(a real LJ cut)
This is a pic of the two Alphonses--Alphonse Elric (of Amestris) as well as Alphonse Heiderich, the Alphonse with blue eyes whom Edward meets in "our world." This pic had a lot of inspirations, really... At first I had always wanted to draw a pic like the one scene in the music video "Final Distance" by Hikaru Utada...one where there were two Hikarus on each side of a piece of glass inside a tube, and their hands were touching.
But really, at first I had wanted to draw the Elric brothers in this pic instead of the two Als...but then I asked my friend tears_priestess which would be better--two Als or the brothers, she said that the idea of two Als are more intriguing...
So then I thought about the pic some more, and then decided to draw it with movie!Al bound in wires to show that his world is inorganic and filled with technology while Amestris!Al is being "born" from a mass of tentacles that depicts an organic feel. But they are both trapped and they are on opposite sides of a piece of glass, so they're never destined to touch each other.
Why "Surrender Dorothy" as a title... Well, in the movie of "Wizard of Oz," as I'm told, there was a part where the witch rides across the sky writing out letters "Surrender Dorothy." In the story WoO, Dorothy is also in a different world--so who's surrendering what to whom? Alphonse Elric surrendering his brother away with the way his arms are up...or Alphonse Heiderich with his world and technology to Edward?
Pic was done with blue drafting pencil, darkened with a 0.5 mechanical pencil, coloured in Painter 7, then touched up in Photoshop. Took me nearly more than a week...>__< urk.
There are textless and glassless versions of this pic.
cross-posted to my LJ