Saturday, September 5, 2009

Frankenstein 001

Ever since I was a kid, my all-time favorite monster has been Frankenstein. Why? Who knows? Maybe it's because deep down he's not really a monster, he's just misunderstood and wants to be loved and accepted like everyone else. Or maybe it's because he's got green skin and a flat head and throws little girls into the lake.

By the way, I know that the monster's name isn't Frankenstein, but it's easier than saying "The Frankenstein Monster" every time I mention him. Plus I've been calling him "Frankenstein" since I was 5 years old, and old habits die hard.

I can remember trying to stay up on Friday nights to watch horror movies on TV, back in prehistoric times before home video. The movies usually didn't start until midnight, and I would usually conk out well before they were over. But when a Frankenstein movie was playing, I was always able to stay awake.

But I digest. Here's my version of the Frankenstein monster.

I've noticed that when I'm sitting around doodling, I end up drawing Frankenstein quite a lot. So for no other reason than because I say so, I've decided to start the 100 Frankensteins Project. I'm challenging myself to draw one hundred different versions of Frankenstein (no time limit, just whenever). I doubt if I'll make it, but I'm willing to give it a go.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

I couldn't decide on which version of the background to use. I ultimately went with the plain background, but I thought I'd include the dungeon-looking one here.


Here's the original sketch of Frank 001. Nothing much changed in the final drawing, other than cleaning up the lines a bit.

4 comments:

  1. it's funny the thought of him sitting and tying bow knots in his shoe strings. I like the brick wall version.

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  2. I guess he's supposed to be wearing really tall clunky stringless boots, but I thought shoe strings would be funnier.

    As for the background, I've got 99 more chances to include it. I didn't want to use up all my tricks on the first one.

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