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Zombie heads by Inkthinker Zombie heads by Inkthinker
Zombies! I'm drawing zombies lately. I do this drawing thing for people, and they want zombies. So zombies I draw. I'm told it's okay to share a few bits and pieces, as long as I stick to the fairly generic content, so this probably won't be the last piece I post on zombies in the near future.

Drawn in Photoshop CS3 on a Cintiq 18SX. I'm torn between fat zombie and afro zombie as my favorite, though I'm also fond of poor jawless zombie.

Do you think a zombie without a bite could still infect? Would removing their jaws or sewing up their mouths with heavy cord or otherwise muzzling them be at all effective? I'm not sure what's been done and what hasn't, but I'm interested in finding out more.

I'm actually not a big zombie fan, myself... played the RE games up to 3, played Dead Rising and a little L4D. I've seen maybe 3 zombie movies (if you include 28 Days Later which I don't think should qualify 'cause they weren't "dead"). But all things considered, it just breaks down into drawing people all corpsificated. I've been trying different levels of decomposition, and I think I like the dried-beef-jerky look better than the wet-n-gloppy look, but I don't know if there's a general preference out there for one or the other.

©2009 Ben McSweeney & Humouring the Fates, all rights reserved. Don't make me start watermarking the hell out of things.
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Satanizmihomedog Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has really helped me with my zombie paintings. For some reason I find myself looking back at this art to use as a guide or reference. I'm very grateful you've made this zombie art. Its very nice and with simple detail you have the full affect. <3
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it was helpful!
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misa-madrisa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty cool i love zombies man!
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WufWoolz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now these are my kind of shufflers!
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
The one on the top right kind of looks like Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop.
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Tivo-013 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
When I come out of bed I look just like the one right on top. That been said.
I'm following Illustrator dvd tuts to know al the options of it, to subsequently illustrate like this too.
Especially these zombie figure seem fun to draw, and there no doubt these 'sketches' are the best of their kind on Dev.
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yoloswagg101 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
hahah :D nice
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freaky83 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Would you be okay if i try to sketch one of these???
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go nuts. You could build your own the same way I did though, using an illustration of a skull as the base and then building up over the top of it. Then you'll get a unique version all your own.
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karlishoz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
great work!! Amazing! :D
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