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Some Clue Fan-Art

Post by Adam106 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:49 pm

Just some awesome pics I found on deviantART.

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Post by munitzer » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:58 pm

That last one is awesome. Its concept is exactly what the cover of a Clue game should look like, not one character's face plastered over a third of the board and snapshots of martini glasses and pools over the rest.

In terms of detail, I like the third one. I really liked the shadow of (I'm assuming) Mr. Boddy differing from his silhouette and Miss Scarlet's body on the floor surrounded by character pawns.

An interesting and much appreciated assortment of images.
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Post by Murder by Death » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:15 pm

I typically hate Disney animation, but the first one, which is very reminiscent of that innocent style is terrific. I love that Mrs. Peacock has so much junk in her trunk. She's a nice balance against Mr. Green who works equally well as Rev. Green. Mustard is traditional without being too over the top. And what an interesting introverted version of Plum. The last guy you would expect to hurt a fly. Somehow it all works!

And munitzer, your observations are right on. Hasbro totally got it wrong with the new box cover template, and it's starting to show with the licensed franchise editions, particularly with the recent Family Guy.

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Post by jaymzalexander » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:48 pm

I love the animated version of Eileen Brennan, I think the artist captured that version of Peacock nicely.

The first one is interesting, I'd like to see those characters in an animated short.

A ton of effort went into the 'Scarlett Death' image as well as the 'Whodunit? Who Cares?' (last) one, very nicely done by the artists. (each of whom probably should have been credited for their work)

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Post by Murder by Death » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:59 pm

jaymzalexander wrote:I love the animated version of Eileen Brennan, I think the artist captured that version of Peacock nicely.
Thanks for that, I just got it. They're like the Saturday morning cartoon teenage version of the Clue movie had it been wildly successful.

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Post by Michael » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:38 pm

I like the movie cast one, but why is Plum wearing Green and Scarlet wearing Blue?
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Post by cacums » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:45 pm

Is that meant to be Mr. Boddy or Wadsworth?
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Post by alwaysPeacock » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:21 am

Michael wrote:I like the movie cast one, but why is Plum wearing Green and Scarlet wearing Blue?
Not sure about Plum's VERY green suit, but isn't Scarlet's dress a blueish-greenish color in the movie? I guess the artist chose to take it all the way. If it was hand-drawn first, he might have decided to keep things simple instead of hunting down the perfect blue-green color for the dress (but wouldn't an artist have every color EVER at his fingertips?)

LOVE the Disney-esque suspects, and the off-kilter humor of the final picture. Great finds!
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Post by CluedoKid » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:44 am

My favourite is definitely the first one. Beautiful characterizations.

The movie one is decent, however for somebody looking at the picture whose never seen the movie, may be led to believe that Plum is Mr. Green and Green is Prof. Plum.

The third one down that's been hand drawn is pretty good, but why kill Miss Scarlet? Is that the real mystery?

The other poster, probably done by the same guy who did the movie poster, is also quite neat, though the candlestick looks more like a flashlight.

The last one I don't care for at all. It's not the most well drawn, and I understand that the concept is "Whodunnit? Who cares?" it lacks mystery. What kind of people go about their normal activities when their host is dead? It would be more believable that Boddy passed out on top of his wine glass.

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Post by munitzer » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:01 pm

Since when did the lead pipe become the most sinister weapon? In the two pictures that use the suspects holding weapons, the only one who looks genuinely nervous is the one holding the lead pipe.
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Post by Murder by Death » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:11 pm

I think the lead pipe is pretty sinister. Hollywood always plays bludgeoning as a pretty minor experience, one whack and the victim is killed or knocked-out without so much as a bruise. But the experience is far from so sanitary and can be horribly gruesome. A few modern films have depicted this entirely too realistically for comfort. The beating of Joe Pesci with a baseball bat at the end of Casino is horrific.

So I would say of all 6, the lead pipe is particularly sinister. There's nothing graceful or elegant about it and the resulting death would be relatively horrible for the victim.

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Post by munitzer » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:18 pm

I meant that in jest. I just found it odd that the two times the lead pipe showed up, the suspect holding it seemed nervous. I've always found the bludgeoning weapons to be the most sinister. Stabbing and shooting are comparatively simple ways of killing someone, but to take a candlestick or wrench or lead pipe, that takes a lot of effort. That's why I think that only a person with a really strong motive, strong arm, or weak conscience (or any combination of those three) could use a weapon like that. I'd buy someone nervously holding the revolver or knife, but if you have a lead pipe, you know what you're going to do with it and what it's going to take. The same goes for the rope, if not moreso.
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Post by Murder by Death » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:33 pm

I suppose. Thinking of Hollywood examples again, I recently saw the Talented Mr. Ripley and the way Matt Damon accidentally bludgeons Jude Law with the oar, is pretty disturbing too. It didn't take a lot of effort on Ripley's part to get his victim to a point where he could finish him. The whole thing seemed to surprise Ripley as much as the audience, particularly being a slight-young man at the time he made the film. I guess my point is, Miss Scarlet has seen too many movie and thinks that bonking someone over the head is an easy thing which she will find out, it ain't after the first whack.

But I see what you mean about being nervous, knowing the actual power of the weapon in your hands. I just think it's more of a character trait than anything. In context it makes perfect sense – the effeminate Green from the movie, and the nerdy Prof. Plum, both of whom have to overcome more psychological obstacles about killing, than physical ones. Of course they are the most nervous!

Actually the problem I have is with the second from the last. The large eyes remind me of Japanese anime, which I don't particularly care for. SOrt of characters that would have appeared in these versions of Clue:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/33725/hina-clue

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Post by Murder by Death » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:01 pm

I don't believe this is fan art at all (from a new PS3 game called the Blue Toad Murder Files), but the style reminds me of the first one ... perhaps a bit more like a Pixar version of Clue ...

Looks like White, Scarlett (Who says she doesn't have a sexy librarian look?), Mustard, young Master Plum and "Inspector Snoops" (Scotland Yard's finest) from the 1950s Cluedo box – either that or Green is a shape-shifting mutant. ;-)
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Post by Green » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I absolutely love the first image. I'm not crazy about that Mr. Green, but everyone is else is brilliant.

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Post by CluedoKid » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:49 am

Green wrote:I absolutely love the first image. I'm not crazy about that Mr. Green, but everyone is else is brilliant.
I agree. Unlike the others, I'm not crazy about Green, perhaps because he is a less conventional than the others, but more importantly, I do like him. He does make a suitable Green.

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Post by cacums » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:42 pm

Well I have a new desktop background now ;)
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Post by Michael » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:33 pm

Very cool.
My favorites in each row:
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3 or 5, I can't decide.
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