Sketch to Final Art: Zombies Love Brains

Very soon (October 21st) you’ll be able to get your hands on this great little book I did the illustrations for.

Zombies Love Brains is a salutary tale for young readers, aged 3 and over, which explains that becoming a zombie is no reason to be impolite to others, or to take things that don’t belong to you without asking first.

You can order a copy on Amazon here.

Here’s how I went from sketches to final art for just one page.

Here, two of the kids are trick or treating. Except one of the kids isn’t in costume. He’s a zombie with a bucket full of juicy brains.


img-2Unfortunately the zombie as trick or treater didn’t fit the timeline of the story so, my zombie buddy has been turned into a vampire instead.
pg-5Here’s the inked line work. This is really an area I’d like to be better at. If I can one day afford to get a tablet to do the line work digitally it’ll be great.
Here’s the near final color work. All the elements are colored in and I’ve added the older brother and sister zombies to the background, searching for candy? or sweet, sweet brains?
This isn’t the final art for the book but I dropped this quick image of the night’s sky in for this blog post.


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Mike Kloran

Educational Designer from Brooklyn New York. I'm a teacher, an artist, an athlete and constantly doing, making, drawing, creating! It's a busy life but I'm doing what I love and that's what matters most to me!

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