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GIRLS OF THE GROTTO by Hartman by sideshowmonkey GIRLS OF THE GROTTO by Hartman by sideshowmonkey
I started a poll on which Universal Monster should be drawn and the Creature from the Black Lagoon has been winning so far. I decided to go ahead and draw him anyhow and I'll take his name off the poll, but keep the votes coming.

This piece didn't turn out quite as cool as I hoped. The lighting in the cave was a little tricky to not get too contrasty or too muddy. The girl in white behind him is Julia Adams from the first movie.
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DraculasNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Gotta love the Gillman.

I think the lighting in the cave is awesome. The contrast, the mud, it captures the eerie, smudgy camerawork used in the underwater sequences of the film, and makes him look really, really cool.
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much :D
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psdguy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Love the feel of this, with the high contrast and monochromatic tones, very nice!
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orbisaur1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
sweet!
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CrimsonParkDog Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Nice piece of work there.
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E-FAUN Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
Awsome
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fairycthulu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I personally really like how it turned out..the lighting is interesting and good take on the creature :skullbones:
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a bunch! It was just an experiment but gave me some ideas how to do the technique better next time. :D
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:iconfairycthulu:
fairycthulu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Indeed, my pleasure, learning by doing is always good...and besides i'm partial in general towards the Creature lol as wlel
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MonsterInk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Artist
Nifty Creature! Me likey... ;)
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abysss24 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
very cool style and colours!
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sandcastler Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Love the gill-man! I hope the rumors are true that there's a remake in the works! The girls would look pretty wild if the gill-man had some sort of power to transform them into gill-girls with webbed hands and feet, too!
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Yea, that rumor has been floating around for a long time. At one point John Carpenter was set to Direct and then Stephen Somers who did the Mummy and VanHelsing. The last rumor I heard had the guy who did the Batman:Dead End short film attached to it.
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fox01313 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006   Digital Artist
Really like how this one turned out & the reflected lighting on the ceiling is a nice detail to the piece. Always wondered with the Creature (and other leading lady abducting movie monsters) just what it was going to do with the girl once it got back home.
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stalk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favorite monsters!

Yah, I know he's just a fishman, but who cares.

This is great.
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IanNichols Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome pic! Gotta love the Creature from the black lagoon! Cool compostion and cool stylized elements with the figures!
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nitah Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
that's what monsters should look like. (i tried to draw the chinese antichrist, but it turned out as a lovely toy compared to your monster...)

the reflections of the water on the wall is very well done. i'm really looking forward to seeing more of your art.
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Kazuv Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
Aw, fish-salamander-monster-guys get all the chicks.
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Oel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
this is awesome man, I admire all of your work you are an amazing artist.
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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GidgieGrave Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
WOW!!! this looks amazing too. and yet again an ambience about it :) i love it!. i honestly dont know why you dont have 879504896023946987 comments on your page. these all look so profesional and so eye catching. one could not just like these. hehehe i really like his little droolie too. another fantastic work of art :)
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks again!
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jheermann Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Fantastic (I guess the Forrest J. Ackerman-style pun would be "fintastic"). I've always had a soft spot for Creech...and this is a great treatment of him.
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:iconridvan:
ridvan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Professional General Artist
:wow: superb!
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Enerhaugen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
I really liked your works here.. Its really clear to see that you know what its all about...
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I like it, especially the lighting. Something about your creature's face reminds me of one of those fish at the bottom of the ocean with it's own light that hangs out in front of it's face, you know for attracting other fish to eat.
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APBarr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wow, dave hartman drawing Blackie Lagoon.... can it get any better?
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Real nice work bud, you've made him skinny and scary, great stuff:D
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Furgur Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
hey man! This is really cool! I have allways wanted to see that movie!
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JollyRotten Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional General Artist
I like the new skinny touch you gave the monster.
About the light: I think it's just right so, you even thought of the water reflections on the cave's ceiling. That's really precise working. :D
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LillyMunster Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005   Traditional Artist
The creature from the Black Lagoon is one of my fav old horror/monster classics...
The pic looks great.
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versteht-ihr-mich Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
ewwww an ugly sea creature great work :D it has a cool head like the eyes and drool, detailed :D
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ADarkerBreed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
I really like it, just one problem is he doesn't seem as bulky as he should
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yea, I thought about that when I was drawing him. I started out that way but it felt more natural for me to make him skinny, kind of fish-salamander-like and less guy-in-a-suit-like. I kind of liked both versions but I opted to color this one, maybe I'll post the sketch for the other.
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ADarkerBreed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
That'd be cool, can't wait to see and the sketchyness and skinnyness makes him seem darker. And you never answered is your icon inspired by the KONG studios monkey logo (Gorillaz was one of their few projects)
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Filmographer
No, I just now realized they were similar.
I drew this zombie monkey head with a fez because it matched the identity for all my art "sideshow Monkey". It is actually supposed to be a zombie version of the 'real" sideshow monkies that danced around to an organ grinder for a peanut as payment while the organ grinder sits back and does nothing collecting all the money. Kind of fitting for the story of my art career.
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ADarkerBreed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
I do agree Fezs are awesome
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Kind of like these poor souls!

Poor, poor Monkey [link]

Workin' for the man [link]

what a cute hat [link]
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Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
that's gorgeous work
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deaddoll00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awright :D The creature is one of my personal favourites too and I'm a fan of the first movie. Love your variation of him, really menacing looking fellow, ain't he? oO
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thanks deaddoll
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Niey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
OOOOOOOOO!! I lurve it so much !! :+fav: :D
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MagicV Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Extremely well done, you did a great job!
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axentric Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
YAY! :dance:
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alienhead Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005   Writer
I dig your style. Definitely a :+fav:. Great work. :)
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zombiespoon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
Brilliant!!!!
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ArmouredRaven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
The colors are perfect, I like how you did the mist. Hehe, and those flippers are a nice touch. :D
Awesomely done.

Hmmm ..Is that a tu-tu I see back there? :flirty: ;P
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha, I wondered if you'd see that. :siamese:
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ArmouredRaven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
:boogie: :glomp:
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DawidFrederik Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2005
This is what I'm talkin about!!!
Awesome man, simply marvelous!!!
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