Sunday, October 25, 2009

Universal Monsters Portfolio: The Mole People

From 1991.  The composition was the important thing on this one.  Most of the work went into the pose and clothing for the "victim".  I knew I wanted a 1950's look but it took several incarnations before I settled on one that worked.










8 comments:

  1. Very nice stuff, Kevin! I think you succeeded. I do seem to keep returning to the version with the girl in the striped shirt, though...

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  2. Thanks, Rafael. I know what you mean about the stripes. The pattern catches your eye. But ultimately, I'm glad I went for the party dress and the blond curls. So to speak.

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  3. Aw, man-! Each of them are so cool for different reasons. I agree with Rafael that the version with the brunette in the striped shirt is pretty striking but ultimately my weakness for blondes has me settling on the final version. That dress and those gloves! In ALL of them however, I see the shoe in the foreground and wonder who the unchivalrous cad is leaving our heroine to fend for herself...

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  4. I don't want to mention any names, but it looks like it might be my shoe...

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  5. I love that you convey so much detail with minimal or no line weight shifts. The final piece is so crisp looking. I love the blonde’s hair and the scale texture of the mole-man in the foreground. I’m so glad that you keep so much of your work in its various stages. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites to visit. I really enjoy the randomness of the material you post. Thanks for sharing Kevin.

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  6. Outrageous. Unchivalrous AND a shoe thief...

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  7. Amazing one, I love the change on the leg of the girl.

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  8. Yeah this has in some respects a nice 50's pulp magazine vibe (final costume choice just right). It's a touch Virgil Finlay; except his inks were more intricate, I suppose. Your inks are more Aubrey Beardsley in linearity and solid blacks. Fine linework

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