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World of Twilight by jennieannie World of Twilight by jennieannie
This is my entry for :iconwitchi1976: Twilight Fan Art Contest :[link]

Tile: Stephenie Meyer's World of Twilight
Medium: soft pastel, colored pencil, charcoal pencil (black and white), and graphite on strathmore drawing paper
Size: Approx. 7.5 inches x 8 inches

This is my first real attempt in pastels or colored pencil.

A little bit about this piece (could have potential spoilers to anyone who hasn't read past Twilight!!!):
When I set out to enter this contest, I wanted to do something outside of the characters (don't get me wrong, I love the characters and will probably be doing another character piece soon); so I ended up creating Stephenie Meyer herself.

This piece is supposed to incorporate all aspects of the Twilight fandom, i.e. books, movie, Stephenie, and music.

This is a relatively small piece (approx. 7.5 inches x 8 inches). So the film cells in the film strip are less than half and inch on all sides, so detail was next to impossible on that small of a scale (at least it was for my poor eyesight:)). However, each film cell is taken from a still from the movie. The lists of each scene used, in order are:
*Bella and Edward (not THE Meadow scene, but of them laying in a meadow area).
*Jasper and Alice
*Victoria
Then there's a 'rip' in the film cell.
*Jacob
*Emmett and Rosealie
*Carlisle with a bat
*Edward holding the apple (also Twilight's book cover)
*Edward playing the piano
Then there's a bend in the film.
*James (only you pretty much only see his chest)
*Edward at the hospital
Another bend
*Alice
*Edward leaning against the Volvo.
*Bella's truck (a.k.a. The Thing)
*Carlisle and Esme
And another bend.
*Bella and Edward.
*Bella
The last bend in the film strip.
*Edward and Bella at prom....which then fades into the red Eclipse ribbon.

The idea for the film turning into the ribbon happened when I realized the placement was perfect for it to come across a black shirt. Then I began thinking about what it would mean, and realized it was a perfect way to show that without Stephenie, we would have never had the Twilight movie (btw, I love the movie, but I will always love the book more).

The necklace holding the queen chess piece is there to symbolize that Stephenie is the most powerful player in this fandom. Plus it was the perfect way to incorporate Breaking Dawn's cover.

I wanted to use the sheet music for Bella's Lullaby for a couple of reasons: 1.) beacuse it just sums up Edward's character (Hi, I'm Edward and instead of burning you music of top 40 love songs that I think you would like, and/or describe our relationship; I'm going to compose a piece myself.---Edward's awesome :)). And 2.) music itself is a huge part of the fandom and this was the only way I could think to represent that.

The border is probably the most confusing. Since I couldn't find a way to bring in New Moon's cover, I thought about what stood out in that book that I hadn't touched on yet. And the answer: Jacob. I couldn't believe I forgot about Jacob, so I decided to try to find a way to show his presence in the series. And the border is the result of that train of thought. I took into account that Jacob is not only a Quileute, but a wolf too. So I decided to do some research on Quileute tribal art. Note to anyone who is reading this: there are hardly any examples found online, or that actually exists (something about a fire that took out most of their history). So, being the weirdo that I am, I decided I would try to create my own. While doing my research, I found a tribal mask decorated as...you guessed it, a wolf! You cannot imagine tha happy dance I did for that. So I took this wolf mask, sketched it out in its 3-D form, then flattened it to 2-D. After a little more digging, I found some 2-D tribal art on a Quileute National site (I don't remember the actual site, sorry!). I compared, my 2-D version of the tribal mask to the new 2-D tribal art I found and re-created the wolf mask into what you see as it's border. I am overall very pleased witht he outcome. I love the contrast between the outdoorsy (is that a word?), wood carved border and the elegant sheet music (so screams Jacob and Edward to me).

Whew. Okay, enough of that. Hope you enjoy!
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AnotherBrightIdea Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I am an anti twilight but this is completely amazing! Look at all the deatils! It's just...WOW!
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!!!! I love these kind of comments!!! They mean more to me than the ones from people who do like Twilight! :lol:
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AnotherBrightIdea Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
You're very welcome :D The picture is beautiful!
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twilightcheesy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! :DD AMAZINGGG
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :hug:
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Draco-Loves-Harry Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
this is AMAZING, te detail is brilliant, i love the chess peice necklace:D
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Anime882639s Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. and so original...
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FoxInAShoe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Very creative and awe-inspiring! I love this piece alot. Great job! I'm blown away! :meow:
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KowareYume Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!! this is amazing! I didn't even notice th pics on the film at first! i love how well you made stephenie meyer! you have extreme talent!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with SheldonSands, this is one of the most creaties entries I've seen! I'm drawing one right now and I think this one is very original! The film fading into the ribbon and everything, is spectular. I wish you luck with the contest! :clap:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I did try to be as original as I could be with it. I look foward to seeing your entry! Good Luck! :)
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm already finished! [link] =)
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, just popped over there to look at it. It is very nice. You'll notice that I made a quite a bit longer comment under the image itself. It's beautiful, once again, good luck in the contest. :)
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I noticed, thanks a bunch!
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TsukikotheServal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
This is a very good piece I must say. I think it portrays Twilight very well, and I'm proud to be an original Twilight owner <.<
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I hope the border wasn't too weird, but I really wanted a way to incorporate Jake since he's so central to the story.

And it's awesome meeting another Original Twilighter like myself. :)
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TsukikotheServal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
actually I think the border fits it nicely. It kind of brings it out even more, if I say so myself

lol we thought Twilight was cool before it really was cool XD
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's because we were so cool, that we noticed how cool it was:D...granted I never imagined this level of coolness and I still don't know what to think of it's new found popularity.
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TsukikotheServal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
lol I dunno if I really liked the movie compared to the book though.. some of the actors could have been picked better, in my opinion but that's just me, what about you? ^^;
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jennieannie Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry it's taken so long to reply! Semester's been horrible.

As for the movie...well I like the movie, as a MOVIE. I knew I would have problems with it, just as I do with the Harry Potter movies. As a matter of fact, thanks to my history with Potter, I knew separating the movie and the book was the best bet. It's an adaptaion, not an exact replica. :)

As for the actors...I'm overall pleased. I orignally wanted Emily Browning for Bella and Charlie Hunnam for Carlisle, but I think the actors did a really good job in the end. Robert Pattinson, lol, I remember when it was such a big deal that they got him and while everyone else was bemoaning the fact he was now Edward Cullen...I was jumping up and down in absolute joy. Being a huge HP nerd, a friend and I remembered him from Goblet of Fire and he was always our first choice. I thought, 'wow, there is no way I'll ever get Rob as my Edward, but I wish it so!' So yeah, I was pretty happy.

Who was it that you disliked the most? (and you can say Rob if you want, I won't mind:))
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TsukikotheServal Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Actually Bella's the one I had the problem with. She stuttered too much, but I was like meh. I still think they could have done better on the special effects though ^^; but oh well, that's why artists aren't movie directors, lol we're too perfectionist-like
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jennieannie Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, if we made movies it would be years before principle photography was even finished...but they be damn good movies! :)
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TsukikotheServal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Fan, I ment fan ><
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Beautiful! I love it! :) :thumbsup:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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angeleyes2480 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
You're much welcome! :heart: :)
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missmuffin90 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
WOW! I love all the little Twilight references in this. This is not only a very good drawing of a fantastic author, but it's also a very smart drawing! I love it! I hope you do well in the contest :)
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I worked really hard on this little guy...unfortunately I didn't make it into the finals, but I still love my piece. :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do not have the warmest feelings towards the whole Twilight series, but I have to admit that this is by far the most creative work of Twilight fanart I've seen on dA. I love the use of symbols and the fact that you didn't decide to draw another ordinary Stewart/Pattinson portrait for the contest, because I think this really stands out from the rest of the entries. :) Good luck with the contest. :hug: I shall root for you. :aww:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :glomp:

I have to say, that while I love Rob/Kristen drawings (obviously, since I've been known to draw them), I am a fan of the series more than a fan of the movie. I think that's what influenced my drawing for the contest. I didn't want to just promote the movie again (no matter how much I love it), when I find the books to be a thousand times better. See, I'm an old fan of the books, a Twilight Original. When I became hooked on Twilight, there was one fansite, no movie, only two books (one of which had just come out), and incredibly easy to meet the author. Nobody, knew of the series.

I was trying to draw something original that reminded people of how good the books were (in my opinion) and that the fandom doesn't revolve around the movie and it's two stars (no matter how much we love them).

You cannont even imagine how much your comment has meant to me! :) :hug:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love your approach. I sort of have a similar thing with the Harry Potter series. I became an instant fan from the moment I finished the first book (haha, that was ages ago, I feel so old :laughing:) and even though many people had heard of the books, there was none of that Daniel Radcliffe business yet . And then, about 2 years later the movie came out and everyone was suddenly running around with round glasses and pointy hats. :lol: I'm not very fond of the Potter movies, they're watchable, but they lack the original magic of the books. :)
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, I didn't get into Potter until the first movie. :( I went to a Christian school where it was banned, and let me tell you, that almost made me read it but I wasn't much of a reader when it first came out. It's what got me into reading in the first place. Have you done any Potter art? I don't think I've seen it if you have...oh, and you can't be much older than me! I feel absolutely ridiculous with all the teeny boppers at the Twilight events. Lol, I see 13/14 year olds and I think, 'Holy Hell, I'm a decade older than this crowd.'
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, actually, I haven't. And yet I've collected some Potter movie stills and stuff that I'd really like to draw some day. I just haven't got around to it. I think I have to wait until the new movie comes out, I'll probably get inspired and Potter-crazy then and finally manage to draw Alan Rickman as Snape or something. :lol:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, Snape art! :dance: I love Snape artwork. I bet that will be awesome.

Even though they changed so much from the book, I can't wait for the movie to come out. Feels like it's been years...oh wait, thanks to WB it has been.
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QueenThreeBee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Beautiful work and good luck :heart:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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QueenThreeBee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Most welcome :hug:
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VissyCullen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Fantastic!!!!
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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val0909 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Very well done! I really like the design of your drawing! You made it in a very creative way! :thumbsup: Good luck for the contest :D
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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val0909 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
You're very welcome!;) :hug:
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Ines92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh Gosh. This is propably the most creative piece of art I've ever seen :D I love it, great job :dance:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: Wow, that's such an awesome compliment. Thanks and I'm glad you like it! :hug:
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Ines92 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: You're welcome :))
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Curlie-11 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O to the M to the G!!!!!!! :wow:
this is amazing, such a fabulous idea
all the little pictures are super and then it morphs into the ribbon. amazing =D
i love stephanies hair and using bella's lullaby for the background i love that piece of music. :love:
now i am just going to sit back and admire its awesomeness!!!!!!!! :omfg:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
W-O-W!!!! Thank you for such an awesome comment! :)Those little film cell pics were annoying to create (such small little area with no room for detail), so I'm glad you like them.
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Anna999 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome idea! :D
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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anime-and-manga-girl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Oh... My... God....! :jawdrop:
I'm sooo gonna lose against this :sniff:
Lol
It's a awesome idea!!
And a fantastic piece of work!
:wow:
I wish I could draw and colour like you!!
:D
Good luck in the contest!
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