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Energy by ColorfullWinx

I have seen many fanarts of Will Vandom and W.I.T.C.H. Often they have very basic composition - like, a combination of the guardian and...

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Energy by ColorfullWinx
I have seen many fanarts of Will Vandom and W.I.T.C.H. Often they have very basic composition - like, a combination of the guardian and her element. This picture is not so much different in this regard, but it strikes a note in colouring and shading, that creates a different atmosphere. Instead of the star-like sparkles, that dominated the last third of W.I.T.C.H.-issues, this undermines Will's powers with more uncertain and therefore more dangerous shapes: energy bubbles, mystical flames and bursts and the strike of lightning.

But in the end, the eye-catching centre of the picture is Will himself. The wings, usually distracting with their exceptional colour palette, are downplayed, to make Will's red hair the centre of familiarity.
The hair is drawn with the most attention: each strand is in motion to frame her face more lively.
And while her face is a little doll-like in the low specification of nose and lips, the composition gives nevertheless an impression of confidence, caution and the promise of back up in every situation.

It is this more dangerous, but still enchanting and adventurous feeling, combined with the high effort regarding technical details, that gives that picture so much impact.
Mr. Inkblot by Fermin-Tenava
Mr. Inkblot
Yeah, it's been a while since I posted something self-crafted besides memes. I was busy with a lot of stuff like search for employment and writing and, from August -September, with theatre workshops at the "Greizer Theaterherbst" (Theatre autumn of Greiz) in my home town. And that is, where this picture comes from.

Basically, I wanted to try the realm of puppetry after watching two seasons of the original "Muppet Show" in a row. The theme of the workshop (who was actually for children) was "Heroes in the box", and I went with one of my favourite childhood heroes: Mr. Inkblot (Pan Kleks) from the polish children's book "Akademia Pana Kleksa" by Jan Brzechwa.
Under the guidance and active help by my director Sandy Schwermer I constructed and crafted this rod puppet of him. It's secured on the head (kind of a modeling clay) and the main body (packaging material, also for the limbs). The beard and hair are mostly from bast or hay of some sort, the moustache is felt, as the hands are.
The arms later got two metal wires attached, for controlling them.

I know the colours aren't exactly the same as described in the book, but there wasn't exactly a wide range of materials to choose from.
Still, I'm pretty satisfied how it turned out.
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Fermin-Tenava
Martin
Germany
Born in 1988, Greiz, East Germany
Grown up on books from the 70's and Cartoons from the 90's, also with a love for video games
Made my university-entrance diploma in 2007, with some design and fine art foundation courses
First studied Geology (!), then dropped and changed to History and German
Degreed 2014 as a Bachelor of Arts in German
Live now back in Greiz
Interests
I'm really sorry if this journal entry comes around nerdy and fanboyish, but I don't want to stay silent anymore.

Whenever people, online critiques or not, talk about adaptations, they usually take some notice of the source material they are based on, mostly books.
They are aware of the changes, the studios made, and they state them out, but in the end, they don't really care about them, because every movie stands on its own. And they are right, because movies are a visual media, a project, in which a mass of people is involved, including a director, who has an own vision of the story and how it should be told, and a studio company, who has to deal carefully with its ressources while not displeasing the fans of the source material.
This especially makes adaptations a serious business, a difficult and unthankful task.

However, I've got the feeling, that often fans of the source material are not really welcome anymore in discussions about the adaptations. I've got the feeling especially in regard of the Tolkien movies by Peter Jackson.
I don't want to harp on Jackson, because I think he did actually a good job with "The Lord of the Rings", staying true to some aspects of the story while also reaching for a general audience. It was the best adaptation we could hope for. But besides this, I think the movie had unfortunate side effects, including the divide of the fan base. Some people are reasonable and enjoy the movie AND the book, both in their respective way. But there also are some people who love the movie, but got to hate the book, calling it boring and unprofessional, pointing out every one of the details Tolkien got wrong, even pleading for a more complex and continuous version of the story in The Hobbit, and making fun of in their eyes "purist" fans of the book.

And that's something that bothered me the last days. I don't want the reading society to become an annoyance - a burden, who get ridiculed for their love of books and stories. I have read my entire life, I'm fascinated by life stories and tales in every possible medium. So I don't even take part in campaigns that defend reading against the growing influence of computers and TV, because I think every medium can be a gateway for growing as a person or merely for entertainment.
But that doesn't mean I don't care for the book - it is a far more difficult medium to consume, it just speaks to one of your senses, and it can take some time to finish.
A book is also more or less an one-human-project (not counting the editor and publisher), so in the end, the author has more creative control, but also more responsibility.
Made even more difficult, whenever the author isn't professional (which means that he or she worked not as a journalist or got some education in the literary process) and decides to give something deeply personal in the story. That was the case for John Ronald Reuel Tolkien or Stephenie Meyer.
Both made extremely conservative decisions to tell some parts of their story, and they get shunned for it.
But can you really blame them for trying it? It was their attempt to share something they held close to heart with their readers - something for which most other authors get praise.

And that's something I want to be kept untouched. Regardless if you like a book, find it boring or simply don't care - don't be a dick and show the readers some respect for wanting their enjoyment kept untouched.
And, on the other hand, don't let them undermine your love for a movie either.
Just let each other enjoy your media, talk about why you like or dislike something and don't think of each other as a bad person!
Unless you give them a reason by acting like a douchebag - then all hate against you! :P
  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: Titanic - The Musical
  • Reading: Lord of the Rings
  • Watching: Zwerg Nase
  • Playing: Age of Mythology

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Marl1nde Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist
thank you very much for the watch~!
i hope you will keep enjoying my art in the future ^^

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SaEDi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Danke für's Hinzufügen zu deiner Sammlung. ^.-
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Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Kein Problem :)
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StoneSorceress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
welcome to the Stone Sorceress gallery Martin
please enjoy your visits :D
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Aniri-Argail Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for WATCH and comments ^^
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Cephei-N-Ciel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
Hello there random deviant (that button is great!) I hope you won't take this as spam too much, but I'm just trying to get people to check out my art a bit more before the end of this year! Care to spare a few minutes and hop on over to my gallery page? Who knows, maybe you'll even like my stuff! :) (Smile)

Thanks and happy holidays! Christmas Tree
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yourparodies Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thank you for the watch :)
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Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You're welcome :)
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ShiZucsKa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
thanks for the faves! :)
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