Fringe 365 Project – #213

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WALTER: Anti-gravity Osmium bullets. Shoot Observers with these and watch them float away like balloons.

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.

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