The Strain is a horror TV series that I have got hooked on recently. I remember seeing the advert on Television for it and I actually gave it a go and watched the pilot episode and what was fascinating about it was that it started off quite slow and then built up the tension and gave you subtle hints about what was going on.
Further on in the series you see what’s really happening and that the Virus is spreading fast. This series is one that is right up there with The Walking Dead and it keeps you gripped from start to end. Co Created by Guillermo Del Toro ( Pans Labyrinth, Blade 2) the Vampires in this TV show resemble the ones that featured in Blade 2. Based on a Novel Trilogy By Guillermo and Chuck Hogan.
The best thing about this horror show is that it’s unpredictable (well unless you haven’t read the novels) Who lives, who dies? It certainly is a great show to watch.
So as a little homage to the show I thought I would show a progression of a work in progress of one of the infected Virus like Vampires.
The tongue I got wrong in the first pencil draft,but before I ink it, I’ll change it to look more like it should in the series. I wanted to draw lots of the Vampire Virus worms raining down in the background and this hopefully will pay off in the final drawing as I go along. When I come to color the worms I hope to give them an Ultra Violet color (at least, that’s the plan!)
It’s interesting how the finished illustration differs from the initial pencil sketch right at the beginning. Sometimes I completely change a drawing and ruin it on those rare occasions, thankfully though I saved the drawing and was able to finish it off.
See the gallery of progress as I went along.