Esquire Theme by Matthew Buchanan
Social icons by Tim van Damme

13

Oct

Bela Lugosi color

I went in and added color to my Lugosi painting. I took my visual cues here from the work of the great illustrator Basil Gogos, who gained fame in the 60’s and 70’s for painting many amazing covers for Forry Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland. One of the things I loved most about those covers were the artist’s remarkable color palettes he used. They were all ultra bright and shouldn’t have made any sense, but somehow they did.


12

Oct

Bela Lugosi Black and White

Every year around Halloween I try to do at least one monster painting. This year is the great Bela Lugosi. I think I’m going to try colorizing this and seeing how it goes.