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Irredeemable Cover Number 4 by urban-barbarian Irredeemable Cover Number 4 by urban-barbarian
Okay, I finally saw this somewhere online so I guess it's okay to post it here.

This cover features a character that can manifest Japanese Folklore.

Things sorta changed for me on this one. I decided that I'm going to try and be less literal with covers and have more fun with design elements, etc. It's probably my best work to date, IMO.

Hopefully, I'll hate it sometime soon. I already see some major flaws and things I could of done better. I guess that's a good thing!

UPDATE: Oddly enough, this cover made iO9.com's Covers of the Decade list. Check it out: [link]
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Given 2009-12-28
Irredeemable Cover Number 4 by =urban-barbarian: "Why does this deserve a DD? Because Dan took the source material, rejected the obvious impulse to do the standard comic cover and give us a mystery. Who is this blue woman? What's with all Japanese line art floating around her head? These are questions I'd ask myself in the comic book store. And that is what makes a GOOD comic book cover. Hell, any book cover. Plus, the art is beautiful!!! Focusing on just the face is hard to pull off when, like I said before, the obvious choice might have been to do a standard T&A shot of a hot asian chick." ( Suggested by Devilpig and Featured by Majnouna )
:iconkotj09:
kotj09 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
wicked! this looks like my wifey
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Lucky you! ;)
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh maaaan, this is GORGEOUS Dan!!! I love how you rendered her face!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks man! Means a lot! Appreciated!
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Neat break up of style on this.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:icongrafmason:
grafmason Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
stand out.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconantimator15q:
antimator15q Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
you got a deviantwatch off of this and the sepia conan alone XD
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Much appreciated!!!
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:iconaralerm:
aralerm Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Another nice one...I like the blue skin against the background...looks like the cover of a book really cool
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanks so much!
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:iconpachunka:
Pachunka Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Thanks so much man!!!
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:iconesseeexdotcom:
esseeexdotcom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Dude you have become my favorite comics artist atm- You are so good at everything - pacing, design, sexy gals, rough dudes, great backgrounds, excellent spotting of blacks, slick but not imposing style, expressive- you just draw damn good comics.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I'm greatly honored! Thanks for taking the time to write me! Much appreciated!
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:icontigergilles:
Tigergilles Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
This is really amazing. It could be a good poster for an exposition about asian culture or a stuff like that.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thank you so much!!!
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:iconbua:
bua Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Realy nice colors :)

hey dan, if you have time, see my jornal:
[link]

thanks :)
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Looks very cool! Will you be coloring it?
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:iconbua:
bua Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
yeah, i put the draw on the begin to everybody can make a sugestion, but in the next step begins the colors coming. and thanks for the kindness to see the journal :)
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:icontommen3:
TOMMEN3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
simple.... pero genial
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconscottcohn:
ScottCohn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
HOLY COW, DAN!!!! REALLY!!!??? this piece is amazing! how have i never seen this before. are you holding out on me? well, are you?? ha
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I would never do such a thing!
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:iconscottcohn:
ScottCohn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
you really have come a long way. you're running on all cylinders!
so glad you haven't built up an immunity to knowledge, as heebink would say!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
You are a kind man. Too kind. I'm suspicious...!
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:iconscottcohn:
ScottCohn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
suspicious? of who....?? li'l ol' me?? well, i declare, what could you possibly... GIMME THAT SHIRT I SHIRT I ASKED YOU ABOUT!! I SAID SOMETHING NICE, NOW GIMME IT!!!



.....oops


... i uh, ahem... really uh, like how you uh, i mean your uh ... use of space and stuff....
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:iconfeerikart:
feerikart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Beautiful
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Thanks man!
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:iconcookiedead:
cookiedead Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What a fantastic color and effect!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Thanks so much!
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:iconmicahjgunnell:
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Instant fave!!!!! I love everything about this, but particularly the contrast of the texture of her skin(love the shiney nose), and the flat designey bg...So awesome dude, great job!!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
thank you very much!
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:iconxavor85:
xavor85 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is really impressive, great impact (is already in my favs, one of fews...)
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Thanks so much!
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:iconxavor85:
xavor85 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
simply is the true! :)
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:iconkxy4u:
kxy4u Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
+Fav. amazing nice.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thanks so much!
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:icondeaddeepeyes:
deaddeepeyes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I saw your works in iO9.com and now I found you here. Awesome work.
Take care.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Cool! I'm glad you liked it!
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Really a powerful image and it can stand alone as "art". Congrats on the recognition...
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks very much!
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:iconceruleanvii:
ceruleanvii Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this one! Great contrast between the polished 3d look of the face against the intricate linework. Plus it's such a mysterious, compelling image, just the right touch of disturbing, without going over the line into creepiness. Really unusual and different look for a cover - I can see why it won!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
So nice of you to say so! Thanks so much!
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:iconmalja:
Malja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
It´s perfect, there is no flaws! Don´t you ever hate it. ;)
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Too many flaws really! That's the part I hate. I need to learn how to use the blur tool more to cover up the drawings! You are too kind and incredibly talented!
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:iconmargalot:
Margalot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! I saw this on the Covers of the Decade list and really liked it. It's great that you're on DA, too!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Awesome! I'm so proud! Thanks!
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:icontheqine:
TheQine Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
This amazing piece has been featured! :dance:
Thanks a lot for the inspiration! :omg: [link]
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