Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I did this Illustration for Lucid Media magazine.
This was a interview with the author Seth Grahame-Smith.
It was fun to try to get a represntation of the author into fiction of the book.
The expression from the photo I was given by the editor worked really well with zombies.

My colours ended being old and victorian. My friend Charlene suggested to push it further by adding canvas and a frame(big credit goes to her!). It made us laugh... I think it was just the right element to make it work.

4 comments:

Sigmund said...

Amazing work, Vince! You need to teach me some painting technique.

Kidchuckle said...

Hey Sigmund! how goes!!!
Well I kind of have a rough system I use. I once made this tutorial last year
http://kidchuckle.blogspot.com/2009/07/joust-tutorial.html

although I've found that you can skip highlights in the black white stage)

Sigmund said...

Ahh, cool. That was helpful. I guess you keep your linework. Craig tried teaching me a few times but I failed. Lol.

Kidchuckle said...

yeah I usually keep my line work and keeping painting under it. And once I'm almost done.. I flatten it and then paint out some of the line.. unless I use it for accents and things.

I find it easier that way.. then painting completely over the line (or else I lose the form really quick).

Well I notice other people have different techniques. I have some friends who skip black and white and go straight to colour. (which I find harder its a bit harder for me. I like thinking form first, and then colours.

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