Recreating Masterpieces

Fantasy Edit Friday and Recreating Masterpieces are at the cinema. We honor Jack Pierce, Hollywood make up artist most famous for creating the look for such iconic character as Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man and their various sequels. He was also is credited with creating the rictus-grin in The Man Who Laughs. The movie, character and look that inspired Batman's creator Bob Kane to make one of the best super villain (and possibly movie villain) ever...the Joker. The last work he was credited doing was for the tv show Mr. Ed. (The picture on the right is an original behind the scenes picture of Boris Karloff doing his 4 hour make up session before each day of shooting. On the right Is the remake with a goofy looking model)? That's Me
Fantasy Edit Friday , Recreating Masterpieces , Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play "Peter Pan", or "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by J. M. Barrie.. One of Walt Disney's favorite stories, in 1935 he intended for Peter Pan to be his second film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However he could not get the rights until four years later. My CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS partners today are @jojopeacemaker and a friend who wishes to remain anonymous.
Part of my Recreating Masterpieces goes to film. The "Wizard of Oz" is a great musical as well as an epic quest movie (at the same level as Lord of the Rings). This edit is my second landscape edit. It's not on the scale of the other but sometimes less is more. If you look in the distance you will see the Emerald City...the destination for making all our wishes come true. EyeEm Best Edits Happy St. Patricks Day Blend Up My World
Fantasy Edit Friday Recreating Masterpieces explores the world of comic book/ super heroes. We pay homage to Wonder Woman (First appearance in All-Star Comic Dec 1941) the character her creator, William "Charles" Moulton Marston. The story behind the creation and the man are as interesting as the comics she appeared in. Wonder Woman was created to be a powerful role model for women but with an underlying and subliminal message for men. William "Charles" Marston (1883- 1947) was a Harvard educated American psychologist, inventor and comic book writer. It was Marston's wife Elizabeth's idea to create a female superhero. Marston developed Wonder Woman, basing her character on both his wife, Elizabeth and their house mate and alleged live in lover, Marston's former undergrad student Olive Byrne. They would be the model of a conventional, liberated, powerful modern woman. Originally named Suprema, she was to be "tender, submissive, peaceloving as good women are," combining "all the strength of a Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman." His character was a native of an all-female utopia who became a crime-fighting U.S. government agent, using her superhuman strength and agility, and her ability to force villains to tell the truth by binding them with her magic lasso. Marston's "Wonder Woman" is an early example of bondage themes that were entering popular culture in the 1930s. Physical submission appears again and again throughout Marston's comics work. He combined these themes with others, including restorative and transformative justice, rehabilitation, regret and its role in civilization. He aimed to condition the mostly male readers to becoming more readily accepting to submit to loving authorities rather than being so assertive to their own destructive egos. The Mujer Maravilla (Wonder Woman) in this The Illusionist - 2014 EyeEm Awards and my CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS partner is @curlyme. Checkout her gallery for more wonderful variety of pictures.
One of my favorites things to do on EyeEm is to Collaborate on pictures with other. Fantasy Edits , Portrait , doesn't matter I love them all. This album called Friday's Portrait where, with permission, I will attempt credible edit/reedits of self portraits posted in EyeEm member's galleries. This is open to both men and Women Of EyeEm of all ages, no discriminating. This week you get a two-fer. The featured EyeEmer is someone I have work with several times in the past, Sipi. 1/2 is a repost of a Recreating Masterpieces we did almost a year ago. We were and are honoring Marie-Guillemine Benoist (December 18, 1768 – October 8, 1826), a French neoclassical, historical and genre painter, by recreating one of her most popular works, her selfie (self portrait). Thank you for allowing me the honor of working with you.
Sipi@Suisuncity and I have done another CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS to Recreating Masterpieces . The master today is Boris Vallejo. A Peruvian painter who immigrated to the United States in 1964. He works almost exclusively in the fantasy and erotica genres. His hyper representational paintings have graced the covers of dozens of science fiction paperbacks and are features in a series of best-selling calendars. Mr. Vallejo starts with a pencil or ink sketch then oil paints over. He has also used digital medial to combine discrete images to form composite images. Stories, Fables & Fairytales Fantasy Edits