Monday, May 16, 2011
1R : Dark Path
The truth, this pic already sit on my harddisk from a very long time, but I just got to finish it now cause many reasons (mostly of lazyness, anyway :P).
I once remember reading that Relena's character design was inspired by Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, which could be considered true if we take a look at HRH Queen of the World coronation dress. It was blue-print imitation of what Hepburn wore in Roman Holiday.
So, I want to render semi-real Relena based on Audrey Hepburn face. You might recognize her facial structure since I based Relena's outline from one of Hepburn's famous photo. I just changed her hair, and eye color, but everything else is the same. Heero, on the other hand, was rumored to be inspired by Japanese actress Uchida Yuki (if I'm not mistaken), but somehow, her photos or pictures cannot sit well with Heero's characteristic on my mind. So I took Japanese actor Kashiwabara Takashi as the reference, with slight change here and there.
I was aiming to make a realistic style, but somehow, I felt giving them semi-real will do more justice (well.. I still lack the skill, that's all.. :P).
The title is inspired by Celine Dion song "I Believe in You" which I think describe Heero and Relena complicated relationship very well, in which they must part each own way, a long, hard, and lonely (and somehow dark) path before they could meet again. (And in such a f*cked up way according to the recent GW novel titled Silent Teardrop).
Anyway, enjoy :)
Gundam Wing (c) Sunrise, Bandai