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    To me it's a guy going about his business, the reason for the hand on the ground is that he needs to support himself as he goes over the trees. He has no interest in the house it just happens to be there, a handspan the other way and he would have destroyed it, but it makes no difference to him. In the distance it looks like he's already left a path of destruction. Close shave!


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    Wow man, love your linework. Very Bernie Wrightson/Al Williamson/Frank Frazetta! I like the oil painting as well-it has sort of a Jeffery Jones vibe to it! All favorites of mine, and you're not aping their style, just rendering in a similar vein that unfortunately is rarely done these days!
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    Beautiful line work as always! I love stopping through this thread. XD

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    Always sensational Kev! I'm off to Amazon to find your books...

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    I assumed the hand was supposed to be touching thre ground. the shadow links the floor to the hand. if it was in mid air it would have no drop shadow, or maybe one far below and off to one side.. i dont think its a problem, as people have noted it tell a symbolic story in an accessible way and the jarring scale difference shows the power of the storm to the puny house.
    weather reaching down to touch the earth. its good.
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    The two panels colored... from a murky, dreamy scene from the graphic novel...
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    You are such an accomplished artist ! your sketchbook is great, if its was me that drawn this picture, then maybe I stopped drawing, thinking that I accomplished my goal !

    I'll be extremely grateful if you can pass by this thread and give me some advices for drawing portraits, as yours are so expressive with so few lines.

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    Incredible. What a classic style. Thanks for sharing.

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    Are part 3 and 4 of "Dead Rider" in production?

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    very beautiful ink pieces. i'm so glad i stumbled upon this thread of fine works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    So, anyway, I played with it in PS to get back some of the values and did some alterations too. The great problem with the picture is that I don't know why his hand has come down in that yard. I assume it must have something to do with his ability/interest in dragging around clouds, or something to do with the weather. I thought maybe he was putting out a barbecue fire or something.
    If the house was on fire, he could be dragging a rain cloud to help the people living there. His hand could be preventing the fire from spreading or acting as a lifeline to the people surrounded by fire. People could be climbing his fingers to safety or standing in a small area just beyond his hand..

    Some palm prints filled with shallow water and smoldering embers around the house could show that he has already stopped some of the fire from spreading.

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    Kev, as a noob myself, I just want to say -- upon entering this thread, my jaw dropped. I didn't know such work was possible with ink. Thanks for blowing my mind man.
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    Gorgeous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by royfocke View Post
    Are part 3 and 4 of "Dead Rider" in production?
    Kev….I’m also looking for recent work….?

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    Sad days. Jeff Jones, one of my favorite artists in the world has died. Last year, it was Frazetta around this same time.

    What is there to say...
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    Here's the above panel as it appears in the graphic novel...
    At least Icarus tried!


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    Here's the first page to a ten page story I illustrated for an upcoming issue of Creepy from dark horse. (Issue #6, coming soon.)
    At least Icarus tried!


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    I've said it before but I think your pen/ink drawings are amazing. You have one of my favorite styles on the site.

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    Love that train page Kev.
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    Rad work
    Had a question if you dont mind,

    Are you just using brush for your inkings? (size)

    do you ever use a nib pen?

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    Thanks Jacob, Chris, Joseph...

    JS... I do use mostly brush... windsor and newton series 7 sable 1,2,3 (expensive). And I sometimes use pen nibs for crisp details but I just grab a bunch of different drawing nibs when I go to the art supply store. And I have 3 different pen nib holders, and find the wood kind the best. I also use the faber castell pitt pens or prismacolor premier pens sometimes. Lately for white I've been using acryla gouache titanium white 0 151 with various cheap synthetic round brushes.

    Here's a picture I just played with today, using all the above mentioned art materials...
    At least Icarus tried!


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    The top right corner and it's breadth of texture is extremely enjoyable. Although I doubt much of it would remain in reproduction?
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    Life painting... 2 hrs from the model... oil on canvas
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    Wow, loving all this! Your inks are really inspirational, time for me to pick up mine again!

    That last painting is stunning, love his face and the highlights on his skin and especially the light falling on his neck. Nice.


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    I love looking at your stuff. This will make me draw more and a little bit better. Its usually better when your heart is in it. I wish you all the best and thank you for sharing with us

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    Love the oil painting. I can't believe what you do with ink. Very original

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    Those train panels are particularly appetizing. Thank you for the updates!

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    Portrait from the model, 2hrs 15 min or so... oil on canvas duct-taped to academy board.
    At least Icarus tried!


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    Peek a boo...
    At least Icarus tried!


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    The Wreck, title page, from Creepy 6.
    At least Icarus tried!


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