The first of the triptych images of the building of the monster's/hero's head is done. I think it is likely to be the cover for the book. It has the kind of iconic feel I was looking for. Just like in the Darth image I did, if you look closely into the reflection in the loupe over the empty eye socket you can see the outline of the good doctor himself. I felt strongly that the monster has a kind of painstaking artisan beauty to everything about him. He is only a monster in that he is brought to life but is not human. I'm also trying something new with this post. Since this art is complete, I'm adding an MOV file to the post that shows step by step the drawing and painting of the image. I'd like to know if you find this interesting so if you do, drop me a comment and I'll post more like this as I go.
Check out what the completed mechanical man's face with the tooled leather skin Here and the middle stage of building the creature, the crafting of the muscles and controls Here!