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John Carter and the White Ape by aaronlopresti John Carter and the White Ape by aaronlopresti
This is entirely brush and ink on cold press watercolor paper. The tonal work was done with Copic Markers. That water color paper really drinks up the ink! This piece is much looser than I normally ink with a lot of dry brush effects. I tried to get a little more of a traditional Frazetta feel to the finishes. Boy, do I have a long way to go to even tie Frank's shoes!
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White-Hellion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely 'feel' the sense of life that Mr. Frazetta imparted into his wonderful creations. There's nothing static about this piece whatsoever. Thank you for sharing!! :)
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice comments. Much appreciated!
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
excellent to be sure!
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no problem:)
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Again fantastic work, im sure Frank would approve. Its beautifully drawn and theres heaps of flow to it. Cool stuff
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Gurch!
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TheGurch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Youre most welcome
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is just beautiful!
Is there anyone who comes close to Frazetta?
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Probably Adam Hughes in just pure natural drawing ability.
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I won't dispute that, Adam is a wonderful force of nature!
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Marvelous, of course =)

Any particular reason you used watercolor paper, when common bristol board or anything like it would've been enough, usually?
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I do a lot of my finished illustrations on watercolor paper because I can get such a variance of line quality so easily by just making use of the paper texture that is already there. Because the paper is so absorbent, I can feather with a fully ink loaded brush. I usually use hot press instead of cold press. The cold press at time is a little too rough.
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How fascinating! =)
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant, "The cold press at times is a little too rough."
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Damn that's pretty!
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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mrdamron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Amazing!
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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fieldhockeyfan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Really nice
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aaronlopresti Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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