October 17, 2013 Zombie Fatigue – line art finished (mostly) Posted In: Art and Design

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Christ, this took forever to draw. Drawing crowds is difficult, especially if you want to maintain any level of detail in the faces and clothing. That’s the problem I ran into with this one; it took a long time to finish the line art. I also incorporated several faculty and students from the Illustration Master Class, which meant I had to at least try to capture their likenesses as best as I could. Again, quite difficult because I don’t exactly have a lot of photographic reference of my colleagues shuffling around slack-jawed from an overhead angle. But I’m a sucker for detail, and have always been a fan of Geof Darrow’s work. That said, an entire urban landscape with buildings and hundreds of windows would have been easier; geometric perspective is all you need for that.

At any rate, I’m ready to start coloring this. I realize there are a couple of places that need some fixing, and some legs that need to be drawn, and perhaps a few embellishments, but I’ll get to that.

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  1. writingbolt • October 17, 2013

    Cripes, that is detailed and complex! It would take a miracle for me to complete that piece. I have wanted to draw something like that for a long time. My gun wouldn't look nearly as accurate or real. One teeny complaint/issue with this...the foreground backside image of yourself (obviously) should be a tad bolder/thicker in line quality (or the zombie mob should be a bit softer/gray). Otherwise, you get a little lost in the crowd. Reply


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