Working faster than anything I have ever done before, sort of liberating!
Hopefully another couple of weeks and this thing will be done. Here are two illustrations from Frankenstein.
The first, is the scene after the creature has been created, Victor Frankenstein wanders almost naked through the cold rainy night, aghast at what he has wrought. Lost and scared, he is welcomed by an old friend who appears out of a carriage. One of the great themes in that book is the emptiness that comes after the long creation process. It is one of the reasons I choose that moment to illustrate. That feeling is something that artists, and writers feel first hand. More rain will be added later, right now time to move onward.
The other illustration is after the creature has told his version of events to his creator, Victor Frankenstein. I loved the description in the book where Victor talks about how fast the creature moves over the ice pack. We are so used to the slow moving monster, that we forget that Frankenstein is the first superhuman ever created. He is faster, stronger, smarter than any being on Earth.
Back to work.
My best to you all.