The Art of Darkness

“Portraits as Living Deads”

December 31st, 2008 by Cobwebs

Bob MarleySwiss artist Frederik Peeters has an unusually specific blog, featuring nothing but drawings of celebrities as zombies. He appears to be concentrating on celebrities who are deceased for real, but he’s still got plenty to work with.

I don’t speak French so I have no idea whether he does commissions, but a zombified portrait strikes me as a really unique gift idea. (For the right individual, of course: Don’t be giving Aunt Bessie from Shreveport a picture of herself as the living dead and expect her to thank you for it.) An undead version of the bride and groom would be an adorable memento of a gothy wedding, too.

If you also don’t speak French (or if sending off to Switzerland for a painting seems a little excessive), it might be possible to find a local artist with an open mind to spook up a portrait as well. In addition to zombies, you could cast yourself or a loved one as vampires, demons, or whatever other creature of the night makes your skirt fly up.

(Even if you aren’t in the market for a portrait, check out Peeters’ work: It’s wonderfully imaginative.)

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