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WolverineOrigins38 Cover Color by mikemayhew WolverineOrigins38 Cover Color by mikemayhew
Digital color in Photoshop CS4.
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:iconstephenschaffer:
I really like this image a lot. It always nice to see classic and timeless images that are re-envisioned for today's needs. And clearly by today, I mean 1945 :) When I first saw the b/w version the nostalgia of this piece was immediately present, and what I love about it, is that I almost missed the point entirely, i.e. the claws. Truly the sign of a great image, one where you can look at it and enjoy it and then keep looking at it, finding little bits that you missed the first time and then enjoy it all over again. The "aged" look of the photo certainly enhances the piece, but it is here that I have my major (and only) complaint. While I think the rips and folds and creases work stunningly, I think the actual image should be "distressed" a bit more to really look like it is over 60 years old. Maybe more of the color could fade in certain areas, maybe some of the image could be blurry because photographic technology in the forties certainly didn't even know how to spell HD :) All in all, this really is an awesome piece that, when viewed on the comic stands, would be begging to be picked up and read.
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:iconrodgerhodger:
RodgerHodger Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
EXCELLENT!!!
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:iconrodgerhodger:
RodgerHodger Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
You know....looking at that illustration he looks a fair bit like a young Tommy Lee Jones. Something in his face. And if you see pics or footage of a young Mr Jones he would have been ideal as that character(minus the Texan accent of course).
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NixTiredBrain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
how awesome...
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:iconmalevichnd:
MalevichnD Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Ах............ваще хочется свистеть so let's Logan.
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:iconlady-buffy:
Lady-Buffy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
well done =)
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:iconmsvenom:
MsVenom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
It is fantastic pic! :wow: Like a dream... :wow:
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Arkane360 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Your work is absolutely stunning. You are indeed a master of your craft. I like all your work but I chose this image because I am a Marvel head through and through.
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dogiimura Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
XDD genial¡¡

great word¡
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:iconkooshtika:
Kooshtika Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful sepia tone. did you use graphite charcoal combo as well? the shading looks hand done.
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:iconyoumaykillthebride:
youmaykillthebride Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
omg,that is so sweet.and i cant believe that he is THE logan
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:iconms-paint-messiah:
ms-paint-messiah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
this is awesome, but why would he have his claws extended?
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:iconbrianlindahl:
BrianLindahl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Great work.

I have a question if you have the time. How often do you use models for your pieces? And if so do you do rough pencil 1st. Then position the models according to the rough poses. The reason I ask is because you have an amazing gift of proportion and lighting. Just amazing. Keep up the great work.
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
This particular piece is all poser. Michael 4 model tweaked a bit with shiny black material for skin.
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:iconbrianlindahl:
BrianLindahl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Wow! Thanks for the information. I would have never thought of trying poser. What a great idea. I look forward to seeing more great work. Thanks!
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:iconbittersweetdreams:
bittersweetdreams Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Classy & cool. Well done.
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:icondimaio:
DiMaio Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
pure brilliance...
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:iconjohnmc1972:
johnmc1972 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
This one turned out great. Perfectly pulled off old snapshot. Love the added effects too. The folds and cracks are perfect. Additionally, I like the watercolor effects with the sepia(sp) tone to give it a more weathered look. GREAT JOB!
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:iconjonigodoy:
JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Fantastic tribute to the classic picture!
The artwork is tremendous too!
Congratulations!!
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
love the tone and composition.
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:iconzombie-sk8er:
zombie-sk8er Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Wow great job and i really hate to point this out but he would have had bone claws at that time period not his adamantium claws...sorry im a big comic book nerd. but you really did a great job on the picture.
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SlappydaClown Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I like.
Will get the iss.
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:icongrphc:
grphc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Unbelievable!
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:iconfrankelemile:
frankelemile Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Are you kidding guy ! You really want to kill anyone here with your stuff.
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:iconsamarai:
Samarai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
You're probably gonna think this is unnecessary nit picking, but I could not find that airborne patch anywhere. I'm guessing you made it up..?
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
1st airborne canadian
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:iconsamarai:
Samarai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Well.. of COURSE! Forgot he was Canadian.
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:iconbishop757:
BISHOP757 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
wow thats hot
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v-p-j Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome cover, man.
Love the old torn photograph effect and the whole concept used to give a hint at what's inside. Great thinkin, great artwork. Overall, its amazing.
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:iconthelearningcurv:
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
this is going to be such a good book to own=]
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:icona-bb:
A-BB Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love it so much!
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:iconjoaogil:
joaogil Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
awesome!
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:iconandersonblackadam:
AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Now this is one yer best 4 sure Mike!
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:iconrlfedun:
RLFedun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great concept, and very nicely drawn! I love the sepia tones!
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:icon3113-studios:
3113-studios Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Perfect!
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:iconmatiassoto:
MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, great coloruing! I really thought it was traditional at first.
Heh, also "Thankz for the memories" it's just a great irony when it comes to wolvie :D
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nivramxX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
oh that logan such a ladys man lol
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:iconmr-vieira:
Mr-Vieira Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Student General Artist
Just a question:
are you american?
if not, where are you from?
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:iconmikemayhew:
mikemayhew Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I was born in Mesa, AZ and lived in the US my whole life.
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:icontigerztale:
tigerztale Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Writer
Very nice, the digital coloring has a very organic feel.

-Darin
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:iconmikesoldier:
mikesoldier Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
muy precioso...
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:iconbillreinhold:
BillReinhold Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional
That came out fantastic Mike!
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:iconandthenyousaid:
AndThenYouSaid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
I really like how you based this off that famous photo of the sailor and his lover. Or at least, I assume you did? In any case, I really like it.
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