Original photo used to create one of the classic paintings of Frankenstein. One I used as reference to create Creatura 8. The lack of color photography or high expense of it may have influenced the artist to exaggerate the colors even more. So the question I have in mind is whether it is okay to use a photograph directly if you have full right to? In this case it is an assignment and the artist is an illustrator. Basil Gogo's used the image and painted in the way he is best known for. His palette is unmistakably his own and the mood he has created is almost unapparent in the bland photo reference to the left.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I love classic monsters from Hollywood, but who doesn't right? I started my Creatura series in 2008 with some Garbage Pail Kids images and slowly evolved into monsters. My Creaturas are images where I combine at least two images together in a painting to make one completely new image yet still having those unique shapes of the original images. Sometimes it doesn't work and sometimes it does. It takes a bot of work to make it work in preproduction and during the painting process itself.