Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wicked Witch of the West

Continuing the theme of Witch-ay Woman, (think of the Eagles song when you read that), today we have my take on Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. That movie was released 70 years ago and is still a big part of pop culture. Amazing. Personally I think the poor witch was misunderstood. Her sister died because of someone new dropping into the neighborhood. And when she comes to grieve, this new girl takes her sister shoes, the only thing of her sisters that wasn't smashed to a bloody pulp. Frankly, Dorothy had it coming. And her little dog too. ;)

Drawn with a Micron and Pitt Brush in a 9" x 12" Canson Drawing Paper pad. Colors with pencils and Photoshop.

This is Post #738


Lan Pitts said...

oh NICE!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

And those Flying Monkeys were also understood!

Until a few years ago, I did not know that Frank Baum had a whole series of books based on his Wizard of Oz characters (maybe 10 +).

The John R. Neill Illustrations for the books (reprinted in the Dover Book versions) are absolutely fantastic!


Craig Zablo said...

One of my favorite movies. How can you go wrong with flying monkeys?

Royce Thrower said...

Cool pic!

I actually met Margaret Hamilton in 1979 on a tourboat around NYC! She sat right across the aisle from me for about 3 1/2 hours and was super nice... not the least bit "wicked!"