"And the thing is, I’m not scared anymore. You know what I mean?" "I’m starting too.." -all at once, everything is different, now that I see you
FINALLY DONE! Took the span of a week. Colored pencils for rapunzel and Flynn, spectrum noir markers for the base of their hair, watercolor background with acrylic paint for the lanterns. 11”x14” on mixed media paper.
For money money, the most interesting thing about this confrontation is how completely it inverts the final scenes of a typical Disney film. In most cases, the hero is physically and/or supernaturally outmatched, and triumphs through determination and ingenuity; here, the villain spends the the whole fight running scared, while the protagonist casually no-sells everything that’s thrown at him. And there’s no ironic Disney Death keeping the protagonist’s hands clean, either. Jack just straight-up murders Oogie with malice aforethought while Oogie is running away - and by having Santa Claus himself strike the final blow, the film legitimises Jack’s killing of Oogie as the morally correct course of action.
You don’t fuck around with the motherfucking pumpkin king