Year: 2008 Client: DC Comics Media: Pencil & India Ink on Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2
Promotional giveaway poster for DC Comics at 2008 conventions. A big job. Woof.
The reason why Catwoman is the only character wearing black (DC wanted everyone in white) is because DC didn't want Catwoman included! Her book was being canceled at the time, and it was felt that they shouldn't be 'promoting her' as a result.
I argued and argued for her inclusion, and decided to draw her in for my own benefit, all the way on the end, knowing I could Photoshop her out in the coloring phase. Typically when DC saw Catwoman, they loved her and asked if she could be included. This was about 12 hours before the piece was due.
Catwoman was only penciled at that point, so I knew I could ink her in a black dress and there'd be no time for it to be changed, so.... there you go.
If you're looking for a STORY reason why Selina is in black, not just my behind-the-curtains explanation: Selina gets invited, at the last minute, to this 'Women of DC' photo-shoot, and is told to wear white. Out of spite, she wears the blackest dress she's ever stolen. She DID bring a white cat, though!
From the left side: Catwoman, Barbara Gordon (seated), Zatanna, Black Canary, Powergirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman (seated), Vixen, Poison Ivy, & Harley Quinn.
Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones! (because my brain has this terrible urge to make connections between everything I've read, have the Harry Potter characters sorted into the houses of Westeros xD) I left out some houses and characters because I couldn't match them (sorry Baratheon! >< let me know if you have any ideas!) but here goes...
♣ Harry Potter as House Stark: the boy who was promised, a thing for honour and "saving people", and a house of orphans destined for great things.
♣ Hermione Granger as House Martell: headstrong, intelligent and outspoken - there's a reason Hermione was sorted into Gryffindor.
♣ The Weasleys as House Tully: a loyal family of redheads, seemingly rustic but can surprise you with their badassery.
♣ Neville Longbottom as House Tyrell: because Tyrell's words are so appropriate! although not as political, he's a power that grows throughout the story, and the sigil fits Neville's love of herbology.
♣ Luna Lovegood as House Arryn: an association with air and high places that fits Ravenclaw Tower; seen as detached and a bit kooky by others.
♣ The Malfoys as House Lannister: arrogant blondes loaded with old money that they use for political power... they are a close-knit family, in their own way (and Narcissa's actions at the end are very much "a Lannister always pays her debts")
♣ Severus Snape as House Greyjoy: harsh and unforgiving; the house of Turncloaks and self-proclaimed Princes who make terrible life choices. (ahaha so basically all my favourites are Greyjoys... /hides)
♣ Dolores Umbridge as House Bolton: creepy and manipulative; fond of pink and controlling their enemies by cutting them open.
♣ Fenrir Greyback as House Clegane: the Mad Dog, or the Mountain That Bites... employed as a vicious bruiser by the other Houses.
♣ Voldemort as House Targaryen: 'madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin'; ambitious, ruthless and scarily powerful.
Peter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lokiable --------- So, about the COLD`s Band logo. This was one of the first ones I made. Back then it was all just a joke. And for the sigils I didn`t make the vectors myself as I do today, but looked for them on google images. So google gave me this spider. I won`t remove the image because... well, internet! But I won`t dare to profit from this image in any way. Here is the band`s facebook page: www.facebook.com/coldofficial
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THIS PAINTING IN ANY WAY, SPECIALLY FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
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Sansa and Sandor Clegane (The Hound) from A Song of Ice and Fire. A commissioned piece i did for . This is actually a scene from the second book. hope you enjoy! Ariane
ps: no spoilers please, i'm still reading the first book.
----------------------- omg, THANK YOU FOR THE DD!! ----------- uma commission de Sansa e Sandor Clegane dos livros "Cronicas de Gelo e Fogo" (game of thrones pra quem nao sabe xD), que eu fiz para espero q gostem! Abraços
I just finished the short story The Princess and the Queen, in the anthology Dangerous Women. George R. R. Martin knows how to write a dragon battle let me tell you. Dragon battles. For all those people who are like "when are the draaaaagons coming" in A Song of Ice and Fire, this story will definitely quench your dragon thirst. Alls I'm gonna say is, I did not think dragons would be ripping each other's heads off so much. This is Prince Daemon Targaryen facing off against his nemesis, Aemond One-Eye, the Kinslayer. Prince Daemon rides Caraxes, the Blood Wyrm. A savage veteran. Aemond rides Vhagar, of Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes fame. Yeah. Name dropping.
I'm going to drag on a bit about this story. See, the Targaryens have never been a favorite of mine. Honestly, I always thought they were a little too cool. Silver hair. Purple eyes. Never get sick, never get burnt, marry your siblings. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. So when word was that GRRM was writing like an all Targaryen love-fest I was kinda like "eeeeeh I'll love it but where dem Greyjoys be at? Where dem Reeds at? Frog battle!" but seriously.............dragons are so cool. I'm kind of really excited for some dragon riding now.
Hi,here is cold hands in <A song of ice and fire>what I imagine but the idea is coming from Macjej's picture <dark rider>,Thanks he creat a amazing picture! This work take around 6 hours Thanks for watching!~
EDIT 03/07/13: This piece has been licensed by the BBC! Now available as an official Sherlock print in the BBC Shop, as well as from Big Chief Studios!
Painted this over Livestream in about 4 hours, you can view the full recording at my new Youtube channel. Thank you very much to all who stayed and watched! I have always loved all imagery of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin, I find it very striking and it's one of his most recognizable and interesting character traits. This piece is inspired by BBC's Sherlock (I cannot possibly recommend this show more!)
Time-lapsed process video can be watched here. Drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from here.
Available to buy as a phone case and other products here.
EDIT 10/09/13: I have provided this high-res wallpaper as a COURTESY to fellow Sherlock fans, and I expect my work to be treated with respect. Time and time again I have seen art thieves download this painting, PHOTOSHOP OUT MY SIGNATURE, and re-upload it to their own websites as a "free wallpaper," or, even worse, print it as a poster or on a phone case to sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, StoreEnvy, etc. It's absolutely ridiculous and disappointing. I'm leaving the wallpaper up because I know most don't do that, but I'm going to say this once again since it's apparently not clear: DO NOT REMOVE MY SIGNATURE FROM THIS ARTWORK FOR ANY REASON . If you see this painting on any of the above sites, please do me a favor and report it. If you see this painting on any products or websites without credit to me, I ask you not to buy it, and JUST REPORT IT. Thank you.
I haven't posted or done any digital art in over a year, but I was a little inspired by the Divergent movie posters.
"I love you." (Tris says to Four)
“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.” (Tobias... in Allegiant. We all know why he thinks this, I'm as angry as you guys are about the ending of the trilogy.)
“The fire, the fire. It rages within, a campfire and then an inferno, and my body is its fuel. I feel it racing through me, eating away at the weight. There is nothing that can kill me now; I am powerful and invincible and eternal.” (Tris)
I reserve my right not to judge the cast of Divergent until I see the movie...
Also please don't claim this art as yours! Thanks!
(Moon and galaxy where found on Google, Just look up Galaxy/ Moon Wallpapers)