Zombie Showdown by megaflow

Zombie Showdown

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Added: Mar 02, 2002
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Now that we have a "Horror" category, this piece can be where it belongs (no, not the garbage... the Horror category!)

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megaflow's picture

Hey, glad you like it! Thanks.

Guest's picture

THIS IS GOOD.

megaflow's picture

Hi! I'll bet your name is... Bill! Yep, if I had to guess. Why, I'll bet you might even have a cool gallery on DevianArt. Smile Thanks!

Guest's picture

I too am a MCEVOY who draws zombies..Great work!!!

megaflow's picture

Well, thanks! I never really thought of the Stand when painting this, but it is one of my favorite novels... So what the heck, I'll take it! Smile

Guest's picture

Now that is the best picture representing the novel The Stand I have ever seen. Great facial expression on the zombie too!

megaflow's picture

I love those crazy Rami films! This was a very loose, wild kind of picture (I didn't even draw on the board first - just paint). The zombie is kind of "loose" or falling apart, so his joints are all sort of pulled away from each other - I'm glad you noticed how weirdly he's built! Thanks for the comments.

harding's picture

Killer work! The exagerated anatomy of the zombie adds alot to the creepiness. The movement in the background is crazy kind of like the camera work from the Evil Dead. Awesome!

megaflow's picture

Thanks! I enjoyed doing the swirly, free background - this was one of my first tries at oil on Masonite, and it had a loose feel to it that inspired the look. I'm glad it drew you in.

Guest's picture

looking at this picture makes me feel like I'm literately being sucked in....-darkou.

megaflow's picture

Thanks - I was practicing a lot of paint techniques in this one - the smoke and the different texture detials. Glad you liked it!

paata's picture

Great painting technique.

megaflow's picture

Now that's odd... I've read WAY too many comics, and I'm pretty up them in general, but I've never heard of that one - I don't even know who published it! I'll have to look for it to see... Thanks!

Guest's picture

Did you ever read the comic WIERD WARS. It had dracula, frankenstein, and the wearwolf all fighting in like WWII or soemthing. Your zombie pic reminded me of that. hehegreat pic

megaflow's picture

Thanks Cos! I'm happy you took the time to look around my gallery - people reading this should all look at yours too, especially if they like pieces like this one.

cos's picture

excellent work here patrick! Very nice depth, lighting and overall dramaticness to the piece.

megaflow's picture

I'm very honored by your praise (Considering the great level of work here at Epilogue). Thanks for looking at my gallery!

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Walt - I appreciate your comments! I was going for the "big moment" feel here - I'm glad that came through.

baylessiii's picture

Hey, Patrick, there's a whole lot to say about your wonderful approach to this piece, but I think the larger than life mood is a slam dunk! This piece just feels important!

megaflow's picture

Thanks!!

vengince's picture

This is one of the most interesting pieces on epilogue..I like the forced perspective puts the viewer right in there with the characters good work Patrick.

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Marguerite. And, it's good to see some interdisciplinary cross-pollenization here, with a writer commenting on art! Not common from what I've seen, but very cool... Laughing out loud

Guest's picture

I just had to post something. This picture makes me dizzy. I love it. it makes me feel like the colors are really swirling. Great piece!

megaflow's picture

Big thanks! Those wire hilites were KILLER hard to do ... Took a few tries before I nailed the technique.

Guest's picture

wow, man. That light is beautiful, right down to the wires, even! And the perspective is awesome.

megaflow's picture

Hey, thanks, Steve. And thanks for looking around my gallery!

Oil on board is really fun - you can squish things around in interesting ways, and then go in with a tiny brush and get lots of finicky detail at the end. Also, the early washes seem to dry more quickly than on canvas, which is certainly a plus!

sferris's picture

Well you did a great job!!! Good design and expressions. Very nice work overall.
Oil on board is a lot of fun isn't it?

megaflow's picture

Thanks, Chris. With oils on Masonite, like this, the smoke practically paints itself. I just put on a dark coat of paint for the background, then dabbed on varying colors in roughly the area I wanted my smoke to go. Then I used dry brushes to streak it around until it was where it needed to be!

Guest's picture

Love the fluid, amorphus vortex of smoke in the background and ghoulish blue lighting.
Great perspective.

dolphin's picture

Hmmm.. There was this one zombie in Day of the dead that was a natural with guns, But..
Nice perpective here, Gives a sorta portal fealing. God work!

Art at its best.