Oct 4, 2010

2010 - A tribute to Dr. Herbert West

ink on paper, coloured in photoshop
[click the image to enlarge]

For those who doesnt have any idea about who is Herbert West, he is a totally fucked-up mad scientist character created by H. P. Lovecraft for his short story "Herbert West: Re-animator", which later adapted into movie, Re-Animator in 1985, directed by Stuart Gordon.

Okay, im sucks at story-telling, so i give the part to the almighty wikipedia:
"Herbert West is the inventor of a special solution that when injected into a main artery of a recently deceased person causes the body's mechanical, living functions to return. However, most subjects that have undergone the "re-animation" process have turned violent and, after failed attempts to return to their own graves, have terrorized the communities into which they were reanimated."
So, like Jesus and Dr. Frankenstein, West wake up the dead back to life. But, of course his invention wasnt perfect. Later he find out that he just summoning living deads.

This illustration taken from the sequel, "Bride of Re-Animator" released in 1991. In this sequel, Dr. West started to re-animating human body parts such as hands, fingers, arms, etc. He work on a hospital, so its easy for him to steal body parts and take it home. He also doing experiments with human body parts by sticking some different body parts together, and injected it with his invention, the glowing green re-animating formula. Later these body parts can move and "alive", and kill. He even put a severed human arm on dog's body. Yes, Herbert West is so fucked up.

Im sucks at story-telling. If you confused with this story, maybe you should find it somewhere on the internet about this movies, or watch the movies.

But, well, this illustration is a tribute i did on my free time for him: one of his creature. You can tell that there's something wrong with Dr. Herbert West, no?

I think i will draw more tributes in the future. Its so fun, much more fun than drawing lame things for t-shirt..

I love horror movies..

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