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UNCHARTED Variant Cover 1 by AdamHughes UNCHARTED Variant Cover 1 by AdamHughes
Year: 2011
Client: DC Comics & SONY
Media: Media: Pencil, PITT Pen and COPIC marker on Strathmore Drawing paper, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Here's my UNCHARTED cover, done for SONY as a giveaway poster at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, and then used as a variant cover for DC Comics' UNCHARTED comic last month. The Drake face is different than the poster version: I redid it because I didn't think I came close to the way Drake looks in the game. This is a little closer, but it usually takes me 5 to 7 attempts before I get close to a character.

I love the UNCHARTED games. This cover was designed as an homage to Drew Struzan's INDIANA JONES movie posters. Imagine my surprise when Drew himself was standing at my table at San Diego, saying hi and thumbing through my portfolio...
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NewageRetro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
Just read some of the comments and I see I wasn't the only one to see Boreanaz in your depiction.  Also I'm curious why your signature is not present?   Mind, when I do an artwork, if it does not have my signature on it then I do not consider it finished.  Once I've signed it that is all she wrote, it is done.
NewageRetro Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018
So was meeting one of your hero's all you wanted it to be?     Also, I think the characters look a little like David Boreanaz and Sarah Michelle Gellar.   For some reason I see Nathan Drake aka Nathan Morgan as Nathan Fillion...  Oh yeah, its because he is Drake in this video…
Have you seen it?
Great work as always, but then have you ever not done anything perfect?
SaitamaTale Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The perfect poster doesn't exi-
Frosdee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Uncharted games are so much fun, you've really captured the spirit with this excellent poster.
BellamyMD Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2016
I see a hint of Booth in Nathan, I love that. Well done. Heart 
jghgrh Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing ans fantastic.Totally Not Judging You... 
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
You really got Sully's face expression perfectly there.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great cover!
MitchManUSA Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this reminds me of the capcom artist Shinkiro. but i very uch like this style of art.
i like so much this artwork is cute. is well done helena is beauty
donwhitt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. It looks like books I'd pick up as a kid and couldn't put them down. Your art is awe inspiring!
I love Indiana Jones styled books. You are so talented.
SEWFashion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sulllllllly! amazing work! x
Disneygirl89 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Looks like an Indiana Jones cover
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, their facial expressions are very well done!!!
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
 This is an image that speaks volumes (and is rather excellent in it's own right), but what it's saying is:- 

Nate Drake: "Anything you can do, I can do better Doctor Jones!"

 The kid is good, but he ain't THAT good (not yet, anyway).
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Featured this sweet piece on my blog today!…
TheHyrulianHero12 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lillidan86 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
THAT is SO Drew Struzan and Indiana Jones like. Fantastic and it's the perfect homage to those two. I LOVE THIS! :) Great great work indeed!
oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to have this on my wall. :o
Your work is always so amazing!
Blade123Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
If there's going to be a 4th Uncharted, there is only one treasure I would like Nathan to go after... the Philosopher's Stone.
Mattessom Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your artwork always stuns me, great stuff :)
ChiliGarlic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
... oh my.. this isnt talent anymore... this is MAGIC. 0___0
eliolynch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Hello Adam, It's a great work ! I would like that you make a picture for my website, it is possible ? ;-)
ladyphantomofmusic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Is it just me or does Nate and Elena look like Angel and Buffy?
Cozmiclove Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: LOVE LOVE LOVE :heart:
visualspice Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
your comments that the artist of the Indiana Jones posters commented on your stuff is really cool! I was have been like stuttering like a ninny if it were me. Your stuff is amazing, by the way! Definitely jealous of your awesome skill :) Makes it obvious you are a profession :)
oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nate looks so much like David Boreanaz here. :D
You have some amazing work; looks awesome.
The-Psychonaut Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Dude. Why aren't you doing movie posters? This sort of story promotioning is EXACTLY what's missing in film these days. The charaters are memorable and expressive. I can pretty much surmise their personalities just from this single image. The map tenders a globe trotting exhileration to it, the main character a sense of gruff pragmatic suspense and danger; which is punctuated tastefully by the dynamic action pose of the bottom character, smuggling treasure under her arm, and the skull in the back ground. This is a smart, incredibly eyecatching composition, man. Way to be a badass.

Sorry if I gushed too much over your work just then. I've been kind of on a movie poster rant/kick for the past two hours. I'm just so tired of how starved story promotions are for description. Like in the new Star Trek poster...what the fuck is that supposed to be? I have no context, no clues whatsoever as to the significance of that image. There's no characters, no flavor, no real hints at the overall story: its just a caliginous pile of slag pile and a big gaping hole. Symbolic of the budget and script I have no doubt.
ScreamingRomeo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha Sully is awesome! And Chloe looks like Badass-Lara-Croft!
Love it :)
huskertim27 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, Drake is a lil off but still a cool composition. reminds me of Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade poster!
Good work
Katara1111 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
8D ohemgee I love this!! <333 and Sullivan in this drawing makes me smile xD he looks like such a jokester there.
thierryclan14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sully does looks like "the most interesting man in the world".
Nurranurra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Love how perverted Solly looks
Judithpa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I love Uncharted!! I love that picture!!
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
smjblessing Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
What medium is this done in ?
GREYY Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Artist
That's cool!
MondscheinNinja Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That is so cool! :eager:
UltraBananaBuddy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I smell a Daily DeviAAAAAtiooooon!

Maybe later, though. You just got one.
JackEmerald Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Hmhm, Sully looks perfect. :D
GuarganRamb Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Man, Uncharterd is perhaps the best adventure game series EVAH!
Daniellerino Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You made Nate the perfect mix of Nathan Fillion, Brendan Fraser, and Nolan North. Mm.. <3
The-Psychonaut Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Eh, more David Boreanaz than Brendan Fraser. I always felt Fraser was too broad in the mummy movies. Especially those last two.
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Brilliant and explosive job!!!!!!!!
Catellina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
my favourite game. and the arts is just simply amazing
rotivach Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
MichelBorges Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Fantastic, now wanted to see one of the Last of US. .. ;)
JoanneDelany Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
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