Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Frankenstein's Monster by Gene Gonzales


My choice for our first theme of Universal's Monsters is the big guy himself, Frankenstein's Monster. It was a tough choice though. Almost went with The Mummy. Though I did this piece in black and white, I originally was going to add color. The pencils were done to establish the values and then I would block in color with my airbrush, and detail it with paint and color pencils. This is the way I worked years ago and have wanted to do it again. Except one problem, no air brush compressor or co2 tank. Neither of which I have since moving to Florida. Oops. Still, something to be said for stark black/white and gray.

This is done in pencil, white color pencil and white acrylic paint on 11" x 14" Gray Canson Mi-Teintes board.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice Gene. I think the black/white and gray really work for this piece.

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  2. Thanks Little John!

    Thanks Spazzy!

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  3. Nice, was hoping you two where going to do the same character tho...would be interesting to see the different takes on the same character!

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  4. It's Alive! Great looking Franky Gene...B&W and gray was the way to go :)

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  5. John - Thanks. I can appreciate that, but the theme was really open. Had it been just The Mummy, or The Bride, then we would have done the same thing. I'm sure that there will be plenty down the road that will match up.

    Thanks Brian!

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  6. Nice work Gene. Frankie never looked... better?

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  7. You're off to a great start. Really conveys the old horror movie feel.

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