Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sleeping Beauty: Maleficent

Seeing as today's topic was "Sleeping Beauty", I decided to draw the big bad from the Disney classic, Maleficent.

I didn't really add much of my own style to this, as the original design is so flawless. In my opinion, she's the greatest of the Disney villains. I know in some circles Sleeping Beauty is considered a flawed film: Its medieval-tapestry-inspired design is too stiff,  it has boring leads, it's too dark (true fact- every shade of paint used in the film was mixed with some black), yadda yadda.

I have my own theory for the criticism against it-- Haters gotta hate.

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  1. I didn't know who did this until I read the name!
    Very well done.

    I always thought the greatest Disney villains were Herbert Sorrell, David Hilberman or William Pomerance!

  2. Yeah, I pretty much totally sublimated my own style to try my hand at Disney. It really is a perfect design.

    And of course I meant the greatest non-communist Disney villain. Lousy pinkos.

  3. Nice work George. She is utterly splendid. The bad sexy mommy you never had.

  4. Yes, there is her sexiness, isn't there? Hypothetically Island speaking, I'd much rather be trapped with her than, say Ursula the Sea-Witch or Madame Mim. Even the Wicked Queen from Snow White got reeeeal ugly.

  5. Nice work! Coincidentally, just saw the film for the first time last week! Some thoughts here: