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X-Men Annual Cover
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Published: October 16, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 diablo2003
The cover for X-men Annual #1 penciled, inked, and colored by me. 48 page double sized issue written by Mike Carey out in January so make sure you grab a copy!=)

And just because a lot of people ask, Penciled with Faber-Castell Grip 2001 size H pencils, Inked with Copic Multiliner pens and ink brushes all on 13X19 Bristol board and then colored in Photoshop 5.5. I also get asked a lot for tips on how to color. The truth is, I really couldn't tell you. Not that I don't want to but my method was learned simply by sitting down and spending hours playing with Photoshop and figureing out how things work to get the image to look the way I want(often failing miserably). My method is extremely slow and varies from image to image so there's no right or wrong way to color, just the method that works best for you. Trial and error is the sure-fire way to get better at something. You just have to be willing to dedicate the time to it and be prepared for heartache and frustration along the way.

Hope you like!
myspace: [link]

Also, my 2006-2007 sketchbook is still available for anyone interested in purchasing one. Just shoot an e-mail to markbrooksart@msn.com and we'll get back to you with ordering instructions. You can also see the latest journal entry for more details.
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I just discovered your work, this cover, tracked down the issue, bought a signed copy, and found both this and your Facebook page, all in two hours. Mark, your artwork is perfection itself. Bookmarked!
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EduardoCopatiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I still have that comic
ultimatede's avatar
This is gorgeous, great work!
HafranAslam's avatar
wow my mind say to this picture 'lesbian time rogue with mystique'??! But who the hell two people behind??
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ScottKatelynHobbyist Interface Designer
That's cool. Who are the two people behind Rouge and Mystiyc.
blackjacktarr's avatar
nice artwork, although why Mystique would be comforting a (dying?) Rogue while Northstar and Aurora look on is something I think needs further explanation...
GuerreraD's avatar
I think because in the show Mystique was adoptive mother of Rogue. She left mum when Xavier caller her.
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jonathan-hillmerProfessional Traditional Artist
I love this cover. This issue went in my collection simply due to the cover artwork.
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Erik-KarlProfessional General Artist
Such a memorable cover.
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Love everything about it!!! Rogue's my favourite X-Men, but everything about this photo is awesome.. I really like how you did Northstar :)
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FoNKprimeomega13Student Traditional Artist
So amazing love the colors and the detail is awesome
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algompradoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazingly well made... Gotta love the way Northstar is rendered as well as the rest. Wish I could do something like that. I have the highest respect for comic artists. Kiddos!
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Mister-23 Digital Artist
Daw, this is rather tragic and awesome.
CBBdistenge's avatar
Amazing.. really really well-done!
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[link] Join u guys :) is my website all about X-Men :D ill be posting more stuff up :P
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Wow! It's...It's...Fantastic! Wonderful! I love it ;3
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I am interested in having a relationship with you,My name is rebecca I will appreciate it if you write back to me (rebeky50@yahoo.com) so that we can communicate and move from here.Hope to hear from you.
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Kuinnu Traditional Artist
freakin awsme!
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dxgevoStudent Photographer
This is truly amazing artwork! Love Rogue and Mystique's facial expressions.
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I loved this comic and even more so because of the amazing cover art!!

This was one piece I had to get in a bigger version from Memorabilia a couple of years back, amazing piece of work!

Love your work!
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Rogue is my fav X-Man!!!!!!!!!!!
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realizedesignsjasonProfessional Interface Designer
Great work dude
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