Okay, so in my opinion, Mr. Freeze is still the best Batman gummi portrait so far, but this Riddler (portrayed by Frank Gorshin) is far from my worst. (I’m gonna say that distinction goes to Robin, which looked a little flat to me.)
The hardest thing to do in cases like Robin, Riddler, and even Catwoman and Batman, is that their busts are equal part flesh and fabric. Trying to distinguish between the two with a limited palette of five colors is difficult, but I think I managed my assets much better this time around.I made the decision early on that green would be the primary color for fabric, and red would be the equivalent of of my darkest shadows and blacks. Orange, yellow and white would be used together to create skin tone. For the Riddler’s eye mask, I broke up the green with white gummies to express folds and depth. (Pass or fail?)
And that’s about as in-depth as I could ever get in dissecting this process.
One final thought, the difference between recycled gummi bears and a fresh bag is uncanny. I opened my fourth and final bag last night to round out the pale complexion of Mr. Freeze, and they’re so shiny, compared to the dull hue of the stale ones. I don’t know. Just felt like mentioning that.
Next up in the Batman series: Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Egghead (Vincent Price) or Alfred (Alan Napier).