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.
It looks like a Laura King Kong. Definitely a primate, but with your clear style.
I think it looks like one of those horribly creepy mechanical monkeys that bangs the cymbals.
I like him. He is gleefully grabbing my attention with that expression and I hope Fay Wray is ok, I think he is really squeezing her too tightly!
You really are too kind but I do always appreciate your encouragement.
I like him!! Good use of directional strokes to give an impression of fur!!!
Thanks, Sue. Yes, the mark making for the fur is probably the successful element in this drawing if pressed to name one. 😀
Getting eyes to sparkle, noses to look wet and fur to look right is the challenge…