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Vincent Price Portrait

Vincent Price

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.

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  • I saw this picture on another site. I like it so I followed the link into your site (very impressive! ). It’s interesting to see the different stages involved in creating the picture of Price, I’m curious though, how long does it take you to produce a picture like this?

    I used to watch watch all of those films on a Friday night as well. BBC2, if I remember correctly. They gave me nightmares at the time, but I loved them anyway.

    • Hey Steve.
      I’d did this one quiet some time ago, but I think it was around 6hrs in total, spread over a few days. I always like to have a break between stages so I can come back to it with fresh eyes.
      Thanks for the comment and for subscribing.

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