Here's my illustration for the second installment of The Country series - an ongoing series of short stories written by and based on the real-life experiences of my uncle, Michael Draper, as he, my dad and my uncle Neil hunted, fished and everything in between in the place near and dear to all their hearts. A place nicknamed "The Country".
If you'd like to read this story, entitled "The Country: Black Cherry" you can find it HERE and if you missed the 1st installment you can simply click HERE.
Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you soon,
Happy Friday everyone!
Just wanted to post a couple photos of this joyful undead gentleman. This is actually my very FIRST zombie drawing.. Ever!.. that my memory recalls of at least.
I started this just for fun at the previous month's 3rd Friday event after a friend of mine brought up The Walking Dead. Then it struck me that I'd never tried my hand at a zombie. So here's a quick progress shot of this fellow in the early stages. I actually did this with straight pens, makers & paint markers. No pencils in sight.
This gives it a sketchy loose appearance that I enjoy and have been doing much of lately. It makes the process very intuitive and reactive with the white paint markers allowing it to feel almost like painting, which I'm a big fan of.
I actually finished this drawing up at the Eastern Shore FAN CON the following week where my extremely friendly convention neighbor, and Zombie Prom coordinator, Sherry Billings bought it. Thanks again Sherry, hope you dig it!
And if you're curious about the Harford County Zombie Prom you can visit them online right HERE.
Thanks too to Michael Perry for the great photos. Much appreciated man. If you'd like to see more of Mike's work check out his excellent website at www.lensface.com.
Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you soon!
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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