Friday, 19 July 2013

Night of the Living Dead Graduation

Had a very eventful week this week. To begin with I got my new zombie pin-up tattoo at Kings Cross Tattoo Parlour. She's a beaut. Then last weekend I went to a ten year school reunion which turned out to be a lot of drunken fun catching up with everyone. Then Tuesday was my graduation, which now means I have to look for a real job and career...
In the mean time I painted these! Partly in preparation for my graduation day and partly inspired by my new zombie tattoo, which in turn was inspired by my final project in my Foundation degree.
On the zombie hand I have the door from The Walking Dead TV series which reads 'don't open, dead inside', the face of the girl in Night of the Living Dead, the zombie cover of Dawn of the Dead, the hands coming through the wall from Day of the Dead and the zombie hand on the fence from Land of the Dead. These are the films which inspired me to study this course at university after meeting George Romero and Tom Savini a few years ago. The Walking Dead is a show I aspire to work on with the talented Greg Nicotero.
The graduation hand is similar to last years with the University of the Arts logo, 'Class of 2013' in our graduation colours and a silhouette of people throwing their hats on a glittery background.
Have had an awesome time this week and I'm now looking forward to beginning the next step in my career...

This is my awesome new zombie pin-up tattoo done by the very talented Ken Carlos:

Monday, 8 July 2013

Stars of LFCC

Braved the extremely hot weather to attend the London Film and Comic Convention this weekend. With many film and TV stars going I decided I should choose nine of them to paint homage to on my nails.
To begin with I have LFCC (abbreviation for the convention). The rest of this hand is dedicated to Game of Thrones actors attending. Khal Drogo played by Jason Momoa, a Tyrion Lannister quote "God of tits and wine" played by Peter Dinklage, Cersai Lannister's armoured corset played by Lena Headey and Hodor played by Kristian Nairn.
On my other hand I have Daryl Dixon's crossbow from The Walking Dead for Norman Reedus. E.T.'s hand as there were a few of the E.T. cast in attendance, including the actress who played his hands. The front cover of the first Dark Tower graphic novel 'The Gunslinger' for Robin Furth, one of the illustrators. The face of Darth Maul from Phantom Menace for Ray Park. Last but not least, David Hasselhoff's Baywatch shorts and hairy chest.
The convention was great fun and we got to see many familiar faces from film and TV shows, however we were a little disappointed about the main stars, Norman Reedus, Peter Dinklage and David Hasselhoff being behind screens so we couldn't actually see them unless we paid them for it.
Looking forward to the next one in October. Hopefully the entire Game of Thrones cast will be there this time!

Here's a pic I took of Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters car: