PETER: If we shoot them, they’re dead. Why do we want them to float away?
WALTER: Because it’s cool.
(5×13, “An Enemy of Fate”)
I really enjoyed doing this one… because it seems to me, this represents the sort of thing that a drawing can do, which TV or movies can’t do. That is (hopefully, if it is good art), freezing a moment and emphasizing something about it in a way that maybe is prevented by the constraints of time and budget in an hourlong episode or a film.
This moment echoes one we saw earlier in “Five Twenty Ten” (5×07) where stricken Observers were separated from their hats – the hats were blown out of the building – but I like to think in the final defeat of the Observers, they all floated away, doomed to lose their hats. That’s the sort of thing that would be a waste of time and budget on a TV series, but in art we can do whatever we please.
Procreate, Sketch Club, Lenslight.