Saturday, August 1, 2009

Art by the Voodoo Queen

My bride of nearly four years, Jane the Voodoo Queen, decamped to sunny Florida a coupla weeks ago on family business, and I am lonely.

And overwhelmed by housework! When you're just a head, it's rough as a cob, as my grandmother used to say. (She grew up in an era where people in the country had outhouses.) Have you ever tried sweeping a floor with a broom handle in your TEETH?)

Anyway, Jane is an artist, but hadn't done portraits in ages. But has taken up her long-unused pencils and sketch pad this past year and a half, and I thought I'd share the results with you here. All were of actors with notable horror credits. Click on the picture to see it in a larger size.

Irving Pichel and Gloria Holden from DRACULA'S DAUGHTER:

Sir Christopher Lee:

Peter Lorre from MAD LOVE:

Christopher Walken:

I like the expressiveness of the eyes in her drawings.

And I like the expressiveness in her eyes--and I want her to get done soon and come home!


John Rozum said...

Jane is a very talented. I've seen a couple of these before. Her Christopher Lee puts me in mind of some of the black and white sketches done by Basil Gogos.

Max the drunken severed head said...

Thanks, John!

Ooooh, a comparison to the Great Gogos! Wow, what a compliment!

jmcozzoli said...

Wow, I didn't know Jane drew. Awesome.

Nick Sayers said...

Thats some good stuff. Really captures something many artists don't. Can tell she loves to do it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice work Jane! I'd imagine that the Holden piece is one of your favorites. I hope you keep at it. I can't draw and the only things Max draws are flies.

Rob Tullo


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