This is an installment of a daily project I’m launching for the month of October. I’ll create work revolving around the theme of identity and regrowth and I’ll update my blog with behind the scenes content, process, and finished artwork. Click through to read more. Catch up on the ongoing narrative here.
Here’s a work in progress. The finished piece is still waiting to be scanned and prints are waiting to be ordered. They should be done by Monday.
The funny thing is that this one portrait of Frankenstein is what started this entire project. And this portrait was inspired by Penny Dreadful (which I discovered late in the game and then binge watched on Netflix over the span of a couple of weeks. Expect some fan pieces for that very soon.). I hated the creature when he was first introduced in the show. He was violent and selfish and his inability to deal with his rage annoyed me. But as the show went on, you saw so many different sides of him. He’s sensitive and kind and poetic, and he simply feels things deeper than those around him. Everything is new to him and so he responds like a child, though he looks like a man. I’m not too far into Mary Shelley’s novel, but so far I’m intrigued.
Today’s tarot card is the Star. It symbolizes restored faith and an uplifted outlook on life. It’s a card I rarely see in any of my own personal readings, but I picked it because I thought it was a nice juxtaposition to Frankenstein’s Creature. The Star comes directly after the Tower, which you can read about in Thursday’s post – and because of this, it’s as if a weight has been lifted from one’s shoulders and a renewed sense of self is found.