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Karloff as The Monster small by ChristopherStevens Karloff as The Monster small by ChristopherStevens
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.
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ShaunYeo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love It.
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rostridge Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one! Great textures. It has a fantastic classic movie-poster feel to it.
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Jesus! Incredible!
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BaneNascent Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome! How big is it?
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
12 by 16. Thanks!
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Phigbilly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous colours
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jvad Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Really great Karloff!
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sunny615 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
holy crap Chris...! That is just 10% awesome!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
10%..thats not very awesome, but thanks anyway. Hehe.
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sunny615 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
missed a zero there - 100% awesome... but you knew that... :P
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