Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Creature Feature

This one was created from scratch, using Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom Graphire tablet. I will post the progression of this sometime soon, showing the progression from intial sketch to completed piece. I am also working on adding some color to this, but I felt it was true to it's roots keeping it in black and white.

This piece is dedicated to Ben Chapman, the actor that portrayed Creech in all of the "out of water" shots in the movie. Ben passed away on February 21st, 2008.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is far and away my all time favorite horror movie, and I hope to do many more pieces of artwork featuring the Creature soon. Hope you like this one!


Karswell said...

Dude this is freakin' AWESOME. Looks photo realistic, very very impressive. You're probably right, no need for color but it would be cool to see it colored none the less. Looking forward to the progression sketch posts too.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is probably my all time favorite horror movie too.

Patrick said...

Thanks Karswell- so cool that CFTBL is your fave as well, pretty tough to beat that flick! Yep, the color version is on it's way, and I will post the progression once I get it organized a little better!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kevin Keele said...

Creature From the Black Lagoon is one of the greatest monsters ever. This is fantastic, Patrick.

Patrick said...

Thank you Kevin! Glad to know you are a CFTBL fan as well!!

peach-tree said...

i love creature from the black lagoon i tried doing a sketch on photo shop once it was fun but it looked crapy yours looks 100 times better

Patrick said...

Thanks Jentry! It's all about practice- just keep going and you will get there!!