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Last X-Factor Forever Cover by urban-barbarian Last X-Factor Forever Cover by urban-barbarian
Since X-Factor Forever is a book that takes place where Louise Simonson left off of the original series - I wanted to create a cover symbolic of the times. Art Adams and guys like Jim Lee were creating these dynamic covers with the full team running right at the viewer. I always dug those. Hell, people still riff on those covers to a large degree.

So, I decided XFF needed to pay homage to those covers but I wanted to give it a modern twist, which is why I added the cinematic element. Anyway, I had a blast drawing/coloring this one! Hope you dig it!
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LADYJIN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Yay!!! Thanks!!!!
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LADYJIN Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a honor to welcome an amazing artist you are ! Thanks for accepting my requests :hug:
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devilkais Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
The TRUE X-men ! Ready to beat the tar out of Grant Morrison, Chuck Austen & the degenerated neurologically ill ruffian who came up with M-day !
Well yeah, that 's how I see it ...
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
LOL! Too true!
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tonybricker Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I know this series wrapped up a while ago, just wanted to say that your look for Jean Grey is one of my all time favorites!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanks! That means a lot!!!
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Ac015 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this a lot...these are the times when I talk to my self and say" I wish I was a mutant"..the things I could do with some powers I'd be omega level mutant haha! ...as I said love your take on the characters ^^
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ShadmanA Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Nice. I like that version of Beast, then the cat lips look. And a vintage, newish look of the original 5.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Thanks man! I'm glad you dig it!
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ShadmanA Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
No prob man!
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FableBound Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty cool.
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Thanks!
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Great piece, Scott and Jean are looking fierce. Run bad guys, run!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Thanks man!
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phildunne Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Another awesome piece of work, this just reminds of me of the days when comic book art was loud, fun, punchy and just overall graphically illustrated. Love your interpretation of the old team...killer stuff!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Thanks man! I'm glad you dig the stylization! I live for that time period in comic book art!
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AngelTovar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artist
your art reminds me of umm.... Sean Gordan Murphy
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Is that a compliment or are you trying to be a wise ass? Sean rocks.
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AngelTovar Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artist
lol no its a compliment. i hope art starts swinging away from the jim lee's and the marc silvestri. not that i have anything against them, but i think theres to many people copying them.
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thanks then! Sean's a friend and a tremendous artist. I think because we both use brush and zip there's a bit of connect there. But beyond some of the inking, we draw quite different, IMO.
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   General Artist
So DAMN sexy! You are one of my favorite all time books from back in the day, so no pressure.
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Yikes! No pressure at all...!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This does look like a throwback to the good old days when the X-Men were fun!! Makes me want to read the book, which obviously is the purpose of a successful cover. Nice colors too!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Cool! Thanks man!
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jasonedmiston Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Your run on this reminds me of the good ol days with Walt Simonson!

Good stuff.
Jason
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Cool!!!!
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gustavomo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
WOW thats AWESOME
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks!
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aposcar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
this is fantastic. why has it taken me this long to watch you?!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Anger on your behalf? Dave?
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aposcar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
i only get angry at old people, puppies and little kids. not at guys who draw awesome cool pictures. =)
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Dynamic composition!!!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks sir!
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! ;)
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INKIST Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Great drawing. Great style. Great design and aesthetics. Great color. Um, did I mention this thing is great?
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I'm glad you did mention it! Your comments make my day, Scott!
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
As the audience, I get as much enjoyment as you did laying it out and creating it. Beautiful work!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Cool! Thanks man!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010   Filmographer
looks just like what you're saying you were going for in the description, it has that same fun layout principal as Art and Jims stuff. great cover! love me the retro!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks Dusty! Sorry I missed lunch!
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pipems Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
So good! Amazing work!
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks!
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NoirZone Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
;)
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9anti Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
pretty nice style on the characters
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks!
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9anti Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
no problem man, its well deserved, even i cant creat an artist flow like you by pen ink and paper. I still digg the best guys out there for there awesome skills and talent and you Sir are one of them.
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HoBoStIck42 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
wait why is this the last cover?
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yep... ;(
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