

Being able to draw a picture about film noir is particularly appealing to Raul Miclea. He wants it to be dark and mysterious. In this scene he is showing a dissimilar couple on the run. Although set in the centre of the city, the other people couldn’t be farther away.

“A film noir plays with perception. That’s why I decided not to add any perspective to the picture. The depth results solely from the staggered arrangement of the various levels, much like in old montages.”

Raul Miclea

  • Born in Arad, Romania
  • Studied at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland
  • Studied at Georg-Simon-Ohm Fachhochschule Nuremberg (University of Applied Sciences), Germany
    Degree in Media Design
  • Since 2010 freelance media designer with focus on image design, illustration, photography and video editing