the world as we know it has ended and mother nature starts taking back what’s hers. there are no zombies or cannibals or murderous bandits. the most valued members of the community are those who know how to garden and farm, sew and weave, treat wounds, work wood or build with bricks, cook from scratch.
people bond together to begin rebuilding instead of killing each other. everyone teaches each other whatever they do know and works together to figure out the stuff none of them know. books become incredibly valued resources because they’re often the only way to learn critical information. if someone is elderly, disabled, or otherwise unable to work at the same level as most of the community, they’re taken care of by the others, not told any sort of “survival of the fittest” bs.
as the generations ware on, communities begin expanding into small cities. some of the settlements even find ways to repurpose solar or wind power on a small scale and have electricity in some of their buildings. storytellers wander the countryside telling tales of the old world in return for some hot stew or a place to rest for the night, and the mythos of the new world start to incorporate elements of the past. the only thing that remains constant is that humans survive, and they do it by working together.
I asked my mom why she was always so chatty and friendly with the neighbours fully expecting her to explain some social rules that make no sense to me but she just looked at me dead serious and was like “we need allies for the zombie apocalypse”
when the seas are full, their dead will walk the earth.
alternative title: 2SPOOPY4ME
last week was the second round of digital painting featuring the pirate model. I decided to take a different spot that day to take advantage of the awesome blue light washing over the side of the model.
this was a difficult piece in that it took me several tries to figure out a composition I liked. I wasted too much time noodlin’ on the skellies and ultimately all the detail got drowned in the green flame, haha. :( lessons were learned!
it’s also my first time throwing two different fire colors into a drawing. haha, I don’t know how I feel about that.
i attached some examples of some of my composition exploration below the final image. the image that follows is the model versus what I actually painted in class.