The client, Haunt Holdings, wanted an image for their annual haunted house on the Lower East Side of New York. Their theme this time was Urban Myths and I had about two weeks to do it.
The concept was a zombie coming out New York City manhole.
The first order of business was research. What did a sewer cover look like? Although there are a variety of covers in New York, this one was pretty typical and easy enough to model.
The next step was to recreate this, first in 2D and then 3D.
Then I cut a pice of 1/2" MDF on my Shopbot
to create this...
Now some paint...
Now we composite in some background.
Unfortunately, the client wants a reshoot. So we summon up another zombie...