Working in a commercial gave me the chance to capture some of the backstage action. The waiting periods were long, the disgruntled faces were many, thank god I had my faithful sketchbook to turn to in my hours of dire need.
This girl Lea ironed with concenration and care in the wardrobe truck. After she saw the drawing, she said I made her look too chinese. I liked her.
Things weren't so smooth in the hair and makeup department. The hair lady had a few displeased costumers, shown below. The woman on top didn't want her hair flattened too much, while the young lady below her was fuming because she said her braids made her look like Heidi. I kind of agreed. In case you are wondering, the director made hair lady re-do the controversial braids later. Everyone was happy.
The biggest challenge as an actor in a commercial is withstanding the grueling waiting periods. Shown here are a few of my mates chatting, sending text messages or just wasting away onto their seats in desperation.