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Glenn and Maggie of The Walking Dead! Valentine's Day Edition Speed Painting! (SeeBonnyDraw)

Illustration for article titled Glenn and Maggie of The Walking Dead! Valentines Day Edition Speed Painting! (SeeBonnyDraw)

I’m late with an illustration/post...Again. But better late than never...Let’s get down to this week’s SeeBonnyDraw subject of one of my favorite couples on TV: Glenn and Maggie on AMC’s The Walking Dead!

With the series set to return on Valentine’s Day this year, I thought it’d be perfect to focus on a couple and celebrate love for the holiday! Over the years for SeeBonnyDraw, I’ve come to paint Rick, Daryl, and Michonne, who are all great characters and fan favorites. Glenn is a personal favorite of mine and he’s been with the crew since day 1 so I was excited to go into this piece.

Recording Time: 3H 24M

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Illustration for article titled Glenn and Maggie of The Walking Dead! Valentines Day Edition Speed Painting! (SeeBonnyDraw)

The reference I used came from a magazine photoshoot and I gotta say getting the likenesses of these two, while not exact, was a challenging process. I originally planned to go more loose and less realistic, but as I painted the couple, it felt better to go more gritty in reflection of the actual show. Glenn was the easier likeness to capture and it took a while to get Maggie’s - I wonder if it had to do with tonal coloring style which is my own thought after studying the video playback. So long as I got in the ballpark, I felt like I could push the piece out.

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Watch the process:

As for the background, I knew at the start I was going to do something with a heart for the Valentine’s Day theme. In fact, I was planning on painting an actual heart with blood and guts and everything else plastered behind the two. I thought it might get too gory for the holiday but it would still fit with the Walking Dead theme of things....Ultimately I went with something more stylized that framed the couple in a more dramatic/simpler way.

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I released the piece on Valentine’s Day originally on a few of my social media platforms but the next day I felt like I could work out a few kinks that I had to overlook to push it on schedule with the holiday and the show’s mid season return. I dunno what it is but I find that when I publish stuff, I see my mistakes more than ever...Perhaps it has to do with the fact that my brain registers things in a new light knowing people are going to be absorbing the work and that thought creates a whole new perspective to look through.

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Oh, and in terms of the video, after 41 episodes, I decided to change the intro music! The old music was made for me by a friend so it was hard to remove it but i felt like it was time to freshen things up. I had already changed the thumbnail style, the outro screen, and in general still had the new year vibe so I edited up Kevin Macleod’s “Blip Stream” and also simplified visual elements for the intro. I felt like before it took a while to start up the actual footage so everything is much more to the point. The Marvel movie logo style flipping through illustrations stayed since I felt it was important to show my journey throughout the series before each new episode and quite frankly, looks cool and spiffy~

I’m happy with the piece now and I hope you enjoyed it and the write up! Moreover, I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day regardless if you’re single or in a relationship! I’ll be back really soon with this coming week’s illustration and video...See you soon. HADOUKEN!!!

-Bonny

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Illustration for article titled Glenn and Maggie of The Walking Dead! Valentines Day Edition Speed Painting! (SeeBonnyDraw)
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