Saturday, November 13, 2010

Don't Look Under the Bed!

I do a lot of in- class demos for my illustration classes at RIT and I tend change the theme from time to time. Here are a few examples from a classic monster theme that I was working with a few years ago. Of course I was working from classic Hollywood stills in B & W and I just made up my own backgrounds and color schemes. These were 9 x 12 mixed media demonstrations. The Wolfman and Frankenstein. I used to watch these old movies when I was a little kid. They were originally filmed in the 1930's and 40's but they ran regularly on Saturday afternoon T.V. in the 1960's. Monster Movie Matinee! These creatures gave me nightmares.

Monday, November 1, 2010


I 'm a day late with this post but all of the Halloween activity in the neighborhood last night reminded me of this image. I created this for an issue of Your Big Backyard Magazine back in the late 90's. It ran in the October issue and illustrated a story about skeletons. I completed two other illustrations for the article that depicted animal skeletons. This one was fun! I bought an anatomically correct skeleton costume and my (then eight yr. old) son served as the model. I actually used a younger reference photo for his face. The background figures came from old family Halloween photos. Minnie Mouse is his oldest sister(strangely younger than him in this reference) and the angel and bunny are cousins.