madrigals skintone reference
ok so i’ve been. struggling with their skin tones and a mutual of mine responded with some flat colors on my other blog
anyway i went ahead and eye dropped their skintones from each as best i could and this is what i got
they’re a little varied in each but i hope this at least gives a good idea of where to aim for in terms of tint and undertone
(the reference images ⬇️) (badly put together in a collage bc i didnt want to post like 5 pictures)
but ye i hope this helps !
Listen I have feelings about the Madrigal husbands okay?
Loads of people already sung their praises as fathers and husbands (and yet nobody has talked about the way Agustín just close his eyes and opens his mouth when Julieta says “Eat!”) so I want talk about the implied relationship between them. The focus is on Mirabel so we don’t get to see Agustín and Félix talk with each other but for a movie that’s only one hour and 39 minutes long we get a lot of hints that they’re very very close.
They’re introduced together in the song “The Family Madrigal”. They dance into frame together and keep some pretty deep eye contact even when Mirabel pops up between them and push them apart.
When they appear on screen together again they’re back to looking at each other. Not even the sisters appear to have eye contact.
In “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Agustín only shows up to help Félix set the table and then he completely disappears from the song again.
When Julieta and Agustín try to comfort Mirabel about not being given a magical ability Agustín says he understands because “when Félix and I married into the family” they too felt small and insignificant in the presence of all the exceptional people. Not “when I married into the family” but “Félix and I”. These guys confided in each other. They talked about some deep emotional stuff and worked some shit out together. They’ve bonded.
The whole thing about Agustín and Félix doing house chores while the rest of the family works in town comes from a deleted scene where we see even more of this bond, and I think Mariano will fit in perfectly. I get the impression that Mariano has been too coddled by his mother to have much experience with housework but he’s also a very caring and sensitive himbo who seems eager to care for a family of his own so I think he would take to the househusband role very easily.
If they ever make a sequel or a show all I’d want is for Agustín and Félix to take him under their wings and teach him all the skills he’ll need to keep house, but also help him through the same feelings of inadequacy that they themselves had to go through when marrying into a magical family. A song where Mariano joyfully follows their lead in house chores but doing everything a little worse because he doesn’t have the skills yet would be adorable. Just sayin’.
I think the main reason why Pepa and Félix are such couple goals is the fact that they didn't shy away from portraying the little "imperfections" of their relationship.
Sometimes Félix might get carried away and talk over his wifey and other times Pepa might get annoyed at her hubby, but at the end of the day you can tell that these things are a healthy and natural part of many years of successful marriage. It's a more realistic portrayal than just showing them as a perfect pair who never disagree with each other.
(And certainly very amusing to watch! Their vibes are immaculate!)
And the best part is that despite their little differences you can tell that their body language is radiating with affection and warmth. They are quick to move on from a little misunderstanding because they are so in love with each other. They flirt with each other, giggle in each other's company, and just seem very happy together, and they show that through their bombastic personalities and mannerisms!
Good on you, Pepa and Félix!
And good on the Encanto crew for doing such a great job!
Little Encanto Details From The Books, Part 2!
I was blown away by the response to my first post about this! (Read the first part here!) I went back through the two books and wrote down every tiny thing I could find. I think I won’t have any more until Disney releases a new book about Encanto, which hopefully they’ll do soon!
• Pepa and Agustín call Mirabel “Mira.”
• Bruno, if not the rest of the family, is Catholic (he crosses himself when meeting Antonio’s jaguar.)
• Abuela is considered the heart of the Encanto.
• Casita grows and expands to fit all the family members.
• Agustín and Félix are very close and are constantly talking.
• Isabela sometimes thinks it would be nice if she didn’t have a gift.
• While they’re both twenty-two, Isabela is older than Dolores.
• Antonio snores.
• The last time Abuela hugged Mirabel was before her failed Gift ceremony.
• The roof is Mirabel’s favorite spot in Casita.
• Casita likes being touched.
• Agustín is a pianist.
• Isabela always carries a handkerchief.
• After Luisa got her gift, she spent the rest of the night doing tricks with it for the townspeople.
• Luisa doesn’t care what she wears as long as it’s comfortable.
• Isabela drinks café con leche.
• Luisa’s ears turn red when she’s embarrassed.
• The man who told Luisa that the donkeys got out is named Señor Rendon, and he’s described as “sometimes careless.”
• Three other townspeople are named Señora Ruiz, Señora Flores, and Señora Uriarte.
• Luisa never took naps before the events of the movie, believing that “nighttime is for sleeping, daytime is for getting things done.”
• Casita is very gentle when playing with the younger Madrigals.
• Isabela never gets in trouble.
• Isabela thinks Mirabel and Camilo are too old for toys.
• Abuela and Señora Guzmán have a somewhat tense relationship- described as a “battle of politeness.”
• Mirabel’s palms sweat when she’s worried.
• Luisa loves bright colors.
• Mirabel sneezes around things like sand or dust. Or salt.
• Félix rarely worries about anything.
• Isabela has a pond in her room filled with water lilies.
• Camilo and Pepa are both able to pick up and carry Antonio. Antonio especially likes to ride on Pepa’s shoulders.
• Isabela never wears her shoes on her bed.
• Luisa has panic attacks.
• While Isabela doesn’t love Mariano, she does hope to marry someday.
• Abuela secretly thinks Mirabel is a lot like Pedro was.
I would like to take a moment to talk about the color coding of the Madrigals
Either I’m reading way too much into this or the creators of this film are genius:
I love how Pepa’s side of the family (Pepa, Félix, Dolores, Camilo and Antonio) is dressed in warm tones (oranges and yellows), and Julieta’s side of the family (Julieta, Agustín, Isabela, Luisa, and Mirabel) is dressed in cool tones (blues and purples)!
And Alma is dressed in a maroon-ish tone, which makes her stand out being the head of the family
Also, Bruno (not pictured) dresses in green because he is the brother of Julieta and Pepa, therefore a mixture of the blues and yellows of both sides. His color also stands out from everyone else, being cast out of the family.
I’m not sure if there is any meaning to the individual colors, but I think it’s such a cool detail! (Or I am reading way too much into this)