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A ROCKET? YEAH, LIKE IN THE COMIC  BOOKS by stalk A ROCKET? YEAH, LIKE IN THE COMIC  BOOKS by stalk
More of a sketch than tight pencils but I wanted to share this from my sketchblog ZOMBIES LOVE COMICS which I'm trying to be active on again.

Riddle :iconriddle1: as the Rocketeer. Two things killing me here, how bad I am at likenesses especially since she has such a unique look to her. Aw well, we'll just call it my version of her in cosplay. Also, the gun getting cut off especially since it fit in the rough sketch stage and I hate having to rely on digital trickery to fix things like that. If I do decide to finish this off myself I'll make sure to get that gun in the shot completely.

EDIT:-This is based on an actual cosplay done by Riddle. I found one image of it here on DA and I'm sure if you Google search you can see many more:



For anyone that would like, click the Download button for a larger version to work with should you feel so inclined. As always all I ask is that if you put it up anywhere online I'd love to see it and a credit to myself and the cosplayer be included somewhere. The above image is only for personal use of course, please do not make me stop sharing work with everyone because you want to make prints or such off of something done for fun and the love of the medium. Thank you.

My thanks to the most talented Riddle for the inspiration and the dearly departed Dave Stevens for creating such an awesome character.
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:iconrichmbailey:
richmbailey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colored up Madman's inked version of this one. Great piece!

 richmbailey.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesomesauce! :w00t:
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:iconnimprod:
Nimprod Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
awsome
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconriddle1:
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
"how bad I am at likenesses "
Pfft you made me WAY cuter in your drawing, I look like a sexy Disney character.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"WAY cuter"? Is that even possible? I don't know 'bout that, but I have to admit that having a great muse to begin with always helps.
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:iconmadman1:
madman1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Got the inks up in my gallery.When you get a chance have a look.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool!
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:iconrobo-bug:
Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job on this, man. :)
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
:love: Wonderful art!
Love the Rocketeer, love even more this Betty!Rocketeer^^
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:w00t: Cool beans!
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:iconriddle1:
Riddle1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
You know I love!
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad and thanks for the :+fav: too! =D
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
She's beautiful...
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She is! It's one of the things that makes drawing her so, so easy. :)
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks gorgeous. I like her pose and expression. Yeah, the gun is an attention grabber, but Photoshop is a tool just like any other and if that's what it takes to perfect an image, no big deal.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. Yeah, I agree about PS or any digital deal being a tool like a pencil or a brush but it's a personal preference thing where I like the original work to be the sum whole of it, is all.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I know the feeling. Been feeling a little pencil-negligent myself lately, and the 'just another tool' thing is what I keep telling myself to stop dwelling on it.

Doesn't last long though. =p
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's just a modern mentality where everyone wants to rush to the finished product. I'm guilty of that myself and I don't use digital tools anywhere near as much as most. It's actually a very small number of artists that can just sketch something out really quick, ink it, and color it and have it look awesome and I'm not talking subjective taste here I'm talking publishing, commercial art, design, concept, all that stuff that puts dollars in bank accounts.

The "Jack of all Trades" ideal is really prevelant in modern creative fields which yields more product but less quality overall. Gone are the days when someone would specialize in one thing and collaborate with other specialists to create an even greater end result. Much of this can be traced to higher rates being charged by the more talented folks, less money in the budget for the artistic parts of the creative process, time constraints on projects themselves, and tools like digital mediums making it easier for artists to fake it 'til they make it, as I've heard bandied about. The fact that the mainstream audiences seem to have a less discerning and critical eye and see all this that someone like you or I may take as passionate creation as just another piece of disposable entertainment could also contribute to the current state of things.

Again, it's all relative because someone collecting paychecks from a publisher or company for taking a photo and tinting it blue with a filter is gonna claim I'm full of it and that's fine as long as this person then doesn't turn around and claim that that work is some kind of high art.

Of course art being what it is...:lol:
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm guilty too. Not of the whole "filter = instant art" thing (and I'm not about to argue what is and isn't fine art) but of going for less quality in favor of fast production. Most of the commissions I've been producing lately have been really quickly produced just so I can get past them even though I could try hard, add more shading and hatching and the like. Client's satisfied, so I'm satisfied.

I keep trying to tell myself to "master one medium and become world class at it", but that's no fun and it's unfeasible. I love to draw, ink, color, write, and plenty of artists can produce great work doing all the chores (or all the necessary ones anyway) by themselves without having to deal with all the headaches that come with struggling to find the perfect collaborator(s), so I'd rather just fly solo. It was actually suggested to me just yesterday that I get someone to draw a comic based on a story of mine because it's believed my writing is stronger than my art (and it may very well be true) but I just can't bear the thought of it.

Though I don't have a problem doing the occasional inks and/or colors over someone else's art, I just have too big of an ego when it comes to my own characters to trust someone else to treat them with the same care I do. =p
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madman1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Saving for a later date.As soon as the schedule frees up I'll slap some ink on her.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Would really dig it if you could, so slap away-with ink that is. :lol:
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HobbsEnd Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dang nicely done! I love the layout of this one!
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcandylands:
Candylands Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOve it!! I have a piece just like it!! [link]

Great pencils I can't wait to see it finished!
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Thank you, hopefully I can get around to finishing up soon.
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Candylands Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
soon....... that's like an indefinite amount of time to us artists. LOL
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Truth! :lol:
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Awesome! Very cool idea, combining the two things everyone recalls most about the flick. :) Very well done!
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Can't take credit for the idea as it was based on Riddle's cosplay which you can see here:

LADY ROCKETEER
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Awesome! I think you still managed to get in a lot of your own style in there, tho!
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Riddle is just so damn easy to draw...well aside from my hacky likeness of course. I couldn't resist.
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:icongunmetalblack:
Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I think you did great!
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Smilly7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
fantastic work
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconsmilly7:
Smilly7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
your welcome
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AKABedlam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful work!! keep it on :)
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'll do my best.
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Misa-Cupcake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely saw a female Jason Todd/Red Hood in this.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay.
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:iconmisa-cupcake:
Misa-Cupcake Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just thought it was neat. owo;
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries, I meant "Okay." as in "That's cool." I guess I should've just written that instead. Sorry. ^^;
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Misa-Cupcake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah. xD;
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just for sh!ts and giggles, I might ink this. Need something a bit different to do.
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Y'know I'd love to see it if ya do. :)
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mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
Aw shes soo cute X3 you did a wonderful job as always ^^*
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:iconstalk:
stalk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Michelle! Did you see the previews I have up on my Tumblr? I think you'll like 'em, or at least I hope you do. ^^;
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mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
I don't have tumbler but I did see them on facebook and those are great to ^^*

I do actually I think their awesome
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shaotemp Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
NOICE!!!!!!
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