So I’m doing up a portrait… but it isn’t actually going to be shaded, as this image implies. I was just playing around with my wacom and felt the urge to fill in some rough shading!
It’s going to be turned into a vector, if I have my way. Even though it is not yet finished, I thought I’d better pop something up onto the blog for now, since I’ve left it for so long without an update. I’ve gone way too long without putting a sketch up, don’t you think?
I’ll put up the finished product when I’m done!
Today’s is going to be a very short post… I’m feeling horridly ill and even sitting in front of the computer is taking it out of me.
As a result, this image is another of Lolli, who you can see a couple of posts down… and I think she’s reflecting my condition quite well. If I didn’t have to sit here for longer, I’d put a bandage on her head and a thermometer between her fangs.
Part two… because it was so requested by someone!
The next player in our little zombie adventure: Brittoni Hittaker. Plucky zombie-fighting companion to Jimminy Jonestown, she’s a lawyer by day and a hip-hop enthusiast by… well… all the time. She just can’t play it in court unless she finds a way to sneak it in as evidence.
When Zompocalypse strikes, Jimminy is the first person she’ll seek out… especially since he works right next door. Forget the blackberry though – that’s not gonna do squat against the zombie horde. She’ll make a move straight to the nearest liquor store to set up a base of command.
Hey, if you’re facing fairly inevitable demise, you might as well go down happy and just a little bit tipsy. Rather a bit tipsy. Ok, ok, let’s be honest here – blindingly drunk with a grenade in one hand, a wine bottle in the other, caches of artillery strewn within easy reach and Monty Python blaring on the nearest big-screen tv.
And hey – if you get holed up in there too long, at least you have something to drink.
Jimminy and Brittoni make a good team too – mutually derisive, neither of them are hesitant about bringing the other down a few notches when necessity dictates they should… and even when it doesn’t. There’s no pulling of punches between those two.
Never fear that there will be a budding romance between them though – even the end of the world doesn’t make that a good idea. Just think of all the mutually destructive vodka-swilling they would get up to!
Want to understand where this has come from? Read yesterday’s post. I may or may not have been musing about the existence of zombie-rats as the result of scientific testing as a precursor to the regular zombie apocalypse, colloquially known as ‘Zompocalypse’.
Let’s try to follow my logic for a sec: Rats turn into zombies because of weird and wacky mad scientists trying to create the next great bio-weapon and testing said bio-weapon on rats. Zombie-rats escape the lab (hey, if the Rats of Nymph can do it, super-smart zombie-rats can too) and bite everything in sight… thus turning humans (and other creatures) into zombies too.
These zombie-rats aren’t the slow-moving, arms-outstretched, brain-dead zombies of yore… These zombie-rats are smart. They’re so darn smart, they understand the concept of sweet sweet revenge. And they’re willing to act on it.
So, what enjoys swooping on rats, scooping them up, and supping on their still-warm innards after pecking them to death? Owls. It is only natural that these new super-smart zombie-rats would plot to overcome the vicious owls who have plagued them so long. Zombie-rats swarm the not-zombie-owls, biting em all over, and thus making zombie-owls (perhaps even mind-controlled zombie-owl minions). The great chain of life (or death, as it were) is complete… or… something like that, anyway.
Ok, I realize that it’s a little out there, but I really did want an excuse to draw a zombie owl. That, and I am incredibly surprised at the significant lack of zombie animals in these movies… the best I think I’ve seen is a few rabid dogs. I realize that human afflictions often don’t translate into the animal world and visa versa, but surely a few do, right? Zombie-ism should be one!
Anyhow… that is all for today. Viva-la-zombies!
So it is just going to be a short post tonight… I’m in a bit of a short post mood. This is Yuki, and Yuki is incredibly and adorably cute, if you ask me.
That is all.