It's written in law somewhere that every painter must attempt a Karloff as the Monster portrait. I dont make the rules. I actually wanted to try this for years, but never got around to it. Now that I'm working in oils, it felt like the right time. It's probably too early for me as a painter really, but I had so much fun with it that I dont care if it is or not. I can always try again some day. I used the slightly less referenced Karloff photo from Bride. Did my best to channel my inner Gogos and had a blast. I've never used a black and white photo to create something in color. It really forces you to wing it and you probably come up with stuff you never would have of the reference was in color.
Oils on masonite.