Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Zombie Child"... an original pencil sketch done for me by the artist Brett Douglas Davis. I asked for something that combined humor and horror and was not entirely abstract.

Davis was recognized last year in the magazine New American Paintings ("Juried Exhibitions-in-Print") as a rising young American talent. My favorite pieces in his body of art are the portraits or figural pieces that employ distortion to disorient the viewer, and suggest a fascination with the shaping of identity by changes to the body. This drawing uses a minimal amount of distortion, and is mainly there for a comic effect.

Brett knew me well enough to know what a high price I put on cheap humor.

I wonder if fellow Pittsburgher Kyra Schoen of the original Night of the Living Dead (the "zombie girl") would smile if I she saw this?


Laura said...

Well I don't know if Kyra would smile (she probably would.. unless she was having a crap day and then.. maybe not):P but I'm smiling!
What a great picture!
I've always wondered what a Zombie kid would look like.. :)


Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

That is a great picture. Good thing I do not live closer....I would try to steal it! :D

What a great piece for your collection. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Max the drunken severed head said...

Laura and Chris--

I knew you two would appreciate good art!

Thanks for stopping here to say so.


Mike C. said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. And am I crazy (don't answer that) or is there more than a passing resemblance to the style of illustrator Joseph Schindelman (the original illo's for Dahl's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory/Great Glass Elevator)? Incredible line work.

Rabid Fox said...

Neat stuff. I used to be able to draw, but not so much anymore. Blerg.

By the by, you've been tagged.


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