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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Warm up: Maleficent

Today's topic on Drawbridge was "Sleeping Beauty",  so 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.


Erin Stead said...

She used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. And I wasn't really a scaredy cat kid.

George O'Connor said...

Yeah, she was pretty intense. And her dragon battle at the end was one of the coolest things the Disney Co. ever animated.

Also? She's kind smokin' hot, in an I'm-incredibly-evil way.