Creation by fantasist


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Added: Dec 02, 2006
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‘How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?’
Mary Shelley - ‘Frankenstein’

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fantasist's picture

Hi Uwe, thanks for looking in. This was done with Photoshop, and I am glad you think I achieved the painterly look, and the sadness in the eyes, because those were things I was really aiming for.

j-art's picture

Great to see the Monster not as a amok running freak, the sadness in his eyes speaks worlds.
I love the painterly feeling of the piece, hard to achieve with digital media but you master it really very well. Do you use Photoshop or Painter for your digital work? Just curious Wink

fantasist's picture

Thanks, Bill. I seem to be going off in the horror direction at the moment.

fantasist's picture

Thanks, James. I'm delighted that people are picking up on the pathos of the creature, which is what I was aiming to communicate.

bcorbett67's picture

Wow Malcolm! Here's something I didn't expect to see from you! Great to see a different direction to your talent Smile

somerset's picture

I knew it was him!!! great interpretation of the famous creature, Malcolm, your work captures the pathos of the tale perfectly....such haunted eyes! nice touch adding the Shelley quote Smile

fantasist's picture

Thanks, Pierre. I don't know the work of Arthur Machen, but having looked him up, I think I must rectify that.

fantasist's picture

Thanks, Matthew. I am really pleased that the sadness of the creature comes across, as that is what I was aiming for, but I still have a lot to learn with digital painting.

carles's picture

A-ha ! And here comes Mary Shelley at least ! Now what about Arthur Machen ? Wink Great work again.

mattbradbury's picture

Hi Malcolm, I like this one a lot. You're really taking to painting digitally. Aside from mastering the technical side of painting, digital or traditional the hardest thing in my opinion is creating feeling and emotion in your work. I think you have achieved it in this really well, he is grotesque but I have a strong feeling of compassion and empathy for him. In his eyes I can see he has a soul! Nice work Malcolm!

Art at its best.