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El Zombo Pinup

Dave Wilkins / El Zombo

El Zombo is the brainchild of comic artist Dave Wilkins, and is the story of the unlikely friendship between a temperamental undead wrestler and an equally difficult 10-year-old girl from East L.A.

I was delighted to receive a commission from dave to produce a single page 'pinup' for the book, and with total creative freedom I decided that a big crazy scene with our zombie wrestler hero amidst a sea of ghoulish shenanigans would be a treat for the eyes.

This is drawn using Adobe Photoshop, my trusty left hand, and with special thanks to Dave Follett for colour consultation.

 El Zombo artwork by creator Dave Wilkins

El Zombo artwork by creator Dave Wilkins

 Sketch

Sketch

 Some process: base colours, and some colour experimentation

Some process: base colours, and some colour experimentation

 

Shane Porteous

Gift Caricature / Ben Porteous

Best known for his role as Dr. Terence Elliot on Australian TV drama's  "A Country Practice", actor Shane Porteous also worked as an animator, and is a proud father and grandfather.  I was delighted to be commissioned to draw him as a gift from his son, Ben.

This is rendered with brush and ink on watercolour paper, using a watered-down ink as a wash for the grey areas.

Like all my work, the process always starts with a quick thumbnail for concept and composition, followed by a sketch, and with approval I move on to the finished art.

Shane_Porteous.jpg
 Reference photo

Reference photo

 Initial Thumbnail

Initial Thumbnail

 Pencil Sketch

Pencil Sketch

 

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