hush! don’t tell anyone….

November 17, 2012

coming for you soon…

after a year-and-a-half of wordpress shenanigans, it looks like i’m going to be jumping ship onto my very own website!

www.zombieking.co.uk

[although currently the site isn’t ready, so that’ll redirect you to one of my other pages!]

i’m happy to say that it will be continuing this blog over at the new site. and it will also have a little shop attached, where i will be selling fragments of my artistic soul. initially this will just take the form of some fab t-shirts which i’ve designed. but further down the line, i hope to send all manner of curiosities out into the world!

but for now i’m still here, and on facebook [link]

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model – flashh
photography – lowe imaging

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tentaskull

November 2, 2012

i’ve been reflecting on how quickly things have been coming together recently…

on the 11th August, i wrote a blog post [link] saying that i was getting back into the studio to do some drawing. specifically, i was busy revamping a very old sketch – this one infact:

  • the sketch was refined, the idea adjusted, redrawn and inked.
  • then it was scanned and cleaned up digitally.
  • from there is was emailed to the screen printers, and put onto t-shirts.
  • the t-shirts have made their way around the uk, and some have even left the country, going as far afield as ontario and california.
  • they’ve been photographed professionally using an alt. model, and one of these images is to be used in a magazine [that i love] to advertise my range of designs.
  • the t-shirts are currently available for sale in a couple of shops, and once my website is finished they’ll be available to buy online too.

so here we are now – less than 3 months later – we have moved from that sketch above, to this…

not too shabby, eh?

zombieking apparel

October 31, 2012

the results of the photoshoot…

this fantastic image is to be used as my first advertising spot in big cheese magazine, which comes out in a few weeks time.

the photography/retouching is by Louise Lowe Imaging, please check her out on facebook [link], or better still – she now has a wordpress blog [link]

the model is Vivi Vicious, and you can find her model mayhem profile here [link]

these are the shots featuring my other two designs..

i must admit that organising a photoshoot was quite a daunting prospect, as i have never been involved with anything like this before – but having an experienced model, and a  professional photographer who took the reigns made the entire experience stress free. i did little more than sit back and watch them work. it was brilliant!

it was an absolute pleasure working with these two ladies, and i couldn’t be happier with the photoset.

[note: the web address [www.zombieking.co.uk] across the bottom of the photos is not yet live, but it will be soon!]

photoshoot

October 23, 2012

this happened today…

“what’s going on in the picture?” you may ask.

well, that’s one of my newly designed and printed t-shirts. being worn by a professional model. who is being shot by a professional photographer.

i’ve been a struggling artist for so long now [and i dont expect that to change in the immediate future!]. but to see the things i’ve been working towards in recent years start to come to fruition is so very satisfying. it makes all the long nights, the blue times, and the financial troubles fade away that bit further – because things are really starting to happen.

infact, it’s coming together so well, and in such a professional manner, that my usual cynical demeanour is also evaporating – leaving me with a positive outlook for the future, the like of which i haven’t known in years.

all this means that the reign of this particular zombieking may be dawning very soon 🙂

the king is undead! long live the zombieking!

zombie disco

May 24, 2012

in the aftermath of the 2.8 hours later zombie outbreak [see previous post], all of the survivors and newly infected got together to celebrate at the zombie disco..

^^this is a photo of yours truly from the show!

this afterparty was organised by the folks at inside out adventures. it featured a suitably apocalyptic themed playlist, zombie vs. survivor dance-offs, and a mass thriller dance amongst other things.

they do plenty more fun event stuff, not just zombie discos – you can check out their facebook here [link]

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in the last few days i’ve made hundreds of zombies…

i mentioned a short while ago [link] that i was part of the make-up team for 2.8 hours later in liverpool.

well, these are a couple of my photos of the infected…

i was mainly on blood duty for the duration, splattering copious amounts of the red stuff onto the zombie population.  but i also spent some time doing the base make-up, giving these guys the death-like pallor that makes them look so, well… dead!

on top of prepping all of the zombies who were loose on the streets, we also got to zombify all of the survivors who didn’t survive. across the 4 days, i reckon we must created well over 500 zombies, possibly creeping up to the 1000 mark!

this is our core team of artists, with one of the game directors [photo credit here]

starting bottom left [then going clockwise] the team are: natalie levey, ruth parry, simon [centre], lucy maude, and myself  on the bottom right. also part of the team [but not pictured] were helen quinn, bobbie mckeown, and amber shorrock.

and this is a close up of natalie..

but this next shot is probably the scariest photo i have from the entire event!

the company behind it all, slingshot, are a fantastic group to work with, and they have a real focus on giving those taking part a great experience.

if the infection comes to your city – do not evacuate too soon or you might miss out on all the fun!

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rachel & baby rosie

April 16, 2012

a number of my recent posts have centred around my major uni project – the brainchild.

im pleased to say that i’ve just finished it – the culmination of about 5 months work!

these are some of the photos of the exhibit, which were taken by my friend, rachel – the same rachel whose face has been cast in the construction of this artefact

you can read loads more about it on my other blog:
cerebrum filios – children of the brain 

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