Saturday, July 26, 2008

Moonlit Morgue at Midnight

This one was really entertaining to work on. As usual, this undead creature came to life at work, sketched out with a ballpoint pen. I scanned him in, and was ready to post him as another sketch, when the creative impulse kicked in and decided it was time to give this poor zombie a digital facelift. I modified a lot of his facial features, and added a lot of the background. Also spent some time adding in some tones and shades to make him a little more realistic. Then added the sepia tones to make it look a bit more aged. That's one of my favorite things about art- you never know where it will take you. Sometimes it seems like these monsters really do have a mind of their own and decide where they want to go.
The watch this guy is wearing was inspired by a photo hanging at my desk at work. This is quite a fashionable zombie with his big old Fossil watch and oversized hoop ear ring.

6 comments:

Fred said...

Patrick,

Another great piece of artwork! Love the background as well as the zombie. You can't beat a spooky cemetery background, it just makes the creature image much more interesting.

And I guess he's suffering from a little elbow pain, probably hurt it crawling from the grave. Poor fellow!

Patrick said...

Yep, either that or he is really trying to impress the zombie chicks with his cool watch!

Karswell said...

Cool... love the earth tones too. Cuz you know, he's from outta the earth!

Patrick said...

GRAVE DIRT!!!

silvano said...

This is so cool ! Love the expression you gave to this living dead...
And thanks for the nomination in the THOIA lyrics contest , just too kind !
By the way , this time I won't ask to see the full figure art ;)

Patrick said...

Thanks Silvano- no problem on the Lyric challenge, I will be sending the books to Karswell this afternoon, then he will ship them with the t-shirts to you and Mr. Cavin. Thanks for stopping by again!!