Another art challenge by , and For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.
This week's topic is *daekazu's idea: Edward Scissorhands.
I Edward Scissorhands - it's one of my totally favourite movies! And the best one from Tim Burton's productions.
Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS, Wacom's tablet and many, many references.
I always loved how Edward and Jim are similar, respectively, to the Beast and Gaston from Disney's Beauty & the Beast:
Though Edward is far from being disfigured like the Beast, he is, in a way, a monster. He is an artificial human, and though the movie's taglines imply he lacks only human hands, he is covered up to his neck with that suit, and since, from the inventor' sketches, that dummy he was modeled from is already seen with the scissor hands, we can imagine how far he is from completition. But we know the inventor implanted in him human organs heart and lungs, as shown in the sketch before his current form. Unlike the Beast, Edward is always shown to be gentle, and very innocent too, though he has a major issue with anger management, like when he destroyed the Boggs' walls and curtains after seeing Kim and Jim together, and when he destroyed the clothes he was given by the Boggs and some of his sculptures after Jim framed him for harming Kim.
Both Gaston and Jim are seen as being handsome and charming, and both are abusive and ignorant, and in the latter's case, greedy, as Jim wants to take hold of his father's prized possessions, even if it means using people, like when he took advantage of Edward's ability to pick locks, and when the security alarm was triggered. he was also more than willing to abandon Edward there to be arrested.
The way the light hits his face at an angle is stunning; and the greenish/grey you used for his skin makes him look so ethereal. I love how you managed to keep the whole piece pretty monochrome, but using the brighter colours on some of the scissor handles really made them pop out.
Great movie, and great art...it fits the sad and gothic character of Edward...with that innocent face, the light from above, and the windows similar to a cathedral's one...he looks like a clockwork angel
one of my favourite tim burton movies,makes me cry each time i watch it. this is such a good version of edward and i also love how you've put some of your own style into it. it's always great to see how other people see things in their own special way.you have done a AMAZING,SPECTACULAR,BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING job. i LOVE it.