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As an avid horror movie fan throughout my childhood and adult years, I have always had an love and interest in Special FX makeup & design. Working many Halloween projects, Haunted Houses and Halloween Haunts I was soon deep into the art of decorating props and scenes for many local spook houses and shows. As an avid artist and designer with the knowledge of prop art and makeup FX design, I felt applying these thechniques to digital art through custom portraits could be something interesting and fulfilling. Since my direction in art had moved through graphic and Illustration design to web-based User Experience and web development & design, I thought I'd get a kick out of painting custom Zombie portraits for others to enjoy the path I left behind in the movie and special effects makeup relm. I welcome you to explore some of my creations I have made. If you are looking for something interesting to show others or just hang on your wall for fun and fright, please feel free to contact me for commission work anytime.

Since the launch of the LIVING DEAD PORTRAITS© site, many features are still to be added. Please check back for new updates, features and options for your viewing pleasure. Thank you for your interest in the world of the Undead...


LIVING DEAD PORTRAITS© are a one-of-a-kind, unique peice af art designed especially for the zombie and horror movie fan! Just as the title boasts, they are CUSTOM. Each Custom LIVING DEAD PORTRAITS© take a certain amount of creative development and work to produce a final piece of artwork that one can enjoy for years to follow. The fright factor is tremendous to those who aren't savvy to the craft and love of all that is undead. The enjoyment of hanging a portrait on the wall and having an unsuspecting person view it for the first time is always a pleasure! If you would like to be "Zombified", contact me via email at: design@darklineink.com

Once we have worked out some details of the project there are a few submission requirements as follows: High-Resolution 150-300 DPI digital photo / Background of photo should be dark and or free of obtrusive environments (such as your living space and or mundane objects). This is not required, but appreciated!



Inspired by true events, Patricio Valladares' flick Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.