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Topic: zombiegirl <3 zombieboy: a valentine  (Read 27040 times)
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« on: February 12, 2009 12:26:40 PM »

My darling boyfriend isn't really into the whole Valentine's thing but I wanted to make him a valentine anyway since I so rarely get to craft something just for him. The theme of the valentine probably makes more sense if you know us - we dress up as zombies a couple of times a year (zombie walks/halloween/whatever excuse we can find). I thought it would be cute then to do a zombie valentine ^_^  My idea grew into a triptych: the first, a zombie nurse (ala silent hill) to represent me; the middle, a heart; and the last, a zombie boy to represent him. Both zombies are reaching for each other and the heart - it must be love!
His zombie is wearing the God Save the Queen hat that Nven knit for him, and his Lucky Jeans (it was a challenge to make a very rotted zombie look like him!). These are done on illustration boards (my first time using them, and they're great!!) and each measures 4x6". The drawings are done using ink and brushtip markers and the backgrounds are a combination of inks and acrylic paints. I completed them as a single piece and then cut them at the end, so that the background would flow between the images.  I'm hoping to find a frame to mount all three in tomorrow.

Here's what they look like all together

zombiegirl <3 zombieboy!


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Unexpectedly, the heart turned out to be my favorite. I also like how the little flies look like hearts!

So, I know its not exactly a traditional valentine, but i figured it's something he can enjoy year round, and (under all the gore) it still has a lovey sentiment to it.

Let me know what you think ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 12:31:28 PM »

Oh crap. What a treat for the eye. Spectacular.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 12:43:55 PM »

Aww, zombie love =p Beautiful work!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 12:46:37 PM »

That looks amazing!! I would love to receive something like this some Valentine's Day. Sigh Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009 01:32:23 PM »

eeeeekkkkk! I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009 01:36:21 PM »

that's amazing!
you're quite talented!

*xo...
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009 02:10:50 PM »

 Shocked Wow. Your skills are amazing, this is beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009 02:13:01 PM »

I love it! Smiley I really like the heart too but the rotting flesh is a close second Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009 08:04:38 PM »

thats awesome. that really is a bad ass gift. what has he said about it?
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009 10:33:43 AM »

He loved it! I found a pretty nice matted frame that fits all three, and he immediately hung it up on his side of the bed ^_^.
Funny story though - I posted this to craftster before Valentines because i figured what were the chances he'd actually SEE it since he only visits the site when I direct him to something. Turns out he was making me a valentine too (and omg its cute!), and was doing google searches for cute + zombie, and like 20 pages in to the search, he came across my post! he promises he didn't click to see the images, but when he came home on friday he admitted that he knew what I'd made for him. Tongue I guess i learned a lesson there!
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009 01:45:12 PM »

i definitely <3 this! the colours are stunning and the little details are awesome! great work!
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009 05:49:29 PM »

This is soooo cute!!!!!!! I also like the way the heart looks Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009 08:47:56 PM »

this is just beautiful Smiley

i have a couple of friends that would adore it, they got married this last summer... it was a zombie wedding  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009 01:38:52 AM »

another adoring fan here!

i love the zombie nurse - the first thing i thought of when i saw her was silent hill  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2009 01:28:37 AM »

Awww, that's so sweet somehow! Cheesy But definitely not too sweet. I love the idea and the finished product is really awesome. Your boyfriend is lucky. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2009 01:16:07 PM »

love this. awesome job!
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2009 10:13:41 PM »

The heart is my favorite part too. The green tinting is a lovely shade of rot. And heart flies, awesome! I'd love to receive a Valentine like this.

It's too bad he saw it ahead of time, but it's so great, no surprise necessary!
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2009 08:11:20 AM »

Oh wow, those are really gorgeous!
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2009 04:22:33 PM »

I think you did a fantastic job on this.
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2009 09:21:48 AM »

That nurse is hot.

Reminds me of Silent Hill a bit.

Lucky bf!
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2009 06:24:13 AM »

This is awesome. They'd look amazing with a nice frame in someone's living room/bedroom.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009 02:33:16 AM »

awesome
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2009 09:39:15 AM »

its not too often i feel this way with other peoples art. but i wish i had this for my house! awesome job!
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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009 07:46:48 AM »

Awe! Your piece is so completely endearing acidtrix! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, colorful art with us!  Grin I showed this to my husband - we tned to appreciate dark art - it holds a beauty all it's own  Smiley and he thought your pieces were pretty cool as well!  Smiley  I love the primary colors you used! Very lovely indeed! :-) I have to admit that while your zombie pics are beautiful and detailed, the heart is surreal! Nice work!  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009 04:19:10 PM »

that is by far the coolest heart i have ever seen. cooler than an actual-beating-in-the-chest-while-you-are-watching-it heart. Congrats on your skills! It's hard to get cooler than that!
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2009 06:23:19 PM »

I just joined this community. Seems interesting. ^^ Just had to tell you that I love this painting! Zombies ftw! xD
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2009 02:57:20 PM »

brilliant, the three pieces work so well together
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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2009 07:10:43 PM »

amazing! i'm not really one for the dark stuff, but those valentines are seriously cool, and so beautifully done!
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2009 11:53:43 AM »

omg I LOVE the heart drawing. I had open heart surgery when I was 2 yrs old and have had sort of an obsession for hearts.
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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2010 01:42:36 PM »

My freaking god that is way cool.
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1, I love this.
2, is Zombie!boy wearing a Jayne hat, or am I just a dork?
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