View Full Version : WIP - Portrait of a Zombie

08 August 2005, 01:48 AM
Using a different technic I saw in a tutorial somewhere on here..
Need to do some more work on his eyes..
Might do more with the background other than plain black..
This was not an original idea..wish it was..:)
This was mostly done for practice to try out this new technic..
The character is of a great sculpture done by Thomas Foldberg of whom I am a big fan of..

Done in PSCS2 and Painter 9

08 August 2005, 02:51 AM
He is really scary, great job so far!

08 August 2005, 03:02 AM
Thank you Samanthie..:)

08 August 2005, 04:08 AM
*hides...a lot* Oh my dear lord! That is friggin' creeeeepy! *shivers* NICE JOB!
I know you said it wasn't originally your idea, but you've really done well here.

Love the eyes and the teeth *shivers again and goes back to hiding*

08 August 2005, 11:05 PM
Thanks Elaeria..

08 August 2005, 11:35 PM
very intriguing. i love the skin tone and all the variant color. and the nose looks so awesome.

and my interest is piqued, and i wanna know about this technique you mention

08 August 2005, 11:46 PM
Great texture!

Makes me want a glass of of water - and a good long bath with revitalizing oils.

08 August 2005, 11:55 PM
Thanks Morrigana.. The tutorial I mentioned is by Henning Ludvigsen..located here
He has a great gallery..

Thanks stepington..I agree, he does look a little dried up..:)

09 September 2005, 12:25 AM
At first I couldn't tell his teeth were teeth... thta's probably the only thing.

Really good result. Nice expression on him too. :thumbsup:

edit: might be cool to link the scuplpture too. For comparison. usually does the trick except in some cases people can't see them... then should do it. Both free I believe.

09 September 2005, 10:15 PM

09 September 2005, 10:35 PM
Still looking great :thumbsup:
But i noticed that you glazed over the eyes some more in this one. Although that is properly more zombie-like the first image was scarier because you actually got the impression from the eyes that this monster was pretty intelligent - that is lost a bit in the milky-white eyes IMO.

09 September 2005, 11:44 PM
Cool image, you've managed to give it a great sense of 3D form. Maybe it's just the white shirt and implied black suit, but he reminds me strongly of The Gentlemen from the Buffy episode Hush.

09 September 2005, 01:28 AM
I don't know i kinda like the hazy eyes...either way...FRIGGEN SWEET!
shirt's a really nice touch :thumbsup:

09 September 2005, 02:18 AM
Overchord, although the eyes have become more milky, I think the collar and tie make up for the lost intelligence! :D

On a more sincere note, I like the glossier look, it adds a bit more character to the painting.

Awesome so far, the only critique I had was along the lines of jmBoekestein's regarding the teeth. They could possibly use a bit more distinction in color from the rest of the face.

Great Zombie thus far, keep at it!

09 September 2005, 06:12 AM

my only comment is that the lower face and jaw seem a little flat... maybe try darkening them a touch.

09 September 2005, 08:08 PM
he's sexy <3

i really like the skin. it looks like if i poked it, i'd go "eww" and slink away.

awesome job. and i love his smile

09 September 2005, 10:12 PM
wow that is creepy! I love the wrinkles on his face and the skin tones, very evil like. Great expression nice work!! There's so much great art around right now, so many pieces I can't wait to see finished. Keep it going! :D

09 September 2005, 01:38 AM
definitely interesting tutorial

and i love how this is coming out. the collar realy makes him seem more than just some brain-eating creep. he is going to be very nice when you finish

09 September 2005, 03:13 AM

I think I'm finished..:shrug:

09 September 2005, 02:04 PM
TWISTED! :twisted:


Use of color definitely makes it stand out from the "zombie stereotypes."

AWESOME! know who he reminds me of, he looks like a grotesque version of that farmer dude from Wood's American Gothic, if you just added the pitchfork... na, maybe it's just me.

09 September 2005, 07:08 PM
the background feels like it's taking something away from the picture. maybe if you darkened it or something...

the rest of it is awesome, though

09 September 2005, 07:17 PM
Cool piece :thumbsup: But I'd like to see an angry zombie more :P

09 September 2005, 07:22 PM!


09 September 2005, 09:04 PM
Thanks everyone

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