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By Wieringo
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I have many of the broad strokes for my idea of an Earthman transplanted to the distant planet of Saturn and embroiled in a struggle for the throne of the greatest kingdom on that world...(and for those of you who have made the comparison... it is inspired by JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS). I wanted to, though, draw for this sketch a quiet, contemplative moment as the main character reflects on the events that have led him to stand on this golden ringed world so far from his home....
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© 2007 - 2020 Wieringo
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jelitoto's avatar
looks fantastic...you should make more of this!
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BefferyProfessional Writer
This is great, man. Love your style. You capture character's movement, expressions, and strength wonderfully.
serget2's avatar
Great drawing, but a little word of warning, Saturn is the second largest Gas Giant in our solar system.
Although it has a small solid core and it's gravity does not differ much from earth, the gasses on the surface are in liquid form due to the pressure which is a 1000 Bar, here on earth it's 1 Bar. Meaning that any object that isn't solid get's crushed untill IT IS a solid Ball. Let's not forget that the surface temperature is 12000 Kelvin (Hot, very Hot) and the gasses like Hydrogen, methane and others are poisonous for our organisms. Your hero might fair better on one of the 62 known satelites that surround Saturn, but don't hold your breath. And for the record in our solar system, most planets are inhospitable for man, the reason people are thinking of going to mars is because because the inhopitality of Mars is reasonably survivable.
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So, let me get this straight: you are criticizing the FANTASY, science-FICTION artwork above, totally side-stepping the imagination and creativity involved? -- It's called a "life"; you might want to pick one up, next time you're at the store...
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Oooh sour-puss has finally awakened. This message is more than half a year old. Do you spend your socalled 'life' watching every message dating back to the beginning of DA solemly to find a reason to bitch about. Without any art on your own page, or is "bitchin about comments" your art ?
If so i'm not the one expected at the lifestore, While your there pick up some education and learn how to read. I started by saying "great drawing" and I meant it.
Further more I provided him with information which could aid him exploiting his character, make some improvements or keep the title but think of a reason why he's called the prince of Saturn.
And finally I commented his artwork not the response someone else gave to his artwork. You don't comment the artist in person, which is what you should be doing, but sidestep and tell ME what you like about it. You could have said something positive yet you rather like to complain. Complaining is for loosers who don't have any art of their own.

It's easy to point at someone else when YOU are the one making all the mistakes.

Bye now, have a nice day :-)
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innerspace1Professional Traditional Artist
Solid work, good stuff.
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davehearn General Artist
Wish I could have met you. All the same, I miss your work in comics.
HaoleMcGee's avatar
Wow, I love this kind of old school pulp style you have going here
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Athenas-OwlHobbyist General Artist
I shall have to make a study of your art in hopes to at least learn how to draw backgrounds.
Volraak's avatar
wow, i really like the natural stand of your characters. They look quite real, still dynamic.
JesusDeSaad's avatar
I found this too late to congratulate you in person.
Rest In Piece
in your personal version of what paradise should be...
Fridays-Garnet's avatar
Great perspective and I really like the over-all feel of it. It almost has a retro Flash Gordan feel to it for some reason... Very nice!
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KeiichisfuumaStudent General Artist
Really great idea. I love this.
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prpettersen Digital Artist
very cool..:-)
PaulTheMighty's avatar
Man, that guy has some class
Red-Phantom's avatar
Nice Design! The spaceship/helicopter looks awesome.
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MarkManleyHobbyist General Artist
So sad that we'll never see this idea reach completion...
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RyanOttleyProfessional Artist
Really amazing piece.

I'm still in shock that you're gone.

I miss you Mike.
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LonemtnwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic. The look in his eyes is amazing. Think I agree with Geministranger, it might as well be Wieringo himself standing there.
julian-bbm's avatar
I think i had seen your drawings before, randomly searching through DA. His art is awesome, death sucks, no one diserves it, hope you are happy wherever you are, in the land of fantasy you crated
geministranger's avatar
How poignant this piece is now.
I am sure that Mike is standing on a golden ringed world right now, quietly contemplating...and smiling.
Godspeed Prince of Saturn.
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It was an horrible and tragic the news that this incredible artist named Mike Wieringo, passed away.

Unfortunately, I never knew the man, but I knew his fabulous works.
Mike Wieringo was an amazing artist, he captivate me (I am from Brazil) and others around the world with his artwork style. His art in comics was so fluid that look more like an animation than a simple comic panel.
Unfortunately now he became part of the amazing artists that left us, like Leonardo DaVinci, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner and so many others.

The sorrow of his fans, fellow artists, friends and family will remain but his incredible art will live forever in our comics and memory.

I’ll miss this incredible and amazing artist.

My deepest sympathies and condolences to Mike’s loved ones, family and friends alike.
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I Love his hair and the folds ... and everything else! :D
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