Jack Kirby's The Gods
Jack Kirby's The Gods from 1967. It's grey as I'm pondering whether or not to use colour on the background although I may just leave it as is.
This originally was a huge pencil only drawing Jack Kirby worked on while creating the characters for what would become The Fourth World, this picture would lead to the creation of The Celestials from The Eternals 10 years later. As for the Kirby original, as far as I know it was lost with the only version surviving being a poor quality photo.
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Reason: Wording and what not.
Jack Kirby's Inhumans
Crystal of the Inhumans from Fantastic Four Annual #6, restored without the text.
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Reason: Bloody Nightmare!
Jack Kirby Captain America
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Reason: Damn, I forgot to add a reason. Fixed it...
Jack Kirby Inhumans (No.2)
Medusa from Fantastic Four Annual No.6. It's taken me 10 days to do this one and there's still some buildings in the bottom left corner to draw in, but sod that for now.
Jack Kirby Centenary Celebration
The old Captain America Comics #1 with some new bits and some effects.
The Fantastic 400th Post (at least it was until some posts were deleted)
So, seeing as how I always tend to celebrate the centenary posts I thought I'd try something different this time. This being what I consider the best work I've done on the now closed Volume one. I limited myself to pictures I've done during the time of the Cornucopia caravan so no stuff from 2013 or early 2014, there's also no repeated stuff from vol.2 as that's kinda pointless. I've also tried to show the different styles of the stuff I do, pretentious I know but it stops it being all Jeffrey Catherine Jones recreations or comic covers.
It was hard to pick only 8 but here they are...
No.1 Jeffrey Catherine Jones Vampire Angel.
Did this back in December 2014 when I first started recreating Jeffrey Catherine Jones book covers. Looking at it now it's a tad rough around the edges but I've always liked this one and never felt the need to retinker with it after I got it to it's initial completed stage (Unlike the Wolfling cover that I've reworked about 6 times and I'm still not happy with).
No. 2 The Dark Knight Movie Poster.
Did this in April 2015 as I was recovering from a chat burn-out. Originally the plan was to do all the Nolan Batman posters but my enthusiasm fizzled out during Rises. Still the best Batman I've drawn though and the one picture that nigh on everyone who've seen it likes.
No. 3 Steranko's Psychedelic Monster.
Probably the most complicated and involved picture I've worked on. Strange how it seems to fit together despite it not being planned that way originally. First drawn in 2013 and I then redrew and improved it in 2015, although I posted the original on a Pinterest board when I first finished it back in August 2013 and it's got about 156 pins now or something and even turns up on google searches (much to my regret as the original one is damn shocking when I look at it now). Weird though because I never intended it to be seen past the person I did it for originally.
No.4 The Vireo Fairy (A Jeffrey Catherine Jones Recreation)
Did this one 2015 for a chatter in gen with the name Vireo who was a great artist and classy chatter. Sadly she suffered from a ailment that stopped her drawing and I started this one as a tribute to her (in a weird way) and to show how much I liked her art. Of course, it took me so long to complete this picture that by the time I actually finished she had moved on from chat and I don't think she ever saw the completed piece. I still think of her though and hope she sees it one day.
No. 5. Kothar (a Jeffrey Catherine Jones Recreation)
The last JCJ picture I chose and the one that took me the longest. One of a series of monster/Barbarian recreations of his work I did, this took me over a year to complete and it was a nightmare to get the windswept snow effect using paint. I think as far as choosing the best JCJ recreation I've done it's tight between this one, Tigers of the Sea and Sword of the Gael, but this one just beats those two. If you could post a top 10 of pictures those would be on it though.
On a side note if you type Jeffrey Catherine Jones Recreation into Google you also get a load of my recreations (there's also a link to Chat Avenue on one of them). Of course no one but me ever types Jeffrey Catherine Jones Recreation but it is what it is.
No.6 Kuniyoshi Suikoden Recreation.
Apologies for the blurriness although this was originally A3 size so I had to take the photo so far away it never focused properly.
A throwback of sorts as it's the example of my actually drawing using actual art materials and not a laptop. I only have this photo and a smaller one of this piece as I gave it away to a friend after faber and castell brush penning it, adding some gel pen stuff, watercolour pencils and a teeny bit of paint to it. I still do some stuff on paper but I decided after the sketchbook phase I went through that I just use the digital stuff I do on here (as I can never get a decent photo of the stuff).
No.7 Rosetti's Tune of the Seven Towers (Incomplete).
I try not to recreate works of art from actual genius level proper artists as I always find it somewhat presumptious, like how dare I try and add something to their work. That said, I do get bored with comic covers every now and again and attempt one. This is probably the favourite one I've done and I still hope to complete the full picture one day though lord knows when.
No. 8 Anonymous female in blue.
The last picture I completed on Vol one about 4 months ago now. I like doing these colour experiment thingsalthough sadly I always tend to get bogged down with comic covers and whatever so I never finish as many as I would like. Still, that's that, hope you like them.
Btw honourary mentions also to the Gene Day Samurai, Gypsy Queen and the Movie Iron man suit stages.
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Reason: Changing some pictures to make it more diverse.
Because she's pretty in pink (Yeah I used the lame pun again Mals) I present to you Anomalie.
Clean canvas version.
Still not finished, I still have some detailing to do on the hair and highlights to the face - as well as whatever messed up weird stuff I can think of that will probably ruin it.
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Another one I began a few years ago that I'm finally getting around to completing. This was originally a cover painting for the pulp magazine Adventure in 1911, I don't know who painted it originally but when I saw it I thought it was the perfect cover for Moby D!ck, so I started doing my version. Still not finished though, I have the hull to detail in regards to the boards of the ship, and some defining of the clouds and waves but for now this one is done I think...
...canvassy effect thing added.
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Reason: Melville seriously needed a editor.
90's X-Men (No.1)
So, I've had a bit of a break from drawing the last 2 weeks due to wanting to break my fingers every time I look at a picture. Still, my rampant ego and narcissism demands that I keep this thread going so here we are with the beginnings of a 90's X-Men project. This is the Beast and I'm trying to get a different feel to it rather than just straight comic book style block colours.
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Reason: Furry toes.
90's X-Men (No.2)
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Reason: Purple Power.
90's X-Men (No.3)
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90's X-Men (No.4)
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Reason: What kind of man throws cards?