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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TORPEDO by Urban Barbarian

My take on this cover by Jordi Bernet - not nearly as cool, mainly because Bernet's version rocks and I didn't show his gun... But in the right hands, a newspaper can be used as, um, well - reading material, I suppose. Click on the image to enlarge ( if you dare! ) Cheers!


Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Man, that is slick, Dan. Great use of the zipatone, and I keep coming back to that hand. Great inks.

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Kyle Latino said...

Guys, I hate to say it, but I've never heard of this character. I'm going to have to fix that. These illos have been wonderful!

Declan Shalvey said...

This is just fantastic man. Love the tone, the muted colours, the drawing, etc.

I'll have to rob what you did with tone there someday. Rob it good.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Dan, man is that all digital!? Looks fucking sharp, and the white tone over the black is a smart way to show the tone and still keep the suit white. I love that, man.

Great job!


Declan Shalvey said...

I'm willing to bet it's not digital, as i thought something Dan did recently was digital (cuz it was so slick) and i was dead wrong.

Dan McDaid said...

That is *deadly*. Those eyes - Jesus!

Mitch Gerads said...

You've personified "Don't f*ck with me while I'm reading the papah' " perfectly! Well played, Panosian, well played.

Love the zip!

Urban Barbarian said...

Thanks guys! Declan is right, I drew it and then PS Colored it like I would a cover.

It was so late last night that I forgot to add the bullet hole in the paper ( which I've added now ). Luckily a post on DA mentioned he could have a gun behind the paper and it came back to me. Late night drawing does have disadvantages!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Yeah, I was unsure. I know from talking to Dan that he often does it by hand then switches over, but wasn't sure here. Either way, it's awesome.


Urban Barbarian said...

Thanks Mike! Yeah, this one was fun! Borrowed Mitch's great colors from his Zorro piece and added some texture! Perfect for that old skool vibe! Thanks again for the invite guys. Looks like I made it right before the cut off!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Yeah, that color really makes it very "pulp" :) Great angle, Dan,and again glad you made it to the "circle" ;)


Marcos Mateu said...


William Owen said...

The eye and the bullet hole in the paper made this just about as kick-ass as anything. Those two elements, aside from being just a gorgeous piece, are just good-to-the-bone storytelling.

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