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SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #4 by LostonWallace SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #4 by LostonWallace
Here is my newest SUICIDE SQUAD commission for comic art collector, Bill Cox.  It features the TASK FORCE X team shrunken down FANTASTIC VOYAGE-style, battling anti-bodies inside of an artery of PRESIDENT EISENHOWER!! Seriously FUN commission! Heh.  

The narrative set-up from Bill Cox: There is a crisis in Washington DC of the utmost urgency. President Eisenhower has been injected with a brain virus by a Red spy. The virus puts the victim into a coma for the first 24hrs as it travels through the body to the brain. Once in the brain, the virus begins to consume that vital organ and all will be lost.

One of the US Government's most top secret projects is the C.M.D.F. (Combinded Miniature Defense Force). CMDF is a specialty task force that performs top secret missions while reduced in size - anywhere from 3 inches down to the sub-atomic. The regular members of CMDF are currently away on a mission and cannot be brought back to Washington in time to save the President.

It now falls to the Suicide Squad: Task Force X to man the TRITON (sister ship to CMDF's PROTEUS), shrink down in size and destroy the virus with a laser beam before it gets to Ike's brain. Can they do it??? Time limit...TWELVE HOURS.

The dimensions of this piece is 22"X17", and it was drawn on two pieces of 11"x17" bristol board. I inked the figures with a Raphael Kolinsky 8404 #3 inking brush, and used Pelikan Graphic White for effects. To achieve the background, I masked off every single object on this page using Scotch Removable 3-M Tape and an X-acto knife. The masking took forever to do, and it's painstaking work, but the results speak for themselves.  I then used a combination of line work, and ink stamping techniques using a piece of terry cloth sock and a small piece of sponge to achieve the various textures.  I also did some stippling techniques to add more textures throughout.  This one took a long time to complete, but I am very pleased with it. I hope you will be too!
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:iconmercedesthemuse:
MercedesTheMuse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Super cool!
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WGGillianHardy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! I love your style and indeed, the results speak for themselves. I really admire someone with the patience to pull of a detailed piece like this with such solid, well defined ink work. Simply fantastic.
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Deuce-Micro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Two questions: Did you learn these techniques at the Kubert school, and second question: Did you have to re-assemble the two bristol board pages with Photoshop?
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NodokaVisualArts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your work has been featured here: nodokava.deviantart.com/journa…

Very interesting crossover. Does seem quite appropriate since Suicide Squad put their lives on the line every time they're out there.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hilariously awesome.
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TheYuanTwins Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!
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NoirZone Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
your Suicide Squad commissions are ALWAYS amazing my friend!
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Grasharaboras1 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Wow, awesome illustration!
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spunkybuddy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I love it! It's so fun!
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Nomingzombie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice pic it has a lot of that old 80's pulp feel really cool !!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Thanks!
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AtlasFan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Ee Gad sir, you did it again! Loston's most ambitious Squad piece yet. Fantastic Voyage and Suicide Squad...perfect together!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
It was a great idea, Bill!  I really wanted to do this one up super-nice for you. I hope you dig it. :)
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AtlasFan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Dig it is an understatement!  For the next one (in the not too distant future) I was thinking about a MARS ATTACKS scenario. I must ponder this...
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:iconnickdean:
NickDean Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Loston
This turned out Awesome!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Thanks, man!  I really wanted this to be special for Bill. He always gives me the coolest commissions. 
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NickDean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
As soon as things get back to normal on PJ ( I don't get my messages..but Terry said that it should happen soon.)
I'll be checking in again on your Blog...Your one of the Best :)
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Ragnaroker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent work--gosh it's detailed!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Yeah--lil' bit. :)
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:iconragnaroker:
Ragnaroker Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellently executed, btw!
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Absolutely amazing!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thanks, Antonio!

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Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Simply amazing, specially how the inks makes that softy and organic textures around the characters...
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This piece was sort of an exercise in creating contrast.  With this many objects floating about it is important to control the visual chaos, so contrast helped with that, and helped create depth of field. 
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KristoffersonBrice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool artwork. I'd read this comic.
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
So would I! Thanks!
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DoctorRocket Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This is a brilliant concept for an illustration, and the artwork is breathtaking! WOW
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks, Rocket!
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BasiliskOnline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loston, this is freaking phenomenal, detailed work! Wow o.o
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I appreciate that. :batman:
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing work!! :clap:
Cheers!!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Artist
You're welcome, my friend! :D
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Freeezz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Another fantastic addition for Bill. Really cool piece, guys!!!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks, man! It was fun to put together.
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Morganza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work, I appreciate all the techniques and attention to details too!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks, Morg! The details are important. 
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FarawayHana Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, all your hard work certainly paid off! It's great how there's just so much going on. The clouds are a nice backdrop for it all. There's nice contrast between the blacks and whites and the details are fantastic. If I had to offer any criticism, it would be to continue shading the clouds a bit more before going to just outlines and white, but that's about it. :D Really nice work!
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Those aren't clouds. This scene takes place inside of a human artery. If I had the time, I could have stippled for another month, but there really wasn't more time. Also the white contrast is a good thing because it helps to maintain depth of field. 

Glad you like it, Hana. :)
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FarawayHana Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops .-. My bad. Sorry! 
And yeah, it's cool. :)
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frankdawsonjr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
doesnt get any better than this!! totally awesome!!

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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I'll get better.  I have to. 

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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is great Loston.
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks, man!
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Brii333 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time you post new things, I fall in love all over again. Your work is always gorgeous! I especially love your use of the deep blacks. Like, this would look cool with color, but it doesn't need it. It's got all of the balance and emphasis there already.

Also, how the heck did you manage to get a decent image of this, even though its so big?
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LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
It's drawn as a double-page spread--on two separate sheets of 11"X17" bristol board that are connected together. I have a large Epson A3 Plus size scanner, so I had to stitch the two 11X17 boards together via Photoshop.  I removed the center line where the pages butt up in Photoshop.  If I had a regular A4 size scanner, I'd have stitch together 4 different pieces of the overall image instead of two. 
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Brii333 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh. That makes sense. I always have to take photos of my bigger stuff. :P It suuuucks.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
excellent work! :thumbsup:
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:iconlostonwallace:
LostonWallace Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks a bunch!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
it's my pleasure! :)
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