Inktober-Day 22 and 23

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Here are this weekend’s Inktober drawings.  Two different subjects with two different feels.  I did not plan for it but there is a Beauty and the Beast feel.


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30 Paintings in 30 Days-Day 14


From painting beauties for the last 6 days, to painting a beast.

This is a gouache painting of Frankenstein’s monster from the Universal Studios classic film, staring Boris Karloff.  I’m not sure I’m completely happy with the results of this because of the gouache paints.  Especially after using watercolors for the last week.  I really enjoyed using watercolors, but, I think I will stick with gouache for a few more this week.

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Boris Karloff- Day 8- 30 Paintings in 30 Days

6"x6" acrylic ink, colored pencil and oil paints on an illustration board
6″x6″ acrylic ink, colored pencil and oil paints on an illustration board


One full week of paintings completed!!  Now on to week two!

After doing a portrait of Bela Lugosi as Dracula on day 4, I knew I would have to include the actor who is probably the most well known of the classic monster characters, Boris Karloff.  You can not mention or think about Frankenstein’s monster and not think of Karloff under the makeup.  But as an actor, Karloff has a huge resume of great roles.  And, I have drawn and painted several renditions of Karloff as The Monster, this made me decide to just do a portrait of the man, not one of his monster movie characters.  As I did this painting I was listening to a great album that Karloff narrates about the classic Universal Horror movies.  It’s called “An Evening With Boris Karloff And Friends”.  Here is a link so you can listen to both sides of the record.