I picked Betty Page as a subject matter because of an
irrational attraction to the image of the good girl gone bad or the wholesome
bad girl. She was photogenic as hell and lends herself marvelously to illustration--she
was a walking, talking Vargas girl. Dave Stevens and Olivia de Baradinis
have made extensive use of Betty's image and now I understand why.
|Betty in Repose||Kitten with a whip||Grr-owlllll....|
|Since the main thrust of my web site is movies, I think it's only proper that I should have some movie images in here. Bogie here was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator.|
|Another movie image. Lulu, this time. If there is a silent actress who appeals more to my libido and aesthetic sensibility than Louise Brooks, I don't know who it is (Garbo is close..). Like Bogie, this was created in Adobe Illustrator.|
|Still another movie image. Ingrid Bergman is my favorite actress from the sound era and makes an excellent companion piece to Bogie. This was created in Adobe Illustrator.|
|I'm not exactly a fan of Audrey Hepburn, though I like her in a number of movies. She was fun to draw, though. This was created in Adobe Illustrator and was an excuse to play around with some of the features I don't normally use. I like how it came out.|
Ah, Bela...Finally some horror imagery here, inspired in part by the great horror illustrator Basil Gogos, who did so many covers for Famous Monsters of Filmland. Mind you, this doesn't look much like a Gogos, but I imagine that the working methods are the same. The reference for this is a studio still Bela Lugosi from The Mark of the Vampire (I think--it might be The Return of the Vampire, but it's definitely not from Dracula). Now I need to do a Karloff as a companion piece.
This was created in Adobe Illustrator.
This piece was done for the late lamented Big Lizard Video, a business experiment and fiasco I was involved with a few years ago. This was to be one of those slides that movie theaters show between features. I quite like the piece. It's nothing but fun. It's pen and ink and watercolor on Bristol Board and was...um...inspired by the great comic book artist, Berni Wrightson. I apologize in advance for the width of the image.