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DUNGEONS and DRAGONS: Beneath The Cellar Map by LostonWallace DUNGEONS and DRAGONS: Beneath The Cellar Map :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 116 20 DOCTOR STRANGE Commission by LostonWallace DOCTOR STRANGE Commission :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 180 41 SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #5 by LostonWallace SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #5 :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 111 25 NAMOR THE SUBMARINER by LostonWallace NAMOR THE SUBMARINER :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 93 23 RomClose by LostonWallace RomClose :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 57 13 Dungeons and Dragons: Celia the barmaid by LostonWallace Dungeons and Dragons: Celia the barmaid :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 40 11 Jack O   Lantern by LostonWallace Jack O Lantern :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 133 23 ROM COVER! by LostonWallace ROM COVER! :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 143 34 MY ROM #4 cover! by LostonWallace MY ROM #4 cover! :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 135 33 Nightwing Commission from 2000 by LostonWallace Nightwing Commission from 2000 :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 91 10 Marvel Comics MODOK by LostonWallace Marvel Comics MODOK :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 96 20 Transformers Beast Wars: Black Arachnia by LostonWallace Transformers Beast Wars: Black Arachnia :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 58 17 Robonic Stoogies by LostonWallace Robonic Stoogies :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 66 16 Nigthwing Commission by LostonWallace Nigthwing Commission :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 133 32 Deadpoolhead by LostonWallace Deadpoolhead :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 115 8 2 Darth Vaders by LostonWallace 2 Darth Vaders :iconlostonwallace:LostonWallace 96 10

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So I was sitting in my studio this morning, preparing to start a new commission.  Every illustration, drawing, comic panel, etc offers its own unique challenge, and this new commission will certainly be a doozy.  This commission will feature four science heroes from DC Comics 1960s THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD series, a snazzy 1950s helicopter, and a cadre of prehistoric velociraptors! It's another in a series of SUICIDE SQUAD retro covers prepared for my buddy, Bill Cox :iconatlasfan:  I can't say that I've drawn a ton helicopters in my life, but I have drawn them many times before, and I think I can manage with the right reference images to guide me.  Velociraptors though?  No, they won't be a problem at all!  I'm a dinosaur guy, so I love drawing dinosaurs of all types, so I'm good there.  What about the Suicide Squad science heroes?  Well, I won't have any trouble there either.  

COMMISSION #1:
As I was beginning the work this morning, I started thinking about all the unique challenges I've faced with just this series of commission covers.  I had to figure out who to draw an overhead view of the Eiffel Tower...with a giant snake wrapped around it.  I had to figure out how to combine that with the historical Hiller Flying Platforms, which were hovering overhead.  I had to find a way to show the massive scale of the snake and Tower, while also trying to keep the heroes large enough in the shot. I also had to fit in a logo and other cover text.  All of this in one cover commission!  A rather daunting task, but I think I managed to pull it all off pretty well.  I was very pleased to present Bill with this cover: 

Suicide Squad Cover Commission by LostonWallace Suicide Squad Commission Color by LostonWallace

COMMISSION #2:
So how do you follow-up a commission like the first one?  Well, the second one featured my more realistic take on the Japanese movie monster, Gorosaurus (from the film, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS), attacking the Arc De Triomphe.  Just to make things tricky, I did another difficult POV shot (this time from slightly below).  I gave the Suicide Squad the historical Bell Rocket Belts (which are on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center Branch of the SMITHSONIAN AIR & SPACE MUSEUM.  I even got in a '50s helicopter:

SUICIDE SQUAD 2 by LostonWallace Suicide Squad 2 in Color by LostonWallace

COMMISSION #3:
I really enjoyed drawing those first two commission for Bill, so I proceeded to get my pal, Steve Downer :iconsdowner: to add digital colors to both of those images, and he did a bang-up job on them!  Crafty Bill wasn't done yet though, he had another great SUICIDE SQUAD commission in mind.  This one would feature the Squad on an island, pitted with the '50s movie monster THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS!  Not only that, but he wanted the heroine, Karin Grace, to be wearing a wetsuit, carrying a bazooka, and he wanted the Beast to be destroying a lighthouse in the midst of everything else.  Bill doesn't ask for much, does he?  :D  I really got into it, and produced this fun little illustration:

SUICIDE SQUAD COVER COMMISSION #3 by LostonWallace

COMMISSION #4:
Surely all the stops had been pulled out by now. There was nowhere else to go, right?  Flying platforms in Paris, giant snakes, enormous movie monsters from retro cinema.... Could there possibly be a way to top all that??  I didn't think so.  Once again I figured wrong.  Bill came back to me a fourth time with what I thought to be another bold idea.  The Suicide Squad would be fighting deadly microscopic organisms inside a blood vessel in President Eisenhower's brain! It was a tip of the hat to the FANTASTIC VOYAGE movie, which was always a favorite of mine!  So I began to think about this one.  I was going to have to draw the Squad miniaturized in environment suits, fighting bacteria, etc amidst a sea of red blood cells. This concept would require a LOT of detail, so I had to worry about how busy the composition might become, as well as worry about contrast and depth.  I would have to also do this one as a double-page spread. While that meant more room to work, it also meant twice the space to fill, two times the work to do, and double the challenges to meet. Ah, Bill... Heh.   Fans of the film THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE will noticed that I made the ship in the background a sister ship to the CMDF's PROTEUS.  I had to do so much work on this one. Every single object in this two-page spread had to be masked off and cut out individually on the board using frisket and an exact-o knife!  It took a long time to do this one, but I was extremely happy with the results! Finally, I got to draw the Squad members large on the page:

SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #4 by LostonWallace Suicide Squad 4 Cover Close Detail by LostonWallace

Alright then.  That's my first COMMISSION SHOWCASE from my DA gallery.  I hope to show-off a few more commissions in the future, and I'll be happy to discuss them.  If you have any questions about any of these, please drop me a line in the comments.  Also,  if you'd like to contact me about getting a commission (Christmas time's a comin'!), please drop me a note here on DA.  I use PAYPAL to accept all payments, and prices depend on your descriptions.  The more detailed the work, the more expensive it will be, but I try to keep the prices as reasonable as I can manage. 

Thanks for looking!

Loston

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Loston Wallace / Professional
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Current Residence: NC
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Favourite style of art: Style isn't important. Only the message is important.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny/Fred Flintstone/George Jetson/Thundarr/Herculoids/Space Ghost
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DLPP Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
great gallery.
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist
Happy birthday
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Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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Happy Birthday :cake:
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Happy birthday! :)
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Happy Birthday.
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Happy B-Day, LW!
Wish you live a great day that will repeat many many more times.
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mhunt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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VSConcepts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!! :dalove: :cake: :party: :headbang:
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jaredjlee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Party I hope this birthday is one to remember! Have your cake and eat it too
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