Crash Test Zombie

Pencil and ink on paper, digital colour · 11 Feb 07
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Crash Test Zombie — Art by Karthik

About this drawing

The topic of the week at Illustration Friday is Crash, and this is my take on it.  The idea originally was to show a car crash and a man emerging from it — and another man closer to the viewer, with a gun in his hand.  When I was drawing thumbnail sketches for this I decided to make the guy emerging from the car into a zombie or monster instead.  After drawing the car crash and the zombie, I decided to do away with the man with the gun.

Crash Test Zombie — Uncoloured Version

What you have here is a "Crash Test Zombie" — it is just like a Crash Test Dummy, and you can't kill it because it's already dead!  The Travis Bickle hairdo and the ZMBE licence plate were added on as afterthoughts.  The drawing was done in pencil mostly, except for the black area, which was done in marker.  Colouring was done in Photoshop, and you can see the uncoloured version above.

Date added 11 Feb 07

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This is very cool, then again I'm a sucker for pulp/noir stuff. I am intrigued how the illustration would've turned out with the addition of the gun.
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