For my Illustration I final, we had to create box art for a hypothetical special edition DVD of a movie chosen for us by the teacher based on our aesthetic. I had a choice between Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and City of Lost Children, and while I loved both movies, City of Lost Children had too many amazing characters that I just had to draw: conjoined twins, narcoleptic clones, a dwarf princess, a brain in a jar, scary cyborg men.
But really it was the two main characters that I loved the most, Ron Perlman as a circus strong man in a spiffy sweater, and Judith Vittet as a nine-year-old femme fatale in her stripey red getup (which I want to imitate). They're so fun and easy to cartoon. I tried to get a kind of circus-y feel with this cover without being cheesy.
This is the booklet cover. More One and Miette.