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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zorro by Nathan Fairbairn



Thanks to Chris Samnee for asking me to join this fine collective. I'm not sure what I'm doing here, honestly -- a colorist in the midst of you graphite and ink monsters. Maybe I'm like the average dude who's put in a photo of the world's tallest man just for scale. Even if that's the case, I'm just pleased and honored to be here and hope my own humble drawing of Don Diego de la Vega and his faithful mute manservant, Bernardo, doesn't lower the tone too much.

14 comments:

Declan Shalvey said...

Nicely done sir. I like all the reeeaaallly subtle tones.

Chris Samnee said...

Dangit! And Bernardo was going to be my week's character choice! ;)
Give yourself some credit, though. This is a really lovely piece, sir!

laura said...

I agree! This is really lovely. One of my favorites! :)

Ron Salas said...

This is great. I really like this nice casual scene.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Thanks, guys! You're too kind!

Steve Bryant said...

Stop selling yourself short! This is a lovely piece.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

Haha! It's hard not to be humble around you guys. But alright, dammit! I promise to bring my ego next week (if only to stop Fowler from calling me a pussy behind my back). ;D

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Yeah, I agree. I dig the hell out of a quiet moment. AND it's really well done!

Mike

ANDY KUHN said...

excellent, sir!
stay awesome! :)

Dan McDaid said...

Man... this is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely one of my faves.

Mitch Gerads said...

I love it. It shines amidst all the action pieces. The little moments are always my favorite moments and you captured one perfectly.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Agreeing with Mitch here, this is the kind of quieter piece I hope we get to do a little more of around here. And Bernardo is awesome.

Francesco Francavilla said...

As someone who has been there drawing also the "non-action" Zorro pages (and they are the bigger part of them), I also really appreciate this more light moment of Don Diego's life :) I also appreciate the details of the bg who really sell the period :)

Cheers,
Francesco

KC Ryan said...

Wonderful, wonderful job there Nathan! Truly terrific!