after a long time of ignoring the "all- over- the- world- zombie- hype" , a friend of mine asked me to do a zombie for her dad as a christmas present.
"Sure my dear" i said and started sculpting a zombieface on my ultracal facecast without looking for reference because: "it cant be sooo hard to do a great zombie"- my demolished brain thougt-
I did an ultracal Mold and "latexted" and "foamed" the zombieface out of it. I also tried out the painting with prosaide + acrylics (instead of my prefered silicone+oilpaints mixture) aaaaaaand voila: I kicked the hole thing into the garbage can.... and the second one, too. And the third is still waiting "latexed" in the mold for 4 weeks now....
That was a humbling experience Back to the roots- i searched in the www. for zombies shamefaced and while doing that, my passion for zombies was woken up.
I started a new sculpture and this time with a lot of energy and passion, quite different to the first attempt. Searched in the web for injuries, walking dead zombs, anatomically things and of course for skin texture and sculpting lessons (sure here at the great SWSCA xD) like a maniac. Spend almost 500$ in ordering smooth on platinum silicone and paints, Monster Makers- FX teeth- kit and so on and so on for the second attempt- nearly hyperrealistic
Here is, what i have so far and i would wish you to comment with constructive criticism:
I know, that there is a lot to do of refining and correcting some spots in the skin texture. Maybe someone could help me to find those spots and having ideas for techniques, tools or something like that. Especially the folds on the left cheekbone seem to be to regular... something is wrong there xD