Recently I have become very obsessed w/ the Japanese Production of the Viennes Musical "Elisabeth." I have the CD for the cast that has Yamaguchi Yuichiro
as "Tod, Emperor of the dead, aka 'Death'" and Inoue Yoshio
as "Rudolf, the Crowned Prince" In the nutshell, the musical is about the Empress consort of Austria and Queen of Hungary, Elisabeth.
As much as I would like to talk about this musical, I shouldn't because I would go on and on and on and on and on
......well, it would be never-ending. The musical is just WONDERFUL. PERIOD.
anyway, this isn't really a scene from the musical. I just wanted to do a scene with Tod and Elisabeth, but then when I was drawing Elisabeth (who I was drawing first) I found her posture a bit odd so I snuck in young Rudolf. But I still wanted to draw Tod too, so I put him in.........I just didn't know how to postion him. and I figured that if "Elisabeth" ever became a manga, this is probably how Tod would make his grand entrance -- materialise from thin air.
I love how Rudolf in the musical calls Elisabeth "mamma" even as he becomes older but calls his dad "chichiue," which is probably the more appropiate way to call his father and probably should be calling his mother "Hahaue" when he's 30 yrs. old.... But no matter, I still luv how the actor who plays the older Rudolf says "mamma." I get gushy.
hence the not-making sense title.
I drew Elizabeth before I saw a picture of the real Empress Elisabeth (nor does she look like the actress who played her), so she doesn't look like her at all and I think her hair isn't really accurate. Also her dress is actually one of Queen Victoria's because I was in the library and a book of Queen Victoria was at an easy reach. Tod, I used the CD cover as reference, BUT since I can't draw real ppl, I didn't do Yamaguchi Yuichiro enough justice. His Tod is much sexier. and I think the Japanese production really Japanised(or manganized) Tod, he really looks like something from a manga and he looks really different from other productions of this musical (or at least the images I've seen).