Post from @DailyMovieSketch

Post from @DailyMovieSketch
[Congratulations @realgdt @shapeofwatermovie on the Oscar wins! Here's my drawing based on the movie.] The Shape of Water (2017) Directed by Guillermo del ToroI watched this fantasy / drama / 1960s period piece a couple of weeks ago at the newly opened PVR ICON Cinema, Hitech City (you can find a post on my personal account @karthikabhiram regarding that). At that time, the movie hadn't yet won Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was a film with 13 nominations. This is the story of a mute janitor Elisa (Sally Hawkins) in a US government run lab. One day, the lab staff brings in a humanoid amphibian creature, once a sea God, intending to experiment on it, with the intention of gaining advantage over the Russians. Elisa finds a connection with the creature, much to the chagrin of the antagonist, supervisor Strickland (Michael Shannon). The movie plays like a fairy tale, with gorgeous visuals and great performances. Were it not for some adult themes and bloody violence, one could easily mistake it for a movie intended for younger audiences. Guillermo del Toro has a great way of handling creatures in his movies, and here too, the creature effects are fantastic. The creature is played by Doug Jones and reminded me of Abe Sapien from "Hellboy". I liked the movie, but somehow I preferred del Toro's other movies, I remember I enjoyed "Hellboy" more than this one. Maybe that's just me but I didn't feel it was as good as the critical acclaim suggested. Still, I'm happy for the movie's Oscar win. I drew the amphibian from the movie. Like my earlier Deadpool drawing (for @yvonnecheeart's #thepennychallenge), I did this in a stippling style. This is a bit larger, the size of a 2 Rupee coin. A rough was done in pencil and I did the ink work on top of it. #327 / 7-Mar-18#DailyMovieSketch #theshapeofwater #guillermodeltoro #oscar #bestpicture #academyawards #bestdirector #theoscars
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