Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Peter and the Wolf

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I don't know if anyone has seen that 30 minute claymation version of the classic Peter and the Wolf on Netflix, but it was stunning. I was in near tears as young Peter was forced to watch, helpless, as the wolf devoured his pet goose. It's been more than a week and I'm still not over it. The scene where he stares out at the carnage is chilling. I tried my best to capture it... I failed miserably.

Seriously, it was quite emotional.

Oh, and since I brought it up yesterday, I did use an image from the movie as a reference for this one.

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh, the anger!
Good job with this one.
Now, go find a Kleenix.

Cindy said...

He looks like he is watching something horrible. I think you captured the emotion well.

Melissa Bradley said...

Wow! The intensity in his face is extraordinary. Awesome job! Now I want to check out the claymation film.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I had no idea claymation could be so traumatic. I'll just stick to watching "Pingu" with my niece then.

Brinda said...

Poor Peter...I can see his fury.

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't seen it and now, after reading your description, I'm not sure I could watch it. But I probably will this weekend. =)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Pretty blue eyes. I love blue eyes.

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh man! Those eyes are amazing.

loverofwords said...

Is this the one where the characters don't speak? I bought it for my grandson because he looks like the boy. The orignal one has the goose being swallowed alive and Peter still hearing the sounds that identifies her--the orchestral version. Love the drawing.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Peter and the Wolf was always a favorite of mine. I had no idea they made a claymation version of it. Must grab tissues and watch.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love that movie. The soundtrack narrated by David Bowie is also really well done.

Great image!

Jay Noel said...

Oh, the hummanity!!!!

That is a really great sketch. You can feel his pain in his eyes. He looks a lot like my youngest son when you scold him. Just devastated.

Arthur Brill said...

I've seen the Peter and the Wolf. It is my favorite version.

Awesome job on the face of Peter.

My P is for Puppets

http://mainstreetarts.blogspot.com/2012/04/puppets-and-marionettes-and-more.html

Andrew Leon said...

I have it marked.
That was one of my favorite stories as a kid. I had the book and everything.

Tonja said...

I haven't seen the movie. This picture is really great - you can definitely see the emotion in his face. Uh, I wish I could draw.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

great shading! claymation usually rubs me the wrong way, but maybe i'll have to check it out.

you really captured a lot of emotion with this one!

M Pax said...

I loved that movie when I was a kid. I made my grandmother sit through it three times--back in the old days you could sit through more than one showing.