September 30, 2008

The Art of Frankenstein : Alex Velazquez

Frankenstein Meets Norman Rockwell in this stunning digital image by Madison, Wisconsin 3D artist Alex Velazquez.

The Monster contemplates plastic surgery as a solution for a midriff bulge. It’s a pitch perfect homage to Rockwell’s distinctive style and the gentle humor of his old school Americana scenes, complete with a dead-on evocation of the classic Saturday Evening Post covers. Note the date on the issue, October 31.

This piece, entitled Dr. Frankenstein 90210, was the 2007 Grand Prize winning entry in the “Scared Silly” Halloween illustration contest sponsored by Zbrush Central and Wacom.

Velazquez generously shares a detailed, step-by-step Making Of.

See more of Alex Velazquez' amazing art on his website and blog.

The 2007 “Scared Silly” contest entries and winners, on Zbrush Central.


Max the drunken severed head said...

God, this picture made me laugh.

My family had a subscription to The Saturday Evening Post, and I just wish I'd seen a cover like THIS one then!

What a talented artist.

Thanks for sharing this, Pierre!

Pierre Fournier said...

Oh yeah, if you've actually held an issue of the Saturday Evening Post, it makes this great image even better.

Rozum said...

That's such a perfect cover. It really captures the look of the Saturday Evening Post, and Norman Rockwell, while being something completely its own when you really look at it. Great job!

Stephen said...

Wow, that is so beautiful. I only wish it were a real magazine so I could buy a copy!