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Aquaman 54 Cover Final



Here is the final cover art to the cover Aquaman 54 (this is my only Aquaman artwork I've ever done). The editor called and said,"We would like you to do draw a cover of Aquaman surrounded by mermaids." Sold!

I had a blast drawing this one as it was such a nice change from drawing typical superhero fare and settings.

I was really happy with how this turned out in color and DC ended up making a poster out of it as well.

HOWEVER, by mistake, DC ended up using an earlier uncorrected version of the colors for print, so this is the final version that you didn't see in print.;-)

Colored in Photoshop 5 with a Wacom Intuos Graphic Tablet.

Inked by Rachel Dodson.
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Had the chance to buy this on a poster once, and blew it. Haven't seen it since. What a dumbass. I agree with the Sandcastler that it's a little unreasonable to expect mermaids to look like Princess Ariel. A piece of video footage from a Russian fishing trawler from around twenty years ago gave the world the briefest of glimpses of what mermaids REALLY look like- and they're NOT supermodels! Nossir! It was very close in appearance to Marrina from Alpha Flight. ( aka Mrs. Namor#2 ) Just goes to prove that, as usual, Mr. John Byrne has his finger on the pulse of what's going on! The ideal version of this poster would have had the mermaids looking like syntheses of Princess Ariel and Marrina! It doesn't totally hold water ( Ha-ha-ha! See what I did with that?? ) from a standpoint of logic, but I prefer my mermaids to be at least semi-cute, since this is all fiction anyway!