This one was done at home for someone who saw my instagram posts and wanted one too. I used it as an excuse to try out things, and because of that it took two hours just about.
Still gruesome, but still recognizable. I'm seriously surprised that I got away with giving her the chin that I did.
This mom and daughter duo was very interesting. Was shooting for personalities more than the gross factor here, though I do like how what I planned out in my head mostly happened how it was supposed to.
So if it's anything I've come to realize about these is that often times you can still get good results without even doing a lot to them. I've also found that due to the nature of these, there's things I seem to be able to get away with in terms of the head that I normally wouldn't be able to do on a regular park sketch which I find absolutely fantastic. What I've found is that just doing two to three different things tops will usually sell the idea just enough. Too much, and you'll run the risk of cluttering up the sketch like I did with some of the ones in the beginning. Clutter puts a hurting on likenesses, as you still need a certain amount of facial clarity in order to be able to see the person inside the sketch that's being maimed.
Feel free to check back to this album, as more of them along with insights will be added as Howl O' Scream progresses.
10-1-2013 update. Some new ones.
Just looking at how I handled the blood on the blade makes me cringe...
And this kid wanted the undead special as well. Yeah, he's definitely the man, with that stake in his head! Mom LOVED it!
One note for this week: I'm finding that drawing sticky and stretchy stuff looks cool when done right.
Zombie wedding proposal. The only full body one I've done so far.
Save for the first one, this new batch has one major difference. The use of foamies. It actually makes the coloring and shading quicker and easier, and it doesn't bunch up like crazy like it normally would either. Back in my second year in the park I used one for a little bit but didn't like the results of it at the time. While I probably wouldn't use it for the regular sketches in the park just because of the nature of them, it will be used for every zombie at this point, and quite possibly every commission I do. It gives everything a finished look that doesn't require as much effort and allows me to have more coloring options for shading too since colors like indigo blue won't initially go on as strong anymore. There is another one that I'm working on for someone, but I won't post it until it's totally done. I will say that the foamie went a long way toward getting the results that I got from it.
Oh, and one more for the road. This one's all about the ponies. The contrast is quite striking if you ask me.