Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Ray Harryhausen

Stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen had died at the age of 92 (1920 – 2013). I am tempted to call all the movies in which he was involved  Harryhausen's movies. Because, I am afraid, that without his skills and imagination those movies wouldn't be remembered at all.

My favourite was "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" (1958) and Ray's giant horned cyclops. I was so terrified by those monsters as a kid, that I wanted to watch the movie over and over again. Maybe only one monster was even cooler and more sinister: the invisible monster from Id featured in the "Forbidden planet" movie.

Super heroine

A couple of my old sketches.
Wonder Woman again. This time wearing a new Summer time outfit of my design.
 Supergirl being under attack by pteranodons.

Some of my book cover illustrations

Here are some of my book cover illustrations. Some are also my design. From top to bottom:
Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Triceratops horridus - Vijesti Hrvatskog geološkog društva ( Croatian geological survey's news magazine)
A pliosaur Liopleurodon on the cover of my book that hasn't been realised (yet), but the illustration was published in a National Geographic magazine.
"Power bites", a dinosaur poster published in 1993 by Scholastic.
"The Pirates": a self-promotional experimental cover.