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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Thing by Nathan Fairbairn

Sad Ben Grimm walking in Central Park on a cold winter night, feeling sorry for himself. This was supposed to be just a rough value study for a finished digital painting, but somehow it's Sunday night again and this is as far as it's gotten. So whatever. Now it's a finished piece, I guess. I think I prefer it rough like this anyway.

With respect to Mr. Alex Toth, from whose model sheets I have taken the design and pose of our ever-lovin' blue-eyed hero.

11 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

This one is my favorite of the week.

Mike

JK_Woodward said...

Now I can't say for sure since I haven't seen the polished version, but this style seems somehow fitting. powerful stuff. Great work!

Dan McDaid said...

Nathan, this is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely a finished piece - so stylish and atmospheric. *shakes fist* Damn you Fairbairn!

Steve Bryant said...

Two weeks in a row and we get two gorgeous snow-centric images (Andy's Snow Batman last week and this beaut).

Lovely work, sir!

--Steve

KIRK MANLEY said...

Love it!

Nathan Fairbairn said...

You're all too, too kind. Thanks so much!

Ramón Pérez said...

gorgeous in it's simplicity.

Ron Salas said...

That's absolutely beautiful, Nathan. It captures not only Ben so well but New York City as well.

Ade Salmon said...

Bags of *mood* - lovely.

A

davelevine said...

Very nice. I love seeing superheroes in non-superheroic situations like this. It adds depth. Speaking of which I love how background fades out in the snow.

Francesco Francavilla said...

So moody and melancholic. And the way you rendered the depth with the different tones of the tree, just wonderful, Nathan :)

Cheers,
Francesco