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Darkness Cover - Part 1!

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pencils and inks by Joe Weems

Back in mid 2011 I coloured some of the lineart that Joe Weems has in his gallery here on DA for fun. Namely a 'Hex The Lost Tribe' pinup and his 'Planet of the Apes' cover. He liked it so much he asked me if I'd like to give a Darkness cover that he was in the process of drawing as a personal project a go when it was ready. He also said that he'd be showing it to his Topcow editor and pushing for it to be the cover to a Darkness issue (the lineart, not necessarily my colours on it...)

Jump forward to April 2012. Joe emails me the final high res inks and says "Give it a shot and I'll show your colours to his Topcow editor (Filip) as well but in the meantime DON'T SHOW IT TO ANYBODY!!!...because it might be used for Darkness #101"

Dropping everything that I was currently colouring at the time I set to this straight away trying not to have a nervous breakdown at the same time. The biggest stumbling point turned out to be what colour to do the background and after a few screenshots of various combinations sent to Joe, we settled on this orange scheme.

Fired the finished piece off to Joe inside the deadline he'd given me and we duly waited for Topcow's reaction... It was 'supposedly' meant for Darkness Issue 101 but that cover came and went with a much different Silvestri drawing on the front and Joe said to me "They may use it for a variant or a cover on another issue" so just wait and see...

Well anyway, Joe has now posted high inks of this one to his own gallery and given me the go ahead to post these colours so I guess it's not going to happen now. Ahh well... at least a topline Topcow editor got to see something I'd done... c'est la vie.. :)

Now you'll have to wait until 24 hours have passed due to Rendo's upload policy to hear about Part 2 of this story

July 9, 2012
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Jul 9, 2012 3:22:26 am
Man this is superb, well done.

by Stooit Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 3:45:37 am
Very cool. Too bad it didn't get used because it's certainly worthy and apparently Joe thinks so too. So you know...that's kind of a win in itself. Congratulations on getting this far and you did an excellent job on this!

by SidheRoseGraphics Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 4:46:01 am
This is outstanding work, and I can't imagine you're work will go unnoticed for long.

by Seaview123 Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 5:04:32 am
This is awesome work! I love this!

by Kassie Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 6:29:59 am
Stunning detailed cartoon artwork!

by thecytron Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 6:57:38 am
Your work is outstanding!

by toddmiskimen Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 7:29:31 am
Awesome work on this one

by JohnDelaquiox Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 10:36:11 am
Excellent job, Bravo!!!

by nefertiabet Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 10:53:55 am
Beautiful work!

by RAMWolff Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 12:31:24 pm
I love the dark gray look and it appears there is a lot of detail, however, the right hand being so close to the viewer and so bright gets the attention and it doesn't have the intensity of the dark gray... it's kinda like having a simple stick man picture up close with classic work behind it.

by mikeerson Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 3:22:27 pm
Never give up! Try, try again! Looks to me like your time of reckoning is near...Fantastic Work! Wishing you the strength to endure and persevere!

by Rick68 Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 8:05:59 pm
Excellent work!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Jul 9, 2012 11:49:02 pm
WOW!!!! WOW!!!!

by alzartz Homepage »


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