This week features the topic pick of our 3rd Place Winner of the TLDB Scavenger Hunt, Adam Laarsen! Adam's pick: Lord of the Rings Villains.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


White Prismacolor pencil on 8"x10" black Canson Mi-Teintes board by Robert Elrod.

Here it is with a little digital color.

I took inspiration from classic photos of Boris Karloff as The Monster to create this portrait of "Frankenberry". Hope you find as much enjoyment in it as I did in drawing it.

All the best!


  1. Love the lighting on this bud. Franken Berry Delicious!

  2. Yeah man, the lighting is top notch! You managed to keep the design of the 2D character and give him 3D form like a BOSS!

  3. The images works tremendously well with both BW and Color iterations. I like the feel of the color one though. Gives me such a strong, original movie feeling to it.