“This the final sketch to the second piece in a series of paintings I just started. I am calling it ‘What If?’ That is to say, what if I was old enough as an illustrator when my favorite movies were made, and I was hired to paint the movie posters? Something I have always wondered!
This new series is a real turn on for me. I have so many favorite films, and I have always wanted to paint images from them. Now the time has come.
I started this series with Creature From The Black Lagoon simply because I love this movie. This film premiered in Detroit in 1954, my home town, as a 3D movie. I remember sitting in the theatre in down town Detroit, with my brother Tim, wearing 3D glasses, on the edge of our seats.
Here I am, 65 years later, finally getting the time and the opportunity to paint my take of these fantastic vintage movie posters."
- Greg Hildebrandt
King Kong is a giant movie monster gorilla, that has appeared in various films since 1933. The character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong from RKO Pictures.
Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper. He inhabited “Skull Island” where he lived among other fantastic beasts and creatures.
In this sketch Greg composed the piece to lead the eye from the top of the page to the bottom of the page! Greg captures the action, the drama, and the chaos that encompasses the film when Kong finds himself among the Human world!
Created April 2018
Pencil on Artist Paper
Signed by Greg Hildebrandt