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RigorM Poster01c by karcreat
RigorM Poster01c
'Rigor Morris' - Conceptual Film Poster

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I posted this to Facebook, sans any story ideas...my favorite one that was suggested:

"So the little girl has her cat, and the cat is really old but she believes he really has nine lives. When he loses his eighth life, but doesn't come back, the girl asks her neighbor (or brother, whatever) if he knows how to raise the dead. He tells her you can't raise the dead, but you can commune with them...

So they call up Rigor Morris! You know, through some wacky means - Necronomicon, say his name three times, paint red spots on the mirror at 3AM, whatever. Rigor Morris shows up, sings a song about the land of the dead and bringing the voices of the Long Gone and Half Gone into the mortal realm. He tells her the cat is only Half Gone but the clock is ticking to bring him back..."
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Haunted Mansion - Gargoyle by karcreat
Haunted Mansion - Gargoyle
Haunted Mansion gargoyle from the Stretching Portrait Room, portrayed as slightly more demonic than usual...
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Disney's DUNE - Final Version by karcreat
Disney's DUNE - Final Version
Finally had some time to ink/add color...

Final version of my spoof Disney idea (the horrific notion that the Mouse House runs out of classic fairy tales to adapt, and thus turns to modern fiction)...
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Kevin Karstens
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Animator.

Maintaining 'Karstens Creations' since 1994 (www.karcreat.com), Resume includes publication in CRACKED magazine, CARtoons, STARLOG, Rue Morgue, AVN and others.

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I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.
- 'What's Up, Tiger Lily?'

The mind of the fundamentalist like the pupil of the eye: the more light you pour on it, the more it will contract.
- Vin Secular

When a Theist goes 'militant', people DIE...when an Atheist goes 'militant', bad ideas DIE...DESERVEDLY.

'Not all Republicans are bigots but most bigots are Republicans.'
- Bill Maher


Current Residence: Boise ID
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Favourite style of art: Classical Animation (2D)
Favourite cartoon character: Brian the Dog, 'Family Guy'
Personal Quote: "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
- Cesar A Cruz
Interests
I LOVE dark rides.
And haunt themed stuff.

Although I have not had access to a house or yard to 'haunt' at Halloween for well over 20 years (we live in an apartment, the wife and I) I have wanted to create a dark ride inspired by Disney's Mansion since I was about 8 years old, back when my kid sister and I created 'rides' in our backyard (complete with fully operational animatronic figures, powered by record players, audio on cassettes and black light effects) which we pushed neighborhood kids through in a wheel barrow at 25 cents a head...

Well, if I can't build one full scale, I decided to do the next best thing, and I am currently creating a 'haunted' theme in miniature/via CGI and models, which I am filming with a handheld DV camera to achieve a 'POV' experience...

I've also started a website to chronicle the entire project and showcase behind the scenes info, artwork and video...if you are a dark ride fan/love Disney's Haunted Mansion (but perhaps a bit more 'dark'), let me know what you think...

kkarstens.wix.com/daarkvalleyo…


Thanks!

-K
  • Listening to: Danse Macabre

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Chopfe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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karcreat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL...more than likely, yes...commissions (Disney parody stuff) have been keeping me from 'personal work' for the past few months, but the theme of 'movie related art' is always of interest to me, yes...;)
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FrogGod1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
any plans to do more movie based drawings?
-sigourney weaver (alien)
-daryl hannah (splash)
-michelle rodriguea (fast and furious)
-milla jovovich (resident evil, 5th element)
-carrie anne moss (matrix)
charlies angels
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconhappybirthdayplz:
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EdGarcia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
There is a saying that goes "Your body is a Temple." so you should treat it with the respect ,care and dignity that goes along with that. I've read that it's your birthday. So what the hell go out there and treat your body like a three ring circus tent.
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karcreat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL...thanks, man...I kinda did just THAT, actually....:)
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Chopfe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome drawings, dude!
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levi2000a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Doc_Stormfury said Hi and would like to hear an email from you.
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GreedLin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Writer
I 'made' a stamp from 'Doctor Stew' fans :thumb321055641:
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