"I am a big lover of Mexican folk art and the reason I love it is because it’s very accessible art. I consider it art by the people for the people, but it’s also is a mirror of who we are. […] I eventually came up with the idea of having some of the characters made out of wood because growing up I loved wooden toys, with all their flaws and imperfections. The film takes place post Mexican revolution, it was a hard time. The bad guys in the movie are made out of metal. The idea is that when they went to the army they put metal on themselves but never took it off, and they don’t have any guns because they’re the weapons themselves. In this world, when you’re born, the wood you’re made out of is really smooth and as you grow older the wood starts aging. Wood is life, and there’s also a tree of life that symbolizes it. The movie is dripping with symbolism and magic realism.” - Jorge Gutierrez
Okay, so I already love Xibalba, as has been established. He’s like Discord’s Halloween costume and he’s voiced by Ron Perlman, so he’s already totally perfect for me. Anyway, his design also reminded me of Arbutus from the Aladdin animated series, so that sorta-kinda inspired this pic of him pining over a flower from La Muerte.
But DANG, is he hard to draw. (And yay for asymmetrical sides!) But also fun, somehow. So, more drawings to come.
And once again, I thought of Phantom lyrics. Not to make him all angsty, but -
Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime,
Lead me, save me from my solitude,
Say you want me with you here, beside you
compiling many instances of prince gumball with his tongue sticking out was not in any way a waste of my time
eep„ finally got around to fanarting from this ep.
My sort of revamp of “Movie Night”
Jacklyn: How much longer to we have to be out here?! I don’t know about you but I’m starting to get cramps in places I shouldn’t.
Wuyen: The Shen-Gong-Wu is NEAR! I can feel it only 20 feet away. Yesss… THIS TIME THE WU WILL BE MINE!!!
Jacklyn: Ekkk~Remind me to never go out with “studs” like you in the future…
Genderbend idea from Evino <3