Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pop Culture League: Here There Be Monsters - The Painted Dead


This week's Pop Culture League assignment, in time for October and Halloween, is: Here There Be Monsters

If you don't know it already by reading my blog, I am a big fan of The Walking Dead. I watch the show, collect the figures, and read the comic books.

For those who don't read the comic books, after every 5-6 issues, a compiled trade paperback is released containing those issues. It kind of looks like this:


Volume 1 - Days Gone Bye

What's cool about these trade paperbacks is the zombies at the bottom of each paperback connect to make one continuous horde. 


So I had this idea, that I wanted to paint each cover (minus the top part of the photo) and just paint a canvas with each set of zombies and then make all those paintings connect.

So here is the process for how I made Volume 1 and 2. I am using 11x14 canvases.










Continuing on to Volume 3 and 4.













And volumes 6-9.






 















And here they are side by side.



Since the Trade Paperbacks are up to Volume 26, I started Volume 11-20 with an assembly line. Need to finish these up and get the rest done as well.





















 More from the League:

Epic monster collection from Brother Midnight

Alexis' Universe shows us creepy animals

Mr. Smith's Plastic Bubble honors Godzilla

20 Years Before 2000 grew up on Crystal Lake

I have a craving for McDonald's after reading The Nerd Nook

15 comments:

  1. Wow, nicely done! You're gonna be bummed when next week's challenge is announced (tentatively scheduled to be: The Walking Dead!). ;)

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    1. Thanks Brian! I'm sure I'll come up with something. I was actually thinking of making life size wooden cutouts of some of these zombies and putting them in my yard for Halloween. Hmmmmm....?

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  2. Wow! I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead and you sir did an amazing job on this project!

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    1. Thanks. Just need to finish it. 1-10 was done two years ago. 11-20 was started in April and haven't touched it since. Just need to devote an hour each day or a few hours on the weekend while watching football.

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  3. beautifully done. made me think of a song by Tom Smith called "Undead Happy Trees" which I think you would get a kick out of.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_CPGkVvYc

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  5. I really love the way you showed the progression of each piece- I can't draw a straight line unless computer aided, so I really respect what I am seeing there

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    1. Thanks. Appreciate it. Wish I had time to spend more on it. Will have to find the time.

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  6. Zombies scare the crap out of me, but great work!

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  7. Holy Kirkman.....those are brilliant! You have some serious talent my friend....

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  8. Holy Kirkman.....those are brilliant! You have some serious talent my friend....

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