Beware the Zombie…a Poem.

Beware the Zombie

Beware the zombie as it lumbers from town.

Battered and bloodied with an eternal frown.

If you see it, stay out of it’s path.

In order to avoid it’s undead wrath.

Don’t go near it. Stay out of it’s site.

Or suffer you will as an undead wight.

– A Poem by Jeffrey Hunt

About the Piece

I used Clip Studio Paint used to create this illustration. The inspiration for this came to me during my drive home today. I passed through the woods and some open fields and pretended to see a lone zombie walking aimlessly through the area and thought what a neat idea for a drawing and then the poem came to me afterward. Starting with a few quick sketches, I scribbled some thoughts before deciding on the final layout. I tend to spend more time on the ink layer than any other part of the illustration.

The illustration consists of four layers. The ink layer has a color layer and a gradient under it. I used a cloud brush to make the foggy effect behind the zombie. The highlight on the zombie is on a layer above the ink layer to make it “pop”.

Total time spent on the illustration was two hours from start to finish. A cup of coffee and a a great idea is all that it takes. The poem took an additional 20 minutes of playing with words.

Other Works

If you liked this, then you might also like my other works. The Concept Art Idea Book is available if you are interested in any of my style suggestions or thoughts on concept art. Also available is my latest horror comic called Compilation of Horror. It is free if you have Amazon Kindle and it’s also available in hard copy.

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