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Manthing spread by LiamSharp Manthing spread by LiamSharp
This was a spread from my Manthing run for Marvel in the 1990s. I recoloured it recently for inclusion in my book The Shed, a tribute to Jeff Jones and the other artists of The Studio, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta and Barry Windsor-Smith. This piece was directly inspired by those guys.
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Saryekad31 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent !
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ewelajnai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Genialne
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usoutlaw Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
did any one see the manthing movie. i saw it a long time ago and at the time didn't know he was supposed to be the good guy. hell i didn't even know it was a marvel movie
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walternonames Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super sweet...
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CptGuapo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Man, this is a MASTERPIECE! Wow...
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Leancosta Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Superb,Liam,superb.No doubt.
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:iconjtcreepyface8743:
JTCreepyface8743 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!!!!
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CamronJohnson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
too cool, great scene here
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:iconbobann:
Bobann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very detailed. Great work!
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:iconheyserdna:
HeySerdna Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
The details are so good. very well done
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Dativo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Sure it is! A great tribute to those masters of detail from another master.
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:iconruihq:
Ruihq Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
great work!!
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:iconmakjr:
makjr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Has a Kaluta look for sure nice man
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saturnword Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This must be my recent musical affliction shining through, but this is very psychedelic to me. Love it and it's an amazing tribute.
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incubo13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing ilustration, it blow me from my seat :O
Congratulations!
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digitalskull Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I love this.

I like the way the colors enhance the drawing rather than obscure the original pen and ink.
You really love to draw, you spent time on the back ground. The hundreds of small fish swimming off in the distance can only be fully appreciated in the full view.

Awesome job.
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Gollorr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
TBH i find it hard to look at it, the eye just gets confused by all the detail and stuff. Took me like 15 secs to figure out what's going on. I am not familiar with the art of the guys u mentioned but i have to say i like your other works much more.I am not critisizing , the technique and all the detail are awesome , u've put a lot of effort in it for sure but i like your other style more Expecially your pencils and inks!!! :D
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   General Artist
:wow: this is marvelous work :clap:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Awesome work!
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lonekin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
very nice!
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TheSleepyMonster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I set this to my desktop background and I notice something new every time I look at it. I love it, you're amazing!
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Justin-Mabry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Man, this is epic haha. Love the octopus!
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OenghusLok47 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I kinds of looks Windsor-Smithery. Very well done of course.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's one psychedelic action scene! The contrast is a little too high to convince me they're underwater (especially the background should be darker) but I don't really mind. The composition and colors are captivating enough.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional
Fey and other worldly - lovin' it!!
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
I honestly don't know how you do it. Amazing visuals as always. The detailing is awe inspiring to say the least and the colors perfectly suit the aquatic setting. Fabulous and breathtaking.
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battlereaper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. I love the coloring.
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HaywireVisions Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Love it. Excellent balance with so many elements.

Is that a gears of war locust fish bottom right? A premonition of the future. ;)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha! It might well be! :)
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:iconkittensoft:
Kittensoft Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the texture and mermaid designs :D
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers for that. Appreciated! :)
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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martianhalo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Lovely rendering. Nice rhythm in the composition.

Jeff Jones would be pr-

Skip that, I don't want to start something. ;)

Love that octopus.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha! :)

Any comparison with Jeff Jones is extremely welcome. :)

Thank you!
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Metalheank Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Awesome! (another Jones fan)
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
He (she) was a genius. :)
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Metalheank Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Yeah! I great inspiration. Somehow she completed Frazetta. Frazetta's work was extrovert, while Jones' was introvert.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very much ying and yang! I agree! :)
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
wow fantastic!!!!!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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phiq Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Bloody hell. I think your aims to pay tribute have been thoroughly expressed. The Kaluta comes out the strongest...
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree. The octopus and turtle are Jeff Jones swipes though... :)
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Woah, great inspiration does help creating great artwork!
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Always be inspired by the best, for sure! :)
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:;)
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gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist
:jawdrop: Amazing!!:clap:
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it. :)
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
duuuuude.
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks bro. :)
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StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
This used to be one common character in the day, & hard as shit to mimic too. Beautiful work my friend, & amazing detail as well as colour depth. Love what you've done with it!
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