The Creatures Lament is an original charcoal pencil drawing of the Frankenstein family tomb, which comes complete with a copy of the story by Sean Walter from our gothic horror anthology. The mausoleum I used for this illustration was in one of the 'magnificent seven' great cemeteries of London. I photographed what is still one of my favourite monuments of all time but hadn't done anything with it until Sean put forward his idea for a continuation of the Frankenstein story. It was a natural fit - I kept the forbidding lines and dark tones of the original tomb but adjusted the proportions to bring it in line with the story location and, of course, changed the name.
Worked in charcoal and Wolff's carbon pencils on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper. It's framed ready to ship in a smart black frame made using recycled materials and with acrylic safety glazing. Drawn area size 12" wide by 18" high, frame size 16" x 22".
Signed editions of Tales in Sombre Tones are available.
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