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Old 01 January 2005   #1
Zombie Flesh Eater

It's not like I'm obbsessed with zombies or anything (maybe a little). anyone got any tips about this piece? all comments wanted. thanx
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Old 01 January 2005   #2
What's the goal?
Should it be a still or concept art or just a sketch?

So any crits:
GOod: I really like the zobies pose, his facial expression and the style/look in which you drew the zombie and the foot. The material of the foot - this typical gum consistence - is great too.

BAad: There's a big stylecontrast between the character and the set. Also the set has less detail, less contrast and a booring composition.

Personal Tip: I would draw the whole pic in the zombie-style. Theres to much space in the background, so that the apearance of the Zombie doesn't seem to be surprising. I would suggest to put a crypt directly behind him. with some statues. And to place the moon behind the crypt I would suggest to draw the profile of leaveless trees.
oh my good my english is chaotic.

... and make it white (the moon)

go on with this natural sketch-style!
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Old 01 January 2005   #3
Yea! I agree the comment Sir Saukund, so my idea is:
Make a darker bg, and add fog to the bg.

And add some blood


BTW cool picture again! I like your zombies

Keep goin!
Thanx,
Dave
 
Old 01 January 2005   #4
Originally Posted by Sir Saukund: What's the goal?
Should it be a still or concept art or just a sketch?

it's just a still picture- a pinup for a comic fan art competition

-There's a big stylecontrast between the character and the set. Also the set has less detail, less contrast and a booring composition.-

i plan to work on the background, to bring it more in line with the zombie.
i wasn't very happy with the composition, i don't know why exactly

-Theres to much space in the background, so that the apearance of the Zombie doesn't seem to be surprising. I would suggest to put a crypt directly behind him. with some statues. And to place the moon behind the crypt I would suggest to draw the profile of leaveless trees.-

some great ideas, thankyou for taking the time to type them down Sir Saukund. I'll try them out.
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Old 01 January 2005   #5
Maybe add more zombies coming from their graves and a lot of headstones.

Looks cool
 
Old 01 January 2005   #6
Originally Posted by Brutal Monk: Yea! I agree the comment Sir Saukund, so my idea is:
Make a darker bg, and add fog to the bg.

And add some blood


BTW cool picture again! I like your zombies

Keep goin!
Thanx,
Dave


thanks, zombie's rule - i like the idea of more fog, i may try to actually 'paint' in stylized fog. i've never tried it like that though (i use a photoshop gradient). I'll have to try and see what i come up with.

more blood, hmmm... don't see why not.
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Old 01 January 2005   #7
Originally Posted by Rudeone: Maybe add more zombies coming from their graves and a lot of headstones.

Looks cool


thanks i mean to add a few more head stones, maybe some dark figures in the background shrouded in fog would be cool

anyway - here is my latest rough composition - i have used several suggestions

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Old 01 January 2005   #8
The crypt entrance was a nice addition. It tightened up the composition, and I think zombies are scariest in tight areas since they can't run very fast. You might consider moving the angel closer and bigger so she fills much of the right side of the picture. Also give her a piercing look that's pointed straight at the viewer. Keeping her tilted to the right, you'll still have plenty of room for the moon and spooky house/mausoleum in the bg.

Here's a couple of anatomy crits:
His left deltoid (shoulder) looks a bit off. It's a funny angle, so you might have to find a top-view pic if you're looking for reference.

Just above his left heel there should be an indentation before the calf curves outward.

Um, there's something dangling between his legs and it's not the right shape for what should be there. I'd suggest erasing it down as though he's wearing Hulk pants.

Overall it's got a nice comic book look. Good luck with the contest!
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Old 01 January 2005   #9
Wink Good work

Hmm!
Very intressting update.
The cript in the bg was very good idea, i agree Ilikesoup's comment "It tightened up the composition, and I think zombies are scariest in tight areas since they can't run very fast. "
And it gives a nice contrast for the picture. Im still feel problems about the yellow moon. Make it white, cuz the lights on the cript, statues, house is white too, and not yellow.
And the moon cannot be there, cuz the lights comes from other point.
So i can understand why that yellow thing is on the sky.

Other:
Ilikesoup
said truth about the anatomy problems, but the zombie can be diferent, that's why it's zombie, in my view, u shouldn't correct it, but if u want make the shoulder muscle a bit bigger. The big foot isn's flashy so that is not a big problem

2nd Other :
The thing around his feet is very smart, but i cant realise whether it is water or mysterious fog.
It's good for both one i think, u should divide it.


I love this wip, so nice picture!

Keep goin'

Dave.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #10
Ilikesoup - thank you for all your comments, some nice ideas about the composition of the picture, i may try a few out and see what i think. as for the shoulder it's as Brutal Monk says, the zombie is a twisted form, so anatomical accuracy is not all that important, the left heel area does need a little more polish though

Brutal Monk - you are 100% right about about the light source, i just wanted a moon in there- but it's not so good anyway. i'll take it out
i noticed that the fog looks like water, i'll keep playing with it
thanks for the input

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Old 02 February 2005   #11


lastest update- i worked it all over a little- more work on the fog- removed the moon- erie glow and figures to the building in the b/g (still very rough).

any thoughts- ?
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Old 02 February 2005   #12
Originally Posted by ditchman: any thoughts- ?


More gravestones.
 
Old 02 February 2005   #13
Originally Posted by AIPh Pretzel: More gravestones.


ahh, the man with the exellent avitar, you should charge people for the honour of having their threads graced with it. "you have lost 2 oxen" - but aren't they pigs?

more gravestones, more gravestones. that's all i ever hear from you guys
ok. i will put more in if i can find somewhere to fit them

what about railings? i think a rusted fence at the side of the crypt may look good, i'll do a test i think
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Old 02 February 2005   #14
this piece made me smile!

Ok, there are some few points I'd like to expose to you.
1 - Fog seems like water, on his feet.
2 - Do you want to keep the outline? Or do you want to work on a real-like shading?
3 - Why is the skin on the leg cracked?
4 - I believe that the tree in the top, or it's branches, are an excess, it has no importance on the image.
5 - The direction of your composition goes to the church, on the background. What's the goal of it?
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Old 02 February 2005   #15
Uh!

And no more gravestones, please.
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