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Friday, January 29, 2010

THE ROCKETEER by Nathan Fairbairn

Dedicated, of course, to the memory of Dave Stevens.

16 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

This is really sweet, dude! I love the lighting, and open line style.

Mike

Mike Exner III said...

Ditto! This is another really cool one, and the muted colors (although that might just be my crummy monitor talking) are sweet.

Anthony Diecidue said...

Great piece! A lot of story in such a good, strong and simple composition.

laura said...

I love this! I really love how both with this piece and your Zorro, you created moments that I feel like we're just getting a glimpse into. Almost like stills from a movie. Beautiful work!

ANDY KUHN said...

nice one, nathan! :)

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Thanks a lot, guys!

Laura -- Thanks! I'm a writer at heart, so storytelling is where my focus is. I'll leave the dynamic, mind-blowing action scenes to those of my fellow twarts who better know how to handle them. :)

Dan McDaid said...

Uh-oh - it's the Nazis!

I love this. The colours, the mood... There's almost an African heat outside that doorway. Brilliant. And you do the *best* boots.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Great Rocketeer, Nathan, love the "French Band Desinee" ligne claire vibe of your inks :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Dan -- thanks so much! It's really gratifying that you got the desert heat thing I was going for. Color is awesome that way - how it can tell so much of the story. But no way do I draw the best boots. Edvin Biukovic drew the best boots. Every time I draw a pair of boots, there's this one panel of his, I think from the first page of Devil's Choices, that flies into my head. It still makes me sad to think of what the world of comics lost when they lost Edvin. And Dave Stevens, too, of course! So many great stories we'll never get to read!

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Wow, Francesco! When it came time to ink this I literally thought to myself -- "I'd like to color this, so I'll go for a ligne claire Hergé thing with the inks." It blows me away that you were able to spot my intentions from the results. :)

Declan Shalvey said...

Great stuff! Love the colours but it's the composition that does it for me.

Doug said...

While all of these images are awesome, this one is, by far, my favorite of the ROcketeer bunch.

Thanks for doing this Twarters! I'm enjoying the heck out of it!

Mitch Gerads said...

Absolutely love it, Nathan! The composition really draws me in. I want to know what Cliff is about to discover in there.

Urban Barbarian said...

Simply Awesome!

Steve Bryant said...

Oooh! Very nice! The linework reminds me of Bernie Mireault.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Thanks everyone for your kind, kind words!