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Collecting Monsters => Memorable Memorabilia => Topic started by: mzlaveau on December 03, 2007, 03:37:04 PM

Title: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: mzlaveau on December 03, 2007, 03:37:04 PM
I want all of you talented types to take advantage of the new forum and post your art.

Linda, Mike, John, Terry B., Baron Timothy and the rest of you lurking visually oriented types, get busy!

Here are my recent drawings.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21498445((*at*))N04/2084874312/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21498445((*at*))N04/2084868624/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21498445((*at*))N04/2084866102/

I welcome feedback.
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: typhooforme on December 03, 2007, 07:27:57 PM
Jane,
I'll toss in one I did many years ago when I had a brief fling with the Rapidograph pen.  It's one of the few pieces of my own art that I still have--so many went to other homes over the years.  This is a traditional stippling technique, done one darn dot at a time!  lol  It's also over in the gallery at the official Karloff site.
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/karloff2.JPG)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 03, 2007, 07:29:14 PM
I really like the Peter Lorre. It has a very nice feel to it. The looseness of the sketch is wonderful!

Great job!!

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 03, 2007, 07:47:39 PM
The only ones I have done lately are the three I did for Keith LuBrant. The images I posted at another site did not have their final coat of varnish, which you have to apply because the turpentine dulls the colors as it dries. The following images were photographed after the final varnishing, and the colors are a bit more vibrant. I hope no one minds my posting them again.
Mike
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Phantom1.jpg)
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Creature.jpg)
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Wolf1.jpg)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: mzlaveau on December 03, 2007, 07:59:06 PM
Yay! More, more!

I like that drawing very much, Robert. Today I made an experiment. My second attempt at an apple head doll. This one will be Ardeth Bey. I'll post pics soon, and more as it dries.

Mike, I posted things I've previously posted, so don't fret. I think we should have a place to show off in our new digs ;)

I'm glad you like Dr. Gogol, I think that is my favorite so far.
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: gracebuster on December 04, 2007, 09:31:30 AM
Sorry to say, that I can't add to this thread, but I love looking. Keep em' coming!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Inkfink on December 04, 2007, 12:38:31 PM
Now that I figured out how to embed images, here are two for the art gallery...

A Universal Monsters roller coaster painting I did awhile back:

(http://www.jdetrich.homestead.com/files/jd/img/rollercoaster.jpg)

And my latest painting looks like some sort of sailor from Popeye's homeland or as a friend, Ellis Coombs, described it, "Being an ex nuke submarine sailor, The Sea Devil, a fast attack boat out of Norfolk, scrapped in the 90's, we used to follow the russkies around. That to me looks like a Russian Nuke Sub Sailor, their reactor shielding wasn't that good & after a few years, thats what you get!!!"

(http://www.jdetrich.homestead.com/files/jd/img/sailor.jpg)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: typhooforme on December 04, 2007, 04:06:45 PM
Omigosh, John--that roller coaster ride (which makes me think of Vinnie Price and how much he loved what he called "rollie coasters") is tremendous!  The Creature with his claws raised high in the air!  Priceless image.  Made me laugh out loud.
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 04, 2007, 04:09:10 PM
John, Basil Wolverton would be proud!!

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: fmofmpls on December 04, 2007, 04:23:45 PM
I welcome feedback.

Jane, you certainly have artistic talent. Keep developing this talent of yours. Your well on your way!

Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: fmofmpls on December 04, 2007, 04:26:39 PM
A Universal Monsters roller coaster painting I did awhile back:

Great stuff John as always! This uni-monster roller coaster artwork of yours needs to be the basis for a new theme park ride at Universal Studios! If only they could see things as we do.
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: poseablemonster on December 04, 2007, 07:56:26 PM
Jane,
I really like your Peter Lorre! 
Andy
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: poseablemonster on December 04, 2007, 08:00:21 PM
Mike - I like that Wolfman more every time I see it!  You really nailed the eyes on that one.

John - I've admired your work for years - growing up with PLOP comics as one of my favorites I can't help but love your work.  The roller coaster is a hoot! 

Thanks for the pics!
Andy
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Meek on December 04, 2007, 09:36:02 PM

    Elder Robert: I had a long and meaningful relationship with a Rapidograph pen whent I was into Pointalism, the only problem was that tattooing illustration board took a very, very long time. If I can find
some of my old works I'll see if I can figure out how to post them here---there's some gargoyles and Olivier as "Hamlet" having a chat with Yorick and a scene from "The Elephant Man".
     
       "Meek"(with a Point in life)
     
Jane,
I'll toss in one I did many years ago when I had a brief fling with the Rapidograph pen.  It's one of the few pieces of my own art that I still have--so many went to other homes over the years.  This is a traditional stippling technique, done one darn dot at a time!  lol  It's also over in the gallery at the official Karloff site.
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/karloff2.JPG)
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Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: mzlaveau on December 05, 2007, 02:30:24 AM
Thanks so much Terry, Andy and our illustrious Dr. Shocker!

John, the roller coaster painting is awesome. I love the coloring in Frank's face, and the sort of, "oh crap, here we go" look on the Wolfman. I am familiar with that look, right Maxie?

If anyone hasn't checked out Meek's art yet, (fie and for shame!) get on over to my dear Maxie's blog and check out some more of her incredible, mind blowing work.

www.drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com

I'm headed out to Florida tomorrow, (Dad's birthday) so I'll have limited computer access. See y'all soon!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on December 05, 2007, 12:06:14 PM
Jane,
I really like your Peter Lorre! 
Andy




Hey! My wife's all woman, fella!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: poseablemonster on December 05, 2007, 01:33:26 PM
 :o ;D ;)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Inkfink on December 07, 2007, 10:21:57 AM
Just want to say thanks for diggin' my artwork and I enjoyed seeng Jane's, Meek's and Mike's work as well!!! Looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Penny Dreadful on December 07, 2007, 04:12:04 PM
Beautiful artwork everyone.  I'd love to see more.  Please keep 'em coming. 

 
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 15, 2007, 05:36:20 PM
Beautiful artwork everyone.  I'd love to see more.  Please keep 'em coming. 

Well, this one isn't a monster, but when he got a hold of his one bullet... all bet's are off!! I actually started this one last year for a friend of mine as a Christmas gift, but either ran out of time or just soured on it. I'm glad it's done, and he'll be quite surprised, I hope!

Mike

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bfife.jpg[/url])

 
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Meek on December 17, 2007, 07:50:27 PM

   There once was a Deputy named Fife,
   Who owned a gun and a knife.
   The gun was rusty
   And the knife was dusty
   Because he never caught a crook in his life.

    "Meek"(whatever you do, don't touch the doilies)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Scary Terry on December 18, 2007, 11:09:13 AM
LOVE the Don Knotts painting!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 18, 2007, 01:48:46 PM
LOVE the Don Knotts painting!

Thanks, Terry. I appreciate it!

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: fmofmpls on December 18, 2007, 10:31:07 PM
Add this Terry to that appreciation list too! Incredible work Mike!
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 19, 2007, 02:37:02 PM
Add this Terry to that appreciation list too! Incredible work Mike!

Thanks, Terry. This was done for a very good friend of mine. He always finds me unusual stuff for my birthday and Christmas. One year he gave me a 1935 TravLer radio!!! It worked and was in excellent condition!

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: MonsterArt on December 19, 2007, 03:58:59 PM
Hi folks!

This is my first post here on the UMA boards. I've heard so much about you folks I figured it was time to sign up. I'm already enjoying the artwork posted here. Great stuff! Seeing original artwork based on the classic monsters just warms my heart. I know that I started doing it as a love letter to those characters and the actors who played them, and now it's become a career!

Draw on, good people of the UMA!

Frank Dietz
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 19, 2007, 05:16:48 PM
Hi folks!

This is my first post here on the UMA boards. I've heard so much about you folks I figured it was time to sign up. I'm already enjoying the artwork posted here. Great stuff! Seeing original artwork based on the classic monsters just warms my heart. I know that I started doing it as a love letter to those characters and the actors who played them, and now it's become a career!

Draw on, good people of the UMA!

Frank Dietz

Frank, go ahead and post some of your art. I'd like to see some of your work!

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: MonsterArt on December 19, 2007, 08:46:30 PM
Thanks Mike,

I guess a little more introduction would be in order here. Many of you may know my work from the CHFB or from my convention appearances.

Here's it in a nutshell:

I am a former Disney Feature Animator who loves classic monsters. I created the "Sketchy Things" series of sketchbooks in 1999 and have published seven volumes to date. I'm best known for the caricature work, like this:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/PokerboysLargeWebview.jpg)

and this:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/FrankcollLargeWebview.jpg)

But later moved into finer art, such as oil painting and watercolor:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/CountDrac.jpg)

Had a Gallery Show in 2006:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/UncleForry.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Group1.jpg)


And was honored to receive the first "Artist Of The Year" Rondo Award this year.

I mostly make my living as "Monster Artist," which is okay by me! There have been literally thousands of pieces of art created over the years, so I couldn't possibly share enough of it here. There's quite a lot of it on my website if you want to see more. I'll post the newer stuff here, though.

And I look forward to seeing lots of other artist's work!

Frank

Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Illoman on December 19, 2007, 09:24:46 PM
Y'know Frank, I thought your name looked familiar, but I just couldn't place it. Now I know I've seen your work before. Very nice!! Please post more, as well as your web address.

Are the caricatures charcoal or pencil? I like the tone work.

Mike
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: Meek on December 19, 2007, 09:34:16 PM
    Frank: No doubt you took the scenic route to the UMA?
    I have a few of your "Things Are Sketchy" books purchased at the Bash a few years ago---not only do I like your work but I like your sense of humor(delightfully graveyard, kiddies).
    I have nothing new to show--wrong season and I'm doing mercenary holiday painting to make my paycheck last longer, though my last Father Christmas came out looking a lot like O.P.Heggie . . .
    "Ghastly Greetings" will be back come St. Valentine's Day--Gwynplaine has been whispering to me of late, maybe he'll be my Valentine in 2008.

     "Meek"(poet and don't even know it)
Title: Re: Art Gallery
Post by: MonsterArt on December 20, 2007, 11:05:20 AM
Those are pencils, Mike, but I've done quite a lot of charcoal.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Skull300.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Talbot300a.jpg)

And Meek, I kinda like the idea of O.P. Heggie as Father Christmas. I'm glad you enjoyed the Sketchy Things books.

The website is http://www.sketchythings.com (http://www.sketchythings.com). There are pages for caricature, oils and charcoals. Take a look when you get a chance.

Frank
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 06, 2008, 12:52:27 PM
Greetings Frank! So happy to see you here at the UMA. I'm a huge fan of your art. Love the whimsical style you bring to the monsters! It's been an equal pleasure in speaking with you at the cons too. Please do feel free to share as much as you'd like here Frank. I know I'm all eyes!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 06, 2008, 12:59:28 PM
Here's a wonderful pencil drawing that was gifted to me by UMA member "Mombie". Sheila knew of my long time infatuation with Helen Chandler and picked up a #2 pencil to capture her incredible beauty.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/15/21079943_a051e17771_o.jpg)
Title: London After Midnight painting
Post by: Illoman on January 06, 2008, 06:09:33 PM
Here's my latest commission, done for our own Keith LuBrant. This one was a lot of fun!!

Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/LAM.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 06, 2008, 06:40:46 PM
Welcome Frank! So glad to see you here!
Title: Re: London After Midnight painting
Post by: CreepyJeff on January 07, 2008, 12:32:52 AM
Here's my latest commission, done for our own Keith LuBrant. This one was a lot of fun!!

Mike

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/LAM.jpg[/url])


Wow, Mike - I may be particular to this character but I do believe he is your best classic monster piece so far.  Say you have prints available of him????

Creepy Jeff
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 07, 2008, 12:37:54 AM
Wow that London After Midnight is amazing! Great job!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Nicole on January 07, 2008, 01:53:34 AM
Wow, all of this beautiful artwork is making me want to draw some monster art too. Fabulous work guys, keep it up! ;D
Title: Re: London After Midnight painting
Post by: Illoman on January 07, 2008, 08:24:35 AM
Wow, Mike - I may be particular to this character but I do believe he is your best classic monster piece so far.  Say you have prints available of him????

Creepy Jeff

Jeff, thanks for your comments, but no, due to the fair use law I am permitted to produce one work of art based on a painting, but not to produce prints from that same piece.

Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: typhooforme on January 07, 2008, 09:37:58 AM
Greetings Frank! So happy to see you here at the UMA. I'm a huge fan of your art. Love the whimsical style you bring to the monsters! It's been an equal pleasure in speaking with you at the cons too. Please do feel free to share as much as you'd like here Frank. I know I'm all eyes!

My friend Frank!  Were your ears burning?  You've been talked about here!  Welcome, warm welcome.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 08, 2008, 08:33:47 AM
Mike, that London after 12:00 am is simply amazing! You never cease to amaze me with your talent. Man, I wish I could paint like that. Unfortunately, my painting skills (or lack thereof) are better left to painting houses.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 08, 2008, 10:10:56 AM
Terry, thanks very much for the kind words. Much appreciated.

See, you're one up on me: I can't paint houses worth a darn!

Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 08, 2008, 12:01:01 PM

    Pardon my tardiness Mike, but this painting is top drawer---your color choice implies menace and do I like a healthy dose of menace in a painting.
    So once again, my college art instructor's theory about paintings not causing the viewer any feelings has been shot squarely in the arse.

    Take that, Mr. Williams!

    "Meek"(when you nod your head I'll hit it)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 08, 2008, 12:43:43 PM
    Pardon my tardiness Mike, but this painting is top drawer---your color choice implies menace and do I like a healthy dose of menace in a painting.
    So once again, my college art instructor's theory about paintings not causing the viewer any feelings has been shot squarely in the arse.

    Take that, Mr. Williams!

    "Meek"(when you nod your head I'll hit it)

Meek, I always appreciate a fellow artisan chiming on on my work.

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: London After Midnight painting
Post by: monsterphile on January 08, 2008, 11:48:53 PM
Here's my latest commission, done for our own Keith LuBrant. This one was a lot of fun!!

Mike

I just visited my friend Keith this past weekend and was able to see the other paintings that he got from you Mike.    He mentioned that this was to be the next painting from you.  Firstly, can I just say that seeing your work in person is even more amazing.  he's going to be blown away by this latest one.  It is really FM cover-worthy.  I'm jealous.

Rob
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: ThereWolf on January 09, 2008, 07:34:12 AM
I was really excited when I saw the picture Mike sent of this portrait. Every portrait that I have commissioned from him is exceptional. Bringing something more out in the pictures themselves.

I will be sad. I used to love going to my email, waiting for the next coolest universal monster to come alive in paint thorugh a picture Mike sent.

Now...the collection is done.

For now (insert maniacal laugh here)

(or is it?)

Mike, I am sure somewhere down the road in 2008, you'll be hearing from me. I'll need a monster fix!   ;D
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 09, 2008, 08:38:37 AM
Keith, I have certainly had a blast doing these portraits for you. You have been an exceptional client to work with, and your enthusiasm for each piece is greatly appreciated.

Hope everyone enjoyed these, and I appreciate everyone's comments on them.

Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: fmofmpls on January 09, 2008, 10:04:22 PM
I too am a very proud owner of an original oil painting by Mike Bennett. He captured the true beauty of my dear Helen. Helen Chandler that is. I have crossed oceans of time to find her, and thanks to Mike, I finally have.

(http://www.geocities.com/fmofmpls/helen2.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 09, 2008, 10:42:00 PM

       Here's another older watercolor--I honestly don't recall the year this was done but it now belongs to Ray Bradbury--given as a birthday gift.
       This is a deleted scene when Erik begs a kiss from Christine before he lets her go, she kisses him on the cheek and then he crawls away to die just like it is in the novel. I guess death by the combination of a final wish and a broken heart just wasn't exciting enough and instead the chase scene was filmed where Erik is killed by an angry mob. Just a small painting 5 x 4 inches.

      "Meek"

(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8194/erikchristinesj4.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: MonsterArt on January 10, 2008, 06:19:05 PM
Wow, so much good stuff here. Mike, Meek, everyone.

I've been doing quite a lot of commissions lately, and some just for fun.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Kharis200.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/BelaDrac.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Son200.jpg)

And I know this one isn't exactly classic horror, but I do love the Apes! This was a commissioned watercolor...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/UrsusZaius.jpg)

Frank
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: michblk on January 10, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
Meek, Mike, Frank, your work is fantastic!  Thanks for sharing!

BK
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 10, 2008, 09:27:01 PM

    But wait, there's more! I've been digging in my painting files and have found a few more to share.
    Here's Dr. Mirakle and Erik and the recycled set from "Frankenstein". What I like best about this image is Mirakle's paternal hand on top of Erik's head. I've always liked this still ever since seeing it inside the one Crestwood House Monster Series books--it is right opposite of the title page.  Sorry the scan is so dark, the painting had far more detail and contrast to it.

     "Meek"


(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/4224/ruemorgueau7.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 10, 2008, 09:32:12 PM
   
    A bit more "minkee" business. I'm a big fan of Charlie Gemora and any still that shows his gorilla suit in detail is a favorite of mine. I used this illustration for one of my "Ghastly Greetings" Valentine's Day cards---the text inside said "After weeks of searching, Dr. Mirakle found just the right poem to put in his Valentine:  "I love you. I love you. I love you I do. But don't get excited I love monkeys too."

      "Meek"
 
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/491/mirakleerikuv6.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 10, 2008, 09:40:06 PM

    Mind where you're putting your hands, Henry.
    Once again, this was used for a "Ghastly Greetings" Halloween card. The look on Fritz's face seems a bit worried so the text inside the card said:
   "In their haste to leave the laboratory, Fritz realised that not only had he forgotten to turn off the High Voltage Pyrogeyser but that he had also left the iron plugged in."
    By the way, "High Voltage Pyrogeyser" is the actual name for one of Strickfadden's electrical gizmos---I looked it up. The plugged in iron was homage to my Mum who is obsessive-compulsive.

     "Meek"
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8808/fritzhenryiiln6.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 11, 2008, 01:29:46 AM
Damn, Linda Miller, you are sooo talented!

You, Mr. Bennett and Mr. Dietz really know how to make monster fans swoon!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 11, 2008, 10:13:01 AM
Amazing work all. It makes me want to take some time out from my regular comic computer color Schedule and break out the pencils and paint and do some fun monster art myself.

A question for my fellow working artists ..Don't you find when your working as an artist and doing it everyday you never have the time or the desire to sit down do something for yourself art wise in your off hours ?
Maybe not the desire ,that's not the right word..,I have that and would love to do some .. but it's like if you paint houses for a living everyday the last thing you want to do on your weekends is to paint your own house ..right ? The only bad thing "except for the lack of work sometimes" working in the art field is that creating art becomes a job and takes some of fun out of it.  Am I right ?

While I love working on the computer for my comic work " it is so easy to make corrections :)" I really miss getting my hands dirty while painting by hand. The only time I do things by hand is when I do Murals or commissions.. Check out some here.. http://comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=1645 or here for murals..http://comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=5036

That's it ! I'm inspired by you guys this year I start painting again. ::) when i can find the time :-\

Tom
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: MonsterArt on January 11, 2008, 11:16:09 AM
Quote
A question for my fellow working artists ..Don't you find when your working as an artist and doing it everyday you never have the time or the desire to sit down do something for yourself art wise in your off hours ?

It's funny, Tom. When I was at Disney, and animating/drawing their stuff all day long, I couldn't wait to get home and start drawing what I wanted to draw (monsters, of course). That's actually how the Sketchy Things series started.

What was more frustrating was when I was teaching drawing and painting. Helping other folks develop their artwork certainly had it's emotional payoff, but it drove me crazy not having the time or energy to work on my own stuff.

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 11, 2008, 01:19:11 PM

A question for my fellow working artists ..Don't you find when your working as an artist and doing it everyday you never have the time or the desire to sit down do something for yourself art wise in your off hours ?
Maybe not the desire ,that's not the right word..,I have that and would love to do some .. but it's like if you paint houses for a living everyday the last thing you want to do on your weekends is to paint your own house ..right ? The only bad thing "except for the lack of work sometimes" working in the art field is that creating art becomes a job and takes some of fun out of it.  Am I right ?


Tom

Honestly, Tom, I have a regular job and do my art on the side. So what little time I do find for myself I try to do landscapes, which I do in a looser format, and I find it helps me when I paint portraits. In spite of all the monsters I've been painting of late, I have two monster paintings that I have been chipping away at for at least six months, that I am doing just for myself. One is a scene with the Monster and his Bride. The other is a pose of Lon Chaney as the Wolf Man, that I know I painted when I was young. I finally found a decent reproduction of the photo to work from, and wish I could finish it!! If I remember correctly, I used a pin up from an issue of Monster Times the first time around. I just wish I still had that painting. Back then, if I needed a canvas I would paint over whatever was laying around my room.

Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 11, 2008, 01:21:07 PM
    Once in a while I get an actual paying customer but most of the time what I paint I paint for myself---I'd given up years ago trying to please other people who didn't know what they wanted. If, by chance they happen to like one of my paintings and want to adopt it--that's fine with me. I will confess to actually talking a few of the undecided into a painting that I really wanted to do. My black & white paintings are never work--as Vincent Van Gogh once wrote to his brother "My paintbrush goes between my fingers like a bow on a violin and purely for my own pleasure."

    "Meek
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 11, 2008, 06:25:49 PM

    Still more "minkee" business. Two things that were the cause of this painting being done---Mirakle's disolving into the pitchy shadows above the ladder and the way the light made Erik's fur shine. You can also see the arm extensions that Charlie Gemora used to give them the proper gorilla length--the fur "grows" in two different directions. More of the recycled "Frankenstein" set--even down to the anatomical charts on the wall.
    This painting belongs to Bob Burns.

   "Meek"




(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7050/murdersintheruemorguenk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 11, 2008, 06:37:15 PM

     "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" was originally painted for my Brother but for some reason he didn't want it--odd really, since the Creature is his all time favorite Universal monster.
       Anyway, the old boy found a good home after being one of the silent auction items at Monster Bash a few years ago to help raise funds for little Noah's medical expenses.

     "Meek"

(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9807/thecreatureju6.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on January 11, 2008, 06:45:25 PM

    Ah, two of my favorite actors in a scene with so much light and shadow at work--and sweat, those are sweat stains on the back of Fritz's shirt. Fritz's shoes have no heels on them and are too big and curl up at the toes--- his trousers are also far too big--he's got "friendly pockets" since they meet in the back.
    This was also one of my "Ghastly Greetings" Halloween cards with the text:

    "Whoever it is, don't let them in----and Fritz, if its those rotten kids again, tell them once and for all that we haven't got any candy!"
     
      "Meek"


(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7906/fritzhenryiiiev4.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on January 12, 2008, 05:02:18 PM

     Roxor taking his repose was a commissioned painting for a friend and shows Lugosi at his matinee idol best. What a sly and handsome dog he was---and what a profile. I'm so glad that Roxor took five sans his turban.

     "Meek"



(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7076/romanticroxormi3.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on January 12, 2008, 05:09:23 PM

       Bela & Boris together again in "The Raven" but this time in a vintage glass and chrome frame from the 1930's. I haunt flea markets in search of this type of frame since it sets off the finished painting so well. This was also a commissioned painting and lives in Mexico.
        There now, I've exhausted my past files of all my horrible children from 1999 up until 2007(2008 hasn't been born yet)---some of my older painting scans are lost due to two faulty disks that insist that they aren't formatted.

     "Meek"


(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6208/ravenfs0.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 13, 2008, 03:12:06 PM
Terrific stuff, Linda. I really liked the Dr. Pretorious piece of yours I saw on the CHFB. It was a little less photo-realistic and had a nice somewhat graphic feel to it.

I know what you mean about losing images due to failed floppies or CDs. I learned that lesson the hard way, lost a few over the years. Now I triple back-up almost everything, in different formats (Zip drives, mini-hard drives and data disks!)

Here's a new oil pastel of one of my favorite horror characters...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/DocPhibes.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Illoman on January 13, 2008, 03:19:47 PM
Frank, the lighting is exceptional! You manage to really capture the essence of the subject with what appears to be just a few strokes.

Great job!

Mike
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Post by: Meek on January 13, 2008, 06:10:43 PM

      Thank you, Frank for the kind words. If you like Dr. Pretorious as is, you should really see him in his frame--a wrought iron, double hinged door frame that puts him right in the crypt for his picnic. Oh, Elder Robert! Dr. Pretorious needs a photo op!
      Oil pastels, it has been decades since I tried them but I like the way you brought Dr.Phibes out of the darkness of the background--and his Visine eyes. Litho crayon I've tried and liked, but once again that's just shades of black & gray. Pointalism done with a Rapidograph technical pen--drawings take months to finish but the result is worth waiting for--got a few of those sitting around but I don't think they scan very well---all those microscopic dots, but will give it the ol' community college try on Monday and see how they turn out--a few gargoyles from Notre Dame, Olivier as "Hamlet" having a chat with Yorick and a scene from "The Elephant Man".
      Here ya go Frank, just for you---a little closer look at the good doctor. I love the up-turned pointy tip of Thesiger's nose.

     "Meek"
      (http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6311/prositpretoriousnd2.jpg)
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Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 14, 2008, 11:16:29 AM
Here are a few of mine..

This was a pin up for the Black Forest BN (2003) I did it both by hand and then finished digitally..

(http://comicartfans.com/Images/Category_1645/subcat_7662/vamp.jpg)


This RE Animator  trade cover I painted back in 1993 for Anventure comics..

(http://comicartfans.com/Images/Category_1645/subcat_7662/Reanimator.gif)

also from 93 ..This one hung in the art gallery at the 93 FM Con ..anyone see it ? Sorry about the fuzzy image..

(http://comicartfans.com/Images/Category_1645/subcat_7662/cBait.jpg)

Best..
Tom



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Post by: Meek on January 14, 2008, 11:56:50 AM

     This is the only pointalistic drawing that would work on this scanner at work; "The Elephant Man" and "Hamlet" just overwhelmed the poor scanner and the elderly computer has no Zip drive.
      The stone Satyr was done in 1982 with a Rapidograph on illustration board--I was still searching for the right sort of signature for my work back then.
      Did pointalisim for a few years--guess that could be called my "dotty period".

      "Meek"(dit, dot, dash)

(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/42/satyrkq5.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 14, 2008, 09:25:31 PM
   
      Unearthed another pointalistic ink drawing from the depths of a bookshelf. A companion to the Satyr, this is a well known grotesque from Notre Dame . 1981--that makes me feel old. I was out of college for 2 years and cleaning out dog kennels for a living--a very bad case of being over-educated and underemployed, but it paid off my college loan(I only had two years of college so it was a small loan and a lot of dog diamonds).

    "Meek"
 
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5607/gargoylenotredameov9.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on January 14, 2008, 09:31:05 PM

    This is a miniature portrait of Lugosi from "Dracula"--size about 2inches by 3 inches. Since my parchment paper is handemade I hate to waste even the smallest pieces of it. The Count now lives in Portland, OR. with a friend and fellow slave of the library system.

    "Meek"


(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/51/belaminiaturehv2.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 14, 2008, 09:37:31 PM

    This should be the last one for a while. I was intrigued by Ygor attempting to lurk in a candlelabra. This same candlelabra must've been a popular piece of furniture at Universal and can be seen in "The Tower of Lodon" as well. There's at least one still of Mord lurking in the same.

    "Meek"


(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/2145/ygoreh0.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: vpdogjoe on January 15, 2008, 05:51:17 AM
Meek...I love love love your work.  And Everyone else here too.  Just wishing I have that kind of talents. Thank you for posting them, for I enjoy looking at them.
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Post by: typhooforme on January 15, 2008, 11:43:43 AM
Here's the piece I commissioned Meek to do for me--you've seen the image already, but here, for the first time, you can see how she framed it--a perfect setting for a priceless gem of art:

Closed, the crypt gates shade who knows what half-glimpsed horror....
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/meekgate.jpg)

but creeeeeeaking open they expose a cheerful scene!
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/meekgate2.jpg)

Et voila! 
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/meekgate3.jpg)

Thank you again, Meek, for creating this wonderful objet for me!

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Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 15, 2008, 12:01:14 PM
What a great framing idea ! Perfect  ;)

Tom
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 16, 2008, 10:22:53 AM
Wow, thanks everyone for posting all of this great art. There's really some great stuff here.

Meek, your work is just amazing! That piece that belongs to Bob Burns is my favorite.

Frank I love that Apes watercolor. I'm a really big fan of the Apes as well and that is just stunning!!

A question for both of you, what size are most of the ones you've posted here?
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Post by: Meek on January 16, 2008, 11:49:23 AM

    Most of my paintings are small and range from miniatures 1 x 2 inches, 3 x 5 inches, 4 x 6 inches, 5 x 7 and once in a while an 8 x 10. Dr. Pretorious is a 5 x 7. I think small paintings have some quality of intimacy to them.
    Having an inherited eye problem makes it challenging to paint; my left eye is permanently out of focus due to a scratch on the very center of the cornea and my right eye sees halos---I call it my "Van Gogh Vision" but I've managed to find away around the fuzzies with a Jerry-rigged sort of cure---a black eye-patch worn half-way over my left eye acts as a light baffle which helps to focus the eye and I've recently found some $2.00 cheapo magnifying specs at a local flea market that let me see the details again when I paint.  Two years ago I had a very bad fright when I woke up without putting artificial tears in my eyes before opening them and peeled a very large chunk of cornea off of my good right eye---exceedingly painful and I couldn't even see to read the phone book to call the eye doctor; for quite a few months thought my painting days were done for but the eye healed well enough. I have "good eye days" and "bad eye days" and try to paint whenever  circumstances allow.  Then there's bouts of depression . . .

    "Meek"


   "To know ourselves diseased is half the cure"
                    Alexander Pope
   
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Meek on January 16, 2008, 09:30:39 PM

    Here's one of my "lost" paintings trapped on the faulty computer disk. I suppose I could always contact the owner and ask him to take a photo or a scan of this so I have a better record of the work----the painting lives in Lincoln, NE.
    Thanks to Bill Edwards' article about my work in "Scary Monsters" I at least have this glimpse of the "Bride of Frankenstein Tryptich".
    Did you know that Dr. Pretorious wore high button shoes? Neither did I until I started to work on his panel.

    "Meek"

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6996/bridalfoursomeyl0.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 17, 2008, 05:02:57 PM
The tryptich is lovely to behold at last.

Depression bouts? Well, depression is a hazard for all imaginative folks , I think-- sometimes it's hard to not to imagine that life could ever so much better than the one we've got, but at the same time it is hard to imagine how we would get there. (And sometimes, it's impossible.)

What else to add I don't know, except that there are many members who like you very much for your personality and character-- even more than they admire your considerable art skill.
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 17, 2008, 06:14:42 PM
My first (doubtfully last) Gillman of 2008...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Gillman.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Meek on January 17, 2008, 06:28:56 PM

    Frank: Since the lady in the Creature's arms is wearing a halter top that is made out of handkerchiefs she should be glad that the Creature's evolution left him without a nose.
    I do like how you rendered the old boy's skin--he's got a lot of different textures going on at the same time--dull & shiny, wet & dry, smooth & warty.
   
    If my Brother saw this he'd probably have it made into a tattoo.

     "Meek"
   
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 18, 2008, 04:57:53 PM

A question for both of you, what size are most of the ones you've posted here?

The black & white sketches I do on old Disney animation paper, which is about 10.5" x 13".  The charcoals and watercolors are similar in size, but my oil paintings can range anywhere from 5" x 7" to 20" x 24".

Frank
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Post by: Meek on January 20, 2008, 10:33:24 AM

     Since today is Colin Clive's birthday I'd thought I'd share what's probably my favorite painting; it sits framed in a vintage painted glass & chrome art deco frame close to my drawing table--the ivory color of the glass has slashes of mirror on it that looks a bit like lightening.
    Size wise, I think this is 5 x 7.

    "Meek"



(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4355/brideoffrankensteinmz2.jpg)
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Post by: claudin on January 20, 2008, 12:08:44 PM
Great stuff here! Keep it coming!  ;D

I have a few more pieces that I can eventually share, but these are the only two horror-related that I can share as of right now. Both were done for my college illustration course where my professor allowed me to do a series of paintings of horror film and movie villains called "The Rogue's Gallery". Still have to complete the series one day as the class only allowed me to start the series, but time constraints have not obviously allowed me to finish.

Here below are my interpretations in acrylic of Ardeth Bey and a bit of twisted imaginary casting with Claude Rains as Svengali.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/SVENGALI_RAINS.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/Ardeth_Bey_Karloff.jpg)
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 20, 2008, 04:23:03 PM
Here is some of my Monster Art stuff:
(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000c064299/1/0/3I90lDQSxD-wMfAXSU9Ss3mYUSL3F20s.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/ZGvAWY2k7z9f1pEWBrKmGPNjWIsCchu8?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000488ddca/1/46/ANJaScHbVT_n-p1-UpdAtxiBh_tYeGfL.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/YNlicqtqyz-dJIujyn6Ner9Du2br47Xc?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000c06429a/1/0/RDORwZXK0j9majXLSKvE4mWvG76Q6p3V.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/COi2a-DItT9__sIEWjPOuydLV8XKJYto?referrer=hlnk)
(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000326640e/1/0/nScONTSJ6j-T2CDgoUFRG5y_jiMQIVHX.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/63mm25S27T9Bw-CVt0tqPLHJoem9CXXS?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000c06429b/1/0/E7XRvWgM5j_SPK9azRcuoU6QCyAf35Ej.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/cGNp3FqDsj9i4hSBq6ucwEUCpuGw2mhf?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000326a50a/1/0/sKlyiCit7D9IN-HSHYHAFCMzljJIBKMB.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/lAbaY6XR4D8vKKJTJXKNZFsW1ph668TD?referrer=hlnk)
(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000326640f/1/0/QCaraIxRoD-89NZyuh5MwWmwk8HTWE1L.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/PSCa-WT04j--LXnJ880K2vwM_xJ3lBsc?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000326640d/1/0/vt9V9B6C3z-zesCSvHFcFQwFq7Wsgw8z.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/N64Nkyfd4T8XV18cJ-uQfoT1rBD75lxq?referrer=hlnk)(http://widget.slide.com/rdr/1/1/3/W/30000000326a508/1/0/vsX266Jy5z_Bu0t8TwRbrPCtV3u3ENsW.jpg) (http://www.slide.com/s/buZjaxW00T-3Lo1FEfLLNC2M0Hpes23e?referrer=hlnk)


Hope you like it ;-)
Rainer E.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 20, 2008, 05:54:50 PM
Rainer!!! Those are awesome!! Great colors!!! Are these oils? Please post more. Great, great job!

Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 20, 2008, 06:33:32 PM
Thanks Mike.
These are all acrylics (Vallejo Model colors I usually paint my models with) with some SFX with waterbased oil paints.
Just finished a Wolfman, need to scan him....
Rainer E.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 20, 2008, 06:46:41 PM
Then I am even more in awe! I can't paint in acrylics for anything. I really like your Ygor. You really captured Lugosi in that one. I also really like the first Frankenstein with the windmills behind him. Really, really nicely done. Please post your Wolf Man!

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 20, 2008, 07:19:56 PM
Mike, here you go.....

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/TheWolfman_small.jpg)

Rainer E.
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Post by: Illoman on January 20, 2008, 07:21:12 PM
Awesome! Are these all the same size or different sizes?

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 20, 2008, 07:26:17 PM
That is fantastic stuff, Ranier!

I just finished an experiment. This was created with Prismacolor markers, colored pencils and oil pastels!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Gwangi200.jpg)

I only wish I could display it here the way all fine art should be displayed...from at least 4 feet away!

Frank
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 20, 2008, 07:30:05 PM
They're 30 cm x 40cm or smaller - I'm more of a miniature artist :-\

Rainer E. 8)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 21, 2008, 12:28:21 PM
Frank, cool Gwangi!!

Rainer I love your work. That Ygor is incredible.
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 21, 2008, 02:49:23 PM
Oil Pastels only this time...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Hyde200.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Illoman on January 21, 2008, 05:14:03 PM
Frank, I love the lighting and use of color on this one!!

Mike
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Post by: Meek on January 21, 2008, 06:48:46 PM

    Frank:
    Was Mr. Hyde done on something like canvas paper? You know, just thinking about your using pastels brings back the memory to me of the unique smell that they have.

     "Meek"(sniffing down Memory Lane)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 21, 2008, 07:25:50 PM
Thanks for the kind words dear friends! They're really appreciated!

Frank: Cool stuff! Hyde is beautiful.
When I worked with oil pastels back in artschool,
I achieved nice oilpainting effects by using terpentuine to blend the colors into each other.

Rainer E.
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 21, 2008, 08:43:20 PM
    Frank:
    Was Mr. Hyde done on something like canvas paper? You know, just thinking about your using pastels brings back the memory to me of the unique smell that they have.

     "Meek"(sniffing down Memory Lane)


It was just Dark Gray Strathmore pastel paper, and yes, I love that smell!

Back to pencils this afternoon...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/NotreDame.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Meek on January 21, 2008, 09:38:15 PM

    Frank: Have you ever tried Watercolor Pencils? I haven't but I've seen work done by others with these and you can blend the colors with a lightly dampened paintbrush or sponge after you've put them down on paper in color pencil form.
    I can no longer use oil based paints since I have a nasty reaction to them--nosebleeds, headaches, breathing problems--my reward for too many years of painting signs and working with solvents. Even touching certain inks used in printing causes a reaction---handling the Sioux City Journal at work used to give me hives until they switched to a soy bean based ink.

    "Meek"(Itchy in Iowa)
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Post by: claudin on January 21, 2008, 11:12:23 PM
I still have a ton of unpacking to do, so what I have is very limited. With the exception of a few pieces that I can actually put my hands out as well as my sketchbook and my visual journal, most of the cool stuff is packed away so it wouldn't get damaged. At the rate I'm going, hopefully by springtime, I can get it out once again.  Here is an eclectic mix of items, some actual artworks and others just quickie drawings in my sketchbook and explorations in my visual journal. One of my biggest gripes is that I can go for long stetches without working because of work! Bah! I long for a good blizzard that shuts down work for a few days so I can draw. :)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/P1030189.jpg)

I created this entry in my visual journal when I had to monitor detention duty. It is the most boring duty on the face of the planet. Bela's expression pretty much sums up my feeling about serving it.  It's only an hour duty, but I think you can sense my anxiety in getting the duty over with in the entry.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/P1030195.jpg)

I can't recall, but I remember hearing "Im Ho Tep's Ashes" from somewhere and pulled out my Prismacolors and started working away. It has nothing to do with Karloff. I was just creating my own mummy-like monster for a 15 minute sketchbook entry.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/P1030196.jpg)

I always do wild and wacky collage for my sketchbook or visual journal covers. Mostly all of them have a tip of the hat to the Universal Monsters and my dude, Claude.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/P1030197.jpg)

I located my actual painting of Svenclaudie. :)  No camera reproduces this painting as well as I would like to have it reproduce.  Color copies at Staples still rock!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/P1030199.jpg)

This is cut film. You work from negative to create the positive. Lots of X-Acto knife action going on here. What's really cool about doing these is making transparencies of them and then using acrylics to paint them. Warhol monsters, anyone?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/CORGAN_ARTcopy.jpg)

A fellow art teacher and myself were  on a Smashing Pumpkins kick and this was my contribution to our Billy Corgan experience.

~JoAnna

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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 22, 2008, 01:36:22 PM
This thread is SO rewarding! Great to see so many share their art. Love the horror stars pictures, Claudin.

That Hunchback, Frank, really is impressive!

Nightmares in plastic: You are VERY talented. Forgive my ignorance, but who is the blonde man in the red shirt?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 22, 2008, 02:27:56 PM
Nightmares in plastic: You are VERY talented. Forgive my ignorance, but who is the blonde man in the red shirt?

Thank you very much! Never mind,Drunken Severed Head: The blonde guy is Jörg Buttgereit,
German Filmmaker and director of the notorious movie "NECROMANTIC".
This was used as a DVD cover of his s-8 shorts.

Rainer E.
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Post by: claudin on January 22, 2008, 05:53:09 PM
 I had about 50 minutes inbetween teaching classes, so I just started drawing and decided to go with the flow. Seeing all the great artwork here made me think monsters. So I started sketching a Frankenstein monster off the cuff. I call this my "50 Minute Frankenstein". After it was finished, I scanned and put the image in Photoshop and just added some really simple coloring effects to it.   I like doing quick drawings like this to keep me fingers nimble. lol

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b102/Hollenius/ColorFrankenstein.jpg)

~JoAnna
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 22, 2008, 08:18:11 PM
Very cool, JoAnna. And what better way to spend your free time, right?

We were recently discussing THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN on my little "Boris, Bela & Lon Jr." Yahoo Group, so I decided to have a little fun with Lon Jr., and created this tribute...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/GOFTribute.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Illoman on January 23, 2008, 07:54:25 PM
When I was Oothmah, I ran a contest and the winners received a painting, based on whichever monster/monster-related subject they chose. Here are two of the winners. I had a crappy camera at that time, and the lighting is very bad on these, but these photos are all I have of them:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Vinnie.jpg)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Mummy1.jpg)

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 24, 2008, 02:13:18 AM
Hey Mike,

First of all, what is Oothmah? Sounds like a Lovecraft demon!

Second, the Karloff mummy is sweet! The two-color approach is really striking.

Frank
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2008, 11:19:45 AM
There was a tradition here at the UMA (which I believe is still in the works) to nominate an Officer of the Month (OOTMAH), and that person could do whatever he/she wanted to do that was special during their reign. I ran a contest where the prizes were paintings of the winner's choice.

Thanks for your kind words about the Mummy. I enjoy painting Boris Karloff more than anyone else.

Mike
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Post by: Meek on January 24, 2008, 07:51:01 PM

     So fresh from the drawing board that I forgot to sign it before scanning it---finished early this afternoon.
     
     I have a soft spot for Conrad Veidt and have been wanting to do something from "The Man Who Laughs" for some time. Veidt was a very big star in Europe in the 1920's--he was known as "The Man With the Dangerous Eyes". I have a framed vintage portrait postcard of him from Berlin and his eyes seem to glow in the dark in the photo.
     Connie will be on the front of my "Ghastly Greetings" Valentines this year with fitting text concealed inside.

      "Meek"

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/594/gwynplaneny5.jpg)
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 24, 2008, 09:41:55 PM
That has a wonderful depth to it, Linda. Wait, what is the medium? This is one of my favorites of yours. Nicely composed as well. And to top it off, based on a still that I'm not familiar with. Very very nice.

And Mike, well, how flippin' lucky for the winners of those pieces!!

Frank
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Post by: Meek on January 24, 2008, 10:41:59 PM

    Frank: Gwynplane is done in black acrylic on parchment paper with just a touch of white on the highlight of his eye and teeth---all the rest is just black paint thinned down or darkened as needed. Size is  5 x 7 inches. The still I worked from was an eBay find.
    And thanks for the compliment.

    "Meek"(what big teeth you have)

   
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Post by: Illoman on January 24, 2008, 11:03:13 PM
Meek, I have to echo Frank's comment: I think this is one of the best you've done! I like the foggy background, and the way you painted the fabric on his cloak is just wonderful.

Awesome job!!

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 03, 2008, 05:51:20 PM
Here's the latest "Scary Monsters Monster Memories" annual cover illo.  Just finished.  Couldn't get my digital camera to give me a pic without some glare, so it's a little washed out on one side.  You can also see some detail shots on my blog: www.terrybeatty.blogspot.com (http://www.terrybeatty.blogspot.com)

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_Jhu_c3iV6VQ/R6ZCvYXfGjI/AAAAAAAAAjo/CpBuYejEmh4/s1600-h/MM08a.JPG)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 03, 2008, 05:57:05 PM
Hmmm... pic not working.  Gonna try again.  if it doesn't work this time and you'd like to see it, just follow the link to my blog in my previous post -- that DOES work.

(http://bp0.blogger.com/_Jhu_c3iV6VQ/R6ZCvYXfGjI/AAAAAAAAAjo/CpBuYejEmh4/s400/MM08a.JPG)
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Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2008, 10:25:53 PM

([url]http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/594/gwynplaneny5.jpg[/url])


Guys and gals, I cannot hardly believe it, but Meek blessed me with the original art for this wonderful portrait!! The scan doesn't do it justice, it is so beautifully crafted. So a monstrous public Thank You to Meek!!

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on February 04, 2008, 11:42:32 AM
It certainly couldn't have asked for a better home! A beautiful piece of art.

Frank
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 04, 2008, 04:18:39 PM
One of your very best, Linda, and that's saying a lot!
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Post by: Meek on February 04, 2008, 07:16:15 PM

    I felt that I owed Mike a favor for posting scans of my paintings on his own site--one has to keep the Universe balanced you know.
   To quote Vincent Van Gogh " . . . one must not only give but also take, and, reversing it, one must not onlly take, but also give." and my currency of choice is usually a painting.
    So Mike got the gift of Gwynplaine and I know he has a very good home.

    "Meek"
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Post by: Meek on February 04, 2008, 08:23:42 PM

    This is a pale copy of a lost painting. The original belonged to Dwight D. Frye and what happened to it and a few other of my paintings after Dwight's death is anyone's guess.
     Pretorious and Karl were painted in 2002 and we my "ghastly Greetings" Valentine that year with the text inside that said:

            "From the look on Pretorious' face, Karl could tell that he would not be allowed to attend the local "Sweetheart's Dance" in order to shop for spare parts."     

      "Meek"


(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/40/pretoriouskarlps2.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 04, 2008, 09:13:28 PM
Thanks for fixing the link to my pic, Mike.  I have no idea what I'm doing wrong!
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Post by: Mike Scott on February 04, 2008, 09:34:19 PM
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong!
You were doing it right, but for some reason the link to the large pic just will not work. I tried it 6 different ways and nothin'! The link to the small version did work, so I figured that was better than nothing.
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Post by: Meek on February 09, 2008, 06:00:23 PM


     The things I find tucked inside of books. This is a 20 year old photo copy of a pointalistic ink drawing done with a "oooo" point Rapidograph technical pen on illustration board. Sorry that the resolution is not the sharpest but the scanner didn't like this at 200% so I had to settle for 150%. The photo came from an article in "People" magazine about Michael Crawford(his real last name is Dumbell--I kid you not).
     The original is long gone---I had the brass to send it to Michael Crawford when he was on Broadway appearing in "The Phantom of the Opera" and never heard back if he got this drawing or not.
     So this is truly a lost work of art.

     "Meek"

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8830/phantomchristinesy9.jpg)
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Post by: drthomasholmes on February 11, 2008, 02:10:36 AM
 Although I have done 2-D, it's not my thing. I sculpt and paint kits, prefering to stick with lifesize in the sculpting department. With a lot of my stuff still packedafter moving last month, these pics are the best I can do for now, but more will follow.
1) 1:1 Vincent Price Sculpture produced as a resin kit. Haven't had a chance to paint one yet, but will in the coming weeks.
2) Beast From Hollow Mountain kit that I painted and just happened to have a crappy picture of on the computer.
3) 1:1 Bela that is also produced as a resin kit. This particular one was painted by Saul Alvarez, another amazing artist.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tangomeow/vincent6.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tangomeow/hollowmountain.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tangomeow/DSC_0213.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on February 18, 2008, 06:50:48 PM

     This is what has been keeping me busy for the last 3 weeks and best of all--this is a paying job! Once again, black acrylic watercolor on parchment paper, size 5 x 7 inches. The only white paint used was on a few twigs here and there. Years ago I did this in pointalism pen & ink and it took me months to complete. That drawing belongs to my Onkle Wilfried in Bremen, Germany--he's a master stone mason and also an artist.
     The angel sleeping amongst the ivy is from a book of photos about the wonderfully overgrown and neglected Highgate Cemetery in London. The book's title is "Highgate Cemetery:Victorian Valhalla" 1984

     Now I sit and wait for photos of a Brough Superior Motorcycle to arrive in the mail from Quebec--my next paying job.

     "Meek"

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1614/sleepingangelinhighgatekj7.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on March 25, 2008, 08:41:35 PM
   
    I've been putting the room where I paint in order the last few weeks and every so often I find a lost treasure. This little watercolor was one of the first "Ghastly Greetings" from 2001 and was obviously for Valentine's Day. The text was borrowed from Shakespeare "And I shall wear my heart upon my sleeve for Daws to peck at." from "Othello" Not sure what sort of paper this is but it is on the flimsy side and didn't take the paint very well. The very first "Ghastly Greetings" depicted Fritz with the jar of brains and the text was once again supplied by the Bard "Oh there has been much tossing about of brains." from "Hamlet"

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1143/ghastlygreetingsvalentiwu5.jpg)
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on March 26, 2008, 02:47:31 AM
Beautiful work, as usual!
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Post by: zombiehorror on March 27, 2008, 02:51:42 PM
First off let me say I am truly impressed at the talent found in this thread.  I've always loved Frank's caricatures, they capture so much of not only the monsters but the people behind them.  Meek, your work is right up there with any of the monster masters.  I applaud you all!  How many of you draw from memory?  Or can take a subject and put them in a completely different pose?  I'm more of a copy machine, I can take pretty much any picture and copy it but I'm not really good at using the old imagination when it comes to doing real life subjects.

Threw this together today after being inspired by the thread-Man it's been along time since I've drawn, years & years.  Interestingly enough I've drawn all sorts of monsters but never tried my hand at the classics so I decided to start with Lon and his iconic Vampire.  Still got some cleaning up to do on it but here it is.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/LondonAfterMidnight.jpg)

Simple pencil & ink,-that's all I really do, 'cept maybe markers and crayons once in awhile.  Measures around 5"x7" on a good old piece of 8.5x11" copy paper.  I'll have to dig out my art book & see about posting some other monster related stuff, more new genre and my own creations really.  I know I've got a Dracula being spiked from Monster Squad somewhere.
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Post by: Meek on March 27, 2008, 08:12:56 PM

   Thank you for your compliment about my work. I fear that I also fall in to the "photo copier" category---only that I do what a machine can't and that's give the painting a soul.
    I think you've done quite well with your Man in the Beaver Hat if you haven't drawn in a while---you never know when inspiration will strike and is futile to resist when your Muse calls.
    Might I make a suggestion? Try looking at what you've drawn in a mirror--it helps to check for balance and distortion; turning your work upside down will also help in spotting things that need a tweak or two.

     "Meek"
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Post by: zombiehorror on March 28, 2008, 09:53:10 AM
Suggestions always welcome, I was probably told the same thing by my art teachers but I'm to damned stubborn to change my ways.  I suppose the distortion could be considered my trademark....or is that laziness!??  Here are some of the drawings I dug out, like I said they're all modern horror.
I tuned the brightness & contrast on them since the scanner really showed off where my pen/marker didn't apply an even color.  I failed to notice if there were any dates on them but they would all be from my teenage years in the late 80's.

These are all on 8.5x11" paper.  The Hellraiser collage was made up of different images that I drew at different times then cut out & glued onto a single sheet.

Pencil, ink, marker
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/ArmyofDarknessenhanced.jpg)

Ink, marker
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Hellraiserenhanced.jpg)

Pencil, ink, marker, crayon
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/TCMLeatherfaceenhanced.jpg)
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on April 15, 2008, 06:20:02 PM
Now the cat's out of the bag.....You might remember me asking for Rondo Hatton stills,
I needed as reference for a project.

Here is the final work:
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/rondo_small.jpg)

and that how is going to be used:
http://www.amoktime.com/news_april15_08.asp

Very special thanks to Meek and Egorchamber for helping me out with picts ( watch your mailmen soon ;-) )

Thanks for looking!
Rainer E.
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Post by: Meek on April 15, 2008, 06:39:48 PM

    Zounds! Rainer, that came out exceedingly dramatic---remarkable considering the somewhat fuzzy photo scans I sent you---obviously Igor's were far better. I hope Amok Time was equally impressed by your 11th hour illustration. Like I always say, sometimes desperation is the best inspiration. In size, another one of your miniatures or did Amok specify the size needed for reproduction?

    As my Opa would've said "PRIMA!"

    "Meek"
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on April 15, 2008, 06:46:49 PM
Thank you very much Meek, your picts were especially
helpful to fill some "blanks"....

This time its a bit larger than usual - 46 cm X 35 cm (hey metric system...).
Painting was easier than expected in that size.

Rainer E.
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Post by: Illoman on April 15, 2008, 09:35:44 PM
Thank you very much Meek, your picts were especially
helpful to fill some "blanks"....

This time its a bit larger than usual - 46 cm X 35 cm (hey metric system...).
Painting was easier than expected in that size.

Rainer E.

Rainer, *excellent* painting!! Is it oils or acrylics?

Really nice job. Thanks for posting it!

Mike
Title: Doctor Shocker!!!
Post by: Illoman on April 25, 2008, 05:35:46 PM
Okay, I haven't contributed anything to this thread since I usually go artistically dormant through the winter. I'm out of hibernation, and just finished this portrait of our own, Doctor Shocker:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/DrS.jpg)

I hope I've done Dan justice!!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on April 25, 2008, 07:14:42 PM
Wow, great job Mike! 

BK
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Post by: Illoman on April 25, 2008, 07:28:52 PM
Wow, great job Mike! 

BK

Thanks, Brian. It was a fun painting to do.

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on April 25, 2008, 09:26:51 PM
Beautiful Rondo, Ranier. Worthy of a Rondo! Reminds me of Jeff Preston's prismacolor marker work. Just stunning!

And Mike, that Doctor Shocker fellow sure looks familiar...Hmmmmmmm...Looks a lot like a guy I made a movie with recently...

I've been so busy working on projects I can't show you yet, but they will be published later in the year. However, to preserve my sanity, I've made the time to do a few pieces for myself, as seen below:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Allosaurus.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/KarloffMonster.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Meek on April 26, 2008, 09:51:11 AM

   Mike: Your "Dr.Shocker" looks delightfuly past his sell-by date. Looks like you've recovered from your long winter's nap quite nicely.
   I have too many irons in the fire and none of which has even reached the drawing board yet;still the painting of the Brough Superior motorcycle(no deadline) and now an Adirondak chair to be painted for charity with a Shakespearean theme(deadline drawing near)---only problem is that work has intruded with extra hours, the sewer almost backed up into the basement, hurt my back trying to unbung the sewer and just now recovering from the flu. None of the above are condusive to being creative. Grumpy, yes. Creative--not bloody likely.

   "Meek"(as the world turns)

   

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Post by: Illoman on April 26, 2008, 10:14:13 AM
   Mike: Your "Dr.Shocker" looks delightfuly past his sell-by date. Looks like you've recovered from your long winter's nap quite nicely.
   I have too many irons in the fire and none of which has even reached the drawing board yet;still the painting of the Brough Superior motorcycle(no deadline) and now an Adirondak chair to be painted for charity with a Shakespearean theme(deadline drawing near)---only problem is that work has intruded with extra hours, the sewer almost backed up into the basement, hurt my back trying to unbung the sewer and just now recovering from the flu. None of the above are condusive to being creative. Grumpy, yes. Creative--not bloody likely.

   "Meek"(as the world turns)

Meek, Thanks for the kind words.

I hear ya! I very dear friend of mine is getting married today, and he wanted me to paint a picture of him and his fiance. I just couldn't do it. He gave me this rather bizarre photo of them dressed in turn of the century attire, and I struggled, and struggled with it, but it just wasn't meant to be. I told him maybe after the wedding when he gets some decent photos of the two of them, I'd try again.

It's a shame how work interferes with the creative process, but that's the way it goes I guess.

Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on April 26, 2008, 02:29:48 PM
Illoman,
the Dr. never looked better!
Btw - For Rondo I  used my acrylic Model paints and Creamcote like flat acylics.

Monsterart,
Thanks for the compliment ( & the help  ;) ) !
Ol' Franky really suffers and Gwangi (or is it more an Obie Allosaurus?) is also roaring sucess.
Terrific Stuff!!

Rainer E.
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Post by: jesse heywood on April 29, 2008, 12:22:23 AM
WOW!!!! Amazing art everyone. I've only come to this site for the first time last night, and I've looked through all the artwork 4-5 times already.
Illoman , I love the Don Knotts. I looked at all the art before I registered and seeing that painting, inspired my user name. Such is the power of art. LOL
Nightmares, your art blows me away. I love all the pieces you posted.  The Rondo, Ygor, and Wolfman are outstanding actually everything you posted is, but those are my faves. Your art is in the same ballpark as Basil Gogos and Daniel Horne in so far as how much I love it. Thats high praise indeed!!
Mr. Deitz, it goes without saying what a fan of your's I am. Although I'll say it again here. I'M A HUGE FAN. I have too many of your sketchbooks and a few prints to pick any favorite pieces. So I'll just add the few times we met, I thought you were a heck of a cool guy ta boot.
Meek, that Conrad Veidt is just great. To read you do that kind of work with eye problems is inspiring. I used to paint 3 or 4 times a week (mostly watercolors roughly 11x14)  and I tapered off as my eye sight got worse. Nothing as dramatic as your story but it almost got to the point were my nose got wet from the watercolors on the paper. I  wear bi focals now, I cant find the "sweet spot" to see the overall image and what I'm working on that second, so I paint with out any glasses on.  Having to be that close to the board made  painting for a few hours straight painfull, and I never hit my stride for an hour or more.  So I've only painted 2 portraits in about 4 years.  One was a Grampa Munster that I gave to Rob Zombie and the most recent was a Gene Wilder that I gave to Mr Wilder.
 But and I took the long road to get here.... you guys have inspired me to (and I'm sincere about this),  actually get behind the old drawing board on a regular basis.
 Thanks for the kick in the as.. I mean shot in arm.
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Post by: Illoman on April 29, 2008, 08:00:13 AM
WOW!!!! Amazing art everyone. I've only come to this site for the first time last night, and I've looked through all the artwork 4-5 times already.
 But and I took the long road to get here.... you guys have inspired me to (and I'm sincere about this),  actually get behind the old drawing board on a regular basis.
 Thanks for the kick in the as.. I mean shot in arm.

Jesse, welcome, and thanks for all the nice words about the artwork here. This board has a tremendous amount of not only talented, but downright nice folks here.

Please post your work as well so we can all see it!

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on April 29, 2008, 09:23:21 AM
Jesse (Frank G.) is a very skilled monster artist! It's great to have him here.

Frank
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Post by: Meek on April 29, 2008, 10:57:09 AM


    Jesse: You are most kind with your praise. I know just what you've been through with "finding the sweet spot" when trying to see to paint. I've found help with a black eye patch partially covering my left eye(acts as a light baffle & helps to focus that eye)and some $2.00 magnifying specs found at the local flea market. My eye problems cause me to see halos and ghost outlines around things; 3 years ago a very large piece of my right cornea stuck to the inside of my eyelid and peeled off--besides being  extremely painful I couldn't see to call the eye doctor. Thought for sure my painting days were over but after being treated by the doctor the eye healed enough after a few months and with my Jerry-rigged specs can now see detail  enough to paint. Ye giddy Gods---if I couldn't draw or paint I'd lose what little sanity I still have (kept tucked away in a nutshell).
    I just got a "thank you" note from the lady who now owns the sleeping angel amongst the ivy; every Monday she takes said painting with her to "Martini Day" at her favorite watering hole and I have become a proxy drinking buddy.

    "Meek"


Meek, that Conrad Veidt is just great. To read you do that kind of work with eye problems is inspiring. I used to paint 3 or 4 times a week (mostly watercolors roughly 11x14)  and I tapered off as my eye sight got worse. Nothing as dramatic as your story but it almost got to the point were my nose got wet from the watercolors on the paper. I  wear bi focals now, I cant find the "sweet spot" to see the overall image and what I'm working on that second, so I paint with out any glasses on.  Having to be that close to the board made  painting for a few hours straight painfull, and I never hit my stride for an hour or more.  So I've only painted 2 portraits in about 4 years.  One was a Grampa Munster that I gave to Rob Zombie and the most recent was a Gene Wilder that I gave to Mr Wilder.
 But and I took the long road to get here.... you guys have inspired me to (and I'm sincere about this),  actually get behind the old drawing board on a regular basis.
 Thanks for the kick in the as.. I mean shot in arm.
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Post by: MonsterArt on April 30, 2008, 10:01:41 AM
Man, oh man, I hear you, folks. I now have to use reading glasses to work on pencil drawings. Not so much for oils or charcoals, because those are supposed to be worked on "from a distance." But the projects I've been hired on lately have mostly been pencil caricature "Sketchy Things-style" stuff, so those reading glasses are getting quite a workout.

Here's a pencil piece I finished yesterday. I couldn't have done it without the glasses!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/LonWolf.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: MonsterArt on April 30, 2008, 03:10:23 PM
Well, then I just HAD to do a companion piece...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/FMTWBela.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: Meek on April 30, 2008, 05:08:55 PM

   Frank: I can see them now, framed side by side on a wall--eternally pissing each other off.


     "Meek"(the stuff dreams are made on)
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Post by: MonsterArt on April 30, 2008, 07:24:38 PM
LOL! That's a great idea, Linda! I'll suggest that to whoever buys them in Louisville!!

Here's the old Doc again. I just can't stop drawing this guy...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/PhibesPencil.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: jesse heywood on April 30, 2008, 08:34:12 PM
Frank
The Frankie and Phibes rank right up there with your greatest pieces. BEAUTIFUL.
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 03, 2008, 03:41:19 PM
Thanks, Jesse, a.k.a. Frank!

We've started a regular feature over at the CHFB, called "The Classic Horror Art Challenge," in which each month the artists are "challenged" to create a piece of artwork based on a chosen character or actor. Many of the UMA members are participating, and already its a blast! The first subject is Bela Lugosi as any of his vampire characters. This was my submission, but there are many others to feast your eyes on...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/ArmandTesla.jpg)

And this one was just for fun...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Thesiger.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 05, 2008, 08:32:30 PM
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Krough.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/MrBey.jpg)

Any requests? This is fun.

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Post by: capt.hendry51 on May 05, 2008, 09:12:45 PM
Christopher Lee as Frankenstein, if you please.  I wish I had your skill MonsterArt. 
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 06, 2008, 09:57:33 AM
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Christopher Lee as Frankenstein, if you please.


Ahhhh, you'll have to wait for that one, Capt. It'll be on the back cover of an upcoming issue of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS magazine...in color yet!

Frank
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Post by: Meek on May 06, 2008, 10:10:57 AM

   Frank: I have a very soft spot(in my head) for Dwight Frye; a little Fritz or Renfield would be nice . . .

     "Meek"(walk this way)
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Post by: capt.hendry51 on May 06, 2008, 11:52:18 AM
Thanks for the heads up Frank, I'll keep an eye out for it  :) :)
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Post by: Meek on May 14, 2008, 06:56:27 PM
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/1476/fritzdz0.jpg)

   In celebration of little men with crooked backs I've decided to share Fritz with you today; he stands framed on one of my bookshelves, so I see him everyday and tend to forget he's there. Fritz watches over me as I paint and this last week he's been seeing a lot of Shakespeare(who wrote one ripper of a play about a crookback).
   I like this image; for me it speaks volumes about the character of Fritz most of which was being fearful.

   "Meek"
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Post by: michblk on May 14, 2008, 09:34:50 PM
Meek, did you draw that or is that a photo?  You do such a great job, I have a hard time telling the difference.

BK
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Post by: Meek on May 15, 2008, 10:40:14 AM

  Brian: This is a watercolor on parchment paper 8x10 in size. I'd have to look on the original to see the date it was painted---hid my signature in part of a shadow---makes people look more closely.

    "Meek"
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 15, 2008, 12:11:52 PM
It still amazes me that Linda's stuff is done in watercolor! It really does look like a photo from only a short distance away. Beautiful work!

Frank
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Post by: michblk on May 15, 2008, 04:21:03 PM
  Brian: This is a watercolor on parchment paper 8x10 in size. I'd have to look on the original to see the date it was painted---hid my signature in part of a shadow---makes people look more closely.

    "Meek"
Wow Linda, that is an amazing piece!

BK

 I did look for your sig, but couldn't find it.  I know my eyes are getting worse as I get older.
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Post by: Meek on May 15, 2008, 05:52:39 PM

   Brian: Try looking close to Fritz's left foot; my signature runs along with the grain of the wooden floor. I forgot to look at the date on the painting at home but think it is 2001--or maybe 2004(my eyesight ain't so hot either).

    Thanks for the compliment Frank--it doth make my Ego purrrrrrr.

    I just heard this past Saturday that my former Art Instructor from college, the one who told me I couldn't paint with watercolors this way, died sometime in December. I never did cotten to the man but I suppose his making me angry was a way of motivating me to do better, so thank you Mr. Williams(aka "Dickie Bird") for pissing me off in Art Class almost 30 years ago. He had a most annoying habit of coming up behind you while you were painting in class, snatch the paintbrush from your fingers and say "May I play?" and proceed to dab around on your work--plus he was far-sighted and could not see close-up. I finally barricaded myself into a corner with desks surrounding my easel so he couldn't sneak up behind me.

    "Meek"
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Post by: Illoman on May 15, 2008, 09:37:32 PM
He had a most annoying habit of coming up behind you while you were painting in class, snatch the paintbrush from your fingers and say "May I play?" and proceed to dab around on your work--plus he was far-sighted and could not see close-up. I finally barricaded myself into a corner with desks surrounding my easel so he couldn't sneak up behind me.

    "Meek"

You know, I've heard several stories like this. I was lucky enough to never had this happen to me.

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 17, 2008, 05:13:21 PM
Mongo!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/ChaneyMongo.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: michblk on May 17, 2008, 08:05:09 PM
Cool piece Frank!

BK
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 19, 2008, 06:01:24 PM
This is the first time I've ever drawn this character...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/DavidPeel.jpg)

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Post by: Meek on May 19, 2008, 06:18:41 PM

   Ah! The prissy vampire Baron Meinster but then his Mutti was a rather overbearing old Harpy, wasn't she?
   I don't think he proved that blondes have more fun.

   Nicely done, Frank. And I liked Mongo as well.

   "Meek"(Mongo love Candy-gram)
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 21, 2008, 10:14:15 PM
This is my second experiment with Prismacolor markers. Tricky medium, but I'm kinda digging it...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Sabbath2.jpg)

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Post by: Inkfink on May 23, 2008, 05:20:21 AM
Great job! Looks less like markers and more like paint!
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Post by: Meek on May 24, 2008, 09:31:34 AM

   Markers are a bugger to work with; my past attempts ended in a bleeding Technicolor smear and a contact high from the pong of the markers, so high marks to you Frank for your end result.

    "Meek"
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Post by: ChrisW on May 26, 2008, 08:37:10 PM
This has been quite an experience catching up on all of the great art in this thread. There are some outsstanding examples. Frank - what can i say? Outstanding style and prolific as all get out! Meek - nice work, Illoman...really all are commended on the submissions.
I just started a photobucket album to upload some of my art. I'll put in some things that you won't see in other locations. But for now, here's a copy of my new art for Moebius models - The Invisible Man. The image quality isn't the best - I shot the photo in the driveway on an overcast day, but you can catch the drift. i look forward to seeing more samples from others and submitting more of my own.

(http://s295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/InManSample1Small1.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on May 27, 2008, 11:28:37 AM
*Awesome* painting, Chris! Is it oils?

Thanks for posting it, and please post more of your work.

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 27, 2008, 02:34:41 PM
Really great piece, Chris! Welcome, and share more!

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Post by: ChrisW on May 28, 2008, 09:00:43 PM
Here's the one that started it for me with Polar Lights, the Wolf Man. The Wolf Man was the first aurora kit my mother bought me when I was 6, so it was serendipity for it to be my first for PL.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/webWolfMan.jpg)
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Post by: ChrisW on May 28, 2008, 09:03:56 PM
This one has a special meaning to me. My dad introduced me to monsters at an early age - I was 5 when he woke me up for a midnight showing on TV of King Kong! He was very proud of the work I  was doing for PL - one of the joys of my childhood was the two of us working on models together.He passed away as I was working on this piece.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/C-57Dtest.jpg)
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Post by: ChrisW on May 28, 2008, 09:05:28 PM
I'm sorry I didn't respond Illoman - all of these are done in Acrylics. Frank, thanks for the kind comment!
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Post by: Illoman on May 28, 2008, 09:23:40 PM
That is just *stunning* work. Especially in the dreaded acrylics!! :)

Please feel free to post more!

Mike
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Post by: ChrisW on May 28, 2008, 09:38:16 PM
Thanks Mike! Here's one more - this was an alternate cover design for the Wolf Man box.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/wolfmanaltSM.jpg)
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Post by: Jim Bertges on May 28, 2008, 11:34:51 PM
Chris, your work is a wonderful addition to the pantheon of brilliant artists here who share their work with us mere mortals. Please everyone keep posting your fantastic art.
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 29, 2008, 10:06:11 AM
Chris, I actually prefer the original sketch to the final piece. I just think the pose has more of a dynamic to it, and more captures the essence of Chaney. Both are terrific, mind you, but I just immediately responded to the sketch. What were your feelings about the difference between the two?

Frank
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Post by: Meek on May 29, 2008, 10:14:59 AM
   Chris:  Zounds! So perhaps a major award of some sort will be in your future----say, a Rondo when you get nominated as Monster Artist of the Year? Your work makes me think of book covers(but then I work in a library, so that's natural) and *record album covers--remember those? *For you wet puppies out there, before there were CDs there were LPs and some of the cover art was amazing.
   Would've posted sooner but duty calls in the form of extra work hours, an out-of-state dr.'s appointment and putting the finishing touches on my wooden chair for charity--the last strokes of paint went on this morning and now must antique it, varnish it and assemble it because it's time to be auctioned draws alarmingly nigh(next week).

    "Meek"
  
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Post by: ChrisW on May 29, 2008, 12:09:22 PM
Thanks again everyone!
Frank, personally I prefer the one chosen - the larger face and hands tend to draw the eye, I think. The pose on the alternate  is more natural - in the painting the raised left arm clutching the branch looks awkward to me now. But it still holds a warm spot in my furry l'il heart.
Meek - what is the "wooden chair for charity"? My guess is artists invited to customize a chair that is then auctiohed off? There is something incredibly satisfying doing art for charity. Using skills you love to benefit others - it doesn't get any better than that.
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 29, 2008, 06:33:07 PM
I agree, Chris & Meek. Each year, I do a live drawing demonstration for the fans at Wonderfest. The next day the drawing is auctioned off, with the bucks going to one of WF's charities - usually "Guiding Eyes For the Blind." Its a great feeling when that drawing brings in some nice coin for an important cause.

This year my presentation will be a live drawing of Charlton Heston as "Taylor" from PLANET OF THE APES, during which I will give drawing tips and wax nostalgic of the science fiction films of Big Chuck. That sketch will be auctioned on Sunday afternoon. If you're going to be attending Wonderfest this July, please come to my presentation and say hello, ask questions, throw tomatoes, etc. It's always fun.

Speaking of a planet where apes evolved from men...Here's Roddy in arguably his best performance of all the APES films - as "Caesar," whose children shall rule the earth!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Caesar.jpg)

Frank
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Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on May 29, 2008, 07:25:42 PM
All of yall 's  drawings are fantastic!! Makes me want to pick up my pencil and pad and start back.Been years since I've even tried to draw.High school and early adult I did it,but as my eyes caught other things,drawing,monster collecting and the such kinda took a back seat.As I always say One of these days I'am gonna start............(fill in the blank).
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Post by: Meek on May 29, 2008, 07:33:32 PM
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6256/shakespearechaircompletdt0.jpg)


    Sorry that this is at a bit of a drunken angle but then Shakespeare did spend a great deal of time in pubs.
    This is the front of the chair back I've just completed and I'll post some more photos shortly of some details of front and back.
    But now I must see to my duty of putting the Internet to bed.

   More anon.

   "Meek"
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Post by: ChrisW on May 29, 2008, 07:37:38 PM
Frank - I'll be sure to check it out. Moebius will have me at their booth a bit but will make every effort to schedule it around your presentation.
Another beautiful piece! To be able to capture the actor under the makeup and prosthetics in a solid caracature is an incredible talent.
Harry - so what are you waiting for man? To paraphrae Ahnald in Predator "Do It! What are you waitng for?" I'll be happy to critique whatever you send my way.
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Post by: ChrisW on May 29, 2008, 07:38:53 PM
Meek - Yowza!!! That is flippin cool! What is the charity?
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Post by: Meek on May 29, 2008, 07:54:11 PM
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9694/shakespearecoatofarmsqz6.jpg)
 
    This is Shakespeare's coat of arms and is painted directly over his head; his motto reads "Not Without Right" and is my poke at those who say that he didn't write all those plays and sonnets. The College of Arms in London still has the original sketches and letter of application from Shakespeare requesting the issue of heraldric arms. The helmet displayed this way denotes the status of a gentleman.
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Post by: Meek on May 29, 2008, 08:05:35 PM
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1875/finishedchairbackfi6.jpg)

    This is the back of the chair's back; that's ol' Bossy Betty herself, Elizabeth I, flanked by two Tudor roses which depict the uniting of the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster via the marriage of Elizabeth of York to Henry Tudor, Elizabeth's grandfather.
    The long quote is from "Richard III" and is also what's engraved on the inside of the silver ring that I wear.
    The second quote is another poke at history since Shakespeare's depiction of Richard III was based on the Tudor version to legitimize Henry Tudor's usurpation of the crown after the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
    The chair's right arm has the White Rose of York and the left arm the Red Rose of Lancaster both with quotes from "Henry VI" on the choosing of sides in the Wars of the Roses.
    The seat of the chair contains some Elizabethan profanity like "Earth-vexing Coxcomb!"--just the thing to rest one's bum on and some of the supports for the chair contain more quotes from "Othello", "The Tempest" and "Henry VI" ("First thing we do is kill all the lawyers.")

    The charity is for the local community theatre which needs all the $$$ it can get.
    I hope they ask me to do this again next year---I'm thinking of a George Bernard Shaw chair.

   "Meek"
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Post by: Meek on May 29, 2008, 08:07:11 PM
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8315/elizabethitudorroseshk9.jpg)

   Here's a closer view of Bossy Betty; her motto is "Always the Same"
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Post by: ChrisW on May 30, 2008, 06:24:25 AM
Exccelent work Meek! I bet it does gangbusters in the auction. Thanks for posting the additional images.
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Post by: Illoman on May 30, 2008, 07:53:30 AM
Exccelent work Meek! I bet it does gangbusters in the auction. Thanks for posting the additional images.

I agree with Chris, Meek. Awesome work! I really like the scroll, and the colors you've selected. Nice, nice job!!

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 30, 2008, 08:49:06 AM
Glad to see you posting here Chris -- and painting model kit box art again!

Wonderful work on the decorated chair, Meek!
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Post by: ChrisW on May 30, 2008, 11:37:33 AM
Hey Terry! Good to see you! I've enjoyed your posts and images here as well-
Thanks, its nice to be doing them again.
Will you be doing WF this year?
Meek, I was looking at your images again - what a labor of love. Did they request the subject or did you select it? And if you selected it, what compelled you to do the Bard?
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Post by: Meek on May 30, 2008, 05:10:39 PM

   Chris: What more appropriate subject to use than Shakespeare as a fund raiser for the theatre? The choice of design was left totally up to me. I was at work at the time I was asked to do this and a co-worker said "Well, who would want to buy an all vampire chair?" and had to restrain myself from clipping her on the ear.  For me Shakespeare is always just below the surface of things; so much of what he wrote has crept into everyday conversation and book titles always borrow from the Bard, from Agatha Christie's "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" to Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" are sequential lines liberated from the Scottish play----many phrases that have been taken out of context of the plays have an entirely different meaning, especially in Elizabethan vernacular--an example is the book title "Her Privates, We" written about life in the British Army in WWI but was lifted from "Hamlet" and has really a rather naughty inference to it.(Nudge, Nudge. Wink, Wink.)
    Heraldry is also a hobby of mine and have painted a few armorial displays for various people---I wouldn't half mind working for the College of Arms but I understand openings only happen when one of the resident artists dies.
   
    "Meek"
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 30, 2008, 05:17:45 PM
I was hoping to attend Wonderfest again this year , Chris -- especially 'cause of the Rondo ceremony -- but it's looking more and more like I'm not going to get  there -- darn it all.  Maybe I can get our fearless leader to pick my award up for me and bring it back to Minneapolis.....


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Post by: MonsterArt on May 31, 2008, 03:56:59 PM
More experimentation with the new markers:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/GlennMark.jpg)

Now I want even more colors to play with!

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Post by: ChrisW on May 31, 2008, 04:11:33 PM
Meek - thanks for the background info - it makes the art all the more appreciated.
Terry - [H. Munster]Darn! Darn! Darn! Darn![/H. Munster] sorry to hear it, and congrats on the award.
Frank - obviously you're having too much fun!
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Post by: MonsterArt on May 31, 2008, 04:26:11 PM
I'm also sorry that you can't make it to Wonderfest, Terry. I'm hoping for a sort-of grand caucus of the classic monster artists, that we could all meet up and have a cocktail and draw on bev-naps. Do you think you might be able to attend the Classic Monster Con in October?

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Post by: Meek on June 03, 2008, 06:22:48 PM
Here is the Shakespeare chair varnished and assembled. The color is not quite right but then it is grey and murky out. I'll also post a view of the seat inscribed with Elizabethan styled profanity. "Goats and Monkeys!" is the only real Shakespearean cussin' and that comes from "Othello".(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3956/shakespearechairsidevieyh7.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on June 03, 2008, 06:27:40 PM
  And here is the seat of the chair--I went alphabetically in listing these but am rather fond of "Fawning headge-born maggot pie!"  "Droning fly-bitten harpy!" refers to my Stepmother and "Goats and Monkeys!" I growl frequently while at work---this is a safe sort of swearing.(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5553/profaneseatye5.jpg)
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Post by: ChrisW on June 04, 2008, 11:53:00 AM
Goats and Monkeys, indeed! The perfect spot to sit and, perchance to dream...on a midsummer's night, natch!
A true labor of love.
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Post by: MonsterArt on June 06, 2008, 11:13:17 PM
This month's Classic Horror Art Challenge at the CHFB is our beloved CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Here's my entry...Ricou Browning from THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Ricou.jpg)

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Post by: MonsterArt on June 06, 2008, 11:17:41 PM
I've been exchanging computer generated images with Rick Baker recently. He's created some incredible digital versions of the Karloff Frankenstein monster and Lugosi's Dracula. Here is a Kharis I created a few years back. I thought you folks might enjoy it...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/PoserMummy2.jpg)

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Post by: ChrisW on June 07, 2008, 09:29:18 PM
Frank - beautiful rendering of the creech. What software did you do Kharis in? Is the figure 2D or 3D? And the effect of the bas relief in the Background works well.
I use Lightwave 3D program (+some plugins) at work for the conceptual stuff. I/ve seen some of Rick Bakers wortk on the Computer Graphic Society's pages - incredible stuff. He taught himself Z-Brush - and blows everyone out of the water...
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Post by: MonsterArt on June 08, 2008, 11:02:37 AM
Thanks Chris. The Kharis figure is 3D. Rick and I are both creating these characters in Poser, which has become a really terrific program for folks teaching themselves 3D skills.

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Post by: Meek on June 09, 2008, 05:10:17 PM
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5126/murderbylamplightjf6.jpg)

   I've been searching for another version of the Creature that I did for my Brother for his birthday; the painting, 4x6 is of the Creature starting to climb over the side of the Rita onto the deck, but I can't find the scan or a copy of the painting anywhere that I've looked. Humph!
  I did find Murder lurking by a lamp post, so he'll have to do for the time being until I can find what the deuce I've done with the Creature(I could ask my Brother to make a copy of the painting and send it to me but he's not one to respond to any request quickly).
  Murder has wax stains on his left coat sleeve and a ring on his right index finger and he ties his cap on in an innnnteresting manner, but most of all I love his "catfish" whiskers. I know Lugosi had no love for the feline race but for me he reminds me of a very large cat--he's so feline in his gestures.

   "Meek"
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Post by: Meek on June 09, 2008, 06:06:22 PM

   Er, I meant "cape" not cap; the ties for the cape go under Murder's armpits.

   "Meek"(typed in extreme haste----and it shows)
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 09, 2008, 08:30:27 PM
Great Creech, Frank!

Meek, your Murder is killer!
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Post by: ChrisW on June 09, 2008, 08:37:26 PM
Frank, did you paint the texture map for the Kharis figure?
Another nice job Meek - the hands are especially well done!
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Post by: avenger on June 09, 2008, 09:25:32 PM
Frank,
    Beautiful job on the Creature !!!
And the Kharis computer image is stunning !

                                       Gary
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Post by: MonsterArt on June 09, 2008, 10:42:37 PM
Quote
Frank, did you paint the texture map for the Kharis figure?

I did, Chris. Used a texture map and painted it in photoshop. I wish I had my Wacom tablet back then, I could have done a much better job of matching seams and so forth.

And thanks for the nice words about the Creature sketch, folks!

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Post by: Meek on June 13, 2008, 05:18:10 PM
(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/995/ygorfriendth9.jpg)I still can't find the Creature--he's being awfully shy. But here are two fellas who aren't shy about showing themselves(I do hope this isn't one of those "things" that Ygor's friend did for him).
    Anyway, I used this as a "Ghastly Greetings" Halloween card with the caption:

     "Ygor's friend would do almost anything for Ygor--except share his last Fun Size Milky Way bar from his Trick or Treat bag."

      Michael Thomas owns this painting. Watercolor again on parchment paper. 4 x 6 in size.

      "Meek"
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Post by: MonsterArt on June 13, 2008, 09:03:26 PM
Beautiful, Linda!!!
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Post by: Illoman on June 13, 2008, 09:27:11 PM
Bela's face is especially well rendered! Great job, Meek!!

Mike
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Post by: Meek on June 14, 2008, 09:59:46 AM
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/89/renfieldpb4.jpg) Here's the painting that reawakened my interest Universal horror filums--what I call my "Lucky" Renfield.
      Renfield was painted in 1999 and is very well traveled--he even spent time with Dwight D. Frye at the Bash a few years ago as part of Dwight's table display. I also used Renfield's eyes as part of the logo for "Dwight Frye Enterprises"--his eyes were exposed by a peeling strip of parchment paper that was rolled back  with the curl of paper ending where the name and address started. Dwight D. loved it but he never got to use it.
      Renfield sits on another one of my bookshelves in an Art Nouveau frame, forever watching.

      And thanks for the kind words about Ygor & Friend. I've got a few more older painting scans to share that were found while hunting the Creature.
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Post by: Meek on June 15, 2008, 11:57:48 AM
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/4121/borgopassshuttlehx4.jpg)

     Here's Renfield on the Borgo Pass shuttle off to meet his fate. The still I worked from was rather dark but when I held it up to a bright light I could see Renfield resting his foot on the seat across from him, his briefcase tucked under his folded big plaid coat and the leather interior of the walls of the coach. Sorry for the quality of this image but it is a copy made on photo paper of the original(which was done with the Kodak Picture Maker since I had no access to a scanner at that time--thus the few white specs here and there and the photo has faded a bit in 8 years).
    As stated before, I'm convinced that the plaid coat belonged to Dwight Frye(probably purchaed when he lived in New York) since it shows up not only in "Dracula" draped over Renfield's arm, but is worn by him as Wilmer in "Dangerous Female" and turns up again in around 1933 once more folded over Dwight's arm when he was in a stage play in Los Angeles entitled "Vingettes".
    This copy sits framed atop another bookcase filled mostly with books about horror movies.

     "Meek"
   
   
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Post by: Illoman on June 15, 2008, 03:00:01 PM
Very atmospheric, Meek. Another fine study in contrasts.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on June 19, 2008, 06:41:56 PM
This is my latest, a quick portrait of Bela. I painted this one a little bit different for me: it was done in three one hour sittings, with no prep work, no drawing, just jump right in and paint!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Lugosi.jpg)

Hope you enjoy it.

Mike
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Post by: Meek on June 22, 2008, 03:36:06 PM

   Mike: I'm intrigued by your tri-color Lugosi---choice of colors?
            I have the Werewolf of London laid out in pencil on my drawing board and if I get my window screen on today I may get in a few licks of painting(I've been chained to work for the last two weeks and too bloody tired to paint once home at night or early in the morning).

  "Meek"(knackered)
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Post by: Illoman on June 23, 2008, 11:39:21 AM
   Mike: I'm intrigued by your tri-color Lugosi---choice of colors?

  "Meek"(knackered)

Meek, this piece was done for an art "challenge" over on the CHFB. Someone started it by asking artists to either post a previous piece, or create a new one of a given subject for that month. I thought to try something a bit different, and just jump into the painting with no prep drawing, color studies, nothing. I tried to use cool colors for the shadows on Bela's face. I'm not real happy with the way the green turned out: I was trying to go with a more "Sanjulian-style" green. Green has remained my most troublesome color to deal with, for some reason.

This was purely a "what-if?" painting.

That's more than you probably wanted to know...

Mike
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Post by: michblk on June 23, 2008, 12:19:05 PM
Those eyes Mike almost have me hypnotized!!!! :o  I feel like Wilbur... Come backkk.....

BK
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on July 05, 2008, 03:51:04 PM
Dear UMA members,
These are the most recent pictures I finished....

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Bela_Lugosi_small.jpg)(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Vincent_Price_Pit.jpg)

Bela was done just for fun, Vincent was supposed to be the boxart for the Prepaint statue coming from Amok Time soon.
Unfortunaly MGM (the licensor) was against an Illustration on the box and ordered Photographs of the actual product.

I will  be at Wonderfest this year and offer these (and a bunch of others) as prints on cardboard and canvas as well.
The latter I do on preorder only. Check the Classifieds next week for more info.

Thanks for looking,

Rainer E.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on July 05, 2008, 03:53:56 PM
Hi Rainer - really look forward to meeting you at Wonderfest and am DELIGHTED you're offering this tremendous art as prints.   Thanks in advance for the UMA member discount!   ;D

Best,
Creepy Jeff
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 05, 2008, 05:34:35 PM
Unfortunaly MGM was against an Illustration on the box and ordered Photographs of the actual product.

Cretins! Beautiful work, Rainer!
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Post by: MonsterArt on July 05, 2008, 05:48:20 PM
Beautiful work, Ranier! Happy to hear you will be at Wonderfest. So many terrific classic monster artists gathered at one event!

And thanks for the copies of Nightmares In Plastic! Great mag! I gave one copy to David J. Schow, who is a closet model-builder enthusiast. And also thanks for the Rondo Hatton print. Great stuff!

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Post by: Meek on July 05, 2008, 05:54:41 PM
   Rainer, your Lugosi has a late 1920's feel to it---rather like some of the illustrations that used to be on lobbycards, inserts and daybills. There's quite a few Lugosiphiliacs out there who'd love to have a copy of this. Vinnie with a red hot poker---his expression contains the wonderful combination of snobbery and disdain. M-G-M's loss is your gain.

   "Meek"
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on July 05, 2008, 07:28:19 PM
Thanks for the kind comments Ladies & Gentlemen....

Here is another:

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Wolfman_riojas_small.jpg)
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Post by: Meek on July 06, 2008, 01:09:15 PM

    Rainer: Another one of your miniatures? I like the moonlit highlights on his fur and it exudes a very cool night air feel to it. And everybody here knows how I feel about things in shadows.
               And now, if you'll excuse me, I have an afternoon of quality time with "The Werewolf of London"--he's nearly done and hope to have a scan of him posted here in a few hours(my morning was spent at the flea markets looking for treasures).

     "Meek"(keeping the wolf at my door)
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Post by: Meek on July 06, 2008, 04:52:35 PM
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3977/werewolfoflondonvd2.jpg)
     As promised, the best dressed werewolf around or perhaps a gentleman werewolf---I find it quaint that no matter how much he was taken by the urge to hunt & kill something, Dr. Glendon always wore his  hat , coat & scarf when going out to prowl on a chilly night. I suspect that Glendon and Henry Frankenstein attended the same  public school since Henry always wore an ascot while graverobbing.
    "The Werewolf of London" seems to get the short shrift when it comes to Universal horror movies--too much talk and not enough action said a friend who loaned me the movie for the first time some years ago but I like Henry Hull's cranky doctor and his natty lupine side--even if he isn't as furry as Lon Chaney's Wolf Man. And I just plain like Henry Hull as an actor.
     Black acrylic on parchment paper, size 5 x 7.

     "Meek"(running rabbits and howling at the moon)
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 06, 2008, 05:17:09 PM
Great London wolf there, Meek!
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on July 06, 2008, 05:35:10 PM
Wonderful Brit Werewolf Meek and he is not only better dressed
than his latter cousin - he also shaves himself much better.... ;)
I guess the lack of true sequels and nearly no merchandise bearing his likeness
 in the golden age of MONSTERMANIA is the reason  for the denial of
ol' Henry's lycanthrophe....

Rainer E.

BTW - Why parchment paper? Isn't that a pain to work with?
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Post by: Illoman on July 06, 2008, 05:42:57 PM
Rainer, and Meek also! Stunning pieces!! Meek, is this a new piece?

Rainer, is the Lugosi and Wolfman oils or acrylics? I think once before you told me you painted in acrylics. I can't believ people can paint with those! I have never had any luck with that medium. Michael Whelan does some amazing things with them. I just sit and shake my head...

Mike
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Post by: avenger on July 06, 2008, 10:06:08 PM
Beautiful job Meek !!
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Post by: Meek on July 07, 2008, 10:01:26 AM
Rainer E.

BTW - Why parchment paper? Isn't that a pain to work with?

    Rainer: I find handmade parchment paper to be very forgiving when painting; I can got back and work on a troublesome spot repeatedly without the paper getting fuzzy but it is affected by too much humidity--then it gets all wavey---was worried yesterday while finishing "The Werewolf of London" because the humidity was way, way up but Glendon kept his British cool to the end.
    Mike, yes this is new; he was laid out in pencil last weekend and I dabbed at him whenever I could because after almost a month of being trapped at work I had to paint something---I was getting growly myself. Henry Hull was done to clear my palette and gear up for some technical painting of the Brough Superior motorcycle that has been on the back burner since March.
    Thanks for the kid words regarding Henry Hull's wolfish turn.

    "Meek"
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Post by: ChrisW on July 07, 2008, 12:09:29 PM
Nice!!!
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Post by: Jim Bertges on July 07, 2008, 12:20:34 PM
Linda, I love the photographic approach you take in these paintings; sharp foreground with a blurred background. It really makes your work stand out. Also the humanity you are able to instill into your subject's expression and eyes truly gives life to your subjects.
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Post by: Meek on July 07, 2008, 03:07:33 PM

    Jim: Thanks for the praise. Truth be told I hate painting backgrounds and just sort of slap the paint on as quickly as possible; if  I had my druthers it would just be the figure but sometimes a background is part of the story and so I must endure them. Henry Hull had interesting eyes--small and deepest they sometimes disappear into the shadows of his brows; I noticed this while watching "The Werewolf of London" again late last night, sometimes his eyes were all dark with just a pinpoint of highlight and I'm sure Hull as a stage actor was aware of this personal special effect. Hull was handsome with nice bone structure to his face, so I can see why he was reluctant to have hair glued all over his face.
    Hull's werewolf was quite physical and seemed to favor leaping on to his victims from above--that's where this image comes from--he's up on a balcony ledge about to launch himself on to his wife's childhood sweetie(but he took his hat, coat & scarf off first).

    "Meek"
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on July 08, 2008, 12:30:24 PM
My lord, the talent on display at the UMA! Beautiful, memorable work Linda and Rainer!
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Post by: jesse heywood on July 11, 2008, 09:01:24 PM
Hope you guys dont mind me sharing some of my work. All are watercolors aprrox 11x17. Unfortunately my scanner is on the fritz so these are photos of my painting ,or if I no longer have the original it's a photo of a color copy of the painting. They are a couple of years old as I havent painted much in the last year or two. I have been silk screening lately so not to have zero creative outlet.
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3954/dsc00446na4.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00446na4.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7057/dsc00452sv1.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00452sv1.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6342/dsc00451wi3.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00451wi3.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3225/dsc00447jd3.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00447jd3.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/8508/dsc00449rm1.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00449rm1.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9623/dsc00460ok5.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00460ok5.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2370/dsc00464zy7.th.jpg) (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00464zy7.jpg)
The last one is a self portrait if I was created by Dr. Frankenstein. I messed up posting the pics but if you click on thumbnails it will enlarge pix
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Post by: ChrisW on July 11, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
Jesse - very nice work - and that Phantom is phenominal! Thanks so much for posting.
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Post by: Illoman on July 11, 2008, 09:46:52 PM
Wow!!!! Jesse!!! I'm torn between the Phantom and Herman as to which is my favorite. You *really* captured them. Great, great job!
Please post more of your work.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: michblk on July 11, 2008, 10:08:22 PM
Wow, the talent in this group is AMAZING!

BK
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Post by: sixshooter on July 11, 2008, 10:36:21 PM
Very nice work,
     Lee
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Post by: Meek on July 12, 2008, 09:24:42 AM

     Yes, yes, my goodness, yes! Jesse will fit in very nicely. Are these watercolor? Acrylic? Oil?
I particularly like Art Carney's Fr. Christmas from the "Twilight Zone" episode "Night of the Meek"
---but then I may be a bit biased there. I also spy with my little eye Dr. Shocker & co.

    "Meek"(out in Hooterville where every night is night of the Meek)
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Post by: jesse heywood on July 13, 2008, 10:58:56 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments.  I'll post more soon.  I'm amazed by all of the artwork I've seen on this board, not only the paintings and drawings but the sculpts etc .
Meek, my paintings are watercolor on 140 lb hot press watercolor paper. I use hot press paper because it's smooth with none of the texture usually associated with watercolor paper. 140 lb paper because so long as the paper is stretched properly it hardly buckles at all, if it buckles at all, a pass or two with a blow dryer and it goes right back to perfectly flat.  I usually work 11x14 or so, thats just simply because thats how the sheet of watercolor paper brakes down to when I cut the sheet down to four pieces. Hot press paper so far as I can tell isnt available in pads of paper, at least not in any of the art supply stores in my area so I have to buy it in large sheets. I'm sure thats more info than anyone cared to know but...
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Post by: Meek on July 14, 2008, 10:45:26 AM

   Jesse: Ah, so nice to hear shop talk in regards to paint, paper, etc. Where I live there are no art supply stores and would have to drive at least 2 hrs. in any compass direction to find a large city that had such stores. My parchment paper comes from out in Portland, OR; my dear friend Sr. Grimm, who lives in Beaverton, found this shop that sells imported, hand-made paper and she keeps me supplied with the stuff. When my paper won't behave I just get out the ol' GE iron, set it on low and give it a good pressing.

    "Meek"
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Post by: Scary Terry on July 14, 2008, 11:44:35 AM
Good stuff, Jesse!  You've really captured the likenesses -- and created some wonderful color contrasts and textures.  The only suggestion I'd have, if you don't mind me making one, is that I think you could do without the hard outline in many cases and you'd have even better looking images for it.

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Post by: jesse heywood on July 14, 2008, 05:41:21 PM
I absolutely dont mind Terry, I respect your opinions and welcome them. I know in many cases I do that as a cheat of sorts , like when I dont like the contrast between background and image, other times I do it because something about the image doesnt look finished to me. My Art Carney is a classic example of a cheat. I liked the portrait, but didnt like how it sat on the background. So I pulled out some paynes grey darkened the background. Then grabbed a toothbrush and some white paint slattered it and saved (?) a painting I would have ripped up otherwise.  I'm self taught, not even any art classes to speak of in high school. (Something about being 15,16,17 and knowing more than anybody else ::) ) So I sometimes forget the basics like darkest dark next to whites whites  or color theory in my paintings. Constructive criticism like yours will help bring me on track. Thank you. BTW I absolutely love your scupltures.
Meek
If you have a hard time finding supplies PM me if you're looking for something and I'll try to help you out as I have not only the 2 chain stores Micheals and A.C. Moores , but also a "real" or "mom n pop" art supply store close by. Try and guess which one I enjoy going into more ;D
Finally you guys can call me Frank, my real name. Jesse Heywood is a Don Knotts character who's name I swiped when I didnt know if I'd like it here on these boards ;)
 
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Post by: Universal Steve on July 14, 2008, 06:22:54 PM
Great work! Please post some more. It must be nice to be a talented artist. I do envy you. I really like the Phantom, Herman Munster and the Creature Walks Among Us.
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Post by: jesse heywood on July 15, 2008, 09:13:13 PM
Thank you Steve. I will post more soon
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Post by: Meek on July 22, 2008, 08:32:45 PM
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1803/renfieldintheholdofthevom3.jpg)

   A faded photograph. Poor Renfield, I'd forgotten about him until someone posted a photo of a picture frame that looked like a strip of film--Renfield has been occupying a frame like that for about 8 years on my lower bookshelf. The original painting was given to Dwight D. Frye and is now lost. The fading has cost Renfield much of the detail on his face--I painted this while hitting the "Pause" button on a rented DVD player repeatedly. This copy was made on the local Wal-Mart's "Picture Maker" until the guy behind the counter told me I couldn't make copies like that(this was pre scanner days at the library). I've always liked this image, Renfield's shadow gives him two extra arms and makes him look like an insect of sorts.

   "Meek"
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Post by: mr.thriller on July 27, 2008, 06:03:29 PM
Thank you Steve. I will post more soon

Jesse, please post scans of your electrifying Karloff and Glenn Strange Frankenstein Monster renderings!

Tom
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Post by: jesse heywood on July 27, 2008, 11:15:31 PM
Thanks Tom
I'll post the Strange Franky soon, I dont think I have the Karloff any longer, I think maybe I gave it to Dan Roebuck
I posted above, that I havent had time the last couple of years to paint, so a creative outlet has been silk screening heres a couple of examples of what I've done recently
(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9256/dsc00543pr8.jpg)

(http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9241/dsc00542st9.jpg)
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Post by: Gasport on July 27, 2008, 11:39:48 PM
And exactly HOW would one go about purchasing one of your brilliant Abby Normal shirts?? LOVE your artwork... The Art Carney Twilight Zone portrait hit me right between the eyes! Thanks,
              Mike
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Post by: jesse heywood on July 28, 2008, 12:04:53 AM
Mike
Thanks, I'm weird in that I dont do any art to make a profit. Its a hobby/stress releaser. I give the stuff I do to people I think would get a kick out of it. So far I've only printed the EYEGOR 5 times. I 'm gonna do 3 more pulls for friends tommorrow. I have a sneaking suspicion however, that we've met a bunch of times at Chiller. PM me and we'll work something out so you can get a shirt.
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 28, 2008, 10:44:32 AM
The Art Carney Twilight Zone portrait hit me right between the eyes!

I couldn't believe it when I saw that! Has to be the only artistic rendering from "Night of the Meek" in existance? Great job!

Speaking of Meek. Sad to hear the "Renfield Ascending a Staircase" is lost. Always one of my favorites of yours!
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Post by: gracebuster on August 01, 2008, 09:21:21 AM
Man, you are  all sooooooooooooooo talented. Jesse Heywood, since you are new here, why don't you UNMASK yourself?

This is my great friend, Frank Garafolo.

Frank, you get better and better!
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Post by: Scary Terry on August 02, 2008, 01:28:07 PM
New Scary Monsters Magazine wraparound cover illustration -- House of Frankenstein and horror host M. T. Graves.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/2725959068_416f935dbe_o.jpg)

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Post by: Meek on August 04, 2008, 08:21:18 PM
Here is the Shakespeare chair varnished and assembled. ttp://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3956/shakespearechairsidevieyh7.jpg[/img]

         Remember this chair? Well boys & girls---the standing bid on said chair has reached $700! there was a big doings called "Art In The Park" held down on the Green Space near the old fashioned amusement park "Arnolds Park" on August 2nd and all 7 chairs were on display for passers-by to bid on. Bidding is still going on until the 16th. The only thing that could be better about this chair was that if the money was going to line me own pocket instead of going into the coffers of the Iowa Lakes Community Theatre.

       "Meek"(exceedingly self-satisfied with a touch of gloating)
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 04, 2008, 08:35:51 PM
Well boys & girls---the standing bid on said chair has reached $700!

Congrats on the high bid on your Bardalounger, Meek!
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 04, 2008, 08:39:52 PM
New Scary Monsters Magazine wraparound cover illustration -- House of Frankenstein and horror host M. T. Graves.

Another nice SM cover, Terry! My favorite horror host names are the ones like M. T. Graves, Sammy Terry, etc.  :D
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Post by: Illoman on August 04, 2008, 10:14:27 PM
         Remember this chair? Well boys & girls---the standing bid on said chair has reached $700! there was a big doings called "Art In The Park" held down on the Green Space near the old fashioned amusement park "Arnolds Park" on August 2nd and all 7 chairs were on display for passers-by to bid on. Bidding is still going on until the 16th. The only thing that could be better about this chair was that if the money was going to line me own pocket instead of going into the coffers of the Iowa Lakes Community Theatre.

       "Meek"(exceedingly self-satisfied with a touch of gloating)

Meek, I'm not surprised it went for that much. It was beautiful!! Sigh, I wish they would have seen fit to give you *something* for all that work. Such it is with artists....

Mike
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Post by: michblk on August 05, 2008, 05:18:43 AM
Terry, another cool cover!  Keep up the great work!

BK
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Post by: fmofmpls on August 06, 2008, 07:53:48 AM
Spent some time here this morning trying to get caught up with fine art. Wow! I'm blown away. I really am. Frank, what can I add that hasn't already been said? Amazing! Mike, Terry B, and Meek, and others who I'm forgetting .. you guys are so dang talented. I sure wish I could paint something other than the side of a barn. Keep 'em coming! Bravo!
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Post by: MonsterArt on August 06, 2008, 10:33:04 AM
Nice cover, Terry! Don't you love screen caps? I've been using them instead of studio publicity stills for 10 years now. Its made all the difference in my work. Of course, now everybody can do it, so I've lost my edge! Darn!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/Creech.jpg)

This was done in prismacolor markers. Real tricky to work with, but fun.

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Post by: michblk on August 06, 2008, 11:28:01 AM
Wow Frank, I love it!

BK
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Post by: Scary Terry on August 06, 2008, 08:24:43 PM
Nice cover, Terry! Don't you love screen caps? I've been using them instead of studio publicity stills for 10 years now. Its made all the difference in my work. Of course, now everybody can do it, so I've lost my edge! Darn!

Yup.  Allows me to use images that haven't been referenced a million times already....
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Post by: Meek on August 06, 2008, 08:32:29 PM

    Prismacolor? Terra Incognito to me, Frank---do they blend at all or do they dry too fast for a bit of a swipe n' smudge blending? Probably depends on the weight of the paper, eh?

    "Meek"(an inquiring mind)
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Post by: Illoman on August 13, 2008, 10:26:48 PM
Okay, it's been a while since I posted anything new, and I just finished this one, so here they are:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Franky2.jpg)

This one will be up for sale on eBay soon.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on August 14, 2008, 06:49:25 AM
Wow Mike, FANTASTIC JOB!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2008, 08:02:34 AM
Wow Mike, FANTASTIC JOB!

BK

Thanks, Brian. I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Meek on August 14, 2008, 08:49:30 AM

    Finally! Someone has done Elsa with her copper colored tresses!
    Mike, you've given the scene a warm feeling to it--I like that.

    "Meek"
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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2008, 09:40:59 AM
    Finally! Someone has done Elsa with her copper colored tresses!
    Mike, you've given the scene a warm feeling to it--I like that.

    "Meek"

Thanks, Meek. Color is something I always seem to struggle with, which is why i enjoy the challenge of interpreting these black and white photos. It gives my imagination free reign.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2008, 04:34:24 PM
Quite a while back, I think it was Mario (apologies if I'm wrong) who sent me a wonderful xerox of a photo of Helen Chandler. It just begged to be painted. I finally got around to doing just that. I think she had one of the most beautiful faces. I honestly don't think I did her justice, but gave it my best shot.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Helen3.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: avenger on August 14, 2008, 05:48:11 PM
You're right Mike, she was beautiful and you did a beautiful job capturing that look.
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Post by: jesse heywood on August 14, 2008, 06:08:15 PM
Mike
Both are great. The Chandler is just beautiful!!!!
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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2008, 06:09:26 PM
Thanks, Avenger and Jesse. I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: ChrisW on August 14, 2008, 08:43:07 PM
Nice.
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on August 15, 2008, 04:50:09 AM
The Bride & Groom are terrific, Helen as well! Look like you're on a roll !

Rainer E.
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Post by: ChrisW on August 15, 2008, 08:20:25 PM
Meek - congrats on the bid - as others have said, it's well worth it, and a pity you don't get a cut. But - you can use the final bid as the value of your donation for tax purposes. And of course there is the satisfaction of donating to a worthwhile cause.
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on September 16, 2008, 03:47:34 PM
I've just been catching up on the amazing work posted in the last few pages of this thread by Jesse, Terry, Mike, and Linda. (Am I forgetting someone?) You all deserve regular, big commissions.

My wife and I are lucky enough to own an original Bennett painting and an original Linda Miller painting! We love them both dearly. (And some Dietz prints, too.)

I have just posted to my blog an interview with a guy who paints the Universal Monsters, named Dwayne Pinkney. (That's his name, not the monsters!) He did one of Boris Karloff as Frankenberry that I wish I did own!

See it here:
http://drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com/2008/09/dwayne-pinckney.html (http://drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com/2008/09/dwayne-pinckney.html)

What do you think of his stuff?
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on September 16, 2008, 03:52:46 PM
Hey, where's Helen-smitten Terry Ingram's comment on the Chandler portrait by Mike? I'm surprised he hasn't bought to kiss regularly! ;)

It captures her fey beauty very well. I'd buy a print.
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Post by: Illoman on September 18, 2008, 09:59:43 PM
I've just been catching up on the amazing work posted in the last few pages of this thread by Jesse, Terry, Mike, and Linda. (Am I forgetting someone?) You all deserve regular, big commissions.

My wife and I are lucky enough to own an original Bennett painting and an original Linda Miller painting! We love them both dearly. (And some Dietz prints, too.)

I have just posted to my blog an interview with a guy who paints the Universal Monsters, named Dwayne Pinkney. (That's his name, not the monsters!) He did one of Boris Karloff as Frankenberry that I wish I did own!

See it here:
[url]http://drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com/2008/09/dwayne-pinckney.html[/url] ([url]http://drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com/2008/09/dwayne-pinckney.html[/url])

What do you think of his stuff?


Friend Max, thanks as always for the kind words. i appreciate it. I checked out Dwayne's work, and man, he's good!! I relate to what he says about "loosening up"; it's been a struggle with me for years. I really like his style, and think it's just fine.

Take care,
Mike
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on September 18, 2008, 10:04:47 PM
Thanks for the comments, Mike. I'll pass your words on to Dwayne.
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Post by: GeekDragon on September 20, 2008, 07:13:22 PM
Here's some of my art:

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/GeekDragon1/m_41ce19807dc21e4b12f635342b7ce011.jpg)

The Monster done in oils.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/GeekDragon1/m_19bc15bb694d2bc0e3c42a8939c5d0d7.jpg)

The Bride done in oils.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/GeekDragon1/100_0569.jpg)

The Monster done in pencil.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll237/GeekDragon1/100_0564.jpg)

Lon Chaney Sr. done in pen and ink.
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Post by: josie monster on September 20, 2008, 07:47:19 PM
 Sweet paintings!!  I love the Frankenstein oil especially, my favorite monster.  I like the way you snuck the names in on the backgrounds, sneaky but artistic.  Nice.
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Post by: Illoman on September 20, 2008, 07:51:43 PM
I like the pen and ink Chaney. Nice montage of images.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on September 29, 2008, 10:00:55 PM
Haven't had time to paint any monsters lately, but here's my latest portrait. It's a portrait of singer Harry Chapin that I did for my brother. He's a huge Chapin fan, and I was happy to do this for him.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Jim.jpg)

Hope everyone enjoys it.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: avenger on September 29, 2008, 10:09:36 PM
Great job,Mike ! I'm a Harry Chapin fan as well.You've certainly done him justice.
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Post by: Illoman on September 29, 2008, 10:12:24 PM
Thanks, Avenger, I appreciate it.

I saw Harry back in 1979, and really enjoyed his concert.

Mike
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Post by: sixshooter on September 29, 2008, 10:22:27 PM
Very nice Mike.
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Post by: chrisnurse on October 10, 2008, 11:00:37 AM
These aren't  universal, but this is a series of classic monsters I've been working on....

Dracula
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/dracula.jpg)

Frankenstein's Monster
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/frankenstein.jpg)

The Wolfman
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/wolfman.jpg)

The Mummy
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/mummy.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 10, 2008, 12:30:45 PM
Man, chrisnurse, nice work! I assume it's Photoshop? I can't do a thing in electronic media so I've doubly appreciative of those that can.

Very nice work!!

Mike
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Post by: chrisnurse on October 10, 2008, 12:53:23 PM
Cheers Mike, and likewise man; I love your work! Yeah, these are photoshop. I’m in awe of anybody who can paint or draw, I used to do both fanatically until (weirdly) I went to art college and discovered digital image and video manipulation software. I haven’t drawn for years and have totally lost the ability!

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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 11, 2008, 01:13:00 PM
(http://www.graphicsbyartman.com/artman/gallery/paintings3/paintings3images/28painting3.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery! THIS IS THE PLACE FOR ART!
Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 11, 2008, 01:15:31 PM
(http://www.graphicsbyartman.com/artman/gallery/paintings3/paintings3images/26painting3.jpg)
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Post by: chrisnurse on October 11, 2008, 02:36:57 PM
Oh man, very nice. Love the Frankie!
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Post by: Illoman on October 11, 2008, 09:22:58 PM
*Beautiful* job on the Monster!! I am still just amazed at all the various interpretations artists come up with using these iconic images.

Keep 'em coming!!!

Mike
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 25, 2008, 10:53:58 AM
The level of talent on this board is amazing to me.  Nightmares in Plastic...were you at this past Wonderfest at The Amok Time booth?
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Post by: Illoman on October 25, 2008, 11:19:07 AM
Here's my latest, done for my good friend Andy Williams:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Glen2.jpg)

This was the first time I had painted Glenn Strange and I had a blast doing it!!!

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 27, 2008, 08:09:12 AM
Very nice, i like the retro look in color and feel to this piece, very well done.
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Post by: Illoman on October 27, 2008, 10:13:48 AM
Very nice, i like the retro look in color and feel to this piece, very well done.

Thanks, that's *exactly* what I was going for!!

Mike
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Post by: chrisnurse on November 01, 2008, 03:30:28 PM
Mike,
That's a great painting man!
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Post by: Illoman on November 01, 2008, 03:39:53 PM
Thanks, I appreciate it!

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 01, 2008, 04:07:36 PM
Great color choices!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 10, 2008, 06:50:57 PM
We have all enjoyed fabulous artwork by an array of talented individuals.  To name just a few...  Terry Beaty, Mike Bennett, Frank Dietz, Mike Hill, the late, great Linda "Meek" Miller and many more.  I, for one, am just blown away by these incredible artists.

Well, now get ready for some MEDIOCRE MONSTER MADNESS!

I've debated posting my stuff on here, because frankly, I was a little intimidated.  I see someone's work and think, "How in the hell do they do that?!".  I eventually realized that the bunch here at the UMA welcome ANYTHING that's monster-related, even if it's stick-people drawings (which are cool, BTW).  Everybody here makes a monster feel at home.

Started drawing Frank & Kong at around 6 years old.  My creations are pretty much generic, combining images from movies, toys, books, etc.  They ALL have a solid foundation in the Universal Classics.  I just started again after a long hiatus, due to being inspired by this board.  I mostly use Sharpies or Crayola markers, some colored pencils and maybe some occasional watercolors.  I'm a pretty fast sketcher, too.  I don't have a scanner, so my cool daughter used her camera to help me out.  They are sharper looking in person.

This isn't high-art folks, but I hope you get a kick out of them, anyway...  and thanks for looking.
Mark Stamper

Always been fascinated with Willis O'Brien's idea for King Kong vs Frankenstein.  Here's a camp version.

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post.jpg)

This is more along the lines of O'Brien's vision...

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post1.jpg)


Kong
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post9.jpg)

Hope you know who this is supposed to be...
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post0.jpg)

Forgot the steel bar on his left arm!!  Unforgivable.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post01.jpg)

Guess who?
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post4.jpg)

How about a Colossall Creatch vs Godzilla...  notice how I don't like doing backgrounds?
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post00.jpg)

My take on Teenage Frankenstein...
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post8.jpg)

Rare poster...  not really.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post3.jpg)

Here are a few shots of Bigfoot (notice how they aren't too blurry, unlike most photos of the hairy dude).
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post6.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post7.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post5.jpg)

And lest you think Bigfoot is NOT a true MONSTER, I submit...
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post2.jpg)

And now for all you werewolves out there... You know who you are...  The first two are based loosely on the beloved MPC Werewolf and the 3rd, well I just hope you recognize him...
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post04.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post02.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/post03.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on November 10, 2008, 07:14:39 PM
Mark! Thanks for posting these! You have a great style! I really like the bigfoot in shadow. Your color choices are very nice. Please feel free to post more!

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: avenger on November 10, 2008, 07:21:47 PM
Mark,
   Great stuff ! I like them all but especially Godzilla vs The Creature and I loved that Bigfoot
with the glowing eyes in the moonlight .
A guy could get a complex seeing all the talent here at the UMA.I can't even draw stickmen !
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 10, 2008, 09:14:09 PM
Mark --

You've got a cool cartoon style going on there.  Keep posting!
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Post by: michblk on November 10, 2008, 10:10:46 PM
Mark, those are awesome!  Love the Creech - Godzilla throwdown!

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on November 11, 2008, 09:06:45 AM
very nice work, i like the style. never be intimidated by others, just do your own thing we enjoy it
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 11, 2008, 01:31:16 PM
Thank you so much everybody for the words of encouragement.  I've always looked at myself as a "semi-good" cartoonist who just likes to create weird stuff.  Friends & family would always ask we why I didn't make a living at it.  One of the great statements from well-meaners was, "You ought to send this in!", like there was a magical place somewhere where you could "send it in" and be discovered, LOL!  Hard to explain to them sometimes that there is more to it than that.  I have made a buck or two here and there, though.

I'm comfortable with my style and usually know when I'm in over my head.  I really enjoy making life-size plywood cut-outs, but since moving 90 miles into an apartment, I don't have the room to do that anymore.  The last ones I did were a 7 foot Drac & 7' 6" Frank.  I want to make a giant 8 foot Bigfoot with red flashing lights for eyes and fake fur, one of these days.

I figured I'd get some compliments here.  It's interesting that we lovers of monsters, vampires, werewolves, witches , and more monsters are some of the biggest hearted creatures around...  but be warned...  now that I've found an audience...  YIKES!

Oh, and if anybody has a request for some cartoon I'm actually capable of doing (Wolf Man vs Mummy, Teenage Robot Monster From Hell, etc.), feel free to suggest it.  Either to post or for your very own. 

Thanks again.
Mark
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Post by: CreepyJeff on November 11, 2008, 02:15:26 PM
I'm VERY intrigued by your life-size monster cutouts.  I would drive to Lafayette to pick them up if you're in the market to do more down the road.  Great and unique quality on all your artwork.  Keep it up and thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 20, 2008, 07:01:41 PM
New SCARY MONSTERS cover -- here's a detail of the front cover -- Bela as the monster from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN.  Entire cover on view on my blog: www.terrybeatty.blogspot.com .
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/3047060630_11449675bb_o.jpg)


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Post by: Illoman on November 20, 2008, 07:25:59 PM
Terry, nice use of minimalism. Just the shades and tones needed to define the character. I like the looseness of this piece!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 20, 2008, 08:07:51 PM
Terry, that is so cool, as usual.  You make it look so easy.  Awesome!
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Post by: michblk on November 20, 2008, 08:33:03 PM
Terry, awesome job, can't wait until I get my issue of Scary Monsters!

BK
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Post by: dlhenderson on November 27, 2008, 12:24:36 PM
Here's my take on The Mummy and The Creature. The Mummy became sort of a Mummy / Invisible Man hybrid and The Creech is a bit out of his "element".
These are charcoal on Canson paper 20 x 26 inches.
Cheers,
Dan Henderson
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4489/husk4umabb0.jpg)(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1765/creech4umafullip2.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 27, 2008, 12:30:38 PM
Love 'em!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 27, 2008, 03:26:51 PM
Dan, those are just wonderful! I really like the stylization you have achieved! Please post more of your work.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on November 27, 2008, 07:17:52 PM
This is as close as I've come to doing a Frankenstein (lately).
And a spook of some sort...
Dan Henderson
(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5557/sap4umacj7.jpg)(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3259/haint4umacj9.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on November 27, 2008, 07:26:58 PM
Dan, absolutely *stunning*!!! These are just wonderful, creative works of art. Keep posting!

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on November 28, 2008, 10:07:14 AM
Thanks, Mike. You're egging me on.
A couple of toothy ones.
Charcoal as usual...
Dan Henderson

(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9827/marbles4umadr0.jpg)(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/3922/werewolf4umamc6.jpg)



Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 28, 2008, 12:36:01 PM
Care to share your working methods? These look like airbrush they're so smooth. I really like these! Keep posting!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on November 28, 2008, 07:43:46 PM
I work on a middle gray, slightly rough paper (Canson). The media consists of Conte sticks (both black and white), compressed charcoal, charcoal pencils, and sometimes a touch of Rembrandt dry white pastel to bring out the highlights.
I try to get a good bit of the black situated before working the white into the mix. I smooth virtually the entire surface with my fingers as I go along. Guess that makes this "digital" art.  ;) Anyway, that's how I achieve the consistent surface. It's quite labor intensive. This one's called "Impending Flux". I took a bit of inspiration for the face from Barbara Steele.

(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9146/medusa4uma2pj2.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 28, 2008, 10:49:44 PM
Just stunning! Absolutely great! I *really* like the quality of your work!

Mike
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Post by: Inkfink on November 29, 2008, 07:44:08 AM
Very nice! Have you tried color pastels?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: dlhenderson on November 29, 2008, 12:27:53 PM
I've done a lot of color work, but I've been on this B&W kick for awhile.
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Post by: Illoman on December 01, 2008, 05:58:41 PM
Okay, here's my latest. Not a monster, but he plays guitar like an absolute beast!!!
Ladies and gents, Yngwie Malmsteen!!!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Yngwie.jpg)

Rendered in oils except for the guitar which was completed in acrylics because I needed it to dry yesterday! ;D

Mike
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Post by: michblk on December 01, 2008, 09:36:10 PM
Very Nice Mike, although I do not think I am familiar with his music.

BK
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Post by: ChrisW on December 02, 2008, 10:01:02 PM
Dan,
Incredible stuff! Were they used commercially?
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Post by: dlhenderson on December 04, 2008, 07:46:20 AM
Thanks, Chris. Most of my work is "unpublished", although some of it can be seen in four recent volumes of "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" (11 thru 14 I think) by Underwood Press. One piece was used as a cover for "Avenue X and Other Dark Streets" by Nancy Collins. And I did an interior piece for Sunglasses After Dark for the same author. I've shown the work at DragonCon in Atlanta a few times. But I'm still flying under the radar. UMA members have provided the most feedback I've had lately! Thanks guys!
Dan H.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1158/avenuexaw4.jpg)

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Post by: dlhenderson on December 04, 2008, 07:52:08 AM
Nice Yngwie, Mike. Yes, his fretwork is indeed monsterrific. I wonder what it would look like if you could paint his notes as they fly through the air!
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Post by: Illoman on December 04, 2008, 11:46:57 AM
Nice Yngwie, Mike. Yes, his fretwork is indeed monsterrific. I wonder what it would look like if you could paint his notes as they fly through the air!

I would definitely need a bigger canvas to do that!!  :D

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Illoman on December 09, 2008, 02:36:35 PM
Okay, here's my latest. I literally could not have done this one without the help from our own Danny Roebuck, who supplied me with the reference shot. Thanks again, Danny; you're the best!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Jed.jpg)

This was done as a Christmas gift for a friend of mine.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on December 09, 2008, 02:40:20 PM
Here's one I had fun with. I wanted a backdrop for a display I was doing at DragonCon awhile back. My goal was to do a circus or sideshow banner style. So I painted this on a sheet of unstretched canvas with acrylic. I even put grommets around the edges. It's been rolled up for a couple of years, due to a lack of display space (it's about seven feet wide). Now it adorns (or defaces!) the wall in my office at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Those art historians among you will notice my take on a bit of Botticelli.
Cheers, Dan H.

(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/9144/dlhcircusmural4umaqs5.jpg)
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Post by: dlhenderson on December 09, 2008, 02:44:49 PM
Very good Jed, Mike. This IS gettin' scary! I might have to cool off in the "ce'ment pond"!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on December 09, 2008, 02:59:53 PM
Dan, your stuff is just amazing! I hope you keep posting them!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on December 09, 2008, 04:01:16 PM
.
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Post by: michblk on December 09, 2008, 09:28:03 PM
Mike, "Let me tell you a story about a man named Jed"  Great job!

Dan you work is off the wall and cool!

Keep up the great job guys!

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on December 10, 2008, 08:02:22 AM
beautiful work, thanks for sharing it with us. I love to see what others are doing the sytle is cool as hell.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on December 10, 2008, 08:03:06 AM
Thanks, Brian, I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: mike c on December 11, 2008, 01:25:30 AM
Beautiful work, all!

Might as well get the nerve to post some of my doodlings...

First, a pen sketch of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, as a young student in the novel 'Wicked':

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/elphie/shizstudent.jpg)
She's sort of a monster, right?

At any rate, now to an autumn desktop I made with my little graphics tablet:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/hallosky2.jpg)

Another desktop (I love that tablet!), this one's called 'Dead of Night':

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/deadofnight.jpg)

And my cartoon tribute to Uncle Forry, from the RIP thread; I figured it fit here too.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/4sj.jpg)
Not enough monsters, no robots or spaceships, but I did it the moment I heard of his passing and was in a monster frame of mind.

Thanks for letting me share.

Mike C.

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Post by: michblk on December 11, 2008, 12:23:27 PM
Hey Mike, I really like that Uncle Forry tribute!

BK
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Post by: mike c on December 12, 2008, 02:00:55 PM
Thanks BK!

Mike C.
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on December 13, 2008, 04:30:32 PM
Gret art Mike, especially the Forry tribute...
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 13, 2008, 04:49:50 PM
I like your style, Mike.  Great job!
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Post by: mike c on December 14, 2008, 11:34:15 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys!


Mike C.
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Post by: fmofmpls on December 16, 2008, 05:09:59 PM
Nicely done Mike! Great looking desktops! Simple, clean, and endearing. Bravo!
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Post by: fmofmpls on December 17, 2008, 11:11:56 AM
This guy may not be an enlistee, but he sure should be! I'm sure many of you art coniseurs already know this guy. His name is Jim McDermott. I came across his MySpace page today and was blown away.

Here are a few of his paintings.

(http://a185.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_3f9ea9fb5a8c3c02a312bc23f450d0c0.jpg)

(http://a818.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/79/l_f7857e7b81346629bb2de0153ffcbd79.jpg)

(http://a888.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/76/l_37d6ba53309339773530067c4a46ef17.jpg)

(http://a413.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/l_e6dfd29b6346b470b8fb29c150e0a56c.jpg)

(http://a808.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/102/l_2da4a709ca1bbf988619c4285bfcfb67.jpg)


And here is his MySpace page - http://www.myspace.com/jimdraw
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Post by: mike c on December 17, 2008, 02:01:20 PM
Breathtaking!

Mike C.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on December 19, 2008, 01:15:13 AM
Those are unbelievably cool!  I'm getting inspired again.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on December 20, 2008, 06:51:28 PM
Dear UMA Members & fellow artists,

Haven't replied to this thread in a while and apologise for this slack - your recently posted Artworks are truly
breathtaking and nothing short of amazing - Kudos to everyone!

After painting the Universal characters so long I decide to take a break from the usual fare and
started new with those familiar Hammer characters:

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Curse_ofFrank_small.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/peter_cushing_small.jpg)

Hope you'll dig them!

Rainer E.
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Post by: avenger on December 20, 2008, 07:09:14 PM
Rainer,
     Christopher Lee as the creature is fantastic ! The Peter Cushing looks as if he is about to speak.
Beautiful job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on December 20, 2008, 11:08:43 PM
Rainer, thanks for posting these excellent examples of your work. The lighting is very well done, and I like the color choices! Incredible work!!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 21, 2008, 01:33:30 AM
Freakin' awesome, Rainer!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: michblk on December 21, 2008, 11:06:14 AM
Rainer, those are great!

BK
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on December 26, 2008, 06:01:16 PM
Thanks for the compliments, Gentlemen!

Rainer E. :D
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Post by: Jscareshock on January 20, 2009, 02:47:54 PM
Oh, geez, why aren't these magazine covers???? This is great stuff!!! Posters??
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gareee on January 24, 2009, 05:42:35 PM
Not sure how I missed this thread, but it's chock full of amazing artwork! Thanks for sharing!

BTW, looks like some mural closeups from the last page, and some video links are busted.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: tat2ist on January 26, 2009, 10:16:11 AM
Awesome stuff fiends!!!!! I don't know how I missed this thread either. If anyone has any originals for sale, drop me an email at tattooist(*at*)cox.net. I love original art!!

Dave V
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Post by: Gareee on January 26, 2009, 10:33:03 AM
Funny thing when I saw this thread's subject, I thought "Enlistee" was a member here.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 26, 2009, 10:49:19 AM
Maybe when Jane started this thread she should have entitled it "Enlistees' Art Gallery" . ;D

Thanks, Jane, for starting this by the way!

Mike
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Post by: tat2ist on January 26, 2009, 04:48:08 PM
Hey Gareee, don't feel bad, I thought the same thing.  ;D
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: tat2ist on January 26, 2009, 04:51:16 PM
I haven't been doing much painting lately, but for those newer members (these were posted years ago) Here are a couple of my "monster" style paintings.
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/24/l_db9b240a912f4068a3ac8adf3b732152.jpg)
(http://www.renaissancetattoo.com/David%27s%20art/creeper.jpg)
(http://www.renaissancetattoo.com/David's%20art/midnite%20books.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 26, 2009, 05:05:29 PM
*Very* nice!! I like the looseness of the pieces. Please post more!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on January 26, 2009, 10:03:03 PM
Wonderful Dave!  Do I sense a Gogos influence?

BK
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Post by: tat2ist on January 27, 2009, 11:09:26 AM
Yes, Basil is a huge influence. I make sure not to do any poses that he has already done though. He has a copy of the Rondo Hatton in his collection. He even asked me to sign it to him. That was great!!!

Dave V
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Post by: Scary Terry on January 28, 2009, 02:27:56 PM
Here's my latest for Scary Monsters -- the MONSTER MEMORIES '09 wraparound cover illo -- pencil preliminary shown as well...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3234852152_a65cf596dc.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3437/3234001731_fc186bd763.jpg)

Larger images can be seen in my flickr set of Scary cover art:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/sets/72157605754962563/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/sets/72157605754962563/)
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Post by: michblk on January 28, 2009, 02:38:31 PM
Wow Terry, I really like the penciled art!  Would love to see Dennis do an insert of it.

BK
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 28, 2009, 04:07:38 PM
Thats a fangtastic Cover Terry!!!! I love it, especially the Monster Scenes figures of Monster toys on the shelves!

Rainer E.  8)
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Post by: Gasport on January 28, 2009, 08:15:39 PM
KNOCK OUT JOB, Terry! I too prefer the pencil sketch, probably for the same reason i prefer black and white movies. The detail work just sucks you in , especially all the small items on the shelf. I have my order in with Dennis for a couple of copies and now look forward even more to this year's Yearbook! Thanks for the preview... CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Post by: Illoman on January 28, 2009, 10:49:41 PM
That's hilarious!! My first reaction upon seeing your post was, "Man, I really like the pencils!!" Then I read on and see others agreeing with me!!

Nice job!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on January 30, 2009, 04:25:13 PM
Here's a new one. As usual, charcoal on paper (Canson).
Title: Master of Disguise.
Enjoy if you will...!

(http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/7384/squid4umahj0.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on January 30, 2009, 04:46:35 PM
Wow!! I *really* like the reflections of the checker board patterns!! Awesoem, awesome job, as usual!!

Mike
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Post by: Gareee on January 30, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Might be cool to see your take on Cthulhu! Great stuff!
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Post by: dlhenderson on January 31, 2009, 07:04:39 AM
Thanx for the kudos, gentlemen.
In most of my stuff, I've avoided specific references to existing characters. The Cthulhu possibilities are interesting (I devoured HPL as a young teenager). Most of my "kid art" was very monster specific though. :)
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on January 31, 2009, 06:45:58 PM
Wow! You guys never cease to amaze me with your talent.Please keep the stuff coming as I for one enjoy the living heck out of seeing it all!
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Post by: tat2ist on February 02, 2009, 09:46:21 AM
Again!! awesome stuff guys.!!

the disquise is a killer idea!!!

Dave V
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 05, 2009, 08:09:07 AM
Just finished artwork(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.56022546.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 05, 2009, 08:10:38 AM
heres another one i just finished(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.56022754.jpg)
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Post by: Gareee on February 05, 2009, 09:07:04 AM
Both are GREAT, but I gotta prefer the creech one.
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Post by: Illoman on February 05, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
I don't think I can pick a favorite between the two since they are both incredible!! Hat's off for doing the Creech with all his scales, etc... That's why I hate painting him: too many details!! LOL!!!

Mike
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Post by: Gasport on February 05, 2009, 12:19:39 PM
Both AMAZING, but that HAS to be the BEST Tor Johnson i've ever seen!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 05, 2009, 02:18:06 PM
Thanks guys and yes all those scales were a pain in the butt. These two and the rest of my work will be at the Fangoria show in Chicago March 6,7,8 if anyone is going, give the secret UMA sign and i'll buy you a drink.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on February 05, 2009, 02:22:41 PM
Thanks guys and yes all those scales were a pain in the butt. These two and the rest of my work will be at the Fangoria show in Chicago March 6,7,8 if anyone is going, give the secret UMA sign and i'll buy you a drink.
I'll be there on Saturday. Met you at Flashback weekend last year and got prints of all your Universal Monster paintings.  Please have prints of these two as well and I'll be sure to grab them!
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 05, 2009, 04:23:59 PM
Fantastic -- love 'em both!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 06, 2009, 02:00:15 PM
I will have prints, T-shirts and tote bags with those images
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Post by: Gareee on February 06, 2009, 06:04:57 PM
(http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116498)

Rick Baker is at it again...

(http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116589)


(http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116849)
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Post by: hauntedhal on February 11, 2009, 11:01:28 PM
Here's my latest commissioned painting of Lon Chaney Sr.(http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww56/hauntedhal/?action-view&current=macabreclown1.jpg)
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Post by: hauntedhal on February 12, 2009, 09:55:08 AM
OK-what did I do wrong? I used photobucket.com, copied the URL , did insert image, paste and nothing! HELP-PLEASE
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Post by: hauntedhal on February 12, 2009, 10:23:47 AM
http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww56/hauntedhal/?action=view&current=macabreclown1.jpg (http://s705.photobucket.com/albums/ww56/hauntedhal/?action=view&current=macabreclown1.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 12, 2009, 11:11:49 AM
nice, lets see some more of your work
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Post by: Gareee on February 12, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
(http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww56/hauntedhal/macabreclown1-1.jpg)


Problem is you posted the link to the gallery instead of the individual image itself.
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Post by: hauntedhal on February 12, 2009, 11:58:59 AM
Thanks for fixing it! I'm new to this photo posting thing.
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Post by: Gareee on February 12, 2009, 12:13:52 PM
Easiest way to post photobucket pics here, is just copy the image line that starts with "[IMG]" and just paste that entire line in your post. also make sure it's on it's own line.
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Post by: Illoman on February 16, 2009, 08:16:46 PM
([url]http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww56/hauntedhal/macabreclown1-1.jpg[/url])


Problem is you posted the link to the gallery instead of the individual image itself.



Wow! Nice job! I like the purple sky with that yellow moon... it works well.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on February 26, 2009, 02:56:39 PM
My latest, a portrait of my friend Ian and his wife Julie. While I was painting this I found out she has pancreatic cancer. So any prayers on her behalf would be appreciated. This was done in oils, 12"x16".

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/IandJ2.jpg)

Thanks,

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2009, 06:01:47 PM
First of all, that's an awesome portrait Mike!

I've been having a little nerve problem in my right hand. So, I'm sitting at the computer and I notice my granddaughter had left a small canister of Fun-doh (the dollar store equivalent of Play-doh) from her last visit. I started working the Fun-doh to see if it might relieve the pain in my hand. It didn't. But, I decided to try to shape it into Kong's head. The initial shaping took about 10-15 minutes. I realized he had no teeth AFTER he had dried for several days. Then I found some Fimo (like Sculpey) laying around and decided to try to sculpt some big ol' gorilla teeth. Then I painted it and this is the result. BTW I'm NOT a sculptor (I've only modeled clay one other time.) But it was fun enough for me to want to work with it again sometime in the future.  Thanks for looking.  He's about 2 & a half inches high.
Mark

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/monsterkong.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on February 26, 2009, 06:40:52 PM
Man, you really nailed his likeness!! Great job!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on February 26, 2009, 06:55:24 PM
Mike and Primate those are great.  Sorry to hear of her illness though Mike.

The talent in this group never ceases to amaze me.

BK
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Post by: Scatter on February 26, 2009, 06:58:30 PM
My latest, a portrait of my friend Ian and his wife Julie. While I was painting this I found out she has pancreatic cancer. So any prayers on her behalf would be appreciated. This was done in oils, 12"x16".

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/IandJ2.jpg[/url])

Thanks,

Mike


Beautiful work Mike, and my prayers are already on their way my friend.
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Post by: Scatter on February 26, 2009, 07:01:21 PM
First of all, that's an awesome portrait Mike!

I've been having a little nerve problem in my right hand. So, I'm sitting at the computer and I notice my granddaughter had left a small canister of Fun-doh (the dollar store equivalent of Play-doh) from her last visit. I started working the Fun-doh to see if it might relieve the pain in my hand. It didn't. But, I decided to try to shape it into Kong's head. The initial shaping took about 10-15 minutes. I realized he had no teeth AFTER he had dried for several days. Then I found some Fimo (like Sculpey) laying around and decided to try to sculpt some big ol' gorilla teeth. Then I painted it and this is the result. BTW I'm NOT a sculptor (I've only modeled clay one other time.) But it was fun enough for me to want to work with it again sometime in the future.  Thanks for looking.
Mark

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/monsterkong.jpg[/url])


Ummmmmm..........you did this with knock-off Play-Doh,and have never sculpted before?? Please don't take this personally,but I think I hate you.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2009, 07:04:10 PM
Man, you really nailed his likeness!! Great job!

Mike

Thanks, especially coming from such a talented person as yourself.

My prayers also go out to your friends, Ian & Julie.
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Post by: Illoman on February 26, 2009, 07:05:52 PM
Thanks one and all for the kind words, but more importantly thanks for the prayers on their behalf. I've always maintained that this board is made up of some of the best people on the planet!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2009, 07:12:08 PM
Ummmmmm..........you did this with knock-off Play-Doh,and have never sculpted before?? Please don't take this personally,but I think I hate you.

Scatter, you kill me every time, LOL!  And, get this...  I DIDN'T EVEN USE A REFERENCE!!  KK's likeness is pretty much burned into my mind.  Actually, his jaw is lopsided, his brow's not thick enough, etc.  My daughter brought home a 5 lb. hunk of clay for me awhile back, so I guess I'm gonna attempt to try some more.
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Post by: Illoman on February 26, 2009, 07:17:49 PM
Scatter, you kill me every time, LOL!  And, get this...  I DIDN'T EVEN USE A REFERENCE!!  KK's likeness is pretty much burned into my mind.  Actually, his jaw is lopsided, his brow's not thick enough, etc.  My daughter brought home a 5 lb. hunk of clay for me awhile back, so I guess I'm gonna attempt to try some more.

I especially like the yellow on his teeth! He's not flossing with vines often enough!

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on February 26, 2009, 07:20:04 PM
Scatter, you kill me every time, LOL!  And, get this...  I DIDN'T EVEN USE A REFERENCE!!  KK's likeness is pretty much burned into my mind.  Actually, his jaw is lopsided, his brow's not thick enough, etc.  My daughter brought home a 5 lb. hunk of clay for me awhile back, so I guess I'm gonna attempt to try some more.

It's actually incredible.......I mean it. If you ever get busy with some Play-Doh and knock off another Kong, you got a customer.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2009, 11:08:05 PM
Seriously, thanks from the bottom of my simian heart...
 ... and I'll keep you posted, Scatter!
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 27, 2009, 09:19:43 AM
New SCARY MONSTERS cover.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3395/3313322049_a36ec14753.jpg)

You can see a larger version on my blog (click on the pic as posted to enlarge):
http://www.terrybeatty.blogspot.com/ (http://www.terrybeatty.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: michblk on February 27, 2009, 09:41:20 AM
Wow Terry, that cover is an awesome tribute!

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 27, 2009, 09:48:15 AM
Nice work, sorry to hear of her illness though, she will be in our prayers
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 27, 2009, 09:50:46 AM
Here is a painting i just finished yesterday(http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.59173913.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on February 27, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
Artman, I *really* like your style!! Your choice of colors fits the mood of the piece quite well. Another great job!!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 27, 2009, 02:07:21 PM
Terry, as usual, another awesome cover!  It just amazes me.  And Artman, I, too, dig your style.  That's a great Bela!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 01, 2009, 11:36:32 AM
I think I had a migraine when I dreamt this one up...
Pencil sketch and finished charcoal. 20 x 26"
Title: Cul-de-sac

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4333/culsketch4uma.jpg)        (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1756/culdesac4uma.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 01, 2009, 04:38:20 PM
I think I had a migraine when I dreamt this one up...
Pencil sketch and finished charcoal. 20 x 26"
Title: Cul-de-sac

([url]http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4333/culsketch4uma.jpg[/url])        ([url]http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/1756/culdesac4uma.jpg[/url])



Really nice!! man, I like your style! It looks so airbrushed, which I realize you can do with charcoal, but damn, that's a nice looking piece!!

Great job!

Mike
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Post by: ChrisW on March 01, 2009, 07:41:43 PM
Terry - nice tribute cover. I think the only additonal things i would have incorporated into the montage would be the pixie from "One Glorious Day" and the cover from Amazing Stories that he always said jumped off the newsstand and said "Take me home, little boy, you are going to love me"...
DLH - another outstanding piece.
Artman - nice. The differences in the eyes, the slightly raised eyebrow, give the piece an arresting quality.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 02, 2009, 11:31:24 AM
Whenever I have "drawer's block", I doodle clowns or monsters. Sometimes it becomes a mash-up between the two. This one started out being influenced by one of those toothy Malaysian masks.
Rough pencil sketch and finished piece. The original sketch is tiny compared to the finished work, BTW.
Title: Marbles
I'm bad about changing the titles on these things, but I usually try to keep it simple.

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5003/4umadragonclown1.jpg)  (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9988/4umamarbles.jpg)

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Post by: monsterphile on March 02, 2009, 12:14:51 PM
You guys are so extremely talented.  Terry, I think you just gave us a preview of a Rondo nominee from next years awards.

Rob
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Post by: Scary Terry on March 02, 2009, 12:49:13 PM
DLH -- you work is knockin' me out!  Love what you can do with the charcoal -- I only ever made a mess with the stuff.  I especially like this most recent piece -- reminds me a bit of Kim Deitch in the subject matter -- scary demon/clown creature.  I love it -- and it gives me the willies!  Have the Juxtapoz magazine people seen your work...?  Seems it'd be right up their alley.

Thanks to all for the kind words on my FJA tribute cover.  I did consider those other elements, Chris -- but the composition was getting crowded as is....


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Post by: dlhenderson on March 02, 2009, 01:10:49 PM
Thanks for the comments, Terry.
I enjoy your work as well, and envy your position as cover artist for Scary Monsters. That must be a fun gig.

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Post by: dlhenderson on March 02, 2009, 02:34:45 PM
More in the monster / clown mash-up vein.
Sometimes you can never have enough teeth...

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1585/4umazobo.jpg)  (http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/968/4umaallure.jpg)

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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 02, 2009, 03:05:26 PM
WOW, All i have to say is great work to all you guys
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Post by: Gareee on March 02, 2009, 06:26:22 PM
LOVE that second one!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 02, 2009, 07:40:34 PM
Sometimes I like to draw girls.
Title: Maidenhead
Also, another example of a very rough first sketch. Originally I had considered horns, a halo, or both.


(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9357/4umamaidsketch.jpg)    (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9963/4umamaidenhead.jpg)

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Post by: Scatter on March 03, 2009, 12:57:32 AM
I'm rather partial to girls myself.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 03, 2009, 11:23:30 AM
In that case, Scatter, this might be the girl for you... ;D

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9639/4umaecho1.jpg)
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 03, 2009, 11:30:09 AM
Here's another one with an early preliminary sketch. I'd been kicking the general idea around for quite some time. It finally evolved into this drawing.
Title: Cartesian Theater

(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/8484/4umawindowsk.jpg)    (http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/465/4umawindow2.jpg)

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Post by: Gareee on March 03, 2009, 01:20:46 PM
Interesting concept.. first thing that sprang to mind, is the old addage, "The eyes are the windows to the soul.".. maybe a rewokring of that concept, with soul imagery in the windows?

You should make these available in a larger format, or as prints at Zazzle or Cafe Press.. you already have a robust body of work!

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Post by: Illoman on March 03, 2009, 01:36:56 PM
Here's my latest: Glenn Strange as the Monster. It's only the second time I've painted Glenn.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Glenn.jpg)

Mike
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Post by: Gareee on March 03, 2009, 01:39:45 PM
NICE!
/me wants to sing the "I'm Blue!" song now!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 03, 2009, 04:09:38 PM
Good stuff, Illoman!
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Post by: michblk on March 03, 2009, 05:26:42 PM
Love it Mike!

BK
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Post by: Scary Terry on March 03, 2009, 05:33:36 PM
Strange Franky rocks!  Love the high contrast lighting.
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Post by: Illoman on March 03, 2009, 06:07:17 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments on the Glenster. He was a lot of fun to paint.

Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on March 03, 2009, 06:09:57 PM
He was a lot of fun to paint.

It shows! Great stuff Illoman !!! - I wish I had any Strange stills to do one myself....

Rainer E.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on March 03, 2009, 06:13:57 PM
([url]http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1585/4umazobo.jpg[/url])  ([url]http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/968/4umaallure.jpg[/url])


Truly FANGtastic! The other ones posted are sensational as well - your charcoral technique is really amazing!

Rainer E.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 04, 2009, 11:49:21 AM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6764/4umahaint.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: ChrisW on March 04, 2009, 12:53:29 PM
Some great posts here. DL, your work is inspiring - incredibly imaginative!
Mike, very nice painting of the Strange Monster.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 05, 2009, 12:01:06 PM
(http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/351/4umaarctic2.jpg)
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Post by: Gareee on March 05, 2009, 12:23:00 PM
Damned! busted pic link!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: dlhenderson on March 07, 2009, 08:46:44 AM
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6286/4umathumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gareee on March 07, 2009, 08:48:57 AM
Is that the same as the previous post that was broken?
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Post by: Scatter on March 07, 2009, 10:41:09 AM
In that case, Scatter, this might be the girl for you... ;D

([url]http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/9639/4umaecho1.jpg[/url])



I said I'm partial TO girls.........not that I like partial girls. ;)
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Post by: Gareee on March 07, 2009, 01:26:25 PM
"she's a real air head!"
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Post by: ChrisW on March 07, 2009, 02:02:05 PM
"she's a real air head!"

She also thinks she's hole-ier than thou!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 07, 2009, 06:10:19 PM
I think Forry's spirit was coming through in some of those astute comments!
Verbally well played, Gentlemen.

Gareee, is that first "busted link" still looking "busted"? It shows fine on my unit (and, no, this is a different pic). I can repost if need be. I did notice that the upload to Image Shack reversed the polarity on the thumbnail for some reason.
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Post by: Gareee on March 07, 2009, 06:17:05 PM
yeah, reply 439 is still busted, and even right clicking and selecting the link and pasting it in a nw browser just gives me a broken image icon.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: dlhenderson on March 07, 2009, 06:53:03 PM
I'll try posting that image again. It's still looking reversed when I load it on Photo Shack, even though this one's a totally different file. Odd. Here we go...
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4862/4umaarcticclownforce.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: dlhenderson on March 07, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
I'm trying another source for this one, just in case...

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1963/4umaaaarcticm.jpg)
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Post by: Gareee on March 07, 2009, 08:21:11 PM
That's working fine! And I like the "eskimo" look...
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: dlhenderson on March 07, 2009, 09:29:58 PM
Thanks, Gareee. I don't know what the heck was wrong with that file.
BTW, that piece was chosen for Spectrum 14. They actually gave it a full-page.
The judges musta been drinkin' somethin'...
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 08, 2009, 05:16:48 PM
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2583/4uma4eyes1.jpg)
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Post by: Gasport on March 08, 2009, 05:46:51 PM
Really exceptional and interesting work, DL ! Totally original spin you've got going on and not just on this piece, but EVERY one. This most recent piece makes me want to check my eyeglass prescription! I keep trying to focus and re-focus, yet the image is crystal clear. Really screws with your head. VERY enjoyable and inspiring...keep 'em coming!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 09, 2009, 10:46:03 AM
Thanks, Gasport. Most people who've seen that piece don't like looking at it (for the reasons you described). My eyes are askew anyway (strabismus amblyopia), so to me she just looks like a rather attractive girl!
Below is one of the more difficult pieces. Getting the subtle gradients juxtaposed with the graphic facial features was a daunting task. Thanks for enjoying...

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4088/4umaskull.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 09, 2009, 11:24:18 AM
Man, each piece you post just gets better and better!! Have you ever done one of the classic monsters in this style? The results could be stunning!

Thanks for posting these, and keep 'em coming!!

Mike
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Post by: ChrisW on March 09, 2009, 11:48:42 AM
Holy smokes, DL. Jaw-droppers!
Did you submit anything to Spectrum this year? And did your inclusion in previous years create any leads for you?
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Post by: Gareee on March 09, 2009, 11:55:53 AM
You did a creature, DL... have you done a Wolfman, Mummy or Frank? I'd love to see a Godzilla or Kong as well!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 09, 2009, 04:44:05 PM
I've drawn a million Frankenstein doodles over the decades, but I haven't quite gotten to the point of having a satisfactory idea.
I think I love the character so much that I find it difficult to put my own spin on it. For some reason the Gill Man was easier to mess with. I'll have to hunker down and give it some concerted effort. I did post a mummy of sorts, earlier on this thread.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 09, 2009, 10:29:58 PM
Not the Wolfman, but...

(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/9300/4umapurmonster.jpg)

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Post by: Scatter on March 09, 2009, 11:14:49 PM
Thanks, Gasport. Most people who've seen that piece don't like looking at it (for the reasons you described). My eyes are askew anyway (strabismus amblyopia), so to me she just looks like a rather attractive girl!
Below is one of the more difficult pieces. Getting the subtle gradients juxtaposed with the graphic facial features was a daunting task. Thanks for enjoying...

([url]http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4088/4umaskull.jpg[/url])


This one I love!! The girl with 2 mouths makes me nervous. Never get a word in.
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Post by: Gareee on March 10, 2009, 08:31:30 AM
That's close to a wolfman! ;) Man, you are prolific!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 10, 2009, 10:17:54 AM
Holy smokes, DL. Jaw-droppers!
Did you submit anything to Spectrum this year? And did your inclusion in previous years create any leads for you?

Chris, sorry for the delay in a response. This year I did submit a couple of pieces. I've been in four of the last five volumes. It's a very nice book. In answer to the second question: NO. I actually was a bit surprised that nothing, nada, zippo came of it. Oh, I did get a call from a guy trying to sell me a page in another annual! There have been a couple of periods when I made an effort to get some real illustration gigs. I got some nice "thanks but no thanks" letters. When Kim Mohan was editing Amazing (in its last manifestation) he was receptive to my work but was never able to use me. That was when I was working primarily in colored pencil. I did a piece for Nancy Collins; the 10th anniversary edition of Sunglasses After Dark. She hired ten artists, one for each chapter (when Bernie Wrightson had a conflict, she plugged me into the chapter he was going to do). I did a couple of LP covers years ago. Basically I've always been an outsider with this stuff. Ironically, I know a couple of illustrators who have had DOZENS of sci-fi book covers published, but have never been able to get into Spectrum. Go figure. I guess my stuff is weird enough to be noticed, but too weird to be used!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 10, 2009, 06:00:06 PM
OK, here's a werewolf...

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9084/4umawerewolf.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 10, 2009, 07:03:38 PM
Please tell me you had that one sitting around and didn't just "whip" it up? That is awesome! I love the wetness of the teeth!

Mike
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Post by: Gareee on March 10, 2009, 08:17:23 PM
Lookin goood! I love the asymetrical eye size!

Too bad you never do anything in widescreen desktop wallpaper size.
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Post by: Gasport on March 10, 2009, 08:38:35 PM
AWESOME JOB! I agree with Mike, Don't tell me you simply threw that together in such a short time span...NOT possible!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 11, 2009, 07:30:55 AM
OK, I'll fess up. That is an older piece, but it WAS a relative "quickie". When I started this series, my intention was to do monsters. The first sketches involved werewolves, a Chaney Phantom, and screaming women. The path took a turn toward less specific imagery, leaving more to the imagination and having a lot to do with composition. Here's one that WASN'T a "quickie".

Title: Chlorophelia

(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9705/4umachloro.jpg)

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Post by: Gasport on March 11, 2009, 11:40:45 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how you manage to get the eyes [especially in this piece] to light up so brightly in black and white! It looks almost as if it's been back-lit....so how about that Chaney Phantom??
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Post by: michblk on March 11, 2009, 12:04:06 PM
Hey Mike (Illoman), did you draw a Mickey Mantle cover for a comic?  I think I saw it at a toy show this weekend.

BK
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Post by: CreepyJeff on March 11, 2009, 01:11:32 PM
OK, I'll fess up. That is an older piece, but it WAS a relative "quickie". When I started this series, my intention was to do monsters. The first sketches involved werewolves, a Chaney Phantom, and screaming women. The path took a turn toward less specific imagery, leaving more to the imagination and having a lot to do with composition. Here's one that WASN'T a "quickie".

Title: Chlorophelia

([url]http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9705/4umachloro.jpg[/url])



Very cool indeed.  If you stare at this one and relax your eyes (just like you would do to see the hidden image in those 3-D posters that came out a few years back) the image moves in and out as though it's breathing. 
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 11, 2009, 01:16:07 PM
This was the first drawing in the "series". I'll see if I can at least rustle up that Chaney sketch...

Title: Pandora

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/872/4umapandora.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 11, 2009, 09:42:27 PM
Hey Mike (Illoman), did you draw a Mickey Mantle cover for a comic?  I think I saw it at a toy show this weekend.

BK

Awesome!! Yeah, it was done for a company called Personality Comics. That particular painting was done as a try out to get the job. They ended up using it without paying me, until I called them on it.

A friend of mine who ran a comic book shop here in Dayton gave three copies of it to a customer of his who went to Yankee's Dream Week the last year Mantle was there. He had Mantle sign a copy of it for me!!! The customer ended up buying the original art off me, and had it framed with *his* signed copy.

Thanks for thinking of me!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on March 12, 2009, 05:23:25 AM
Awesome!! Yeah, it was done for a company called Personality Comics. That particular painting was done as a try out to get the job. They ended up using it without paying me, until I called them on it.

A friend of mine who ran a comic book shop here in Dayton gave three copies of it to a customer of his who went to Yankee's Dream Week the last year Mantle was there. He had Mantle sign a copy of it for me!!! The customer ended up buying the original art off me, and had it framed with *his* signed copy.

Thanks for thinking of me!

Mike

Glad they finally paid you on it and how cool to get a signed copy.  Thanks for brining back some of my childhood memories of Hal and his Bookie Parlor.  Whenever we went to see my relatives down there, they had to take me to his store.   If I remember correctly, I think at one point he had moved to a bigger store?  I also have a pic somewhere of me standing next to his mural on the outside wall of the store with all of the superheroes.

BK
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 12, 2009, 06:31:38 AM
Better lay off the 'shrooms, CreepyJeff (or share 'em!).  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 12, 2009, 06:48:40 AM
This is a portrait I did of a coworker.

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9231/4umaseesaw.jpg)

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Post by: Illoman on March 12, 2009, 08:42:35 AM
Thanks for bringing back some of my childhood memories of Hal and his Bookie Parlor.  Whenever we went to see my relatives down there, they had to take me to his store.   If I remember correctly, I think at one point he had moved to a bigger store?  I also have a pic somewhere of me standing next to his mural on the outside wall of the store with all of the superheroes.

BK

He did indeed. He started out on Wayne Avenue, moved to a bigger location on Wayne, opened a second store in Centerville, then moved the original store to Wilmington Avenue, closed the south store, then finally moved to Shroyer. He and his wife Sue ran that until he passed away in 1999. She kept it open for two years, and sadly sold it. I still see her quite a bit, and have remained good friends with her.

Glad someone remembers Hal: he was a very good friend and a unique individual! If you find that photo I'd love to see it!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on March 12, 2009, 12:08:17 PM
Glad someone remembers Hal: he was a very good friend and a unique individual! If you find that photo I'd love to see it!

Mike

Yes, I can't wait to share my childhood geekyness... lol   I might still have one of his business cards somewhere too.  Did you draw that?  Hal was a really good guy and was glad I was able to meet him!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on March 12, 2009, 01:18:20 PM
Yes, I can't wait to share my childhood geekyness... lol   I might still have one of his business cards somewhere too.  Did you draw that?  Hal was a really good guy and was glad I was able to meet him!

BK

Yes, I designed his business card. Funny thing about those: when he took the original art to the printers, they misunderstood what he wanted, and printed the cards the original size as the art! He had these *huge* business cards, and he appreciated the novelty of them so he didn't get smaller ones made until much later. I designed a baseball card for him as well as posters, ads, etc...

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 13, 2009, 09:58:46 AM
I'd like to thank y'all for your kind remarks over the past couple of weeks. I tend to work in a vacuum, or the proverbial dimly lit dungeon. My drawings rarely see the light of day and it's been encouraging to get the good vibes from my fellow army buds.
Here's one more and then I'll shut up.
This is the rare case where I was actually commissioned to create a piece for publication; the vampire novel Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy Collins. This was for the last chapter, called Psychotic Breakdown. Some have said that it reminds them of "Two-Face", but that was not my intent.
Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's day to any fellow Irishpersons out there in Monsterdom...

(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1769/4umapolarizeddarker.jpg)
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Post by: Gareee on March 13, 2009, 10:03:06 AM
Don't shut up! I need my daily fix now!
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Post by: Illoman on March 13, 2009, 11:06:30 AM

Here's one more and then I'll shut up.


I, for one, do not want you to "shut up"!!! Keep posting. I'm really enjoying seeing all your awesome work!!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 13, 2009, 08:26:17 PM
Well, since you put it THAT way...
Here's a ... Caveman.

(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/592/4umacaveman.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 13, 2009, 08:45:07 PM
Sweet!! Great art *and* a pun!!! Who could ask for more?? ;D

Mike
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Post by: Gareee on March 13, 2009, 11:11:18 PM
I'll paraphrase that, "Have a Cave, Man!"
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Post by: MonsterArt on March 14, 2009, 09:25:54 PM
Just finished putting this together. How many classic monster characters can you identify?

I've removed the red "sample," so everyone can see it better...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/MonsterPartyPoster.jpg)



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Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 04:31:10 PM
Quite an inclusive rally there, Frank!
I like the little Blob meteorite in the corner... and the Brain from Planet Arous hovering.
Not to mention The Fiend w/out a Face. Those don't often make it to the party.
Great work.
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Post by: Gareee on March 15, 2009, 05:21:21 PM
VERY cool! That'd make great desktop wallpaper!

There are only one that I can't name...the egyptian chick (Maybe cat people?), and I totally missed the blob meteor!
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 08:33:41 PM
She looks like Claudette Colbert in Cleopatra (!?).
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Post by: Gareee on March 15, 2009, 08:50:22 PM
you'd think she'd be next to the mummy
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 09:19:29 PM
Yea, it looks like The Mole Man is horning in, and maybe getting ready to cop a feel. Frank and Robot Monster are taking note of the romantic mash up...
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on March 16, 2009, 05:12:16 AM
Cool piece Frank! Is it available at WF?

There are only one that I can't name...the egyptian chick (Maybe cat people?)...

Hey guys, that's Zita Johann from the original "The Mummy" flick!

Rainer E.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 16, 2009, 07:13:02 AM
Yea, I realized that immediately after posting my Claudette quip.
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Post by: MonsterArt on March 16, 2009, 09:52:53 AM
Quote
Cool piece Frank! Is it available at WF?

Yes, Rainer, I'll be bringing whatever I have left to Wonderfest. I only had 100 of them made up, so when they're gone, they're gone.

Hey dlhenderson, that's great stuff you've been posting! So original, and they just leap off the screen.

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Post by: dlhenderson on March 16, 2009, 10:25:25 AM
Thanks, Frank (from one drawer to another).
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Post by: Inkfink on March 17, 2009, 08:55:44 AM
Sharin' these for laughs before they're jettisoned off on Ebay...
<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf1.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf2.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf3.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf4.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf5.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf6.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf7.jpg)<br>
(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/mgolf8.jpg)<br>
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Post by: Illoman on March 17, 2009, 09:06:06 AM
John those are *wonderful*!!! I hope they do quite well for you on eBay. Thanks for posting those.

Mike
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Post by: Gareee on March 17, 2009, 09:57:15 AM
They really almost belong together as a set.
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Post by: Inkfink on March 18, 2009, 07:29:39 AM
Exactly right. Here's the story in a nutshell (I wish I knew how to insert a link from the Monsters for Sale section... sorry for the cross post):

I ran across some preliminary trading card artwork I did that might be of interest to Universal Monster fans. Several years ago Bob Esposito at Good Stuff cards approached me to work up some artwork of monsters with a golf theme. I vaguely recall he hit hard times and couldn't get the project off the ground. Now it looks like Good Stuff cards is no more and now I've hit some hard times so, the artwork has to go! You can check it out at:

[url]http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/inkfink[/url] ([url]http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/inkfink[/url])

[You can see the background artwork that went with these there too.]

Thanks for looking!

John
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Post by: ChrisW on March 25, 2009, 11:55:35 AM
Nice concepts John - too bad the project didn't fly. I like the obvious-but-not-so-obvious links (pun intended) - Mummy in the sand trap, Creature in the water hazard...
DL - man, your work just amazes me. How large are your originals? are you using charcoal pencils or sticks? How do you blend - stylus, cloth, finger? Do you enlarge your sketch mechanically or eyeball it in at the larger proportions?
Inquiring minds wanna know!
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Post by: Gareee on March 25, 2009, 12:00:59 PM
Week... without... a..... DLHenderson.... post....... Gasp!...... Must.... hang... on..........
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Post by: hammett1 on March 25, 2009, 03:19:25 PM
Fantastic art.  Fun to see the Monsters hit the links.
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 25, 2009, 09:17:00 PM
Gareee, I have tears in my eyes from your last post; from laughing.
And I needed that!

Chris, the originals are 20 x 26". I use Conte charcoal sticks and occasionally compressed charcoal. Sometimes a touch of dry white pastel. The most detailed areas are done with charcoal pencil. Virtually the entire surface is blended with my finger(s). Nothing else seems to work as well. Some of the fine areas (like eyelashes or hair) are not smudged. As far as getting these images onto the substrate, sometimes I eyeball it; sometimes I use an opaque projector. The projector is particularly usefull for images that require a high level of symmetry. It should be noted that even with the projector, the guide lines I make are very minimal and quickly done. 99.99 percent of the work you see is all eyeballs, flesh and charcoal.

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4507/4umaocto.jpg)

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Post by: Gareee on March 25, 2009, 10:29:32 PM
WHEW! Made it!






GASP! ;)
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 28, 2009, 09:15:10 AM
Wisp

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3360/4umawiggly.jpg)
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Post by: Gareee on March 28, 2009, 01:36:47 PM
I'd call that sound wave, myself! LOL!

Its about how I look when Rap "music" is playing......
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 28, 2009, 04:55:35 PM
Yea, like the mega bass from somebody's car. That must be what started the forest fire...
"Sine Wave" could work as a title too.
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Post by: Gareee on March 28, 2009, 06:56:11 PM
I like Sine wave, personally!
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 01, 2009, 05:28:38 PM
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7834/4umamigraineman.jpg)
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 03, 2009, 09:40:54 AM
Yeti
That last one was Migraine Man.

If anyone's interested, some of my stuff will be published in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual (in August I think).
Cheers.
DL

(http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7764/4umasnow.jpg)

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Post by: Gareee on April 03, 2009, 10:39:18 AM
Love the yeti!
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Post by: Inkfink on April 03, 2009, 10:44:35 AM
The Yeti could replace my alarm clock!
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Post by: Illoman on April 13, 2009, 02:59:31 PM
Here's my latest. He's actually darker than this pic shows, and I'm disappointed you can't really see the brushwork, but it's the best I can do with a digital camera:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela2-1.jpg)

Thanks,

Mike
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Post by: hammett1 on April 13, 2009, 05:41:37 PM
Simply beautiful.  Would love to see the original. Very fine work.  Thank you for sharing.  Peace.
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Post by: Illoman on April 13, 2009, 06:25:45 PM
Thanks, Hammett1! I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on April 13, 2009, 06:45:22 PM
You took your first try on that motive a big step further - I love it!

Rainer E.
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Post by: Illoman on April 13, 2009, 07:06:37 PM
Thanks, Rainer. Yeah, that first one was more of a quickly painted study of the photo. Just feeling out the picture as it were. This one took a whole lot more time and effort.

Mike
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Post by: Inkfink on April 13, 2009, 07:56:04 PM
Now that is magazine cover material!
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Post by: Gasport on April 13, 2009, 09:12:03 PM
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Mike!  Love those crystal clear blue eyes highlighted by the band of light... JUST BEAUTIFUL.  Congrats,
                                              Mike G
                                       
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Post by: Illoman on April 14, 2009, 10:21:56 AM
Thanks, guys, I really appreciate it. I wanted to do a definitive (for me) Bela. I think I came close.

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 14, 2009, 01:58:37 PM
Well done, Mike!
It's easy to screw up the classics, but you nailed it.
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Post by: Gareee on April 14, 2009, 02:37:35 PM
Well done, Mike!
It's easy to screw up the classics, but you nailed it.

Someone should send this to all the idiots trying to "reimagine" old films and tv shows.
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Post by: hammett1 on April 14, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Someone should send this to all the idiots trying to "reimagine" old films and tv shows.

It is truly sad to see so many re-makes of classic old films and television shows that are just POORLY DONE.  The films that truly pay homage to their inspiration are few and far between.  Mike, you have caught what, for me, makes Lugosi's Dracula the best:  HIS EYES.  Once again, my congratulations on this fine painting.  Peace.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 15, 2009, 11:05:21 AM
Awesome, as always, Mike!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2009, 01:01:45 PM
Here's one I did a while back. I'm currently working on a similar portrait as we speak.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/VP727A.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on April 20, 2009, 01:41:27 PM
Wow!! I really like the side lighting. Great job!!

Mike
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Post by: hammett1 on April 20, 2009, 02:06:29 PM
Very nice Vincent Price.  Excellent lighting effect. Peace.
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Post by: Inkfink on April 20, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
Now something from the wacky side... a commission piece:

(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/files/jd/img/dracdog.jpg)

I've done similar pet portraits for this client. If you need a painting of your pet lizard as Godzilla or Fluffy as a zombie, let me know.;b
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2009, 03:33:00 PM
Here's another variation on my Vincent Price portrait . I've done a few different sizes and color schemes. Some I've really glopped the varnish on . . . people seem to really like the effect.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/IMG_0353.jpg)
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Post by: hammett1 on April 20, 2009, 03:52:47 PM
Hey John, Love the DRACDOG.  They say that pets do tend to look like their human adopters.  I wonder.........

David
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Post by: Illoman on April 20, 2009, 03:59:32 PM
John, that's awesome! What a great idea! Is that rendered in acrylics? What size is it?

Gillman, the Vinnie looks terror-iffic!!

Mike

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Post by: Inkfink on April 20, 2009, 08:26:38 PM
Here's another variation on my Vincent Price portrait . I've done a few different sizes and color schemes. Some I've really glopped the varnish on . . . people seem to really like the effect.

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/IMG_0353.jpg[/url])



Yes, the varnish adds some sort of abstract energy to the painting and gives it a random wear and aged look. Cool!
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Post by: Inkfink on April 20, 2009, 08:33:42 PM
John, that's awesome! What a great idea! Is that rendered in acrylics? What size is it?

Gillman, the Vinnie looks terror-iffic!!

Mike



Thanks for diggin' the Dracdog! To answer your questions, you were right about acrylics and it was on a 16" x 20" canvas.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2009, 09:17:09 PM
I got inspired to finish this today . . . it still needs a couple coats of varnish. This one has VP in a gothic-y collar.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/IMG_0420.jpg)
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Post by: michblk on April 21, 2009, 05:26:57 AM
Gillman, nice Vinny! 

John, love the Dogula!
BK
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Post by: Illoman on April 22, 2009, 01:14:44 PM
Hope this isn't considered bad form, and if so, please remove this post. I just wanted to let folks know I put my Bela portrait up for sale in the classifieds today.

Thanks,
Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela3.jpg)
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Post by: hammett1 on April 22, 2009, 02:55:33 PM
Greetings Mike,

Love the BELA painting it is fantastic.  TIME PAYMENTS accepted?? :)  David
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on May 05, 2009, 05:21:18 PM
Don't you just love the different interpretations from the same source material(http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.59173913.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on May 05, 2009, 09:30:01 PM
Awesome, Artman!!! *Love* those colors!!!

Mike
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on May 06, 2009, 12:06:50 PM
Thank you, I have not not had a lot of time to do as much painting the last month or so as work has been very busy, i may be the only one left working in detroit, lol
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Post by: ChrisW on May 08, 2009, 09:40:14 PM
I haven't posted in awhile, but I intend to make amends!
This is an extreme closeup of a painting I recently did. The area shown is only about 1 inch wide. While inspecting a high res scanit I was struck by how loose and impressionistic it seemed. This is now the wallpaper on my computer at work.
Hope you like it!

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/FrankEyes.jpg)
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Post by: Inkfink on May 09, 2009, 07:44:36 AM
Very COOL!
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Post by: Illoman on May 09, 2009, 08:29:59 AM
Nice! Now let's see the rest!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on May 09, 2009, 08:38:15 AM
Looks great, from what "little" I can see!  ;D

Scale is an interesting issue. There are things I can do on the small scale of my fingers that is "different" from the larger scale of the arm. The fulcrum ratio or something. So I do most of my initial sketches very small. The drawings end up fairly large (20 x 26"), but those first doodlings are maybe 4 x 5 or 6".
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Post by: hammett1 on May 09, 2009, 12:23:07 PM
Very nice Chris.  I agree with Mike, let's see the rest.  David
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Post by: ChrisW on May 09, 2009, 12:49:58 PM
Thanks guys. Here's his face.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/FrankFace.jpg)

I've been rooting through some of my old (very old - sheesh!) stuff, from roughs and sketches to pretty complete images, and it's kind of neat to see some decent work. I'll either scan or shoot some and start posting.

DLH - I agree, the scale at which I work has quite a bearing on the outcome. Sometimes there's a feel or effect that I had in a small sketch or rough that I would have a hard time recapturing in the final larger piece.

Also, we were in Gettysburg last week-end and we had a chance to visit the Mort Kunstler gallery downtown. He was one of Aurora's go-to guys in the 60s, and did many of the car and figure kit covers. I believe the only monster one he did was the Forgotten Prisoner - but that piece was no slouch! Anyway, the gallery featured Civil War work from throughout his career, up to and including a beautiful painting he did of Stonewall Jackson that was introduced just this April. Mort Kunstler is SEVENTY-EIGHT, and still producing outstanding work. And as an artist I find that so encouraging, so uplifting. Its obvious he has a passion for his work, be it subject matter or just the sheer act of creating art.  And that passion is keeping him vital and productive. I pray that God blesses me in my later years the way he has Mr. Kunstler!
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Post by: hammett1 on May 09, 2009, 12:53:43 PM
Thank you kindly for posting the full art Chris.  Very nice and I can't wait to see more of your work.  Peace, David
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Post by: ChrisW on May 09, 2009, 03:32:35 PM
Here's the full figure. This is the first version of this particular image.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/FrankFull.jpg)
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Post by: Jim Bertges on May 09, 2009, 03:56:26 PM
Chris, could this perhaps be the proposed box art for a certian up coming model kit?
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Post by: hammett1 on May 09, 2009, 04:17:09 PM
Excellent painting Chris.  Thank you for the full figure presentation.  David
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 09, 2009, 06:00:42 PM
I quit!

Incredibly cool.
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Post by: Illoman on May 09, 2009, 09:36:30 PM
Very, very nice work, Chris!! What size if the original? I assume it's acrylics? I really like the lighting on this piece. Thanks for posting it.

Mike
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on May 10, 2009, 08:54:02 AM
Chris, Frankie never looked better! Looking forward the box and the kit!
Rainer E.
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Post by: ChrisW on May 10, 2009, 04:50:40 PM
Thanks guys. Size is 13" x 21". Jim,  final decision hasn't been made yet.
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Post by: coughcool on May 10, 2009, 10:52:31 PM
I agree awesome painting.
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on May 11, 2009, 01:37:22 AM
I was busy recently and now I can show off some stuff:

Just finished a few days ago: A relaunch of the old BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE Pulp magazine's character "the Black Bat" for a German Publisher.
He was around even before Batman and was one of Bob Kane's inspirations among others. I used an Batman modelkit by sculptor Alterton  as a reference for lightning & posing.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/black_bat_02_web.jpg)

This scene was done for KreatureKid Adam Doherthy, it's based on his CWAU Modelkit he did for XO-Facto....

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Creature_walks_web.jpg)

This is the movie poster for German Schockmeister Joerg Buttgereit's new flick CAPTAIN BERLIN versus HITLER.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Captain_Berlin_2009.jpg)

A stageplay, filmed with multiple cameras and garnished with cheesy SPFX it looks sometimes like an Al Adamson movie, but its much funnier! A kind of  spoof like "They saved Hilters Brain"...here is the english Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVd2qV2Csis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVd2qV2Csis)

Hope you'll like them....

I'm also part now of the Blogsphere: http://engelsuniverse.blogspot.com/
You're invited to follow me and your comments are appreciated!

Rainer E.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on May 11, 2009, 07:01:18 AM
thats a really nice piece of work, nice color and lighting, very impressive
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Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 05:22:28 PM
Here's the full figure. This is the first version of this particular image.
([url]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/FrankFull.jpg[/url])


DAMMIT CHRIS!! You owe me $225.97. I just drooled all over my keyboard and ruined it. What an awesome piece of art!!
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Post by: michblk on May 11, 2009, 05:28:22 PM
Awesome work to both Chris and Nightmare! 

BK
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Post by: Illoman on May 11, 2009, 06:52:02 PM
Wonderful, wonderful work Nightmares!!! Really great stuff in different styles.

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 11, 2009, 08:00:35 PM
Great job, Chris!  The light/shadow effect is particularly nice, as are the details of the wooden barrel and door and the textures of the stone wall.

I see you've had to use the official Universal color guide -- hence the green jacket and brown pants.  Those folks are just plain silly on that count -- but you've made it work by keeping the color subtle.  Bravo!
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Post by: ChrisW on May 12, 2009, 06:52:40 AM
Thanks again for the comments. Terry, yea, the color guide was a big consideration.
Rainer - GREAT stuff. The Captain Berlin cover/poster is a knock out (pun intended)! Its wonderful how it is so reminiscent of golden age comics.
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Post by: ChrisW on May 23, 2009, 10:52:08 AM
I threatened to open up the vault (ugh!) and dredge up some old art. Here's the first examples. I was approached to do art for a movie convention in Baltimore back in 1984. I did these, but don't know if they were ever used, or if there even WAs a Fanex convention in Baltimore in '84! I do know I was never paid, but luckily was smart enough to keep the originals, giving the promoter photostats of the art. The art was ink and black grease pencil on coquille board. I always liked the shading and texture you could get from that combination...
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/Fanex_Art.jpg)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/Fanex_Type.jpg)
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Post by: ChrisW on May 23, 2009, 10:59:12 AM
Ok, here's one more. I worked on Don Dohler's movie, Night Beast, back in 1978 or '79. I should say I worked on the first interation which ran out of time and money. all that remained of my 6 months involvement was some footage of me being blasted by a laser beam. Anyway, I did all kinds of things, including sample posters. This was a rough done in pastels on mat board. I always liked it and kept it with me all these years...

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/NightBeast_1.jpg)
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Post by: ChrisW on May 23, 2009, 11:03:33 AM
I promise this is the last one!
This was done back in 1975 or 76, and was (I think) the first airbrush art I ever did. I had read a paperback book "Creatures From the Inner Sphere" and as a school project made this piece to go on top of a POP display.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/Creatures_Inner_1.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on May 23, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
I threatened to open up the vault (ugh!) and dredge up some old art. Here's the first examples. I was approached to do art for a movie convention in Baltimore back in 1984. I did these, but don't know if they were ever used, or if there even WAs a Fanex convention in Baltimore in '84! I do know I was never paid, but luckily was smart enough to keep the originals, giving the promoter photostats of the art. The art was ink and black grease pencil on coquille board. I always liked the shading and texture you could get from that combination...
([url]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/Fanex_Art.jpg[/url])



I really like this! It has that Mort Drucker/Jack Davis feel to it. Great work!

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on May 23, 2009, 12:52:46 PM
I promise this is the last one!
 .
 

THAT sort of mutiny can get you dishonorably discharged from this man's Army soldier. YOU are assigned by the General to dazzle us with your artwork and thereby elevate morale.

You WILL perform your duties soldier.

Now. POST. MORE. (please?? pretty please??)

As you were.
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Post by: mike c on May 23, 2009, 01:12:36 PM
Hear! Hear! I'm with Scatter on this one... whaddya mean 'I promise this is the last one'? Dem's fightin' woids.

Keep it all coming. I wish I had more to share myself; haven't been at the art desk in a while. Shame on me.


Mike C.
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 23, 2009, 02:06:26 PM
I hope it's OK to mention in this thread that I've put a whole bunch of my Scary Monsters cover paintings up for sale in the classifieds.  Trying to raise some bucks for a down payment on a house so our little Kirby can have some room to grow.  We've outgrown our current apartment. Please have a look.
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=4504.msg69355#msg69355 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=4504.msg69355#msg69355)

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Post by: Inkfink on May 23, 2009, 03:54:19 PM
THAT sort of mutiny can get you dishonorably discharged from this man's Army soldier. YOU are assigned by the General to dazzle us with your artwork and thereby elevate morale.

You WILL perform your duties soldier.

Now. POST. MORE. (please?? pretty please??)

As you were.


I agree! Post some more!
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Post by: hammett1 on May 23, 2009, 05:58:13 PM
Awesome work Nightmare.  I really like the painting for the pulp character "The Black Bat".  Great work.  David

I was busy recently and now I can show off some stuff:

Just finished a few days ago: A relaunch of the old BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE Pulp magazine's character "the Black Bat" for a German Publisher.
He was around even before Batman and was one of Bob Kane's inspirations among others. I used an Batman modelkit by sculptor Alterton  as a reference for lightning & posing.

([url]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/black_bat_02_web.jpg[/url])

This scene was done for KreatureKid Adam Doherthy, it's based on his CWAU Modelkit he did for XO-Facto....

([url]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Creature_walks_web.jpg[/url])

This is the movie poster for German Schockmeister Joerg Buttgereit's new flick CAPTAIN BERLIN versus HITLER.

([url]http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/Captain_Berlin_2009.jpg[/url])

A stageplay, filmed with multiple cameras and garnished with cheesy SPFX it looks sometimes like an Al Adamson movie, but its much funnier! A kind of  spoof like "They saved Hilters Brain"...here is the english Trailer:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVd2qV2Csis[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVd2qV2Csis[/url])

Hope you'll like them....

I'm also part now of the Blogsphere: [url]http://engelsuniverse.blogspot.com/[/url]
You're invited to follow me and your comments are appreciated!

Rainer E.
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Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on May 24, 2009, 09:54:45 PM
By all means Chris,lets see MORE.
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Post by: Monsterfink on June 07, 2009, 01:55:55 PM
Hope it's okay to post these here...

My Great Garloo
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/Siq4Xlaoq9I/AAAAAAAAAAk/yqrLA9CUDhM/s1600-h/garloo+neo+shadow.jpg)

My (much more saurian) King Zor
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/SisyswH9biI/AAAAAAAAAAs/KGlwcT_6Z8o/s1600-h/King+Zor+shadow.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/SisyswH9biI/AAAAAAAAAAs/KGlwcT_6Z8o/s1600-h/King+Zor+shadow.jpg)
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Post by: Monsterfink on June 07, 2009, 02:03:10 PM
wait that didn't work, do it this way till I can figure out how to embed a pic

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/Siq4Xlaoq9I/AAAAAAAAAAk/yqrLA9CUDhM/s1600-h/garloo+neo+shadow.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/Siq4Xlaoq9I/AAAAAAAAAAk/yqrLA9CUDhM/s1600-h/garloo+neo+shadow.jpg)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/SisyswH9biI/AAAAAAAAAAs/KGlwcT_6Z8o/s1600-h/King+Zor+shadow.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9-UbpRA43g/SisyswH9biI/AAAAAAAAAAs/KGlwcT_6Z8o/s1600-h/King+Zor+shadow.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 19, 2009, 02:49:38 PM
My 18 year old daughter, Caitlin, just sketched this out in about 2 and a half minutes!  It's an idea for a tattoo.  It's black prismacolor pencil on 12" x 9"  textured drawing paper.  I just had to show it off!  Hope you enjoy it.

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/bride.jpg)
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Post by: The Creeper on June 19, 2009, 02:58:20 PM
My 18 year old daughter, Caitlin, just sketched this out in about 2 and a half minutes!  It's an idea for a tattoo.  It's black prismacolor pencil on 12" x 9"  textured drawing paper.  I just had to show it off!  Hope you enjoy it.

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/bride.jpg[/url])
Wow!  Your daughter has talent!  That is a pretty cool drawing!
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Post by: Illoman on June 19, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
Two and a half minutes?!? That's insane!!! It's a great little sketch and would make an awesome tattoo.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on June 20, 2009, 01:51:21 PM
You got some talented spawn there Monkey Boy!! That's terrific!!
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 06, 2009, 02:08:16 PM
Here's my revised web site, if anyone's interested.
Cheers.

http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall (http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall)
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Post by: Illoman on July 06, 2009, 03:15:31 PM
Here's my revised web site, if anyone's interested.
Cheers.

[url]http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall[/url] ([url]http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall[/url])


Whaddya mean *if*???? Thanks for sending this link. I am blown away by your artwork, and very much enjoy viewing it!!
Keep 'em coming!!

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 06, 2009, 06:34:54 PM
Thanks a bunch, Mike!
Of course I've posted a number of the images from the gallery page here, but I think there were a few as yet unseen on the UMA.
Dan
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Post by: Scatter on July 12, 2009, 09:22:18 PM
Here's my revised web site, if anyone's interested.
Cheers.

[url]http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall[/url] ([url]http://www.mindspring.com/~hendall[/url])


Your work is simply amazing my friend.
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 13, 2009, 11:58:38 AM
Thanks, Scatter. A kudo or two don't hurt one bit.
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Post by: lappys22 on July 13, 2009, 01:27:29 PM
Now that's talent! :o
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Post by: Illoman on July 15, 2009, 07:30:11 PM
Here's my latest; the Creature from the Black Lagoon!! He's for sale in the classifieds if anyone's interested.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Creature-1.jpg)

Thanks!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on July 15, 2009, 08:00:16 PM
Ohhh man that's great!!! Wonderful job Mike.... love the contrast between the greens, yellows, blues and the orange..... niccce Mr. Color wheel....:) Love it!

Adam C.
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Post by: Illoman on July 15, 2009, 08:11:26 PM
Thanks, Adam, I appreciate it. I have always struggled with color use, especially green. When I was in college we had a lousy color theory teacher. He was a decent artist, just lousy when it came to the practical application of color use.

Mike
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Post by: michblk on July 15, 2009, 08:18:02 PM
Wow Mike, I love it.  Wish I had the bucks to buy it!

BK
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 16, 2009, 02:06:20 PM
Nice Creech, Mike! The complimentary colors really pop.
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Post by: Illoman on July 16, 2009, 02:24:42 PM
Thanks, guys. The actual background color is more red than the photo shows. Odd how digital photos tend to alter the exact colors. I've noticed that on several shots I've taken.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on July 16, 2009, 07:16:18 PM
 

Beauty Clark!! That's fantastic brother!!
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Post by: Illoman on July 16, 2009, 07:19:14 PM


Beauty Clark!! That's fantastic brother!!

Thanks, eh?
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Post by: ChrisW on July 20, 2009, 07:38:18 PM
Nice job Mike!
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Post by: Illoman on July 20, 2009, 09:30:30 PM
Thanks, Chris, I had fun painting him. Well, most of him... :P

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on August 14, 2009, 06:49:37 PM
Hey folks! Been swamped with a big Disney project the entire summer, so I haven't been around much.

Here is a commission I managed to squeeze in. Fun for Phibes Phans!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/LeePhibesFinal.jpg)

And another Price piece from a gallery show earlier this year...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/PricePoe.jpg)

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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2009, 06:58:15 PM
Wow, Frank! I really like the Poe/Price one. Nice ghostly image of Edgar in the background.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on August 18, 2009, 01:01:45 PM
Hey folks! Been swamped with a big Disney project the entire summer, so I haven't been around much.

Here is a commission I managed to squeeze in. Fun for Phibes Phans!

([url]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/LeePhibesFinal.jpg[/url])

And another Price piece from a gallery show earlier this year...

([url]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/PricePoe.jpg[/url])




As a lover of Vincent Price....and a very particular one at that....let me say you did him proud with those pieces. Wonderful !!
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Post by: October Mansion on August 24, 2009, 10:24:55 AM
Hi folks - I'm a new member and hope you all enjoy my paintings at www.octobermansion.etsy.com (http://www.octobermansion.etsy.com)
I haven't quite figured out how to post my images in this post.  Can anyone help?  Thanks!  Ron

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Post by: ARTMAN666 on September 26, 2009, 12:26:00 PM
Great work on the Vincent Price, always loved your style.
Ok so here is a new painting, i have a few more to post(http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.92649609.jpg) hope you all enjoy them.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on September 26, 2009, 02:41:47 PM
Again, sickeningly (as in, I'm jealous) awesome!
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Post by: lappys22 on September 26, 2009, 03:08:45 PM
What talent!
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Post by: artistguy on September 26, 2009, 03:49:36 PM
Frank.......awesome as always....I love them both!!!

Artman666...... Franky is off the chain I expect nothing less than awesome from you...:)

The talent here is always top notch!!!!!
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Post by: MonsterArt on September 30, 2009, 10:18:25 AM
Here's recent commission...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/HammerTribute.jpg)

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Post by: michblk on September 30, 2009, 11:33:43 AM
Well Done Frank!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on September 30, 2009, 01:53:09 PM
Nice one, frank. I like Cushing's eyes!

Mike
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on September 30, 2009, 05:07:15 PM
THATS PRETTY SWEET
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Post by: Illoman on October 11, 2009, 02:17:00 PM
Okay, here's my latest. It's painted in oils, 18"x24" on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Boris712.jpg)

Thanks for looking!!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on October 11, 2009, 04:08:20 PM
Wow Mike, that is a great piece!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on October 11, 2009, 04:15:09 PM
Wow Mike, that is a great piece!

BK

Thanks, BK, I appreciate it!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on October 12, 2009, 05:51:36 PM
Bravo, Illo!
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Post by: Illoman on October 12, 2009, 06:17:51 PM
Bravo, Illo!

Thanks, DL!!

Mike
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Post by: MonsterArt on October 13, 2009, 07:26:32 PM
That's awesome, Mike! Bravo!
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Post by: Illoman on October 13, 2009, 07:53:27 PM
That's awesome, Mike! Bravo!


Thanks, Frank. That means a lot!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on October 13, 2009, 10:02:04 PM
I love the brush work and the painterly quality...real nice!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 08:24:53 PM
Recently tried my hand at painting & here's the result...
16" x 20" acrylics on illustration board.  Hope you like it!  The pic came out a little dark.  Fitting, eh?

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture137.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 08:54:22 PM
I made this " Bigfoot " out of clay.  I'll be damned if I know how you modelers do it (and you know who you are)!  How in the world do you get such awesome details?  I've got a loooonngg way to go.  When it wasn't a headache, it was sure a lotta fun!  Gonna try some more sometime.  Hope you like it!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture118-1.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture115-1.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 16, 2009, 09:53:50 PM
I love the brush work and the painterly quality...real nice!

Thanks, Adam! I appreciate it.

Mike

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Post by: Illoman on October 16, 2009, 09:55:06 PM
Recently tried my hand at painting & here's the result...
16" x 20" acrylics on illustration board.  Hope you like it!  The pic came out a little dark.  Fitting, eh?

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture137.jpg[/url])


Wow! I really like how this turned out! It's realistic, and yet stylized in a nice way. Great, great job!!!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 10:33:15 PM
Thanks so much, Mike!  That is a great compliment coming from one awesome artist!
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Post by: Illoman on October 17, 2009, 09:46:56 AM
My 15 year old daughter, Staci had to do a Wanted poster of a monster for a Halloween project in English class. Here's hers:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Wanted.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: typhooforme on October 17, 2009, 09:57:27 AM
I have done papercutting for many years--last night I tried my hand at cutting a portrait.  What you see is my cutting done in white paper, laid over a black background.  The actual image is about 4" tall, 3" wide--it's not perfect, but if I do another one I'll have a better idea of what-and-how to do it.
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/cuttingimhotep.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 17, 2009, 12:31:29 PM
Very nice, Robert!! The likeness is dead on. Keep going!!

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 17, 2009, 05:45:11 PM
Man, that is neat.  I think it's closer to perfect than you think it is!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 17, 2009, 05:47:27 PM
Mike, your Staci did a great job!  Supercool & creative!  Wonder where she got her talent from?
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Post by: Illoman on October 17, 2009, 07:04:24 PM
Mike, your Staci did a great job!  Supercool & creative!  Wonder where she got her talent from?

Thanks, she was very proud of it.

Mike
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Post by: michblk on October 17, 2009, 11:34:10 PM
Mike, I see you raised Staci right!  Cool idea and great job.

Robert, that is neat, I wanna see a creech next!

BK
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on November 20, 2009, 04:52:08 PM
Anyone got any drawing tips? I'd love to give it a go. I like plain black and white sketches but as soon as I look up at a picture my drawing becomes two inches out!!
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Post by: Illoman on November 20, 2009, 05:06:47 PM
Anyone got any drawing tips? I'd love to give it a go. I like plain black and white sketches but as soon as I look up at a picture my drawing becomes two inches out!!

I'd recommend searching out a good how to book if you're new to sketching. Just visit a local art store. Then it's really just a matter of practice and looking for the basic shapes in whatever you're drawing. Keep the proportions right and you're on your way!!

Mike
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on November 21, 2009, 07:18:05 AM
Thanks! I should've known that a book would be the answer! Apart from films, that's my favourite media.
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 13, 2010, 12:12:22 PM
Hi folks! I actually had a little time over the holidays to work on my own stuff. Obviously I was in a Chaney frame of mind!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/QuasiWatercolor200.jpg)

This Quasimodo was donw with watercolors.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/photo-3.jpg)

And this Phantom caricature was done in oils. It's the first time I've done a "Sketchy Things" style caricature using oil paints. The photo was taken with my phone, so it's a little soft, and there's a lot of glare, but you get the idea!

Cheers!
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Post by: Illoman on January 13, 2010, 04:18:58 PM
Nice, Frank!!! I like the Phantom in oils. It turned out great!!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on January 13, 2010, 04:24:10 PM
Frank I love your oil and the depiction is awesome!!! I also like the subtle colors you have going on in  the Phantom's skin color....:)

Adam
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Post by: Scatter on January 13, 2010, 04:54:06 PM
Holy cow.........I LOVE that Phantom!! It's the best caricature of him I've EVER seen!!
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Post by: artistguy on January 13, 2010, 05:21:20 PM
Hey Unkown Primate...:) I also love your Bigfoot.. he has that Robot Chicken claymation look about him!!! AWESOME!!!

Adam
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Post by: Scatter on January 13, 2010, 06:06:41 PM
Hey Unkown Primate...:) I also love your Bigfoot.. he has that Robot Chicken claymation look about him!!! AWESOME!!!

Adam

I liked the Primate more when I thought he was untalented like me. Now who will I talk to??  ;)
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 17, 2010, 03:07:09 AM
Here's another watercolor piece. I'll probably have enough time to finish one more (a Dr. Phibes watercolor) before I start work on a Mickey Mouse project for Disney which starts Monday. After that I'll be busy for quite a while.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/FinalWCLeon.jpg)

Cheers folks!!
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Post by: Illoman on January 17, 2010, 04:12:05 PM
Here's another watercolor piece. I'll probably have enough time to finish one more (a Dr. Phibes watercolor) before I start work on a Mickey Mouse project for Disney which starts Monday. After that I'll be busy for quite a while.


Frank, anything you can elaborate on?

Mike
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Post by: michblk on January 17, 2010, 07:43:54 PM
Great stuff Frank, thanks for sharing!

BK
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 18, 2010, 01:13:16 AM
Frank, you are the greatest caricaturist in the world!!  Just plain out & out amazing!


Hey Unkown Primate...:) I also love your Bigfoot.. he has that Robot Chicken claymation look about him!!! AWESOME!!!

Adam
I liked the Primate more when I thought he was untalented like me. Now who will I talk to??  ;)

Thanks a ton, Adam!

And Scatter,  playing with clay, very therapeutic for Unknown Primate...  Me not talented - me just like being in touch with mother earth,  ;).
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 18, 2010, 09:29:16 PM
I can't really elaborate, Mike. I signed a confidentiality form.

But here's the Phibes watercolor!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/FinalPhibesWC.jpg)
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on January 19, 2010, 10:19:30 AM
That's lovely! Reminds me of playing cards somehow......like your phantom as well
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Post by: Blalock on January 28, 2010, 10:32:01 AM
Great stuff! I pretty much just draw monsters all the time. There's a ton of my work over at my blog if anyone wants to check it out:  http://www.blalockandstuff.blogspot.com/ (http://www.blalockandstuff.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 28, 2010, 04:14:39 PM
I checked it out.  Cool stuff, Blalock!
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Post by: Illoman on January 28, 2010, 04:53:51 PM
Great stuff! I pretty much just draw monsters all the time. There's a ton of my work over at my blog if anyone wants to check it out:  [url]http://www.blalockandstuff.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.blalockandstuff.blogspot.com/[/url])


Yeah, I like your style! very nice work.

Mike
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Post by: HorrorFan88 on January 29, 2010, 04:38:08 PM
Here's a picture of the huge Universal Monsters painting my husband has finally finished. It's around 6 1/2 feet by 3 feet tall....looks pretty awesome in my opinion!

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4290/s7304439.jpg) (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/s7304439.jpg/)
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Post by: artistguy on January 29, 2010, 05:06:00 PM
Hey horrorfan... please pass on a "awesome job" to your hubby!
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Post by: HorrorFan88 on January 29, 2010, 05:29:40 PM
Hey horrorfan... please pass on a "awesome job" to your hubby!

Thanks artistguy! I will definitely pass the compliment along :)
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Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2010, 12:39:55 PM
Love the horror art pages and the enormous Universal painting which would coincidentally look incredible in my den.  :D
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 06, 2010, 08:14:09 PM
Here are a few random cartoons that I've done for Chicago horror host SVENGOOLIE!

Depending on what movie he shows that week, I try and do something topical:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/HappyNewYear.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Ymir.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SantaVsMartians.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MummysPokerHand.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/YogabyYorga.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ChuckysSvenCushion-1.jpg)
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Post by: michblk on February 06, 2010, 09:50:39 PM
Great Stuff there GF!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on February 06, 2010, 10:00:30 PM
Excellent!!!

Mike
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Post by: Gasport on February 06, 2010, 11:37:37 PM
LOVE the Ymir cartoon and it was very tasteful of you to use a pre stroke pic of Dick Clark!
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Post by: Inkfink on February 07, 2010, 09:19:00 AM
Hey, look for an artist profile on me in the Feb. 2010 issue of Car Kulture Deluxe. The cover looks like this:

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/123/l_61ab1e89ecc14dc3bf1ac72658761ae1.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on February 07, 2010, 10:51:50 AM
That's great, Inkfink!
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Post by: Inkfink on February 07, 2010, 02:18:05 PM
Hey Terry! In the middle of downloading the podcast interview of you at www.kurtparsons.com (http://www.kurtparsons.com)!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 09, 2010, 03:53:01 PM
Here's an illustration I did recently. You may notice a slight resemblance to the old Kaumagraph Mani-Yack monster iron-on transfers from the 1960's.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/VPTransfer-1.jpg)

I'd love to hear what everyone thinks. Maybe I should do a whole series of these based on previously unrepresented horror actors/characters?

FYI: I'm offering these individual transfers over in the "For Sale" section
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Post by: artistguy on February 10, 2010, 04:52:42 AM
Hi,

Was playing around with photoshop, and was in a zombie kind of mood...:)

 (http://www.abriandesign.com/zombies.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on February 10, 2010, 07:27:35 PM
Ever since I've been a monster kid of ten years old I've been painting from this photo of Lon Chaney. I still enjoy painting from this photo. Here's my latest:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Wolf77.jpg)

He is for sale, if anyone's interested.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: CreepyJeff on February 11, 2010, 02:12:41 PM
He's perfect, Mike!  I have always wanted one of your paintings but timing and cash has always been my holdup.  What are his dimensions and how much is he?
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Post by: michblk on February 11, 2010, 02:31:56 PM
That is fantastic Mike!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on February 11, 2010, 04:01:36 PM
Jeff, pm sent, thanks.

BK, thanks I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on February 12, 2010, 10:14:47 AM
thats very well done, i like it a lot
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Post by: Illoman on February 12, 2010, 05:36:01 PM
Thanks, Artman!!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on February 13, 2010, 10:21:00 PM
Mike being a huge Wolfie fan, I love your painting! Cool you've been revisiting it over time!!!!
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Post by: Illoman on February 13, 2010, 10:45:27 PM
Mike being a huge Wolfie fan, I love your painting! Cool you've been revisiting it over time!!!!

Thanks, Artistguy!!! I recall the first time I painted him in oils. I was in my early teens, and my studio was a drawing table in my bedroom. I had a small easel, and was so excited as to how my painting was turning out I wanted to show my folks. I carried the easel with the wet painting on it downstairs to show them. As I carried it back upstairs the painting tipped against my forehead, leaving a nice smear of wet oil paint in my hair!! The turpentine shampoo I gave myself was lots of fun!!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on February 13, 2010, 10:58:56 PM
LOL.. MIKE.. VERY COOL...it's funny how long that oil and turp smells lasts,  and how strong it can be...:) When I was in jr high/high school.. I was banned from using oils in the house.. it was all about the acrylics...:) I look forward to many more versions of your work!
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Post by: Illoman on February 14, 2010, 12:29:40 PM
LOL.. MIKE.. VERY COOL...it's funny how long that oil and turp smells lasts,  and how strong it can be...:) When I was in jr high/high school.. I was banned from using oils in the house.. it was all about the acrylics...:) I look forward to many more versions of your work!


Do you like working in acrylics/ Some folks (Basil Gogos, Michael Whelan) can do amazing things with them. I've never had luck using them.
You can see more of work here:

http://home.att.net/~illoman (http://home.att.net/~illoman)

Thanks!
Mike
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Post by: artistguy on February 14, 2010, 02:49:46 PM
Hi Mike,

Your site  and work are wonderful.. I've been to before... :)  Revisiting it again always puts a smile on my face.. you can tell you love your subjects!

No, haven't painted much in about 15 or so years. When I first graduated from art college I exclusively painted in acrylics for all my illustration work. I also used gauche and ink. Once I started sculpting for  Universal and Disney in FL, (for theme park rides and exteriors).. I pretty much stopped painting.  Hopefully one day I might return to it...:) I'm actully  learning  digital painting with painter 11  and digital modeling with Zbrush 3.2 right now in my spare-time... and boy it dose eat up what little spare time I have... but those tools are so much fum... once I get the hang of them I hope to post some monster images here. Yourself and all the other artists that reside in the UMA are always inspirations!

Adam
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Post by: zombiehorror on February 24, 2010, 12:02:05 PM
As always love seeing everyone's work displayed in the thread....Here is one leg from a pair of jeans that I drew on in high school.  As I recall I only wore them once, maybe twice.  I thought I had the other leg but don't know what happened to it, the only picture I know for sure was on there was a portrait of Elvira and the front leg had a bunch of band names going down it.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs089.snc3/15707_1245289216841_1367707793_30662332_7089110_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs109.snc3/15707_1245289096838_1367707793_30662329_5483009_n.jpg)

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs089.snc3/15707_1245289176840_1367707793_30662331_1992185_n.jpg)
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Post by: michblk on February 24, 2010, 12:35:03 PM
Cool stuff ZH!

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 01, 2010, 02:43:37 PM
this is a painting i just finished, i hope you all enjoy it.(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.127023398.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 01, 2010, 02:47:58 PM
Wow!  You totally captured ZOMBIE!  As usual, your artwork is AWESOME!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 01, 2010, 02:53:01 PM
Zombiehorror, your pants art is pretty cool!  My daughter had a habit of drawing on her pants while in high school which drove her teachers mad!  They were lucky it wasn't as disturbing as yours, ;D!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 01, 2010, 04:20:58 PM
i think the pants are great, i just may have to do one for myself
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Post by: michblk on March 01, 2010, 09:22:35 PM
Nice Stuff Artman!  Will you be at Motor City this year?  Sucks that it's the same weekend as Wonderfest.

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 02, 2010, 07:44:14 AM
yes i will be there again, i hate these scheduling conflicts of shows, i'd like to do them all
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 05, 2010, 01:31:45 PM
Here's a new painting I'm currently struggling with:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ZAIUS.jpg)

Dr. Zaius is as complete as I care to make him but the background field needs some resolution. I'm thinking about breaking up that space with some colored pencil and/or marker cross hatching . . . just to give it some richness. It's a little larger than I normally work but I got several of these (10x30) canvases on sale. I plan on doing a gorilla portrait using the same composition and a purple background

Thoughts?
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Post by: Illoman on March 05, 2010, 01:38:22 PM
I like it the way it is. If you want to put something in the open space just be sure it doesn't draw your eye too much away from Zaius. Nice job!

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 05, 2010, 02:02:05 PM
I may just leave this one alone until I get the other paintings in this series finished.

My use of a large uncluttered negative space has gotten to be such a print/web design habit . . . for headlines, body copy, etc.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 05, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
I like it the way it is, but if you do put something there, id go very faint, but i like it, less is more
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 05, 2010, 09:11:54 PM
Just sold this one:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/IMG_0420.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 06, 2010, 07:40:50 AM
awesome, way to go, glad to hear somebody is spending some money in this crappy economy
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 10, 2010, 03:21:46 PM
Here's a "work in progress" that I've been knocking around lately:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/YouBigDummy.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 10, 2010, 05:32:23 PM
Now *that's* hysterical!!!!  ;D

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 10, 2010, 05:57:33 PM
A buddy of mine at KNB EFX told me that when Howard Berger saw this comp he about keeled-over with laughter.

Caption ideas?
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 11, 2010, 06:13:16 AM
now thats what i needed first thing in the morning, a great laugh out loud. thanks. exceptional
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Post by: Monolith on March 11, 2010, 12:40:57 PM
Those are great! Nice work!
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Post by: michblk on March 11, 2010, 01:11:13 PM
A buddy of mine at KNB EFX told me that when Howard Berger saw this comp he about keeled-over with laughter.

Caption ideas?

Taylor,  you big dummy!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 14, 2010, 06:53:43 PM
Well, here's my latest Mani-Yack monster / fantasy iron-on transfer:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/DrPhibesSmall.jpg)

I just finished illustrating this beauty . . . look for it in the "For Sale" section very soon!
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Post by: lappys22 on March 14, 2010, 07:43:34 PM
Superb! Keep them coming!
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Post by: michblk on March 14, 2010, 08:41:03 PM
Gill-Fan, glad you finally decided to post your stuff!  Awesome work!

BK
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 15, 2010, 07:33:40 AM
very nice
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 24, 2010, 10:03:56 PM
Customized myself a BIGFOOT!  Hope you like him!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture774-1.jpg) (http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture774-1.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture775.jpg) (http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture775.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture772.jpg) (http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture772.jpg)

Started with a Ken-type doll.  Used Sculpey for his head, arms/hands & BIG feet.  A little foam rubber for padding.  Some fake fur, hot-glued over his body.  He lost some articulation, but for a first attempt, I'm pretty happy with it.  I hope to improve as I try to create future unknown primates.  Thanks to everyone for looking!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 24, 2010, 10:14:36 PM
Here's my BIGFOOT when he was still a work in progress:

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture558.jpg) (http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture558.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on March 25, 2010, 01:23:14 AM
I like it a lot! Without his fur he looks like Kong.
It's a big improvement on the Ken doll.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 25, 2010, 12:44:22 PM
Thanks, Monolith!  Kong was definitely an inspiration!
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Post by: Scatter on March 25, 2010, 05:56:46 PM
Customized myself a BIGFOOT!  Hope you like him!

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture774-1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture774-1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture775.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture775.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture772.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/?action=view&current=Picture772.jpg[/url])

Started with a Ken-type doll.  Used Sculpey for his head, arms/hands & BIG feet.  A little foam rubber for padding.  Some fake fur, hot-glued over his body.  He lost some articulation, but for a first attempt, I'm pretty happy with it.  I hope to improve as I try to create future unknown primates.  Thanks to everyone for looking!



HOLY CRAP!! Dude, friendship aside, I LOVE IT!! I'm a huge Bigfoot movie fan, so this one hits me where I live!! AWESOME!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 05, 2010, 05:07:54 PM
My latest Mani-Yack Monster "Fantasy" transfer design/illustration:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TheBrideSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 05, 2010, 05:23:53 PM
That's great, Gillman-Fan!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 06, 2010, 01:57:55 PM
Here's the rough (work-in-progress) image of my next Mani-Yack Fantasy Transfer . . . KING KONG!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/KingKong.jpg)

Feel free to critique . . . I'd love the feedback.
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Post by: michblk on April 06, 2010, 04:34:06 PM
GF, those are great, both the Bride and Kong!

BK
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 06, 2010, 11:24:03 PM
I am BUYING that Kong!!
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Post by: Scatter on April 08, 2010, 06:52:19 PM
I am BUYING that Kong!!

You ARE that Kong.
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 10, 2010, 05:14:51 PM
It's been awhile since I posted any new art. Just finished this one. Charcoal on paper 20 x 26".

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7584/happilyeverafter2uma.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 10, 2010, 06:03:10 PM
That was worth the wait, dlhenderson!  Fantastic, as usual!
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 10, 2010, 07:11:58 PM
Thanks, Mr. Primate
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Post by: michblk on April 10, 2010, 07:29:18 PM
Wow DL, that is just creepy!  Great job!

BK
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Post by: lappys22 on April 11, 2010, 09:41:09 AM
WOW!!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 13, 2010, 12:28:27 PM
Here's the current status of my new King Kong transfer design

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/KingKongClr.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 13, 2010, 02:19:41 PM
FINISHED!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/KingKongSmall.jpg)
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 13, 2010, 02:31:21 PM
Very cool.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 14, 2010, 03:02:14 PM
I'm working on a Metaluna Mutant next (titled simply "The Mutant") . . . should be done by next week.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 15, 2010, 11:01:20 AM
Here's my latest work-in-progress:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TheMutantSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on April 15, 2010, 11:32:02 AM
I'm diggin' the mutant!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 15, 2010, 11:45:44 AM
Thanks a lot!

These have been really fun to do and have been progressing much quicker than I had expected.

I'll probably finish it today BTW.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 15, 2010, 07:31:40 PM
And here's the finished version:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TheMutantSmall-1.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 16, 2010, 03:01:42 PM
Here's a rough version of my next transfer design:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/CyclopsRough.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2010, 10:07:21 AM
If anyone's interested, I'll probably do a Fredric March/Mr. Hyde next.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2010, 03:13:55 PM
Here's an update . . . coloring it now.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/CyclopsSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2010, 03:43:57 PM
. . . and here's the finished version:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/CyclopsSmall-1.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on April 20, 2010, 04:25:17 PM
I have a friend who's a Metaluna Mutant fan, so I ordered him one of these. It is really sweet looking!! It arrived quickly and safely.

Thanks, Gillman-fan!!!

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 20, 2010, 06:26:17 PM
Glad you like it and I hope your friend does too!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 21, 2010, 11:26:07 AM
Here's my next project . . . he gets colored green later today:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MrHydeSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 21, 2010, 12:30:43 PM
. . . and finished!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MrHydeSmall-1.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on April 22, 2010, 07:31:14 AM
i really like what your doing with these
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on April 22, 2010, 09:54:48 PM
Thank you, thank you . . . working on these has been really fun!
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Post by: houseofdracula on April 23, 2010, 07:26:40 AM
Here's my new tribute to the Phantom of the Opera.
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac26/houseofdracula/Digital%20Paintings/phantomwebsite.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on April 23, 2010, 11:24:59 AM
Wow, very nice Phantom!!! I assume it's digital?

Looks great!!

Mike
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Post by: houseofdracula on April 23, 2010, 04:05:03 PM
Wow, very nice Phantom!!! I assume it's digital?

Looks great!!

Mike

Yes, it's a digital painting.
Thanks for the kind words.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on April 27, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
Here's my latest portrait of Lon Chaney Jr as the Wolf Man. It's for sale in the Classifies section.

Thanks,
Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Wolfmanfinal.jpg)
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on April 28, 2010, 01:25:06 AM
That is beautiful!Amazing work
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Post by: lappys22 on April 28, 2010, 10:03:54 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: michblk on April 28, 2010, 11:43:44 AM
It's another beauty Mike!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on April 28, 2010, 09:37:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments about the Wolf Man. I really appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on May 12, 2010, 04:00:26 PM
My latest. Portrait of Vincent Price. I posted this in another thread but that post is going to be removed.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VPFinal.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: artistguy on May 12, 2010, 04:11:57 PM
I think this is my very favorite! Awesome job!
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Post by: Monsterfink on May 12, 2010, 10:43:30 PM
Mani Yack style Colossal Beast
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/132/b/f/Mani_Yack_Colossal_Beast_by_Monsterfink.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 14, 2010, 12:50:38 PM
Here's a new design I started a couple weeks ago . . . should be wrapped up this weekend.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TeenWolfSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 14, 2010, 02:21:15 PM
Ok, here's the final version . . . hope you enjoy it.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TeenWolfClrSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on May 14, 2010, 03:07:55 PM
Thank you, thank you . . . working on these has been really fun!

Man, I just love the old school feel of those transfers Gillman.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 14, 2010, 03:42:01 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Scatter. That means a lot to me.

I draw boring BS for dull clients all day long . . . these monster illustrations have been like creative therapy.

There's a matching TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN I started a couple weeks ago that I need to make time to finish.
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Post by: Scatter on May 14, 2010, 03:51:26 PM
Know what I would love to find?? Transfers or t-shirts with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford from "Baby Jane". Maybe Bette (Jane) leaning over Blanche (Crawford) and spitting out "Butcha AAAAARE in that wheelchair Blanche........YOU AAAAAARE!!"

My wife and I always use that on each other whenever the other starts a sentence with "I wish" something would or wouldn't happen (not wanting to go to work is a frequent one). The other responds in a screech, "Butcha AAAAAAARE going to work today Blanche..........YOU AAAAARE!!" LOL!!

Or maybe this one........

(http://r0.sgsr.us/imgs/250/y7865.gif)

I love my wife....she's abby-normal.

I wonder if a t-shirt screening place would do something like that for obviously copyrighted images?? Anyone know an unscrupulous t-shirt screener??
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 14, 2010, 04:34:44 PM
CafePress is a good place to get quick one-off shirts made.
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Post by: dlhenderson on May 14, 2010, 05:45:36 PM
The Mani-yaks are ultra cool, and that's a super nice Vinnie, Mike.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 14, 2010, 06:32:06 PM
Yes, that VP painting is quite striking . . . excellent work, very tight technique.
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Post by: Scatter on May 14, 2010, 07:36:28 PM
CafePress is a good place to get quick one-off shirts made.

OOOooooooo..........gonna check that out right now!! Thanks Gillman!!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 15, 2010, 08:26:59 AM
That Teenage werewolf is very cool. Keep up the good work.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 15, 2010, 04:12:31 PM
ALL you guys, Mike, Houseofdracula, Monsterfink, etc. are sickeningly talented!  Gillman-Fan - I just really dig your style so much, and I AM going to own some of your stuff one of these days!!
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Post by: Scatter on May 15, 2010, 06:58:24 PM
ALL you guys, Mike, Houseofdracula, Monsterfink, etc. are sickeningly talented!  Gillman-Fan - I just really dig your style so much, and I AM going to own some of your stuff one of these days!!

Hey, you're the king of the Sasquatch and Kong figures U.P!! Not a bad little artistic niche you've got there yourself my friend!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 15, 2010, 09:20:54 PM
You're just biased, being an ape yourself & all, ;), but I thank you for the praise, Bro O' Mine!
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Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 12:32:07 PM
A lot of really talented people on here! Very impressive everyone!

Art is how I make my living, Here is some of what I do:

This is the sort of painting I have in galleries, it's called "Getting Drunk In The Woods"

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/3757453377_4a848e425e_o.jpg)

Most of what I do is Halloween related, this is a larger oil

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/3792098043_d57dd80046_o.jpg)

this is a small postcard sized painting. I try to have at least two of these up a month on ebay

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/3789883538_078c8e20d7_o.jpg)

I also make limited editions, this is an image of the most recent postcard print

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/pcard4-1.jpg)

This is my newest hand made limited edition die cut

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/4404201659_a84ec7fcec_o.jpg)

An example of the limited Edition Monster Trading cards, this is a pack of 3, I also did some wax wrapper style packs

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/4110416031_e975152564_o.jpg)

Finally, This was used by Topps for a Postcard in their most recent Wacky Packages postcard series, I am working on a couple more for the next series now.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/klepto100.jpg)

thanks for looking, I hope I didn't overdo it!  :)
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on May 16, 2010, 12:56:53 PM
Those are really wonderful! Must be a great way to make a living.
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Post by: Illoman on May 16, 2010, 01:12:32 PM
Shiverbones!! Excellent work!! I really like your style, and it's perfect for Halloween themed artwork. What medium are the paintings done in? Do you have a site where we can see more? Thanks for sharing!

Mike
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Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 01:32:06 PM
Thanks to both of you!

I work in oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, whatever suits my ADD at the moment.  ;) The 1st two in that post are oil, then 1 ink & watercolor, then an acrylic, the wacky is gouache.

I was a graphic designer for 10 years and had just started to sell enough art to believe I could make it if I devoted all of my time to it. I quit my job in 2002 and relocated from New Jersey to New Orleans (Much cheaper place to live, yet great culture abounds), and after a couple tough years, it did work out, so I am VERY grateful to be able to do this. I did have to sell my original Vintage Halloween  & monster collections to fund the lean years though.

My website is matthewkirscht.com, I have hundreds of paintings on flickr too - http://bit.ly/aCKDHo (http://bit.ly/aCKDHo) - Thanks for asking!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 16, 2010, 02:06:23 PM
Excellent work, Matt! Great to see such diverse mediums/techniques!

Here's my latest work in progress:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TeenFrankSmall.jpg)
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Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 02:14:11 PM
Thanks!

 That's a great one, really hits the Iron -on vibe perfectly
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 16, 2010, 04:26:32 PM
. . . and done.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TeenFrankClrSm.jpg)
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 16, 2010, 04:58:07 PM
Shiverbones,what can I say? I LOVE your style. You should send some samples to Cemetery Dance mag and try to get a cover piece. You are THAT good.

Lee,as always your Mani-Yack style rocks. Well done.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 16, 2010, 05:01:40 PM
Love your artwork, Shiverbones!!  Especially that large Halloween oil.
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Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 08:53:15 PM
Thanks Guys! I am going to send some samples to IDW to try and nab a new Famous mOnsters cover - Wish Me Luck!

The Frankenstein looks great finished! Zombie In Luv
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Post by: Inkfink on May 17, 2010, 06:42:34 AM
Hey Shiverbones! You've got the Norm Saunders touch! Great work!
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Post by: shiverbones on May 17, 2010, 09:27:24 AM
Thanks, He is of course a huge influence on me.

I checked out your site, the work looks great! Love the surfing tiki.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 17, 2010, 05:08:17 PM
Thanks!

I've had a few requests for some AIP-oriented creature transfers so up next . . . THE SHE-CREATURE! Followed by INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN!
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Post by: Scatter on May 17, 2010, 05:13:03 PM
You're just biased, being an ape yourself & all, ;), but I thank you for the praise, Bro O' Mine!

Jes tellin' it like it izzzzzzzzzzz.
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Post by: RICKH on May 18, 2010, 02:38:03 PM
I can't tell you guys how much I enjoy this site.  I look forward to seeing what everyone has contributed each day, heck it's one of the highlights of my evenings.  I particularly love the artwork that is posted in this section.  I'm hesitant to show my meager endeavors, but I'll put up a couple that you guys have inspired over the last few weeks.  I have a Lugosi painting that's almost done...I've got to do a little work on the background and then I'll post it[http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/729/img1429u.jpg][http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7861/img1430d.jpg]
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 18, 2010, 02:42:01 PM
Great stuff, Rick!

Keep up the good work and, most importantly, keep having fun with it!
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Post by: Illoman on May 18, 2010, 02:54:50 PM
I can't tell you guys how much I enjoy this site.  I look forward to seeing what everyone has contributed each day, heck it's one of the highlights of my evenings.  I particularly love the artwork that is posted in this section.  I'm hesitant to show my meager endeavors, but I'll put up a couple that you guys have inspired over the last few weeks.  I have a Lugosi painting that's almost done...I've got to do a little work on the background and then I'll post it[http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/729/img1429u.jpg][http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7861/img1430d.jpg]


I wouldn't call those "meager endeavors", RICKH. Those are nice, and capture the characters quite nicely. I like your style on them very much. The lighting on the Drac is very well handled. Please post more of your work.

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 18, 2010, 03:28:48 PM
Shiverbones:  All your work is impressive -- but I LOVE that retro-looking die-cut!  Fantastic!
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Post by: Scary Terry on May 18, 2010, 03:31:50 PM
New SCARY MONSTERS wraparound cover -- ink on paper with digital color and copy.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/4619803130_3fe7d1eeee.jpg)

You can see a larger version on my blog (click on the small image there to enlarge):  http://terrybeatty.blogspot.com/2010/05/scary-monsters-75.html (http://terrybeatty.blogspot.com/2010/05/scary-monsters-75.html)
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Post by: Illoman on May 18, 2010, 04:07:20 PM
Very nice, Terry. Tip of the hat to EC, eh? The design reminds me of their covers.

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 18, 2010, 05:38:02 PM
Terry, I like that you've used some black linework on this one . . . makes it look like an old newspaper ad mat.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 18, 2010, 10:13:16 PM
Take a look at my latest:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SheCreatureSmall.jpg)
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Post by: artistguy on May 18, 2010, 10:19:55 PM
Looks great Terry!
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Post by: Monsterfink on May 18, 2010, 11:51:28 PM
My latest
(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/138/e/2/Mani_Yack_Saucer_Men_by_Monsterfink.jpg)
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/133/4/1/mani_Yack_The_Fiend_by_Monsterfink.jpg)
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/132/3/a/Mani_Yack_The_Fly_by_Monsterfink.jpg)
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on May 19, 2010, 01:20:45 AM
The Fly one looks quite intimidating! I don't like flies, and even that cartoon one comes up too big for my liking! Love the Saucer Men one, and Gill-Man's She-Beast
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Post by: artistguy on May 19, 2010, 05:55:28 AM
I'd also like to see  these stylized monster portraits done as those lick and stick tattoo transfers.. I remember those from my pre-teen days. They all look awesome!

Adam
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 19, 2010, 07:48:23 AM
Tattoos are a great idea! I'll bet the old "Lick & Stick" technology has gone the way of the Dodo bird, though. Surely there are other temporary tattoos mediums.

I've had quite a few people contact me with similar concepts for these illustrations (art prints, trading cards, etc.) and I'm looking into some options.

In the mean time, I just set up an online t-shirt shop and am selling my monster designs printed on ringer tees . . . PM me for the URL and look for my ad in an upcoming issue of Scary Monsters Magazine.
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Post by: Monsterfink on May 19, 2010, 09:18:17 AM
(http://fc03.deviantart.com/fs18/i/2008/251/6/c/Cereal_Killers_by_Monsterfink.jpg)
who wants breakfast?
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 19, 2010, 10:37:32 AM
I'll have this gruesome gal colorized (blue) and available for purchase later today:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BloodDraculaSmall.jpg)
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Post by: michblk on May 19, 2010, 11:55:56 AM
Great stuff Terry, Gill and Monster! 

BK
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 19, 2010, 12:30:03 PM
. . . and done!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BloodDracClrSmall.jpg)
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Post by: shiverbones on May 19, 2010, 03:04:03 PM
Shiverbones:  All your work is impressive -- but I LOVE that retro-looking die-cut!  Fantastic!

Thanks Terry! I've always admired your work, so that is nice to hear!
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Post by: shiverbones on May 19, 2010, 03:06:55 PM
I can't tell you guys how much I enjoy this site.  I look forward to seeing what everyone has contributed each day, heck it's one of the highlights of my evenings.  I particularly love the artwork that is posted in this section.  I'm hesitant to show my meager endeavors, but I'll put up a couple that you guys have inspired over the last few weeks.  I have a Lugosi painting that's almost done...I've got to do a little work on the background and then I'll post it[http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/729/img1429u.jpg][http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7861/img1430d.jpg]


Nice stuff Rick! Keep 'em coming!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 20, 2010, 08:41:28 AM
Any interest in an UNCLE FORRY illustration/transfer in the "Mani-Yack" style?
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Post by: CreepyJeff on May 22, 2010, 12:17:02 AM
Any interest in an UNCLE FORRY illustration/transfer in the "Mani-Yack" style?
Hell yes!  You must present one to Joe Moe however.  And I hope these transfers can make their way to a series of posters or stickers.  Amazing talent you are. 
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 22, 2010, 08:16:23 AM
Thanks, CJ! I've never met Joe Moe but I'd be happy to send some free Forry swag his way.

I am working on some non-transfer/t-shirt applications for this art but nothing has solidified yet.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 22, 2010, 01:15:14 PM
Well, here's the line art for my "Uncle Forry" piece:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ForrySmall.jpg)

I'd love to hear everyones feedback on this one. What finished color should he be?
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Post by: fmofmpls on May 22, 2010, 04:13:33 PM
I love it! Great work Jeff. One thing though .. please remove the "e" in Forry.  ;)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 22, 2010, 04:25:38 PM
Weird. I caught and corrected that but the revised art is not showing up.

Any thoughts on what color scheme would suit him best?
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Post by: shiverbones on May 22, 2010, 04:44:15 PM
The only ones I have done lately are the three I did for Keith LuBrant. The images I posted at another site did not have their final coat of varnish, which you have to apply because the turpentine dulls the colors as it dries. The following images were photographed after the final varnishing, and the colors are a bit more vibrant. I hope no one minds my posting them again.
Mike
([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Phantom1.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Creature.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Wolf1.jpg[/url])


Nice work! Great color!
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Post by: Inkfink on May 22, 2010, 07:42:58 PM
Weird. I caught and corrected that but the revised art is not showing up.

Any thoughts on what color scheme would suit him best?

I'd like to see light blue or green. Very cool!
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Post by: Illoman on May 22, 2010, 09:28:22 PM
Thanks, Shiverbones, I appreciate it!!

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on May 22, 2010, 09:30:59 PM
Nice Forry transfer!!
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Post by: RICKH on May 22, 2010, 09:59:05 PM
Shiverbones I love the vintage look of your work.  It is perfectly done and takes me back to the Halloweens of my childhood. Wonderful!
Gillman-Fan the transfer drawings are a treat!  I love the way you capture the flavor of the 60's as well as the essence of the subject. The Forry transfer rocks!
Illoman what can I say, the portraits are phenomenal.  The Vincent Price  piece is absolutely outstanding.  You guys are an inspiration to all of us who wield the brush and pen.
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Post by: shiverbones on May 23, 2010, 10:13:19 AM
Thanks Very Much Rick! I am working on A famous Monsters style Black Sunday Painting I should have done later this week.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 24, 2010, 02:11:26 PM
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/UncleForrySmall.jpg)
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Post by: shiverbones on May 24, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
nice approach!
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Post by: Scatter on May 24, 2010, 03:00:28 PM
By George..........I think you've got it!!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 24, 2010, 04:23:22 PM
If anyone wants some "Uncle Forry" swag, just PM me.

BTW - I can set this up in a different color scheme(s) if you so desire.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 27, 2010, 07:29:52 PM
Shiverbones
 Is this available as a lithograph? If not it really should be.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/3792098043_d57dd80046_o.jpg)
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Post by: shiverbones on May 28, 2010, 05:52:23 PM
Thanks! I have been intending to turn it into a giclee, but I misplaced my hi-res file when I switched to my new mac   :( It has to be around somewhere
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 29, 2010, 06:20:17 PM
This is just to see where you all are at with your art and ownership. I have probably 50 pics that I change around on my desk top from ya all. I also have prob 4 dozen resized pix I printed out on my Kodak printer. I just want to make sure people are cool with this and don't get pissed when I show pics of my monster rooms and you see YOUR art on My wall in a 8x 11 format. I really appreciate your talents and don't want anyone to feel they were "ripped off"  8)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: CreepyJeff on May 29, 2010, 11:52:56 PM
This is just to see where you all are at with your art and ownership. I have probably 50 pics that I change around on my desk top from ya all. I also have prob 4 dozen resized pix I printed out on my Kodak printer. I just want to make sure people are cool with this and don't get pissed when I show pics of my monster rooms and you see YOUR art on My wall in a 8x 11 format. I really appreciate your talents and don't want anyone to feel they were "ripped off"  8)
That's awfully nice of you to post this, W.L. but I sure hope that those who post pics of their stuff not only wouldn't be offended but would be flattered to have you utiilize and enjoy their stuff in your collection.  Now someone who's downloading pics of stuff for sale and/or selling pics of stuff without authorization, well that's another horse.   ;)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 30, 2010, 10:46:52 AM
Well, my personal policy is that once I post an illustration (or whatever) here it's open for personal use by any/all UMA members.

That said, my original material is not to be reproduced or resold without my approval. All of my new "Mani-Yack" inspired designs, for example, have my initials worked into the design somewhere.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 31, 2010, 04:45:08 PM
Here's my latest . . . let me know what you think.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ZacherleySmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monolith on May 31, 2010, 06:51:34 PM
Looks great!
Maybe a Vampira is not too far off?
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 31, 2010, 11:59:47 PM
Vampira is a great suggestion . . . I'm always on the lookout for more female subjects.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: shiverbones on June 01, 2010, 04:50:11 PM
I just finished this yesterday, I had been really wanting to do a Matango Painting, since Attack of the Mushroom People was one of the freakiest movies I saw as a kid.  ;D

12" x 24" Acrylic on birch panel.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/MATANGO.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 01, 2010, 05:01:34 PM
Great work . . . it has a real "Night Gallery" vibe to it!
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Post by: shiverbones on June 01, 2010, 05:05:32 PM
Night Gallery....  :D wonderful!

thanks!!
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Post by: Illoman on June 01, 2010, 05:16:12 PM
Yeah, I agree, great job. Really like your use of colors on this one.

Mike
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Post by: shiverbones on June 01, 2010, 05:52:22 PM
Thanks! Hard not to go psychedelic on a Mushroom painting.  >:D
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 03, 2010, 06:45:54 AM
This is just to see where you all are at with your art and ownership. I have probably 50 pics that I change around on my desk top from ya all. I also have prob 4 dozen resized pix I printed out on my Kodak printer. I just want to make sure people are cool with this and don't get pissed when I show pics of my monster rooms and you see YOUR art on My wall in a 8x 11 format. I really appreciate your talents and don't want anyone to feel they were "ripped off"  8)

That's OK by me, even though I haven't posted in a while (other than that hideous clown a few weeks ago). About a year ago a nice fella from Universal requested a higher rez pic of my version of "creech" for a screensaver on his Mac Cinema Display monitor at work. I sent him the file and he kindly reciprocated with some ultra hi rez original vintage Creature material. Then a few months ago a young man from an eastern european country found some of my work through a site devoted to magic mushrooms (?!) and requested a slightly larger file so that he could print it for his room. I made that available to him. As long as someone isn't taking cred for the work, or runnin' 'em off to sell, I'm cool with others enjoying my work.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 03, 2010, 08:12:12 AM
That's OK by me, even though I haven't posted in a while (other than that hideous clown a few weeks ago).

Funny you should mention that, DL. I was about to ask if you had anything new to post. It's been too long since we've seen your amazing artwork.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on June 03, 2010, 03:47:45 PM
Funny you should mention that, DL. I was about to ask if you had anything new to post. It's been too long since we've seen your amazing artwork.

Mike

Agreed............and the same goes for you too Mike.
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Post by: Illoman on June 03, 2010, 04:57:21 PM
Thanks, Scatter. Nice of you to say that. I'm working on a piece right now. Did you see my Vincent Price portrait? That's the last thing I've done.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on June 03, 2010, 05:04:39 PM
Thanks, Scatter. Nice of you to say that. I'm working on a piece right now. Did you see my Vincent Price portrait? That's the last thing I've done.

Mike

I did, and I believe I commented. It's superb!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 03, 2010, 07:14:18 PM
Thanks, again!

Mike
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 03, 2010, 08:50:11 PM
Thanks for those nice words, you guys. I fear that I'm becoming the "Kubrick of charcoal", not necessarily in quality but in quantity. I've been gestating the work for longer periods of time. In the next few days I'll try to gets some posts together with some of my sketches, which far outnumber the finished pieces. Cheers!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 04, 2010, 07:27:37 PM
Thought some of you would get a kick out of this.  I found this photo as I was going through my stuff the other day.  It's from around 1974-75.  I made this 8' BIGFOOT for Halloween.  The smaller guy is my younger brother, who was probably 13 or 14 at the time.  Hope you enjoy it!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img031.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 04, 2010, 07:38:08 PM
That's awesome! A heck of a lot of work, I'm sure. What's it made out of?

Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on June 04, 2010, 08:32:13 PM
MonkeyBoy........the photo has been deleted. You KNOW better than to tease a fellow simian over my favorite crypto-creature :-\
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 04, 2010, 10:31:37 PM
MonkeyBoy........the photo has been deleted. You KNOW better than to tease a fellow simian over my favorite crypto-creature :-\

Sorry 'bout that!  I finally got around to creating more albums on my photobucket account, and forgot they delete them when you move them to a different album.  Gonna have to check some of my earlier pics now!

That's awesome! A heck of a lot of work, I'm sure. What's it made out of?

Mike

I think it was just cardboard taped together from some boxes I dug out of a dumpster, ;D!  Hopefully, my artistic ability has improved since then, coz I'm planning on making one out of plywood - and much scarier!  About this same time frame, I made a 7 foot tall DEVIL, complete with a long, flowing robe and a pitchfork.  I used florescent paint on him, so he looked very wicked under a black light.  I gave it to a friend of mine for his "party" room.  He kept it about 8 months until he started going back to church...  then he burned it...  kind of fitting, I suppose!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 05, 2010, 02:00:20 PM
Vintage Bigfoot stuff . . . ya' gotta love it!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on June 05, 2010, 02:04:28 PM
Vintage Bigfoot stuff . . . ya' gotta love it!

Yup.........I love anything Bigfoot related.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 06, 2010, 05:59:35 PM
Heff Gillman-Fan Jeff - cool shout out to you from Svenghouli last night during "The Blob".  One of Sven's favorite artists as he called you.  Glad to have you as one of our own!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 06, 2010, 06:49:31 PM
Yeah, I saw that! The poster I did that he showed was really old . . . I wonder how long ago they taped that episode? Maybe it was a repeat from last year or something.
Title: Re: Sir Graves Ghastly
Post by: frankenthing on June 07, 2010, 10:50:45 AM
There's some really stunning work here.......  Glad I was directed to this forum. There's so many forums and subforums it's a bit overwhelming...

I'm a painter and also do some sculpting and have been making custom action figures for over ten years. Here's a recent one, Sir Graves, the Detroit Horror Host when I was growing up. Am working on a new outfit for him as these are borrowed clothes.........

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/4606798474_604f9064fc_o.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 10:55:43 AM
Frankenthing, very nice sculpt. Please post some of your other work, including your paintings. I'd like to see them.

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: frankenthing on June 07, 2010, 11:25:55 AM
Frankenthing, very nice sculpt. Please post some of your other work, including your paintings. I'd like to see them.

Thanks,
Mike


Thank you Mike..... Here are a couple more custom figures....   and my paintings mostly are not horror related although I might have some pics of some horror expressionistic woodcuts I did... will check...

killers from space
(http://toyfanatic.com/images/rare4/killersfull.jpg)

closet monster from Brain that Wouldn't Die
(http://toyfanatic.com/images/rare4/closetmonster.jpg)

Cyclops (Craig--- 50s)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2380/2248845020_46e7671373_o.jpg)

I have a photo gallery at flickr with action figure work and resin horror kits I paint for folks here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/polyfab/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/polyfab/)

Will see about the woodcuts.....

thanks for indulging me Mike ;-)
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Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 11:41:25 AM
Holy cow, Batman!!! Your stuff is great!!! I love the Dr Phil!! What a riot! ;D  Do you make those custom boxes as well? Nice work.

What do you use to make the magnets and the little figures? The Daredevils you made look really nice. And the Space Ghost.

You don't have to publish just monster paintings here. Here's one of mine that's not monster-related:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Yngwie.jpg)

Thanks for sharing your talent, and all I can say is "More!!"

Mike
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Post by: frankenthing on June 07, 2010, 11:54:26 AM
Holy cow, Batman!!! Your stuff is great!!! I love the Dr Phil!! What a riot! ;D  Do you make those custom boxes as well? Nice work.

What do you use to make the magnets and the little figures? The Daredevils you made look really nice. And the Space Ghost.

You don't have to publish just monster paintings here. Here's one of mine that's not monster-related:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Yngwie.jpg[/url])

Thanks for sharing your talent, and all I can say is "More!!"

Thank you... I think the magnets you are referring to our heads I got off of eBay. I'm not sure who sculpted those.....    Thanks for the compliment...

Thanks for posting your painting too....  Nice work and I like the way you captured the light and the five o'clock shadow.........  Is it oil?  Got a gallery online??????????

thanks.... look forward to seeing more and also to spending time here....

Mike
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Post by: lappys22 on June 07, 2010, 12:03:15 PM
Great action figures. That may be the first Cyclops ever done. Keep up the good work!
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Post by: frankenthing on June 07, 2010, 12:30:54 PM
Great action figures. That may be the first Cyclops ever done. Keep up the good work!


Thank you much. That was one of the first customs I did about ten years ago...

Here are the woodcuts... they are intended to look like German expressionist woodcuts--- very minimal and raw:
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/caligaril.jpg)
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/cesare.jpg)
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/frankenstein.jpg)
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/frankenstein.jpg[/url])
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/hyde.jpg)
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/nosferatus.jpg)

This is a Christopher Lee Frank that I never finished --- a painting----  Very impressionistic:
(http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/frankpaint.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 12:48:08 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. No, I don't have a gallery online, but have one on Facebook. I also have a blog here:

http://peelthepaint-mike.blogspot.com/ (http://peelthepaint-mike.blogspot.com/)

I like the Chris Lee. Keep working on it.

The woodcuts are very nice as well.

Mike

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 02:02:24 PM
Okay, here's my latest, Boris and Glenn. It's for sale over in the classifieds.

Thanks,
Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Glennfinal.jpg)
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on June 07, 2010, 02:15:06 PM
Mike, it's not right how good you are. It's just not possible. Do you paint over photographs or something?

Seriously though, that is phenomal... i don't know how to spell it, but you know what I mean!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 02:58:34 PM
Thank you Female Drac! I appreciate the kind words.

Mike
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Post by: lappys22 on June 07, 2010, 04:48:14 PM
Excellent work!
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Post by: RICKH on June 07, 2010, 04:58:48 PM
Mike, the Karloff, Strange painting is phenomenal!  I used spell check  ;D.   Keep up the great work I always enjoy seeing your work.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2010, 05:49:01 PM
Thanks, Lappys22 and Rickh. This was a tough one to do.

Mike
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Post by: Wicked Lester on June 07, 2010, 06:15:43 PM
Great stuff everyone. The only thing I can draw are underground comics like a minimalist R. Crumb. Same style not as much detail and certainly nothing I could show here. :P
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Post by: michblk on June 07, 2010, 08:11:55 PM
Mike, that's fantastic as usual and Frankenthing, I love that Sir Graves, he was my host growing up.

BK
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Post by: shiverbones on June 08, 2010, 07:49:41 AM
Thank you much. That was one of the first customs I did about ten years ago...

Here are the woodcuts... they are intended to look like German expressionist woodcuts--- very minimal and raw:
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/caligaril.jpg[/url])
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/cesare.jpg[/url])
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/frankenstein.jpg[/url])
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/frankenstein.jpg[/url][/url])
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/hyde.jpg[/url])
([url]http://toyfanatic.com/waste/images/nosferatus.jpg[/url])


I really love these Woodcuts! They really do have the German Expressionistic feel.
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Post by: shiverbones on June 08, 2010, 07:50:10 AM
Okay, here's my latest, Boris and Glenn. It's for sale over in the classifieds.

Thanks,
Mike

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Glennfinal.jpg[/url])


very nice! That's a beauty!
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Post by: shiverbones on June 08, 2010, 07:59:30 AM
I started this a couple weeks ago, then had to put it aside to work on some pieces with tight deadlines. I can't wait to get back to it, she stares at me from across the room asking....when will you finish me!

Black Sunday... In progress

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/blacksunday.jpg)
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Post by: RICKH on June 08, 2010, 08:08:51 AM
Wow! Fantastic work Shiverbones.
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on June 08, 2010, 01:04:24 PM
That one's terrifying! I have so got to see that film
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Post by: shiverbones on June 08, 2010, 01:53:52 PM
Oh yeah, Black Sunday is pretty chilling! I love it! One of the most freaky scenes I have ever seen in a movie is in that one.

I picked Barbara Steele to paint because Women are much harder to paint for me than Monsters, and wanted to challenge myself with keeping her attractive even while terrifying.
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Post by: Gasport on June 08, 2010, 01:55:49 PM
LOVE your rendition of Barbara, Shiverbones. Absolutely CHILLING and i love the unusual pose she's in, too! CONGRATS!!
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Post by: shiverbones on June 08, 2010, 02:10:34 PM
Thank you! I still have the left side of her face, hair & the rest of the holes to finish, hopefully I can get it done by the end of the month.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 08, 2010, 08:26:26 PM
These are all awesome!!

Wicked Lester - I've always dug Crumb's work.  Like to see some of yours some day!
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Post by: Illoman on June 08, 2010, 09:28:36 PM
Shiverbones, is that rendered in oils or acrylics? Looks awesome so far. Anxious to see the finished piece.

Mike
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 09, 2010, 07:44:22 AM
I really love these Woodcuts! They really do have the German Expressionistic feel.

I'll second that, great monster images.

Shiverbones, great Barbara Steele painting as well.
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Post by: shiverbones on June 09, 2010, 08:36:56 AM
Thanks Guys! This one is acrylic. I am taking a little vacation form oil right now  :)
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Post by: frankenthing on June 09, 2010, 01:57:09 PM
Thank you michblk and Shiverbones.....  I appreciate it...... 
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 09, 2010, 06:08:59 PM
One of your best, Mike.
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Post by: Illoman on June 09, 2010, 07:17:41 PM
One of your best, Mike.

Thanks, DL. Where's yours?  ;D

Mike
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Post by: The Creeper on June 11, 2010, 03:14:42 PM
Holy cow, Batman!!! Your stuff is great!!! I love the Dr Phil!! What a riot! ;D  Do you make those custom boxes as well? Nice work.

What do you use to make the magnets and the little figures? The Daredevils you made look really nice. And the Space Ghost.

You don't have to publish just monster paintings here. Here's one of mine that's not monster-related:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Yngwie.jpg[/url])

Thanks for sharing your talent, and all I can say is "More!!"

Mike
Great painting of Yngwie!  I knew who it was when I saw it.  He is a great guitarist.  And great work to everyone else!  A lot of talented people here that is for sure!
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Post by: Illoman on June 11, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
Thanks. A friend of mine is a *huge* Malmsteen fan, and I did this for him for Christmas one year.

Mike
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Post by: RICKH on June 13, 2010, 09:58:22 PM
I haven't posted anything in a while.  Now that school is out for the summer and and family vacation is behind me, I can put up a few more paintings I've finished.  This is my Lugosi painting I finished a few weeks ago.
(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3642/img14482w.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 14, 2010, 03:59:43 AM
Nice, Rickh! Is that oils or acrylics?

Mike
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Post by: RICKH on June 14, 2010, 08:50:18 AM
Thanks Mike.  I'm using oils right now, just because I like the time it gives me to work on the painting. I normally use acrylics.
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Post by: RICKH on June 14, 2010, 12:17:24 PM
Here's a Chaney Phantom that I did about a month ago. 
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/4512/img16992.jpg)
I enjoy doing the paintings, however finding original images that haven't been used too much is a challenge at times. 
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Post by: Illoman on June 14, 2010, 03:16:28 PM
Very nice!! I agree finding images that haven't been used is a challenge. One thing you can try is to freeze frame a dvd when it gets to a shot you like, print it out and use that for reference. I've done this with concert dvd's of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rev. Gary Davis.

Please post more!!

Mike
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Post by: RICKH on June 14, 2010, 05:12:04 PM
Thanks Mike!  I really hadn't thought about using the dvd player, I think I'll try it.  Right now I'm working on a triptych of Drac, Frank and the Wolfman.  They're on masonite (some I had left as scrap from another painting project at school).  The shape of the masonite made me think of the old Aurora long boxes, so I wanted to do sort of a homage to those images.  Looks like about another week before its done.  I've also drawn out a Chaney Wolfman on another canvas and hope to get to it next week. 
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Post by: Scatter on June 14, 2010, 05:31:09 PM
Great stuff Rick!! Keep posting!
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Post by: Illoman on June 14, 2010, 05:59:52 PM
Thanks Mike!  I really hadn't thought about using the dvd player, I think I'll try it.  Right now I'm working on a triptych of Drac, Frank and the Wolfman.  They're on masonite (some I had left as scrap from another painting project at school).  The shape of the masonite made me think of the old Aurora long boxes, so I wanted to do sort of a homage to those images.  Looks like about another week before its done.  I've also drawn out a Chaney Wolfman on another canvas and hope to get to it next week. 

Awesome!! Be sure and post pics when they're done!

Mike
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Post by: Monolith on June 14, 2010, 09:29:32 PM
RICKH ---Those look great, I like your use of colors.

Back when I was a kid my local library had a screening of the original King Kong and they held a drawing
contest.I won first prize, which was a ribbon.I remember I was a little disappointed, I was hoping to win some kind of cool Kong item.Anyway ,here is my drawing...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2062.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 15, 2010, 12:24:52 PM
Here's some extremely thinly-veiled self promotion masquerading as "art":

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TshirtAd.jpg)

Look for this in the upcoming (August) issue of Scary Monsters Magazine.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 15, 2010, 03:11:27 PM
Here's my take on the classic Topstone "Vampire Girl":

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/VampireGirlSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 15, 2010, 03:23:42 PM
Much as I like these in color, they look *incredible* in black and white!!! You should Photoshop this ad into an old FM page!!

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 15, 2010, 03:33:21 PM
Thanks, Mike . . . that's the response I was looking for! The black and white line art that I do for these first pretty much can stand on it's own without all the color that gets added later.

The ad layout was inspired by the old t-shirt ads that Ed "Big Daddy" Roth used to put out in the '60's. I think it's pretty effective.
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Post by: Illoman on June 15, 2010, 03:37:23 PM
I think it's pretty effective.

That's putting it mildly!!!  ;D
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 15, 2010, 03:45:23 PM
Only time will tell. That ad hits the stands in August . . . hopefully sales will increase around the Halloween season.
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Post by: Scary Terry on June 15, 2010, 07:27:43 PM
That ad is a work of art in and of itself.
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Post by: RICKH on June 15, 2010, 07:44:57 PM
I agree! I love the retro vibe of the ad.  For some reason the Topstone Vampire Girl isn't showing up.  Is it just me?
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 16, 2010, 12:09:16 AM
I'm seeing the Topstone Vampire Girl just fine . . . let me know if there's still some confusion surrounding this.

-J
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Post by: RICKH on June 16, 2010, 09:50:50 AM
Sorry, it must just be my computer. I went to the web site where all the shirts are shown and I could see it there.  As always, amazing work! She's my favorite Topstone.
Rick
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Post by: Wicked Lester on June 17, 2010, 08:26:08 AM
Cool,more great work.
Jeff,love that Topstone Vampi girl.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 17, 2010, 09:55:06 PM
Here's another batch of random cartoons that I've done in support of Chicago horror host SVENGOOLIE!

Depending on what movie he shows that week, I try and do something topical:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SvenDoor.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/AC.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/LabSlab.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/FatDracSon-1.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ScaryFranks-mas.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2010, 09:57:26 PM
Those cartoons ROCK!! You are one talented individual.........and you KNOW how that irks me.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 17, 2010, 10:07:26 PM
Thanks for the compliment Scatter . . . if it's any consolation, I'm a complete failure as a human being.
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Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2010, 10:11:38 PM
Thanks for the compliment Scatter . . . if it's any consolation, I'm a complete failure as a human being.

Somehow, I doubt that. Which,BTW, significantly mitigates how much your talent irks me.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 17, 2010, 10:40:39 PM
Well, just to add insult to injury . . . here are some more.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/NewSurfinSven.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SvenMothra.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BorisYeltsin.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SurferGhoul.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/CrawlingEyeExam.jpg)
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Post by: lappys22 on June 18, 2010, 08:39:16 AM
Those are great! You ARE very talented!
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Post by: shiverbones on June 18, 2010, 02:03:57 PM
A&C meet boris Yeltsin made me laugh out loud!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 18, 2010, 06:11:05 PM
It should have read "The (vodka bottle) Killer, Boris Yeltsin".
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on June 19, 2010, 04:34:16 AM
([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/FatDracSon-1.jpg[/url])




Don't be so mean! There's nothing wrong with a little extra weight... even if you're meant to be a hollow cheeked creepy vampire!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 19, 2010, 06:29:24 AM
I kid 'cause I love . . . it's satire.

I could have shown him with a Cajun-flavored, alcohol-fortified plasma beverage.
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Post by: fmofmpls on June 20, 2010, 06:32:28 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2w54nes.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 20, 2010, 07:41:29 PM
That's cool, General!  Your creation?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 20, 2010, 07:46:12 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg)
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Post by: fmofmpls on June 20, 2010, 07:47:05 PM
That's cool, General!  Your creation?

Sort of.  A Photoshop embellishment of a Mother's day greeting card. I added the monster trimmings and changed the text around.
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Post by: Scatter on June 20, 2010, 07:50:44 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])


Dude...........that..........ROCKS!!

Why are you so reticent to either share or admit your talent?? Friendship and personal affection aside, you ARE an artist UP. Absolutely.
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Post by: shiverbones on June 20, 2010, 08:59:20 PM
Sort of.  A Photoshop embellishment of a Mother's day greeting card. I added the monster trimmings and changed the text around.


hahaha! Wonderful!
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Post by: slayergriffith on June 21, 2010, 01:28:29 PM
([url]http://i50.tinypic.com/2w54nes.jpg[/url])

seen a video on youtube of you uploading that on this forum!
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Post by: fmofmpls on June 21, 2010, 03:35:30 PM
seen a video on youtube of you uploading that on this forum!

Good eye Slayergriffith! This was indeed that photo.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 21, 2010, 06:47:05 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])

Another classic, Mark!!  You know how I feel about your artwork, my friend.   :D  Love your style, my hairy brother!   
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Post by: Scatter on June 21, 2010, 07:28:32 PM
Another classic, Mark!!  You know how I feel about your artwork, my friend.   :D  Love your style, my hairy brother!   

I'm gonna offer to buy that bad boy and frame it for my den. YOU HEAR DAT GO-RILLA??
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Post by: Gasport on June 21, 2010, 09:38:14 PM
U.P. ; Sometimes i doodle when i'm on the phone or just daydreaming...i KNOW what a doodle looks like and YOU, dude are NO DOODLER! You've got some serious style and attitude going on there and should really continue to expand on it. You know you'll always have an anxious audience right here waiting to ogle your latest Monsterpiece! Keep up the terrific work!!
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Post by: Scatter on June 21, 2010, 09:41:18 PM
U.P. ; Sometimes i doodle when i'm on the phone or just daydreaming...i KNOW what a doodle looks like and YOU, dude are NO DOODLER! You've got some serious style and attitude going on there and should really continue to expand on it. You know you'll always have an anxious audience right here waiting to ogle your latest Monsterpiece! Keep up the terrific work!!

And to think.............I was his inspiration. (Sniff)
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 21, 2010, 10:18:37 PM
UP, that's great! Love the skunk ape. You could do a whole series -MoMo, Sasquatch, Boggy Creek, Yeti, etc. Very cool!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 21, 2010, 11:15:13 PM
Here's my latest:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Barnabas.jpg)

Should this one have a blue or green color scheme? Does his collar need to be filled in with black?
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Post by: Scatter on June 21, 2010, 11:56:40 PM
UP, that's great! Love the skunk ape. You could do a whole series -MoMo, Sasquatch, Boggy Creek, Yeti, etc. Very cool!

That's actually one heck of an idea. And old Barnabas is as cool as they come Gillman!!
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Post by: Bogey on June 22, 2010, 06:53:21 AM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])


This reminds me of some of the Independent comics I used to buy in my "hey day"  (well, at least I pretended to have one of these).  I always collected Marvel and DC, but occasionally some artist would come along through an Independent line like our own Scary Terry's (Terry Beatty) work on Ms. Tree ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Tree) ) and blow the big companies away.  UP, if this was on the stands when I was collecting, it would have been coming home with me.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 22, 2010, 09:39:29 AM
Here's it is with color:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BarnabasSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 22, 2010, 10:02:41 AM
Actually, I'd like to get some feedback/input on which of these color schemes is the most suitable:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BarnabasColors.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 22, 2010, 11:26:48 AM
I think they all look great, but am torn between the pink and the blue ones. Sorry, but they all look great!!

Mike
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on June 22, 2010, 12:12:43 PM
Green... or maybe purple
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 22, 2010, 02:27:49 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])


Nice Work UP! Love seeing things to help to perpetuate and keep the Legends alive!

Is this all pencil?

I've only been on the boards for a year now, do you have any other works posted?

OG
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Post by: Scary Terry on June 22, 2010, 03:25:51 PM
Green.  Purple is a close 2nd.

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Post by: Sean on June 22, 2010, 05:23:32 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])


UP, you have some SERIOUS talent.  You're blessed because you LOVE doing something that you're flat out GREAT at.  You have a passion for monsters, specifically the humanoid/ape type and you just know how to make them. 

And as popular an image as the ape-man/ monster thingy is.... you seem to have an original style.  I'm sure that you are inspired by certain images... but I don't see YOUR version/ product quite anywhere else.

I was at the boardwalk in Point Pleasant and they have this undersea mural on a building wall... I 've also seen one similar in VA Beach.... I would think the natives would be knocking each other over to beg you to do something akin to that out in Northern California where thet sell so much bigfoot stuff along the PAC Coast Highway...

I personally love your stuff.  I will fight anyone who disagrees with me. ;D
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Post by: Sean on June 22, 2010, 05:24:58 PM
Actually, I'd like to get some feedback/input on which of these color schemes is the most suitable:

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BarnabasColors.jpg[/url])


Right now, I like the blue.  They're ALL great.  You are a terrific talent, GF.
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Post by: Scatter on June 22, 2010, 08:23:51 PM
UP, you have some SERIOUS talent.  You're blessed because you LOVE doing something that you're flat out GREAT at.  You have a passion for monsters, specifically the humanoid/ape type and you just know how to make them. 

 


UP is so into the hominid creatures that he can take a ball of clay while he's watching TV and replicate Classic Kong's visage without even a reference to look at. I can't even create a sphere with a ball of clay.

Hey UP, you do any color on those pics?? You could sell those in B&W or color. Some swampy green water and foliage, dirty brown fur, blue sky and red eyes.......get CHILLS just thinkin' about it.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 22, 2010, 11:05:59 PM
Gillman-Fan, just when I thought you couldn't out-do yourself, you draw that BARNABAS!  Fantastic!  And I like the blue.

Nice Work UP! Love seeing things to help to perpetuate and keep the Legends alive!

Is this all pencil?

I've only been on the boards for a year now, do you have any other works posted?

OG

Actually, it's just a black Sharpie on cheap computer paper (not that Scatter isn't worth higher quality mediums  :D)


Thanks everyone, for the complimentary feedback.  But be warned, the hairy humanoids and creepy hominids are gonna be crawling out of the woodwork now!


UP is so into the hominid creatures that he can take a ball of clay while he's watching TV and replicate Classic Kong's visage without even a reference to look at. I can't even create a sphere with a ball of clay.

Hey UP, you do any color on those pics?? You could sell those in B&W or color. Some swampy green water and foliage, dirty brown fur, blue sky and red eyes.......get CHILLS just thinkin' about it.

Yep, the ol' "Fun-Doh" KONG.  BTW, keep an eye on your mailbox, Scatter.  And I'm getting right on that "color" idea!


Thanks again UMAniacs!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 23, 2010, 11:17:47 AM


Actually, it's just a black Sharpie on cheap computer paper (not that Scatter isn't worth higher quality mediums  :D)




Nice. Sharpie can be unforgiving!
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 23, 2010, 12:43:58 PM
UP, great work man...
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 24, 2010, 12:37:04 AM
UMAniacs...  U.P., you're on to something here (or ON something - either way works by me!)  The wheels are turning, Alice!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 24, 2010, 04:13:50 PM
UMAniacs...  U.P., you're on to something here (or ON something - either way works by me!)  The wheels are turning, Alice!


You mean - something like this? :o
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img043.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on June 24, 2010, 04:15:47 PM
You mean - something like this? :o
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img043.jpg[/url])


LOL!! LOVE IT!!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on June 24, 2010, 04:21:26 PM
THAT is pretty cool!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 24, 2010, 05:11:48 PM
Damn UP! Have you just found your long lost crayons????

Good job!

Keep 'em coming!
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Post by: Scatter on June 24, 2010, 05:25:15 PM
Damn UP! Have you just found your long lost crayons????

Good job!

Keep 'em coming!

No, he's like Samson. His wife shaved all the hair off his back,and he lost all creative powers until it grew back.

I TOLD you all that he was an artiste!
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Post by: The Creeper on June 24, 2010, 05:35:16 PM
That is awesome UP!  You just keep on impressing me with your artwork my friend!
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Post by: Sean on June 24, 2010, 05:37:28 PM
The sketching AND the colors are great.
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 24, 2010, 08:50:37 PM
Cool as a fan UP!
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Post by: RICKH on June 24, 2010, 10:14:02 PM
U.P. I love your work!
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Post by: Monolith on June 25, 2010, 12:39:24 AM
Love it!
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Post by: Gillboy on June 25, 2010, 02:15:39 PM
Large Acrylic Painting I did of The Creature of the Black Lagoon.....autographed  by the late great Ben Chapman.

                                                                            gillboy



     (http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_c9b6797d2f7046ebae9fe289b90fe575.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 25, 2010, 02:21:23 PM
Gillboy!!! Very nice! I know how hard it is to paint the Creature, and you did a wonderful job!!

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on June 25, 2010, 02:57:11 PM
Large Acrylic Painting I did of The Creature of the Black Lagoon.....autographed  by the late great Ben Chapman.

                                                                            gillboy



     ([url]http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_c9b6797d2f7046ebae9fe289b90fe575.jpg[/url])


NIIICE!! And nothing completes it like an autograph from the Creech himself!!
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Post by: Scatter on June 25, 2010, 02:59:00 PM
UP, what did you use to color the UMAniac?? Looks fantastic!
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Post by: lappys22 on June 25, 2010, 03:07:46 PM
Very nice painting!
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 25, 2010, 08:38:02 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])
   
DAMN. This is awesome UP. This looks like it could have came from one of my Warren magazines.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 25, 2010, 10:32:55 PM
You mean - something like this? :o
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img043.jpg[/url])

Yowzer!  This needs to be a poster or on a t-shirt, Mark!  Thanks for putting this together!
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Post by: Gasport on June 25, 2010, 11:15:27 PM
LOVE IT!...Once again, UP you rise to the occasion. GREAT colors, too!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 26, 2010, 01:42:44 PM
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img043.jpg[/url])
   
This could be the solution to the UMA T-shirt problem. This would make an excellent UMA shirt.  ;D
Once again, fantastic art UP.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on June 26, 2010, 02:10:18 PM
No question about it, that's an awesome rendering!

IMO the Frankenstein head elements may still be too close to the original. Might I suggest a Dracula widow's peak?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 26, 2010, 10:18:15 PM
No question about it, that's an awesome rendering!

IMO the Frankenstein head elements may still be too close to the original. Might I suggest a Dracula widow's peak?


Coming from one of favorite monster makers, that's an awesome compliment!  Thanks!  And thanks for the suggestion, too.  I threw a quick "widow's peak" in there.  Didn't expect so much feedback on this piece, but it was a fun & goofy project!  Could even put the top of D's cape around his neck.

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img046.jpg)

UP, what did you use to color the UMAniac?? Looks fantastic!


A couple of Sharpies, some Crayola markers & a colored pencil or two.  

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Post by: The Creeper on June 27, 2010, 03:02:13 AM
It looks great UP!
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Post by: Illoman on June 27, 2010, 02:11:35 PM
Here's my latest, Bela Lugosi and Frances Dade, oils, 16"x20" on canvas board. It's for sale over in the Classifieds.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela2-2.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 27, 2010, 05:31:41 PM
Illoman, I really like that Dracula painting.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 27, 2010, 05:37:12 PM
Fantastic DRAC, Mike!  And a very cool CREATURE, Gillboy!!
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Post by: Sean on June 27, 2010, 06:08:31 PM
The 'look' in Lugosi's eyes in that painting is EVIL.  Amazing job capturing it.
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Post by: Scatter on June 27, 2010, 09:12:16 PM
Love that Bela!! UP, you got anything else to show us?? Do you have any of those little Kong sculptures?? Don't stop now dude, I'm lovin' it all!!
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Post by: Sean on June 29, 2010, 08:10:00 PM
Here's a sample of what I like to do for fun.  This is a pencil/ charcoal sketch of Dan Marino after he broke Fran Tarkenton's TD pass record.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4747006435_87ca7207f2.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 29, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
Sean, that's great! Nice job.

Mike
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 29, 2010, 11:20:31 PM
Dang, Sean!  That's really cool!  Nice job!
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Post by: batgirly on June 30, 2010, 08:23:49 AM
These are all really great! Monsters really bring out the creativity in people. Here is an image from an exhibition of mine.
(http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=lascienegasprojects.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Flascienegasprojects.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F05%2Fwe-saw-creatures-install-6.jpg&sref=http%3A%2F%2Flascienegasprojects.wordpress.com%2F)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on June 30, 2010, 09:56:06 AM
These are all really great! Monsters really bring out the creativity in people. Here is an image from an exhibition of mine.
([url]http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=lascienegasprojects.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Flascienegasprojects.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F05%2Fwe-saw-creatures-install-6.jpg&sref=http%3A%2F%2Flascienegasprojects.wordpress.com%2F[/url])


so...umm...what is it that you were going for here?

It's most def creepy, especially the thing coming out of the floor...reminds me of the shadow people...
Left bottom corner-is that a penguin?
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Post by: batgirly on June 30, 2010, 04:26:29 PM
If you see a penguin, a penguin it is.
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Post by: Sean on June 30, 2010, 05:52:55 PM
Batgirly, that's really cool.  I don't even know how you did it, but to me, it's like looking at clouds... you just keep looking and you see different things.  Really creative.
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Post by: Sean on June 30, 2010, 05:54:49 PM
UP & Illoman, really appreciate the kind words... you guys are SO talented, that to hear from you 2------it means a lot to me.  Thanks.
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Post by: batgirly on June 30, 2010, 06:37:52 PM
Thanks for the kind words Sean. I see those sculptures as shapeshifting specters.

Your drawing up there shows a great deal of sensitivity. Great job!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 01, 2010, 08:32:33 AM
Here's my latest:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SaucermenSmall.jpg)

Do you thing it should just be titled "Saucer Man"? What color would suit him best, pink or green?
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 01, 2010, 05:07:58 PM
Here's my latest:

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SaucermenSmall.jpg[/url])

Do you thing it should just be titled "Saucer Man"? What color would suit him best, pink or green?


How about a combination of pink & green?
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 01, 2010, 05:40:28 PM
In keeping with the original "Mani-Yack" style, I try and keep the color scheme to one base color (pink, blue or green) and use red as the accent.

Doing one in green and one in pink is also an option.

Should I change the headline?
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Post by: Wicked Lester on July 01, 2010, 07:56:16 PM
How about a combination of pink & green?

Nope,neon green with either yellow or bright purple veins. The combination's of colors are amazing and custom pieces make more $. ;)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 01, 2010, 08:30:28 PM
Well, they're all pretty much custom pieces at this point.
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Post by: lappys22 on July 01, 2010, 09:30:59 PM
Green and keep it the same.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 01, 2010, 10:26:44 PM
what I meant was green with a hazy shade of pinkish to it, nothing that would over do it.....then add the purple or yellow veins to it..
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 01, 2010, 11:29:21 PM
 I think Gillman-fan has it perfect as is. I like the `60's retro look his work has.
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Post by: RICKH on July 02, 2010, 11:29:31 PM
This is a triptych project that I've been working on for the last few weeks.  I had some Masonite panels  left over from some of my high school art classes and thought I would put them to good use.  The long narrow shape of the panels made me think of the old Aurora long boxes, so  I thought I would do a tribute to the Trinity of monsters.  The photos are the best I could manage without a tripod.  Now I've got to make box frames that go on the back of the paintings and they will be ready for hanging...the only problem is I don't have a place to hang them in my studio.
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9516/canon1443.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on July 03, 2010, 06:33:39 AM
That's excellent!! I love the moon and the stuff in the foreground, the way it "frames" the monsters. Great job!!

Mike
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Post by: Inkfink on July 03, 2010, 07:43:07 AM
Imagine these as the entrance to a dark ride! Very cool!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on July 03, 2010, 08:44:08 AM
That came out great Rick. Especially with  Frankie against the orange sky. The color combo really works well.
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Post by: RICKH on July 03, 2010, 09:03:46 AM
Thanks guys!  Working on this was a lot of fun. 
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 03, 2010, 03:31:18 PM
. . . and the color versions.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SaucermenClrGreenSmall.jpg)
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SaucermenClrPinkSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 03, 2010, 04:19:32 PM
Gillman-fan....digging both, but really love the pinkish one more...
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 03, 2010, 04:37:29 PM
RICKH - I dig that monster trio!  Like Inkfink alluded to, it reminds me of some of the creepy/cool carnival banners I used to drool over!  Really neat!

Gillman-Fan, both colors look awesome, but I still like the green a tad more.  Either way, excellent as usual!
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Post by: RICKH on July 03, 2010, 07:04:56 PM
Thanks U.P.! 
Gillman-fan, I agree with U.P.  I like the green.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on July 03, 2010, 07:13:21 PM
Thanks U.P.! 
Gillman-fan, I agree with U.P.  I like the green.

Shall we make it a trio on the green? Looks great to me.
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Post by: Monolith on July 04, 2010, 01:53:09 AM
The green and red pops a little more than the pink and red.
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Post by: Sean on July 04, 2010, 10:41:57 AM
Green.  The pink and red kinda wash each other out.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 04, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
Well, the green one has been selling pretty quick already . . . the masses have spoken.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 07, 2010, 11:19:24 PM
I promised my seven year old granddaughter, Autumn, that I would post her "monster" art on here.  She's been staying with us for the past 2 weeks, and even though she's more of a "girly-girl", she did manage to make her ol' Pappy a couple of creepy creatures to hang in his monster room.

Prepare to be SCARED!

THE BLOODY SKULL CREATURE:
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img048.jpg)

RED-EYED FRANKENSTEIN:
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img047.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 07, 2010, 11:43:49 PM
 Those are awesome UP, definitely deserve a place in the monster room.  Autumn did a great job on those pictures.
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Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 12:20:09 AM
HA!! Hey, she inherited some of grandpa's artistic talent! Autumn, they are extremely cool.......I'd be proud to hang them in my house.
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Post by: RICKH on July 08, 2010, 01:05:27 AM
Wow! Those are great!  U.P. you have a Basil Gogos Jr. for a granddaughter.  I love them.
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 07:15:21 AM
Autumn is a fine artist! Those look wonderful!!! Frame them and hang them up!

Mike
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Post by: michblk on July 08, 2010, 07:18:32 AM
I love it UP! ;D  You should get her to draw a picture of the Unknown Primate!

BK
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 05:07:15 PM
Okay, here's my latest. Just finished him today.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Barney.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 05:10:05 PM
Okay, here's my latest. Just finished him today.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Barney.jpg[/url])

Thanks,
Mike


Not BAD ENOUGH that you taunt me with your monster art..........NOW you gotta taunt me with unbelievable art from my favorite TV show too.

Mike, I don't have words. That captures Knotts in that iconic role BETTER than anything else I've ever seen. Just awesome.
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 05:22:22 PM
Thanks, Scatter. I appreciate it. He was a lot of fun to paint.

Mike
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Post by: lappys22 on July 08, 2010, 05:37:42 PM
Perfect! Great job!
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Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 05:40:19 PM
Thanks, Scatter. I appreciate it. He was a lot of fun to paint.

Mike

Mike, is Barney for a client, or just for fun?
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 07:04:01 PM
Thanks, lappys22!! Scatter, Barney was done for a client. He also commissioned one of Andy which I'm working on right now.

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 07:12:49 PM
Thanks, lappys22!! Scatter, Barney was done for a client. He also commissioned one of Andy which I'm working on right now.

Mike

OOOOOOooo..........PLEASE post Andy when you're done?? PLEEEEEEZE??
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 07:14:28 PM
OOOOOOooo..........PLEASE post Andy when you're done?? PLEEEEEEZE??

In the words of Curley, "Soitenly!"

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Post by: Gasport on July 08, 2010, 07:34:09 PM
GREAT choice of characters and you TOTALLY nailed Ol' Barn... Love those eyes!! Can't wait to see Andy!
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Post by: Illoman on July 08, 2010, 07:48:18 PM
Thanks, Gasport! I appreciate it!!!
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Post by: Sean on July 08, 2010, 09:17:27 PM
In the words of Curley, "Soitenly!"



More great stuff, Illoman... I was just imagining your spot-on paintings of TV Land icons------but as classic monsters or zombies.  Ever think of doing that?  Floyd the barber as a werewolf?  In his barber shirt?  Aunt ZOMBee?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 08, 2010, 09:34:46 PM
... my favorite TV show too.


Can never pass up an episode - the black & white ones, that is!


Mike, just an awesome, AWESOME job!  You ARE amazing!!
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Post by: Scatter on July 08, 2010, 10:05:38 PM
Can never pass up an episode - the black & white ones, that is!


Mike, just an awesome, AWESOME job!  You ARE amazing!!

There ARE no color episodes of Andy Griffith. NONE, DO YOU HEAR??
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Post by: Illoman on July 09, 2010, 05:27:55 AM
Thanks Sean and UP. "Mayberry Zombies"? I dunno. The monster Mayberry sounds interesting. I guess if they can "zombify" Jane Austen they can zombify Mayberry!

Mike
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Post by: Gasport on July 09, 2010, 10:52:27 AM
Yeah, Aunt Bea and Clara are already frightening enough!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 09, 2010, 12:07:08 PM
Any monster-fication of the Howard Sprague character would be an improvement. An invisible man treatment being the optimal choice.
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Post by: RICKH on July 09, 2010, 02:33:12 PM
Mike, good grief!  That painting is wonderful!  I love Barney.  For the last 4 years our church has done a Mayberry Christmas prograGm, and Barney has been the star of the show.  Great work as always.
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Post by: Illoman on July 09, 2010, 09:51:20 PM
Mike, good grief!  That painting is wonderful!  I love Barney.  For the last 4 years our church has done a Mayberry Christmas prograGm, and Barney has been the star of the show.  Great work as always.

Thanks, Rickh I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Sean on July 10, 2010, 10:29:49 PM
I promised my seven year old granddaughter, Autumn, that I would post her "monster" art on here.  She's been staying with us for the past 2 weeks, and even though she's more of a "girly-girl", she did manage to make her ol' Pappy a couple of creepy creatures to hang in his monster room.

Prepare to be SCARED!

THE BLOODY SKULL CREATURE:
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img048.jpg[/url])

RED-EYED FRANKENSTEIN:
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img047.jpg[/url])
>>>>>>>


Both are quite good.... but that skull actually has quite realistic dimensions and I can see that the teeth were all done seperately, yet seem to blend well.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 11, 2010, 12:53:57 AM
Yes Sean - I was amazed at how "even" she made the teeth.  She drew several skulls in pencil first, erasing them till the paper tore because she couldn't "get it right".  She finally damn near nailed the shape and I told her, " Maybe you should paint this one. "   She usually doesn't draw a lot, but she tried & tried, especially the skull.  The Frank, she drew the first time and was happy with it.

And check this out - I showed her the pics I posted here, and read the (very kind) posts to her that everyone left.  She says, " They can buy them for 5 dollars each, if they want. "   ;D
I reminded her that " Hey, I thought these were for ME! "
THAT kinda flabbergasted her for a second, then she said, " Well, I meant I could make some more! ", followed by a sweet, and slightly guilty looking smile!!
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Post by: Illoman on July 12, 2010, 06:27:48 PM
Okay, just finished Andy....

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Andyfinal.jpg)

Mike
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Post by: Scatter on July 12, 2010, 06:57:51 PM
ME WANTY...........BOTH OF THEM!!

BTW, now I REALLY hate you, you talented S.O.B!!

Seriously, I envy you dude. You're unbelievable!
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Post by: Illoman on July 12, 2010, 07:25:33 PM
Thanks, Scatter... I guess!  LOL!!!

Mike
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Post by: Sean on July 12, 2010, 07:30:18 PM
That's just great, Mike... it's totally Andy.
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Post by: Sean on July 12, 2010, 07:31:37 PM
Yes Sean - I was amazed at how "even" she made the teeth.  She drew several skulls in pencil first, erasing them till the paper tore because she couldn't "get it right".  She finally damn near nailed the shape and I told her, " Maybe you should paint this one. "   She usually doesn't draw a lot, but she tried & tried, especially the skull.  The Frank, she drew the first time and was happy with it.

And check this out - I showed her the pics I posted here, and read the (very kind) posts to her that everyone left.  She says, " They can buy them for 5 dollars each, if they want. "   ;D
I reminded her that " Hey, I thought these were for ME! "
THAT kinda flabbergasted her for a second, then she said, " Well, I meant I could make some more! ", followed by a sweet, and slightly guilty looking smile!!

Precious stuff, Mark.  They are priceless.
 
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Post by: Illoman on July 12, 2010, 07:48:26 PM
That's just great, Mike... it's totally Andy.

Thanks, Sean, I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on July 12, 2010, 08:10:38 PM
The Andy portrait is GREAT!  Your best yet.

Gotta watch Griffith in No Time for Sergeants -- it's waiting for me on the DVR....
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Post by: Illoman on July 12, 2010, 08:12:45 PM
Thanks a lot, Terry, I appreciate your comment. I painted it a bit looser than I usually do, and am pleased with the way it turned out.

Mike
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Post by: Sean on July 12, 2010, 08:16:22 PM
Mike, is there a name for the style you use to paint?  These figures look like they're images right out of a 50's Boy's Life mag.
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Post by: Illoman on July 12, 2010, 08:21:23 PM
Mike, is there a name for the style you use to paint?  These figures look like they're images right out of a 50's Boy's Life mag.

I'll be honest with you, probably not! LOL!! I do love and appreciate pulp illustration, 50's and 60's illustration, and I think my style reflects my appreciation of those styles. The so-called Golden Age of Illustration was indeed the golden age of art as far as I'm concerned. Those guys used fine art to sell products, and were derided somewhat for it by the art community. I still think those guys, Sundblom, Rockwell, Schaeffer, Parrish, Wyeth were the god of art.

Sean, I really appreciate you picking up on that!!

Mike
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Post by: Sean on July 12, 2010, 08:30:27 PM
I'll be honest with you, probably not! LOL!! I do love and appreciate pulp illustration, 50's and 60's illustration, and I think my style reflects my appreciation of those styles. The so-called Golden Age of Illustration was indeed the golden age of art as far as I'm concerned. Those guys used fine art to sell products, and were derided somewhat for it by the art community. I still think those guys, Sundblom, Rockwell, Schaeffer, Parrish, Wyeth were the god of art.

Sean, I really appreciate you picking up on that!!

Mike

Yes, Mike.... that's exactly where I was trying to go with my comment.  You have captured that style, no doubt.  I love it.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on July 15, 2010, 06:55:57 AM
Mike,your stuff is nothing short of AWESOME. That Andy almost makes me want to help eat some of Aunt Bea's pickles.  ;)
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Post by: Illoman on July 15, 2010, 07:35:55 AM
Mike,your stuff is nothing short of AWESOME. That Andy almost makes me want to help eat some of Aunt Bea's pickles.  ;)

Thanks, Lester I appreciate it.

Mike
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Post by: Illoman on July 20, 2010, 05:33:15 PM
Okay, here's on oldie!! When I was in college, I started sculpting various comic characters. I remember doing Cheech Wizard, Cerebus, etc...
Most of them I gave away to friends, but this guy I kept for myself. He's about thirty years old now, and I had a blast sculpting him.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FFCat.jpg)

My wife and I when we were dating, would hit the local head shop which was close to a drive in theater, get some Fat Freddie's Cat comix and head to the movies!!

Mike
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Post by: Gasport on July 20, 2010, 11:05:08 PM
You TOTALLY nailed Fat Freddy's cat...how about that Cheech?
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Post by: Illoman on July 21, 2010, 06:18:30 AM
You TOTALLY nailed Fat Freddy's cat...how about that Cheech?

Unfortunately I don't have any photos of my other sculptures.  :(

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 21, 2010, 07:40:30 AM
very nice, the way you captured the feel of the era. yes yes, very nice indeeeed!!!!
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 23, 2010, 11:00:43 AM
Mike, I agree with your allusions to the golden age of illustration. Your style shows it well. Being the chair of the illustration program at The Art Institute of Atlanta, I immerse myself in that rich history. There are some great sets on Flickr for anyone interested in "mid-century" imagery. Love the Andy. Keep up the great work.
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Post by: Illoman on July 23, 2010, 12:30:10 PM
Mike, I agree with your allusions to the golden age of illustration. Your style shows it well. Being the chair of the illustration program at The Art Institute of Atlanta, I immerse myself in that rich history. There are some great sets on Flickr for anyone interested in "mid-century" imagery. Love the Andy. Keep up the great work.

Thanks, DL I appreciate it.

Sounds like you have an awesome job!!! Congrats!

Mike
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 23, 2010, 09:16:55 PM
My latest project:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SilverMedallion.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on July 23, 2010, 09:48:36 PM
My latest project:

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/SilverMedallion.jpg[/url])

That turned out GREAT!  Oh, what a bad time for me to have no "fun budget."
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 23, 2010, 10:29:56 PM
I totally understand, Terry.

Not to worry though, they'll be around for a while . . . until I get tired of making them.
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 24, 2010, 12:25:34 AM
([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FFCat.jpg[/url])

   
Mike, that is  awesome. I still have some Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy's Cat comics, and that is priceless.
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on July 24, 2010, 08:18:56 AM
I don't know if I mentioned this a while back, but my grandfather's an artist. He's well-known locally, but it's Northern Ireland so that ain't much. He's actually English, from Lancashire I think.
 Here's some of his stuff:

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo43/KissMyAssHoney/Neil20Shawcross20Still20life20L.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo43/KissMyAssHoney/452_full.jpg)

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo43/KissMyAssHoney/neil_shawcross.jpg)


He does portraits and other stuff too, but I like his bottles and still lifes better.
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Post by: Illoman on July 24, 2010, 09:04:04 AM
Very nice, Female Drac! I agree with you, and like the first two better. Thanks for sharing those.

Mike
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Post by: Monolith on July 24, 2010, 04:01:43 PM
Picasso had his blue period, looks like your grandfather is in his red period. Just jokin' (nice reds)
But seriously tell him we like those even 'though they don't have Dracula's or Mummy's in them.
And thank you for posting them.

About 15-20 years ago I made some collages. Here's one that's all about death and resurrection.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2131.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on July 24, 2010, 04:07:06 PM
Not sure what people will think of these.
This one is psychedelic in nature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2117.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on July 24, 2010, 04:14:13 PM
This one is all about time-travel. I censored it a little bit. Wasn't too sure what I could show.
I have more, but I think some of them might be a little too intense for here.
Let me know what you think.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2124-1.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on July 24, 2010, 04:25:51 PM
Monolith, very interesting. Have you considered a shrink? LOL!!! Just kidding! But seriously one of the functions of art is to make you think, and these pieces do make one think. I'd like to hear your thought processes behind the creation of these. They are very intriguing to me. Nice work!

Mike
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Post by: Big Swan on July 24, 2010, 07:15:25 PM
I just recieved two paintings done by Illoman.FANTASTIC!if you haven't seen his work,you're really missing out on a great talent.Thanks again Mike
                                                              Kevin
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Post by: Scatter on July 24, 2010, 07:30:10 PM
And I've got a painting on the way........MIKE ROCKS!!
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Post by: Illoman on July 24, 2010, 07:33:02 PM
Thanks, guys!! Much appreciated!

Mike
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Post by: Monolith on July 25, 2010, 12:37:43 AM
Monolith, very interesting. Have you considered a shrink? LOL!!! Just kidding! But seriously one of the functions of art is to make you think, and these pieces do make one think. I'd like to hear your thought processes behind the creation of these. They are very intriguing to me. Nice work!

Mike

Well, you're not the first one to suggest a shrink, but I did these 15-20 years ago. I remember in some cases like the first one I had the image of the mummy and I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like so I searched through magazines and books until I found just what I wanted and then connected it all together. In the case of the other two I didn't have a pre-conceived notion of what I wanted and just gathered images that seemed connected and assembled them coming up with a theme along the way.

This is the first time I've ever really showed them to anyone. If they make the viewer think then I take that as a high compliment. I like the idea of people having their own interpretations of them.

Thanks for the comments, I've been enjoying your paintings, I like them a lot, by the way.

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Post by: Sean on July 25, 2010, 10:49:21 AM
This one is all about time-travel. I censored it a little bit. Wasn't too sure what I could show.
I have more, but I think some of them might be a little too intense for here.
Let me know what you think.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2124-1.jpg[/url])


Actually, I think that's a photograph of my backyard last Memorial Day. ;D
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Post by: Monolith on July 25, 2010, 08:34:55 PM
Sean- you HAVE to invite me over next Memorial day!
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Post by: Sean on July 25, 2010, 08:45:20 PM
Sean- you HAVE to invite me over next Memorial day!

No problem. My wife and I were slow dancing amidst guinea fowl, then the volcano erupted after our neighbors, the Primitivemen came over to show us their baby----which induced labor in somebody's brother's date, naturally, yeah.... that's how it went down.

Seriously, I enjoy your stuff.  It makes the eye wander and dares the mind to interpret.  Wonderful, creative stuff.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 26, 2010, 01:00:50 AM

wasnt this a Beatle's album cover,when they were tripping on LSD??  ;D

Monolith-were you sober when you made this?  8)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 26, 2010, 05:05:03 PM
Monolith - FAAAARRRRRRRRR OUT!!!  Love your stuff!!
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Post by: Monolith on July 26, 2010, 09:35:24 PM
Thanks guys, and yes, I was totally straight when I made them. If I was tripping they would be INSANE!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 28, 2010, 01:37:25 PM
Here's a gold version of my Dracula medallion sculpt on a mocked-up ribbon.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/GoldMedallion.jpg)
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Post by: RICKH on July 28, 2010, 11:15:58 PM
Here's a Wolfman painting that I've just completed. 
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7069/img1865p.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on July 29, 2010, 06:13:39 AM
Whoa! What's the resolution of that wolfman photo? The load time was killer.
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Post by: RICKH on July 29, 2010, 07:22:14 AM
Wow, I see what you mean.  I didn't do anything differently when I posted the pic than I've done before.  I think I'll remove it and repost.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 29, 2010, 02:18:20 PM
Nice Job RickH  8)
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Post by: RICKH on July 29, 2010, 03:52:49 PM
Okay, I'll try this again.  This is a Wolfman painting that I've been working on.
(http://a.imageshack.us/img833/788/img1866.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on July 29, 2010, 04:21:57 PM
Very nice, RICKH!!! I like the simplicity of this. It really reminds me of folk art. Nice, nice job!!!!

Mike
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Post by: Monolith on July 29, 2010, 08:16:09 PM
Nice job on the Wolf man, I like the colors.
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Post by: RICKH on July 29, 2010, 10:14:23 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys!
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Post by: Sean on July 30, 2010, 12:03:04 PM
Yeah, definitely a folk-art feel to it.  Terrific!
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Post by: RICKH on July 30, 2010, 03:44:11 PM
Thanks Sean!  I hope to do a pop art block print of the more famous Topstone masks next.  I'm also thinking about doing a Jaymar puzzle box type painting.
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Post by: RICKH on August 03, 2010, 12:26:35 AM
Well, I've worked on this project off and on since last winter.  I took the left over material that my students use to do block printing and cut miniature plates of the more popular Topstone masks.  So I ended up with 16 images.  I printed each on a 4"x4" sheet of paper and then mounted them on a 20"x20" black background.  I think of it as Pop Art Topstones.  Let me say some of the mask images were a challenge to carve. I love the iconic drawing of the Topstones and tried to stay faithful to the original images.  If anyone would be interested in a very limited edition of this print I would be glad to pull some more.  I'll put up a thread in Monsters for Sale.
(http://a.imageshack.us/img826/3997/img1910.jpg)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img818/8326/img1909.jpg)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img713/5363/img1908hs.jpg)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img153/1129/img1907u.jpg)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img413/7855/img1906w.jpg)
(http://a.imageshack.us/img16/2100/img1905m.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monolith on August 03, 2010, 01:19:00 AM
Nice job on the pop art Topstones---they look great!
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Post by: lappys22 on August 03, 2010, 07:55:00 AM
Very cool!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 04, 2010, 12:30:15 PM
those are terrific
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 04, 2010, 12:31:22 PM
very nice,  i like
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery! evil dead ash
Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 04, 2010, 12:33:04 PM
this is what i have been working on, hope you all like(http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.163545960.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on August 04, 2010, 03:48:04 PM
Thanks for the kind words Monolith, Lappys22, and Artman 666!  I enjoyed working on the Topstone prints.

Artman, the Ash painting is fantastic!  It looks as if it would be used for either a bookcover or a movie poster.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 05, 2010, 07:02:03 AM
i did a bit of that back in school and enjoyed it a lot, i would be very interested in purchasing a set of those when they are available
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on August 05, 2010, 09:53:53 AM
My latest, 16"x20" oil on canvas board. It's for sale in the classifieds.

Thanks,
Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VP1.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 05, 2010, 10:10:00 AM
i like that a lot, very nice
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Post by: Illoman on August 05, 2010, 10:13:50 AM
Thanks, Artman!!
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Post by: michblk on August 05, 2010, 11:39:39 AM
That's a great piece Mike!  Love the facial expression!

BK
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Post by: RICKH on August 05, 2010, 04:45:22 PM
Very nice Mike!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 06, 2010, 11:59:51 AM
Playing "catch-up" since my computer's been down for a month.  Fantastic artwork, EVERYONE!  Everything's awesome & inspiring!
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Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 12:44:38 PM
Thanks Sean!  I hope to do a pop art block print of the more famous Topstone masks next.  I'm also thinking about doing a Jaymar puzzle box type painting.

Dang!  THAT is going to be terrific!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 12:46:16 PM
Well, I've worked on this project off and on since last winter.  I took the left over material that my students use to do block printing and cut miniature plates of the more popular Topstone masks.  So I ended up with 16 images.  I printed each on a 4"x4" sheet of paper and then mounted them on a 20"x20" black background.  I think of it as Pop Art Topstones.  Let me say some of the mask images were a challenge to carve. I love the iconic drawing of the Topstones and tried to stay faithful to the original images.  If anyone would be interested in a very limited edition of this print I would be glad to pull some more.  I'll put up a thread in Monsters for Sale.



Simply awesome.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery! evil dead ash
Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 12:48:16 PM
this is what i have been working on, hope you all like([url]http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.163545960.jpg[/url])


Artman, that is great.  Aside from the main subject of the image, I like how you capture the sky and the trees against the moonlight.
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Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 12:50:42 PM
My latest, 16"x20" oil on canvas board. It's for sale in the classifieds.

Thanks,
Mike

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VP1.jpg[/url])


Mike, you've accomplished what should be impossible.... you have Vincent looking sinister in his own shadows within a bright Rockwellian, 50's mag ad.  Beautiful!
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Post by: Illoman on August 08, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
Wow, thanks Sean I appreciate that!

MIke
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Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 04:50:36 PM
Wow, thanks Sean I appreciate that!

MIke

Mike, it's cheery and dark in the same snapshot look.... AMAZING.  This is something Morticia and Gomez Addams would have hanging in their great room.
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Post by: Sean on August 08, 2010, 04:55:02 PM
Nice job on the pop art Topstones---they look great!

I keep coming back to look at these images made from block printing plates that Rick carved himself, and I'm flabbergasted.  HOW do you do it?!!?  Super talent, bro.  And you accomplished what you wanted to-----you did stay true to the Topstones with these images.

I'm floored just taking it all in----the process by which you developed the plates and the product they rendered.  Amazing.
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Post by: RICKH on August 08, 2010, 08:17:16 PM
Thanks Sean!  Like I said, I've worked on the carving off and on since about March and finished it a couple of weeks ago. The material that I used is called Softkut and is similar to a plastic or vinyl eraser.  It is not the best material for fine detail, but I had a lot of left over pieces that I wanted to use up.  I love those images that I used to see in the back of FM and wanted to recreate them in  print that I could hang on my wall.  I did a similar pop art piece a few years ago, but the image was of the Shadow.  Thanks again for your kind words.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on August 10, 2010, 06:44:22 AM
thank you for the kind words.
Title: Frank Dietz hits a new low!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on August 11, 2010, 01:47:47 PM
...in choice of subjects for portraiture! But Frank's technique, style, and ability to capture a likeness both realistically and humorously are second to no one.

Okay, so this'll seem egotistical of me, but I am SO SO SO proud of it I can't help but show it off:

(http://a.imageshack.us/img826/7459/maxcheney.jpg)

I commissioned Frank to draw me for the Famous Monsters website, where I'm now contributing. I got a far better portrait than I could have imagined. See a brief interview with Frank HERE:

http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/ (http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/)

Thanks, Frank!
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Post by: Illoman on August 11, 2010, 03:15:49 PM
...in choice of subjects for portraiture! But Frank's technique, style, and ability to capture a likeness both realistically and humorously are second to no one.

Okay, so this'll seem egotistical of me, but I am SO SO SO proud of it I can't help but show it off:

([url]http://a.imageshack.us/img826/7459/maxcheney.jpg[/url])

I commissioned Frank to draw me for the Famous Monsters website, where I'm now contributing. I got a far better portrait than I could have imagined. See a brief interview with Frank HERE:

[url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url] ([url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url])

Totally awesome, Max!!! Frank did an incredible job!!!

Mike

Thanks, Frank!
Title: Re: Frank Dietz hits a new low!
Post by: Scatter on August 11, 2010, 03:49:37 PM
...in choice of subjects for portraiture! But Frank's technique, style, and ability to capture a likeness both realistically and humorously are second to no one.

Okay, so this'll seem egotistical of me, but I am SO SO SO proud of it I can't help but show it off:

([url]http://a.imageshack.us/img826/7459/maxcheney.jpg[/url])

I commissioned Frank to draw me for the Famous Monsters website, where I'm now contributing. I got a far better portrait than I could have imagined. See a brief interview with Frank HERE:

[url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url] ([url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url])

Thanks, Frank!


WOW!! That's awesome!! Congrats Max on such a great and unique piece!!
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Post by: typhooforme on August 11, 2010, 07:12:19 PM
Kudos on top of kudos, Max AND Frank!
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Post by: michblk on August 11, 2010, 09:25:55 PM
Oh my, Frank, that has to be the ugliest and scariest thing I have ever seen.  It's hideous....   ;)

BK
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on August 11, 2010, 10:24:12 PM
Yes! Yes! Gaze upon my accursed ugliness!

With this portrait I shall turn people into stone and rule the world!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: CreepyJeff on August 12, 2010, 12:00:00 AM
Yes! Yes! Gaze upon my accursed ugliness!

With this portrait I shall turn people into stone and rule the world!
I think you meant to say "Stoned people will rule the world!"  Oh wait, that's already true (as far as I know...hic!)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on August 12, 2010, 01:03:36 AM
Mike, you've accomplished what should be impossible.... you have Vincent looking sinister in his own shadows within a bright Rockwellian, 50's mag ad.  Beautiful!

Yes! Sean, that's a perfect description for this beautiful portrait by Illoman.

The Price is Right!
Title: Re: Frank Dietz hits a new low!
Post by: Sean on August 14, 2010, 12:18:09 AM
...in choice of subjects for portraiture! But Frank's technique, style, and ability to capture a likeness both realistically and humorously are second to no one.

Okay, so this'll seem egotistical of me, but I am SO SO SO proud of it I can't help but show it off:

([url]http://a.imageshack.us/img826/7459/maxcheney.jpg[/url])

I commissioned Frank to draw me for the Famous Monsters website, where I'm now contributing. I got a far better portrait than I could have imagined. See a brief interview with Frank HERE:

[url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url] ([url]http://www.famousmonstersoffilmland.com/the-monstrous-art-of-frank-dietz/[/url])

Thanks, Frank!


My GOODNESS!  That's tremendous!
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Post by: Scary Terry on August 14, 2010, 11:07:57 PM
Here's the SCARY MONSTERS cover I just finished tonight.  An all digital creation this time (lots of photo manipulation in Photoshop) -- the notion being what if Lugosi played all the major roles in the original FRANKENSTEIN -- hope you like.

Hmm... flickr has changed the way it's set up -- let's see if I can find the right code to enter here.  Thus USED to be simple...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4892846886_cd1454cf4a_b.jpg)
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Post by: Sean on August 15, 2010, 06:40:16 PM
Terry, that is Lugosi-rrific!
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Post by: Scatter on August 15, 2010, 07:32:26 PM
OK, that proves it.........you can never get enough Bela!! Cool stuff!!
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Post by: Illoman on August 17, 2010, 02:05:24 PM
This is a portrait I did of Mr. Lugosi from last year. Never got around to posting it. 16"x20" oils on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela77.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Scary Terry on August 17, 2010, 08:01:21 PM
Excellent Bela portrait, Mike!  One of your best pieces, I think.
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Post by: Illoman on August 17, 2010, 08:23:12 PM
Thanks a lot, Terry, I really appreciate your comments.

Mike
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Post by: michblk on August 17, 2010, 09:27:29 PM
Terry and Mike, fantastic work on the Lugosi's!

BK
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Post by: Monolith on August 18, 2010, 01:31:20 AM
Yes-I'm lovin' those Lugosi's, you two!
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Post by: Big Swan on August 19, 2010, 09:12:09 AM
great lugosi mike!
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Post by: RICKH on August 19, 2010, 12:07:41 PM
Love the cover Terry!  Mike, as always, fantastic work!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on August 20, 2010, 10:33:35 AM
Just finished this portrait of Bela as Ygor (must be Lugosi month around here!). It is 11"x14", oils on canvas board, and is for sale in the classifieds.


(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Ygor77.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on August 20, 2010, 12:43:53 PM
Mike and Terry-- your Lugosi works are Bel(l)a arte.
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Post by: Illoman on August 20, 2010, 10:08:20 PM
Thanks Max!!!
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Post by: MDG on August 25, 2010, 02:48:14 PM
Did this yesterday while waiting for the tow truck to arrive....

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4926705003_33f1242cd2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4926705003/)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4927300910_8d7820813f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4927300910/)
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Post by: Illoman on August 25, 2010, 05:07:30 PM
Awesome Rat Fink!!!

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Post by: Inkfink on August 26, 2010, 08:32:51 AM
Nize R.F.!
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Post by: MDG on August 26, 2010, 02:51:27 PM
Thanks! Ended up (as I thought)  broken tie rod.
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Post by: MDG on August 26, 2010, 08:54:52 PM
Since you liked the RF, I dug up a few things.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4931042862_e0d258ed6b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4931042862/)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4930452285_1a7b0092b1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4930452285/)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4931043382_3d711873ce.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4931043382/)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4931043604_7c242b2d1e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4931043604/)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4931043874_da746e3f5f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4931043874/)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4930453155_828a79e855.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4930453155/)(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4931044842_379fa36f2b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdg14450/4931044842/)
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Post by: lappys22 on August 27, 2010, 08:57:06 AM
Nice work!
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Post by: Inkfink on August 27, 2010, 10:15:46 AM
The Phantom Creeps play Danelectros.... Cool!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on September 03, 2010, 10:45:54 AM
Here's my latest . . . let me know what you think.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/GodzillaSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on September 04, 2010, 02:10:45 AM
Really cool Godzilla.
Looks perfect!
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Post by: Illoman on September 04, 2010, 08:07:57 AM
Gillman, looks great!! I can hear Blue Oyster Cult in the background!! ;D
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Post by: Illoman on September 04, 2010, 09:10:22 PM
Here's my latest: Cabman Gray. Never painted Boris in this role before. 16"x20" oils on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Gray2.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on September 05, 2010, 05:12:16 AM
Niiiiice!
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Post by: michblk on September 05, 2010, 07:39:08 AM
That is sweet Mike.  Love how you did the background, the lighting and shadows.

BK
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Post by: Illoman on September 05, 2010, 08:16:42 AM
Thanks. I wish I had a better photo of it. For some reason I always have trouble shooting pics of my work. Frustrating....

Mike
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Post by: The Creeper on September 09, 2010, 04:55:23 PM
Great stuff guys!
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Post by: Scatter on September 09, 2010, 05:14:40 PM
Thanks. I wish I had a better photo of it. For some reason I always have trouble shooting pics of my work. Frustrating....

Mike

If the real thing is better than the pic, then I'm even more impressed. Mike, that is one of my faves out of all the things you've done.
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Post by: Illoman on September 09, 2010, 06:02:22 PM
Thanks, Scatter, I appreciate that.
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Post by: dlhenderson on September 10, 2010, 02:53:10 PM
Thanks. I wish I had a better photo of it. For some reason I always have trouble shooting pics of my work. Frustrating....

Mike

What are you shootin' with, Mike? In the olden days I used two 3200 kelvin bulbs and tungsten film (w/ a Minolta SLR). After a few minutes those bulbs were about as hot as the surface of the sun. After burning my hand (and melting the back of a chair) I decided to go for the real McCoy. Nowadays, I just take the work outdoors and shoot in daylight. The auto color balance on my Canon SXi works well (or my Sony R1 if I need wide angle). I usually tweak it a bit in Photohop, particularly for cropping and skewing, or lens correction. The pic of the Karloff piece looks like it might be slightly off-focus, otherwise not bad. Cool piece BTW.
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Post by: Illoman on September 10, 2010, 03:19:33 PM
What are you shootin' with, Mike? In the olden days I used two 3200 kelvin bulbs and tungsten film (w/ a Minolta SLR). After a few minutes those bulbs were about as hot as the surface of the sun. After burning my hand (and melting the back of a chair) I decided to go for the real McCoy. Nowadays, I just take the work outdoors and shoot in daylight. The auto color balance on my Canon SXi works well (or my Sony R1 if I need wide angle). I usually tweak it a bit in Photohop, particularly for cropping and skewing, or lens correction. The pic of the Karloff piece looks like it might be slightly off-focus, otherwise not bad. Cool piece BTW.

DL, you are correct: the absolute best lighting is our good sun. I have a Samsung digital camera, 7.2 megapixels, and some kind of shake reduction. That's one of my problems, sometimes the hands shake and I can't get a decent pic. I usually import it into Graphic Converter which helps sharpen the image. I usually don't do much in the way of color correction because I usually put these pieces up for sale and I want the client to know what they're getting.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 20, 2010, 03:34:38 PM
Haven't had a chance to do any doodling lately, but had to have a hairy hominid fix.  I was thinking about Scatter and his love for Florida, so I whipped this up - just for him!  Actually, I think that's the ol' rascally ape himself in this sketch!
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/img041.jpg[/url])


Mark- you should post yer Werewolf and Duncan Demon aka Bigfoot too.... excellent work!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on September 20, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
Why, thanks Doc!  Aren't those the ones I sent ya? 
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Post by: Scatter on September 20, 2010, 05:27:44 PM
POST EM!! POST EM!!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on September 22, 2010, 09:31:34 AM
Here's a my latest work-in-progress:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Freddy2copy.jpg)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on September 22, 2010, 10:57:19 AM
Here's a my latest work-in-progress:

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Freddy2copy.jpg[/url])


NO!!!!!!!!!!!! the Red X is back!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on September 22, 2010, 11:55:15 AM
Strange, it previews just fine for me.
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Post by: lappys22 on September 22, 2010, 04:24:25 PM
All I see is the red X :(
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on September 22, 2010, 04:27:12 PM
How about this:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Freddy2copy.jpg (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Freddy2copy.jpg)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 22, 2010, 10:54:35 PM
Why, thanks Doc!  Aren't those the ones I sent ya? 

Yep...and they are Magnificent....

I think you need to make a Horror Comic/Mag....
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Post by: Unknown Primate on September 22, 2010, 11:22:33 PM
Actually, Doc, I've been thinking about myself!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on September 24, 2010, 10:08:46 AM
very nice, i like the lighting
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 24, 2010, 01:00:55 PM
Actually, Doc, I've been thinking about myself!

I am presuming that there is a missing word in yer sentence "That" or yer meaning that you are drawing yer Narcissist self  ;D lol

I think it's the 1st one...and here's 3 words of encouragement for ya....  GO FOR IT!!!  8)

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Post by: Illoman on September 24, 2010, 04:06:47 PM
My latest, The Reptile!!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Reptile2.jpg)

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Post by: Unknown Primate on September 24, 2010, 05:20:25 PM
I am presuming that there is a missing word in yer sentence "That" or yer meaning that you are drawing yer Narcissist self  ;D lol


LOL!  Yep, you're right!  Lying on the floor to type, so I'm screwing up more than usual!



Mr. Bennett -  THE REPTILE IS AWESOME!!   Beautiful work!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 24, 2010, 06:58:16 PM
Illoman- that'ssssss awessssome!!!  8)
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Post by: RICKH on September 24, 2010, 10:53:13 PM
Love it Mike!  That image always scared me when I was a kid, and its still scary today.  Great work as always.
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on September 25, 2010, 08:03:13 AM
!! That Reptile is gorgeous! Not a bad film either
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Post by: Illoman on September 25, 2010, 08:14:34 AM
Thanks, everybody, I appreciate the comments. I've never seen the film, and only knew the image by seeing it in various monster mags and books since I was a kid.  Prior to painting her I didn't even know her name!!
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Post by: Monolith on September 25, 2010, 02:18:32 PM
Illoman---that Reptile is awesome.Great work.
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Post by: Scatter on October 01, 2010, 04:58:16 PM
I am presuming that there is a missing word in yer sentence "That" or yer meaning that you are drawing yer Narcissist self  ;D lol

I think it's the 1st one...and here's 3 words of encouragement for ya....  GO FOR IT!!!  8)



Abso-freaking-lutely!! Gotta spread the wealth Magilla!! Your art deserves a wider audience than the UMA.
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Post by: Inkfink on October 03, 2010, 09:27:04 PM
To start some Halloween fun, I put together this Halloween coloring page...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs726.snc4/64636_154851974549068_100000727988127_304230_6507365_n.jpg)

Get out the crayons and print it out for the kids! I'll to get another monster page going next week!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 05, 2010, 02:25:09 PM
love the reptile, great work as always
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 05, 2010, 02:26:39 PM
ok, it's my turn, lol here is my latest painting done for scarlet film magazine. hope you all like
(http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.180665351.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 05, 2010, 04:44:23 PM
I LIKE!  I LIKE!!  Beautiful Phantom!!
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Post by: RICKH on October 05, 2010, 06:22:25 PM
That is beautiful Artman!!!
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Post by: Illoman on October 05, 2010, 09:35:18 PM
Artman!!! Stunning my friend, just stunning. One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite films. You did an awesome job!!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 05, 2010, 10:46:47 PM
ok, it's my turn, lol here is my latest painting done for scarlet film magazine. hope you all like
([url]http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.180665351.jpg[/url])


Excellent Work....  8)
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Post by: michblk on October 06, 2010, 04:54:22 AM
Mike, love your reptile! 

Steven, I saw it at Cinema Wasteland.  It's beautiful!

BK
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 06, 2010, 07:23:05 AM
Here's my latest:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/JasonSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 06, 2010, 02:23:40 PM
Here's my latest:

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/JasonSmall.jpg[/url])


I got X
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 06, 2010, 03:35:06 PM
Weird . . . these preview fine for me.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on October 06, 2010, 06:52:12 PM
I LIKE!  I LIKE!!  Beautiful Phantom!!

I thought this was from the Masque of the Red Death. Beautiful job.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 06, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
I thought it was "Red Death" as portrayed by Erik the Phantom.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 07, 2010, 07:17:04 AM
unknown primate....you are correct sir
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 07, 2010, 10:21:35 PM
YAY!  Do I win the painting?  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 08, 2010, 07:02:11 AM
thats what i like about you primate, you're a funny guy. but i will send you a print if you like.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 08, 2010, 01:49:17 PM
I'm here all week  ;D!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 08, 2010, 06:17:48 PM
I'm here all week  ;D!

unfortunately  :o   just joking dude...please dont hurt me.   :'(
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 08, 2010, 08:40:38 PM
Dr. Teufel Geist:  Pic poster extraordinaire & laugh riot!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 10, 2010, 07:20:29 PM
Here's a recent variation on my Dracula medallion design . . . the center disc is a new sculpt.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/IMG_0829.jpg)
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Post by: Inkfink on October 10, 2010, 08:30:27 PM
Here's another Halloween coloring page I put together for the kids to color. Feel free to print it out for your kids, grandkids or any other kids you know and get them thinkin' monsters go with Halloween!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs076.ash2/37137_156350571065875_100000727988127_310674_1573560_n.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 10, 2010, 09:12:27 PM
I posted this over in the "Halloween Costume" thread too . . . just a quick little project:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/Chestburster.jpg)
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Post by: RedKing on October 11, 2010, 04:16:10 PM
Excellent stuff everyone! I need to upload my art and model pics so i can post them.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 11, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
Excellent stuff everyone! I need to upload my art and model pics so i can post them.
Yes, you do!!  ;D

inkfink- cool...diggin the werewolf.... hope to see a Zombie soon??
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 11, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
Oh, and my son would love to see the Frankenstein Monster too!
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Post by: shiverbones on October 14, 2010, 11:12:37 PM
Illoman, that cabman ins the best piece I have seen you do the doors al work powerfully with each other ,very strong and simple choices!


Terry, your cover mKes me realize EVERYONE in all movies should be Bela !
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Post by: shiverbones on October 14, 2010, 11:14:08 PM
Artman, love the phantom, has a great 70's cover vibe!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on October 15, 2010, 07:55:27 AM
thank you one and all for your support
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Post by: RedKing on October 16, 2010, 10:43:07 AM
Here are some of my paintings-let me know what you think.

Barbara Steele-Queen of Terror
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008QueenofTerror.jpg)

Cthulhu Rising
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007CthulhuRising1.jpg)

The X From Outer Space
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007Guilala-XFromOuterSpace2.jpg)

Godzilla-Long Live the King
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007LongLivetheKing2.jpg)

Mothra
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007Mothra.jpg)

Curly(not monster related, but I figure there are plenty of Stooges fans here)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007Curly-1Knucklehead1.jpg)

Iron Man is Born
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007revised2008IronManIsBorn2.jpg)

Space Godzilla
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007SpaceGodzilla.jpg)

Tor vs Ro-Man (Can you prove it didn't happen?)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007TorvsRo-Man1.jpg)

Clash of the Kings
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008ClashoftheKings.jpg)

Dracula Prince of Darkness
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008DraculaPrinceofDarkness.jpg)

Space Monster Eleking (from the Ultraseven TV series)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008Eleking.jpg)

Fury of Ancient Monster Gomora (another of the most popular monsters from the Ultraman franchise)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008FuryofAncientMonsterGomora.jpg)

Karloff the Uncanny
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008KarlofftheUncanny.jpg)

Kiss of the Undead
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008KissoftheUndead.jpg)

I Am Dracula
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008Lugosi-IamDracula.jpg)

Mighty Tor
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2008MightyTor.jpg)



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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2010, 04:01:44 PM
RedKing, nice artwork - I really like your style!  TOR vs RO-MAN: Love it!!
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on October 17, 2010, 07:23:48 PM
 I like that Barbara Steele...
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Post by: Inkfink on October 17, 2010, 11:32:00 PM
This week's Halloween coloring page for the crayon crowd...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs451.ash2/72444_158109844223281_100000727988127_319770_1704570_n.jpg)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 18, 2010, 12:12:57 PM
Nice work Redking, and thanks InkFink. We're printing thee out for my son!
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Post by: RedKing on October 18, 2010, 12:51:09 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys! Glad you dig my art!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 20, 2010, 12:21:00 AM
Well, I have a digital Camera now. I'll try to get some good lighting to photograph some things, like my Polar Lights Frankenstein, some of my collectibles and my pom-pom monsters and two busts I just scratch built. Be warned: I'm a self-taught sculptor and my work is not of the caliber of the pros I've seen here, so be gentle. :)

A couple of pieces are works in progress: A votive candleholder that looks like a Shrunken head, and a Medieval knights helmet.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 20, 2010, 11:47:20 PM
Redking...some wondeful paintings...my faves have to be, Barbara Steele..Cthulhu...Ironman...Tor vs Ro-man...and Dracula,prince of darkness..

Cant wait to see more...

inkfink-cool monster...still hoping for a zombie   ;D
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Post by: RedKing on October 21, 2010, 02:46:30 PM
Thanks Dr Teufel Geist, glad you liked my work. Here are a few more paintings and sketches.

Zombie 2006
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/Zombie2006.jpg)

Unfinished Pen Wolfman sketch 1996
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/WolfmanUnfinished1996.jpg)

Invincible Gamera
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/TheInvincibleGamera20072.jpg)

Midnight Queen
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/midnightqueen2005detail2.jpg)

Mark of the Beast -Paul Naschy
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/MarkoftheBeast20061.jpg)

Little Red 2006 pencil sketch
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/LittleRed2006.jpg)

Great Cthulhu
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/GreatCthulhu2002.jpg)

Glenn Strange Frankie 2000
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/GlennStrange20001.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 21, 2010, 03:48:07 PM
Wow, that Mark of the Beast has a bit of a folk art feel to it! Great job!!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 21, 2010, 07:38:54 PM
I agree with Illoman - very cool!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 22, 2010, 01:05:25 PM
more awesome drawings and paintings, and I agree with the others on the Red riding hood/werewolf...

I hope you have some more to show...  8)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 24, 2010, 09:05:22 PM
My recent back injury has kept me from doing anything, let alone, any artwork..  About 6 weeks ago, while lying flat on my back, I attempted to do a little sketch with pencil.  This is a first for me and it was fairly awkward to do, :D.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img058.jpg)

Here's a fun little cartoon I did a few weeks ago, while not flat on my back!  This time, with good ol' black Sharpie!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/img057.jpg)

Anyway, hope you get a kick outta them.  Sorry the top one is so big - I thought it was sized down more than that!
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Post by: Sean on October 24, 2010, 09:50:59 PM
You still got it, bro!  The Kong is absolutely NOT just a gorilla drawing------that is 100% 1933 King Kong right there.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 24, 2010, 10:59:44 PM
Thanks Sean!  The Mad Cartoonist is Loose, once again!
                                ;D
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Post by: Scatter on October 25, 2010, 12:58:28 AM
Hey, the Sistine Chapel was painted while the artist lay flat on his back too..........and I like your stuff WAY more!! Man, it's always a pleasure to see your art pop up on my screen buddy! It's been too long!
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Post by: charp13 on October 25, 2010, 02:16:31 AM
UP- That UMA (not Thurman) cracked me up big-time!  I am amazed by your individually drawn body hairs!  They look softer than PIXAR- I can imagine the Autumn breeze blowing through them.  Ok, I need to stop looking at them before I start talking crazy and wanting to brush them   :)
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Post by: michblk on October 25, 2010, 05:16:17 AM
Great stuff UP! 

BK
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Post by: Inkfink on October 25, 2010, 09:07:17 AM
And here's the last of the Halloween coloring pages for the kids.... Happy Halloween!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs397.ash2/67561_159900674044198_100000727988127_329105_5566774_n.jpg)
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on October 25, 2010, 09:08:11 AM
Looks great UP... keep them coming.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 25, 2010, 10:54:41 AM
Thanks InkFink!
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Post by: Illoman on October 25, 2010, 11:26:36 AM
Hey, the Sistine Chapel was painted while the artist lay flat on his back too..........

Urban myth alert!!!! Didn't happen that way, Scatter, although that's the popular belief.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 25, 2010, 04:07:44 PM
awesome as usual Mark...   8)

I see a need for a  Golden Gorilla vs Sasquatch storyline. :)
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Post by: Illoman on October 25, 2010, 06:06:37 PM
Here's my latest, a portrait of Glenn Strange as the Monster, 16"x20" oils on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Glennfinal2.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 26, 2010, 12:25:22 AM
NOW that is an amazing painting.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 26, 2010, 12:59:46 AM
NOW that is an amazing painting.

QFT
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Post by: Illoman on October 26, 2010, 07:28:27 AM
Thanks, Docs! I appreciate it.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 26, 2010, 08:40:30 AM
Here's a little something I'm working on for Cortlandt Hull.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/WerewolfLondonSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 26, 2010, 10:14:13 AM
Nice!! You're doing a great job with these!
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Post by: RICKH on October 26, 2010, 03:43:57 PM
Mike I love your Glenn Strange Frank, its iconic. It should grace the cover of a monster magazine. Gillman-Fan I'm sure I'd love your illo. (your work is always awesome), but all I get is the dreaded red x!  I wish I knew why that happens.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 26, 2010, 04:21:41 PM
Bizarre. I post all images via the same (Photobucket) method . . . why you'd be able to view one picture but not another is beyond me.
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Post by: RICKH on October 26, 2010, 04:26:03 PM
I haven't been able to view any of your images since the Forry illo. (I believe).  I can go to your website where the shirts are for sale and see the images there.  I need to Google this problem and see if there is a solution. 
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 26, 2010, 04:52:48 PM
I haven't been able to view any of your images since the Forry illo. (I believe).  I can go to your website where the shirts are for sale and see the images there. 

I periodically have that problem as well
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on October 26, 2010, 05:49:42 PM
Bummer.

The Jason, Freddy, Godzilla and Hull Werewolf will not be available through my online t-shirt shop.
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Post by: Scatter on October 26, 2010, 11:05:38 PM
Urban myth alert!!!! Didn't happen that way, Scatter, although that's the popular belief.

Yeah, but if Charlton Heston does it, it become fact by default. Good grief man, he was Moses AND GOD. Who you gonna believe, an art history book or CHARLTON FREAKING HESTON?!?!

I rest my case.  ;D
Title: pictures are here!
Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:04:56 AM
Let me start with the artist- Yours truly.

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/118/l_be9bbb994ddc4e0eb1ddb8bfa37e859e.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:07:32 AM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/139/l_7252ec36e4f646e3820a2313e44d88da.jpg)

A bust of the Invisible man, done with marblex. Remember, I work in a very folk-art/cartoony style.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:11:59 AM
More invisible angles.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/140/l_262a69ac94e547a98b67acf668dfb0b9.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/135/l_8280e5c3ec124fe683f1e8297b3e3858.jpg)

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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:17:46 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/139/l_40cdf406dd204b26aa9b6dd079692a43.jpg)

And now, Frankenstein!

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/148/l_b1db16a8815a4b109e9f248ca2817758.jpg)

And

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/125/l_173f124d846443ffaf2973dafed791e8.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:43:05 AM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/134/l_fe300936c77542ba83db88229f7ed9a0.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/151/l_f57cd97b23e44f7f96bd52b129d26c5f.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:51:09 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/149/l_1e262c157576453c8d1dea87544b276f.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/122/l_c5d3188939c7483a9ec6ecea8bb61bc0.jpg)

Will try to turn off the flash next time.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:52:38 AM
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/l_3d6556804d2f42e6b6a276b454319571.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_38461a1722c64369b67bbc4faedcd7e2.jpg)

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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 02:07:37 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_779e272bcc014c339b84e1185e12d737.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_6218d894deb54efa83f1fb03ca2c9d6e.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_2e31935ff9f54135a1aba86406327e07.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 02:14:29 AM
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/78/l_6d007c100af64fe78cc9a5586869304d.jpg)

The Mummy here and the Shrunken head are designed to hold a small candle or light. Light comes through the eyes and mouth of the mummy and through the eyes of the Shrunken head

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/151/l_2d9b0423a413426aac425806ec047e90.jpg)

Mr. Hyde. Unpainted, work in progress. Any ideas how to cut down on glare?
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 02:18:24 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_3b4a52eab12a43c88bd290edbb3f569f.jpg)

Mr. Hyde again.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/72/l_29fb5773c81446d5a8a59b0750b3f557.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 09:54:53 AM
Hopefully, I'll have more done on Hyde this weekend.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 11:13:04 AM
Well, whatcha think, guys? 
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Post by: charp13 on October 27, 2010, 12:11:51 PM
Ok, I had to go back and see what size these monsters were, so I'm glad there was a human finger next to one!  I wish I could sculpt, or draw, or paint or anything!!!  I guess that's why I'm such a good "audience" person because I really enjoy art! I love the Frankenstein's Monster!  The neck muscles are awesome and his eyes are very expressive to me.  I would display these on a dark colored wood fancy shelf like they sell at Target- I think they're pretty inexpensive and the edges are beveled.  The colors of the monsters would compliment each other all lined up. I can't wait to see how many monsters you'll sculpt, now that you've started!  I would like to see a Creature. Great job, Dr. Madd
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 12:17:46 PM
Ok, I had to go back and see what size these monsters were, so I'm glad there was a human finger next to one!  I wish I could sculpt, or draw, or paint or anything!!!  I guess that's why I'm such a good "audience" person because I really enjoy art! I love the Frankenstein's Monster!  The neck muscles are awesome and his eyes are very expressive to me.  I would display these on a dark colored wood fancy shelf like they sell at Target- I think they're pretty inexpensive and the edges are beveled.  The colors of the monsters would compliment each other all lined up. I can't wait to see how many monsters you'll sculpt, now that you've started!  I would like to see a Creature. Great job, Dr. Madd


Thanks! The creature it is.
Hyde will be painted soon, and I'm debating either the Phantom, the Hunchback or the Bride of Frankenstein. Maybe the Mummy. Pom-pom art will be next up on here.
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Post by: charp13 on October 27, 2010, 12:25:46 PM
The Bride is my FAVORITE monster, along with Frankenstein's Monster-of course!  Her hair seems like it would be hard to sculpt, and her face is absolute monster perfection! But I would encourage you to sculpt her to accompany your Monster!  I will never dress up as the Bride for Halloween, even though my family insists I should, because she's so perfectly lovely!  I also always pose my Bride dolls so it looks like they are hand-in-hand with their Monster Mates!  I know...... I am an adult, but I love them in pairs! 
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 27, 2010, 01:30:44 PM
The Bride is my FAVORITE monster, along with Frankenstein's Monster-of course!  Her hair seems like it would be hard to sculpt, and her face is absolute monster perfection! But I would encourage you to sculpt her to accompany your Monster!  I will never dress up as the Bride for Halloween, even though my family insists I should, because she's so perfectly lovely!  I also always pose my Bride dolls so it looks like they are hand-in-hand with their Monster Mates!  I know...... I am an adult, but I love them in pairs! 

I like the Monster and Bride, too. My wife's  fave is the invisible man.The Bride's on my list. Her hair is easy enough to do.. Her face, however must be attractive, and getting beautiful, smooth lines is a bit of a trick.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 27, 2010, 06:50:47 PM
Those look great, Doc!  Puts me in mind of some of the "folk art" I've seen at flea markets & antique stores.  Different and pretty dang cool!
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Post by: RICKH on October 27, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
I like the Invisible Man and the Shrunken Head.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 28, 2010, 02:54:46 AM
Thanks. will photograph the completed Hyde momentarily. The Creature is still drying.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 28, 2010, 02:55:39 AM
I like the Invisible Man and the Shrunken Head.

A small light like a pumpkin LED the size of a tea candle could fit inside, or you could use the interior to hold rings and the like.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 28, 2010, 04:08:03 AM
Finished Hyde. I tried a different exposure.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/121/l_f10053df1423410dbe272549ac2cf05c.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/104/l_e03043b488634ef3a779d3d0dc9ac2fd.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/125/l_cb05c61a02f1475e837720f323f4e283.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/l_9ea25dc136cc4987bee3d62bd51e9f33.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/137/l_58a6cbd23dc74b1ab89dccbf635de922.jpg)

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Post by: MDG on October 28, 2010, 07:54:45 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5124825100_1ab53fec11_z.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 28, 2010, 11:07:29 PM
MDG, that picture is bewitching.  It has a folk-art feel, also.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 29, 2010, 02:58:19 AM
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5124825100_1ab53fec11_z.jpg[/url])


I like it.. Kinda looks like the really old-school halloween cards.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 29, 2010, 05:06:31 AM
By request: My rendition of the creature. Be aware, again that my folkart style made creech a little cockeyed.

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/122/l_f6c2a3e709654d03a598b784e2d19e22.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/149/l_25eb8dd0f6294183bfbd4f7b6574eab4.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/136/l_f380867d3e5346e986ec81bfb187a092.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/129/l_ab6078801d264079871972f604468ec7.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/l_19eed8e854004a79a784f5dc87e77720.jpg)
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Post by: RedKing on October 29, 2010, 09:48:15 AM
Doc, I love those monster busts you make-excellent work and a very cool unique style!! MDG-I really like your Halloween witch too, I like the colors especially.Great work!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 29, 2010, 09:51:42 AM
Thanks, RK. There are some things I like about this last one, but the eyes are something I'd do different if I could. The next one will be better. With all the stuff going on with the creature, he's a tricky build.
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Post by: Inkfink on October 29, 2010, 12:35:09 PM
Here's my coloring page for you guys...

(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/happyhalloweenuma.jpg)

... a slight Jack Davis tribute. Break out your crayons, markers, watercolors or other putrid fluids and enjoy your Halloween!!!
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Post by: Scatter on October 29, 2010, 04:11:36 PM
InkFink, I LOVE the coloring pages bro!!
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Post by: Inkfink on October 29, 2010, 06:41:22 PM
Glad you're enjoying them!
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Post by: Illoman on October 29, 2010, 09:25:20 PM
That is a super illustration! Love the EC vibe!
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Post by: RICKH on October 30, 2010, 11:56:26 PM
I guess it's appropriate that I finished this on Halloween weekend.  I've been working on this off and on since August.  I started out trying for a Phantom of the Opera Jaymar Puzzle style painting (that's why there's a hunchback and iron cage), but I think it sort of evolved over time into a different style. You might notice my tribute to the Phantom in the Trubador Press Monster Gallery coloring book. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it because it was fun to paint.
(http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2613/img2016h.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 31, 2010, 12:00:23 AM
Man, that's an epic looking piece of art - so much to look at!  Love it!  You did a great job!  How big is it?
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Post by: RICKH on October 31, 2010, 12:47:27 AM
It's 18"x24".  I usually paint on 16"x20" but I wanted to do a larger piece.  Thanks for the kind words.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 31, 2010, 03:38:18 AM
My rendition of the Bride




(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/135/m_a17d9890dbed4c4e9d26479eeee9a82d.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/91/l_b41cc12f5c2c47dd9ae401145cd43e5a.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/l_1def2f9bfee54ed7aea3672f1f3afb98.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/m_b49e9a0599844ddf81ccad78f78b5b8b.jpg)

I'm actually rather happy with the way she turned out.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 31, 2010, 03:41:09 AM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_343da8b3ac0d4da9917ba0e1d4745528.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on October 31, 2010, 07:40:56 AM
I guess it's appropriate that I finished this on Halloween weekend.  I've been working on this off and on since August.  I started out trying for a Phantom of the Opera Jaymar Puzzle style painting (that's why there's a hunchback and iron cage), but I think it sort of evolved over time into a different style. You might notice my tribute to the Phantom in the Trubador Press Monster Gallery coloring book. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it because it was fun to paint.
([url]http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2613/img2016h.jpg[/url])


Wow, RICKH, that's a lot of work! Is the gent in the cage a tip of the skull cap to the Phantom Aurora model? If not, nice serendipity!!
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Post by: RICKH on October 31, 2010, 08:17:17 AM
Mike you are right! When I was looking at the Jaymar puzzles I noticed that there was always some victim of the monster.  It seemed natural that the prisoner in the Aurora model would serve that purpose.
BTW, I went to your website a few weeks ago and I truly enjoyed it.  It was a treat in both the art and the writing.

Dr. Madd, Great job on the Bride.  How quickly do you do a sculpture?
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Post by: Dr. Madd on October 31, 2010, 11:01:50 AM
Mike you are right! When I was looking at the Jaymar puzzles I noticed that there was always some victim of the monster.  It seemed natural that the prisoner in the Aurora model would serve that purpose.
BTW, I went to your website a few weeks ago and I truly enjoyed it.  It was a treat in both the art and the writing.

Dr. Madd, Great job on the Bride.  How quickly do you do a sculpture?

anywhere from an 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of detail needed and the size of the piece.  with the bride, it wasn't so much the detail that was the issue. With frankenstein, hyde, creech, and the Invisible man, I could leave things just a little rough. With Dracula and the Bride, I needed smoothness, especially with the bride. I painted her black all over to hold the paint, then drybrushed on pewter grey, and added a bit of white to the grey to layer up the shades.
The skin started off as grey, but I added a bit of green, blue, and white to it to get the shade of skin. The stitches, eyelashes, eyes, mouth and hair stripes were done with a needle brush.
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Post by: Illoman on October 31, 2010, 11:21:36 AM
BTW, I went to your website a few weeks ago and I truly enjoyed it.  It was a treat in both the art and the writing.


Thank you very much, I appreciate it!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 02, 2010, 02:35:46 PM
Here's a little illustration I just finished . . . inspired by the Vincent Price classic Masque of the Red Death.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/LaMortRed.jpg)

This will be available on white, grey, red and black t-shirts. I may even have personal introduction/business cards printed with this on the back.
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Post by: Illoman on November 02, 2010, 09:30:00 PM
Gillman-Fan! that looks great!! (I'd say terrific but I can never spell that word!)  :(

That is an awesome graphic.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 02, 2010, 09:32:53 PM
Thanks! I'll post a link in the "For Sale" section once they go live over on my online t-shirt site.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 02, 2010, 10:11:27 PM
Can't see it. the link is broke.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 03, 2010, 06:44:53 AM
Can everyone view this file?

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/LaMortSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 03, 2010, 07:40:06 AM
Nice, loose brushwork here!

TB

Here's my coloring page for you guys...

([url]http://jdetrich.homestead.com/happyhalloweenuma.jpg[/url])

... a slight Jack Davis tribute. Break out your crayons, markers, watercolors or other putrid fluids and enjoy your Halloween!!!
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Post by: RICKH on November 03, 2010, 08:03:59 AM
Gillman-Fan, I can finally see your image.  I love it!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 03, 2010, 08:10:25 AM
Cool!

I think there's a size/resolution issue with some people not being able to view certain images . . . if I scale stuff waaay down, it seems to work better.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 03, 2010, 04:59:02 PM
Behold, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.. Again, I have trouble staying in focus.. Any ideas?

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_22cef5bad2f54323b04eed444bf0fa91.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/149/l_d80367facab24c63ad73cca8f5f9deb0.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/l_3cfde99e0d7744a3b4587e415a4f87ef.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/122/l_3cd1d7c1882f4f28a3b883be40d30584.jpg)

Whatcha think? I sort of figured Quasi should be kinda crude in design, and simply dressed.
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Post by: Illoman on November 03, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
Just finished this one. Boris as the Monster. 14"x18" oils on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Franky4.jpg)

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Post by: RICKH on November 03, 2010, 09:07:59 PM
Mike that Karloff Frank is stunning.  I love the color scheme.  This along with the Strange Frank that you posted a few days ago make a great set.  Did you do these as a commission?

Dr. Madd, your sculpture really captures the pathos of Quasimodo.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 03, 2010, 11:44:28 PM
Thanks.. The Mummy and Wolfman are coming up.
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Post by: shiverbones on November 03, 2010, 11:44:45 PM
That frankie is Great! The tone range in light and shadow really reads naturally. Great likeness too!
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Post by: shiverbones on November 03, 2010, 11:53:40 PM
The months leading to October leave me with zero free time so I have not posted anything lately, so here is some catch up.

This is the cover to my newest volume of Halloween art

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/vol4cover100.jpg)

these are some originals for newer Die Cuts

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/presence.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/catscarecrow1.jpg)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/ghostline.jpg)


A few newer paintings

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5056062110_5ebb6e20ce_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/5056062110/)
Smoke Dance (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/5056062110/#) by matthewkirscht (http://www.flickr.com/people/73902814(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4939157858_2f8bc4fa81_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/4939157858/)
The Party Starts Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/4939157858/#) by matthewkirscht (http://www.flickr.com/people/73902814(*at*)N00/), on Flickr


And lastly, This is my most recent Wacky Package Painting for Topps, it was in their Halloween postcard set.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/4999111839_fa2f422705_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/4999111839/)
yikes100 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73902814(*at*)N00/4999111839/#) by matthewkirscht (http://www.flickr.com/people/73902814(*at*)N00/), on Flickr

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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 04, 2010, 12:48:07 AM
shiver: Excellent artwork! I love that first painting best.
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Post by: MDG on November 04, 2010, 07:37:21 AM

([url]http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/vol4cover100.jpg[/url])

That is fantastic!
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Post by: shiverbones on November 04, 2010, 07:39:25 AM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 04, 2010, 08:04:51 AM
Good stuff, Shiverbones!
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Post by: Scary Terry on November 04, 2010, 08:14:12 AM
Lovin' your work, Shiverbones!

Mike -- you are getting better by leaps and bounds with each painting -- this one is great!
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Post by: Illoman on November 04, 2010, 08:35:19 AM
Mike that Karloff Frank is stunning.  I love the color scheme.  This along with the Strange Frank that you posted a few days ago make a great set.  Did you do these as a commission?

Thanks, RICKH. No, they were done for my own amusement. The Glenn Strange is currently on eBay, and right now the Karloff is drying in my studio.
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Post by: Illoman on November 04, 2010, 08:36:48 AM
Thanks, Shiverbones and Terry, I appreciate it.

Shiverbones, I *love* your style! It feels like turn of the century artwork, but with a modern twist. I think it's great!
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Post by: Scatter on November 04, 2010, 08:41:22 AM
Just catching up here........so much talent!!
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Post by: RICKH on November 04, 2010, 12:20:00 PM
Shiverbones, its been too long since we've seen your art.  It is always a treat.  Great work!
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Post by: shiverbones on November 04, 2010, 03:02:36 PM
Thanks Terry, Rick & Everyone else! I really want to get some more straight up monster stuff done in the next few weeks.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 04, 2010, 03:09:11 PM
Looking forward to seeing more of everyone's work!
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Post by: charp13 on November 04, 2010, 04:10:36 PM
I'm stunned by how much art I get to see on this site! Everyone is so talented and imaginative around here. I really enjoy all the Halloween themed art that I never would have had a chance to see anywhere else.  My favorite artist has always been Andrew Wyeth, and I've had the opportunity to see his works on exhibit twice (once before he passed away), and I have always LOVED his painting "Jack be Nimble'. A lot of the art I've seen in this gallery gives me the same wonderful feeling I get when I look at his painting of those jaunty jack o' lanterns.  :)     Thanks for sharing your talent !
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 04, 2010, 04:20:10 PM
The latest editions:

The mummy and the wolfman.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/146/l_98107b07980148768ba60212daeaede8.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/l_8939d514744042ebbfeefafc75429820.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/l_bf461e8003344316b03f2368b29ce77e.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 04, 2010, 04:21:00 PM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_0cab74e1a6b8459cb0fc3ba6d9bc232e.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/129/l_37b2ed5187d6473db9e98c0de2b43f47.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_843539f770eb4be9ad268cc9ebb85d18.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 04, 2010, 04:23:05 PM
Man, I really like that Mummy!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 04, 2010, 04:24:33 PM
Man, I really like that Mummy!

One of my personal favorites. I went into a lot of detail, particularly on the hands. I carved in the wrinkles, the creases and bone structure.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 05, 2010, 07:52:03 AM
This image is now available on a wide range of color t-shirts: white, greys, black and red. They're linked over in the for sale area under "Masque of the Read Death-inspired shirts".

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/LaMortSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 05, 2010, 03:13:57 PM
Awesome "Red Death"!
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Post by: RedKing on November 09, 2010, 12:45:29 PM
WOw! I LOVE your monster busts Dr Madd!! That La Mort card image is also fantastic G-man Fan!!
Here are a few more of my paintings and sketches

Starlight Minmay 2 (2007)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007StarlightMinmayII1.jpg)

Queen of the May (2007-2008 revision)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2007QueenoftheMayRevised20081.jpg)

Wild Hair (2006)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/WildHair2006revision.jpg)

Werewolf (1991)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/Werewolf1991.jpg)

Templar (2005)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/Templar2005.jpg)

Evil Jester (2004)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/TatooIdesignedforfriend2004.jpg)

Mazinger Z animation cel and background (2006)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/MazingerZanimationcelandbackground2.jpg)

Queen of the Tigers (1999)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/QueenoftheTigers1999.jpg)

HP Lovecraft's Pickman's Model (2006)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/PickmansModel2006.jpg)




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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 09, 2010, 12:47:33 PM
Nice work RedKing...and great diversity!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 09, 2010, 01:14:46 PM
I love the knight!
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Post by: charp13 on November 09, 2010, 06:41:37 PM
Your work is lovely and the hair on those ladies is to die for!!  You really capture their crowning glory  :)   
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Post by: RedKing on November 09, 2010, 09:06:32 PM
Thanks guys, glad you like my art. The templar is a sketch for a painting I will get around to someday. As you can tell, I emjoy doing the sylized hair on the ladies I paint. I have several other pin up ladies, some of whom are in various states of undress, so I have not posted them in case that is a no-no.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 11, 2010, 12:53:45 PM
Guess who this is, guys?

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/147/l_f3e35c73f4aa4d10b80e7e84a87df3a8.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_a24f5a0bd9184d94aa3cdc5afcc12d04.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/147/l_acd2936f017248ebaeaa9476336319e5.jpg)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 11, 2010, 02:04:42 PM
Who Is Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, Alex?
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 11, 2010, 02:49:39 PM
Who Is Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, Alex?

Excellent! How's he look?

I'm thinking of selling some of my work. Any idea what is the going rate for a small-scale bust that's handmade and one of a kind?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 11, 2010, 04:01:24 PM
Your best one, yet, IMO - very cool!

Yes, you should sell them, although I have no idea how much you should charge - I'm not much of a salesman, LOL!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 11, 2010, 05:50:38 PM
Excellent! How's he look?

I'm thinking of selling some of my work. Any idea what is the going rate for a small-scale bust that's handmade and one of a kind?

Nice....has a Henry Sellick take on it!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 12, 2010, 12:21:03 PM
Nice....has a Henry Sellick take on it!

Will be posting Pom-Pom art this weekend, as well as my newest piece and its not monsterous at all, but I am proud of it.
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Post by: RICKH on November 12, 2010, 08:31:44 PM
Here's a sculpture I finished last week.  I know its not a monster, but he was pretty scary in the movie.  The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh has been one of my favorite movies from my childhood.  Hope you enjoy!
(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9023/img2021i.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on November 12, 2010, 10:27:39 PM
Rickh! I spotted him as the pic was loading! Great job! I just remember him being very creepy in that film!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 01:52:20 AM
I LOVE that scarecrow. I've always had a thing for scarecrows.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/118/l_3568fb0f320b438aaeab74fec2c293a9.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/103/l_cb2db93b804d44758105a2753fec5dd3.jpg)
My newest piece for Christmas.. Saint Nick himself.
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Post by: lappys22 on November 13, 2010, 11:43:08 AM
Very cool!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 12:46:04 PM
Very cool!

For some reason my pic link was screwed up. fixed.
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Post by: RICKH on November 13, 2010, 01:24:52 PM
Thanks for the kind words about the Scarecrow.  I love the St. Nick, he has a very nice turn of the century look to him.  I'm a big fan of the old fashioned Santa.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 04:21:58 PM
Here's one I just finished for Cortlandt Hull.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/WerewolfLondonSmall-1.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 04:27:56 PM
Thanks for the kind words about the Scarecrow.  I love the St. Nick, he has a very nice turn of the century look to him.  I'm a big fan of the old fashioned Santa.

I'm thinking of selling some this year.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 04:38:48 PM
You should do a "Krampus" to go with your St. Nick!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 04:49:29 PM
You should do a "Krampus" to go with your St. Nick!

Lemme see what I can do.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 05:15:35 PM
A St. Nick / Krampus salt & pepper shaker set would kill!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 05:26:23 PM
A St. Nick / Krampus salt & pepper shaker set would kill!

Problem is, the medium I sculpt in won't work for that.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 05:38:28 PM
Could you sculpt over an existing set?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 13, 2010, 07:23:41 PM
Could you sculpt over an existing set?

Teh clay I work with is not waterproof. Which means that you could never use them.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 07:50:01 PM
Just a thought . . . looks like I've got a new project.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on November 13, 2010, 08:21:39 PM
Here's one I just finished for Cortlandt Hull.

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/WerewolfLondonSmall-1.jpg[/url])


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXcellent!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 08:30:13 PM
Thanks, Scatter! I'm donating that art to Cortland and his NFP museum . . . I'd image he'll put it on shirts, postcards, etc.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 13, 2010, 09:27:55 PM
I love the Hull WOL.  You always manage to perfectly capture the essence of each of your subjects.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 13, 2010, 09:35:03 PM
Thanks, Rick . . . I really enjoy doing these!

Some upcoming characters I'm considering are: a Morlock, Nosferatu/Mr. Barlow and Lee/Hammer monsters.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 14, 2010, 01:10:30 AM
Thanks, Rick . . . I really enjoy doing these!

Some upcoming characters I'm considering are: a Morlock, Nosferatu/Mr. Barlow and Lee/Hammer monsters.
Do the monster from "Evil of Frankenstein"
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 14, 2010, 08:41:27 AM
Good suggestion! I've also sketched out a "Blackula" design and am trying to figure out how to compose a "Spiderhead" from John Carpenters The Thing.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 14, 2010, 10:30:56 AM
Here's a new medallion variant I just finished. I'm calling it "Heraldic" or "Family Crest" . . . it's really just for fun but I think it has a nice feel to it.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/HeraldicSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 14, 2010, 11:21:10 AM
Here's a new medallion variant I just finished. I'm calling it "Heraldic" or "Family Crest" . . . it's really just for fun but I think it has a nice feel to it.

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/HeraldicSmall.jpg[/url])

What's it made of?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 14, 2010, 01:40:34 PM
Gillman-Fan, I hope all of your designs are collected in some form one day.  I would love to have a book of those designs.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 14, 2010, 01:44:51 PM
These are cast in poly resin.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 15, 2010, 03:29:29 AM
Dunno how well it'll turn out, but I just finished a bust of the Creeper.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Opera Ghost on November 15, 2010, 12:51:02 PM
These are cast in poly resin.

Hey, Did you ever get a quote from your jeweler on a metal piece?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 15, 2010, 01:16:02 PM
PM sent.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 20, 2010, 12:43:15 AM
Thought of unknown primate and made this...

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/130/l_8a77da47606243e2b0e967f54ac2a6db.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_2395c9f3a6c64f6184c4f2d1fe63154a.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 20, 2010, 12:43:53 AM
Meet Rondo Hatton, or at least my attempt at Rondo Hatton.

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_1753a9c4beca4749abb07586553aa5ae.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/145/l_bc0278d9ae1c4953b8d985ac92ac96b6.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_f31602ed903444b3805bca2320d3a523.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 20, 2010, 12:44:41 AM
Recognize this guy?

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_6fb9f471e0494fafa8e4cad1731cf79e.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_c5762b30e307400290d54fb8b37a2e4c.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 20, 2010, 12:45:20 AM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/144/l_1cda3da46c064e89a0b1b773b8b81cde.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/108/l_4711728b45ad49838072731b7c4cf3d2.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/66/l_df075646185d4754b4fa24a238a48997.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 20, 2010, 12:46:15 AM
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_02753acf4b0e4c42a6ebfb8f7f3ff716.jpg)

a view of his glove.. Also, my next piece drying now is of the Golem of Prague.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: David55 on November 20, 2010, 10:29:13 AM
[imC:\Users\David\Pictures\2010_0824\Phantom done.JPGg][/img]
Here's Lon Chaney Sr. as the iconic " Phantom of the Opera . " oil on canvas .
Title: Behold the Golem of PRAGUE
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 21, 2010, 01:09:36 PM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/100/l_3036881c2f1d4693b90b8603fab5e2eb.jpg)

Still drying on the worktray, with the paint nearby.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/118/l_c9166b3f01984dd78ef5ab4cd2b9d118.jpg)

And yes, those are the proper hebrew letters and the right word in Hebrew. Does he move? Not yet.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/138/l_8dd7c556588d4e18bed5569eaa72955c)

A bit more long range to show his size and a little more detail. That black strip is on the model of the Prague Golem in the Czech capital.

It seems to be holding two cracks together and every pic of the actual Golem has it.


(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/113/l_f1e2305d2fb44ec89e063260c964d347.jpg)


One last pic.

Whatcha think, guys?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 21, 2010, 09:58:49 PM
Dr. Madd - they're all really cool, but I am a little partial to that neat looking hairy hominid!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 21, 2010, 11:49:38 PM
UP: Thought of you when I made it. Was at a quandry before painting to determine whether I wanted it brown (Sasquatch)or white (yeti)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: shiverbones on November 22, 2010, 10:48:02 AM
Rick - I LOVE That Romney Marsh! Great Job!!!!!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 22, 2010, 01:17:06 PM
My newest piece made from Crayola Air-dry clay- Till I can order more marblex. (this week, hopefully)

I'll let every guess what it will be.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_307d32d34a834521a09ba7a72ade9ccd.jpg)

A close up.. But the white clay doesn't shade details well.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/l_95b574e52c4a4b5cbf12934a10e5625b.jpg)

Another view. Those are my pom-pom monsters above my keyboard and Amaco's website on the monitor above.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/l_adf26aafffb74c6690f469ee684f2820.jpg)


I plan on painting him, then glueing on some faux fur for his beard, shoulders and head, and I'm making a necklace of tiny human skulls for a necklace.
Title: Pom-Pom monsters
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 22, 2010, 01:29:33 PM
I love ot make monsters. When I have a dearth of material, I don't just stay with clay. I also make monsters from Pom-poms.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/111/l_e7f38bebea414ba2b430d071bb7ac8b9.jpg)

Even a pompom who's pure acrylic fur and says his prayers by night....

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/147/l_7a7584c6b2854813951a030bebeae441.jpg)

Just a bit of a nod to Henson's muppets.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/135/l_82df01f834db46ae97e7d114157bc30f.jpg)

Attack.. of the pom-pom tomatoes!

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/146/l_f0eeebbcc017458192aa91aad8e99c89.jpg)



top view.

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 22, 2010, 01:32:04 PM
Nip and Tuck.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/135/l_1890aadf81564f3984cbed4ab2ec8ea8.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_305a5d89fa0545f786cf0c7d6ee9e273.jpg)

Who said Bigfoot was large?

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/l_d4eaa1c0ca7b46fdbd3579479828f1d0.jpg)

The Frankenpom monster


(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_c09835c4b51d4384b818b48ad7c7bd05.jpg)


This one needs a dentist.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 22, 2010, 01:35:42 PM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/136/l_97d26ef00a85416aa6087acb7bbaf184.jpg)

The forgotten craft from Castelmare.
Made from pipecleaner, a styrofoam ball, fake eyes , and felt. Construction took less than an hour.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/129/l_599cabfc4e6347d5ba3ab0cd87707359.jpg)

Not sure what to make of this silly chap.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 22, 2010, 01:49:39 PM
On to a different art form: Sketched this at church yesterday.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_71ebe3bc82a6458d804d1cb1c1599548.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 23, 2010, 09:53:52 PM
Started working on this 6 months ago, took a 5 month break & just finished him up.  My 12" Custom Figure:

THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock002.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock007.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock008.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock003.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock005.jpg)

The pics are rather dark, but then again, so was the dungeon I shot this in.  I made the clothes myself - a first for me!  An old sock I had laying around, cut up, hot glued & darkened with acrylic paint.  Don't know how to sew!  Head, hands & boots are made of Sculpey.  I glued some fake hair on his ol' blockhead.  Hope ypu like The Kiwi Kreature!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 23, 2010, 11:16:13 PM
I commented on this in the Modern Monster Toys section before I saw it here.  I really like the figure he's my favorite Hammer creature...hmmm, well maybe Frankenstein Created Woman is in first place.  Anyway, it looks great, good job!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 23, 2010, 11:18:33 PM
Thanks RICKH - yeah, I noticed you posted on the other thread.  Glad you like it!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 24, 2010, 01:14:59 AM
awesome! I love it.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Spock on November 24, 2010, 05:31:51 AM
Nice work indeed.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 24, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
Here's a new cartoon I did for the Svengoolie YahooGroup. He's airing the Joan Crawford classic "Strait-Jacket" this Thanksgiving weekend . . . so this came pretty easily.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/JoanCrawford.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 25, 2010, 03:28:52 AM
Primate: Whats the body made of?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 25, 2010, 05:43:39 PM
Here's a bust of Chris Lee as Dracula that I finished today.  I wanted to do a sculpt of Lee in Dracula 1972 A.D. where he gets staked with the spokes of a wagon wheel.  I intend to do a sculpt of Cushing as Van Helsing holding the wagon wheel.  I work on these sculpts during my planning periods at school and I love talking to the kids about the monsters and their movies.  By the way, this is the first one I've fired that didn't explode in the kiln.  I finally figured out that I needed to hollow out the thick base (Duh!).
(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4425/img2090p.jpg)
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7591/img2086p.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on November 25, 2010, 08:39:53 PM
Started working on this 6 months ago, took a 5 month break & just finished him up.  My 12" Custom Figure:

THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock002.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock007.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock008.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock003.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/EvilFrankyShock005.jpg[/url])

The pics are rather dark, but then again, so was the dungeon I shot this in.  I made the clothes myself - a first for me!  An old sock I had laying around, cut up, hot glued & darkened with acrylic paint.  Don't know how to sew!  Head, hands & boots are made of Sculpey.  I glued some fake hair on his ol' blockhead.  Hope ypu like The Kiwi Kreature!


Dude, that is creepy AS HELL!! Awesome!
Title: Re: Behold the Golem of PRAGUE
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 26, 2010, 02:17:24 AM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/138/l_8dd7c556588d4e18bed5569eaa72955c.jpg)

One of my pic links was wrong. fixed here.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 26, 2010, 11:23:20 AM
My newest piece, work in progress. I want to poll UMA for this one..

This is my cyclops. I am going to add a necklace, and planned on using fake fur to give him different textures.. Beard, fur shoulder-ruffs. hair.

Does he need the fur... add the fur, or keep him like he is..

Whattya think?

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_9aeed9f3bbf14a96b983c9f7480cfa25.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/l_be1747bb5e334edaa9329264e33a01e0.jpg)

You can see the unfinished necklace components at the base.. One is a skull, the other a greek helmet.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 26, 2010, 11:35:15 PM
Primate: Whats the body made of?

I'm usually the Monster type, myself, but I delved into "Mad Scientist" (something I'm sure you're quite familiar with, Doc!) territory for my latest projects!  I dismembered the Hasbro MUMMY'S TOMB figure - cut off his head & hands and grafted them onto a more articulated 12" body (more about that, later).  The leftover torso & legs looked perfect for an EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN monster, which I always thought would be a cool figure to have.  So, here it is!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 27, 2010, 12:40:17 AM
I'm usually the Monster type, myself, but I delved into "Mad Scientist" territory for my latest projects!  I dismembered the Hasbro MUMMY'S TOMB figure - cut off his head & hands and grafted them onto a more articulated 12" body (more about that, later).  The leftover torso & legs looked perfect for an EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN monster, which I always thought would be a cool figure to have.  So, here it is!

That is a very awesome piece.. Has anyone ever seen Kiwi Kingston?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 27, 2010, 10:37:44 AM
U.P., I love your "Kiwi Kreature"! I have a soft spot for him . . . scared the hell outta' me as a kid.

You've inspired me to start an "Evil of Frankenstein" illustration/t-shirt graphic.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 27, 2010, 01:27:40 PM
I've started a bust of Medusa, but I tried a new clay and it dries too quickly... but it lends itself well to multi-textural stuff, so where the clay was too brittle to do well-sculpted snakes, I'm going to get some of those little rubber ones, and try something new.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on November 27, 2010, 02:17:50 PM
I'm feeling a little down in the dumps today . . . but a little "Hermie-Baby" always cheers me up.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/HermanClrSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 27, 2010, 04:15:12 PM
G-F, thats great!  I love Herman, he always makes me smile.  I agree with you about The Evil of Frankenstein.  Saw it on NBC  when I was a kid and the monster scared the crap out of me.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 27, 2010, 06:38:21 PM
Gillman-Fan, you ARE the (gill) MAN!  The Herman is great, and I can't wait to the KIWI FRANK!  Doc, I think some fur would look really good on ol' One-Eye.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 27, 2010, 07:03:45 PM
Gillman-Fan, you ARE the (gill) MAN!  The Herman is great, and I can't wait to the KIWI FRANK!  Doc, I think some fur would look really good on ol' One-Eye.
I'll be ordering the fur tonight.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 27, 2010, 07:17:47 PM
Cool - plus, it'll give you something else to "experiment" on, lol!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 27, 2010, 07:28:35 PM
lol.. I just glued on his pendants.. a skull and a battered spartan helmet.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 28, 2010, 02:25:21 PM
Finished the first step on Medusa while the fur is shipped to me.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/138/l_e34de2dc12d24056a67cebc903ef2601.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/139/l_ce15511eadb44e41bae1466e84d3f095.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/101/l_85045001502844d68c03bbcde1e5b64a.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 28, 2010, 02:26:03 PM
I plan on using rubber snakes for the hair. This clay dries too fast to make proper snakes, but it works well with other media.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 29, 2010, 05:23:19 PM
My latest, the Bride. 16"x20" oils on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/BoF2.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 05:24:52 PM
That, my friend is an awesome Bride painting.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 29, 2010, 05:27:03 PM
That, my friend is an awesome Bride painting.

Thanks, Doc! Eh, what's up?   ;)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 05:28:09 PM
Thanks, Doc! Eh, what's up?   ;)

Home sick with bronchitis.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on November 29, 2010, 05:47:54 PM
Home sick with bronchitis.

Sorry to hear that. I've had one of those "teaser" colds: they never take me over full force, but leave enough symptoms (cough, dry throat, congestion, etc) to make life miserable. Hope you're feeling better soon!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on November 29, 2010, 06:03:04 PM
Love it Mike!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 29, 2010, 06:17:12 PM
Mike - that BOF is mind-boggingly awesome. as usual!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on November 29, 2010, 06:33:56 PM
Last week, I posted some (rather dark) pics of my Custom EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN figure.  Well, here's my stab at the iconic SHOCK MONSTER.  12" tall & created from the dead body parts of a fully articulated G.I. Joe figure.  Hope you Monster Maniacs approve!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals231.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals235.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals234.jpg)

Size comparison with SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals228.jpg)
And with EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals229.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals238.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals226.jpg)

Hanging out on U.P.'s desk.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals225.jpg)

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN'S checking out SHOCKY in a UMA thread. 
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals242.jpg)

Three Monsters on their favorite forum.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals243.jpg)

SHOCKY LOVES the UMA:
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/deals244.jpg)

Hope you didn't mind the pic overkill!  Thanks again, gang!
Title: Madd's ghoul
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 07:26:20 PM
My take on the legendary ghoul

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/105/l_b8ccd8ecfff84c7186b193de7c868f07.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/130/l_353da69253374d2cbe9780e6fe89f7a1.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/124/l_5be7d980de694f128435faecb64ca8ce.jpg)

I wanted to go with a Vulture-like feel, with the head caked with dried blood and bald. Note the hole in the cheek and the teeth showing through.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 07:33:56 PM
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/115/l_9eb8d6ca29314d1994c354995c3fcc7d.jpg)

Note the exposed ribs, like someone took an axe to this fellow's breadbasket.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/136/l_4c67cedbe6744e33b89e47678552da5d.jpg)

A long range to take it all in.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_fa251b88084d4159923e1cf086989b23.jpg)

Well? BTW, Love the shock monster, dude.  You do some decent work yourself. and I dig Evil of Frankenstein's Kiwi creature.
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Post by: RICKH on November 29, 2010, 08:51:19 PM
UP that Shock Monster is great!  Dr. Madd, that ghoul is really creepy, great job.
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Post by: Scatter on November 29, 2010, 08:56:14 PM
UP, you may have found your new calling!! Just LOVE those figures brudder!!
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Post by: Illoman on November 29, 2010, 09:05:18 PM
Dr Madd, your little critters look great! UP, I love the pics where the guys are watching the computer. That's great!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 09:39:20 PM
Thanks. I love heads. Kinda wierd,but I've always loved heads. I love drawing heads, I love sculpting heads, I even have a warm spot for shrunken and severed heads.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on December 01, 2010, 11:35:34 AM
Well, here's my latest . . . should he have a green or blue skin tone?

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/EvilFrankSmall.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 01, 2010, 11:48:48 AM
That's an awesome pic of Kiwi. You should  do halloween greeting cards, man!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 01, 2010, 12:59:46 PM
KOOL KIWI KREATURE, G-F!  Knew he'd turn out great, as usual!

Thanks everybody, for your comments on my monsters.  It's a nice change of pace being on the other side of the slab!  Of course, it's kind of hard to "mess up" SHOCK & KIWI's head sculpts - I mean, look at those FACES!  I can't imagine the talent & workmanship that goes into some of these figures - for instance, the Curse of Frankenstein by Chris Elizardo that Spock posted, or Type3Toys' customs, to name just a couple.  Amazing work!

So far, I've made my own BIGFOOT, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, SHOCKY & EVIL.  Other creeps are on the way - I just hope they don't turn on their "master", lol...
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 01, 2010, 01:19:36 PM
KOOL KIWI KREATURE, G-F!  Knew he'd turn out great, as usual!

Thanks everybody, for your comments on my monsters.  It's a nice change of pace being on the other side of the slab!  Of course, it's kind of hard to "mess up" SHOCK & KIWI's head sculpts - I mean, look at those FACES!  I can't imagine the talent & workmanship that goes into some of these figures - for instance, the Curse of Frankenstein by Chris Elizardo that Spock posted, or Type3Toys' customs, to name just a couple.  Amazing work!

So far, I've made my own BIGFOOT, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, SHOCKY & EVIL.  Other creeps are on the way - I just hope they don't turn on their "master", lol...

You do great work. I love the detail on the clothing. I've never been very good at sewing myself. Only know one stitch, loop over.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 01, 2010, 01:48:45 PM
I can't sew either!  I don't know how, plus,  I have short, wide gorilla hands, lol!  The clothes are the worst part - I used an old sock for KIWI & part of an old towel for SHOCKY's shirt!  I "eye-balled" them, no measuring, and then hot-glued the so-called "pattern" I cut out.  Luckily, these two monsters don't need to be sharp dressers.  Now, if it was Larry Talbot, I'd be in real trouble - we all know how picky he is about buttoned up shirts, tucked into well-belted trousers!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 01, 2010, 01:54:19 PM
I can't sew either!  I don't know how, plus,  I have short, wide gorilla hands, lol!  The clothes are the worst part - I used an old sock for KIWI & part of an old towel for SHOCKY's shirt!  I "eye-balled" them, no measuring, and then hot-glued the so-called "pattern" I cut out.  Luckily, these two monsters don't need to be sharp dressers.  Now, if it was Larry Talbot, I'd be in real trouble - we all know how picky he is about buttoned up shirts, tucked into well-belted trousers!

seeing how awesome your work turned out, it's made me wonder how well we'd all do with similar materials.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 04, 2010, 09:05:35 AM
The fake fur is here to finish my cyclops. I've already applied his hair and beard. He has a wild-hermit thing going. Two heavy fur shoulder pads made him look entirely too wooly, so I made one shoulder pad of the fur.. The other will be played by cardstock painted metallic chrome. I made rivets and steel edge rolling from elmer's glue. When it dries it'll form beads that will then be painted over to make the entire pad seem made of metal. Glue it on the other side and voila.
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Post by: RedKing on December 04, 2010, 11:32:41 AM
Here is my latest art project-hand painted glass Christmas ornaments. You guys may notice one particular monster-themed ornament amongst the Santas, rudolphs, grinches and snowmen ;). I made these two batches for a fund raiser / adoption clinic for the pet rescue group my wife and I work with that is going on today.I was going to play Santa at it  but I took a fall avoiding puppies running around our kitchen last night and really threw my back out, so i am stuck in bed today.   :-\
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/IMG_6140.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/IMG_6141.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 04, 2010, 12:57:43 PM
Love those ornaments.
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Post by: Scatter on December 04, 2010, 01:00:13 PM
Cool ornaments and a great cause...........hope your back feels better soon too buddy!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 04, 2010, 02:37:37 PM
What Scatter said!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 04, 2010, 08:27:04 PM
A while back I posted the unfinished cyclops. Well, my faux fur arrived and I've applied the beard, hair and shoulder ruff. I decided two fur shoulder pads made him too hairy, so I made him an armored shoulder-pad from painted card stock with rivets and details made from elmer's glue.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/130/l_821c64ceff644f59ba16c311af30b9ab.jpg)

The front view. With the fur applied. To get an idea of the changes, the original is back  a page or so on the thread.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/64/l_88c6a0cc6080455bae1748541e55f55f.jpg)

A view of the shoulderpad

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/104/l_cb7b5a4d5bf84d2fa1c90fea720d4cda.jpg)


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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 04, 2010, 10:03:35 PM
Doc - that turned out really nice, man!  The fur was a great idea!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 04, 2010, 10:28:58 PM
Thanks. I can't wait to get some little rubber snakes for Medusa.
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Post by: RedKing on December 06, 2010, 03:10:59 PM
Thanks guys. My bakck is feeling much better and the adoption clinic was a sucess! Doc, that Cyclops is the coolest! I love your monster busts and can't wait to see Medusa finished!!
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Post by: RICKH on December 06, 2010, 09:06:54 PM
Doc, the Cyclops looks great.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 07, 2010, 01:39:49 AM
Glad you guys like 'em. I'm working on a full body model and some scenery.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 13, 2010, 02:44:38 AM
I plan on building some scenery for a diorama, but here is my first foray into full body pieces...

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/126/l_7730eda68aa247bcb2cffe464c7c9f9c.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/126/l_e115244e68544beebf23a2f7afdb2038.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/139/l_f6bebdf540ed4143832314c79f5432fa.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on December 13, 2010, 03:00:51 PM
OoooH! I like it Doctor Madd!  Now I want to make something with fur! My daughter has a bunch of old NKOTB dolls and Ken dolls in the garage that I know would be just perfect for a project! But I don't really have crafting skills, except for semi-proficiency with a hot glue gun. Although I did try to make a Hersheys Kiss tree one year and I glue a foil covered candy to my hand and couldn't get it off in time to avoid a horrible burn.  But that was the past, I think I'm gonna get some pait and fur after the holidays and give it a try   :) 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 13, 2010, 03:30:08 PM
I like the Franky, Doc - how big is it?  4-5 inches?  Charp - I use a hot glue gun, too.  Believe me, if this ten-thumbed ape can do it, you can too!  I'm sure you're better at it than I am.
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Post by: Monolith on December 14, 2010, 01:18:31 AM
Dr Madd---cool Frank, you have a style all your own.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 14, 2010, 01:43:34 AM
4 inches tall. had to repair him.. left him under tree. got knocked off.. broke leg and arm.. Fixed with glue.. Glad you guys like him. I was very fond of it too.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 14, 2010, 03:00:34 AM
repair job a tentative success. Once he's on a base inside a shadow box, no one will notice.
 Another project of mine is a devil. I've made the body and sculpted the face.. Will make his cloak out of red felt, and his pitchfork from a bamboo skewer and sculpted head, a metallic red pitchfork pendant, and a base with red lights and fire.
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Post by: RICKH on December 14, 2010, 09:07:23 AM
Doc good job  on Frankie!  I feel your pain about the broken sculpture.  I did a sculpt of Bela based on FM #35.  I use ceramic clay that I fire when it is dry.  I fired the piece and it exploded into thousands of pieces.  I tried to repair it, but it was beyond help.  So...I'm resculpting and am resolved to use Super Sculpy from now on! However, I've just finished an Oliver Reed Curse of the Werewolf piece that I'll post later this week.  This time I used air hardening clay, I needed to use some surplus that I had on hand.  I didn't like it very much.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 14, 2010, 12:41:22 PM
RickH: Marblex, Stonex, or mexican pottery clay.. Was it made by amaco? That's what I use.
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Post by: RICKH on December 15, 2010, 11:41:51 PM
I finally checked the box and it is Amaco air hardening clay.  I just don't like the consistency of the clay.  Again, after I use all of this I'm going with Super Sculpy.  I know it won't explode.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 16, 2010, 12:42:53 AM
I finally checked the box and it is Amaco air hardening clay.  I just don't like the consistency of the clay.  Again, after I use all of this I'm going with Super Sculpy.  I know it won't explode.

I love my amaco clay. Its all I've ever used.
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Post by: Illoman on December 17, 2010, 09:16:35 PM
It is my understanding that this is out in comic shops this week:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VincentPricePresentsPawns1.jpg)

And here is a photo of the original photo in it's new home:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/vinnieilloman.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 17, 2010, 09:18:32 PM
Beautiful!
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Post by: charp13 on December 17, 2010, 10:29:46 PM
I sure hope I can find that magazine.  I will order it somewhere on the internet if necessary, but I need it.  It is an incredible work of art  :)
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Post by: Illoman on December 18, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Thanks, folks, I really appreciate it.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on December 18, 2010, 10:15:26 AM
very nice, i like the shadows/contrast you have going on there, beautiful work
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Post by: RICKH on December 18, 2010, 01:37:42 PM
Mike it looks fantastic!
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Post by: Monolith on December 18, 2010, 09:36:29 PM
Your Vincent Price looks great on a comic cover and even better in a gold frame on a wall!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on December 19, 2010, 11:29:32 AM
My latest:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/EvilFrankSmall-1.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on December 19, 2010, 01:41:37 PM
Beautiful Job- Gillman-Fan!  I really love the blue on this one   :)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 19, 2010, 02:03:36 PM
I have to agree.. Evil of Frankenstein is probably one of my favorite Hammer vehicles.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on December 19, 2010, 02:13:31 PM
For me, "Evil of Frankenstein" is Peter Cushing's finest turn as the Baron. The Universal connection certainly doesn't hurt either.

I was going to kick-off a slew of new Hammer-inspired illustrations with this one . . . but I'm considering a series of "Young Frankenstein" designs instead.

Thanks again for the kind words of support.
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Post by: RICKH on December 19, 2010, 10:22:55 PM
That's a fantastic job GM Fan! That image takes me back to the 60's when I first saw the movie.
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Post by: RedKing on December 20, 2010, 10:54:16 AM
GM, your art is so cool-it captures that 60's FM vibe perfectly-Love it!!
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Post by: Illoman on December 20, 2010, 11:00:41 AM
These are awesome, Gillman!! Keep 'em coming!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on December 20, 2010, 11:17:51 AM
Looking back on 2010, I have to marvel a little regarding my "Mani-Yack" output . . . something like 25 new illustrations since February!
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Post by: RedKing on December 22, 2010, 05:34:15 PM
Here is my latest project-Mani-Yack Christmas ornaments! I printed the Mani-yack images on vinyl stick-back paper I "borrowed" from my old job(it was left over small pieces-I have a ton of it!) with my black and white laser jet printer (regular printers wont work on the vinyl) then colored them with sharpies and cut them out and stuck on plain glass ornaments. When I was smoothing the Mummy out I accidently crushed the ornament! Luckily I didnt get sliced, but it did make a huge mess.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/IMG_6251.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 22, 2010, 06:51:00 PM
Nice job, RedKing!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 23, 2010, 01:07:35 AM
Nice job, RedKing!

Love those christmas balls!
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Post by: RedKing on December 23, 2010, 08:43:36 AM
Thanks guys. For me nothing says Merry Christmas like monsters on my tree!!
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Post by: RedKing on December 24, 2010, 12:17:51 PM
Here are my latest paintings, all done as Christmas presents:
This one is for my wife's best friend:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2010WinterWonderland.jpg)

This one is for my Dad, and based on the old Aurora model kit box cover painted by Joe Kotula:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2010CurtissP30.jpg)

and this one is for my Mom:
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Art/2010ChristmasAngel.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 24, 2010, 03:12:16 PM
RedKing - Always enjoy looking at your artwork!  You just have a neat, cool style!
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Post by: Scatter on December 24, 2010, 04:12:44 PM
It is my understanding that this is out in comic shops this week:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VincentPricePresentsPawns1.jpg[/url])

And here is a photo of the original photo in it's new home:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/vinnieilloman.jpg[/url])


AWESOME!! Hey Mike, what's the story on the VP figure below the pic?? I love it!!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on December 29, 2010, 09:48:42 AM
Gillman, the whole series is terrific. Are prints available?
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Post by: Illoman on December 29, 2010, 11:08:37 AM
AWESOME!! Hey Mike, what's the story on the VP figure below the pic?? I love it!!

Scatter, just saw this post. Sorry, I don't have the answer. If the owner of it would like to come forward and address the group I'm sure they would know!

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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 31, 2010, 04:46:35 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/l_198171a8889947ba91257c04331ea71b.jpg)

One face of my tiki.

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/122/l_4fa5ddafa25e41abb70422a955ab6d53.jpg)

Another face.


(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/129/l_5a30218c865a4f53bb5b5c391601d909.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/139/l_752463c6975e407081b37ede4143ab40.jpg)

[IMG]
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Post by: Scatter on December 31, 2010, 04:50:39 PM
That's one creepy tiki Doc!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 31, 2010, 05:35:12 PM
That's one creepy tiki Doc!

They are also modular.. There will be eventually, a wooden dowel on a base. There is a hole throught the tiki so you can mix and match your tiki.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 15, 2011, 09:40:28 PM
I need some ideas for my next bust. Any ideas.
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Post by: RedKing on January 15, 2011, 09:54:56 PM
I dont know why, but Dr Phibes was the first thing that popped into my head Dr Madd
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 16, 2011, 12:30:32 AM
I'm gonna have to find a pic of the good Dr.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 16, 2011, 12:40:05 AM
Need I even say - KING KONG?
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 16, 2011, 01:27:57 AM
I have chosen King Kong. I'll have to do research on Dr. Phibes.  Kong will be the largest bust to date. I used up three quarters of the crayola clay I had to make him. I plan on making his teeth separately, his lower ones anyway, and layering fake fur over his body. He will be the most advanced, technologically, piece I've ever done.
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Post by: RedKing on January 19, 2011, 06:51:57 PM
Can't wait to see Kong when he's finished!! He sounds like he will be fantastic!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 20, 2011, 01:40:52 AM
Can't wait to see Kong when he's finished!! He sounds like he will be fantastic!!

How would it be if I could use some banana-scented potpouri oil to make kong banana-scented.
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Post by: RedKing on January 20, 2011, 08:50:59 AM
That would be the icing on the cake doc!
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Post by: shiverbones on January 21, 2011, 10:50:09 AM
It is my understanding that this is out in comic shops this week:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/VincentPricePresentsPawns1.jpg[/url])

And here is a photo of the original photo in it's new home:

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/vinnieilloman.jpg[/url])


Congrats! That is wonderful! So nice to see you contributing to the continuing Lore of the hobby!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 22, 2011, 04:55:38 AM
Dr. Madd presents, the 8th wonder of my sculpture collection, KING KONG!

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/137/l_773f76e8b1ac43f9a55595cf4d213dc2.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_5112709bfc7949659d25d09e58edebac.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/152/l_b9f8c569774048b8a744e87d9ed20e48.jpg)

I got 'em done and realized he looks like UP's avatar.
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Post by: RICKH on January 22, 2011, 03:34:26 PM
Wow Doc, he looks great and ferocious!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 22, 2011, 10:11:24 PM
Wow Doc, he looks great and ferocious!

Still looking for banana-scented potpouri oil or maybe a nanner scented air freshner.
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Post by: RedKing on January 23, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
Wow Doc-that is amazing!!! Great work!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 23, 2011, 06:53:00 PM
I'm thinking of a godzilla counterpiece.
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Post by: RedKing on January 24, 2011, 10:03:42 AM
That is an excellent idea Doc-I would love to see you do the Big G!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 24, 2011, 12:11:24 PM
I've got a couple smaller pieces in production, then I'll get to the King of Monsters. My current projects are a caveman, and Jason Voorhees.
Title: Voorhees- a jolly good fellow
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 30, 2011, 04:48:03 AM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/l_19d4a063d7f148bdb6f6990b5a5534cb.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/126/l_6eff885a71114febbaaba9479f305b12.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/l_0e78c524feb74902bf19d3c378bdc2e6.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/148/l_2e058bf435a74f3ba0b1c77ff52d3150.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 30, 2011, 04:49:53 AM
This is my first monster that was not a 1920's-1960's classic, my first slasher film monster. Whatcha think?
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 30, 2011, 11:01:25 PM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/l_eed77f7208af490fafdf90dc4822a193.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/116/l_ed9e3b75c06a4b019ea2cb99c89d55ab.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/l_60b193bbd6944f568ddd240609c2e979.jpg)

My Caveman. I'd like the focus to be better, but here it is.
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Post by: RedKing on January 31, 2011, 10:11:39 AM
Those are both great Doc! I love your monster busts! Really looking forward to your take on Godzilla!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on January 31, 2011, 11:16:28 AM
Will probably begin the big G this weekend.
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Post by: monsters are good on February 02, 2011, 11:41:48 PM
Wow, I'm really blown away that there are so many awesome artists in here. Almost makes me not want to show mine. But heres some anyway.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/39334_141668635865994_118192968213561_260607_711271_n.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/167314_177687015597489_118192968213561_460386_302836_n.jpg)
This is a shop rag we screen printed with my original Boris esq Frankie in the middle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/61806_154282497925581_100000314943411_341918_7889091_n.jpg)
3 foot acrylic painting

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/22742_104793206207844_100000314943411_118468_4503057_n.jpg)
Flyer for some local bands.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/34205_134365969929594_118192968213561_224977_8283350_n.jpg)
Flyer I did for the Nekromantix, not a universal monster but greaser zombies are cool.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/166250_180624145303776_118192968213561_479081_8042202_n.jpg)
doodling at work.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/22542_103978289622669_100000314943411_98071_1612980_n.jpg)
(Non-Lugosi) Dracula

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/22542_103978149622683_100000314943411_98064_1663908_n.jpg)
Motorhead.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/22542_103978146289350_100000314943411_98063_7346914_n.jpg)
wasting more time at work

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/169095_187642597922904_100000314943411_543765_7216662_n.jpg)
And yet another quick waste time at work project.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 03, 2011, 12:49:13 AM
Hey monsters are good, I dig your style - great job!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 03, 2011, 01:05:53 AM
You need that shop rag logo on t-shirts.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2011, 07:22:38 AM
Very nice. I, too like your style. That shop rag logo is awesome!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: monsters are good on February 03, 2011, 09:30:46 AM
Thanks guys! I have been told I should put that design on a shirt more than once! But I'm thinking about doing back patches instead. We have 4 shirt designs right now and I'm working on more. Here are the shirts we have

(http://www.monstersaregood.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/monsters-are-good-lovers-small.png)

(http://www.monstersaregood.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/saucer-men-always-get-the-girls-small.png)

(http://www.monstersaregood.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/monsters-are-good-mummy-small.png)

(http://www.monstersaregood.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/monsters-are-good-big-frank-small.png)
This one glows in the Dark!

We've mostly worked hotrod shows and some concerts. But we sell everything on our site http://www.monstersaregood.com (http://www.monstersaregood.com) I really would like some feedback on what I sell, from some of the most hardcore monster fans I've ever seen!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RedKing on February 04, 2011, 04:05:41 PM
LOVE your art Monster Are good!!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 04, 2011, 10:36:15 PM
Two more of my pieces.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/125/l_23b2cec75d064e9582ef3a9a355f3461.jpg)

Jesus Christ, King of Kings. And my first Alien.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/131/l_87852110b02a422f97aa409bcf48ab98.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/l_8805ed5be2f047a7bcb2499a8890a3ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on February 04, 2011, 10:43:40 PM
Great work Dr. Madd!  The Christ sculpture is very powerful.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 05, 2011, 11:01:37 AM
Great work Dr. Madd!  The Christ sculpture is very powerful.

Thanks.

Made that as a gift for my wife, one of the few pieces not up for sale.  I've got another one, a folk bust of a viking warrior, drying, and I'm researching Godzilla's head.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RedKing on February 06, 2011, 05:41:36 PM
Great work Dr. Madd!  The Christ sculpture is very powerful.
I agree Dr Madd-your Christ sculpture is magnificent-I love the expression on his face! The alien is great too-very creepy-I especially like the veins on his head! I would love to see the viking too-and I can't wait to see your Godzilla! researching the Big G's head can be tricky since there are so many different suit variations over the years!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 06, 2011, 07:46:08 PM
I agree Dr Madd-your Christ sculpture is magnificent-I love the expression on his face! The alien is great too-very creepy-I especially like the veins on his head! I would love to see the viking too-and I can't wait to see your Godzilla! researching the Big G's head can be tricky since there are so many different suit variations over the years!

What I'm going to try to do is make a composite of his different looks.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 10, 2011, 11:04:26 PM
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/041/9/1/blaisdell_monsters_sketchcards_by_tomkrohne-d399mrb.jpg)
It that Conquered the World (well a small town anyway), The She Creature (giving the look of love) and one of the Saucer-men. Ink and colored pencil on sketch cards because Paul's monsters don't get enough love.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 11, 2011, 12:09:52 AM
Sharp, dude. That Saucer man looks like a buddy for my alien.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 11, 2011, 03:58:38 AM
Well, I finished sculpting Godzilla. His skin texture is tricky. That said, I got a pretty menacing expression on his face if I do say so.. On a side note, I've done a second bust of Christ, and I plan on donating it to my church.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 05:03:12 AM
([url]http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116498[/url])

Rick Baker is at it again...

([url]http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116589[/url])


([url]http://zbrushcentral.com/zbc/attachment.php?attachmentid=116849[/url])


Those are Amazing!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 05:04:41 AM
I'm putting the first undercoat of paint on Godzilla. One Question Gents:  Should I use the flat green, or the metallic green?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 12, 2011, 10:56:00 AM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/043/5/c/monster_sketchcards_by_tomkrohne-d39cvpf.jpg)
More monster sketch cards - The Cyclops, The Giant Claw and Gorgo with his Mom
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 12:02:47 PM
([url]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/043/5/c/monster_sketchcards_by_tomkrohne-d39cvpf.jpg[/url])
More monster sketch cards - The Cyclops, The Giant Claw and Gorgo with his Mom


Cool.. You got a gallery where I can view all these in their entirety?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 12, 2011, 12:25:33 PM
Monster Toys made Monstrous...
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/002/f/4/f457be3812f8b053acd81dec15cd7112-d36anyp.jpg)
The great Garloo
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/002/c/6/c6e0bfa5888073651ca9ae2f3022f53e-d36ao6d.jpg)
King Zor
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/031/6/3/odd_ogg_by_tomkrohne-d38imx1.jpg)
Odd Ogg
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/030/c/3/robot_commando_by_tomkrohne-d38ewf6.jpg)
Robot Commando
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/002/5/5/hamilton__s_invaders_by_tomkrohne-d36aofb.jpg)
Hamilton's Invaders
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/031/8/0/snappy__bubble_blowing_dragon_by_tomkrohne-d38iuef.jpg)
Snappy the Bubble Blowing Dragon
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 12, 2011, 12:28:19 PM
Cool.. You got a gallery where I can view all these in their entirety?

there's here http://tomkrohne.deviantart.com/ (http://tomkrohne.deviantart.com/)
or here http://tomkrohne.blogspot.com/ (http://tomkrohne.blogspot.com/)
Title: Godzilla is finished!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 06:58:50 PM
Godzilla IS DONE! I will post him sometime tonight!
Title: Godzilla is finished!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 11:31:46 PM
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/89/l_d7ac319c3df848c78d91ca486a3af787.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/81/l_974a4f81516148e0a334d8a00fca1c44.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/119/l_0b7d542abe6b47f7a522d5e0710f21cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 11:33:30 PM
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/133/l_c1f0166a29ef4531b5da540bd744fee5.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_b19b9529457a45c2b94ab8ea4192682c.jpg)

(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/l_08e76eef24644e3e803e002f0eb6d6d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 12, 2011, 11:34:14 PM
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/123/l_046f010f197a4227ad45901f005fe729.jpg)

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/113/l_9a6033b3fbdc4f8f9cb0516cabb96f58.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on February 13, 2011, 12:42:13 AM
First, Monsterfink, I love the monstrous toys...what a great idea!  Great work.  I'm going use them as wallpaper on my computer.  I have Garloo and Robot Commando and that's the way I envisioned them as a kid.  Also, love the Son of Garloo!  Just fantastic!
Second, Dr. Madd, I think this is your best work yet.  A very good likeness, you really captured the Big G!  Well done!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 13, 2011, 02:49:18 AM
The Fly will buzz on here in a week. I am really proud of Godzilla.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 13, 2011, 02:08:43 PM
I agree, RICKH, love the monster-toys!  I actually drew a couple of Garloos, myself, awhile back.  Yours are awesome!  And Doc, you are just getting better & better with each project!  GREAT work, man!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 13, 2011, 03:06:45 PM
Thanks RICHK and Unknown Primate,  I have More Monster Toys on the drawing table including Mister Machine and Big Loo
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on February 13, 2011, 06:02:18 PM
While he's not a monster, he can be scary! Here's a sculpt of the Shadow that I finished a couple of weeks ago.  I've been a fan of the Shadow since I was a kid.  My Mom used to talk about his radio adventures, then I encountered the awful Archie comic version.  However, it was an articile in the Castle of Frankenstien that introduced me to the pulp Shadow and I was hooked for that time on.  Hope you enjoy the sculpt.
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/46/img2159ti.jpg)
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9879/img2158qj.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on February 13, 2011, 06:14:14 PM
RICKH!!! Awesome Shadow, man!! I got hooked on him in grade school. We would get those Read magazines, and one issue had a flexi-disc in the teacher's edition (which I still have to this day!). Teach played it for us and it was an old episode of the Shadow! I was hooked! Then, those incredible Shadow paperbacks came out years later with the Steranko covers. I've got tons of his radio shows, and thought the Alec Baldwin film was pure crap! Those guys didn't have a clue what the Shadow was all about.

You did a great job on him.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 13, 2011, 06:39:21 PM
Thanks, guys.. And Rick, that is one awesome Shadow.
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Post by: Inkfink on February 13, 2011, 08:36:57 PM
Diggin' the Shadow! If you do another, make him with his 45's!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RICKH on February 13, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys!  I thought about doing the Shadow with his .45's, but I've got the Kaluta bust from the 90's and just wanted to do a different type of pose.  I looked at the Rozen covers for the pulp and decided to do one where he's adjusting his collar. I may get my nerve up and do a full body sculpt with guns blazing.  I've also just finished  action figures of the Shadow and the Spider.  I need to hem the capes but I'm not much of a seamstress.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 14, 2011, 12:45:53 AM
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/044/3/f/silent_sketches_by_tomkrohne-d39ie3n.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 14, 2011, 02:01:42 AM
([url]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/044/3/f/silent_sketches_by_tomkrohne-d39ie3n.jpg[/url])


I love these sketches.. I have one I want you to try... Dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 14, 2011, 07:27:33 AM
I love these sketches.. I have one I want you to try... Dr. jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Which version?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 14, 2011, 11:19:00 AM
Here's my latest, Bob Burns-themed, "Mani-Ack" tribute design . . . MISS SHOCK!!!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MissShockSmall.jpg)

Up next . . . TRACY the Gorilla!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 14, 2011, 11:35:26 AM
Here he is . . . TRACY the Gorilla from the original Ghostbusters!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TracySmall.jpg)

Up next: KOGAR!!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 14, 2011, 12:51:41 PM
Frederic March. Or even better, sketches of the UMA crew would be cool, too.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 14, 2011, 06:02:09 PM
Gillman-Fan - LOVE the Bob Burns Tracy!  Fantastic!  Can't wait to see Kogar!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 14, 2011, 07:14:02 PM
Thanks, UP! I'm pretty proud of that one . . . and Bob Burns was beyond ecstatic with it. Working on a KOGAR now.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Illoman on February 14, 2011, 07:16:55 PM
Gill-Man, I agree that Tracy is one of your best. I've enjoyed all the ones you've done.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 14, 2011, 07:57:09 PM
Bob Burns gave me some fantastic reference shots of his gorilla characters . . . these basically drew themselves.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 15, 2011, 12:00:13 AM
Frederic March. Or even better, sketches of the UMA crew would be cool, too.

How's this?
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/045/9/1/a_hyde_and_two_patchwork_men_by_tomkrohne-d39l3bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 15, 2011, 12:02:44 AM
Love 'em all, Monsterfink!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 15, 2011, 12:25:08 AM
Mani yack style
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/008/2/4/mani_yack_colossal_beast_by_tomkrohne-d36r5if.jpg)

(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/008/9/c/mani_yack_fiend_without_a_face_by_tomkrohne-d36r382.jpg)

(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/002/5/5/mani_yack_saucerman_by_tomkrohne-d36au86.jpg)

(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/002/9/5/mani_yack_the_fly_by_tomkrohne-d36atrx.jpg)

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/002/4/5/mani_yack_mutant_by_tomkrohne-d36atme.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 15, 2011, 02:21:35 AM
I love Hyde! We have enough Monster artists here to form Our own art commune.!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: I am the Female Dracula on February 15, 2011, 05:01:42 AM
Love the colossal beast and the fly! Those sketches are great too, particularly the Nosferatu and Karloff monster
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: monsters are good on February 15, 2011, 01:11:31 PM
I made this for my wife for valentines day. Just a silly project but i was happy with how it came  out. I found a old chocolate box and spray painted the outside. When you remove the cover the little Drac pops out at you.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/outside.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/inside.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: charp13 on February 15, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
Now that would be a perfect Valentine's Day treat for anyone here!  Perfectly charming and unique!  monsters are good- you better start working on next year's Valentine's Day projects because everyone is going to want one now  :)    Did you make the paper Dracula yourself or was it a pattern? 
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: monsters are good on February 15, 2011, 01:25:56 PM
Thanks for the kind words! The Dracula is all original. I drew him on brown chip board and then painted him with acrylics. He was the most time consuming part of the piece. That and figuring out how to make him pop out.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 15, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
Love the colossal beast and the fly! Those sketches are great too, particularly the Nosferatu and Karloff monster
Thanks
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: charp13 on February 15, 2011, 02:18:06 PM
Monsterfink, I had to go back a page and marvel at your work for the third time!  The colors are incredible and every picture is a work of art! They really are wonderfully fun to look at. I love the umbrella test tube drink!!  I think Hyde needs his own tv show!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 15, 2011, 07:37:25 PM
Further proof that I have monsters permanently on my brain
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/303/7/3/13_days_of_halloween_page_6_by_monsterfink-d31uqnu.jpg)

which features my Frankenberry design from this

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/002/5/d/cereal_monsters_at_midnight_by_tomkrohne-d368x2w.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Inkfink on February 15, 2011, 07:49:50 PM
COOL!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 16, 2011, 01:20:08 AM
Holy Cereal Killers! I love Frankenberry
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 16, 2011, 02:50:13 PM
Here's my latest . . . . horror host MR. LOBO!!!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MrLoboColorSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 17, 2011, 10:06:24 PM
couldn't bring myself to put one of those standard "family" sticker sets on the back of my car so I made these...
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/048/3/3/monster_window_stickers_by_tomkrohne-d39sc77.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 18, 2011, 11:27:09 AM
I'm kicking around the idea of doing a series of custom, "Mani-Yack" themed, monster wallets. Thoughts?

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MonsterWalletRough.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: I am the Female Dracula on February 18, 2011, 06:03:57 PM
Both Gillman-Fan & Monsterfink: that stuff is awesome.

And wallets would be cool!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Opera Ghost on February 18, 2011, 06:12:22 PM
couldn't bring myself to put one of those standard "family" sticker sets on the back of my car so I made these...
([url]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/048/3/3/monster_window_stickers_by_tomkrohne-d39sc77.jpg[/url])


Are you selling these? PM me if we can talk turkey
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on February 18, 2011, 10:46:42 PM
Are you selling these? PM me if we can talk turkey

What he said............those are awesome! PM me!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 18, 2011, 11:42:06 PM
What he said............those are awesome! PM me!

Me, too.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: RedKing on February 19, 2011, 12:11:44 PM
Wow, I have been away from the board too long!! First, Dr Madd, I LOVE your Godzilla!!!Excellent and perfect take on the King of all Monsters! I like green for Godzilla, but in every movie except Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla vs Megaguirus, Godzilla is actually dark grey, but I have found that that makes fairly drab paint schemes. I have alot of Godzilla kits and some are authentic grey, but I have also done green and brown Godzilla's as well. Monsterfink-Holy crap, your art is fangtastic-I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Monsters are Good-that Valentine's Drac is so cool-what a great ideas-nicely done! Gillfan, love the new Bob Burns Mani-Yacks-great stuff!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 20, 2011, 02:05:55 AM
Wow, I have been away from the board too long!! First, Dr Madd, I LOVE your Godzilla!!!Excellent and perfect take on the King of all Monsters! I like green for Godzilla, but in every movie except Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla vs Megaguirus, Godzilla is actually dark grey, but I have found that that makes fairly drab paint schemes. I have alot of Godzilla kits and some are authentic grey, but I have also done green and brown Godzilla's as well. Monsterfink-Holy crap, your art is fangtastic-I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Monsters are Good-that Valentine's Drac is so cool-what a great ideas-nicely done! Gillfan, love the new Bob Burns Mani-Yacks-great stuff!!

I love the vibrant colors. I'll be painting the Fly up tonight. I'm planning on a wash of matte black under a thin drybrush of grey and metallic green eyes.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 20, 2011, 03:01:53 PM
Behold the Living Late Late Show!
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/049/e/4/revised_monstro_by_tomkrohne-d39v64q.jpg)

Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 20, 2011, 07:53:08 PM
Behold the Living Late Late Show!
([url]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/049/e/4/revised_monstro_by_tomkrohne-d39v64q.jpg[/url])


I love it.. That thing looks like it comes straight out of monster lab.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Inkfink on February 20, 2011, 11:22:00 PM
With some tweaking, maybe this could be the basis of a UMA t-shirt.
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 21, 2011, 12:20:16 AM
With some tweaking, maybe this could be the basis of a UMA t-shirt.

I'd probably have to change his Gargoyle side to a Vampire and add some Mummy bandages, but it could work. I'll see what I can work up.

By the way Inkfink, been a fan of your work for a long while now, love the Finkosel and Thunderpig
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 21, 2011, 01:05:34 AM
Monster pins I had designed for shows
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/051/0/6/monster_face_pins_by_tomkrohne-d39zlpc.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Monsterfink on February 23, 2011, 01:02:25 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/053/7/a/yet_more_sketchcards_by_tomkrohne-d3a6z35.jpg)
Title: THE FLY!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 23, 2011, 05:23:32 AM
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/152/l_530cb9f77439400fb8922f188a8fb678.jpg)

(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/148/l_5b9f38c5e0974ca6b715f61a2a0bb66f.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/144/l_89454090a99e42f2b55bb66b8c92939d.jpg)

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/115/l_126cfc8ca8b64cadbbada6460f9bdc89.jpg)

Whatcha think?
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 23, 2011, 11:48:12 AM
Here's my newest version of KING KONG!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/KingKong2ClrSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: I am the Female Dracula on February 23, 2011, 12:53:58 PM
All 4 posts above me are fantastic!

You really outdid yourself with the Fly, Dr. Madd. It's awesome!
Monsterfink, I particularly like the little icons for the various monsters, especially Freddy, Jason, Dracula and the Phantom
And Kong is another brilliant one, Gillman-Fan. I always love your stuff
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Dr. Madd on February 23, 2011, 01:22:02 PM
Here's my newest version of KING KONG!

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/KingKong2ClrSmall.jpg[/url])



Love your portrait pieces.. They look like monster magazine article blurbs, and that's really cool. What do you use to  draw them?
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 23, 2011, 02:54:32 PM
I draw all these the same way: technical pens and Sharpies . . . then I add the screen, scan and colorize.
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Post by: Scatter on February 23, 2011, 03:57:06 PM
LOVIN' this stuff!! :D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 23, 2011, 05:28:12 PM
Gillman-Fan, like I've said before, your illustrations are the best!
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Post by: RedKing on February 24, 2011, 12:38:05 PM
Wow-fantastic work everyone!! Monsterfink-I absolutely love your work-you really capture the essence of each creature in your sketches. Doc-that Fly may well be your best figure to date!!And Gillman-fan-that Kong is awesome-I would not have thought it possible, but it's even cooler than your first one!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 24, 2011, 02:23:40 PM
Wow-fantastic work everyone!! Monsterfink-I absolutely love your work-you really capture the essence of each creature in your sketches. Doc-that Fly may well be your best figure to date!!And Gillman-fan-that Kong is awesome-I would not have thought it possible, but it's even cooler than your first one!

Thanks. I'm doing a Leprechaun for St. Patty.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 25, 2011, 11:08:35 PM
Here's my latest.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ITClrSmall.jpg)
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Post by: RICKH on February 26, 2011, 01:24:45 AM
Gillman,
Crash Corrigan's chin never looked so good!  Great job as always.  Love your work.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 26, 2011, 01:36:48 AM
Here's my latest.

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/ITClrSmall.jpg[/url])


Love your work.
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Post by: RedKing on February 26, 2011, 10:46:15 AM
That is absolutely beautiful GF!!!!
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Post by: Monsterfink on February 26, 2011, 12:31:28 PM
Done for a children's ABC book then retooled for shirts

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/056/2/2/c_is_for_creature_by_tomkrohne-d3aeudo.jpg)
C is for Creature
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/056/9/1/d_is_for_dinosaur_by_tomkrohne-d3aeugc.jpg)
D is for Dinosaur
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/056/9/7/f_is_for_frankensteins_by_tomkrohne-d3aeujf.jpg)
F is for the Frankenstein Monster and his Bride
(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/0/5/h_is_for_hyde_by_tomkrohne-d3aeuni.jpg)
H is for Hyde
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/7/a/s_is_for_space_mutant_by_tomkrohne-d3aeuvt.jpg)
S is for Space Mutant
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/2/0/g_is_for_great_ape_by_tomkrohne-d3aeulw.jpg)
K is for Kong
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/8/4/w_is_for_werewolf_by_tomkrohne-d3aev2r.jpg)
W is for Werewolf
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2011, 04:01:57 PM
Lovin' all this stuff, guys!

I have a technical question.  The medium I'm most decent at is markers, generally Sharpies.  I do fool around with other things, acrylics, chalk, etc.  I would like to know what kind of paper is the best for bringing out the vibrance & color in a Sharpie rendering.  I've used Academie & other brands, including just plain computer paper, posterboard, cardstock, etc.  For instance, I just did some sharpie sketches on computer cardstock that I sent out to some friends.  The black just didn't stand out & almost looks faded to me!  I've looked online and in supply stores, but honestly, I'd rather hear it from my favorite artists - who all just happen to hang out on my favorite forum!

I'm wanting to step up my "hairy hominid" series and just want to make it the best I can.  Something sturdy and that brings out the quality.

Thanks for any suggestions, advice and/or criticisms.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 26, 2011, 04:42:57 PM
Can't wait to see it. I'm thinking of doing the Metaluna Mutant.
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Post by: RICKH on February 26, 2011, 05:08:27 PM
Monsterfink, I love your style.  The monster illos rock!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 26, 2011, 07:56:53 PM
Unknown Primate, I use color printer/copy paper for just about everything except watercolors and other wet media. It has a coating or something that keeps marker bleed to a minimum . . . it also kinda gunks up the pen nib but I generally throw them out pretty quick anyway.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 26, 2011, 09:37:11 PM
Thanks for the info, Jeff - your art in particular, stands out to me.  I'd love to get that solidity & vibrance in my work.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on February 26, 2011, 10:31:40 PM
Thanks, UP.

I do all the line art for these transfers by hand but use Photoshop to colorize.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 27, 2011, 08:06:16 PM
I'm thinking of doing my own take on the classic monsters... What would anyone think?
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Post by: Monsterfink on February 28, 2011, 12:23:27 AM
New Mani-Yacks
(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/058/d/6/mani_yack_the_thing_by_tomkrohne-d3al05e.jpg)
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/058/5/1/mani_yack_hideous_sun_demon_by_tomkrohne-d3al0a1.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on March 02, 2011, 05:52:21 PM
I'm thinking of doing my own take on the classic monsters... What would anyone think?

Less typing, more molding!! :D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 02, 2011, 11:36:05 PM
Monsterfink, awesome Thing & Sun Demon!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 03, 2011, 01:26:08 AM
Less typing, more molding!! :D

Witch is done, waiting for white hair and time.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 04, 2011, 09:16:27 AM
In the meantime, I'm waiting for my ectoplasmic phantasm to dry so I can apply the paint.
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Post by: Scary Terry on March 04, 2011, 02:05:49 PM
New SCARY MONSTERS cover.  First entirely digital cover -- drawing done with the pen tools in Manga Studio, color in Photoshop.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5213/5497102581_12b833fd39.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5497102581/)
SM78webS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5497102581/#)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
Done for a children's ABC book then retooled for shirts

([url]http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/056/2/2/c_is_for_creature_by_tomkrohne-d3aeudo.jpg[/url])
C is for Creature
([url]http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/056/9/1/d_is_for_dinosaur_by_tomkrohne-d3aeugc.jpg[/url])
D is for Dinosaur
([url]http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/056/9/7/f_is_for_frankensteins_by_tomkrohne-d3aeujf.jpg[/url])
F is for the Frankenstein Monster and his Bride
([url]http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/0/5/h_is_for_hyde_by_tomkrohne-d3aeuni.jpg[/url])
H is for Hyde
([url]http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/7/a/s_is_for_space_mutant_by_tomkrohne-d3aeuvt.jpg[/url])
S is for Space Mutant
([url]http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/2/0/g_is_for_great_ape_by_tomkrohne-d3aeulw.jpg[/url])
K is for Kong
([url]http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/056/8/4/w_is_for_werewolf_by_tomkrohne-d3aev2r.jpg[/url])
W is for Werewolf


Oh, those are great! They're downright charming.

 8)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 04:50:59 PM
which features my Frankenberry design from this

([url]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/002/5/d/cereal_monsters_at_midnight_by_tomkrohne-d368x2w.jpg[/url])


I love the colours!

 8)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 04:52:19 PM
I'm kicking around the idea of doing a series of custom, "Mani-Yack" themed, monster wallets. Thoughts?

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MonsterWalletRough.jpg[/url])


Cool! How far advanced is your idea?

 ???
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 04:55:14 PM
Monster Toys made Monstrous...
([url]http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/002/f/4/f457be3812f8b053acd81dec15cd7112-d36anyp.jpg[/url])
The great Garloo
([url]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/002/c/6/c6e0bfa5888073651ca9ae2f3022f53e-d36ao6d.jpg[/url])
King Zor
([url]http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/031/6/3/odd_ogg_by_tomkrohne-d38imx1.jpg[/url])
Odd Ogg
([url]http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/002/5/5/hamilton__s_invaders_by_tomkrohne-d36aofb.jpg[/url])
Hamilton's Invaders
([url]http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/031/8/0/snappy__bubble_blowing_dragon_by_tomkrohne-d38iuef.jpg[/url])
Snappy the Bubble Blowing Dragon


Marx, Ideal and Remco should have hired you for ad copy!

 8)
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Post by: charp13 on March 04, 2011, 05:16:13 PM
Monsterfink, I can't even begin to tell you how much happiness your artwork has brought me! The children's book Monsters are like nothing I've ever seen before! I remember a few years ago, I bought every children's monster themed book I could find.  Such as, "Frankenstein Takes the Cake" and the books that came out around Halloween. It is hard to find Monster art that isn't too dark or scary for kids. Your beautiful artwork shows all the wonderful character traits of each Monster, and are so joyful to look at. My 6 year old grandson began drawing Monsters a couple years ago, and now he's getting really good-  Cyclops are his specialty.  He thinks your Monsters are the coolest!!  They are really special-  Thanks so much for posting them!
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 04, 2011, 08:33:14 PM
Monsterfink, I can't even begin to tell you how much happiness your artwork has brought me! The children's book Monsters are like nothing I've ever seen before! I remember a few years ago, I bought every children's monster themed book I could find.  Such as, "Frankenstein Takes the Cake" and the books that came out around Halloween. It is hard to find Monster art that isn't too dark or scary for kids. Your beautiful artwork shows all the wonderful character traits of each Monster, and are so joyful to look at. My 6 year old grandson began drawing Monsters a couple years ago, and now he's getting really good-  Cyclops are his specialty.  He thinks your Monsters are the coolest!!  They are really special-  Thanks so much for posting them!

Thank you, really glad to hear how much your grandson likes them. It's always hard to judge if I've gone too far with their designs when I only have my 5 year old to gauge it by  (she's grown up with daddy's monster room so she's desensitized) I'm going to release these designs and along with a few others as a coloring book again in the next few weeks, then it's to the Black and White Silent Movie Monster Coloring Book.
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
You'll have to show us a nice scan of the coloring book.

 8)
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 05, 2011, 12:35:17 AM
Coloring book version of Nosferatu
(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/062/2/b/nosferatu_by_tomkrohne-d3av7nu.jpg)
and Maria the Robot
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/062/8/5/85814937130732c2a6f3e43e5ce35b64-d3av7u6.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 05, 2011, 12:39:05 AM
Coloring book version of Nosferatu
([url]http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/062/2/b/nosferatu_by_tomkrohne-d3av7nu.jpg[/url])
and Maria the Robot
([url]http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/062/8/5/85814937130732c2a6f3e43e5ce35b64-d3av7u6.jpg[/url])


I love these! I've always been a sucker for silent movies.
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 05, 2011, 12:40:30 AM
Monsterfink, I can't even begin to tell you how much happiness your artwork has brought me! The children's book Monsters are like nothing I've ever seen before! I remember a few years ago, I bought every children's monster themed book I could find.  Such as, "Frankenstein Takes the Cake" and the books that came out around Halloween. It is hard to find Monster art that isn't too dark or scary for kids. Your beautiful artwork shows all the wonderful character traits of each Monster, and are so joyful to look at. My 6 year old grandson began drawing Monsters a couple years ago, and now he's getting really good-  Cyclops are his specialty.  He thinks your Monsters are the coolest!!  They are really special-  Thanks so much for posting them!


For your grandson
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/063/4/e/cyclops_by_tomkrohne-d3axk75.jpg)
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 05, 2011, 12:44:48 AM
I love these! I've always been a sucker for silent movies.

Me too, They were alot of fun to do for the book, Nosferatu, Maria, der Golem, Dr Caligari and Ceaser, Edison's Frankenstein, The Brontosaurus from the Lost World, Mr Hyde, the Mechanical Man, the Man in the Beaver Skin Hat, the Man in the Moon, The Phantom of the Opera, the Werewolf, the Giant of the Snow and the Ape Man
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 05, 2011, 03:26:19 AM
Don't forget London after Midnight.
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 05, 2011, 10:05:43 AM
Don't forget London after Midnight.

That's the Man in the Beaver Skin Hat
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 05, 2011, 11:16:49 AM
That's the Man in the Beaver Skin Hat

Never heard him called that.
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Post by: RICKH on March 05, 2011, 11:35:09 AM
Monsterfink, great work! I love the monster illos.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 05, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
london after midnigh(http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_570xN.224450571.jpg)
Hope you all enjoy
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 05, 2011, 01:06:31 PM
monsterfink, i love them all
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Post by: Illoman on March 05, 2011, 01:10:48 PM
Artman, very nice! I like the color choices. Here's my take on him:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/LAM.jpg)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 05, 2011, 01:21:15 PM
I like the brightness and colors in yours, cool to see two completely different takes on the same character
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Post by: Illoman on March 05, 2011, 01:27:27 PM
I like the brightness and colors in yours, cool to see two completely different takes on the same character

Thanks. The cool colors you chose really give him that death pallor. Nice!!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 05, 2011, 02:10:01 PM
thanks, i have a few more new paintings that i will be posting soon
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 05, 2011, 07:52:30 PM
I might do him next.
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 06, 2011, 12:35:30 AM
Okay I'll throw mine out there
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/064/d/0/d0b361f6b92ddce8dc202a226e69d13c-d3b0g20.jpg)
Title: Ectoplasmic Phantom
Post by: Dr. Madd on March 06, 2011, 04:24:40 AM
(http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/b2ce5f8c4ac0462889d0e4afe2cd58a5/l.jpg)

(http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/f5551f2c69d44e3fb8a8e6bcc76ddc2f/l.jpg)

(http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/113/3e4db6c0c6a841cf83bbd4203269807f/l.jpg)

My Ectoplasmic phantom.. he glows in the dark.
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Post by: RICKH on March 06, 2011, 02:01:02 PM
Mike, Inkfink, Artman...great work, I love the LAM vampires!  Dr. Madd your sculpt is great!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 06, 2011, 02:04:55 PM
My next piece will be the London After Midnight vampire.
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Post by: Illoman on March 06, 2011, 04:41:42 PM
Haven't been able to paint much of late, but managed to finish this one. Oils on canvas board, 16"x20".

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Frankie77.jpg)

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Post by: Scatter on March 06, 2011, 05:08:22 PM
Haven't been able to paint much of late, but managed to finish this one. Oils on canvas board, 16"x20".

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Frankie77.jpg[/url])


Dude, that is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!  :D
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Post by: Illoman on March 06, 2011, 05:12:38 PM
Thanks, Scatter. Appreciate it.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 06, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
Iloman: I love your painting of Frankie!
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Post by: Illoman on March 06, 2011, 07:17:54 PM
Iloman: I love your painting of Frankie!

Thanks, Doc!
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Post by: RICKH on March 06, 2011, 10:09:35 PM
Mike that is beautiful!  Great color scheme.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 07, 2011, 12:14:41 AM
Mr. Mike Bennett - you have outdone yourself with this one!  I would love to see a model based on this particular piece of art.  Just beautiful and a much different pose than we normally see of the Frankenstein Monster.  Fantastic!
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 07, 2011, 03:43:42 AM
 All I can say is WOW.  That Frankenstein painting is beautiful Mike.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 07, 2011, 07:39:46 AM
oooooooo, i like that a lot, very nice
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Post by: lappys22 on March 07, 2011, 10:35:53 AM
Fantastic painting! Great job!!!
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Post by: Scary Terry on March 07, 2011, 10:48:51 AM
Love the Frankenstein painting!

There's a WEREWOLF BY NIGHT color drawing among my comics commissions on this blog post -- have a look if you like: http://terrybeatty.blogspot.com/2011/03/commission-time.html (http://terrybeatty.blogspot.com/2011/03/commission-time.html)
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 07, 2011, 11:32:53 AM
barbara steel, hoping to get to meet her at Horror Hound later this month
(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_570xN.224450346.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 07, 2011, 12:21:45 PM
Thanks to everyone who commented on my painting. It means a lot to me!

Artman, that Barbra Steele is terrific!! I haven't watched that film in years! Great job!!
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Post by: RICKH on March 07, 2011, 01:10:56 PM
Artman, that Barbara Steele painting is awesome.  Did you use an airbrush on this one?
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 07, 2011, 03:34:30 PM
no, no airbrush, just me and my set of old brushes the old fashioned way
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Post by: Big Swan on March 07, 2011, 07:32:04 PM
great! well done mike
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 07, 2011, 07:45:55 PM
   Great Marvel werewolf Terry, and I love the Capt. Midnight.  One of my favorite Golden Age characters.
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 07, 2011, 07:48:08 PM
 Great job on the Barbara Steele painting Adam.
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Post by: charp13 on March 07, 2011, 10:58:34 PM
Illoman- that painting is so wonderful! I was really touched by the beauty of the scene. You are an amazing artist and I love looking at your work. Thanks  :)

Scary Terry- I am honored to be able to send you comments through the UMA. Just think...I never would have known who the Scary Monsters artist was if I hadn't decided to come out into the cyber world like normal people do.  Your work is a delight to look at and I can't say it enough- I am glad to put a name with the art that I've looked at so many times.  Your magazine covers and your monsters bring so much happiness to our lives.
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Post by: charp13 on March 07, 2011, 11:14:38 PM
Artman- Those eyes!! I will see those eyes tonight in the dark!  She is so lovely, and I bet you are stoked about meeting her.  Thanks for sharing this fantastic work of art. 
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Post by: Illoman on March 08, 2011, 07:35:52 AM
Thanks, Charp and Big Swan! Thanks a lot!!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 08, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
here is another new painting
(http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_570xN.224453079.jpg)
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Post by: lappys22 on March 08, 2011, 06:51:10 PM
Great stuff!!
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 08, 2011, 11:03:24 PM
From the next book in the Frankenswine series

(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/067/b/0/frankenswine_meets_wolf_lamb_by_tomkrohne-d3b8blk.jpg)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 09, 2011, 10:52:38 PM
Hi all! Just noticed this page for artists and thought I'd share some of my latest work on here. i had posted up another thread in a different section not knowing this one was here!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Bates-Family-Portrait-DONE-1.jpg)
The Bates Family Portrait


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/monsters-stained-glass.jpg)
This is some stained glass that I did based on the aurora covers of james bama. I'm going to have these printed onto glass and then put some faux "led" on top and then back-light them.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Jason-Voorhees.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0392.jpg)
Sorry this image is a little yellow but this is a figure I built of Lon Chaney from London After Midnight. He stands about 7 feet tall and his lantern lights up!

Hope you all like 'em! Feedback is always appreciated!

-- Greg
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Post by: charp13 on March 10, 2011, 01:22:12 AM
creaturerevenge- Your Bates painting is pure poetry! The look on Norman's face and "Mother" standing there under that light bulb.......So lovely!   The stained glass is like nothing I've ever seen!  It is all so rich and beautiful! Your work is inspiring   :)   
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 10, 2011, 01:47:30 AM
I LOVE the London After Midnight piece!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 10, 2011, 06:50:35 AM
very cool, dark, me likey
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Post by: Illoman on March 10, 2011, 07:32:57 AM
Greg, I like all your work, but those stained glass pieces are amazing!! Can you tell me what medium you used to make them? Those are wonderful!!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 10, 2011, 09:25:05 AM
Thanks everyone! The stained glass pieces were painted in photoshop. I was originally going to do them in the classic faux stained glass style where you go to Michael's Crafts and get some of the flexible stick on "led" and stick it onto the glass and then get the transparent glass paints and fill in the spaces almost like a paint by number. But the problem was that you can't get really detailed with that method and i wanted these things to look like real cathedral glass. So I found a few local place who print on clear plastic sheeting and one guy who can actually print right on glass and lexand. So I ended up painting all of them completely in photoshop and rather than just using them as templates I am getting them actually printed full size right on the glass panels and then just going in with the flexible faux "led" and sticking it on top to give it the dimension and feel of real stained glass. My family and I are building a new house right now and putting in a huge "hobby room" to do monster models in and the whole thing is being done up like an old transylvanian castle (stone wall, wood dungeon doors, the whole deal!) and we had them frame in little nitches above where the work bench is going sized and shaped specifically to fit these bad boy and there are lights going in behind them so that they light up as if daylight (or moonlight if we use the dimmer!) is coming in through them. I've never done this kind of print process before so I'm hoping them come out nice! I'll be sure to post pictures when I get them 100% done!
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Post by: Hepcat on March 10, 2011, 12:44:00 PM
Hi all! Just noticed this page for artists and thought I'd share some of my latest work on here. i had posted up another thread in a different section not knowing this one was here!

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Bates-Family-Portrait-DONE-1.jpg[/url])
The Bates Family Portrait


([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/monsters-stained-glass.jpg[/url])

This is some stained glass that I did based on the aurora covers of james bama. I'm going to have these printed onto glass and then put some faux "led" on top and then back-light them.


I love the stained glass!
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Post by: RICKH on March 10, 2011, 01:14:19 PM
Greg,
Let me just say the London after Midnight figure and the stained glass pieces are off the chart!  Amazing work.  Hey, our church is in the process of having stained glass windows installed and I was thinking...Naw! I guess that wouldn't work...:) ;D
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 11, 2011, 09:32:50 AM
those are just breathtakingly beautiful
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 11, 2011, 09:34:30 AM
London After Midnight, one of my personal favorite icons. I just finished this a few days ago
(http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_570xN.224450571.jpg)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 11, 2011, 05:08:04 PM
That's a beautiful piece! What medium is that done in?
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on March 11, 2011, 05:23:34 PM
THANKS, ALL MY WORK IS IN OILS
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 11, 2011, 06:10:53 PM
Do you ever sell or do trades or anything with your pieces or prints of them? I always love really cool unique pieces of horror and pop culture art. In the new house I'm building now I am putting in an art gallery (I call it The Night Gallery!) just to display horror, sci-fi, and just general pop culture art. Some of the work going into it is my own but I always love (an prefer) work from other artists too!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 11, 2011, 10:01:44 PM
Londy is my next subject.
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Post by: RedKing on March 12, 2011, 04:37:23 PM
Here's my first attempt at sculpting. I did it last weekend with one of my friends. He brought over a pound of sculpey and we split it. I did a figure from one of my favorite horror movies- Tombs of the Blind Dead. Hope you guys like him.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Collection/BlindDead1.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Collection/BlindDead2.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Collection/BlindDead3.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Collection/BlindDead4.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/RedKing71/My%20Collection/BlindDead5.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 12, 2011, 08:36:50 PM
That's your first sculpt? I'm impressed.

 :o
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 12, 2011, 09:05:30 PM
That is an incredible piece my man. How hard is sculpey to work with??
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Post by: Scatter on March 12, 2011, 11:17:20 PM
WOW!! First sculpt??  :o
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Post by: RICKH on March 12, 2011, 11:59:45 PM
Nicely done!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 13, 2011, 01:48:16 AM
I just finished my bust of London after midnight, I'll paint him before next weekend.
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Post by: RedKing on March 13, 2011, 03:21:40 PM
Thanks guys. Yup, he is my first real sculpt. I did him really quick, probably took me about 2 hours to sculpt. My friend and I want to keep working at it and eventually produce some resin kits. I like using super sculpey, the only real problem I had was finger prints, but I know you can smooth them out with a q-tip and a little bit of water.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 13, 2011, 03:51:23 PM
Sculpy and water don't always play nice and give you the results you are looking for. Isopropyl alcohol applied with a soft paintbrush does the job better for sculpy. water really only works for wet clay and other water-based clay. Sculpy is typically an oil based clay so water tends to just bead up on the surface and do nothing more than give you a wet sculpture, fingerprints still and such still included! A little bit of alcohol, or even some lighter fluid (just obviously be careful with the lighter fluid) does the job nicely! That's an awesome piece especially for a first sculpt! Great film too!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 15, 2011, 12:29:58 PM
I will have  more pics this weekend.
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Post by: lappys22 on March 15, 2011, 12:37:42 PM
Love it all! Great work!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 16, 2011, 03:04:48 AM
(http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/152d8ee8900e434db5550d56d9ab64fa/l.jpg)

My take on the vampire from London After Midnight
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Post by: RedKing on March 16, 2011, 11:24:39 AM
Awesome work as always Doc!!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 16, 2011, 11:49:23 AM
My next piece is much better. I'd like to have made Lundy's hair out of white fake fur and his top hat from felt, but I had no black felt or white fur.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 16, 2011, 12:47:45 PM
Hey all! Got some more art pieces to share! These are some of my sculptures and figures that I've done...

To start here are some better images of my 7 foot tall London After Midnight figure...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0392-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0385-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0397-1.jpg)

This is a life size figure i did of the Mrs. Bates corpse from Psycho below it are some progress pictures I shot while I was working on it back in '07...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/PsychoMotherEmail.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0454.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0382.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0433.jpg)

This is a life size version of Aurora's Forgotten Prisoner model that I built for a Halloween display one year...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0515.jpg)

And last but not least, this is a full size zombie that I built coming out of a grave also for Halloween a year or so back. It has a water pump for a fountain in it that allows blood to pour from it's broken jaws...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0431.jpg)

Hope you all like 'em!

-- Greg
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Post by: charp13 on March 16, 2011, 01:41:37 PM
creaturerevenge- WHO     ARE     YOU??????    Your work is amazing and your skill level is insane!  Are you professionally trained or just an artist with enchanted hands?    :)    I am just so hypnotized by your life-sized Forgotten Prisoner, that I keep going back to look at it. Not to mention the London After Midnight figure! If you have any more life sized (or larger) figures,  I'm sure we would all love to see more pictures!  WOW!!  I have seen so many outstanding sculptures and art pieces on this site, and I thank my lucky stars I found this place!  Thanks for showing your work!  If you have time, could you describe your London After Midnight project? I would love to know how you made thid beautiful piece.     :)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 16, 2011, 02:24:54 PM
Thanks for your kind words! I'm just a hobbyist. By profession I am a film and video editor and a writer/producer. I also do a bit of professional illustration and I am a part time animator. But all the monster stuff is just a hobby (for now anyway, I am developing a few projects for work that are horror based... do something you love and you never work a day in your life right?) Me and my family do a HUGE Halloween display every year for our neighborhood. Every year it gets biger and bigger and it's always a good excuse to build some life-size monsters! We just moved from South Florida up to Charlotte, NC and are building a new house so most of my work is in storage right now. The new house was built with a workshop and a hobby room both designed specifically for building monsters so I already have a 1:1 full Lugosi Dracula underway as well as a full size Karloff Mummy in he sarcophagus, a Lon Chaney Jr. wolfman, and a Vincent Price House on Haunted Hill in the works and hopefully soon a full figure of Mr. Hitchcock himself! As soon as I get further along on them I will post up pictures! As for my London After Midnight the head is a resin casting sculpted by Casey Love. His sculpt of Chaney blew my mind and I had to have one! I loved it so much I didn't feel it did it justice to just paint it and stick it on a shelf so I built a body for him! My mother has always been an amazingly talented seamstress so whenever I do one of these big guys I get her some reference photos from he movie and within a week or two she's whipped it up so the close on them always fit like they are tailor-made! He was the second full figure I ever did. The first was a Karloff Frankenstein that i don't have many good pictures of unfortunately. I started doing the aurora models as a kid (like most monster kids) except being born in the 80's didn't do them on their original release, I had to wait until the Illuminator versions came out in the early 90's and thats where I got the monster model bug! I've done several hundred resin and vinyl kits, but always love doing bigger and more ridiculous projects! I'm sure in 25 years or so I'll be on to doing full life size figures of Godzilla or something just to keep myself satisfied! hahaha! I shot and edited some video from some of the Halloween displays we've done in the past. Let me know what ya think!

In 2007 we did our tribute to some of our favorite horror films (except Creature from the Black Lagoon... havn't been able to pull that one off yet) in what we called "The Vault of Horror"...

Halloween 2007: The Vault of Horror (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcUkQkPqB2k#ws)

and in 2008 we paid tribute to Ridley Scott's Legend (along with a few other horror movies we love) and created "The Dungeon of Darkness" (I'm the guy in the scratch built Darkness costume!)

Halloween 2008: Dungeon of Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySWd_TQCFWE#ws)

-- Greg
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Post by: charp13 on March 16, 2011, 03:07:30 PM
You said that you just moved?  I bet your old neighborhood misses you!!  This looked like every kid's (and most adult's) fantasy Halloween! Ahhhh!! Your work and your family/friends are incredible! And to think that you guys do this for FUN!!  How wonderful!  My grandson would have flipped his lid had he gone to your house for trick or treating! I am so glad to be able to share this video with him. Just to know that there are imaginative and artistic people out here in the world, is such an important thing for kids to absorb   :)   You really inspire others with your hard work, and think about all the memories you created for those neighborhood kids. I hope you get to set up a cool display this year, but buying a house with a work space and hobby room is the first step. I think that's the thing we all share on this site, because no matter how big of a space we need....we always want MORE room.  A lot of us only have small monster collections, but we keep moving important stuff out of the way so we can display more of our treasures.  Thanks again, this is a real inspiration for a lot of us real amateurs out here.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 16, 2011, 04:55:36 PM
Fantastic stuff, Greg!  Welcome to the UMA - looking forward to seeing more of your monsterous creations!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 16, 2011, 05:42:08 PM
Thanks guys! It looks like we're skipping Halloween this year since we are the first house to be built in a new section of our development, so with not many houses down there I don't think we'll get many trick-or-treaters, but starting the following Halloween we plan to pull out all the stop! Back in Florida we only had a 2 car garage to build everything in and to set up our haunted house in, in our new house we put in a 5 car garage to use as a workshop and to build out even bigger haunted house in! Should be a blast! Need a lot more actors for it though! Plus taking a year off gives us time to doing the epic Halloween vacation we've been wanting to take (go visit Salem, MA, Sleepy Hollow, places like that and end in Jersey just in time for Chiller Theater!) I have to say though I miss building it all! We usually work on it year round, and it's been almost a full year since I've worked on any of it! I'm having withdrawals!!!
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Post by: Monsterfink on March 16, 2011, 08:30:03 PM
New Mani-Yack style shirt - Nosferatu
(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/075/1/0/mani_yack_nosferatu_by_tomkrohne-d3bsvxc.jpg)
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Post by: monsterphile on March 16, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
Wow Greg--that's a fantastic Halloween set up in the tradition of what Bob Burns used to do.  The neighbors must have loved it.  The life-sized Forgotten Prisoner would be a hit at a con like Wonderfest.

Rob
Title: Madd Then and Now
Post by: Dr. Madd on March 17, 2011, 04:15:34 AM
A piece I did entitled Shockenstein from 1998.

(http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/fab6d1a988b549c68545cee6923ab5c2/l.jpg)

And This remake from earlier this week.

(http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/117/2f3716fca5fd41fd8c1fa635b3defaf9/l.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 17, 2011, 05:07:22 PM
They're both cool, Doc!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on March 17, 2011, 07:03:48 PM
Welcome to the UMA Greg. GREAT stuff. I would have loved to T'R'T in your hood. If you haven't aleady you may want to post your work over on the HMA. They'd love it.

http://www.thehma.net/ (http://www.thehma.net/)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 18, 2011, 06:39:36 AM
My next few pieces might not be monstery. I might make some wildlife pieces.
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on March 21, 2011, 01:10:51 PM
Here's a rough concept for a painting that I've been knocking around . . . obviously, the Bates House would be in the background of the final. Thoughts?

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/50629_592067.jpg)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 21, 2011, 04:04:53 PM
That's a great images! It's funny I've been working on my own version of that classic painting too! I'm using it to pay tribute to the mad doctors of Mystery Science Theater 3000...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Push-the-Button-Grant.jpg)

Wadaya think sirs?

I've also started on my next Hitchcock painting. This one I am doing a traditional acrylic painting on canvas. I've roughed it out in pencil so far and I am getting ready to go in with my airbraish and paints and start giving it some color. This is my North by Northwest piece...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2173.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: dlhenderson on March 23, 2011, 06:16:18 AM
Nice, Gillman. I have my students do an "art appropriation" piece in the editorial class, where they repurpose a classic image. You would get an A for that one.
Title: Thanks U.P
Post by: Wicked Lester on March 23, 2011, 09:02:36 PM
Hey gang.
A while ago I tossed our pal U.P a bit of swag and he came back with some coolness.

I received a self portrait.

A very badass evil clown.

One of THE coolest Shock Monster pics EV-er.

And this one of kind piece which will be a treasured piece in my collection. Take a quick look at my avatar and know that I LOVE the wicked covers of the Eerie Pubs. stuff.

Big thanks Bro. I can only imagine how much time you spent on this one.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/TalesofWickedLester.jpg?t=1300931701)

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Post by: Scatter on March 26, 2011, 08:31:00 PM
Hey gang.
A while ago I tossed our pal U.P a bit of swag and he came back with some coolness.

I received a self portrait.

A very badass evil clown.

One of THE coolest Shock Monster pics EV-er.

And this one of kind piece which will be a treasured piece in my collection. Take a quick look at my avatar and know that I LOVE the wicked covers of the Eerie Pubs. stuff.

Big thanks Bro. I can only imagine how much time you spent on this one.

([url]http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/TalesofWickedLester.jpg?t=1300931701[/url])


Dude, Mark is a freaking genuine ARTISTE!! I love his art, and that cover is unbelievable!!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on March 26, 2011, 08:59:02 PM
Gary
 After like 300 views someone responded and I knew it would be a H.C member of the crew.
Mark did a Wicked job on this. Kudo's Bro and hope you are having fun at MaskFest.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 27, 2011, 12:31:26 AM
Mike & Gary - 2 outta 300 ain't so bad,  ;)!

Seriously, you guys are great - thanks!
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Post by: Scatter on March 27, 2011, 10:22:31 AM
It's been pretty slow 'round these parts this weekend. Mark did a Skunk Ape for me too...........Behold it in all it's creepy and vicious glory:

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/7-2010054.jpg)

I freaking LOVE it!! I hate all these cuddly Sasquatches folks puke out and call "art". If you saw Bigfoot in the woods you'd crap your pants, and I wanted a piece to hang on my wall that reflected that. Mission freaking ACCOMPLISHED Mark!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 27, 2011, 10:40:27 AM
What sort of comic cover would you come up with the Diabolical Dr. Madd?
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Post by: charp13 on March 27, 2011, 11:43:53 AM
Gillman-Fan, That is an awesome portrait of Americana! Or the Americana we know and love around here   :)
creaturerevenge- I adore those guys from MST3K and I think that you are out of this world-clever for coming up with such a great concept!  I can't wait to see the finished North by Northwest painting! I can't get enough Hitchcock art! Very cool!
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Post by: charp13 on March 27, 2011, 12:01:14 PM
UP!!!!!!  The art you sent to me is the most amazing thing anyone has ever made for me!!  I cannot thank you enough and I will send you a photo of it framed in my monster room. The comic book you did for Wicked Lester is super intense! I have never met WL, but for some reason- I feel like I know him better based on your artwork  :)     The same goes for Mr. Scatter, I will always see the Skunk Ape in my head whenever I read his posts. And I feel like the beautiful palm fronds and foliage you captured perfectly (I live in Fla. for 5 years), will always be surrounding that big ol' ape in my mind! You really are an incredible artist and I'm very very proud to own one of your 21st Century works!! Do you have a lot of your artwork hanging around UP Manor?  I remember a couple years back when you posted some pictures of your grandaughter's drawings, and now I know where she gets it! Her monster drawings were really good, as I recall, and I can't help but wonder if she has done any more monster art recently. You guys are a super talented family and I am sooooo happy to know the Unknown!! 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 27, 2011, 03:39:13 PM
Just call me Unknown "fishing-for-a-compliment" Primate!   ;D

In all reality, your graciousness is appreciated - thanks, my monster brethren - and sisteren (?).

Doc, I'll have to come up with something...

Wow, I just noticed I passed 3000 posts!

And, no, it wasn't painful!
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Post by: long live kong on March 27, 2011, 03:47:38 PM


UP, I've said it once and I'll say it again, you're artwork is the bees knees!!

Gillmanfan - can't wait to see that painting finished!
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Post by: Scatter on March 27, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
Just call me Unknown "fishing-for-a-compliment" Primate!   ;D

In all reality, your graciousness is appreciated - thanks, my monster brethren - and sisteren (?).



Shoot, just the opposite. It took forever for you to put ANY of your artwork on the UMA.
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on March 27, 2011, 05:33:34 PM
Here's an illustration I did back in junior college to utilize scratchboard technique. It was my first attempt and I'm still very proud of it.  I'm not much of a penciller...obviously used a photo reference.  Backgrounds were always a pain or afterthought for me, too.  Here is the plain version and one I fiddled with a little in Photoshop today:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/CurseSB.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/CurseSBsepia.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on March 27, 2011, 05:42:15 PM
Doug, that drawing is awesome!!! You really have a nice style going there. Do you have other pieces you can share? Scratchboard is an exacting medium, but you handled it quite nicely. Great job!!!

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Post by: charp13 on March 27, 2011, 06:05:15 PM
I don't know what "scratchboard" is, but that is a brilliant work of art!  It looks so alive and breathing!! I say "it" but I assume he's a he with that broad wolfman-ly chest. The effects you added make him look like a movie star- just beautiful!
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on March 27, 2011, 06:25:31 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Over the years I've become more of an inking specialist since my pencilling ability has its limitations.  Here's a page from my first regular series with DC Comics (ANIMAL MAN) that I was the inker on.  The writer  was awesome (Grant Morrison) and that was his break-out book.  I wish I was more of an overall artist.  The few shows I get to these days I still feel awkward when folks ask for sketches. I usually end up doing a "Hulk face" for the sketch...as he's hard to mess up.  Either you have the knack or you don't. 

Give me enough meat and I can finish cooking the meal. Give me bones (sketchy/loose pencils) and we will all starve.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/AMan3-23Rd.gif)

And one scanned from the original:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/AMan20-24.jpg)

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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 27, 2011, 10:07:14 PM
Curseofthewerewolf - your stuff blows me away!!  Fantastic work!
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Post by: RICKH on March 27, 2011, 10:32:55 PM
U.P., Man, I love your work!  We just don't see enought of it! It is always a pleasure to see what you've come up with.  I think your apes and the comic cover for Lester are off the chart.

Curse, those pieces are amazing!  The scratchboard CoWW is just beautiful.  Who did the pencil on that ANIMAL MAN page?  It looks like Brian Bolland??  I envy your inking skills.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on March 27, 2011, 11:29:45 PM
Awesome work, dude! Oddly enough, I've never seen curse of the werewolf.
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on March 28, 2011, 01:12:44 PM
What?! It is a classic! Though, it has never been released legitimately on DVD.  I got it on Laserdisc not long ago...I rarely think of buying any these days, but that was the only way to get it...and it was cheap.  Many folks think it is the best werewolf movie ever.

The ANIMAL MAN pages were pencilled by Chas Truog...Brian Bolland did the incredible covers.

Quote
Scratchboard or scraperboard is a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink. Scratchboard can also be made with several layers of multi-colored clay, so the pressure exerted on the instrument used determines the color that is revealed. Scratchboard can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and even textured artwork.

The kind I used is white and you draw on it and render in India ink and then scratch away some of the black.  Kind of like when you try to cut your images into the surface of blocks to print from if you have ever done that for an art class...like linoleum block prints.  When I took art in college we had to take Printmaking, Textiles, Photography & Printing classes along with the classes you would expect.

You can Google scratchboard and linoleum block prints and see examples.  Some results are pretty amazing.
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Post by: long live kong on March 28, 2011, 01:23:08 PM
What?! It is a classic! Though, it has never been released legitimately on DVD.  I got it on Laserdisc not long ago...I rarely think of buying any these days, but that was the only way to get it...and it was cheap.  Many folks think it is the best werewolf movie ever.



I have it on DVD, mine seems pretty legit  ???

- Oh, and love the artwork btw!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 28, 2011, 02:22:55 PM
This set has it on DVD in it, along with some other Hammer horror greats!

http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Paranoiac-Nightmare-Creatures-Frankenstein/dp/B0009X770O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301340003&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Paranoiac-Nightmare-Creatures-Frankenstein/dp/B0009X770O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301340003&sr=8-1)

It's a pretty decent transfer of it too. It's a great film! He's one of my favorite werewolf designs too! This set also has Night Creatures in it which is a lesser known Hammer gem! Disney produced a version of the same story around the same time too Called Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, which is why Hammers became known as Night Creatures. Worth checking out too!
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on March 28, 2011, 03:50:42 PM
Looking on Google and Amazon now it looks like it indeed has at least comes out in that Hammer Collection series since I did any great research on its availability on DVD.  That used to be one of the classics that wasn't on DVD for some reason (up till then).  The Hammer Collection was put out by Universal, so that is certainly legit.

I was so used to seeing it on our B&W TV (when I was younger) and in monster mag pics in B&W that it was kind of a shock to finally see it in color on TV years ago.  My first oil painting I ever did was of him and I painted him brown like 'normal' werewolves.  When I finally saw the film in color he looked so cool and that was another thing I loved!!!

I enjoyed checking out other Oliver Reed movies after that. I remember he was on David Letterman somewhat drunk and I thought he might hit Dave at some point. Looks like you can watch it on YouTube.  I'll never forget it because I was a fan and it was getting VERY hairy there and Dave was trying to defuse things, but Oliver wasn't 'getting' the spirit of any of the jokes or comments.  I felt bad for Dave.
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Post by: RICKH on March 28, 2011, 04:54:38 PM
I remember that Letterman show with Oliver Reed!  You're right, I thought Reed was going to deck David any minute.
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Post by: Scatter on March 28, 2011, 04:56:47 PM
Looking on Google and Amazon now it looks like it indeed has at least comes out in that Hammer Collection series since I did any great research on its availability on DVD.  That used to be one of the classics that wasn't on DVD for some reason (up till then).  The Hammer Collection was put out by Universal, so that is certainly legit.

I was so used to seeing it on our B&W TV (when I was younger) and in monster mag pics in B&W that it was kind of a shock to finally see it in color on TV years ago.  My first oil painting I ever did was of him and I painted him brown like 'normal' werewolves.  When I finally saw the film in color he looked so cool and that was another thing I loved!!!

I enjoyed checking out other Oliver Reed movies after that. I remember he was on David Letterman somewhat drunk and I thought he might hit Dave at some point. Looks like you can watch it on YouTube.  I'll never forget it because I was a fan and it was getting VERY hairy there and Dave was trying to defuse things, but Oliver wasn't 'getting' the spirit of any of the jokes or comments.  I felt bad for Dave.


Here's the Letterman interview. It was too painful for me to finish. Just torturous.

Oliver Reed interview w Late Night Dave c1987-88 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9aSFkSCyw8#)
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Post by: Gasport on March 28, 2011, 08:57:11 PM
Wow...i had totally forgotten about this. I saw it when it first aired. I was hoping Reed might reflect back on Curse of the Werewolf a little but MAN, was i surprised! Absolutely BRUTAL!!
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on March 28, 2011, 09:38:29 PM
Here's a BLOOD OF THE DEMON original I did not get back (I only get a third of the original pages if I ink the actual pencils). If I had, I would have kept it.  I'm inking TEEN TITANS on 'bluelines' (the pencils printed in light non-photo blue on DC boards) and get to keep everything I ink. Though most collectors don't value 'bluelined inks' originals as highly as when we ink over the 'real' pencils. 

It does save time (now that I am getting more of the hang of it...my first book this way) since my penciller lives in Australia!  Had to cave in and buy a Brother ALL-IN-ONE printer/scanner/fax/copier that will print Bristol board that size and has a large scanner (just $200 when Office Depot runs their sale).  I feel too old (56) to be learning lots of new stuff (and I had to switch to actual Photoshop...as opposed to PhotoDeluxe).  It was either that or lose out on some potential gigs.

Photoshop is awesome and I wish I were younger and had more time to learn what all you can do with it.  My niece was down from Arizona and it was kind of sickening how much she had taught herself just from online tutorials...young whippersnappers!!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/Demon13-11splash.jpg)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on March 28, 2011, 09:50:33 PM
I LOVE your work man! Really nice stuff! Do you do commissions at all? I love collecting original pop culture, movie, and horror art!
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Post by: Hepcat on March 28, 2011, 10:43:44 PM
That's a fabulous looking Demon with great shading!

 8)
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Post by: long live kong on March 29, 2011, 01:06:26 AM
Another Ollie clip....(I was going to post the 'after dark' clip but the language is a bit strong)....

Oliver Reed The Wild One (singer) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCW-JDGJyG4#)
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Post by: scottra on April 02, 2011, 10:53:04 PM
Hey all, there's a lot of amazing art on here. 
Thought I'd throw some of my work up too.

Enjoy!

You can see more of it at http://www.scottra.com (http://www.scottra.com)

(http://www.scottra.com/uma/kong-735323.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/Glenn_Strange_Frankenstein-gallery.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/ardethbey-794969.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/ygor-719687.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/coffinjoe-725606.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/frankenstein-736957.jpg)
(http://www.scottra.com/uma/bela2-gallery.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on April 02, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
Oh Wow- curseofthewerewolf- That is a scene I would like to drop into as an observer! Very vivid and crisp. It's just fantastic!
All right- scottra- I need to see MORE of your work! I'll go over to your website to satisfy my need for your full art exhibit! The work you've posted here is incredible! The eyes are so expressive! I really love Kong's eyes especially! And Lugosi's , and Ahhhhhh!!  They are all so great- Thanks for sharing your awesome gift!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 02, 2011, 11:39:20 PM
Scottra - !!!!!  How in the heck do you do that?  Freaking amazing!  Seriously, how do you do it?
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Post by: charp13 on April 02, 2011, 11:49:37 PM
I'm going to get an Obi Wan print for my little brother!  He will be amazed that I could find something so unique for his birthday this year     :) 
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on April 02, 2011, 11:58:36 PM
I'm going to get an Obi Wan print for my little brother!  He will be amazed that I could find something so unique for his birthday this year     :) 

the cool Obi Wan? or that other fella?
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Post by: charp13 on April 03, 2011, 12:37:27 AM
Oh, the cool one    :)
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Post by: Wicked Lester on April 03, 2011, 08:25:19 AM
Scottra - !!!!!  How in the heck do you do that?  Freaking amazing!  Seriously, how do you do it?

What he said. Those are insane in detail and shading.
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Post by: Scary Terry on April 03, 2011, 11:02:48 AM
Doug --

It's great to see B&W shots of your inks without all that modern muddy computer color messing things up.   I thought you did a great job on Byrne -- tightening up his stuff and giving some really sweet line weights and textures.  So much better than his own inks.

Cool to see those Animal Man pages, too.  Chas is always a guest at the local comic cons here in the Twin Cities, so I see him about twice a year.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on April 03, 2011, 11:05:47 AM
Doug --

It's great to see B&W shots of your inks without all that modern muddy computer color messing things up.   I thought you did a great job on Byrne -- tightening up his stuff and giving some really sweet line weights and textures.  So much better than his own inks.

Cool to see those Animal Man pages, too.  Chas is always a guest at the local comic cons here in the Twin Cities, so I see him about twice a year.

I love the Frankenstein ones.
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Post by: scottra on April 03, 2011, 01:09:24 PM
Thanks for the compliments everybody, really means a lot coming from you guys!
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Post by: charp13 on April 03, 2011, 02:32:29 PM
I'm heading over to your site scottra  :)
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Post by: scottra on April 03, 2011, 06:29:58 PM
Dooooh, I realized I was in such a hurry getting ready for the last HorrorHound Show that I hadn't put my last 4 portraits to the gallery section, so I just added them.
They are Barbara Steele, Rod Serling, Beetlejuice, and Herman Munster in case anyone is interested in taking a look
Thanks again everybody!
Rob
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Post by: charp13 on April 06, 2011, 04:47:22 PM
scottra- The Herman Munster portrait is awesome! I may have to get one of those for my monster room  :)   I ordered the Obi Wan from your website through paypal, thanks for showing us your amazing work!   
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Post by: scottra on April 08, 2011, 11:10:56 PM
charp13, THANKS so much for checking my stuff out, and thanks for your order, it's GREATLY appreciated!

Rob
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Post by: charp13 on April 11, 2011, 08:52:38 PM
*scottra*!!!  I received the Alec Guinness portrait today and it arrived in perfect shape and more importantly- is absolutely beautiful!!  Your work is incredible! I can't wait to give it to my brother for his birthday on Star Wars weekend at Disney. We go every year with his kids and our grandson and I had run out of cool ideas for birthday gifts for him. He will be delighted, to say the least , that I came up with a great gift for him and I imagine he will hang it in his office   :)      Thanks again and I will be back to the gallery soon!
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Post by: Inkfink on April 15, 2011, 12:21:52 PM
A Boris caricature experiment...

(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/boris.jpg)

... while trying to figure out the Jack Davis scratchy ink style. Is it the Georgia water that makes his lines look so great?!!!
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Post by: charp13 on April 15, 2011, 12:50:43 PM
Inkfink- That is a really cool technique! I can just imagine a line of all the horror movie greats, done in your caricature style!  You have done a beautiful job on Boris Karloff,  have you done a lot of this syle of art? I would love to see Bela Lugosi    :)   All those cheekbones and awesome facial structures those actors and actresses had- Ooooooh, I bet they would be amazing.  I am glad you shared your experiment !
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Post by: scottra on April 15, 2011, 01:28:53 PM
Inkfink, that's really cool.  I'd love to see more!

Charp13, I'm so glad you liked the portrait!  Thanks again for your order!
R
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Post by: creaturerevenge on April 15, 2011, 05:48:54 PM
Thats a really cool style Inkfink! I love the pen work on it! Seeing a version of Karloff like that and seeing your user name next to it is making think about how cool it would be to see Ed "Big daddy" Roth style versions of the aurora models of the monsters in their race cars (i.e. Dracula's Dragster, Frankenstein's Fliver, etc.) Awesome work man!
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Post by: Inkfink on April 16, 2011, 03:31:53 PM
Hey, thanks for enjoying the experiment! Those thin scratches take some getting used to. I'll see what else I can do!
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Post by: Inkfink on April 19, 2011, 05:30:32 PM
Here's an attempt at Bela...

(http://jdetrich.homestead.com/bela.jpg)

Not as deformed as Boris and more line work but, the same basic idea.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 20, 2011, 12:01:06 PM
Lookin' good, Inkfink!
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Post by: RICKH on April 20, 2011, 09:02:46 PM
Excellent work!  Very nice.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on April 21, 2011, 04:00:21 PM
Hey everyone! I just completed the first piece of my Aurora monster models tribute stained glass. The Mummy is all done and the remaining 3 are at the printers now!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2186.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2187.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2189.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Illoman on April 21, 2011, 04:24:47 PM
Pretty *freaking* incredible Greg!!! That one picture you posted of all of the monsters has been my desktop design since I first saw it!!
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Post by: Hepcat on April 21, 2011, 06:10:40 PM
Hey everyone! I just completed the first piece of my Aurora monster models tribute stained glass. The Mummy is all done!

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2186.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2187.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2189.jpg[/url])

-- Greg


That is so cool!

 8)
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Post by: Wicked Lester on April 22, 2011, 07:58:36 AM
That is AWESOME Greg. I love the color choices.
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 22, 2011, 10:37:14 AM
I think I may have posted this image awhile back, but I just found out yesterday that it will be featured in "Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art".
This was my "do a Frankenstein" without actually "doing a Frankenstein" if you know what I mean.
It's called "Sap". Charcoal on paper. 20 x 26".

(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/1913/e4spectrumsap4uma.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on April 22, 2011, 03:43:48 PM
TREE-mendous Frankie!!
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Post by: Illoman on April 22, 2011, 03:58:50 PM
DL- congrats on the Spectrum nod! Well- deserved.
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Post by: RICKH on April 22, 2011, 09:30:46 PM
Wow! That looks great. 
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 23, 2011, 12:03:00 PM
Thanks, my Monstrous Amigos.  :)
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on April 25, 2011, 10:24:58 AM
Here's an illustration I did back during my Rocky Horror phase.  I was proud of it then and still am.  I had gotten into really trying to render with cross-hatching based on some pen points I was trying out.  I used it on the envelopes to mail out my little artzine (very 'small press'/fanzine) OZONE.

I wish I could just whip out all kinds of drawings.  I'm good with photo reference and no backgrounds. Backgrounds were ALWAYS a chore to me and kind of an after-thought. Some folks are just gifted with a better natural design sense. It's not like I didn't try to become a better overall artist, but at least my obsessive nature and inking were a pretty good fit.

I wish I had 'had' this one life drawing instructor for MY instructor back in college. He was so good and his stuff was so relaxed/natural.  And very recognizable likenesses of the subjects.  I remember seeing a fellow student's work in a college art show in my senior year and it was the same style and VERY nice.  I didn't recognize the name.

It turns out it was this surfer-looking dude I always assumed was a slacker-type. I didn't have him in hardly any of my classes.  Man, he sure absorbed that instruction well or was pretty durn good to begin with.  I was stunned.  Sort of Jeff Jones-looking approach and not stiff and comic book-y like my stuff.  SO much in the same style as the instructor and almost as good!!!  My Life Drawing instructor was from Greece and gave off a whole different vibe/wasn't as hands-on. I coulda been a contender!!  Well....maybe.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/RiffRaffDH.jpg)
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Post by: Jim Bertges on April 25, 2011, 02:11:31 PM
Doug, it's great to see your work again especially here in an unexpected place. You were always one of the most requested artists back in the InterFan days.  I look forward to seeing more old and new pieces from you.
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Post by: Inkfink on April 26, 2011, 06:42:44 AM
Wow! I look at it and see a mix of Berni Wrightson and Jack Davis! Nice line work!
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Post by: Hepcat on April 26, 2011, 10:04:47 AM
High praise indeed!

 8)
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 26, 2011, 07:47:08 PM
Nice ink work, curseofthewerewolf.

BTW, speaking of Bernie Wrightson, here's a quick one he did in my sketchbook a few years ago. I was sitting at my table at DragonCon when Bob Burden came over to introduce me to Bernie. I had been sketching, so on impulse I handed him my pencil and asked if he would scribble his name. He had an armload of books, which he positioned on his hip as he leaned sideways (muttering something like "I usually don't do this"). I not only got the scribbled name but a quick drawing to boot. After he left, Bob said, "you know, Dan, he never does that". Pretty cool.

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4174/berniewcopy2.jpg)
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Post by: Inkfink on April 26, 2011, 08:02:40 PM
Scribble... pppft. That's incredible!!!
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Post by: MDG on April 26, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
Bernie used to do freebie sketches at Ithacon. You can see mine here: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=11140.msg177818#msg177818 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=11140.msg177818#msg177818)
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Post by: dlhenderson on April 26, 2011, 09:21:03 PM
Very cool. I like Scary Terry's Not of This Earth piece...
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on April 27, 2011, 02:31:15 PM
Hey everyone! I just completed the first piece of my Aurora monster models tribute stained glass. The Mummy is all done and the remaining 3 are at the printers now!

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2186.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2187.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2189.jpg[/url])

-- Greg


That is awesome!!  Can't wait to see the others. I 'd love to have the original Big 3 (Wolfman, Frankenstein & Dracula) and also The Creature & The Mummy...maybe the Phantom, too.  I just never thought of him as a 'monster.'  Very memorable box art, though.  I'm sure my wife would have the 'urge to kill' if those showed up and went on display any place other than my studio.
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Post by: Scatter on April 27, 2011, 03:48:30 PM
 

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/RiffRaffDH.jpg)
[/quote]

Wolfie, that is fantastic!! Love it!!
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Post by: Monsterfink on April 30, 2011, 12:34:20 PM
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/119/3/6/new_jersey_night_rider_by_tomkrohne-d3f7dj1.jpg)
Jersey Devil Fink
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/002/8/0/finkgillus_by_tomkrohne-d36apz0.jpg)
FinkGuirus
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/120/e/7/toho_frank_and_blazin___baragon_by_tomkrohne-d3f8zz5.jpg)
Toho's Frankenstein and his Blazin' Baragon
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 30, 2011, 10:02:28 PM
AWESOME, Monsterfink!!  Plain out & out AWESOME!
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Post by: Monsterfink on April 30, 2011, 11:41:31 PM
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/002/7/4/go_go_gaira_by_tomkrohne-d36ap99.jpg)
Go Go Gaira
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/002/7/9/zilla_fink_by_tomkrohne-d36aoqq.jpg)
Zilla Fink
Title: CHFB Art Challenge
Post by: scottra on May 01, 2011, 06:24:43 PM
Hey all,
I was recently passed the torch of coming up with the Monthly Art challenge over at the CHFB, and I'd like to invite all the amazing artists over here to come participate!

If you have the time and inclination head on over and take a look:
http://monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com/reply/711123/THE-CLASSIC-MONSTER-ART-CHALLENGE-#reply-711123 (http://monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com/reply/711123/THE-CLASSIC-MONSTER-ART-CHALLENGE-#reply-711123)

Thanks!

Rob
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Post by: Hepcat on May 02, 2011, 01:08:04 PM
Monsterfink:

I love those!

 8)

But Toho's Frankenstein and Zilla Fink aren't coming up for me.

 :(
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 03, 2011, 08:13:19 AM
Been swamped with post-Monsterpalooza projects . . . and here's one of them:

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/TheyLiveSmall.jpg)
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 03, 2011, 10:02:18 AM
Just finished up a piece of Frankenstein stained glass for a client! I'm about to pack it up and ship it off to him but I thought I'd share some pics of it before it started it's journey! I do sell copies of the Aurora inspired stained glass. If anyone is interested just shoot me a private message!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0067.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0068.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0069.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0072.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: charp13 on May 03, 2011, 08:39:30 PM
creaturerevenge- I am so thankful that I had a chance to see these beautiful stained glass pieces of your creation!  Man, I can't even express how beautiful this art is! You are an amazing human being! What a treat this has been for me and I'm sure for everyone else here. I have never seen anything like this and I sure hope I get to see more of your work in the future   :)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 03, 2011, 10:27:05 PM
Charp is right!  Those are so awesome and very unique!  You've done a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 04, 2011, 09:49:05 AM
I really love those stained glass pieces!

I always thought it would be cool to do a tryptic like that featuring James Dean in his three iconic movie roles . . . or even Chuck Heston from Planet of the Apes / Omega Man / Soylent Green.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on May 05, 2011, 12:26:35 AM
I love those windows.. I ever build my dream house, I want those windows for my upstairs lab.
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Post by: Hepcat on May 05, 2011, 02:13:50 PM
Creaturerevenge:

How do you do the faces on the stained glass?

 ???
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 05, 2011, 02:39:09 PM
They are all done digitally and then I use a special printing process that applies my mast paintings directly to the glass. They are actually made of heavy duty white lexan. It makes them a LOT less fragile and a lot less expensive than traditional stained glass, plus you can get a lot more detail in it.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 05, 2011, 06:14:47 PM
Greg
That Frank window is the epitome of AWESOME!
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 07, 2011, 02:30:39 PM
Here's my latest t-shirt/transfer design.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/MorlockSmallCopy.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 07, 2011, 02:32:31 PM
And here's my current work-in-progress painting . . . it's a whopping 4x5 feet!

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BigVPpaintingWIP.jpg)
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Post by: Monolith on May 07, 2011, 07:27:45 PM
Gilman-fan---I love that Morlock and that Vincent Price looks great! Nice colors.

Here's a Creature I drew in 1978 or '79. So I was about 14 or 15. It's charcoal and chalk.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3610.jpg)

Not a monster, I know, but here's a Woody Woodpecker I drew around the same time.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3609.jpg)

And this I did around the same time probably, but I just copied it from one of those Marvel monster comics.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3601.jpg)

Same goes for this one too...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3600.jpg)

And this too. I just came across a bunch of old drawings I did, thought I'd share. I have other, different stuff ,too if you want to see more.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3603.jpg)

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Post by: charp13 on May 07, 2011, 07:39:40 PM
I just spent the better part of the day at an art show/festival that my 30 year old kid guilted me into going to because she plays in the community band that was performing, AND I looked at many pottery pieces, oil paintings, watercolors and things I could not identify. But the entire time I was looking around, I was thinking "man o man, I wish there was some monster art around here". I know it's wrong! And I'm certainly no art expert! But this gallery has spoiled me soo much, that I compare everything I see, to this outstanding, breathtaking, gallery of amazement!! I have never been exposed to such beauty as I have been on this site!  :) Everyone is so imaginative and talented- with super-human abilities! You all have stunned me over and over with your drawings, paintings and sculpture. Thanks so much for sharing your work, and know that I am your biggest fan! 
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 08, 2011, 04:18:06 PM
Hey guys!
I just put the finishing touches on all the Aurora Monster stained glass! Here are the finished pieces...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0077.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0084.jpg)

Hope you like 'em! As I mentioned in my last post, these are available for purchase! If you are interested send me a private message or check out the topic I posted up in the Monsters For Sale section!

-- Greg
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Post by: charp13 on May 08, 2011, 04:28:27 PM
I can't breathe!!  Those are the most beautiful stained glass pieces I have ever seen!!! I literally cannot believe that someone has made such wonderous things with the fantastic Aurora Monsters! Ahhhhhh!! The colors and the artwork! I am so happy to have seen such beauty! Thank You, creaturerevenge  :)  I am just floored by these creations!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on May 08, 2011, 04:46:41 PM
Those are some of THE coolest monster art pieces I have ever seen. I would love to own them or at least one but know those are way out of my league. They belong in a museum. 8)
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Post by: Scatter on May 08, 2011, 07:39:07 PM
Gilman-fan---I love that Morlock and that Vincent Price looks great! Nice colors.

Here's a Creature I drew in 1978 or '79. So I was about 14 or 15. It's charcoal and chalk.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3610.jpg[/url])

Not a monster, I know, but here's a Woody Woodpecker I drew around the same time.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3609.jpg[/url])

And this I did around the same time probably, but I just copied it from one of those Marvel monster comics.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3601.jpg[/url])

Same goes for this one too...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3600.jpg[/url])

And this too. I just came across a bunch of old drawings I did, thought I'd share. I have other, different stuff ,too if you want to see more.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3603.jpg[/url])


Mono, those are GREAT!! Post more!
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Post by: Scatter on May 08, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
Hey guys!
I just put the finishing touches on all the Aurora Monster stained glass! Here are the finished pieces...

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0077.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0084.jpg[/url])

Hope you like 'em! As I mentioned in my last post, these are available for purchase! If you are interested send me a private message or check out the topic I posted up in the Monsters For Sale section!

-- Greg


Beyond sweet!!
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Post by: Monolith on May 09, 2011, 12:53:09 AM
Creaturerevenge---those stained glass monsters are really great!

In 1980 I got an airbrush, it wasn't an expensive one but here's what I painted with it. I was 16 at the time.
Fay Wray from King Kong...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3614.jpg)

Close up...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3615.jpg)

And Tarzan. I made a mat around it to resemble a lobby card.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3619.jpg)

And here's a close up of that...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3621.jpg)
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Post by: Gillman-Fan on May 10, 2011, 09:55:37 PM
Here's my current work-in-progress . . . all it needs are the white highlights.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/OrlockSmallWIP.jpg)
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Post by: Sean on May 12, 2011, 08:38:03 PM
And here's my current work-in-progress painting . . . it's a whopping 4x5 feet!

([url]http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/gillmanfan/BigVPpaintingWIP.jpg[/url])


Wow, that is REALLY cool.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 13, 2011, 05:54:53 PM
Hey everyone! It was time for some new non-stained glass monster art! This is a new piece I'm working on currently. I haven't dropped in the background yet and after I do I'm going to ink it and do some color work on it. I've been wanting to do somewhat of an updating on the Aurora monsters-in-cars models. This is my take on Wolfman's Wagon. Hope you like it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/wolfmans-wagon-sketch.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Scatter on May 13, 2011, 06:01:01 PM
Creaturerevenge---those stained glass monsters are really great!

In 1980 I got an airbrush, it wasn't an expensive one but here's what I painted with it. I was 16 at the time.
Fay Wray from King Kong...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3614.jpg[/url])

Close up...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3615.jpg[/url])

And Tarzan. I made a mat around it to resemble a lobby card.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3619.jpg[/url])

And here's a close up of that...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3621.jpg[/url])


That is NIIIIIIIIIIICE!!
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Post by: Monolith on May 14, 2011, 02:10:06 AM
Thanks Scatter !
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 17, 2011, 11:22:52 PM
Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well! I just got a new piece of art in the mail today from a friend of mine that I thought everyone on here would appreciate. I got this as a trade out for a piece of Frankenstein stained glass...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2246.jpg)

I absolutely LOVE it! That bad boy is going right up in my office!!! I also am just wrapping up another piece of stained glass. This one isn't an Aurora one, just a personal favorite film I wanted to pay tribute too...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Gort-Klaatu-Stained-Glass.jpg)

Hope everyone has an awesome week!

-- Greg
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Post by: RICKH on May 18, 2011, 12:12:31 PM
I love that he used old roofing tin as his canvas.  That is a great idea! 
Man, that TDTESS stained glass piece is super awesome!
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Post by: fmofmpls on May 22, 2011, 08:21:20 AM

Sorry Mr. Warhol, but the classic monsters have enjoyed much more than their allocated 15 minutes of fame.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2mmcva1.jpg)
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Post by: RICKH on May 22, 2011, 01:46:10 PM
Terry, that's great! 
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Post by: monsters are good on May 28, 2011, 11:33:41 PM
This was a recent drawing I made, I wanted a cute Frankie, but I wanted to keep the features somewhat Karloff-ish.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/monstermade.jpg)

I drew it specifically so I could make a kids shirt for my little girl. Here is my little monster wearing the finished product!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/IMG_4985.jpg)
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on May 29, 2011, 06:50:52 AM
Hello UMA
Long time no post. I celebrated Vincent Price's 100th Birthday doing this sketch from »Tales of Terror«.
Done with Copic Markers and colored pencils, highlights with Pro White.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xwX7_bPta7w/TeIu5aC4VLI/AAAAAAAAArg/QHqBpGQgz7A/s1600/vincent_web.jpg)

Hope you like...
Rainer E.
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Post by: Illoman on May 29, 2011, 07:21:56 AM
Monsters are good: excellent logo!! What a cutie!!

Rainer: awesome, awesome portrait! You nailed the likeness. Vinnie would've been proud!
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Post by: Inkfink on May 29, 2011, 12:36:25 PM
Yeah, what he said!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on May 29, 2011, 03:45:15 PM
That was a spot-on likeness of the Vincent!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on May 29, 2011, 04:03:23 PM
That Vincent Price piece is absolutely amazing! Beautiful work!!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on May 29, 2011, 04:10:32 PM
This was a recent drawing I made, I wanted a cute Frankie, but I wanted to keep the features somewhat Karloff-ish.
 

I drew it specifically so I could make a kids shirt for my little girl. Here is my little monster wearing the finished product!
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/sailorboysam/IMG_4985.jpg[/url])


Oh........my..........gosh. Is she ever ADORABLE!!
Title: Re: Enlistee's art gallery!
Post by: Scatter on May 29, 2011, 04:11:52 PM
Hello UMA
Long time no post. I celebrated Vincent Price's 100th Birthday doing this sketch from »Tales of Terror«.
Done with Copic Markers and colored pencils, highlights with Pro White.

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xwX7_bPta7w/TeIu5aC4VLI/AAAAAAAAArg/QHqBpGQgz7A/s1600/vincent_web.jpg[/url])

Hope you like...
Rainer E.


Man, that is some beastly goodness right there!! Excellent!!
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Post by: RICKH on May 30, 2011, 10:59:26 AM
Monsters are Good, I love that t-shirt design!
Nightmares, AMAZING WORK!
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 01, 2011, 02:30:01 PM
Any other mad doodlers on board? I haven't posted any big finished pieces lately, so I thought I'd throw some doodles on here. I frequently have to attend meetings at work, where I get a lot of doodling done!

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4093/4umadoodle2.jpg)

Sometimes they are kind of abstract...

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5516/4umadoodle6.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 01, 2011, 05:33:31 PM
DL, glad to see new art from you even if it's "just" a doodle!!  :D Those doodles could easily be framed!!

I've made it through a rough couple of months and have this to show for it:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/HS2.jpg)

Special thanks go to several people for this one: Big Swan for suggesting it in the first place, Creepy Kevin for giving me a copy of the film so I could be further inspired to finish it (long story), and Rahsaan Roland Kirk for musical inspiration when my muse was no where to be found.

Boris is 12"x16", oils on canvas board (what else?).

Thanks for looking!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 01, 2011, 07:36:21 PM
DL, those doodles are not fair to the common doodler like me!  Supercool!

Mike, once again - AWESOME!!
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Post by: Illoman on June 01, 2011, 08:21:19 PM
Thanks, UP, I appreciate it.
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 01, 2011, 09:17:13 PM
Excellent Strangler, Illoman!
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Post by: Scary Terry on June 01, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
There's some seriously good picture-makin' goin' on in this group -- great stuff from EVERYBODY!
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 01, 2011, 09:38:08 PM
Another demented scrawl...

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5899/4umadoodle3.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on June 01, 2011, 09:50:49 PM
Boy, if I forget to check the art gallery for a few days...... I can hardly process all the amazing things I see! Illoman, your work makes my heart beat faster. It is so beautiful to look at and I hope someday  I can admire one of your paintings in my own home   :)   
Everyone is so creative around here! From doodles to painting to stained glass and beyond...... I am so thankful that I get a chance to gaze at all these creations!
You all are exceptional artists and I thank you for sharing with us.
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Post by: RICKH on June 02, 2011, 10:51:37 PM
Mike, great work on the Karloff piece!  Love the lighting.
dl, I really enjoy the doodles! I spent most of my youth in church, school, and now professional development days doodling.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 03, 2011, 04:11:50 AM
 I will have a new art piece soon.  I can't wait to show it off.
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 03, 2011, 06:25:22 AM
When I was a kid I liked Sea Hunt. Every Sunday, when I got the program print-out at church, it became great doodle fodder. I remember drawing little scuba divers swimming amongst the "ragged right justified" text, like it was a jagged coral reef. The droning preacher became background noise to my scribbling adventures. Wish I still had some of those.
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 03, 2011, 11:32:21 AM
I have got to visit this thread more often! I'm continually impressed by the amount of artistic talent we have here.

Monolith: that Creature drawing is wonderful. it has a real sense of mood to it.

Creature Features: love the stained glass -beautiful stuff.

Illoman: As always Mike, your paintings knock me out.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 03, 2011, 12:48:52 PM
I will have a new art piece soon.  I can't wait to show it off.

Looking forward to it, Doc - your work just gets better & better - and I OWN one!! 8)
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 03, 2011, 02:09:38 PM
For all the gorilla fans, here's a sneak peek at the upcoming cover to TEEN TITANS #97 I inked.  Our colorist is awesome!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/TeenTitans96.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 03, 2011, 02:11:48 PM
Awesome inking job! Sleek, decently stated linework. Very nice!
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 03, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
Thanks and here is the inked version:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/TT96CvrRd.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on June 03, 2011, 08:39:09 PM
I am really excited to see something like this- curseofthewerewolf!! I am in no way an artist or have any skills, so seeing your work inked and colored is a real treat!  :)   I feel like I've seen something that others might not ever get a chance to see-  THANKS!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 03, 2011, 10:15:02 PM
Curseofthewerewolf, I'm green with envy!
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 03, 2011, 11:33:38 PM
Any comic cover is made better with apes!  ;D

Thanks for sharing both the inked and colored cover. It looks great, love the textures especially on the stone hands and Garth's fur.
Title: Finally, a new madd item
Post by: Dr. Madd on June 07, 2011, 02:57:50 AM
Cutesy, but fun. I made this from a craft birdhouse, some felt, popsicle sticks, googly eyes and pom poms.

(http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/145/ee8524ba0e1f4366a388da4d591c091a/l.jpg)

(http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/150/98f30d80d9354e0fa22dd42bda34cdb5/l.jpg)

(http://a2.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/136/201919f85a8a4f04a6eee5c3a0ec2d1b/l.jpg)

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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 07, 2011, 02:29:41 PM
Love the ghost, Doc - GREAT job, my friend!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 07, 2011, 02:55:24 PM
Just finished this "folk-artsy" Bigfoot.  Still trying to get the hang of this sculpting/modeling deal.   Lots of trial & error  ;D !  Self hardening clay over an armature. Crumbling dried clay called for some epoxy putty which didn't help it's looks, but did make it solid.  Sculpey for the head, hands & BIG feet.  Next time, I'll have a better idea of how to proceed.  He's kinda "cartoony", but for now, it's the best I could do, :D!  Hope you get a kick outta:  BIGFOOT, who stands about 9 & a half inches tall and weighs probably 3-4 lbs.

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock093.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock099.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock094.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock096.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock098.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock097.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock102.jpg)


Here he is with a Dollar Store ape that I modified into a bigfoot - looks like he could be his kid, huh?
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock101.jpg)


This is another cartoony Sasquatch I made out of Sculpey a few weeks ago - about 4 inches tall.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/MONSTER%20ART/EvilFrankyShock103.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 07, 2011, 03:31:12 PM
UP, *love* that sculpt!!! The proportions are great, the design, the colors, everything works. You, sir did an outstanding job!!!!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 07, 2011, 03:34:48 PM
Awesome Bigfoot! Nice color scheme on him too! Such a rich brown color. Air drying clay is my worst enemy! Haha! It ALWAYS cracks! I have been trying to find an air drying style clay that doesn't crack for a looooong time now. The problem with it is that as it dries in contracts a little bit, and it you have anything inside it (armature, foil, etc.) as it contracts around it it causes it to split and crack. I've given up my search and gone the Prima Plastilina route which is awesome to work with but is a little pricey and never fully hardens which means it has to be molded and cast. But I got tired of having to constantly repair cracks! Baking clay is pretty cheap and works nicely, but the only oven I have to bake it in is the one in the kitchen and I wouldn't recommend cooking anything in an oven you've baked clay it, it puts off a lot of fumes that might make your meatloaf taste funny!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 07, 2011, 06:49:01 PM
Thanks, guys!  Yeah, the armature was a little thicker than it should've been in some areas, causing some key crack-age!  I mostly screwed up by modeling the clay in sections - did the legs up to the waist/hips first, then let it dry.  When I added fresh clay to the torso and IT dried, the areas where the new met the old were brittle & crumbly.  Same thing with the shoulders, arms & neck.  I tried to get away with letting areas dry because, frankly, I just kept messing up the parts I had already done, denting, squeezing them, etc.  I need to get more confidence and sculpt the WHOLE deal in one sitting, or at least keep it from drying in between sessions.  Oh well :).  Thanks again, for the comments & pointers.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 07, 2011, 11:02:33 PM
I wouldn't worry about getting it done in one sitting, you don't want to rush it, especially on something with that much hair! The hair can really sell it! After you are done for the day on it cover it with a plastic bag. It doesn't have to be a perfect seal, but just get like a ziplock or any good size plastic bag and place it over it. It should slow the drying process and buy you some time til the next day when you get back to it. It also helps if you take a spray bottle full of water and mist the piece before placing the plastic over it. It drinks the moisture in overnight and keeps it from drying out. Thats the big upside of the Plastilina not drying is it gives you unlimited work time. You can get this with air drying wet clays, you just have to carefully spray it and cover it each night. If  have never worked with Plastilina before it's fun to play with. It reacts to temperature which makes for a kinda cool workflow. It softens under heat and hardens when it cools. So if you keep a small little butane torch handy and one of those air duster cans you use to clean you computer keyboard you can really work the sculpture and get some nice effects! Hit areas with the torch to soften it up to get big forms laid in the turn the air duster upside down and hit it with the freon in the can to freeze it up and harden it for fine details! It's a lot of fun and a very flexible medium!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 08, 2011, 12:30:37 AM
Actually that's a very good Bigfoot you've done. I love the bone structure and musculature.. Well made.
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 08, 2011, 10:27:04 AM
Very cool!  :)
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 08, 2011, 10:36:27 AM
Here's another monster-related TEEN TITANS cover. A big demon.  It has been a while since I have gotten to ink covers.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/TT94Cvr.jpg)

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/TeenTitans94cvr800.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 08, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
In honor of UP's wonderful sculpt, I present this Bizarro cartoon:

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/bz-panel-06-09-11w.jpg)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 08, 2011, 10:22:39 PM
HA!  That's cool, Mike!  Thanks again for your comments - compliments from such a talent as yourself do wonders for my hair-covered ego!
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Post by: RICKH on June 09, 2011, 11:07:41 PM
Great job on the Bigfoot U.P.!  I love the sculpt!
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Post by: egorschamber on June 10, 2011, 01:08:50 PM
My cover design for DON REESE's forthcoming DVD of his monstrously hilarious standup comedy act; he's working hard to have it ready for Monster Bash this month (2011). Instead of the standard oblong rectangular box, Don wants the package to look like a vintage Castle Film monster movie box, and even got permission from the current copyright holder to use the real logo! :

(http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/CHFB/ICFIboxcover.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on June 10, 2011, 09:28:46 PM
E-gor, just saw this on your Facebook page. It looks even better in the larger format! Great job, as usual!!!
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 11, 2011, 11:14:22 AM
That cover really captures a certain feel -and it's hilarious! Really enjoyed the Bigfoot cartoon as well.
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 12, 2011, 11:11:10 AM
Very cool idea and execution!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 13, 2011, 01:16:29 AM
I love to work with dozens of materials.. Try this one.

(http://a2.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/012bb32ac6144061a8be123cbf3331cd/l.jpg)

A Cujo Dog house. I made it from pom-poms, felt, red googly eyes, red and white paint, glue and a wooden craft birdhouse.

(http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/134/510c25d0db5e4c1ebe50558ba723917f/l.jpg)

(http://a2.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/ab113015d3974af1866c2296fde5c1b6/l.jpg)

A few years ago, I made a pair of Native American heads, One for my brother who is into Cowboy decor, and one , a Cherokee I sold to a friend.

I made this Mohawk with more detail that ever, real beads and feathers.

(http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/125/acbace4162f64a2d98ee18ef2874a6a5/l.jpg)

(http://a3.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/127/2b36117a756f409cabd1832a5a3c0f60/l.jpg)

(http://a1.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/130/e1b514e350bb48a68ea28d854e0fa82d/l.jpg)

(http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/118/71bb9d5fa1234423bacee7ceea5f3531/l.jpg)
Real Feathers.. I cut them down into miniatures with a pair of scissors. Nicely done, I think.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 13, 2011, 04:11:03 PM
I agree, Doc - NICELY done - and CUJO is cool, too!
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Post by: Illoman on June 16, 2011, 03:56:11 PM
Here's my latest. I have always wanted to paint this particular photo of Forry. I first saw it when I bought FM #100 right off the newsstand oh, so many years ago. It's smaller than I usually paint, but it's 12"x12", oil on canvas board.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Forry3.jpg)

This is soon to be in the collection of our own Robert Taylor.
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Post by: Monolith on June 16, 2011, 04:40:41 PM
Very nice FJA. Great job!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 16, 2011, 11:25:46 PM
Fangtastic Forry, Mike - beautiful work, as always!
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 17, 2011, 09:42:47 AM
Very nice Mike. You caught his devilish grin perfectly.
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Post by: Illoman on June 17, 2011, 11:09:39 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments. It was a lot of fun to paint this one.
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Post by: RICKH on June 17, 2011, 11:39:00 AM
Mike, great FJA!!
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Post by: charp13 on June 17, 2011, 07:47:46 PM
Wow! I have such major respect for your paintings, Illoman! I can always imagine the great amount of love you put into your art, because it shines through   :)
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Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2011, 10:09:15 PM
Wow! I have such major respect for your paintings, Illoman! I can always imagine the great amount of love you put into your art, because it shines through   :)

Yeah, the love. And the paint thinner fumes.  ;D
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Post by: Illoman on June 17, 2011, 10:18:19 PM
Yeah, the love. And the paint thinner fumes.  ;D

Funny you should say that....LOL!!! Sometimes when the dreaded artistic block descends upon me, one good whiff of turpentine is all I need to clear my head!
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Post by: Gasport on June 17, 2011, 11:04:26 PM
Top shelf, Mike! Congrats on another masterpiece...Talented people, such as yourself help keep the magic of Forry alive in our hearts.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 21, 2011, 03:12:33 PM
Just finished up these bad boys! I am putting the finishing touches on my Monster Room / Theater in my house and I am having a custom entertainment unit made for my TV and game systems and the whole thing is Universal Monsters inspired. So I made the decorative corbel shelf supports for it. There are 4 of them in total I still have Frankenstein and Wolfman to finish up. These are going underneath a big half-round shelf...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2264.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2263.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2262.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2261.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2258.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2257.jpg)

More pics to come soon as the project gets wrapped up!

-- Greg
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on June 21, 2011, 03:19:25 PM
Those are awesome!!!  :'(
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Post by: Illoman on June 21, 2011, 04:11:30 PM
Greg, those are stunning!!! How did you make them?
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 21, 2011, 04:14:34 PM
Now that is really nice!  Great job & concept!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 21, 2011, 04:23:05 PM
I had the carpenter I am working with carve the basic support out of solid wood. Then I used parts from the vinyl Horizon model kits (i.e. the head and hands basically) then I reposed them and re-sculpted the rest of them (I didn't have a ton of time on these so sculpting likenesses from scratch was out of the question since that is the majorly time consuming part!) Then I sculpted the stone sides and the small bases underneath them using Aves apoxie sculpt then painted them using Chromatone brand warm silver. Chromaton is hands down the best metallic paint on the market! You pay for it though! It runs about 40 bucks for a quart of it! Then I did some aging washes on it and voila! I'm going to finish up Frankenstein and Wolfman tonight and I'll post up pics of those as soon as they are done!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 21, 2011, 05:53:19 PM
Here is the completed Frankenstein one...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2271.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2266.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 21, 2011, 06:26:33 PM
Again, that is so cool!
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 21, 2011, 07:57:59 PM
WOW!!!! Those are fantastic! I sure hope we get to see them once they're put to use!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 21, 2011, 08:07:50 PM
I hoping to have the whole thing done and installed by the end of the week. Once it's done I'll post pictures of it!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 22, 2011, 01:32:04 PM
Just wrapped up the wolfman! A lot of re-sculpting on this one so he took a while. Here he is...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2273.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2274.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2275.jpg)

And here is the completed set...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2276.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2277.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2278.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/IMG_2280.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Scatter on June 22, 2011, 04:33:57 PM
That is simply WICKED!!!

Hey Greg, are the walls faux paint, or is that a textured panel??
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 22, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
Neither! The walls are a cement like material that gets applied in  layers then textured then painted. That room is still in  the works, as soon as it's done I'm going to post pictures of that up too. That is the new "Hobby Room" or I guess Monster Room #2 in the house haha. Right above the work bench where I shot these photos is the home for the Aurora stained glass! They are set into the wall in gothic shaped "windows" and are back-lit. They look very cool up there! Just got the last piece of glass installed in the model display cases so tomorrow I am going to put up the shelves and unpack the models and then I can post up pictures of the whole room completed! Here it is in the works...

Heres a shot of me painting it...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0148.jpg)

And this is a shot of me and the rest of the crow working on the room...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0142.jpg)

It's not the cheapest process but the results are unmatched! It looks like real stone! Feel like it too... I guess 'cuz it kinda is! Haha! Each individual block is applied and textured and carved by hand!
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Post by: Scatter on June 22, 2011, 05:24:24 PM
Thanks Greg!! Man, that looks incredible!!
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Post by: frankenstein73 on June 22, 2011, 07:18:45 PM
Wow! im speechless.
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 22, 2011, 07:26:27 PM
Very impressive, can't wait to see the finished room.
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Post by: Monolith on June 23, 2011, 02:20:24 AM
That's gonna look fantastic when your done!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 23, 2011, 02:55:37 AM
Remember the Kong I made some time ago.. I wanted to get a hint of banana scent on him. Well, I got it! My bust of Kong is COMPLETE.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 23, 2011, 03:14:13 AM
Dr. Madd presents, the 8th wonder of my sculpture collection, KING KONG!

([url]http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/137/l_773f76e8b1ac43f9a55595cf4d213dc2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/141/l_5112709bfc7949659d25d09e58edebac.jpg[/url])

([url]http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/152/l_b9f8c569774048b8a744e87d9ed20e48.jpg[/url])

I got 'em done and realized he looks like UP's avatar.


With the addition of a faint, but detectable banana scent, I declare King Kong finished.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 25, 2011, 10:45:53 PM
Just mounted and framed out the first piece of stained glass in the new model room! The results look pretty awesome! I'm going to put up the 3 remaining ones tomorrow...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0201.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0202.jpg)

Also have new pics of my 1:1 Forgotten Prisoner in his new home, he is no longer forgotten in the storage dungeon! I just have to dig out the extra skeleton hand and snake and other base dressings...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0205.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0208.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Moonshadow on June 25, 2011, 11:05:15 PM
Fantastic! That is going to be the ultimo supremo monster hang-out! Your dedication and skill are inspiring.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 26, 2011, 02:54:33 AM
Awesome  work, my man.. Are those windows to the outside or backlit?
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on June 26, 2011, 03:56:01 AM
Howdy,
First - thanks for the comments on Vincent - they're greatly appreciated!
Here is some more recent stuff - hope you dig it! Done in pen, brush & ink, colored with Copic markers..... Teenfrank was colored in Photoshop.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MZzOSdk72Ls/TbXKMRxY00I/AAAAAAAAAqk/spGDrSNFqQs/s1600/bargain.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ea5aCyElAZ0/TbrBccLXXAI/AAAAAAAAAqs/M6MDv2ozYCc/s1600/cursewolf.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3nQaPi3N3-w/TcJxzheLW8I/AAAAAAAAAq0/MJohKaIrJzo/s1600/it.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AMFwBq0Hpv4/TYbwW7egUoI/AAAAAAAAApY/eiUSMQ3Dg1U/s1600/teenfrank_web_fb.jpg)

Thanks for looking!
Rainer E.
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Post by: Illoman on June 26, 2011, 04:07:21 AM
Rainer, I really like the boldness of your line work. Just great!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 26, 2011, 02:52:55 PM
Awesome  work, my man.. Are those windows to the outside or backlit?


Thanks! They are back-lit. It is just attic storage space behind that wall so we had them frame 4 small niches into it and we mounted lights behind them and the whole room is set up with automated lighting so we have a setting for working on models where is beings all the lights in the room up to full so its easy to see what your working on and then we have a show off mode that brings everything to mood lighting and brings the lights in our display cases up to light up our completed models!

Howdy,
First - thanks for the comments on Vincent - they're greatly appreciated!
Here is some more recent stuff - hope you dig it! Done in pen, brush & ink, colored with Copic markers..... Teenfrank was colored in Photoshop.

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MZzOSdk72Ls/TbXKMRxY00I/AAAAAAAAAqk/spGDrSNFqQs/s1600/bargain.jpg[/url])

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ea5aCyElAZ0/TbrBccLXXAI/AAAAAAAAAqs/M6MDv2ozYCc/s1600/cursewolf.jpg[/url])

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3nQaPi3N3-w/TcJxzheLW8I/AAAAAAAAAq0/MJohKaIrJzo/s1600/it.jpg[/url])

([url]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AMFwBq0Hpv4/TYbwW7egUoI/AAAAAAAAApY/eiUSMQ3Dg1U/s1600/teenfrank_web_fb.jpg[/url])

Thanks for looking!
Rainer E.



Dude! These are amazing! I LOOOVE the Curse of the Werewolf one! Beautiful work!!!!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on June 26, 2011, 06:53:42 PM
Here is the complete finished set!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0236.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0232.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0231.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0230.jpg)

Frankenstein's face is a little blown out but after the lighting get tweaked it should show up much better!

-- Greg
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Post by: Scatter on June 26, 2011, 06:55:31 PM
Greg, that looks amazing!!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on June 26, 2011, 07:06:44 PM
I could so make models in that room.
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Post by: Scatter on June 26, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
I could so make models in that room.

I could stitch together corpses and animate them during lightning storms in that room.
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Post by: RICKH on June 26, 2011, 07:46:35 PM
Creaturerevenge, I'm totally in awe of your room.
Nightmares in plastic, tremendous work!
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Post by: Wicked Lester on June 26, 2011, 07:54:05 PM
Those windows and the way you set the whole thing up are sooo "to die for"
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 26, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
EVERYTHING is so freakin' awesome!  The "stained glass" display looks even better on that dungeon wall!!  And, Rainier, your art is unbelievably cool!

I need to get back to my drawing board and practice, practice, practice!
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on July 06, 2011, 08:23:59 AM
Thanks for the compliments - they're greatly appreciated!

Some more Vincent: This time as Baka, the Master builder from »The 10 commandments« (1956). Not Horror, but nevertheless evil   >:D

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D2yxZxnhD5Q/ThMuKrohegI/AAAAAAAAAsw/4y0CPtOJvLY/s1600/vincent_p_web.jpg)

Thanks for looking!

Rainer E.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 06, 2011, 08:39:12 AM
just beautiful.......
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 06, 2011, 08:41:45 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WEGS24Kf5o8/Tfo46kXLnpI/AAAAAAAAABk/3H-c6bDTrlY/s320/S7cover.jpg)
I did this painting a while ago for an upcoming Scarlet Film Magazine Cover, its finally available, please let me know what you think
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Post by: Illoman on July 06, 2011, 11:41:59 AM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WEGS24Kf5o8/Tfo46kXLnpI/AAAAAAAAABk/3H-c6bDTrlY/s320/S7cover.jpg[/url])
I did this painting a while ago for an upcoming Scarlet Film Magazine Cover, its finally available, please let me know what you think



Artman, I think I'd like to see a bigger scan! That looks great!

And Ranier that Vinnie is awesome!!!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 06, 2011, 02:21:53 PM
(http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_570xN.180665351.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on July 06, 2011, 03:22:05 PM
Artman, thanks!! Is that acrylic or oils? I think it looks great!!
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Post by: Scatter on July 06, 2011, 03:23:37 PM
Man, both of those paintings are fantastic!!
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 06, 2011, 03:56:40 PM
Thanks everyone, thats oil on canvas 18x24
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Post by: Moonshadow on July 06, 2011, 09:51:30 PM
Wow, beautiful work, both of you!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on July 11, 2011, 09:32:40 AM
Hey everyone! I finally got the Universal Monsters tribute entertainment unit finished up with the custom made shelf supports and everything. Here are some shots of it in it's new home! I am going to post up more shots of it in the monster room over in the "Show us your monster rooms!" thread.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0299.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0309.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0311.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0312.jpg)

I also have some more shots of the nearly completed monster model  room...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0346.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0342.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/DSC_0344.jpg)

Hope everyone has a great week!

-- Greg
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Post by: Dr. Madd on July 11, 2011, 11:04:40 AM
That can be described with one word only: AWESOME! I wish I had the time, the skill and largesse to do that in my armory.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 12, 2011, 06:19:51 AM
i have to go but a lottery ticket, wow that is just beautiful
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Post by: curseofthewerewolf on July 16, 2011, 01:25:55 PM
Good Lord, that is unreal! I want one, too!!!!  :'(  My wife would NOT pitch in to help. She might help to pitch ME out if I told her I was doing a 'monster room.' We can dream...
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Post by: creaturerevenge on July 16, 2011, 02:55:09 PM
See I lucked out, I met my other half years ago when we worked at a movie theater together, and we really came together while we built our annual haunted house around Halloween, and our first date was to see the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake, so our relationship was kinda built around monsters and horror. She's into collecting and building monsters just as much as I am (maybe even a little more in some areas...)!
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Post by: Scary Terry on July 22, 2011, 03:30:36 PM
My VAMPIRELLA artist proof (original art) cards for the new Breygent trading card set.  I did list a link to the eBay auction for these in the for sale section -- but wanted to show 'em off here as well. 
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/5965173164_921f9d1d4a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5965173164/)
TbeattyAPcards (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5965173164/#) by scarytb (http://www.flickr.com/people/scaryterry/), on Flickr

And my URBAN LEGENDS and SHOCK STORIES artist proofs for Monsterwax!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6002/5964616729_577a13343d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5964616729/)
ULfronts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5964616729/#) by scarytb (http://www.flickr.com/people/scaryterry/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/5964616891_9bccee6c97.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5964616891/)
SHOCKfronts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scaryterry/5964616891/#) by scarytb (http://www.flickr.com/people/scaryterry/), on Flickr

All are up for grabs.... had a lot of fun drawing these. 
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on July 22, 2011, 03:59:20 PM
Easily some of my favorites of your work! Great stuff, Terry!
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Post by: Illoman on July 23, 2011, 12:51:34 PM
Just finished this one. I first saw the photo I used as reference a while back, but it was tiny. No one seemed to have a bigger scan of it. Then I came across a David Skal book that had a large enough version that I could paint from. He measures 3'x4' and was painted on what I jokingly call my "cursed canvas". I bought this large stretched canvas thirty years ago, and have painted about a dozen paintings on it, none of which turned out for me. This one gave me fits as well, and it was a real struggle to finish it.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela2-3.jpg)

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: creaturerevenge on July 23, 2011, 12:57:05 PM
Well this one definitely worked out! Beautiful work on it! I love the lighting and the color choices. Very cool piece Mike!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 23, 2011, 01:09:41 PM
Beautiful Bela, Mike - looks like he's really standing right in front of you!
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 23, 2011, 04:35:18 PM
Wow, I really enjoy your work, Illoman. It would be a visual feast to see a bunch of these together. I know my own work seems to gain something through proximity of the individual pieces (which rarely happens). I used to have my "studette" covered floor to ceiling with the charcoal drawings. I have a few of them on display in my office at work. The rest are stacked in a couple of portfolios (I'm not a very good custodian of my own stuff). Now the "studette" is papered with vintage movie posters since I sometimes grow weary of my drawings once I'm done with them. And heck, I can't compete with Reynold Brown. Cheers!
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Post by: dlhenderson on July 23, 2011, 04:40:33 PM
Jeezuzgawd, Creaturerevenge, that is an effing ALTAR! Makes my set-up look haphazard to say the least.
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Post by: Illoman on July 23, 2011, 04:53:22 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments. I appreciate it.
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Post by: Moonshadow on July 23, 2011, 06:03:31 PM
Wow, Mike, that Bela is just stunning! I love the expression and especially the classic contorted hands! Wonderful.
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Post by: RICKH on July 23, 2011, 06:21:47 PM
Great painting Mike!  That image of Bela is really powerful.
Terry, I love the card drawings!
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Post by: Gasport on July 23, 2011, 09:14:28 PM
WOW... I always enjoy seeing your work, but this one is a real stand-out! Very powerful image complimented by an EXCELLENT choice of colors. Perfect pose for such a large portrait...Congrats!
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Post by: Scary Terry on July 23, 2011, 11:32:24 PM
Killer Lugosi painting, Mike!  You nailed it!
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Post by: Illoman on July 24, 2011, 06:12:37 AM
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate it. This one was a tough one to finish.
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on July 24, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
Hope this time this Lugosi  is here to stay on your troubled canvas, if not I will personally punish you! >:D Terrific portrait, Mike!
Rainer E.
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Post by: Scatter on July 24, 2011, 04:25:44 PM
Just finished this one. I first saw the photo I used as reference a while back, but it was tiny. No one seemed to have a bigger scan of it. Then I came across a David Skal book that had a large enough version that I could paint from. He measures 3'x4' and was painted on what I jokingly call my "cursed canvas". I bought this large stretched canvas thirty years ago, and have painted about a dozen paintings on it, none of which turned out for me. This one gave me fits as well, and it was a real struggle to finish it.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela2-3.jpg[/url])

Thanks,
Mike


Mike, In my humble opinion, that is one of the very best Drac depictions I have ever seen from ANYBODY. Outstanding!!
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Post by: Illoman on July 24, 2011, 04:30:57 PM
Thanks, Scatter. I appreciate it.
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Post by: ARTMAN666 on July 25, 2011, 07:00:28 AM
thats very cool
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Post by: charp13 on July 26, 2011, 09:54:24 PM
Oh man!!  I just saw your painting of Bela- Illoman!!!
This is spectacular!! Every comment everyone else said, is exactly how I feel! Those eyes are stunning! And the hands........WOW!!
This is such an amazing work of art  :)
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Post by: Illoman on July 27, 2011, 11:13:13 AM
Thanks, Artman and Charpie, I appreciate it!
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Post by: Big Swan on August 03, 2011, 07:10:00 PM
outstanding mike!
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Post by: Monsterfink on August 11, 2011, 10:30:35 PM
In the vein of 70's Monster Superhero Comics

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/218/a/2/from_the_alternate_dimension_by_tomkrohne-d45loal.jpg)
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/219/f/f/more_from_the_other_side_by_tomkrohne-d45quqv.jpg)
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Post by: Illoman on August 12, 2011, 05:31:14 AM
Monsterfink, those rock!!! You nailed the flavor of my favorite era in Marveldom!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 12, 2011, 12:18:49 PM
Excellent, MonsterfinkAnd a cool idea!
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Post by: Moonshadow on August 12, 2011, 11:14:36 PM
Very funny (and accurate) homage to 70s Marvels!
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Post by: creaturerevenge on August 12, 2011, 11:24:49 PM
Love the comic covers Monsterfink! I love the worn edges and "Comics Code" approval seal! Very nice touches! I just finished this piece up a little while ago...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/living-corpse-complete.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 13, 2011, 02:23:44 PM
Good one, creaturerevenge - Nice & creepy as hell!!
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Post by: Illoman on August 13, 2011, 09:23:12 PM
I'm not sure if I posted this at the UMA or not, but a friend of mine had asked about it. It's an example of some of the work I was doing for small press comics in the 90's. It was a lot of fun to do.

This one's for UP and Scatter!!

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/TFM1.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on August 14, 2011, 09:52:08 AM
Mike, that is SWEEEEEEEEET!!
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Post by: Sean on August 14, 2011, 03:29:11 PM
Just finished this one. I first saw the photo I used as reference a while back, but it was tiny. No one seemed to have a bigger scan of it. Then I came across a David Skal book that had a large enough version that I could paint from. He measures 3'x4' and was painted on what I jokingly call my "cursed canvas". I bought this large stretched canvas thirty years ago, and have painted about a dozen paintings on it, none of which turned out for me. This one gave me fits as well, and it was a real struggle to finish it.

([url]http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/Bela2-3.jpg[/url])

Thanks,
Mike


Damn, Mike.  That is beautiful.  Your *style* is just to my liking.  The eyes and hands of Bela here are just spot on.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 14, 2011, 03:32:57 PM
Mike, that "Kong Special" is wicked cool, bro!
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Post by: Illoman on August 14, 2011, 04:04:35 PM
Thanks, Sean and UP!! Much appreciated.
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Post by: creaturerevenge on August 17, 2011, 03:40:52 PM
Hey everyone! I know this isn't really a Universal Monster or anything but just wanted to share it anyway, i just finished this one up. I call it "(self)Portrait of an (un)Dead Man"...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/creaturerevenge/Portrait-of-an-unDead-Man-2.jpg)

-- Greg
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 17, 2011, 08:27:13 PM
Another ghoulishly creepy piece, creaturerevenge - Cool work!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on August 18, 2011, 02:15:22 AM
I made this a while back.

(http://a2.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/114/3eba542206a14366acbb059fb426ad0d/l.jpg)

(http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/143/5b8d6d5e358d4a549a5a7d20ed19d662/l.jpg)
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Post by: charp13 on August 18, 2011, 01:10:48 PM
OH, Dr. Madd! That's beautiful  :)
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Post by: Dr. Madd on August 18, 2011, 01:34:18 PM
Thanks. I'm still wishing to find a way to market my pieces, but in this economy.... Blah.
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Post by: Scary Terry on August 21, 2011, 12:24:08 PM
Hey guys -- just had a big project get delayed, so am trying to fill the empty slot in my schedule with commissions.  For anyone interested, I posted the info here: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=14857.msg238224#msg238224 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=14857.msg238224#msg238224)