My piece of art reflects Tim Burton’s artwork by her body shape.
In most of Tim Burton’s drawings of people they have long arms/legs and a skinny waist. Eleanor is based off Corpse Bride, by her being in a wedding dress. Eleanor also has the big, dark eyes that all of Burton’s characters have. Eleanor’s dress is ripped but have faint swirls on it which is also shown in all lot of Tim Burton’s films. The main theme that Eleanor brings across is that sometimes you got to
fight for what/who you love, which is in Edward Scissorhands - Kim and in A Nightmare Before Christmas-Sally.
By Katelin Barrett
His name is Jack but some call him ‘The Outsider’. All he wants
is friends but he constantly gets pushed away, he’s always been himself but still no-one is there. With his raggy old clothes and messy black hair he really struggles to socialize with people. With a sensitive soul an emotional mind he struggles quite hard just to be accepted.
Why does he relate to a Tim Burton film?
There is Christmas included in this picture which is visible in
many of his films. The main character always is an outsider in many of his films, example, A Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Sissorhands and ‘Vincent’. You may notice that on Jack’s necklace is a similar swirly pattern which I tried to incorporate into this drawing.
In this picture I tried to show that the house and family was
boring and he was different. Obviously he’s sad because he wanted to fit in with everyone who seemed normal but he couldn’t he wanted people to like him for who he is and no-one ever did.
By Rebecca Quirk
Desmond represents the typical main character in a Tim Burton movie, he is ripped up, he has black eyes and he also has normal things mixed in with to make him seem even weirder. This character is the feared one, he is feared by all and is a loner and he is judged on looks but sometimes he wishes he could be accepted by society and be normal. This happens in all Burton movies but ‘the feared’ can be replaced by ‘the outsider’.
This character is distinctive and conveys a message to the audience to get involved even if you look or act differently to others.
By Reece Frith
My Burtonesque character’s name is Samantha Jones, she likes to call herself Sam. Sam considers herself as a bit of an outsider but also a dreamer, she doesn’t think of herself to be like the rest of the people her age. She is into different things that nobody else is, such as what the ‘dark side of the moon’ really is and weather or not you can really reincarnate after you die. Samantha finds that music is her only escape besides her wild imagination. As you can see in the background of the picture, she feels that she is trapped inside her thoughts and dreams and that they are separating her from the harsh reality of the real world.
The books, skulls and gothic looking symbols in the background show the way that she thinks. She thinks the world is dark and full of misery, she only thinks like this because she is miserable herself. I have drawn the books as outstanding symbols because she finds happiness and enlightenment in reading, this and music is found as her escape.
Her out take on life is that even though she is lucky to be where she is there is always something out there try to bring her down. Sam’s definition of weird is ‘involving or suggesting the supernatural, unearthly or uncanny’.
Samantha relates to many of Tim Burton's unique and different characters. She has the long, pale faced look about her and the constant feeling of only having her imagination to keep her sane. Because of the way she thinks and her output on life she also doesn’t have many friends or somebody to relate too. This is why I like that Samantha reflects the art and style of Tim Burton's work.
By Nell Walker
Harry is known as the quiet one. Nobody knows why he looks the way he does but all through his life he has been judged and stared at because of his face. He is called different and weird and sometimes ugly but really he is just unique. His parents disowned him because they were too embarrassed to raise such a person like harry so he lives by himself in a small cottage on the outside of his nearby town. Harry’s personality is a lot like many of Tim Burton’s characters that he creates for his movies. Many of them are quiet and miserable and don’t have any friends because of the way they look.
Harry likes to draw with his imagination as there isn’t really anything better to do in his spare time. He is a lot like Vincent out of the short movie Vincent, who has such a broad imagination just like Harry. In Tim Burton’s films Edward Scissorhands he tries to display that although some people are different, if you really try to get to know the real them they could change your life in an unexpected way. Therefore l believe that Harry is a lot like Edward Scissorhands because people judge them by their looks. Harry has extremely dark eyes and smudges of black all around his face. This is why Harry reflects Tim Burton’s distinctive style, characters and themes.
By Elise Roche
My piece of art is a picture, I have named her Laura. She is a combination if the outsider and strange. By day she is a bright average girl, by night she a completely different dark dressed girl. She reflects on ‘Vincent” because she would either be in her room by herself or somewhere in the house at night, she doesn’t let anyone come over or enter her house. Although she does remind me of Edward Scissorhands because the way she dresses. She wears black leather clothes that basically cover up her whole body, but during the day she would hang out with her friends on a regular basis. During the day she would remind me of Sally from A Nightmare before Christmas because she is different, lively, happy and bright.