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Thing- Marker Illo

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Finally getting caught up on scanning/posting new commission pieces.

It's clobberin' time.

Another commission done with mixed media (ink, markers, white paint touch-ups, white pencil crayon), this time of the Thing.

Thing © Marvel Comics
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Ruyc's avatar
Wow, Epic artwork
shockingrom's avatar
nice artwork :-)
Bonzulac's avatar
See, this is the way to draw the Thing; too many artists try to give him human musculature - and a neck! Anyone who's seen Kirby's original drawings should know that Ben's head is a circle that just sits on top of the larger circle that's his torso. He's like a snowman made of orange rocks.

Please observe my similar treatment: [link]

Anyway - great job, as usual!
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Thanks. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of some of the newer looks of Ben.the muscle tone in particular. It's tough to draw a character that doesnt have a neck though hehe.
LostonWallace's avatar
Gotta be one of your best. :batman:
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CWilliamRussette Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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vodinsonHobbyist Traditional Artist
convincing weight and texture.
Ruler101's avatar
"It's the ever lovin' blue eyed thing!"

This looks nice, but I noticed something. Because of his hand, it kind of looks like he's naked.
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wordmongererProfessional Digital Artist
Hey man, I finally got around to colouring this - I hope you dig! [link]
BROKENHILL Artisan Crafter
fantastic art
Kurnalklank's avatar
Very Nice. I hope its cool if I use this to practice my coloring
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jmqrzHobbyist Traditional Artist
that thing is right on!
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JazylHProfessional Filmographer
fantastic work. Love the pose!
thelearningcurv's avatar
damn, i wish I could do more than fav this.... you gotta make this a large print available at whatever con you go to.... these two fighting is too classic!
ChristopherStevens's avatar
Thanks. I don't know about a print, but I'm working on putting a nice quality sketchbook that will probably have these two in there.
thelearningcurv's avatar
thats whats up, I would definitely pick up a skecthbook of these illos and more!
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I really like this, as well as all you've done, but, one thing kinda bugs me about this one.

It really doesn't seem like 'ol Ben is really grabbing that piece of concrete or whatever it is. It just seems to be sitting on the end of his fingers.

Maybe having that hand a bit more closed, and moving the drop shadow a bit closer would've stengthened that a bit.

All in all, it's a REALLY MINOR nitpick, which I'm best known for, unfortunately. LOL.
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MentalPablumHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job! Glad I'm not the only one who noticed he looks like he's sans pants. It's a powerful piece, man. Looks like the John Byrne version of the Thing to me (at least in the face).
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SpiderGuileProfessional Traditional Artist
This is it! You draw the perfect Thing!!! I mean it!!!!
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SpiderGuileProfessional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, Chris! :)
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