Thursday, August 23, 2012

Seeing Double

Recently a client approached me about creating an alter similar to Army of the Damned I did back in January. With each new painting, I always like to reference something new instead of simply rehashing an image I've already worked on. I'm a big fan of The Walking Dead comic series, specifically the first several issues Tony Moore worked on until Charlie Adlard replaced him.

I suggested recreating a one of Moore's nice black and white splash panels that had a lot of great detail, but also offered an alternative color piece from the cover of The Walking Dead #16.

He generously offered to commission both!

It was cool to see how a particular concept can go in two separate directions. Both reference the same artist and subject matter, but possess their own unique character. A joy to work on!