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Any Lord of the Rings Character

Monday, September 24, 2012

Week 36 - Creature from the Black Lagoon by Randy Ostridge

"This image is for a weekly theme over at the Illustrious Bits sketch group.

One of the themes I missed in my sketch group was "Any Movie Monster". So when the chance came up to catch-up on a topic, I got out my monster-hunting gear. I have always wanted to draw Gill-man; he's just so crazy looking. When searching for some reference, I found a production photo of Gill-man looming over Julie Adams. So I ran with that idea and this is what I ended up with. I am not satisfied with the level of contrast in the overall image. It feels a little too flat. Ah well, better luck next time.

Pencil on paper, then inked with warm gray, cool gray, and black markers."

Creature from the Black Lagoon (c) Universal

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