Friday nights as a youngster for me was all about classic horror. The BBC, for a short but memorable period used to show a brilliant selection of Hammer Horror and Roger Corman movies every Friday night at 10pm and I absolutely lapped it up. Many evenings were spent in company of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and the devilishly suave figure of Vincent Price. During the 1960′s he appeared in a series of Roger Corman adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories including The Raven, The Masque of the Red Death, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tomb of Ligeia. If you havent seen them they are well worth checking out and remain my favourite of the Vincent Price movies. Below is a portrait of Vincent Price that I illustrated in 2009 and was used as part of the VinCentennial – Celebrating 100 Years of Vincent Price.
A print of the finished illustration is available via my Society 6 Shop.
Using the buttons below you can either press Play and watch the image come alive before your very eyes or cycle through them at your leisure. Below the images are notes on each stage. All comments and questions welcome!