Thursday, June 16, 2011
"Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy."
Haunting the town of Derry, Maine, Pennywise the dancing clown lives in the sewers and abandoned places around town. He lures children in, murders and eats them. Pennywise is a great creature in both his television movie appearance (famously characterized by Tim Curry), and in the Stephen King novel, "IT". Though his most oft-seen form is that of a smiling clown, he is literally whatever you fear the most. This isn't explored very well in the movie, but in the Stephen King book, Pennywise changes into a number of horrifying shapes. His true form exists in another dimension, and is so vast and horrifying, you'd go insane just to see it. Lovecraft style.
I decided against modeling my illustration after the Tim Curry version, and instead tried to illustrate the version from the book. I almost went with a design that showed off the various monsters he becomes, but felt that the clown was the iconic image to go with. I hope you enjoy it!
Click here for the trailer!
For next week's "Feature Creature", i thought i'd ask you guys! I'll list three possible movies to turn into an entry, and you guys add a comment with which one you'd prefer. I'll count the votes and that'll be the next entry! As this blog is very new and i don't have very many followers, i have a back-up entry planned if people don't vote.
1. "From Beyond" - Dr.Pretorius
2. "Day of the Dead" - Bub
3. "Return of the Living Dead" - Tarman
Let me know in the comments section.
See you guys next week.