This sketch was inspired by a scene from the 1996 'Pinocchio' movie, with Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Martin Landau, and Udo Kier. It's a sort of 'deleted scene' from the Disney 'Pinocchio' movie.
I wrote a brief narrative to accompany this picture, and here it is: After their narrow escape from Pleasure Island, Pinocchio finds he can float on the water, and rests from his swim back to the mainland. Jiminy Cricket and he ponder the likely fate of Lampwick and the other boys who were tricked into being transformed into donkeys. As he wonders about those lost boys, he also realizes that that only Jiminy's friendship and forgiveness saved him from the same fate, and wonders if he'll ever be good enough to become a real boy.
This picture really takes on a different atmosphere if you listen to the minute and five seconds of the track 'Il Collosso' from the 1996 Pinocchio soundtrack. It can be found on Youtube.
The sketch was drawn on drawing paper, first outlined with pencil, then inked. After that, the sketch was scanned and colored on my computer with a combination of the online program Pixlr Editor and fine-tuned with MS-Paint.
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