Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Frankenstein's Monster

A-Z Challenge day 6! Read all about it.

*Edit* Thanks to the point brought up in the comments below by Charles the Reader, I've changed the title and references from 'Frankenstein' to 'Frankenstein's Monster.' In the interest of accuracy of course.

Why did I choose Frankenstein's monster? I have no idea. I wanted to do a big, detailed look at the Korloff face and do it, all in color and stuff, then I remembered I had a whole month of sketches to do and whipped up this Archie comics version instead.

My Frankenstein's monster looks more energetic I think. More cheery.

31 comments:

Huntress said...

Looks like he needs a top hat and cane. Oh wait...that's been done hasn't it :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks like he's ready to step out on the town!

Gail said...

That works...Good job.

mooderino said...

Very jaunty.

Horst Peters said...

Who is he trying to grab?

Jenni Steel said...

I think he looks more like lurch from the "Adams Family", he still looks pretty nifty, all the same!

Charles the Reader said...

Does anyone else think it is interesting how, while Frankenstein was actually the scientist, now his monster is referred to as Frankenstein?

Brinda said...

Charles the Reader's comment has boggled my mind. Wait a minute....that IS weird.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Frankenstein's monster is one of my favorite literary characters. Great pick.

Tonja said...

I think he wants a hug. Love the sketch!

M.J. Fifield said...

You're right. He does look energetic and cheery. =)

Briane P said...

Is he skipping?

RE: the "Frankenstein's Monster" vs. "Frankenstein noncontroversy:

I settled it, here:

http://www.troublewithroy.com/2009/02/best-undead-creature.html

In short:

"If there were a list of people I find annoying, in order it would be:

1. Diablo Cody.
2. People who claim (truthfully or not) they don't watch TV.
3. People who remind you that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster.
4. Tina Fey/The guy whose house I'm stalking who now pulls down his blinds so that when I drive by I can't see inside the house (Tie.)"


You're a great artist, Rusty. I wish I could draw.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

He could be fun at a party - he still has the somber eyes brows, though.

Matthew MacNish said...

Charles is right, of course, but it does sound clunkier.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Frankenstein is a great subject.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

i could just see him breaking out into the thriller dance! that would be SO FREAKIN'AWESOME!
i wanted to draw frankenstein's creation as well- but i forgot... and ran out of time.
have you ever read the book?
i couldn't make it through the whole thing--- ssssoooo preachy!
i'm like, yeah shelley, i get the point! onward with the tale.
but i think the true MONSTER was the scientist, and so he deserves to lose the name which holds his humanity to his creation who was more human than he.
i really love this sketch.
but i'm getting super jealous of your abilities! :)

Victoria Teoh said...

Wow, you can draw! Keep it up:)

Stopping by via the A-Z Challenge,

Victoria from Always a Booklover

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

Your sketches are excellent! And I love the name of your blog :-)

Jay Noel said...

Whenever I think of Frankenstein's monster, I think of the Scooby Doo one. You know, with the shaggy 70s hair.

You did a great job, though. Wow.

mmshaunakelley said...

This is an excellent sketch! Thanks for sharing.

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Cindy said...

I agree..he does look a bit cheery.

Christine Rains said...

He does look like he has a spring in his step!

The Golden Eagle said...

It does look like he's full of energy!

Melissa Bradley said...

Don't know about Archie, but I definitely think he'd cross paths with Scooby and the gang. I love him!

M Pax said...

He's a styling looking Frankenstein. Nice. Veronica would probably be all over him.

Andrew Leon said...

I was doing some Frankenstein research recently, and I did note that "Frankenstein" is now an accepted term for the monster, too. Critically speaking, that is. The monster being called Frankenstein was something that happened fairly early on, so it's been an accepted moniker for nearly 100 years, at this point.

Sarah Pearson said...

I think he's enjoying this new-fangled thing he's learned called walking.

Ciara said...

Love the personality!!!

Susanne Drazic said...

Nice sketch of Frankenstein's monster. I like it.

Sean McLachlan said...

My son is old enough for some of the classic monster and B-movies. He loved King Kong! Frankenstein is on the shortlist.