Colorado Cool Stuff: Monster Portraits

A graphic designer behind numerous websites, CD covers and comic books, Robert Elrod has been a fan of monster movies since he was a kid. “I’ve always loved this stuff, the Universal monsters and the giant monsters, Godzilla, you name it,” he says.

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Elrod decided to mix business and pleasure when he launched Monster Portraits last September. The premise is simple: Send Elrod a picture of your face, and he’ll paint a portrait of you as your favorite monster. “You can be a Frankenstein’s monster or a vampire,” he says. “I even did a Klingon.”

Besides commissions from near and far, Elrod can work in real time at events and shows, crafting monstrous portraits of attendees before the party’s over. $40 to $125 for a custom monster portrait.

Created by Robert Elrod, Parker, (303) 841-9014, www.monsterportraits.com.

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