Here is the finished sketch for the Bride painting. I figured out the specific lighting I'll be using in the hands and dress as well as added a suggestion of a background (which I may or may not use in the painting.) Any further details or adjustments that need to be made will be made in the painting stage.
I finally got to the sketch for the Bride of Frankenstein In Color painting. I plan on doing all these paintings the same dimension, so my first version is a landscape portrait as that seems to fit her beehive hair and the pose I chose for her. However it was bothering me that it was in landscape orientation as I was planning on having them all in portrait orientation. So I extended the sketch and drew her robes as well. I just finished it so I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I'll have to sleep on it and see if it makes sense tomorrow when I'm not so "close" to it. Even if I do go with this pose it still is a rough sketch and will have to be tightened up before any paints get pulled out.
About a year and a half ago, I was inspired to do a horror movie painting with a blue and green dichromatic color scheme. Having grown up watching old horror movies I've always wanted to do some art based on Universal's classic horror movie characters. Bela Lugosi as dracula seemed an easy choice, what with his iconic status and recognizability even to younger horror fans. I chose not a specific scene or publicity still from the movie but rather a pose and setting of my own creating that I feel sums up the essence of his character. I finally got around to finishing the painting earlier this summer. The response it received was quite positive and I had so much fun doing it I decided to do the whole repertoire of Universal Monsters...or at least the most iconic recognizable main monsters. Each monster would be done in a different dichromatic color scheme, each with an original pose and/or environment. There are basically 8 main monsters (if you don't count both versions of The Phantom) which in order of release are: The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. So, here they are, the first three of the eight in no particular order: The Mummy, Dracula, and The Phantom of the Opera. Enjoy!
Next up, The Bride!
Because why not...
Here is the first post: a digital painting of a warrior woman and an orc or goblin chasing her. Did she steal that magic crystal from him?..hard to say. I actually just did this painting for fun, so the story behind it is whatever was in my head. I don't get much time to do work just for fun anymore, so it's fun when I do! I'm not re
ally sure where the inspiration for this came from, it just sort of developed as I went along. Enjoy!