2011 Monster Month: Day 1 – The Drawing Dead

WELCOME to the return of Monster Month!

This is my third annual offering of a piece of monster art every week day throughout the month of October. Some creatures will manifest themselves as watercolor paintings, some as inked drawings, digital art, pencil drawings, and even sketches direct from the pages of my sketchbook.

Word must have gotten out, because this past year I actually had a few commissioned monster assignments come across my desk, so I’ll be sharing some of those monsters with a purpose as well.

As has become tradition the past couple of years, the first monster drawing of the month was inspired by my mirror. In year one I was Frankenstein’s monster, and year two I was the Wolfman. So, with zombies being the most media savvy beasts these days, Monster Month will be kicked off with the Chad Frye Zombie! When creating my art, I’m usually most conscientious about the composition, but this time, I had to keep in mind the decomposition. (Can I have a rimshot, Smitty?)


Chad Frye Zombie Guy
You might think this is a creepy drawing, but it’s really how I look in the mornings. Be thankful this is only a drawing – I haven’t brushed my teeth yet.


Well, there you have it. And to think I did have braces when I was a teenager. Zombie life can be so unforgiving, especially on my skin. Sooo hard to keep those pores open.

Tomorrow I’ll share with you some behind-the-scenes goodies on the piece of art that got me started on this whole monster kick.