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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Black Beetle by Ron Salas




I had a few ideas for this when I first heard of this week's character and for some reason decided on the most time consuming one. I was caught up in the idea of creating history for a character that should have one but doesn't.

I should colour this at some point but for right now let's call this done.

18 comments:

Michael Lapinski said...

Is it ok to just "Fuck, me!" as a response?

Oh, and it was uttered as an exclamation, not a request.

Francesco Francavilla said...

HOLY $#!T!!!
BELLISSIMA!!!!
WOW, Ron, your best TWART yet, hell this may be the best thing I have seen from you since I met you :)
Thank you so much :D

Francesco

tomfowler said...

my god, ron. that's outstanding!

Nathan Fairbairn said...

WOW!!! Great drawing and great design! Awesome!

Dan McDaid said...

*applauds*.

STUNNING work, Ron. And another pic that would look outstanding in faded, olde worlde colour.

Mitch Gerads said...

*Continues the McDaid slow clap*

If you do color it you must age it wonderfully like a classic pulp cover. This amazing illo is begging for it!

M!TCH

Mr. Hawthorne said...

DUDE, RON! That's fucking amazing! God, I love the white line on the black with that Dragon!

Shit, so much to enjoy here man! Great work!

Mike

Ron Salas said...

Thanks guys! Glad you like this.

Mitch - I absolutely agree with you. Which is why this probably won't be coloured for a while since I'd like to get this painted like the old pulps.

Craig Zablo said...

LOL! Francesco's post is priceless and right on!

Declan Shalvey said...

Ron; this is a wonderfully designed piece. My composition is completely boring in comparison.

I don't think i'd even like this to be coloured; it works so well in Black and white. You can't see me, but i'm actually saluting you right now...

...hard to... type and... salute at... same time...

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

That's gorgeous, Ron. Beautiful detail in the dragon, and the way it plays against the figure looming over the buildings.

This one is so similar to what I originally had planned I had to change mine 'cuz there's no catching up to this.

Patrick Zircher said...

That rocks, Ron!

Hell, all of you rock.
It's a Japanese garden fulla rock around here.

ANDY KUHN said...

really beautiful work, ron!

Ron Salas said...

Wow, thanks everybody!

Glad you like the piece. I just didn't want people to look at my pic and say "What's this guy doing here?" :)

Ramón Pérez said...

ron, this is gorgeous! the lighting, the mood, the feel, effin' everything.

i hate you.

i mean that in the nicest way :)

Steve Bryant said...

Geeez! I LOVE the way you balance a composition, Ron! Frickin' beautiful!

--Steve

Ron Salas said...

Thanks guys! Glad you like it.

Steve, I think I've got to learn of a new way of balancing my compositions cause I'd afraid they might be getting old and stale. I need to do some research and study.

=link said...

wonderful art herein--what pages have I stumbled into? Fun concept and professional quality illustration! Very generous of these talented gentlemen to offer their time and ideas! I enjoy it ALL very much!
=link