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May 21, 2012
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Before the murder spree by BonnieKnox Before the murder spree by BonnieKnox
A case of 50s rebellion gone wrong and too far. Two seemingly normal teens embark on a deadly road trip leaving 11 deaths on their way

Charles Starkweather, a James Dean wannabe, nebraskan teenage killer from the late fifties who went into a 10 days killing spree in 1958 and raised a manhunt to capture him along with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Fugate. Despite his severe myopia and short stature he was a dangerous, crazy as hell, gun totting 19 year old killer. Executed one year later, June 25, 1959 in the electric chair.

Caril Ann Fugate served 17 years en prison and was paroled in 1976. Se was the youngest female convicted for first degree murder. Has not been in problems since then and still maintains was an unwilling accompliance; her full involvement in the killings is uncertain until this days. At 69 years of age she still declines to discuss those days

The inspirer of films such as Natural Born Killers, Kalifornia and BadLands. Long before Manson, he became famous as the first young killer possing for the cameras in court as a movie star. He was the first killer with a fan club, sick and demented, but true.

Stephen King, a child when the Starkweather murders took place, was so shocked that he based some of his creepy characters in the twisted young killer and keep a scrapbook with newspapers clippings about him.

The case attracts a lot of interest because of the time in wich it was framed, the days of sleek cars, Elvis Presley, James Dean...

Drawing based on a black and white picture released by the media during the days they were on the loose. The colors are not so good and the scanner messes them up even more. Also, I have to change the letters of the title but this pic came up not too bad, there are of course, other details to fix

Pencil colors
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The faces look a little strange in this style, but the clothing is rather lovely. I love the colors and shading you used. I would have also recommended making a background to go with the picture, and made the couch bigger and a different color. More shading is needed on the face and neck. I do enjoy all the small interesting details though, and the only thing other than the faces that looks really strange is the purse or pail the woman is holding. The legs are a little off on the guy though, in my opinion. I hope I helped!
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Nice job :3
BonnieKnox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :)
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Welcome :3
crimson-city-inc Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
love the guys face :)
BonnieKnox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ashimmy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I remember reading about this. It must have been pretty hard to draw from a picture like that :P
BonnieKnox Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment!!. It was indeed, tricky, lawl
KodeMaster Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice detail work on the clothing -- one can tell that a lot of work was put into it.
BonnieKnox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much!. The clothing was tricky, lol
LONEmeadow Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Cool posing and clothes :D, but the faces looks a bit bulky, perhaps more shadow?
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