Monsters in gothic horror settings have always fascinated me and this takes its influence from old Hammer horror films. The ‘Frankenstien’ like creature is about to attack its creator, who is busy doing and experiment. Although the creature is made up of body parts, it is obviously too large, being almost twice the height of the mad professor. But the scale is for dramatic effect, as is the low, wide angle of the composition. Most of the lighting comes from the open doorway, which helps to include long, dramatic shadows through the painting.
This illustration is painted in photoshop to a size of 8″ × 10″. Created in 2010.