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Frankenstein's Monster by Deimos-Remus Frankenstein's Monster by Deimos-Remus
Frankenstein's Monster:

As iconic as Karloff's interpretation was, I wanted to give the monster a less streamlined appearance, more akin to Bernie Wrightson and Barry Moser's amazing drawings of him.

The problem the monster has always had is that he never looked like he was actually pieced together from different corpses, so I decided to make that a bit more apparent, using different skin tones, bodytypes and states of decay for the differing parts.

I also wanted to make the creature look German in a way, as that's where Shelley's story takes place. So I did look at paintings and portraits of German men to do this.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
 Splendidly creepy - this rendition definitely comes very close to his creator's description of him as being rather handsome in outline but with something … WRONG about him, a subtly unnatural quality that prevented any who met him from considering The Creature HUMAN rather than monstrous (I imagine that this is him newly-risen into his strange half-life and that the scars would heal, leaving only subtle indications of his patchwork construction).
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! Exact look I was going for, also wanted to make him look german if at all possible. I actually have not read the book yet, but I plan to once the summer hits.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
 I hope that you enjoy reading the novel as much as directors seem to enjoy adapting it!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm still waiting for a good, creepy and moody adaptation. the 1931 version is still good, but while iconic, the design is a bit too rigid. Didn't really like the Kenneth Branagh version either. :/
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
 I suppose part of the problem is that we're just too familiar with the tale and the monster, making it very tricky for either to actually SCARE us!

 I've heard good things said about the Danny Boyle stage show, which I believe has been recorded for posterity - and if any modern actor can summon up something of the old Hammer Horror, I suspect that Mr Benedict Cumberbatch is he!

 On an only slightly-related note I'd be interested in seeing if Mr Charles Dance is as good a Dracula as I suspect he would be - admittedly some might claim he's too old for the role, but I honestly see The Count as a wicked old man trying to regain his youth by depriving others of theirs, so I stick with that choice (although I would also love to see Mr Mark Strong play The Lord of the Vampires!).  
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Charles Dance is awesome, he has such a great, unnervingly cold face. That'd be cool to see. Daniel Day lewis is another possibility, that man sure can act. 

For Frankenstein's monster though, I think I'd just like to have an unknown actor play it.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
 That seems fair enough; Frankenstein's Creation being something of a Tabula Rasa, it makes a good deal of sense to cast an unknown quantity in the role (as I believe Mr James Whale did when he picked out Mr William Pratt to become THE Boris Karloff).
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Uncle Fester lost weight 
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha, he does resemble him a little, now that I think about it!
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