Process: Creature from the Black Lagoon

As a kid, I lived for “The Creature Double Feature”, a 4 hour block of horror movie programming on Channel 56 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was this program that introduced me to a myriad of horror characters, including the Mummy, Frankenstein, the Wolfman and, of course, the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Having never really drawn this character before, I was eager to sink my teeth into it. I wanted to something different with the composition. Instead of the Creature carrying off a helpless damsel in distress, I chose a different route altogether.

Pencils for the creature and his gal, riding piggyback:


Background characters and elements:


A monochromatic version:


Finally, full blown colors:

Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Black Lagoon