Saturday, July 3, 2010

Frankenstein's Ladies

Time to get back to work! I just finished this piece of Veronica Carlson & Kate O'Mara from 'Horror of Frankenstein' (1970). This piece was a bit of a frankenstein monster itself. I drew it twice, and then I had a separate drawing that I did of O'Mara's face that I used instead of the one that I drew from my reference photo. It is meant to be a companion to my 'Vampire Lovers' piece. I'm 80% happy with the way it turned out. I don't know if it's because I've not been drawing as much lately or what, but these two women were a challenge for me. I'm pretty happy with O'Mara, but the Carlson....mmm, I don't know. Maybe I've been looking at it too long. I've got a Veronica Carlson commission coming up so I've been doing lots of sketches of her. Hopefully next time I'll nail it.

I love 'Horror of Frankenstein'. I just saw it for the first time recently and I thought it was awesome! Of course it doesn't hurt that Ralph Bates, who plays Victor Frankenstein, is smoking hot. But this film went in directions that I didn't expect. Feast your eyes on the trailer:

10 comments:

  1. I think you've nailed both ! - I immediately knew it was Veronica Carlson. Horror of Frankenstein is *great* fun!

    ade

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  2. Oh my. WOW, what a pair of loverlies.
    Came over from Mr Oakley blog and I'm so glad I did. These are terrific.
    Fabulous colours.

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  3. Hi Belle! Just found for blog, love it! I just want to say your art is awesome.
    Best of luck!
    pat
    http://patart-pat.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful work Belle Dee! Love the gowns!

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  5. Thanks everyone! And thanks Gary & Pat for stopping by.
    I really appreciate getting feedback on my work!

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    iZombie

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  7. Thanks Jeremy, I'll have to get my award up soon and pass on the love!

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    HBA Staff
    jeremy@jmhdigital.com

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  9. Gotta echo your thoughts abour Horror of Frankenstein, Belle. For years I was scared away from it by friends who thought it was the pits. But I finally got around to watching it and it's become my favorite Hammer Frankenstein. The ladies were beautiful and Ralph Bates made for a very different and interesting Frankenstein. BTW, gorgeous art. I love seeing folks get to the essence of an image instead of adding lines everywhere to cover for their lack of skills.

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  10. Thanks so much. Yeah, I love that movie. I can't understand why people think it's such a stinker.

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