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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.