If you know me well enough, you know I have a bit of a Frankenstein obsession. I love to see all the different designs for Frankenstein's monster in films. Of course Jack Pierce's design for Boris Karloff cannot be topped, but a close second for me is Christopher Lee's look in the Hammer films. I paid tribute to that look with the coloring of the eyes. That's about all I borrowed from previous versions of the monster. I decided to make what I feel is a more realistic version. I looked up autopsy and lobotomy pictures as reference.
His hands are slightly oversized to show they came from a different body. My vision was to show him looking at a broken mirror and being horrified by what he sees. I almost decided to drop the mirror idea at the last second, because the pose works with or without it. In the end, it does add another dimension to the sculpt. The staples in the head, chest, and wrists were cut to size from pieces of wire. I continued the design through to the base and cut it up and stapled it back together. This was a fun piece to do for me and I'd like to do other versions of the monster in the near future.