Satan has his companions, fellow-devils, to admire and encourage him; but I am solitary and detested.
You can’t control everything when it comes to making art and sometimes, embracing unforseen events can lead to fortuitous solutions.
A friend of mine is an extreme Halloween and monster fan and set up a art challenge for us to fit in a piece of monster art in the month of October before the holiday. When I had a free moment in between work, I would throw some paint, charcoal, water, ink and acrylic on this 18x24in paper I had set up on my desk. Over a few days it started to take shape and it was time to digitally finalize the image. However, I was stuck trying to scan this oversized drawing on a small office scanner. One of the worst chores is digitizing artwork when it requires piecing together scans.
I had about 6 or 7 small scans and of course things would just not line up. I realized then, this was a stroke of luck. A monster pieced together from multiple bodies by a mad scientist is the perfect time to present a drawing in a similar fashion. Why hide it’s piece-meal nature? I embraced the circumstances and let the captures fit together like a poorly arranged puzzle just as Frankenstein was. It also presented a great opportunity to add the graphic lightening bolt through the middle that represents the lightening that gave The Monster life.