I love Hellraiser, and Xander is my favorite character in Buffy, so I was excited to see Xander/Pinhead listed in the FFAs. I got all hyped up and sat down to write but couldn't think of a single way to do it without Pinhead torturing Xander to death and beyond... I couldn't write THAT! I'm all about the Xander luvin, not the violence and pain. Stupid Pinhead, why isn't he more friendly and cuddly. So, I figured if you can't beat 'em, join 'em and the dark side has cookies. Which lead to...
No, not really. It lead to Cenobite Xander.Xander and his friends discover the hard way that the Hellmouth is not the only portal to Hell that is in danger of being opened.
Originally, I was just going to do Xander and Pinhead, but my concept just kept growing. There are SO many different pictures that went into this. Each of the characters is put together from a bunch of little parts. Pinhead was the simplest and he's from 4 different pictures. The Cenobite Scoobies' bodies were pieced together from screenshots, movie posters, figurines and a promotional image for a hellraiser Halloween costume.
Before I started this pic I was not aware of just how many different shades of Black existed in the world. It took forever to fiddle with the hue/saturation/brightness/contrast etc of each part enough to match the blacks and to try and match the skin tones. Buffy is still a little yellow and Pinhead's quite blue, which he was in all the films, so I'm not going to worry about it.
I went wild with the bloodstains too. I have 10 different blood layers in this pic. It was kinda fun. I've always loved the patterns of the Lament Configuration, so of course I had to have those overlays in there.
This was my first attempt at replacing faces on a different head and playing with the bizarre zoomed hand perspective on Xander. Please review and tell me how I did.
I do not own Buffy or Hellraiser. None of the pictures/characters/fonts in this piece are mine. I just cobbled them together.