Thursday, October 27, 2011

From Hell.


This will likely be the last of the Halloween sketches, for which I'm slightly relieved but a little sad. I might squeeze in one more, but chances are slim. I've been meaning to get to a Jack The Ripper piece for quite a while, but never thought of the right scenario. I watched the 2001 film for the first time since its release and was much less kind about it than my memory told me I originally was. There wasn't anything slap-in-the-face bad about it, it was just a bit of a narrative mess. So, to use the old chestnut, the book was better. It was an Alan Moore book, of course it was better.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dog Soldiers!


Dog Soldiers is one my guilty cinematic pleasures, although it shouldn't be guilty at all. Its not a perfect film by any stretch but its hands down better than most of the yearly bags of shit Hollywood leaves on theater doorsteps each year. Simple, direct, gory and well acted, I enjoy it every year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nosferatu.


Knowing the background concerning the production of the original film, I balked about including the rat at first. But after some thought about the double symbolism, I decided I was safe. I know I did a Nosferatu piece last Halloween, but it is in my top 3 Halloween flicks, so it gets a second go.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Alive! And in color!

In the films, the Frankenstein monster has no color, but most people assume he is green. In Mary Shelley's classic novel he is, in fact, yellow. Myself, I prefer what Adam did here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Nightmare Before Christmas.


Another edition of the Halloween Blog-Sketch-a-Thon. I knew I'd get to this one eventually, I just had a hell of a time thinking up something interesting to draw. Lock, Shock, Barrel and a sack full of Sandy Claws suited me just fine. I'll be humming that soundtrack for days now....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tombs of the Blind Dead.


From the terrifically bad but terrifically fun spaghetti horror "Blind Dead" trilogy that came out of Italy and Spain in the 70's, I give you some zombie templars.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Trick or Treating at Wayne Manor.


Ah, the perils of being Alfred. This is less a sketch than it is an actual page, but I had the idea and thought it was worth seeing through. Turns out it put a smile on my face while drawing it, so the short answer was; Yes, it was worth seeing through and I count it as an entry into my Halloween Blog-Sketch-a-Thon.

Side note: I am not a letterer. For good reason.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Frankenstein.


I didn't directly tackle Frankenstein in last years Halloween Sketch-a-thon, so here's the big man himself.

Note: achieving film grain effects with wash and a brush is a pain in the balls.