Spoilers of Breaking Bad will follow.
I wanted to do a big compilation of the show for the finale. I finally finished it. There is a lot of symbolism in this photo. Below is a breakdown of everything I chose and why.
Oh. And shoutout to Kelsey.
- The center of the photo is Walter. Main Character. He is the center of the photo and the background of a shattered mirror/piece of glass because he is the cause of everything in this show. Everyone else around him is in the cracked portions of the glass. They were all affected.
- The overall set up is the antagonists are at the bottom (Mike, Gus, and Lydia. Technically Mike wasn't, but he was to begin with). Left is Hank and Marie, two of Walt's family members. Right is Jesse, and Saul- his business partners. At the very top are his wife and kids, Walt Jr. and Skylar. They are at the top because he did everything for them at first, and they are the most important people in his life.
- Each character is in the glass sans Walt. Since glass naturally shatters and fractures when impacted, it is chaotic. Because of Walt, his life discended into chaos, affecting everyone around him. Some characters died, and if they died by the end of the series, a crack of the glass goes through their eye (Mike, Lydia, and Hank) Jesse was close to death toward the end of the series, which is why the crack is heading toward him but doesn't touch him). The crack splits Gus's face because of obvious reasons.
-Each section of glass goes to the edge of the paper, forming a chunk of area at the black boarder with a quote. For example, at the edge of Hank's section, it's his quote of "Rot, you son of a bitch". Each character has a quote on their corresponding edge, separated by a white circle. Each quote is how each character viewed Walt at the end. Or what they wanted him to do. Or their last lines. The bottom quote by Gus (said to Jesse) was put at the center because that can summarize the show, "This is all a result of your former partner". Which it is. The two Breaking Bad Chemical Symbols surround that.
-In each corner is a symbol. From left to right, top to bottom, in that order are the symbols that basically summarize the important moments in the series. First is the plate Krazy 8 used to almost kill Walt in Season 1. Where he truly "broke bad". Next is the pink teddy bear's eyeball from Season 2. Next is the Extermination logo Walt and Jesse used to hide their "Meth kitchen on wheels" when going house to house. Last is the ricin capsule used and a big thing sought after in the last season.
-Top of the page is the Chemical Symbols "Fe" "Li" and "Na", the title of the series finale. Also, it is acknowledged by fans to represent the iron in blood, the lithium in meth, and sodium in tears. Blood, Meth, and Tears.
Waaaay too damn long (If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say... 100+ hours easy)
Some colored pencils
If this does well, I will consider taking individual pictures of each character so you can see the details in each character. There is a lot (it's 18"x24"), but my camera is kind of crap. So it lost a lot of it. I tried fix it up best I could. I hope you all like it!