There is a story behind this one. For starters when I was watching the movie for an idea on his pattern I had a difficult time trying to figure it out from the film alone. Thanks to the internet I managed to find 1 photo and a video of the making of the snake for the film. From there the closest pattern I was able to find in real life is the Diamondback Rattlesnake which may have the point of reference for the movie version. Coloring wise I went off the film which had a dark almost greenish coloring. I still kept the overall image toonish but going off the films colors rather then the cartoon. The only part that I kept toonish was his face mostly because in the film the snake version of Bj didn't have all that moss around the face and that was the only part where his face was "clean".
Though as I was coloring the picture about half way through I felt like a background was needed. I drew the background from memory though it was easier to draw the background then it was coloring Bj. XD Though I think overall the backgrond set the image because in the film Beetlejuice appeared in an area with a rather captive audience being limited to the at the moment broken stairway. The drawing of the stairs and well as part of the 2nd and ground floor eludes to how big he was especially since he was able to easily lift a full grown man with no effort. Though as I was drawing the background I made little to no actual adjustment to the original drawing of Beetlejuice and I found it amusing how easily he fit in with his background considering the most of the background layout was done with Microsoft paint while the bulk of the image was done on Paint too sai.
Overall I had fun coloring the image despite it's complexity and the near pull out of my hair at some points.The Lineart for all to color as they see fit~ fullmetaldevil.deviantart.com/…
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