Frankenstein (1931)

Dr Frankenstein confronts his creation.
Dr Frankenstein confronts his creation – Lee Sargent 2018

I’ve always been a huge fan of the original Universal Monsters for as long as I can remember.  I just love everything about them, from their impressive production designs, awesome music and committed performances.  There’s so much to dissect (if you’ll excuse the phrase) in the films which make them timeless.

I love the feeling of dread that envelopes Dr Frankenstein after he achieves what he set out to do and realises that he’s made a huge mistake in doing so.  It’s palpable throughout the second half of the film as well as the tragedy of the creation itself.  It didn’t ask to be created, it doesn’t understand that it shouldn’t try to stop the annoying creatures from tormenting it or that the pretty little girl wouldn’t float like the pretty little flowers.

It’s why it makes me sad when they have to put down dangerous dogs simply because they either have bad owners or people don’t have any common sense and the animal is responding in the only way it can.

Whoa deep for a Monday morning.

Next up Dracula.

The original illustration is available to purchase.

R2-D2 – quick sketch

R2-D2 scribble by Lee Sargent

R2-D2 scribble by Lee Sargent

I drew our favourite astromech for a “how to” tutorial over on Patreon.  If you not a supporter over there yet come on over, it’s only $1 a month and you get access to my daily journal and exclusive previews of tutorials like this one before the rest of the world.

I’m aiming at 100 patrons after which I’ll be getting a tattoo of the Enterprise on my arm!

You can also buy this original illustration, right here on the website!

 

Drax – sketch card

Drax - sketch card by Lee Sargent 2018

Drax - sketch card by Lee Sargent 2018

The hardest thing here was deciding on a skin tone I was happy with, I compromised and went halfway between film and comic book version.  Drax is a funny one, I didn’t think I’d like the character (and visually he’s so different from the Drax the Destroyer I grew up with) but he really grows on you.

I just thought this was a fun pose for him 🙂

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Rocket – sketch card

Rocket sketch card by Lee Sargent 2018

Rocket sketch card by Lee Sargent 2018

I appreciate the effort that has gone in to making Rocket a fleshed out character and not just window dressing in the films.  I admittedly struggled with his face here because of my no nose approach and the nose does kind of make him but I think you can still tell who he is.

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Groot Sketch Card

Groot sketchcard by Lee Sargent 2018

Groot sketchcard by Lee Sargent 2018

So I’m finally cramming a little extra time in to draw the new series of Marvel sketch cards that I’m working on.  I’ve got the full list of characters already planned out and I’ve managed to even ink three of them, just colouring.  As with all the Marvel characters, the version I pick is based purely on my mood that day and today was Baby Groot!

Hopefully I’ll get on a roll with these guys!

Marvel Sketchcards

Marvel Sketch Cards by Lee Sargent

I really enjoy drawing the Marvel characters because in their traditional form (I just mean the costumes I’m most familiar with) they’re so colourful and fun and when you put them together like this I think they just look cool.

I did these last year and since then some of them have gone their seperate ways (I might have a few of them still).

I should do another series of these – what characters do I need to add???

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Masters of the Universe Character Collection

This was a series I was doing and I really should try and finish it some time, I think there’s about ten characters or so to go.

I really loved the Masters of the Universe, it’s such a rich set of colourful characters which made me want to draw them in the first place.  I have a few already inked and some pencil sketches so I will get back into it but I also just wanted somewhere to collect them all in one place.

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Old Wounds – an illustration inspired by The Orville

Old Wounds - an illustration inspired by The Orville
Old Wounds - an illustration inspired by The Orville
We no longer need fear the banana

I used to do these for the Star Trek TOS episodes (there’s a lot of episodes though in one season of TOS) so I’m going to resurrect these pencil & watercolour episode posters for my rewatch of The Orville. Apparently, we’re not seeing new The Orville until December which is a long time between drinks LOL.

Thought this was a great first episode and it holds so much promise for a rich universe to discover.

The original is available on Etsy.

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