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3.61 / 5.00

Oct 5, 2011 | 1:05 PM EDT
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Well this is my entry for both the Halloween 2011 contest and the NG 2012 Calendar. I never really drew Pico and Nene before and I really enjoyed drawing them. I really went all out on this picture so I really hope you all enjoy it.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I liked that, however it's an horrible (as in zombies, not in badly drawn) painting, at first sight it looks like a very happy painting.

One small negative point is that the moon looks more like a sun to me, with the orange glow of the moon itself and the red in the sky.

But still, it's a wonderful piece of art. It's detailed, and the different coloured hills give a nice illusion of depth. And she sitting there being content about the people she just killed finishes the piece.

By the way, until now I didn't notice that it was Nene who killed Pico, Darnell and the rest. It makes me wonder who the rest of the people are she killed.

ZombieMonkey responds:

I originally wanted to include some UBER kids. So it easily could be them :P


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wonderful :]

I really love the background, and all of the features that you added into it!
The colors in this probably have to be my favorite part; as they really capture that feeling of an October sundown.

The characters look nice, but I would have liked to see a tad more detail in their faces. also, the dead zombiething/ gaint zombie arm is kinda confusing.
Overall though; that night skyline, moon, and stars over a field of pumpkins did it for me man. This is a really amazing piece bro... i really dig it!

Happy Halloween! :D

-Review Request Club-

ZombieMonkey responds:

Thanks for the review. Someone else pointed out the arm to me in an earlier review, and you both are right. i should have worked on it's presentation a tad more. As for the lack of details on the face, I tried not to overdo it to much, because I feared of ruining the picture. I'm still trying to get comfortable in this style and I obviously need more time with it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nicely fun

This seems pretty normal to Nene since she is almost always killing someone and what not with her knifes. Very good Halloween image in my opinion though as it gives a feel of her just having fun killing her friends again in what seems to be normal anyways. No matter where she is, Nene seems happy to kill anything.

The stars look cool to me and the night sky seems calming as well making it alright to me I think. The ground is also good and I like the blood splatter that is on her shoe and partly on Pico's decapitated head too.

The pumpkins seem to have an evil feel about them as Nene simply smiles at her artwork and looking around with knifes behind her back too. The shading and details and such are great here and I like ever bit of it. The tombstones are nice and I guess she is paying respect to Darnell as well too right?

Overall, very dark yet nice image.

Review Request Club

ZombieMonkey responds:

Thank you so much for the review. :D


Rated 4 / 5 stars


I see Nene sitting on a grave stone, "by the moonlight". There is a city in the background, and there is smoke from them. There are laughing pumpkins sprawled here and there, and a zombie's dead head on the ground.

I like the cartoon style that you used, and I can't find many a flaw in this art. I'll talk about what flaws I did manage to find, though. First off, I'll start with the zombie head and its arm: There's a zombie head that's drawn perfectly, except there's blood on the bone and a few more centimeters away. On its own, I wouldn't count it as a bad point, however, in this case, there's an arm there. The arm isn't what's a bad point; rather that there's blood on that, and it's right below the head. It sticks out, but since that arm isn't supposed to be alive, since I can see a small part of the arm cut off at the bottom, and it wouldn't move because it's cut off.

That's what I see, however, and I could be mistaking that arc at the bottom of the zombie arm for a sleeve; so I won't reduce any stars for that.

The pumpkins themselves are perfect, and have an eerie laugh carved onto them; there is no flaw in them at all, they're (like I said before) perfect. The only one off that I noticed is the one in the far back -- I couldn't distinguish between its face and its laugh.

The zombie face (I'm presuming that's...Pico?) is nicely drawn, with a dead expression with mouth wide open and blood splattered on it, with a -- transparent?? -- bone, presumably its neck cut open. Nene is smiling with legs crossed, albeit without arms. The factories in the background have smoke billowing in the background, or are they burning buildings? The stars are scattered here and there, but they're not twinkling, sadly, and some stars that should have been behind the smoke aren't.

These are all the things I liked in the picture. All in all, it was a very good piece of art! I wouldn't really call it "sitting by the moonlight" though, since the sun's already up, rather "sitting by the dawn", or something.

~~ Summary ~~

~~ Good points ~~
1) Nice rendition of Nene and Pico
2) Pumpkins!
3) Good detailing everywhere

~~ Bad points ~~
1) Stars aren't shining
2) Stars that are supposed to be behind smoke are in front
3) That arm could easily be mistaken for one lying irregularly

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ZombieMonkey responds:

I really appriciate this review, it was a great and REALLY helpful read. Now that you pointed out these flaws I definitely see them, annd see how I could have done better on them.

Thanks for the great review mate :D


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I don't see how this didn't score higher...

this is really cool, the colors are great! and the style is nice too. plus it's obvious you put some time into this. good work :)

oh right before I clicked "submit review" I noticed the subtle textures, and those are really nice. They Really contribute to the feel of the piece. so I added another star :D

ZombieMonkey responds:

Thank you so much for the review. :D