definitely my favourite movie by del toro
the narrative and aesthetic work so wonderfully together in this beautiful film. the character design is so iconic too – the faun and pale man are both exceptional (and they’re also played by the same actor, doug jones)
so when i decided these character – i wanted to paint them as a pair. i used similar compositional elements and positioning to get this across, but tried to keep it subtle, so as not to force the similarities.
you can check out progress photos on my facebook [link]