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She-Hulk 6 Cover Art by mikemayhew She-Hulk 6 Cover Art by mikemayhew
11X17 in pencil with ink.
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Critique by ajaxx1184 Dec 31, 2009, 7:48:41 AM
Awesome cover! The "T" shaped composition with contrast between the angular letters and the curve forms of the figure really drive the upward punch motion. The word "She" is hard to read, but presumably only for those unfamiliar with the character.

The figure is, as always, outstandingly beautiful. You struck a gorgeous balance between lean muscle and vivacious curves. For example, the up thrusting biceps show solid definition but is supple enough to avoid being un-feminine. The legs are similarly shown in great she-hulk build.

The pose is apt, with a clean, clear silhouette that plays very well for her feminine features like waste, hips and buttocks, but especially the legs. Finally, the facial expression is very readable and compelling--it conveys believably the emotion of a person crushing through solid blocks.

Bottom line: Another out-standing She-Hulk Cover.
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3Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Nice
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:iconricktimusprime0825:
ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That is cool.
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ChibiCelina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your covers were icing on an already awesome comic cake.
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:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Yeah, so I noticed, right after I hit the "send" button to my message for you.:-) Thanks sir and stay awesome!
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graffilthy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Wow, thats striking. I have tons of She Hulk comics from the '80's & up you really do her justice
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
I've also noticed that over the past year or so he seems to be less concerned about smoothing everything out, even his faces retain some of the pencil grain these days.
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
he certainly does use black watercolor.
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Thanks for the info. I've experimented a bit trying to get rid of the grainy pencil look in photoshop myself and it's definitely tricky. Adi Granov has done some super smooth pencil work, but he uses watercolor as well I think.
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
that part is lit up. Notice the shadows of the edges of the "K" falling diagonally on the other edges of that letter.
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:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Excellent art as always, sir!

Pardon me, however, but did you miss a part of "K" that you were also suppose to blacken with inks (the letter's side wall next to "L"), or is it supposed to be as is? :-)
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GracefulWings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   Photographer
I have to agree, 100%!
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francosj12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OK :3
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes. There is a creator-owned book I did called SAVAGE, published by Image comics that features a dude who gets cursed with the power to become a bigfoot-like creature.
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makomi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Can I ask you something, have ever drew a character of your own, original character?
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:iconmakomi:
makomi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
sorry for interupting :D, andrew loomis in my opinion is the best artist,and i really recomend to you to search for his books, espicially "fun with pencil".
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mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
mainly has to do with if I want a solid, graphic black. If it's all pencil, then when I push the levels in photoshop it gets grainy. If I want that solid black, I'll establish more in the original so the blacks will be solid with less level adjustments. Or, it's a time thing. Sometimes if it's just pencil, it's because I had less time.
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MichaelDooney Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I notice that some of your bw art is pure pencil (with some black inks) and some has grays in waterecolor...just curious why some get the additional step of washes. Don't get me wrong, I love the watercolors, just wondering why you only use it sometimes.
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slymonet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
aswome very dramatic. makes me want to go out and get a copy.
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Capt-Adventure Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This is a great piece! I like it. A LOT!
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:iconhirozai:
hirozai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
She-Hulk, Shoryuken!
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SoratheKey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This definetly goes to the favorites pile!

Great work...
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whoismistere Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This is awesome. I like how there are velcro straps for her shoes. Makes a lot more sense than someone as strong as she having to tie laces.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
exllcent work here
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:iconrostridge:
rostridge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic stuff! Your black and white tonal work rocks.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, too fragile for her.
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kwiksotik Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Interface Designer
Awesome pose and shading man!
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet work Mike. :winner:
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Salvador-Raga Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Speachless!
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miktroz Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think her fists are a little small compare to her arms (or the Hulk hands), but nothing to worry about. Awesome work !
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00AceOfSpades00 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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J-Mobius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
critique? seriously? please. you're Mike Mayhew. even if you aren't related to Chewbacca you're bloody Mike M.F. Mayhew man! critique my ass! it's awesome!
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Maxx-Marshall Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
bee-yoooootiful!!!!
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GiP7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
nice:)
great dynamic
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smbhax Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome letters! And a very interesting take on her physique!
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keys307a Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!
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:iconnathan-hendricksen:
nathan-hendricksen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
masterful work sir
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niacmartian Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
*Sigh, goes to get sketch pad* I need more pratice LOL. NOICE as usual lol.
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francosj12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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ChaosCampus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Yowsa! Another beautiful piece!
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
andrew loomis...
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JohnHaunLE Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Looks Great!
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:iconfrancosj12:
francosj12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
What can you recomend me for reallistic comic drawing? :)
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Fantastic, one of my fave renditions.
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Air-Raid-Robertson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
I remember buying this comic when it came out a few years ago. It's really interesting to see a black and white version of it.

To tell you the truth, I think I prefer this one right here. The gradiants of grey show a lot more nuance than the more flashy colors on the print version.

The shadows on Shulkie's legs are particularly well rendered.
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PopGoestheRocket Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student General Artist
This is awesome. That is all I can say. Awesome.
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