This is all I have to show for the weeks of design work I put into Darkness back in the summer of 1984. Come to think of it, Rob's shop was a bit Orwellian.
This image is taken from a poloroid I managed to sneak out of the place of a large acrylic painting I did of Darkness when he was pretty far along in the design stage. I think the sculpture of the makeup was being molded, so I did this painting to determine his coloration (we tried black, and even considered a pale white before settling on the classic devil-red), and to place a series of acetate overlays on top of, with various eye designs and teeth conformations. We tried every eye color possible. After attempting several different approaches to the mouth we opted for simple, elegant, vampire teeth. In the end, he had to be almost 'Devilishly handsome'.
This is one of the standard publicity photos you've seen a million times.
Another publicity shot.
A charming frame-grab. Too much visual compression-noise. Can't wait for the Blue Ray.
A beautiful frame grab. Only Ridley Scott would have tried to pull off this lighting and had it actually work.
"I AM PART OF YOU ALLLLLL"
More great Ridley lighting.
"We are ALL animals, my Lady"
"Oh Indeed I do"!!!!!
Meg - head sketch
It should be apparant in this little sketch that the roots of Meg Mucklebones were firmly grown from the wicked witch in Disney's Snow White. Same apple cheeks, same hooked nose arching down to meet an upward jutting ball of a chin. We just gave her more wrinkles, long, black hair, a 'chicken-butt' on top of her head, and painted her green.
Does she make you randy?
I tried to make her as repulsive as possible, with a massively hunched back, flabby arms like your Grandmother, and long, pendulous torpedoes for breasts.
Things got toned quite a bit in the end.
Seriously digging the jugs on this one. Mmmmmmmmm. Greeen miiiiiilllllkkk!
Here boobs seem to defy gravity here, but I was drawing her as she was to be sculpted. Although she would be hunched over during the performance, she was sculpted in an upright position for the ease of the sculptors.
The fish and the pubes were just for fun. Ads spice to the broth.