Rob Sacchetto’s Zombie Portraits
As many married couples will attest to, one of the most stressful times of the year is the anniversary. Where do you go? What do you do? And most terrifying of all, what the hell do you buy as present? We all know that tradition dictates a certain category of gift for each anniversary, but giving your loved one monogrammed dish towels for two years of commitment may just ensure that there won’t be two more. Sure, the later anniversaries have more interesting and specific gifts (hang in there for three years and you get to shop for leather…I’ll just let your mind wander for a moment). But let’s be honest, when we’re buying someone a gift, especially a loved one, all that really should matter is that thought was put into it. So what’s the best way to show someone that you really care? Well, the strange answer to that quandary may just be: giving them an illustrated portrait of you eating his/her face and thankfully Rob Sacchetto is here to help.
Since 2006 Sacchetto has been offering his services as a zombie portrait artist to the public through his website ZombiePortraits.com. Customers submit photos that Sacchetto deviously decays with his artistic abilities, creating one-of-a-kind, hand painted zombie portraits. Sacchetto’s site reveals a wide and eclectic range of customers, with everyone from married couples to children to the family pet being zombified. To date, Sacchetto has created over 2,000 unique portraits and the muses for some of these paintings may surprise you.
Sacchetto’s book “Zombiewood” features zombie portraits of everyone from The Donald to Kanye West. Other notable celebrity portraits in Sacchetto’s portfolio include undead royalty such as George Romero and Tom Savini (how could they not have one!), but also some incredible renditions of Lemmy Kilmister, Snoop Dog (I guess, now Snoop Lion), WWE wrestlers and even Alfred Hitchcock.
Rob Sacchetto’s talent has been commissioned for other notable zombie projects, appearing on t-shirts, skateboards and even puzzles. Jonathan Maberry’s best selling series “Rot and Ruin” features Sachetto’s artwork not only for the chase cards inside the jacket, but also for a decayed author photo of Maberry. Readers of the series may also note that a character in the novel was named after Sacchetto in honor of his impressive artistic contributions.
Now one might think that the commissioning of a portrait is a something reserved for the rich and crusty, but the prices posted on Sacchetto’s website are surprisingly less than most would spend on their anniversary dinner bill. So when that petrifying time of year rears it ugly head demanding its annual homage, take a deep breath, relax and let Rob Sacchetto capture your love in one of his amazing zombie portraits because let’s be honest ‘til death do us part’ was never really long enough.
You can find more of his work at ZombiePortraits.com
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