|"MUERTO PERO NO OLVIDADO"|
My piece was a runaway spin off from my brainstorming session from the Video Game Gore Show collection of doodles. I had the idea of using NES carts as tombstones and zombie NES characters crawling out of the dirt. Here was my chance to revisit that concept.
I had my initial sketch planned out and kept the skull boxy to retain the NES cart vibe. I knew from the start that I wanted a sculpted, painted hybrid piece. It was pretty straight forward. Paint the cart, lightly sketch, paint the cart, sculpt the components, paint the components (with the exception of the dirt pile - why paint dirt when you can use dirt? a thin layer of glue and dusted with dirt), and finally hot glue gun the pieces all together. A lovely, unexpected result is that piece actually stands upright on it's own.