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Intermezzo H. P.09 by rufftoon Intermezzo H. P.09 by rufftoon
Very early in the production of the movie, Pitch had a more shapeless form. Shane Prigmore made some wonderful designs of Pitch. I just needed an excuse to have fun with them.

Pitch belongs to Dreamworks.

P.08: [link]

P.10: [link]
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:iconlizzysmind:
LizzysMind Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautifulHappy Tears 
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:iconkiloalfatangoecho:
KiloAlfaTangoEcho Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like a caterpillar. One of the fuzzy brown and black ones. Kinda.
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
his idea for cthulu was born
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:iconspecter-fangal:
specter-fangal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Writer
Me: *runs home and locks and nails all doors and windows shut* Try to get me now Pitch!! C:<
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
being the embodiment of fear...he can move through the shadows...you can never escape fear...
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:iconekf501:
ekf501 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Poor Howard...should've just kept walking O_O
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:icona-hardie:
A-hardie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I must thank you, this panel gave em the inspiration i needed for my end of year work
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:iconrowanrhed:
RowanRhed Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
omg! that's what I talk to! well eerily similar anyway
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:iconrowanrhed:
RowanRhed Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I always Imagine fear being more formless and forever changing
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:iconjames-washburn:
James-Washburn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
"EVENING, HOWARD"
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I don't know why, but I started to laugh out loud XD
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:iconmangaartfan:
MangaArtFan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow... Beautiful...
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:iconspecter-fangal:
specter-fangal Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Writer
Me: *locking every door and window in my house, hiding under the covers of my bed* (yeah, I'm completely scared of this ver. of Pitch xD)
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:iconspecter-fangal:
specter-fangal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Writer
I think as a kid I envisioned the boogeyman like this 0_0
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:iconspecter-fangal:
specter-fangal Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Writer
Me: *screams like pewdiepie, running off afterwards*Me
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:iconshikatsudrow:
shikatsudrow Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I now wonder if nyarlathotep ala the mythos in this comic's world was an homage to pitch, the dark man who is so amused at the horrors around him as he shares them all with others?
...alright that is now in my head canon!
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
But I thought...Pitch did "like" him?
I always wondered about something, what's
exactly what Pitch searches for? Just fear? (but of course)
or fear AND pain?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
(Late reply is late)
If Pitch says he "likes" you, don't trust him. He has his own version of "like" that is at odds with the common meaning.
As for what Pitch wants...
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:icona-hardie:
A-hardie Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
In these comics, Pitch WAS a benevolent force initialy, safeguarding people with fear. Once he was forgotten, he forgot his own principals, and became malicious
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh! wow then it resembles a bit to the Guardians of Childhood
version of Pitch but the part were he was forgotten it's different...
interesting mix! =)
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:iconcrystal-clear-blue:
Crystal-Clear-Blue Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*Recently watched people play "Alone in the Dark (1992 game)*

From J. Hartwood's diary:
"February 7, 1925.
The man in black (I called him that way) showed me his true colors.

...His terrible smile will haunt me until my last breath. ...his piercing gaze paralyzed me with fear. I'm sure now that hideous mask that leaves me at the edge and makes my nights in hell that cruel gaze is, I know it is, Death's gaze.
"

Hmm...Sounds like Pitch to me! (For some reason, this sentence and this comic fits so well! Great job! :D )
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
(late reply is late)- great quote, would definitely apply.
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:iconcrystal-clear-blue:
Crystal-Clear-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icongottabeperfect:
Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have looked at much concept art and early sketches for characters; several of which I greatly enjoyed. Punk-Jack was very excellent, as was the more detailed versions of Pitch. The final form for Pitch was incredibly dull compared to what they could have done, I believe.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Some early Jack designs were amongst my favorites. Some early Pitch too (the skeletal-ghostly one...ah, it would have been so great!).
The animation may have been more costly on Pitch if they had gone with the more shapeless form. The amount of fx needed would have been heavy.
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Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I realized that about Pitch, as the effects would have been quite expensive to create a true horror of a boogeyman. As it was, it was merely a shadow of the former boogeyman, which is fitting for Pitch's current place in life.

For Jack's prior designs, while I was in great favor of them, they seemed very punk and more young adult than childlike. His final form, lithe and young with a simple outfit, would appeal to the younger audience the movie was aiming for. Punk!Jack would have needed a darker plot, and would have been perfect had the aim been directly for an older audience. I am a fan of fictions which age Jack slightly and bring in that punk look and action into his character. Much like Nico de Angelo from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Yepp.
Definitely Lovecraftian love.
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:iconfeliciafel:
feliciafel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait.... his earlier shape looks like the spirit from lok season 2... coincidence? or not? ;)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Pure coincidence- as this very early design dates to around 2008-2009, and was never shown publicly until last year (and the designs for LOK 2 were already done)
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:iconfeliciafel:
feliciafel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. Well I guess great minds think alike!
(Anyway, your artwork is gorgeous. Just wanted to say that since you've seen my comment)
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:iconeiko82:
Eiko82 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Freaky O__O
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:iconveinne:
veinne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Eerily creepy yet fascinating.
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:iconspiegel666:
Spiegel666 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHH.

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.

NO.

NO, NO, NOPE, NO, NOPE.

NO.
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
OOOH NOOO BRO HOWARD GONNA DIIIEEEE
HE GONNA DIE BROOO
THE POLICE ARE GONNA FIND HIM ALL DEAD-Y ON THE BENCH IN THE MORNING
NOOOOOO HOWAAAARD NOOOOO
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I recall that Shane Prigmore originally didn't want Pitch to resemble a man in a costume, that he had more of a form with little humanity within it, practically formless.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
It was indeed one of the version he played around with. There was another one where, though slightly more humanoid, was not a shape that Pitch easily went to.
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:icondragonling140:
Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wow, Pitch looks awesome here.
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:iconvai-russ:
vai-russ Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Ahhh~ I loved Shane Prigmore's early concept art for Pitch<3 >u< It's cool to see it here in your comic.
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:iconharu-chii:
Haru-chii Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wow. Just...wow. I've seen some of the old designs for Pitch, and this is pretty awesome. I imagine I'd find it freaky as hell if I saw him/it in person, but for right now, I'm glad there's a screen between us.
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:icontbonegirl28:
tbonegirl28 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesomely Film Noir!! :D Love it so much! A sort of change up for you too. Really really cool! :)
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:iconmusicismylife7:
MusicIsMyLife7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Artist
OuO AWESOME!!! Well... Goodnight, Howard. Sweet dreams... ekhem, nightmares. :devilish:
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:iconfreakyfanatic101:
FreakyFanatic101 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or just scare him..... To death.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Pitch is not responsible if a few human hearts are weaker than others and might stop working at a moment of shock.
That's his excuse.
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:iconkishi-san:
kishi-san Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
i saw Shane's work on your tumblr as well as in the artbook! i really liked the more wispy version of Pitch. i thought it allowed him to be more sneaky and shadow-like. you've reproduced Shane's version here very nicely.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Shane did many great versions of Pitch (and a few other artists also contributed during pre-production). I liked one of his descriptions: "...playing with more ghastly and ghostly forms for Pitch. Made up of strands and fumes of darkness. More of an entity than a human. A nightmare in physical form. I pushed hard to not just make Pitch a guy in a suit."
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:iconkishi-san:
kishi-san Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well that makes a lot of sense! Loved how this comic chose to explore Pitch as a thing and not a person.
I also liked the versions which portrayed Pitch as a giant towards Jack. Makes me imagine a giant spider playing with a fly that has just entered its web.
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kksfriend1000 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary...
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:iconcimorine90:
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
oh snap.
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:iconcrystal-clear-blue:
Crystal-Clear-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aaaand....let that insanity meter drop!
"T-This....isn't.....happening!" (Man, insanity effect sure is awesome...)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Our brain has a great insanity blocking mechanism.
Often called "fainting".
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