Edgar, the swamp creature (as his parents had nicknamed him), was a lonely creature. He was born to normal people, but right from the start, it was clear he was not normal. His body began transforming into something hideous, not like any human his family had seen before. His family came from wealth and prestige, and if anyone found out they had created a monster, it would be the end of them. Therefore, they hid him away in their basement.
Edgar made the best of a terrible situation and soon became obsessed with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. He turned his basement into a shrine to Frankenstein. His only real friends are his imaginary friend, Mary Shelley, the skeleton he keeps in his closet, and the reanimated cat that he pieced together with the good parts from dead cats. His goal in life is to one day reanimate a person and have it be his companion.
This light box was created during Drawlloween 2018.
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Sound was added to video for further thunderstorm effect.
One of my favorite parts of making any light box is always the background. Backgrounds bring everything together and make the finished pieces look more cohesive. Although they can be time consuming and a bit more complicated at times (because of the placement of the lights), they are worth it.
For day two of the April Art Challenge, we had to work on a skeleton. I decided I wanted my skeleton to be a silly looking skeleton that thinks he is a smooth talker. I looked up at references of skeletons. Even though I’ve drawn my share of skeletons, I forget the exact formation of the body, so references are always a good idea in my opinion.