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Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein by Christopher King
My own take on the original scream queen, Elsa Lanchester as The Bride of Frankenstein. When it comes to memorable characters in horror films, few are as heavily referenced and as recognisable as The Bride of Frankenstein. Like the original Frankenstein's monster, Elsa Lanchester's tortured profile in James Wale's classic Universal horror combines hollywood starlet looks, lightning streaked hair and macabre medical bandages to create one of the strongest images in cinema; and an example of perfection in character (or should that be creature?) design. I offer you my take on this goddess of horror in the form of a black and white portrait illustration. Created digitally in Adobe Photoshop, it shows a loose style that focuses the detail on her face, with thick, highly textured brush...

Zombie Wakeboarder Escapes Piranha Attack!

Zombie Wakeboarder

If the living dead riding a skateboard wasn’t enough, how about wakeboarding? Continuing my series of illustrations for the upcoming extreme sports brand Live Over Board, i’d like to introduce you to the Wakeboarder of the living dead! For those who missed my previous post, this is the second in a series for the Florida based company currently developing a range a Zombie themed T-shirts that will hit the beaches very soon. I was thinking that I should name this guy for the next one, instead of just calling him Zombie. Any ideas? Below are a few shots of the original brush, pen and ink work. For more information on my process click here to read my post on the Skateboarder illustration where I talk about it in more detail. All…

Zombie Skateboarder T-Shirt Design

Zombie Skateboarder

Ever wondered what a zombie on a skateboard might look like? Coming soon to a T-Shirt near you is my brand new illustration for Live Over Board, an up-and-coming extreme sports company based in Jacksonville, Florida! I was commissioned to produce this illustration as part of their new range of T-Shirts covering all aspects of extreme sports starting with the good old Skateboard. Followers of my work might see similarities to my old ‘Skate or Die’ image (see slide show below), and they’d be right. The folks at Live Over Board approached me after spotting the illustration and asked if it was available to license for use on T-Shirts. It was, but I offered to re-draw it for them as i’d never been happy with…

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