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Dead Bear is Red by FabianMonk Dead Bear is Red by FabianMonk
EDIT: made some minor changes according to some feedback I got.



This has been going on for far too long, so tonight I decided to cut the crap and just finally finish this. I've been itching to do some fan art of the Red Bear Dead universe (courtesy of :icondeadbear: , check his art out if you haven't already, or actually, do it either way) basically forever now, so here we go.
For those of you not familiar with Red Bear Dead, first of all FIE ON YOU, and second of all click this [link] . It's magical. Now, due to the nature of Red Bear Dead (aka not all of the plot being revealed, the project as a whole being incomplete, etc.) I've probably made a whole mess of errors in regards to character relationships and other shit, but I guess I'll have to live with it.

Here's a [link] to a larger version.

Also, here are some progress shots:

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Software: Photoshop CS
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:iconthisisthefool:
ThisIsTheFool Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how your progress shots jump from separate layers of colour to a nearly finished piece. I'm impressed, even if it is an old piece now. I might have to try this method.
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yeah those are just badly timed screen captures...
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:iconarielomar:
ArielOmar Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Awesome job, congrats
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmorganobrienart:
morganobrienart Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Fantastic work!!
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:iconsleepyvoodle:
SleepyVoodle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job, I LOVE RBD :love:
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:iconon-a-whm:
On-A-WHM Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Never heard of it, but from the fanart here, it looks REALLY good.

Seriously, man. This picture? Made of pure awesome. Now GO FORTH AND ROCK!:headbang:
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:icongarrettvfinazzo:
GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i'm liking it. therefore, i present to you an elegant :licking:
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:iconmajestry:
MAJESTRY Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
amazing, are you just airbrushing for the color?
i have no idea to use the airbrush.. haha i should probably find out.. but i love this and i love the fact that you show your progress in steps, it helps ppl like myself when putting my own pieces together

thx and cheers!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
More like hard edge brush than air brush, but yeah, this is mostly brush work (if you're talking about the characters that is...).
Cheers
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:iconogjimkenobi:
ogjimkenobi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaking sweet, this one really looks badass.
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:iconnekroxiii:
NekroXIII Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:faint: x13
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:iconfemketje:
femketje Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
great work!
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:iconjoshtempleton:
JoshTempleton Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Great work!!!
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:iconhigashisgirl:
higashisgirl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student General Artist
i like the panda thing
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:iconrapxic:
rapxic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
damn man , you have really raised the bars this time , awsome colouring
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:iconmosskat:
mosskat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
one other question - what size do you work at?
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:iconmosskat:
mosskat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
gah man... you're like my god of colouring *builds shrine to you* ;3;
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:iconleseanthomas:
LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
A-MAZE-ING.
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:iconlazymills1986:
lazymills1986 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
i hate you sooooooooooooo much.
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:iconprism-s:
Prism-S Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
GOD! The perspective, the colors, the shadows, the design work, the colors... too awesome!
You rock my socks... if I had any on now...
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jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
too awesome!
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Digital Artist
It's like my two favourite worlds combined; yours and RBD. This is STUNNING. The effect is so incredibly dynamic. I love the way you drew Dead Bear (I think that's his name :o).
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:iconkryss:
kryss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
kryss 2:16: i wept.
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:iconborammy:
borammy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the contrasts
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Student General Artist
I love the composition and mood of this piece. The sharp lighting is very dynamic and powerful.
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:icontha-ripper:
Tha-RIPPER Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
See... tsk. man. This is what RIPPER likes to see! You put cartoon and some majestic sh*t together and man... wow y' know!? Very nyce!
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:iconbelbael:
belbael Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I don't know what to say. Once more I am totally speechless. you are a aster in colouriing!! perfect use of light and shadow!WElldone!!!

P.s. very nice of you to highlight your processes and shed light on the procedure. helps others understand better and improve their skills.
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:iconpenril:
Penril Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
As always Fabian, your using of lighting is PRISTINE. You are one of the best manipulators of color theory I've come across with. My thoughts are that Alexander's head is a bit off perspective though. It's more up front for the viewers than his cape.

But overall it's impressive and you know it you talnted bastard!
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JANSSEM Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
muito massa o cenário!
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:iconnicchapuis:
NicChapuis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Krasse sache mein nutten kind (sorry die beleidigungen werd ich nie weglassen egal wie gut du wirst aber das muss einfach sein sonst wurde es sich extremst unnatürlich anfühlen und das wollen wir ja wohl beide nicht...)
wie schon von allen anderen arschkrichern ;) hier erwähnt ist alles an dem ding richtig fett
was mir aber besonders gut daran gefällt ist die comp
das ist was woran ich auch grade arbeiten will weil es mein bislang noch gröster schwachpunkt ist.
Ich hab schon en paar leute gefunden an denen man sich gut orientieren kann aber würd auch gern ma wissen was für leute du dafür empfelen kannst.
So das war für unsere verhältnisse mal ungewohnt ernst gemeint.
Deswegen schlisse ich das ganze nun noch mal mit einer ÜBERMEGAMESSIGSUPERKRASSEN beleidigung...





du pumpskopf
Dein Oberkomandant Hugo
hahahaha
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:iconhappymonkeyshoes:
happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
...WOW I've been watching his account for ages and its ncie to see someone fan art it.

Excellent work dude.
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fredc2209 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
waw.. amazing ework :D i like it :D :+fav:
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:iconbrokenalchemy:
brokenALCHEMY Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
That's brilliantly coloured; definitely a great piece after such a long absence.

Diggin' it, yo.
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:icondusty-abell:
dusty-abell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   Filmographer
i don't know what this is based on.....but i love your painting of it!!!!!!!!!
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:iconk9ine:
K9ine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Great as always. I checked the Dead Bear link, but im not quite sure I get it. Guess its like some kind of on-line RPG?
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
No, it's a universe of characters, with plot lines (which aren't entirely revealed yet). There's nothing you can do there, except read. Basically Alex ( :icondeadbear: ) created this universe, but he hasn't done anything final with it yet. What you can see on the website is like a preview I guess...

I just love his ideas and think they show so god damn much promise, and am waiting for the day he publishes a graphic novel, or movie, or animated series, or knitted quilts for that matter.
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:iconk9ine:
K9ine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Interesting. It defenetly seemed detailed enough to do somthing with. The world can alwasy use more creative people.
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:iconjanaschi:
janaschi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fabian, du rockst mit solchen Bilder alle weg, stellst alle in den Schatten *-*
Ich weiss garnicht was ich zuerst loben soll. Ich liebe die Komposition! Die Idee ist total genial, die Hauptfigur von der weißen Kravatte abzuheben. Die Kontraste die dadurch entstehen sind zauberhaft :3
Ich habe mir auch mit voller Freude die wip's angesehen. Sie zeigen mir auch wie wichtig eine gute Vorarbeit ist! Und die Farben muss ich nicht mehr erwähnen oder? Ich liebe es, wie du mit Sättigung spielst *_* Das Artwork ist total mein Fall, mehr sowas!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Oaahh, krass was fuer ne Barrage an Komplimenten!! Besten Dank!
Und ich warte auf jedes Update deinerseites, geil dass die in letzter Zeit recht haeufig erschienen sind!
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:iconjanaschi:
janaschi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe ja, das Bild hat mich gestern Abend echt weggeflasht, da schreibe ich meine Bewunderung meistens sehr...euphorisch! :D
Ich freu mich auch wenn du was hochlädst, du hast dich so krass weiterentwickelt. Vom Coloristen zum eigenständigem Illustrator! *-*
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erillustrator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
excellent dude as always
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:iconhead84:
Head84 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
Fantastic work bro!
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:iconkid1989:
kid1989 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
great composition and colors!!!
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:iconyume1989:
Yume1989 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
ya know i have tie just like that
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
looks great man
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Cheers man! :beer:
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:iconyanimator:
yanimator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
great lighting and colors!
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:iconfabianmonk:
FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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zatham Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it when people do progress shots.
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