29 Faces - Face 11 The Zombie

I'm pretty chuffed with this face. Again - not perfect but it's the first zombie I have done completely from my own head and not copied. So in that respect - I'm pleased with how this came out.

I used the very excellent  How To Draw Zombies by Mike Butkus & Merrie Destefano for some hints and tips on how to zombify a face. (Reviewed here.) 
Whoopidooings: Carmen Wing - Zombie face in my sketchbook. Oil pastels. #29Faces
Done in my small sketchbook. Over a background of ink that had come through from the other side, lightly clear gessoed and sanded. The face had a base coat of white gouache and then coloured with oil pastels. The large purple eye is the ink from the background - I liked the colour so incorporated it as the eye.

Shall I mention how I freaked myself out drawing this little cutie? Nah. I'll just blame the episode of Whitechapel I watched the other night for giving me the jitters. 

Thanks for stopping by today :)

31 comments:

  1. OMG what a scary face! I say you rocked the Zombie!

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  2. I love the colours and technique you used, though I'm not a fan of zombies! :-)
    Going to follow you like ghost now ;-)

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  3. This is super creative!Love the clours too.

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  4. Ahhhhh great!!!!!my nephew will love her

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  5. AMAZING! I love it.

    I saw this on my wall when I was flipping through and I had to come back so I could pin it and tell you how awesome you are.

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  6. I can say this is interesting, expertly done, original, artistic, and truly good. But goodness me she is still giving me the shivers. I'm scared of the dark anyway, and if she were around I'd be cowering under the bed ....... but I suppose even that wouldn't be safe.

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  7. LOVE IT!!! omg fanflippintastic! Off to follow the zombie link.

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  8. As cold, walking dead, female zombies go, she is HOT!! Love her, love how you used the colour bleed through to your advantage, love that you did a zombie (on Friday 13th!!).

    xx

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  9. (Yes, I know it's Saturday 14th now, but you did her yesterday, right?!).

    xx

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  10. She's scary alright!!I like the purple too!!

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  11. You gotta love a zombie! Awesome work and I loves it! Thank you for sharing:) Visiting via Artists in Blogland. Best wishes - Shroo:)

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  12. Hi saying hi from Show and Tell Saturday
    Love your zombie - she really gives me the heebie jeebies which is a good thing!

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  13. OOH I love all your faces!!! But this zombie is just terrific...well done! I see you have a love of scribbler like I do!! What a great variation you have!! A fun visit!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Very creepy! :) That red eye really makes an impression!

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  15. Hey!!She's very Cute for a Zombie Girl! ^^

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  16. OMG, that face scared the heck out of me! Well done. I really like how versatile your work is!
    Thank you so very much for your lovely comment on my blog. Have a great Sunday - Irma

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  17. Fabulous zombie! I love the colours and her eyes are awesome!

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  18. S-P-O-O-K-Y!!! But Wonderful!!!!!

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  19. Now I'm imagining you working away at this and looking over your shoulder..because I watched Whitechapel and it spooked me too

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  20. Wow, What a great zombie! I love it!!

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  21. Wow, What a great zombie! I love it!!

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  22. It's not easy to paint a really scary face - you did a fantastic job. Love the colors and how you incorporated the ink that bled through the other side.

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  23. Hi Carmen!! YESSSSSS! SO awesome! I LOVE THIS (am I yelling at you?) - the colors, the mouth and especially those eyes! Bravo.
    AND thank you for your sweet message: Yes, we're using an online charter school. So I get the help of a teacher's assistant to help me with any questions, get to pick out my curriculum (which includes the core stuff), have a lesson plan provided for me (which I like) and get all of the same holidays that the other schools do. SO, turns out, I LOVE it! Seriously, it's really fun and pretty easy so far - the fact that she's only 7 helps :) - but I am surprised with my own reaction. So far, so good :))) Kiss the baby for me! xoxo

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  24. Fantastically hideous!! He creeps me out, too! Love the purple seepage for the eye....it just adds a bit of the unexpected!

    This is great!
    You and oil pastels seem meant to be!
    A mermie in this style would be lovely :)

    Big hugs,
    Cam

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  25. That is a GREAT zombie - very scary and beautifully painted.

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  26. This is kind of spooky but I do like it. Unusual idea to draw a Zombie.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  27. i love this. it's scary in a sad kinda way. GREAT painting. xox

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