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ROUND #160 :: ERICA, ZOMBIE-SLAYERDESCRIPTION
Erica's life was quite fine before, thank-you-very-much. She had just accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Robert, landed herself a nice job with a nicer paycheck and an apartment downtown.
Now Robert is a flesh-eating zombie, the entire world in in panic and Erica has to fight for survival just to make it day-to-day.
Let's just say, Erica is one angry little lady.
- Near future, zombie apocalypse
- Erica is around 30 years old
- Zombie boyfriend is optional. ;]
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Last edited by Aly Fell; May 27th, 2009 at 07:42 PM.
heh...with as many people as I know who are into zombies, I think this would make me a bad friend if I didn't do this CHoW.
yep this one will be massive haha cant wait...
Cool idea! I'm a little sketchy about what is meant by 'near future' (is it a year? ten years? a hundred?) but it's probably best kept vague for a bit more freedom.
The initial plan in my head was of Erica tearfully fending off a zombified Robert buuut having noticed some of the discussions in the previous thread about design vs illustration and the fact the last CHOW I submitted was also a tearful girl and I don't want to gain the reputation of some guy who draws crying ladies all the time... I will try to go for a more 'slayer' deal.
Great topic! Here is a little sketch of my idea so far. Erica riding her zombie-boyfriend with a saddle and stuff.
Here's a quick sketch of what I have thus far. ^^
*puts popcorn in microwave*
Initial... well, second, idea. To tie into the fiancée story, I decided Erica was trying on wedding dresses when the zombie apocalypse took hold. Keeping the skin tone dark to contrast with the white dress. Not sure whether or not to put any actual zombies in or not.
The image feels a little static, not very much energy, fear or anger... think I need to find a good scenario where there is more action but the focus remains on Erica and the character design.
Edit: slightly more dynamic pose... I hope. >_>
Last edited by Gavage; May 25th, 2009 at 11:08 AM.
Dirty pencincils of mine at the moment.
Gonna be one seriously tough round.
I see Erica as a wannabe exec who lives in an expensive neighbourhood (out of her range) and cant live without her VR-mobilephone-headpiece-glasses.
The axe and fiance were unfortunate but necessary - its just business honey!
But check out the rock on her finger!
Look forward to seeing what people come up with for this.
I love the topic for this CHow.
Erika works at an office as a secretary, she doesn’t know about guns, she doesn’t know about weapons, she only knows Staplers.
I want the piece to look quite epic. With the city in ruins and set on fire on the back.
Erika coming up a mountain of zombies left incapacitated with a staple on their foreheads.
her expression, is furious, those wretched zombies just ruined her wedding plans.
This is going to be a really fun one.
thanks for not specifying her job.
Argh! Feels like forever since I did a CHoW.. and now there's something zombie related.. I'mma have to try and get something done for this one!
Iysgaard - Sweet idea
Dave Mcleod - Looking good Dave .
Here's mine. I'm glad to have made a decent start this early on. The final should be pretty complex so i'll definitely need the time. Basically, Erica was minding her own business, getting ready for work when all of a sudden, ZOMBIES!!! Worried for both her own safety and for the safety of her fiance who had already left for work, she grabbed a photo of the two of them (so that she could ask people if they had seen him), and the gun from the top drawer and headed for the balcony of her new apartment.
The ground below will also be full of zombies, and there will be lots o' spattery gore. In case it isn't clear yet, she has just kicked the zombie in front of her and now her shoe is stuck in the side of it's head. Crits definitely welcome. Cheers
Dang...Arthur Two Sheds is already whooping-butt!!!!
Awesome topic...if I didn't suck so bad I would totally rock it!!!! and I shall indeed try.
@ Arthur 'Two Sheds': Wow...I LOOOOOVE her face/expression! watch out for her right leg (our left) it looks like it's twisted the wrong way, as if it were another left leg (our right )
@ masanyo: Nothing like Chibi-con-carnage
@ davidmcleod: HA! it's like Dawn of the dead Matrix.....it could happen!
@ lysgaard: Wow, cool idea, and nice tie-in from last round....
@ Missile: I like the costume a lot...see if you can make her more "tense" in the action pose to add drama!
@ PsycheDragon: Parangs are serious zombie killing weapons! make sure you look at some reference for the gun...looks a little sketchy
@ Tommoy: Ka-plow! nice action shot...she's looking a little old tho..dont you think?
off to sketch! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Got an exam tomorrow, but then I'm free for a couple of weeks.
Might actually get one in!
Quick question, I'm experimenting with styles at the moment, is a graphic novel style entry acceptable?
Like Watchmen style drawings?
Great topic, I just lurve drawing rabid zombies.
To get that undead ref I'll take a pic of myself at like 4am.