Saturday, August 22, 2009


As promised, here are some pages of preliminary sketches and page breakdowns. It looks a little chaotic here, but rest assured, there is structure in my madness.

This is my typical approach to illustrating a book. Although, I would have to say that this book has proven to be more problematic than any other I've worked on. You can see the page breakdowns and occasional paragraph breakdowns. In relation to the page breakdowns, you will find little thumbnail pages which show a rough idea of the layout of each page. The little sketches made among the text are imagery that came to me while reading.

I don't know if it is all too exciting. But it is yet another step in my process of illustrating Frankenstein. Therefore, I figured there are a few of you out there interested in seeing it.

More to the not so distant future.

Be Grim!
Gris Grimly


  1. I just had to comment. Seeing this is wonderful! I love the creative process and all its facets.

    Thank you for this peek at your work in progress!


  2. It's wonderful to see your process work, I can't wait to see more!

  3. its great seeing other artists' way of working; though ive come to realize that even though we can learn from each other, the best way to learn and find your own style is just to experiment with things yourself.
    if theres one thing ive learned, its that there is a million ways to end at the same result.

  4. thanks for sharing your process with us. it's fascinating to see how an artist works through the material and creates his vision of a text. can't wait to see more of it...