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Anjelica Huston in The Witches by Caricature80 Anjelica Huston in The Witches by Caricature80
As a child I absolutely loved The Witches. Both the original book and film adaptation are superb. I blame a lot of my dark sense of humor from reading Roald's Dahl's fantastic books as a kid. Watercolor on illustration board. 14x19 inches.
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Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I love this movie. It's so awesome.
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SatsuTheSlugma Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wait.........THERES A MOVIE? *sighs* I cant believe I did not know of this :c I SHALL GO FIND IT IMMEDIATELY!!!!
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MorticiaTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is absolutely gorgeous. Your technique perfectly fits the tone of the movie.

I read a ton of Roald Dahl books when I was younger. I remeber that after I had read "The Witches" I was at the public library just looking for a movie to watch. And then I passed by this film that said "The Witches" and thought, Wait, as in the book I just read? They made a movie about it? OH MY GOSH I HAVE TO SEE THIS. It really is a great film, and I simply love Anjelica Huston. Well done! :D
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, thank you so very much! Great to meet someone else who grew up reading the Dahl books. I can partially credit my dark sense of humor from reading his books. I actually had a reverse experience about The Witches. I saw the film first and was in the book store and saw the title on the shelf and had to buy it! I think I read it in a day and a half. I couldn't put it down. I wasn't much of a reader growing up, and I'm still not really, but I did read almost all of the Dahl books and enjoyed the film adaptations. Thanks again for the compliments on my work! It's very appreciated!
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I loved this movie, and the book! Well done!!!!!
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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mentalmesss Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great movie, grat work!
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! One of my favorite films.
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kaytii Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! She looks hideous, but beautifully hideous x) I saw the movie as a kid and was completely freaked out by the girl growing old in the painting...
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! That kid is the painting was very creepy. I like how she found one in a painting in the lobby of the hotel to "extinguish". In the book there are several other scenarios of how the witches get children besides enchanting them into the paintings. It's a great read if you haven't checked it out before.
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kaytii Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finally read the book a few years ago but it's still the film that I remember more clearly since I grew up with it. They're both twisted though xD Thanks for watching me by the way :lol:!
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. You have beautiful work!
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is amazing! You have done the detail of her makeup brilliantly. I love this film too, her makeup and her portrayal of the grand high witch was great
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I did take a lot of time on the details of her makeup as well as making the mask look like Anjelica Huston. I had a lot of fun with this one, and it's one of my all time favorite films too!
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
You can tell you had a lot of fun, it came out brilliant!
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again!!
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
no problemo!
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   General Artist
this is awesome! :D
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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adagiobreezes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I love this so much.
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this.
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome.
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becsketch Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I read, reread, broke the binding, and read again The Witches when I was little, then I rented this movie from the library and was scared out of my mind at this very scene! Glad to see I've grown up a smidge and can enjoy your take on it now! :)
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, I can totally understand about reading the book. I was actually the other way around. I saw the movie first, figured the book would be out of print, and stumbled across it in my local bookstore (still in print of course). I read that the movie had an original ending closer to the book where Luke remained a mouse but it didn't do well with test audiences. It would be interesting to see that ending someday.

Many thanks for the compliments on my work!
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ChadOconnell Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is my favorite movie ever!!! Such an awesome job you did, BRAVO!!!!!! Love love love this!
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Caricature80 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, thank you so much Chad! It's one of my favorite movies too! I watched it so much growing up. Definitely in my top 5 of all time. There was just something about the magical way she fit that grotesque face and fingers into the mask and gloves of "Eva Ernst" that fascinated me.
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