Monday, April 26, 2010

The Bride

Last week, my pal Pierre devoted a whole week on his superb blog Frankensteinia to Bride of Frankenstein, on occasion of that film's 75th anniversary.

Obviously, I've used the Bride as my subject before, but I find monsters (specifically the classic Universal monsters) an unending source of inspiration, so I worked up yet another portrait.

For whatever reason, I wanted this one to be rough, rough, rough. To that end, I actually did part of this piece by hand (like my ancestors did). I did the portrait digitally, then I printed it out, cut it out, and glued it to another piece of paper that I painted with some red acrylic. I then ran along the edge of the Bride with an ink pen, creating a rough outline.

I then scanned the whole thing back in, and while I was messing with it, I added a slight blue tint to the whole thing, which I thought looked cool. I added another outline, this time in white.

I originally thought of adding some text, but I always do that, so I decided to leave this as is, and I think it looks really cool!


Wings said...

I think it looks amazing! Awesome job, Rob!

Sean Tiffany said...

I love this piece! I think you should do more pieces where you use this ink line technique. It works really well and lends itself to the illustration nicely!

rob! said...

Thanks guys! Sean, I liked the ink line look, too. And lord knows I love a series...