Back story: Anyway a couple of weeks ago I finally got the chance to watch Tim Burton's take on Sleepy Hollow
(after much cajoling from K!) and that "must draw fanart" mindset immediately switched on.
I wanted to draw Ichabod Crane sooo badly, so here he is! Johnny Depp has such a gorgeous facial structure that I wanted to draw some sort of Depp fanart. Obviously this is the constable from the Burton film and not the school teacher from the original story haha XD
I tried to incorporate a bit of Burton's style in here and there's some Art Nouveau influence because I've always wanted to try it. This was more of an experiment than anything haha I also looked up pics of cardinals and human skulls on google to get an idea of how their anatomy and structure worked, but I didn't use any direct references.
Also I tried to incorporate a few of the movie elements in there, like the cardinal thaumatrope and skulls (the scene where Crane unearths them from the tree of the dead) and the flowers at the bottom (not that anyone can see them *siiiigh* but theyre a reference to Crane's mother) XD
I know the hands suck XD And as usual if there are any suggestions on how to improve anatomy, colours, composition, whatever, they are more than welcome!
---SH belongs to Washington Irving and this take belongs to Tim Burton... the only thing that is mine is the art XDD