Curse of The Neon Phantom

Time Spent: About 4 Hours

Bit of a cool story with this one…

I was mindlessly scrolling through my instagram when I came across this post:

Immediately struck by the color scheme, I saved the image for reference for a monster drawing I had cooking up. When I finished my Neon Phantom, I DM’ed the instagram account with my finished drawing to get their blessing before I posted it. It was during this that I realized the account belonged to Pete Infelise, not only founder of The Devil’s Workshop, BUT my former Motion Graphics teacher from the Art Institute! Small world, right? I remember him mentioning (12 years ago) he makes “monster masks”. But it was a truly spooky coincidence that I won’t soon forget!

Not only did he give his blessing….but he loved it and shared it himself! That makes this piece truly special in my book. And although I’m not over-the-moon with my finished drawing, I’m so grateful for the connection it brought me! Pete is truly an exceptionally gifted artist and teacher. Go check out his work at The Devil’s Workshop.

Sketch Dump: The Wolfman

Wolfman
Time spent: A little over 3 hours

Ballpoint monster sketch numero 4! It’s my childhood favorite: The Wolfman! For reference I “frankensteined” (heh) an image of his head from a publicity shot from the first film and his hands from Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein. I feel like the quality is dipping ever since I drew the Frankenstein Monster. So I assume that was just magic in a bottle for me. But I still enjoy doing these.

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Sketch Dump: The Creature

Gillman
Time Spent: About 3.5 hours

Continuing some ballpoint sketches with a monster theme (doesn’t every aspect of my entire life have a monster theme?) I conjured up the Gillman from The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Doesn’t quite have that natural look like my Frankie drawing, mostly because the Creech is just so unnatural looking. But for my first drawing of 2020, I am pleased. We only go up from here, folks! Happy New Year!

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