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Jekyll and Hyde by iesnoth Jekyll and Hyde by iesnoth
An homage to :iconotherwise:'s Jekyll and Hyde characters. In order to get some inspiration for my own projects, I decided to do some fanart of artists I admire. :)
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Macbeth14 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Awesome!!!! Soooo cool!!!!!!
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iesnoth Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Jupiter514 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Um...www.voicesofyouth.org/es/posts… (they used your image)
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know! I sent them a polite message.
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TheInkyWay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is definitely a more creative and apt depiction of the character/s than simply splitting the image or showing them side by side, I'll give you that.

Just like his own shadow, Jekyll can't ever truly be free of Hyde.

I also like how you changed the color of the formula in the shadow. Many people mistakenly believe that the transformation is temporary, when it actually requires a dose of formula to switch between personalities.
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice catch with the formula colors! I think I drew this right after reading the original story. Its themes of good and evil and the temptation to indulge the evil in order to "relieve" the good are really interesting concepts to me. Hyde is part of Jekyll, part of himself Jekyll usually ignored or was ignorant of. But when he was split, it started out feeling like freedom, but then Jekyll was enslaved to the rages of his evil self, while frustratingly still retaining faults in his "good" self.
Just my interpretation, but some of the thoughts that went into the piece.
Thanks for your intelligent commentary!
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TheInkyWay Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only that, but it's more than simply a man succumbing to his "evil" nature. Nobody becomes evil just so they can be a violent asshole. The love interest who is smitten by Hyde is like, the ultimate temptation for Jekyll, his ultimate reason for continuing to imbibe the potion. By allowing Hyde to take control, Jekyll is able to feel those raw, passionate thoughts that all his life, he's been taught were wrong. But how can something that FEELS so right, be wrong? It's more about JUSTIFYING evil than "submitting" to it. About finding ways to take what you can't have.

Even more than that, it's like a battle of wits between two inverted entities inhabiting the same body. In a way, Hyde is a tragic character. It's not HIS fault he's so violent and impulsive. He was literally created as the moral inversion of a good man. And now that he's become self aware, he only wishes to be allowed to live his life, as any free man wants. He's just as much a prisoner as Jekyll is, not only to the formula, but of his uncontrollable urges. Even though he KNOWS that what he does is wrong, he simply can't control himself. (Which makes Hyde and Jekyll not so different after all) And it's no wonder that he despises Jekyll, who wishes to make Hyde disappear forever. A goal that is tantamount to MURDER, but on a psychological level.

I guess that's what Hyde really wanted all along... to have some control over his own life, to truly be allowed to be HIMSELF, and not just the garbage of another man's soul.

It really is a story that's so much more than pop culture depicts it as. And I think it's this oversimplified version that's kept people from actually seeking out and UNDERSTANDING the story.
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are all really interesting points, but I'm not fully tracking with you. There is no love interest in the short story, and Hyde doesn't have much of an arc because it's an epistolary, comprised of letters, and none of them from Hyde's POV. In the book, Hyde is very much the monster, who will only escalate in violence unless he's stopped.
Like in Frankenstein, Jekyll is accountable for Hyde's behavior, not just because he created him, but because he abandoned/misused him.
I'm assuming you're taking your points from the stage version, which also diverges a lot from the source material. I mean, it's nearly impossible to adapt an epistolary 100% faithfully.
I'd like to see it though. 
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TheInkyWay Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. Strange. It HAS been a long time, maybe I just mixed the two versions in my head........ my bad.  =n=;

Either way, it's a nice picture.
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's understandable. I do the same with Phantom of the Opera.

Thanks!
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Lucy1123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's awesome :D
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TheGreySpectre Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
I absolutely love this piece, very well done.
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JinxedWolfXD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
love it Meow :3 
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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JinxedWolfXD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
your welcome :happybounce: 
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longlivetheundead Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student
I really love the way you did your shading! This is a great piece!
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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VremyaControl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Filmographer
WOW!
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illuminitesmagic500 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
the references for Jekyll and Hyde look like the movie The Pagemaster
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh?
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illuminitesmagic500 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
have you ever seen The Pagemaster? 
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no.
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illuminitesmagic500 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
you have to watch it your design looks like it 
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually a fanart of someone else's designs. :D
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TheGreySpectre Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
If you don't mind me asking, who's design are you drawing inspiration from? I really like this piece.
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Design for the characters? It's in the description. For the overall design of the piece? A lot of places, including a Batman and Robin cover I think.
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illuminitesmagic500 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you :D
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Tears-And-Tragedies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!!
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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izclark Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
awesome work!!
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Tigerach Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I love that!
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too! :3
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The-Cerzz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I adore this! The shadow work is amazing and the tiny splash of colours for the vials.. genius! 
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You noticed! Thank you :)
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The-Cerzz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you're very welcome :) 
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DrippingFlames Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm going to read this book later this year for English II and am so excited for that!!!!!

THIS IS BE-OOTIFULLLLL!
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an interesting story. I like that it's told from so many different points of view.
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love the bold and angular shadow and the way that even he's carrying a little phial too
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Had to include a phial. :)
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The-Flying-Elephant Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... this is amazing.  What medium was it done with? It is gorgeous!
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sharpie and pens. Thanks!
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Haileescomet94 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
awesome!!!i love the black and white and red color theme going on!Pikachu want it 
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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MizzTimeLord Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Absolutely LOVE it!!!!!! :D
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im glad. :)
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MizzTimeLord Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
:)
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mermaid1213 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks VERY cool. I love the shadow effect
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:iconiesnoth:
iesnoth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've done it before, but the jail yard spotlight effect works well for his character.
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mermaid1213 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah i have seen it in other pieces but with this drawing it just looks so cool!(like it did in the others too) it definitely works very well :)
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