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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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:iconpoisonmilow:
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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sergeiknish Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, nice art you've got there.
Check out my Spider - sergeiknish.deviantart.com/art…
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:icontkozaky421:
TKozaky421 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow that is so awsome!
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:iconvoron-lagosuch:
Voron-lagosuch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Good comic, good picture.
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:iconthirteensenses:
ThirteenSenses Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work, love Transmetropolitan
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:iconc0rwyn:
c0rwyn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Dope.
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:icongreatteacherdicenso:
GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice style! Loved Transmetropolitan!
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:iconingerawsome:
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!
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:iconsors-the-luck-bot:
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.
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:iconellington3:
Ellington3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
beautifully done! :)
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:iconby-the-by:
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~
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:iconkrut4zz:
kRUT4Zz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
perfect comic, great picture.
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:iconmilkfoot:
MilkFoot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
we love this man!
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:iconrevfitz:
RevFitz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Walk tall.
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:iconlviaquez:
LViaquez Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
*drops a tear of joy*
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:iconshadowofnights:
ShadowOfNights Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's trippy and I love it! Lovely coloring and patterns. It's brilliant! 8D
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:icondunethehutt:
DuneTheHutt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
A masterpiece!
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:iconhinchen:
hinchen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh dear god. I didnt know that women can jizz their pants. This is SO great!!!
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:iconevanescent-detia:
Evanescent-Detia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Oooh Ooho amazing!!!!!
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Here via a link from TheIllustratedWord. This is fabulous!
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:iconradhikita:
Radhikita Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
awesome colors!!! and awesome idea! i really like the shading on his skin. those designs look like stylized peacock feathers to me. they're really cool
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:iconderangedfather:
derangedfather Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Looks like an Evil Jason Gardiner although lord knows he's already evil
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:iconcorianten:
Corianten Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I feel like my mind was just blown out. ♥
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:iconfiyaflai:
Fiyaflai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Holy ffuuu this is cool.
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:iconsycrosd4:
SycrosD4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Greatest journalist ever.
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:iconhinchen:
hinchen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconliese-lotje:
liese-lotje Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
fancy colours! :D
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:iconkaav:
kaav Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Awesome patterns and colours
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:iconjeffersonairship:
JeffersonAirship Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Oh... hell yeah. Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis would be proud! This is awesome!
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:iconhellionhinx:
HellionHinx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I haven't seen much Transmet art in a while, this piece is sweet!
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Danielsk5 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
The only word that can describe this is BADASS. You did a wonderful job this and love the skull on the top gives this pic more of that extra specialness. If specialness is a word. lol
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:iconcasaithe:
Casaithe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Cudowne wygląda jak psychopata jak ja to lubię :D
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:iconpassivewasher:
passiveWasher Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
he changed my life forever :3

nice pic
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:icondiversound:
Diversound Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
HOW THE ****? EXQUISITE!
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:iconquietcove:
quietcove Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is great! I've only read a few volumes of Transmetropolitan but I've grown fond of Spider.
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:iconmanjeh:
manjeh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Absolutely love it, this might just be one of the best fanart pictuers I`ve seen from Transmetropolitan.
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:iconwulf-demon:
wulf-demon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so weird O.O I like the skeleton, but the tongue creeps me out...
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UnusualSpectra Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh, wow :D I love all of the detail in the background and how his cigarette smoke blends in with it. You did a great job on his expression too. The whole thing is great.
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:iconizafrenija:
izafrenija Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
transmetropolitan is my favorite!! your art cool
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:iconnekastudio:
Nekastudio Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice work and color
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:iconinay:
Inay Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spideeeeeeeeeer ! \o/
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:iconpoisonmilow:
poisonmilow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
The Guy, the comic and your painting are really cool.
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:iconerranentertainment:
ErranEntertainment Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
very cool character, got a nice impish quality to him
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:icondisturbingdefiance:
DisturbingDefiance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
You've captivated my heart
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:iconnickykshi:
Nickykshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
cool
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:iconmarcelozonta:
MarceloZonta Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
AMAZING ART!! ONE OF THE BEST ARTS I EVER SEEING!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HEEAAARRT
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GoheX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
As other folk have mentioned, I love his glasses. Tattoos are also very nice and the patterns curling around him are damn nice. The colours correspond and blend well. Very great piece. You should be proud.
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:iconinyuji:
InYuJi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
can I ask what the title is about?
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's the name of the character in the drawing.
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:iconlazielle:
Lazielle Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg I love the glasses! ^ .^ His tattoos are awesome! The red smoke <3...
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