Spookshow Pin-ups by Ant Lucia

A series of twelve illustrations based on classic movie monsters and their pin-up counterparts by Ant Lucia. King Kong, Dracula, The Mummy and Wolfman never had it so good.

“Spookshow Pinups was my debut line I developed when I first started this particular style. I started doing pinup illustrations but wanted to do a collection that had a common theme as my first series.  I’ve always been a fan of classic movie monsters and noticed that a majority of the vintage posters featured a damsel in distress. The dames always look terrified by the monsters, in mine I wanted to present them as if it where more of a romantic comedy.”

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NOSFERATU by Ant Lucia
DEVIL by Ant Lucia
FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER by Ant Lucia
DRACULA by Ant Lucia
WOLFMAN by Ant Lucia
THE MUMMY by Ant Lucia
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Ant Lucia
INVISIBLE MAN by Ant Lucia
GIANT OCTOPUS by Ant Lucia
ROBBY THE ROBOT by Ant Lucia
ZOMBIE by Ant Lucia
KING KONG by Ant Lucia

Monsters – digital illustrations of horror classics by Ian Skelton

Digital illustrations of Universal Studios and 1980’s monsters by designer Ian Skelton. I remember watching the black & white horror classics Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Mummy as a young boy. When the late 70s and 80s hit we were introduced to a whole new breed of iconic horror movies and TV shows including Hellraiser, The Evil Dead, Critters and Tales from the Crypt. You can see more of Ian Skelton’s design and illustration work via Instagram.

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Hellraiser Pinhead, Critters, Evil Dead & Tales from the Crypt by Ian Skelton
Universal Monsters Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolf Man & Phantom by Ian Skelton
Universal Monsters Frankenstein, Bride, The Mummy & Invisible Man by Ian Skelton

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks

Recently displaying his work at Derby City Comic Con in Louisville, KY, John Marks AKA BrazenMonkey has been sculpting since the late 80s.  John graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Art in 1993.  He received his certification as a special FX make-up artist from the Joe Blasco School of Special Make-up Artistry in 1995.  John has since been involved in a diverse number of projects.

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BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Incredible Hulk
Generally, John’s sculpted works are all made the same way. He starts by building an armature for the chosen design. Oil based clay is then used to sculpt the piece into the armature. After all detailing is completed, John creates a mold or “negative” of his work using a brushed-on silicon. Support walls are created to provide extra reinforcement. Once the silicon and walls have solidified, the clay and armature are removed from the mold. The mold is then filled with a resin combination.

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - ThorBrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Batman

I’m impressed by the busts, large scale pieces and also intrigued by the production process. More images can be found via his BrazenMonkey Facebook page.

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Aughra from the Dark CrystalBrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Aughra from the Dark Crysta

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Frankenstein's MonsterBrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Wolfman

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Hammerstein ABC Warriors 2000AD BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Hammerstein ABC Warriors 2000AD

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks

BrazenMonkey costume design and sculpting by John Marks - Lou Ferrigno