To be honest, I was intimidated to draw or paint something for Bambi. The whole movie looks like a gorgeous watercolor painting already! The landscapes and the seasons are elegantly illustrated – the scenes almost look real.
My personal favorite was the “April Showers” scene. Watching the animals scamper about in the rain combined with a ridiculously cute song, and then add the beautiful animation of the rain, I can’t help but “aw!” and coo at the delightful charm that Disney has given us once again. I hope to touch upon this scene one day (at least attempt to), but I know I’ll need more time. My intention is not to mimic the art, but bring my own interpretation. This will be a challenge since I absolutely love the scene as is.
For now, I bring some digital work to the table, as well as one watercolor painting! Whoo-hoo!
The first (posted above) is my dear Flower. My favorite little cutie of the film. This bashful sweet skunk really doesn’t do much to move along the small plot of the film, but I love him nonetheless. I hoped to capture how bashful he is, even amongst his comfort zone of a flower bed.
Below is the banner I created for this week’s blog. I included the iconic image of Bambi and the butterfly that lands on him, but in a different point of view. I find it amazing that by just including a yellow butterfly next to a fawn, most people will tie that to Disney’s Bambi. If there were no butterfly, it could be seen as just “some deer” in the forest.
Finally, I wanted to capture the simplicity of the story, as well as the sweet love between Bambi and Faline. With ink and watercolor, we see them here with the title of the romantic song that opens the film.
I promise to provide a better photo soon!