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Irredeemable Cover Survivor by urban-barbarian Irredeemable Cover Survivor by urban-barbarian
Never say never, right? I thought I was through with the Irredeemable covers but Editor Supremo, Matt Gagnon, requested a cool Propaganda Style cover for the next issue and I had a few ideas!

I loved my first idea but for some reason I decided to go in a different direction. I penciled, inked and colored it up and then took a long hard look at it. It was fine I suppose but it wasn't anything spectacular. So I decided to go with my first idea and I'm glad I did.

It's funny because I used to scratch my head when I would see nearly finished pages by artists like John Buscema and others that were never used. I've done it a few times now and I finally get it. Sometimes it's just not right and in the end - it's what makes you happy. Ideally you're not illustrating comic books if you're not a fan in the first place and in love with the medium.

Cheers!
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:iconbojanpapic:
BojanPapic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Please accept submission of this piece to :iconhandsclub: You will find it in your messages (might be older ones).
It will make a great addition to our group gallery.
Make sure You visit us, best regards!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks for including me!
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:iconbillreinhold:
BillReinhold Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional
Great work and love the design!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks Bill!
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:iconjoeymasonart:
joeymasonart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
rockin' -- like how some of the hands are "pre-fist", it gives the whole thing an extra sense of motion!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thanks Joey! I was going for that grasping and revolt vibe! ;)
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:iconmisterhardtimes:
MisterHardtimes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Holy hell, great work Dan!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Thanks Mike!
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:iconfindingox:
FindingOx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
very nice pic description/process story!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks! Took me a while but I had fun!
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:iconjuhmaru:
juhmaru Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional
great style yo!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks man!
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:iconchainsaw-munkey:
Chainsaw-Munkey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great propaganda type piece. Some Cold War Soviet Union style going on mixed with some new school that is completely your own. Nicely done
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks! I tried to mix it up!
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:iconryanwinn:
RyanWinn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is why my pull list says "Only Panosian covers" next to the word Irredeemable.

Can't believe your leaving that book. It was a good run though.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I think I'm gonna stick around for a while after all. They let me do what I want - so it's a lot of fun for me! Thanks, BTW!
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:iconryanwinn:
RyanWinn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good, I don't wanna have to change the note on my pull list to be "cover that sucks the least". It's just eaiser to ask for yours.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
LOL!!!
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:iconjonboy007007:
Jonboy007007 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beyond AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks man!
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:iconmist-stavi:
MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks!!!
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:iconalexgarner:
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great design, great color scheme... Really nice job overall dude.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks so much Alex!
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:icontimtownsend:
TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Was I the inspiration for the fist in the upper left? It sure looks a lot like my fist. Ive seen you staring at my hands a lot over the years, come to think of it.

Oh....and I LOVE this cover!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I believe there's photo documentation of me getting introduced to your fist...!

Glad you dig the cover, amigo!
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heh heh. I considered alluding to that didnt think youd appreciate me bringing that up in public. :) Maybe I should dig that out and post it. Ya think?
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
A picture of you in bed with me and Snakebite wrestling? I guess... ;)
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:iconjohnsonverse:
johnsonverse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Wow. That kicks a ridiculous amount of ass.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks Jeff! See you tonight at Drink and Draw!
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:iconjohnsonverse:
johnsonverse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I will actually be there for a change. I got some sleep and I'm ready to draw!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Uh-oh! I'd like to see a Hondo tribute to Clem! You and he share a beautiful affinity for details!
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Great design. Your work is so well crafted. Inspires me to make the extra effort, the results are worth the hard work.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Thanks so much! Appreciated!
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:iconchriscopeland:
chriscopeland Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Agh, so cool man! Of course im in love with anything that has cool hands in it, so this one definitely falls in line.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thanks good sir!!! I love drawing hands!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Love the cover and love the story behind it!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thanks Tom!
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:iconhobostick42:
HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
very cool
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thank you sir!
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:iconhobostick42:
HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
very welcome sir!
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:iconstephenbjones:
StephenBJones Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
it's a beaut! dig it!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thanks mister!
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:iconstephenbjones:
StephenBJones Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
u r welcome
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PENICKart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
An illustrator friend of mine says you have to have a healthy disrespect for your art if you're going to push past certain levels. What he meant by that is that you've got to be willing to throw out a drawing, scribble over it, crumple it up, walk away, whatever it takes. You can't even allow yourself to be content with something if it's not right. The trick is being able to tell that it's not right, and sometimes that doesn't happen until you're far into a piece.

Love the color palette here. It took me a minute to realize that the letter "v" was indeed a "v" and not a "u".
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thanks Mike! So true! And yeah, that V is a bit hard to read but hopefully it won't be an issue.
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:iconmuady:
Muady Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This poster has me all fired up to blindly follow a mad man into ruin. Very good work^^
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This man is all kinds of trouble! ;)
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:iconmuady:
Muady Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
well if you get brain washed into someones cause
you expect there to be trouble. No one wants to be
lead by some boring guy^^
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
too true!
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