Well... After much "shoe-horning" of the kinds of things I love to paint into the theme of this weeks illustration friday theme, (Shy) I came up with this. I just couldn't envision drawing yet another doe-eyed naive sketch of a girl peeking out from mum's side, or a maybe a kitten or a puppy,
(not that there's anything wrong with that, but it really isn't me!) ... so here's my take.
A bizarre zombie coconut shy, presided over by a lank-haired sideshow freak, in which one throws coconuts at severed heads (of course!). The carnival's name is taken from the father of the modern zombie film, George Romero, who also appears as the central head, flanked left and right by Messrs Tom Savini (Movie make-up genius) and John Carpenter, the horror movie director and composer.
Taking the sage advice of "Do what you love." It turns out that THIS is what I love to do.!
(painting macabre illustrations, not throwing coconuts at severed heads!)
Thank you for viewing.