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Spider Jerusalem

By akreon
Commission for ~zombiepandax



"Transmetropolitan" © Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson/DC Comics
art © *akreon
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fraggadaboom's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

To start, I have to say that I really like the overall impact of this work. I feel that you have a definite understanding of Spider Jerusalem, especially with the posturing and facial expression.
I really appreciate the attention to detail used throughout the coloring of the character. My favorite part being the dome of the head; the subtle variations of shade give a distinct impression of not quite a day's growth of stubble.
The smooth transitions between the skulls and peacock feathers lends a great psychedelic quality to the work as well. Certainly a must in a portrayal of this particular character.
It's also a bit of a personal joy to me that the cigarette smoke rises to form the brilliantly colored background.
If there is one thing that I could find that is a little awkward in this piece it is some of the slightly jagged color transitions. Although the sudden and abrupt aspects of that same jagged-ness is also a good indication of the subject himself.
poisonmilow's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is a very impressiv painting with many different styles. On one hand you have the flat ornamentic style of the peacock feathers, marged togehter with the really realistic painting of the character. On the other hand you have the flowing colours wich look waterpainted on the first view.
But they are althoug not just a backround, they are related to the caracter too and make the whole picture looking whole.

The painting of this character fitts perfectly to the character from the comics. He looks ageless, but lived. The lighting is great and his face expression shows that he is up to no good, but if you are clever enough and smart, you two could end up in a very satisfying discussion. ... if you dare...
sergeiknish's avatar
Hey, nice art you've got there.
Check out my Spider - sergeiknish.deviantart.com/art…
TKozaky421's avatar
Oh wow that is so awsome!
Voron-lagosuch's avatar
Good comic, good picture.
ThirteenSenses's avatar
Awesome work, love Transmetropolitan
GreatTeacherDiCenso's avatar
Nice style! Loved Transmetropolitan!
IJKB's avatar
Ah common! Who doesn't like a maniac drug head journalist with a cat that haves two head and smokes? :D His' freaking awesome!
Fortunato-Sors's avatar
The character that put "shit eating grins" on the map.

Awesome stuff.
Ellington3's avatar
beautifully done! :)
By-the-By's avatar
I read these comics some time ago; you make me want to read them again.

Love the realism~
kRUT4Zz's avatar
perfect comic, great picture.
MilkFoot's avatar
we love this man!
RevFitz's avatar
LViaquez's avatar
*drops a tear of joy*
FeretStudios's avatar
Wow, that's trippy and I love it! Lovely coloring and patterns. It's brilliant! 8D
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hinchen's avatar
oh dear god. I didnt know that women can jizz their pants. This is SO great!!!
Evanescent-Detia's avatar
Oooh Ooho amazing!!!!!
werewolfsfan's avatar
Here via a link from TheIllustratedWord. This is fabulous!
Radhikita's avatar
awesome colors!!! and awesome idea! i really like the shading on his skin. those designs look like stylized peacock feathers to me. they're really cool
derangedfather's avatar
Looks like an Evil Jason Gardiner although lord knows he's already evil
Corianten's avatar
I feel like my mind was just blown out. ♥
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