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Deathdealer - V2 hbd frazetta by thedarkcloak Deathdealer - V2 hbd frazetta by thedarkcloak
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After having received some generous feedback and critique on the previous version of this, I decided to go back into the PSD trenches, wielding my trusty wacom, to rework this beast.

You can view the first version here - [link]

Anyways, this piece started as a tribute piece for Frank Frazetta, who just turned 80(!!!!) on February 9th. The man is the grandaddy of Fantasy art, an icon, and a huge inspiration.

I started working on this piece at the beginning of January, with a notion of doing it as a tribute piece for Frank Frazetta & his iconic character, the Deathdealer. Then, when I found out about the IFX Frazetta tribute feature (nice coincidence I thought!), I was intent on submitting it. However when it came down to it, I felt the image just wasn't complete enough, so I kept running with it to see it through to the finish... unfortunately not finishing it time for the feature.

BUT, I did manage to complete it in time for Mr. Frazetta's birthday (aside from this rework).

Even though I did not get to finish it in time for the magazine feature, I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out, I further tweaked and polished it after

Thanks for having a look! Please tell me your thoughts and impressions, I appreciate it!
:thanks:

:ahoy:
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:iconinsidiousagent:
InsidiousAgent Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Pure Awesome.
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:icondire-shinobi:
Dire-Shinobi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
O.M.G. this is the coolest thing i have EVER seen! this is like.....mutha f*ckin sick!!!
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Epic, amazing. Those fools beneath him have about 2 seconds to live.
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ThomasSchindler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I know the Death Dealer paintings of Frazetta, I know the Verotik and the Image comics, but I think this first time I see the Death Dealer JUMPING! Cool work, man.
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:iconmaster-of-the-boot:
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This guy is the Death Dealer, he's truly earned his name.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks MotB!

I just hope I can get to hand deliver it to Fraz sometime soon!!!
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:iconretardskull:
Retardskull Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
FEAR the dealer of DEATH!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Indeeed!!! :salute:
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:iconcreativeimages:
CreativeImages Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Dude...why did I not see this before? This is the epic of the EPIC!! AWESOME!! :+fav:
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
THAaaaaaanks!!! :lol:
I appreciate the response!
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:iconlouis-ruthven:
Louis-Ruthven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Kick ass!! Instant :+fav:!!

:headbang:
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Louis!!! :salute:

This one was tough and I learned lots doing it, but I can't wait to challenge myself with something even harder... :crazy: and hopefully learn even more things!
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:iconlouis-ruthven:
Louis-Ruthven Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Yes my friend, you learn and we can feast our eyes on some great artwork again!! Works for me!!!!

:headbang:
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IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Incredible piece! The whole work is well lighted, as well as the details. So you achieved perfection in the most difficult part.
Great work, congratulations :clap:
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!

I may revisit this scene in future, as the more I learn & the more flaws are pointed out to me, the more I want to challenge myself to create things the way I cinematically see them in my head. :)
In particular, drawing figures in perspective, with dynamic 'camera' angles & such.

Any suggestions in that regard? (aside from practice practice practice!)

Thanks for coming by, please do so again soon!
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seriously...your attention to detail makes my eye twitch LOL :crazy: this is fantastic!!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Heh heh!!! Thank you oibyrd!
I'm hoping to get this thing printed large sized and sending a copy to Frank soon.

:ahoy:
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:iconhailekeisser:
hailekeisser Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
very nice image.. really like the color.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! This one was hard work, but well worth it I think.
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:iconlunar-prodigy:
Lunar-Prodigy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
wow, really cool.
it kinda reminds me of the advisary and his orc armies from the comic book series "Fables"
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Good thing I hope! We've only got a couple of the 'Fables' graphic novels at the house and we haven't had a chance to pick up more than that. :(

Thanks for checking this out! I appreciate it! :ahoy:
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:iconsimpsonmobiel:
simpsonmobiel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
man...
this is what I call perfect!
it's beauty touched me :o
excellent pose he's in
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :thanks:

:salute:
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simpsonmobiel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for making such a beauty as this! :thanks:
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:icontragically-lame:
tragically-lame Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Wow that's looks incredible! I love the composition.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. I hope it stands up better than V1. :)
We're going to print it out and send it to the Frazetta's too. :D I hope that bodes well!
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bigmanhaywood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
wow, this is REALLY good!! amazing work!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, glad the rework paid off!
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you don't mind me saying, but this reminds me of the Deathdealer helmets I helped make for Morrowind...They were and hopefully are somewhat popular :)

The above, ofcourse, doesn't diminish the artwork's awesomeness, ofcourse. I just figure that's a fact ;)

Outta curiosity, would you consider doing a commission in this quality?
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
cool, got any screenshots of them?

And note me what you have in mind about the commission stuff, though I do have quite a huge workload at the moment, so if you don't mind being on a waiting list for a few.
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ofcourse ;) Here's #1 and here's #2 :)

I'll toss you that note ASAP - but as you've probably noticed, I'm taking my sweet time ;)
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
that's fine by me man... :)

And niiiiice deathdealer armor! :D
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:iconhellwolve:
Hellwolve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally send you that note :)

Thank you :D 'T was quite fun to texture :D
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Eidolon-Grey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :D I really love this piece, such a great homage to the master. Considering he say's "Don't try and paint like Frazetta, paint like yourself." you have done a wonderful job of capturing the character of his work without copying it. He will be delighted with this, I just know it.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D :D :D

Still gotta send it!
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Eidolon-Grey Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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bluebill Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
HOLY




FUCKING




SHIT




THIS



IS




AWESOME
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks dude!!! :headbang:
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