Sketch Dump: The Shape
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.
London After Midnight
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’.