Been a while since I painted a watercolor wrestling zombie, but last week’s death of Matt Bourne, aka Doink the Clown, motivated me, and I banged this puppy out during my week-long vacation back home on the beach (my only trip home this whole year…. sigh…).
TANGENT: That was a long sentences. Long sentences give me anxiety.
I’ve got another zombie I finished over the lengthy break, and I’ll share him soon enough. I may even paint a few more of these while the motivation is back. And here’s the reference I used to paint this Doink. I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t take too many artistic liberties with this one. For one, I love the bright colors the source material, and I didn’t have the heart to muddy them up aside form the flesh tone. It was also such a close up that I didn’t feel I had the adequate space to add a protruding ulna or a gaping chest wound. (You can make the argument that I should have used a different source then, but I’d counter with something along the lines of LEAVE ME ALONE.)
You can view the full set of WWF Zombies to date here.