Inktober 2016 – #40 King Kong

I cannot believe how long I am stretching this whole Inktober business out for but I am still determined to fill the remaining pages of the sketchbook and to do so before the end of the year.  My latest drawing is hilariously awful.  ‘King Kong’ was one of those monster movies that made a huge impact on me as a child because – as with ‘Frankenstein’ – I felt sorry for the monster character.  I also loved the stop-motion of the giant gorilla in the same way that I loved all those Greek mythology movies.  So the other night I thought I would sit down while watching something on TV and draw King Kong.  The result was wretched.  I really struggle to draw primates for some unknown reason.  Despite my best efforts, I am very hit or miss.  Last year, I painted Queen Kong into my altered book of monsters and I think I did a pretty good job with the ape face.  I absolutely should have pulled that book out to use as a reference when drawing King Kong because the face is dreadful.  It looks nothing like a gorilla.  And, of course, I was drawing in ink so had no means to erase or otherwise obliterate all that had gone wrong.  It does at least qualify as being monstrous so there is that.

40 Inktober 2016 - King Kong

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