Sunday, January 29, 2012

Black Swan Comic Art

One of my favorite movies of recent years is Black Swan. The story is very intriguing, it keeps you on the edge of your seat, and at times it's downright horrific. Although Aronofsky's stories are told much differently than Tarantino, his films share a similar trait in creating memorable scenes and images. On this beautiful piece of artwork, Amanda Rachels brilliantly shows Nina Sayers' transformation from the beautiful White Swan to the terrifying Black Swan.

Inked and colored on 11 x 17, this is really a fun piece of art. Amanda creates a lot detail by illustrating the kinetic energy flowing from Nina's wings, the small feathers emerging from her back, and her piercing red eyes. I've been toying with the idea of commissioning Black Swan artwork and Amanda has once again set the par (see some her fantastic Tarantino Comics covers here). I could only photograph this piece, so I'm sorry you can't see its full beauty and resolution.

I actually got this piece of artwork by pledging for Amanda and Kevin's Clown Town Kickstarter Campaign. They've actually started another Kickstarter for their graphic novel (click here), so definitely check out the site and support their work. If you donate, not only will you receive an awesome story, but you can be awarded some fantastic prizes such as this very commission now hanging on my wall!

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