Uhm...well I know you're all waiting for me to finish my final Tarzan family portrait thing (or maybe you couldn't care less and I'm just flattering myself) but I've made a diversion.
Actually it's a double diversion as what I was actually trying to do was make a submission for the Strangers Like Me group's halloween competition, but it was not going well so I did this instead
I hope I'll manage to finish the halloween pic - it is a genius idea even if I do say so myself (modesty? I do not know this word).
But back to the deviation in hand - a tribute to my favourite Disney villain and princess all rolled into one as they are conveniently in the same film
the bit at the end of Sleeping Beauty where Maleficent tries to stop Phillip escaping the castle and then battles with him is easily in my top 5 Disney sequences of ALL TIME. I love the music.
I was going to spiel off here about my thoughts and theories regarding Maleficent and her obsession with Aurora but I won't bother because you all know what I'm like and I'm sure you can guess
I have a one track mind.
A long while back I was planning to write a fanfic about Maleficent's past and how she got that way (a la Gregory Maguire with 'Wicked') but I am ever so excited to note that Disney may be going to do this of their own accord in the near future, with Angelina Jolie possibly playing Maleficent. CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING MORE AMAZING? Anyway, my own fanfic idea was based mainly around my observation that Maleficent and Aurora's mother had very similar looking faces so I thought maybe they were sisters. Maybe I'll write it one day. Who knows. More to the point, who cares???
Uh, done in photoshop and using a texture over the top and drop shadows on all the block colour layers to give it a collage look
So, yes, now you know that I do like other things that are not only Tarzan related
p.s. what is with people who prefer Aurora in her pink dress?? THE BLUE SUITS HER SO MUCH BETTER!! KTHX.
*EDIT: I tracked down the texture I used to make the effect, it's one from this pack [link]
the artist has many lovely painted-paper textures.
Maleficent's hands seems to be floating in mid air and not attached to her body...I may go back and fix this.
linked me to [link]
which is a great short story musing from Maleficent's point of view, of the scene leading up to this 'moment' in the film. If you enjoyed my picture I think you would enjoy this story very much.
**EDIT: Fixed Maleficent's hands/arms A BIT...added spinning wheel...hope you like
***EDIT: Wow, thank you everyone for making this (statistically) the second most popular picture in my gallery within just four days of posting. I never thought anything could come close to overtaking 'Swept of Her Feet' but this one may give it a run for its money
I'm really glad you all like this picture so much.
****EDIT: Final edit I hope!
I made a big print of this and then noticed some mistakes, which I've corrected, including Maleficent's missing ring! Hopefully all is good now