🎨👊🎬 ART AHOY! My contribution to "STREET FIGHTER: At The Movies" REVEALED! - Part 2 • DANNIE DORKO🐰
•THE STORY BEHIND THE ART
I was puzzled by the movie-themed crossover @petefighter
asked us for.
I had no ideas my beloved Akuma could satisfyingly fit into.
I thought about "CasaBlanka" but many artists had already worked on such juicy concept. At the same time, I felt like drawing Dan after I saw a lovely @trickydigits
' sketch of him.
Since the first time I saw #DonnieDarko
, the "#DannieDorko
" pun was something that grew in my head as NATURALLY related to #DanHibiki
. It was time to dust it off... but then, on the internet, I saw some Youtubers using THIS SAME MONIKER. "It's spoiled. I'm fucked up", I thought.
My sis @jeannecateau
came to me with one of her usually wise advices.
"Ok, they used it... but NO ONE as of now has actually referred it to Dan Hibiki in any way. So why don't you go for it the same?" .
Such a smart cookie!
Furthermore, Dan's friend #Blanka
had received his #Blankachan
plush outfit... so there even was the costume-dressed sidekick, as #FranktheRabbit
for Donnie Darko!
The planets had finally aligned.
I drew my thing and this above is the result.
👉In this artwork I figured out how to create neon-glowing lights - sort of. I'm self-taught, after all, so I go pretty random in my discoveries. If you compare my piece with the original #poster
(SWIPE×1~3), you can see I chose to apply the spooky blue of Donnie on the upset Blankachan. I can say I'm quite happy with the result.
👉The kanji on Dan's arm (#弾
- SWIPE×4) is exactly "DAN" - his name, the word "bullet" and the radical of another couple of #japanese
words by the same meaning.
👉It's the second time I draw #Skullomania
's skeleton pattern (first time on Rival Schools artbook!) WITHOUT EVER PORTRAYING HIM DIRECTLY. I guess I owe him one.
👉I slightly cross blurred the Dannie Dorko title to make it look like the original one. Maybe you can't see the difference. BUT IT'S THERE.
👉You can't read the lines in the #creditsbox
? EXCELLENT! This means I made it 100% CREDIBLE! However (SWIPE×7/8), check its two close ups and have fun spotting all the #eastereggs
I put in it!