I grew up a KISS fan in the 1970s. I was one of those kids that drew their faces all the time… I even created my own KISS “sculptures” in bakers clay and painted them. Funny thing is my mom kept those, and I have them. Sadly they’re the victims of moisture and time, but I will have to see what I can do to clean them up and photograph them as a throwback type of thing.
But for now, this…
I have had this concept kicking around in the back of my skull for a while. It was after doing the Sugar Skull during INKTober that I decided to do the KISS skulls in a similar way. Lots of fun with inking, watercolor, and re-acquainting myself with watercolor pencils. FUN!!
And now, the most frightening monster I’ve drawn to date… Mickey!
INKTober Day 28: Mickey
Mickey adopted us a couple years ago, but he belonged to our next door neighbors. He didn’t seem to understand and spent a lot of time with us. A few months ago the neighbors told me they were moving and asked us if we wanted to keep him. So we are behind the curve as far as Mickey is concerned.
I don’t think this monster needs any introduction. This is drawn a promotional still of Boris Karloff as the Creature in the 1935 movie “Bride of Frankenstein.”
INKTober Day 27: Monster
The background was unintentional… the pen left a big blob of ink at the back of his head. I tried to use a coffee filter that I use for wiping the pen to blot up excess ink and it smeared. So I improvised, dipping a folded bit of coffee filter in the ink then ‘smearing’ it outward. I’m actually happy with how it turned out.
And the inking… I think I had a breakthrough tonight.