This became my most faved deviation in only 24 hours. Man, you people must really like the candybug!
If you know me well enough, you probably guessed correctly that I was gonna draw this guy. And I did. And I had a blast.
A couple years ago, if you had told me that there would be a Disney villain that's part robot, part candy, and part insect with a clownish human head attached to a candy necklace chain neck, I would've said you were crazy.
And yet here we are.
Now, I had entered the theater expecting Wreck-It Ralph to be a good movie. I just didn't expect it to instantly become one of my favorite Disney films. This was the rare film where I exited the theater and I was like "I MUST NOW OWN EVERYTHING THERE IS TO OWN OF WRECK-IT RALPH". I already own the art book but I'm working my way towards getting some King Candy swag.
And yes, King Candy is my favorite character. One of the rare characters that just gets better and better and better as the movie progresses. I'm mostly a King Candy and King Candybug fan over Turbo (I know they're all the same guy), but Turbo is still great too.
I say it was because King Candy is just a fantastic villain reminiscent of the Disney Renaissance and is probably one of the best Disney villains I've seen. Oh, I liked him when he was just being a silly Mad Hatter impersonator in his sugar castle with his sour ball sidekick, and I got a real kick during his big reveal, and even then, they had to amp it up with probably the coolest monster design I've seen in a Disney film. His arms are candy canes and he managed to keep his cufflinks!
I think it's the fact that his monster form, unlike Maleficent who was basically just a dragon at that point, still had his bouncy, happy, bubbly personality, but when it was in a monster form, it was terrifying. Especially since he would switch from happy and bargaining to sudden homicidal tendencies.
I don't know, I could go on about King Candy for days. I also kind of need some Candybug merchandise in my life right now.
Tried to stick to the film as much as possible, except I added a cy-bug swarm behind him because it probably would've been even more frightening if he was like the King of the Cy-Bugs and could control them. It probably made more sense that he was independent of the other bugs, but think of how awesome it would be if he was directing the cy-bugs.
Not much more to say about this, other than I had a total blast coloring this. It offered more colored lines experimentation and glow work. Nothing's more soothing than using glowy purples while blasting boss battle music.
I think I could've used more purple.
King Candy must be really assured of his own masculinity if he can roam around with hot
salmon wings and a candy necklace neck.
Disclaimer: King Candy/Turbo/King Candybug/King Turbug/King Cybug is owned by Disney.
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