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ZOMBIES!?!? What WE need is a hero!

The DEAD walk the earth!

NO living soul is safe!

Can ANYONE save us from the ZOMBIE hoards?

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Alright… so, I’m thinking this is a good time to stop and clear something up…

I DO NOT JUST DRAW ZOMBIES & other creatures of the night!

Yes, I know… if all you have to go on are the pics I’ve posted to this blog so far… well, I can see how you might get the wrong impression.

But the truth is, these pictures that I chose for starting off my blog, just happen to be based on a theme… which just happens to be a hypothetical Zombie Movie.

The fact that Zombies are the subject is really just a coincidence… I mean – I draw all kinds of stuff… seriously. Don’t believe me..?

Well then, just look at the picture in this post!

That’s not a Zombie – now is it?!  No… no it is not.

♫ She’s blue – dah-bo-dee dah-boo-dye dah-bo-dee ♫
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OK, granted… so this IS another sketch from my “Zombie Movie Concept Art” series… BUT… there are NO MONSTERS in sight!  Not a one!

So there you go then… proof-positive that I’m a pretty awesome guy, and you think hanging out with me would be pretty cool… and not creepy… or disturbing… and stuff.

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So this sketch is another quick character study.

I had decided that the hero of the story should be a young girl, and that she should have a slight melancholy mystery about her (faint emotional scars from a past she doesn’t talk about, maybe?) and the subtle suggestion of a deep strength–possibly a dormant fury–not to be taken lightly.

This one has a destiny, oh yes… and it’s bad news for the Zombies.  Ooh… dramatic… right?  Shades of ALICE…? Perhaps…

Though I honestly didn’t realize that until I saw RE:E for the 1st time last week.

Now, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that this drawing began with the eyes.  In fact, the eyes are the only part of this drawing that I spent any real amount of time on… looking to convey that mystery-quiet-danger-girl thing.

Craig saw this picture and started calling her “Blue”… which seemed fair enough.

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ZOMBIE!!! Too (2)

I thought about it for a little bit and decided to do one post for each of the Zombie-series sketches, and to post them in the same order that I drew them.

Not a huge decision, I know… but maybe seeing these in the order they came to life (or is it death…?) will mean something to someone… maybe not.  Either way, now I won’t have to spend any time thinking about which one do I post next, and then which one do I post after that… I hate unnecessary thinking :|

What can I say…?  I’m lazy.  But don’t mistake that for a bad thing.

“…prepare your mind and your body for any contingency you can anticipate.  It’s the lazy person’s way–and I do hope you are wise enough to be lazy…”

~ Chuck Jones quoting his father, in my favorite autobiography, ‘Chuck Amuck

I also decided that, like these drawings–deliberately done quickly & w/o too much thought–these posts will be brief and more or less off the cuff.  But I tend to ramble once I get started, so we’ll find out together how well that works out.

So without further adieu (ah-doo?) here is the 2nd of my walking corpses…

You uh... ya got a little something on your chin there...

In this one I feel like I got a little too distracted by playing with some of the little details… like the slobber, the cracked window, & the earring… and as a result, I missed the target a bit… something is off with the whole.  The balance, energy,  motion… kind of “meh”.

But in the end, I like some of the things I did here… I surprised myself with the color work, for one thing… and it reminded me to be more immediate, and to let the details take care of themselves.

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My Wife is a Blood-Sucker

I can’t remember whether Kim read ‘Interview with the Vampire’ before or after the movie came out, but what I do know is that her natural affinity for dark fantasy creatures combined with her love of a great novel was kicked into overdrive when she saw that jerk-off Brad Pitt…

(and for the record, I call him a j/o simply because I feel that any guy so rich & famous and so universally adored by the women of the world NEEDS to be hated on by his fellow men… otherwise he’d eventually go completely insane and become a danger to himself by taking up activities like attempting to walk from his yacht to the shore or levitating from his penthouse apartment to the street below… so I’m just doing my part to keep the guy’s feet on the ground, so to speak)

…when she saw that jerk-off Brad Pitt play the part of the dangerously-sexy yet irresistibly-compassionate vampire Louis on the big screen alongside that jerk-off Tom Cruise (now HIM I call a j/o for altogether different reasons.)

After ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ I think there was a long dry-spell… but then came the ‘Twilight’ series, which spawned its own movie, and somewhere in there HBO gave us ‘True Blood’ (a fresh new season just started up last night) and then most recently Kim became madly addicted to the Vampire Wars game on FaceBook.

At this point, I think it’s clear that it’s only a matter of time before I wake up to this sight…

She does make a hot vampire though, doesn’t she?  I’d let her bite me… I think?

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