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06 June 2004, 03:23 PM
Today's topic:

"Friendly zombie" by batavia

Posted FRIDAY June 4TH 2004: 10:00 US EST

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06 June 2004, 04:53 PM
I was working on this piece when the next topic was announced, and this fitted the topic quite well. I tried to give the zombie an expression on his face but he turned out too damn small :banghead:

anyway, this took a little longer as normal (I guess 4 hours or st) but it's also my best DSG entry so far :p So crit away if you want, it's great to receive crits

4H / PS

[edit] here's the large version (1024*768). Expression is a little better visible (

06 June 2004, 06:48 PM
Wow. Great work Garma. Your stuff has really changed recently and gotten a lot more moody. I don't know whether your style has changed or you always did stuff like this and are just showing it more now. Good work on the lights and shadows. Keep it up.

06 June 2004, 06:52 PM
Kind of rushed this ,since the footies just started , GO ON THE FRENCH (can you tell im from Scotland :) )

15mins Painter8

06 June 2004, 07:16 PM
Hey Garma this is definetly your best piece! :applause:

so here are some crits. Moonlight isvery cold so you could make
the sky more blue. I can see that you added some blue shadow
on the left side of the trees. That's actually good!
Now where is the red light coming from? Is it a torch in front of
the head? If it is so you can sharpen the shadows more.
Fire has dark sharp shadows.
The background environment could be more blue because of
the blue sky. The light of the torch wouldn't reach the horizon.

You could add saturated orange highlights in the face. Remember
that the lightest areas are those facing the lightsource directly.
There are no highlights in the face yet.

hope this helps.

again great improvement!

here is a quick one from me. Not really satisfied with.
Photoshop wacom 1h

06 June 2004, 08:00 PM
ROFLMAO That is a great concept!
Too bad it looks a bit rushed... but a great idea :)

06 June 2004, 08:06 PM
not really what I was aiming for, but yeah
photoshop, wacom, 20min

06 June 2004, 08:51 PM
I'm excited that you guys like it, loads of thanks guys :)

I'm actually practicing very much to improve, and I also asked some profs for advice on technical approaches and these certainly help a lot :)

Zzacmann: My style definately changed the past few days, it's another approach. :) I still need to find out how it will turn out with daylight scenes, but that's probably more practicing. thanks a lot. Your work is very inspiring.

Goro: crits from you mean a lot to me. I will certainly keep them in mind. Thanks again! The idea was to create a very dark (unnatural dark) forest behind the foreground but I should've added some more dark trees I guess. The light was indeed meant to be some sort of torch/fire. I'll sharpen the shadows next time

Actually a lot of crits I receive go straight into a doc file for later reference.

Allright, time to repay :)

J_Grieve: lol, cool concept
Goro: Great work again. It's fun to see how you use art principles I've just been reading about in a book I bought.

neednoname: cool, but isn't it weird that his pants still look that good after X years underground? ;)

06 June 2004, 09:16 PM
Here is mine, the fog zombie bringing flowers. 20 minutes photoshop.

PS. I changed my avatar, I got tired of looking at my face all the time,

06 June 2004, 09:20 PM

30 min

06 June 2004, 09:36 PM

Painter, 1 hr.

Great stuff today.

06 June 2004, 10:45 PM
We don't get tired of looking at your face Sagi ! :love: ;)

buzzz3d, you've done another great one that i like

well.. i'll post mine later.. i need a nap


06 June 2004, 10:48 PM

06 June 2004, 11:03 PM
a bit over an hour... atghh i'm hating this non presure sensitive thing.. :S

buzz, j_grieve and goro, really funny u guys!!

i guess they're watching a horror movie...

06 June 2004, 11:23 PM
bah, did an hour or so with painter for the colour stuff but I just hated it too much, sigh, here's the sketch instead (10mins)...

buzzz3d - very nice work there, really nice style of mood
Garma - cool to see your stuff improving
J_Grieve - hehe great idea
Goro - nice mood & lighting in this one
neednoname - interesting colours there
made in uterus - hehe yeah I like the idea of zombies watching Evil Dead


06 June 2004, 01:54 AM
here is my entry. wacom + photoshop, lil less then an hour

personally i hate how it turned out.... suck at zombies.... not proud of it ><

06 June 2004, 01:56 AM
took an hour and a half in photoshop

zombies like to play the drums
so i've heard

kieronh, nice sketch, just post the color anyway.. we won't mind :)

a little slower today, things will pick up tomorow methinks


06 June 2004, 03:13 AM
Booyah. My first day off in a week, so I got spend a lot of time on this one. 45 minute sketch. 3 hours coloring. "Can't we all just get along? For the children?"

06 June 2004, 03:42 AM
PSP 1 1/2

I guess this is what I would call a Disney Zombie.


06 June 2004, 04:23 AM
Even Zombies love children... perhaps only for their gooey brains.

paper, pencil 10mins

06 June 2004, 04:29 AM
10min sketch, threw it out then 1.5hr ps

I actually read, "My friendly zombie" and what else would you do but bring your zombie buddy to school with you? S'posed to be a soccer ball on zombie's jersey. Drums, soccer and Audrey Hepburn movies, Bonzo. Dat's wut zombies like best. ;)

06 June 2004, 07:10 AM
i'm sorry...friendly or not, the only good zombie is a dead zombie...

Zombie BBQ

painter / 40mins

06 June 2004, 07:27 AM
Well... here's a quicky.

PS 1hr and change

Little qualifier, since it may be a touchy subject for some... just a jab at the media for having a 8 day, one-track-mind... The commentator is not really a zombie, just been awake way too long covering the same thing. :thumbsup:


06 June 2004, 08:27 AM
Gosh I suck...this is my first attempt at sketching anything in about a year...and my first work posted on the forum. Hope you don't laugh at it as much as I did, unless you are laughing in a good way or something...

06 June 2004, 08:28 AM
Ilikesoup and animation angel: Very funny

made in uterus: Ilike it very much. Maybe you can make him a little more green so ít's more obvious that it is a zombie.

RobertoOrtiz: Good idea.

Bonzo: Funny.

06 June 2004, 08:51 AM
Here's mine
25 min in PS & Wacom


06 June 2004, 12:59 PM

1.5 hrs, sketchbook pro

sorry for the late entry, don't have internet at home atm

06 June 2004, 01:18 PM
hehe really cool subject so I made a quick one and nothing serious just goofing around and I guess that Slipknot mask the guy in Slipknot is using is haunting me. :)

-"one rose for me precious"


06 June 2004, 02:21 PM
ooooo mathew i like the texture u have goin on that, really cool

06 June 2004, 04:18 AM
Though I'm waaay past sell by date, here's my spoiled entry anyway...

Nothing particularly zingy, but posting here helps reduce the feeling that I've wasted too much time :thumbsup:

2 Hours, PS.

Great work from all, particularly Matthew-S. Get that zombie some roadies and a bucket of chronic. Looks like he's moping in a corner. :cry:

There needs to be an Expose Sketch Edition. Andale!

06 June 2004, 05:49 AM
Nice one, ravioli. Zombie circus?

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