“Forget it, Jack… it’s Halloweentown!” — Nobody Ever
Back to the literal drawing board for this Tim Burton Nightmare Before Christmas inspired illustration… pencils first, then markers. I even colored with markers this time, instead of the colored pencils that I usually use. The scan doesn’t show the orange as orange as the real drawing. Also, there are yellow highlights on the pumpkin that aren’t as obvious here.
Jack Skellington really should be a bit taller, but I chose my paper poorly and had to squish him a bit to fit him on the page next to the Jack O’Lantern. Another example of a drawing where, if I were rendering digitally, I would be able to more easily make the adjustment and stretch him to look properly lanky!
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I have fond memories of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Of all the classic Universal Pictures monster movies, he was the one they created, as opposed to adapting stories from literature. There was also that haunting DA-NA-NAAAA music that played every time the Creature was about to appear…
I’ve been in the spirit a bit this year and trying to top my Halloween-themed output from last year. This time last year I was still new to blogging and not sure exactly what I wanted to do with my blog. I’m in more of a comfort zone now, so I can put more time into ideas and the actual artwork too!
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My monster was feeling a bit lonely, so it seemed only fitting to draw him his bride as well. She is not quite so monstrous, but still intimidating all the same.
I’m much more familiar with Elsa Lanchester in later roles, so I keep forgetting her alongside Boris Karloff in the Universal Pictures classic, Bride of Frankenstein. As I was drawing this picture, it struck me that there’s a bit of a resemblance between her and Anne Hathaway. It might not completely come through in my illustration, but check photographs of young Elsa and see if I’m right or just going insane.
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