Sunday, 22 December 2013

From The Back Of The Cabinet - The Thing From Another World

"The Thing" is one of those rare things... Actually, no - the ONLY thing i can think of where i love an original version and the remake in equal measures, and for the same reasons too, even though they're 30 years apart and differ enormously in techniques and production.
Never owned any creature designs from the John Carpenter version aside from the McFarlene action figures, but i do have James Arness from the original.
Painting a character that's from a black & white film is always a challenge, but this fella was easy as i just took my cues for skin and eye colours from the novella. And i went with green blood, what with him being a vegetable and all.

1 comment:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

An intellectual carrot. The mind boggles.