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Deathlings by reubennegron Deathlings by reubennegron
This is a cover I recently completed for Ian-X's forthcoming "Deathlings" graphic novel. For those of you out in dA-land who don't know about Deathlings or Ian's work, check out his dA profile here: [link]

This is the 3rd digital illustration I've done to date. Definitely a learning experience, I think next time I might try incorporating more tradition watercolors with my digital brush work.

Like always, I'd love to know your thoughts so have at it and I'll see you all in December when I return from my trip to Spain!

Cheers,
Reuben
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:iconemorichtofen:
emoRichtofen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Your work is so beautiful.
I'm an aspiring artist, but I don't think I could ever be nearly as good as you
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's just a matter of dedication and time. I used to feel the same way, and in many ways still do!
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have been getting GREAT feedback from this cover on DA lately, since I posted an update to the version with the logos etc.
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the version with the logo. It really makes it come alive. I can't wait to see the printed version in October.
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you-- that means a lot to me, knowing that all my mucking and cropping and logos don't diminish it.

We can sign copies for each other. ;)
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, sweet! (I always feel so awkward when people ask me to autograph something. I really want to ask: "Really? Are you sure? You don't mean that guy do you?")
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
You can draw a mustache on Anne if it will make you feel better. ;)

Also-- Milkshakes!
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Double sweet!
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Joey-Zero Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hoo boy, this one is so ill.
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man. I recently did an edit of it. i'm debating if I should post it on dA though...
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Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. As I said to Ian-X, I love how you have set the sharpness of the figure against the gouache-like background. I want to buy it. Would it be possible to get the full poster as it appears on his page?
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely! Let's talk about the logistic though email. I'll send you a note.
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Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Thanks.
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chakhabit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
hey! loved the style :D
the face is amazingly drawn (beautiful lines :D and i just treasured how u gradually added the colors!)

the only thing that annoyed me is the drop shadow of the cloudlike thing but that is just minor stuff! I loved it over all :]
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, the lines in this drawing seduced me and I had to give in.

...As for the drop shadow, I know, I know... I've been getting that a lot.
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LR77 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Love this! You haven't sent me anything offline in a while, I' know you been busy with the fam and the little one. Hit me up! Did that book ever come out, the poetry one?
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey stranger! I saw that message you sent earlier today but i can't seem to find it now. Was it an IM, a text or an email? It's been waaaaaayyy too long and I miss you greatly so you need to get back in touch with me. What IM are you using these days?

Oh yeah and that book is coming out next week! It's called Poetry For Beginners. Go down to your local book store and reserve your copy today!
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overfiend-87 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Writer
you did it for a book cover you say? Hmm...I know someone who wants someone to do art for the front cover of his book but I dunno. He's a bit of a perfectionist and so he wants a certain type of artist.
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, you never know. How about you pass my profile along we'll see what they think.

Cheers.
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overfiend-87 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   Writer
well I've passed on the message. Sorry if he doesn't choose you but as I said, he's pretty picky.
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
No need to apologize.
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thelonegunman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
fantastic piece, i like the traditonal/digital mix you have going on.
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you dig it.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
wait a minute here, this is the 3rd time you've used digital media to color your art? VAN DAMME! i wish i could be and get that good fly guy! thumbz up award potna!:iconthumbsuppls:
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes sir - the first was the cover i did for Democracy For Beginners [link] , the second was the book cover for Poetry For Beginners (which I'll be posting shortly) and then this cover for Deathlings... I love it - it's challenging and I have a long way to go... but I love learning new techniques.
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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
yeah don't we all. i know i'm trying to master it myself i just need to practice more. and here's a proper "thumbz up" award. :iconthumbsupplz:
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers :beer:
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
WOW gorgeous work my dear :wow: :love:
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you darling!
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BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
My pleasure sweetie :iconrainbowsheep2:
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RedRiBBoNinYouRhAiR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   General Artist
I love it!
you are my idol :heart:
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh come on!!!
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RedRiBBoNinYouRhAiR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   General Artist
it's the truth!!!!
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nBite Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
i love it, nice work.
A piece of critique - the shadow effect looks like it doesnt fit in there.
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I hear yah - I think I might have to sort that out before I venture into the next one.
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
lovely work, like this one
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
my pleasure
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IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Damn, man.

More than worth the wait. Incredible.
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha! Sweet, glad you like it!
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ManuelMorgado Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there, Just one thing that i dislike in this piece. The shadow efect behid that black/blue thing. That's one filter that I d'ont use in any moment because it looks to artificial. Maybe the color in the top is litle bit darker... d'ont you think? The lines osf the main character are the best. I really like it ;)
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reubennegron Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the critique. I tortured myself over whether or not to throw a drop shadow in there but after comparing a before and after i knew i needed it. I'm sure there's a better way to accomplish that effect but I'll just have to keep plugging away. Digital painting is a bit more brutal than I had expected.

Cheers!
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