Monday, March 05, 2012

"Brains, Good Sir, Braaains..."

Gentleman Zombie - 18x24, oil on canvas
 For some reason I find the idea of a traditional portrait, but of a zombie appearing as if he actually posed for it, really funny.  I kept laughing to myself as I was painting it, maybe it's just me.  I decided to use Sargent's portrait of Coventry Patmore as a guide and follow a sketch I did (which itself was a progression from this drawing I did years ago).  I'd hoped to get this idea out of my head but I had so much fun with it, I'm already planning a companion piece of a sophisticated Lady Zombie.

16 comments:

Gio M. said...

so sick..

Nathan Allison said...

Haha! love this so much

Heather said...

You know how much I love this -- how I kept laughing whenever I walked by as you were painting (and I can't help but giggle at the thought of the lady zombie). I can't wait to hang this on the wall in October (sorry, just October).

Awesome work, as always.

Matt Watts said...

Wow Kevin, I was having a really hard time trying to figure out whether this was digital or traditional. You did very well. By the way, I love the variation in the teeth.

Louis-Philippe said...

HAhahahahaa!
This. Is. Hi-la-rious.

You ARE onto something.

^_^

PIBBY said...

You're pretty dang good with oils. I hope to see this guy in a new season of the walking dead.

Steven Keele said...

Amazing work as usual.

Redbeard of the Shire said...

I hope when I'm a zombie someone can do my portrait like this... Then I will eat their brains.
This really is quite awesome!

LDahl said...

"Hrump! Hrump, brains and a rasher of bacon if you please Jeeves, oh and perhaps some kidneys too I think,thank you."

You are still very awesome!

Tooninator said...

perfect!!! That's hilarious

Ryan Wood said...

This is fantastic Kev!

Megan said...

so good, your illustration is great!


best regards from Sheila - juegos de vestir

Will Terry said...

So Fun!!!

Cheik_one said...

jejejeje, great fusion!!

Grograou said...

This one is one of my favorite !! Bravoo !

Andrew Bosley said...

Pure genius! Awesome!