Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Curse of Frankenstein

I'm not sure what got me interested in doing a poster for Hammer's The Curse of Frankenstein, but one day a few weeks ago I just started working on it and before too long I got really into it, determined to come up with a finished piece.

I knew I wanted a slightly more scrappy, rough look than I've used for my Universal Monster posters, and to that end I went with half-tone, tinted photographs of co-stars Peter Cushing and Hazel Court, instead of doing illustrated portraits of them. I thought they worked as a nice contrast to the very stark, flat image of Christopher Lee as The Monster.

I dabbled with splashes of other colors on this, but in the end I liked the monochromatic look better than any of the multi-colored versions. I was really happy with it, and who knows? Maybe I'll try my hand at another one of the Hammer classics...

1 comment:

Wings said...

I like it, really nice style and the creature is quite creepy!