Once again I’m moving forward with ballpoint sketches with a “monster” theme (although with this addition we may just have to call it “horror”) and here’s The Shape aka Michael Myers. This classic slasher needs no introduction. I was going to work on a Dracula piece (debating about doing Lee or Lugosi) but ended up with Myers simply because I wanted to fill in a lot of shadow. With drawing, much like horror, it’s about what you don’t see that can get the point across in an even better way.
Remember digital painting? Because I sure forgot about it. But here’s one I did the past 2 days as I make my way to becoming a better painter! Keeping with my Basil Gogos monster theme, I choose Lon Chaney’s nameless ghoul in 1927’s London After Midnight. I had a good time painting this considering most of my time spent painting is filled with self doubt and anxiety. I think I’m definitely improving as well.
Did you know London After Midnight was destroyed in a MGM vault fire in 1965 and is lost to the ages? It also has the most valuable movie poster of all time ($478,000).
Don’t say I never taught you nothin’.