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March 27, 2011
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Spider Jerusalem by akreon Spider Jerusalem by akreon
Commission for ~zombiepandax

"Transmetropolitan" Warren Ellis/Darick Robertson/DC Comics
art *akreon
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This is a very impressiv painting with many different styles. On one hand you have the flat ornamentic style of the peacock feathers, marged togehter with the really realistic painting of the character. On the other hand you have the flowing colours wich look waterpainted on the first view.
But they are althoug not just a backround, they are related to the caracter too and make the whole picture looking whole.

The painting of this character fitts perfectly to the character from the comics. He looks ageless, but lived. The lighting is great and his face expression shows that he is up to no good, but if you are clever enough and smart, you two could end up in a very satisfying discussion. ... if you dare...
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To start, I have to say that I really like the overall impact of this work. I feel that you have a definite understanding of Spider Jerusalem, especially with the posturing and facial expression.
I really appreciate the attention to detail used throughout the coloring of the character. My favorite part being the dome of the head; the subtle variations of shade give a distinct impression of not quite a day's growth of stubble.
The smooth transitions between the skulls and peacock feathers lends a great psychedelic quality to the work as well. Certainly a must in a portrayal of this particular character.
It's also a bit of a personal joy to me that the cigarette smoke rises to form the brilliantly colored background.
If there is one thing that I could find that is a little awkward in this piece it is some of the slightly jagged color transitions. Although the sudden and abrupt aspects of that same jagged-ness is also a good indication of the subject himself.
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TKozaky421 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow that is so awsome!
Voron-lagosuch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Good comic, good picture.
ThirteenSenses Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work, love Transmetropolitan
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice style! Loved Transmetropolitan!
Ingerawsome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah common! Who doesn't like a maniac drug head journalist with a cat that haves two head and smokes? :D His' freaking awesome!
Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character that put "shit eating grins" on the map.

Awesome stuff.
Ellington3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
beautifully done! :)
By-the-By Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read these comics some time ago; you make me want to read them again.

Love the realism~
kRUT4Zz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
perfect comic, great picture.
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