It’s that time of year for me to create a new series of Monster Prints for Fan Expo. This year I wanted to go for something different then classic monsters, so I opted for classic fairy tales.
The criteria for these illustrations were that they would be closer to the originals in it’s dark themes and not adhere to the more child oriented stories created in the last century. In choosing the specific fairy tales, I thought of how each one could be different from each other, while maintaining what I consider to be the look of my monster prints. I always thing about the characters being archetypal, while adding a personal flare to each one to make it unique from the original. This helps me tell the story in my style. Color schemes also plays an important role. And of course the story itself has to be interesting to me. All of these elements dicate the fairy tale to use so that while all three are separate from each other in look as well as in theme, as a whole they have a nice unified look to adorn your wall.
I’ll post each one separately in the coming weeks. to give each one room to stand on its own and then I plan on putting them all together so you can see how they would look as a unit. This will all lead up to you being able to purchase them at Fan Expo, and then eventually on my website.
So as not to leave you in the lurch, I’ve posted last years three prints from Series 5. Next week will be Jack and the Beanstalk.