"Frankie Frankenstein" by David Barneda, Sherman Oaks, USA http://www.barneda.com/
David is a renowned children's book illustrator and has been kind enough to send me 100 copies of his portrait which have been professionally printed as trading cards. I am going to make these available to anybody that sends in a portrait.If you have submitted a portrait already and would like to receive a card please sent me a stamped addressed envelope and I will post one back. If you are submitting a portrait and would like one, please enclose a SASE with your entry. Unfortunately if you live outside Europe and would like one I must ask you to sent the addressed envelope with a dollar bill to cover postage costs.
Here's an art doll I made for a swap over at ATCSforall.com. I thought I'd share him seeing as he's a cross-dressing bird/angel/Frank monster in silver hot pants. He's made from photos and anatomical drawings that I remixed in Photoshop and then cut out and hand coloured with pencils.
I got an envelope full of portraits today which I'm going to drip feed you, two a day for the next five days. They come from Craig Stephens, an artist and art teacher at Chana High School in Auburn, California. The first portrait is by Craig, the other nine are by students that he told about "A Patchwork Of Flesh". Some of the cards did not have much or any information on the back so there are not names for all of the artists, also I have made informed guesses about the media used. If any of the students involved drop by, feel free to leave your details in the comments and I will update. This is exactly the sort of thing I was hoping to receive when I set the project up, so a big thanks to Craig and his students, a very talented bunch with some very original takes on the monster . Don't miss the rest of these portraits over the coming days.
Craig Stephens (acrylics and ink on board) http://craigstephensart.com/ http://creepydrawings.blogspot.com/
My original blog Pinhead45, which is for my other art and some music too, has been neglected recently mainly due to spending more time on A Patchwork Of Flesh. I've just started making art dolls for a swap at atscforall.com and thought you might fancy a look at the Transsexual Transformer I've just created and uploaded at http://pinhead45.blogspot.com/
Here is the magazine collage I made before I created the final version in Photoshop. Can you recognize the 4 female celebrities I dissected to assemble the Nu Bride? Much harder this time, as before leave your guesses in comments once someone has worked it out, I'll post the correct answer there.
Come on you gawpers and lurkers, get busy with your pens and pencils, gluesticks and scissors, spray cans and stencils. It would be great to keep up the early momentum and be able to post a new monster for you every day but things have slowed down over the last week. If you've visited and felt tempted to create something but haven't put pen to paper yet, have a go. I can only update regularly if you keep 'em coming.
"Who Am I?" by Coop (Magazine photos, cotton thread, staples, ink and pen on balsa wood) Can you spot the two famous men that I have patched together to make this dashing monster. Answers in the comments please. I'll let you know once the correct pairing has been named.
I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.
I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.
I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.
If you are reading this and would like to get involved, please send a portrait to:
A Patchwork Of Flesh 45 Silversea Drive Westcliff on Sea Essex SS0 9XD United Kingdom
Each card I receive will be uploaded here to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.