My longtime friend and collaborator artist Christopher Williams began an imfamous series of custom zombie portraits in 2009. He’s been fascinated by zombies for as long as I’ve known him. He started re-imagining the people around him in his everyday life as the undead in pen and ink.
I wanted to document him drawing one of these illustrations from start to finish. So one afternoon in February, 2010 I headed up to his studio and spent a few hours filming him at work.
I chopped it down to 4 minutes of footage capturing the raw pencils and then ink work. As he progressed throughout the drawing he scanned in each phase. Below is a step by step recreation of one of his portraits. Enjoy.