Bartkira Couch Gag. I wanted to make a gif representative of the whole pursuit and so I felt this particular scene was most appropriate. For a moment I was planning on having him slide in on the couch but the temptation of drawing the bike was tooo strong.
Originally, Queen Elsa was intended to be the villain of the story. However, when the character’s major song, “Let it Go,” was played for the producers, they concluded that the song was not only very appealing, but its themes of personal empowerment and self-acceptance were too positive for a villain to express.
I am kind of bothered by this. Movies, especially animations, go through a lot of storytelling changes in the process. But the implication that the story had to reach song-writing status before they said, “you know, maybe we don’t need to tell the traditional story,” kind of breaks the magic for Frozen a little bit for me.
But, hey, whatever it takes to get the people with the money to back the projects that aren’t 100% run of the mill.
I’ve finally finished my Bartkira contribution! I colored them and that now seems like not the wisest choice as it took forever. But I’m done now, and it was fun, and difficult, and frustrating, and absolutely a fantastic experience.
I hope you like my pages, I’m awfully proud of them.
This is crazy good. I’m really looking forward to this sequence in Volume 3 when it’s complete.
By the way, the website is very nearly ready to launch, and the entire project is 70% complete! I want to launch volume one on Saturday (that’s summer solstice in the UK- tying in with the Akira movie being set at the beginning of Summer). See you then, folks
French artist and freelance illustrator Gilbert Legrand has spent the last 10 years transforming everyday household objects into delightful character sculptures. A pair of scissors becomes an amorous couple, a folding ruler is a choral quintet, a toilet brush is a bushy-maned lion and a clothes hanger becomes a laid-back, denim-wearing rat. We love the awesomely whimsical way Legrand sees the world.
Visit Gilbert Legrand’s website to view more of his playful sculptures.