Monsters in gothic horror settings have always fascinated me and this takes its influence from old Hammer horror films. The 'Frankenstien' like creature is about to attack its creator, who is busy doing and experiment. Although the creature is made up of body parts, it is obviously too large, being almost twice the height of the mad professor. But the scale is for dramatic effect, as is the low, wide angle of the composition. Most of the lighting comes from the open doorway, which helps to include long, dramatic shadows through the painting.
This illustration is painted in photoshop to a size of 8" x 10". Created in 2010.
Welcome to the artwork and paintings of artist Martin Davey.
Martin creates visual work in a number of styles and media. On this site one can see Martin's illustration work, which is digitally painted in a traditional methods in photoshop. The subjects range from imaginative cartoon and animal subjects, whimsical scenes and horror and scifi.
To create these works a graphic drawing tablet is used throughout the painting of these images, starting from a blank, electronic canvas, to drawing the subject to finally applying colour and 'painting' the drawing, all on a computer.
But Martin does not only use computers and software for his artwork, for in addition he paints directly on to a canvas, using traditional oil or acrylic paints. The...
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