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 Monster

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Time Spent: About 3 hours with a ballpoint pen. 

If there’s a blank page in front of me and a pen in hand, I assure you only 2 things will be drawn: A ninja turtle or a monster. That’s the way it’s been for as long as I remember. Guess what came out today? I scanned it in, touched it up a bit, and here we are. Probably my last drawing for 2019. As we march into 2020, who knows what art, opportunities, and madness it will bring. I’m looking forward to the new decade more than ever!

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The Bride of Frankenstein

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Time Spent: Around 8 hours

I was finally able to jump back into some painting this week! I decided to keep with my classic Universal Monster theme but with a more delicate approach with the Bride of Frankenstein. I’m not crazy with the composition or color, but I will say I was able to progress on her likeness quite quickly. Here’s to some more painting and improvement this year!

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