Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Zombie Subway Crawl

Happy Halloween 2010!

It's Halloween, and in honor of the upcoming "The Walking Dead" premier on AMC this month (, I designed a few zombie frames while on the subway. If you can't get to your nearest Zombie Crawl (, the next best thing is riding the subway during rush hour.

The dour faces, the distant expressions, the myriad range of countenances that speak a former lifetime's worth of experiences, can all be witnessed on any subway ride.

And if you haven't checked out Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" comic book yet (, you may find yourself addicted to the dark reality of the human drama that unfolds each issue. Pace yourself, because you may find it too disturbing all at once. As in Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" ( the real antagonists are not the zombies, but man and the test of his moral fiber, when faced with survival in a bleak landscape.

Captured here are freehand pen drawings designed with a 0.5mm fine tip Japanese pen, on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol. A perfect marriage, a bit expensive for everyday work, but the smooth surface won't kill the life out of your pen like cheap toothy paper does.

Drapery is another world for me. Drawing the wrinkles on fabric and clothes can take a lifetime to master. I love working from life in order to develop some kind of understanding of the different type of wrinkles and how they manifest themselves in various clothes, fabrics, and figures.