To days of inspiration
Playing hookey, Making something
out of nothing, the need
to express -
to communicate
To going against the grain,
Going insane,
Going mad
   - La Vie Boheme, RENT -

        Ever get just the weirdest inspirations?  Well... I was looking at the cover to the musical RENT.  Me being the strange, artistic type... I thought it would be a really cool to do a fan art poster just like that but for the anime "Revolutionary Girl Utena".  Let me know what you think.  I have the poster scanned in and the original below.


 
This is actually a poster compositioned of 9 separate pictures taped onto a board.  The letters were individually cut out, airbrushed the right tones. If it looks ripped, it is.  I tried different styles for each person.  This is the longest I've ever spent on a piece of art... but I am more than satisfied with the results.  I'm even pondering selling the darn thing at the next convention, but that's still up in the air.
Artwork done by me, Valerie Shrum.  Please don't take or reproduce without permission, thanks.

Here's the original, what I used for color selections and ideas of what the next panels 'look' should be.  I am in no way trying to infringe on the rights of the talented photographer who made the original broadway RENT poster, nor am I trying to take anything away from the whole RENT experiance.  I just found this to be something I wanted to do.  Enjoy.