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Zombies vs Cheerleaders Color by Pigz-n-Zen Zombies vs Cheerleaders Color by Pigz-n-Zen
Holy balls this took forever. With my schedule the way it is, I was hoping to get it done by Halloween. Looks like I came in just under the wire.

Enjoy all you little freaks, and Happy Halloween! :)


Original Pencils by... :iconstalk:

Bad ass inks by... :iconfrostdusk:


Creator of the awesome comic Zombies vs Cheerleaders... :icon5finity:

Color applied by... :iconpigz-n-zen:
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:iconjezabelpheonix:
:iconpigz-n-zen: This was an amazing piece.You and your co-artists should be very pleased with yourselves. The inked lines are very clean, fluid, and crisp. The perspective is pretty much dead on (no pun intended) with a style that loosely resembles the horror comics of the late silver-bronze age of American comics (early issues of Swamp Thing, while he is not a zombie, may aid you guys with inspiration in style and colors).

Now, on to your colors, since you are the one suggesting the critique, I am assuming this is where you want the focus to be. :)

Your coloring and use of shading is done real well. I applaud you with keeping the colors more basic on this piece. Going overboard and using many colors for an added sense of realism sometimes detracts from the beauty of pencils and inks themselves. Don't be afraid to use more colors and shading where applicable, however.

Bonus for making the zombies not all a uniform color. Making all zombies (and human characters as well) the exact some color and tone is a fatal flaw alot of colorists seem to make and they in turn, loose a sense of believability with the audience.

Another suggestion: experiment and play around with your brushes, filters, and textures. They can sometimes do the same effect or better than you're trying to create in matter of seconds vs minutes or hours. Using a wide variety brushes would also add another dynamic element to your work.

All in all, great work. Keep it up!
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Maetch Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
How prophetic, what with Lollipop Chainsaw on the video-gaming horizon.
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Mark35950 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I'm not little!
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OZ1125 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
isnt she scared to get blood on that bubble gum?
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WemblyFraggle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Buffy Summers, eat your heart out :D
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Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks!
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badlyacidic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats badass
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bboyjonnjonn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Amazing piece!
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:iconpigz-n-zen:
Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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likwidlead Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Nice Work,Colors Look Great!
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TM2DB Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Writer
Amazing... The only thing that comes to mind while I study this is 'what flavor bubble gum is green?"
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:iconpigz-n-zen:
Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have to guess, green apple? Lol!
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:iconjezabelpheonix:
JezabelPheonix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome work, man! I can see why that'd take forever, alot going on in that page, lol. Could be worse, I feel sorry for George Perez's colorist at times, lol.
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:iconpigz-n-zen:
Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
:icongrin--plz:
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:iconjezabelpheonix:
JezabelPheonix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
No problem,man! Can't wait to see more of your work.:)
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! I really like that you gave each zombie it's own color and their muted palettes really help to pop out our cheerleading heroine.

Only things I see that kind of stand out and bring the piece down a few notches (and I'm not a colorist by any means so take this with a grain of salt) is the areas that appear to still be in a 'flats' state. Most notably being the hand under the zombie on the right and some little spots here and there that aren't as noticible at quick glance.

Again, maybe this is how you wanted it to look and by no means diminishes my enjoyment of your work on this piece.

I really love the texture and attention you gave to the zombie there on the left. From his mottled skin to the slickness of his hanging tongue you just hit that one out of the park.

Great work man and thanks (from my end anyway) for the head's up on it.
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Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your feedback. I agree that some of the colors are still on the flat side. With the hand in question, I really didn't know what to do with it. The inks gave it an amount of depth that I didn't want to fiddle with, but I agree that I could have done more.

Once I got away from it for a week or so, and came back and looked at it with fresh eyes (lol) I was worried that all the color in the zombies would take away from the cheerleader. So I dropped the saturation and brightness on that layer a bit and it made her pop more. I'm not a pro by any means, and I do this just for fun, not to make excuses. I really appreciate you stopping by and giving it a look, and the constructive criticism. I try my best to do the original artists proud. I don't want to step on any toes. Hahaha!

Thanks again for giving it a look. It was fun to do and a good workout for me.
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frostdusk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
BRAVO brotha. I bow down and worship you for taking this daunting task. I thought the inking was bad enough but coloring had to be a true nightmare. Once again BRAVO!
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Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! All props to you on the inks. It made my job that much easier.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick-Ass work man ! Great Zombie colours =D
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:iconpigz-n-zen:
Pigz-n-Zen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Bro! It was a marathon job. I've been meaning to stop by and say what's up. I looked at some of your new stuff and its really good. Get with me if there's something you want worked on. Always good to hear from ya.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like ya spent ages on it =D and thanks man, been doing a few pieces for :iconbattle-artist: its a great group. If you want to work on any of my pencils work away =D =D =D
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