Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Phoenix Rising...

[Oliver]

I actually started this Dark Phoenix piece last fall, forgot about it and just found it under a pile of 'To Do', which is a pretty big pile. I've done some Phoenix sketches and commissions but this is my first 'real' take on the character. Who doesn't love the 'Dark Phoenix Saga' with all it's grandeur, emotion, and heartbreak?

I wanted to convey power, strength, and a cosmic connection all the while giving her a softness, almost angelic and ballerina like. I love the hard/dark and the tender/light contrast that she represents as a character.

Hope u like ;)

8 comments:

Shamsudin said...

not just luv em..i fav them...gosh it is simple but yet the artwrork shows some style in that simplicity..i like the inking and its just totally oustanding.........

Gelatomettista said...

thnx Shamsudin!

Markus Freise said...

I especialy love the rendering of the hair and the hands. This is reduction in perfection.

Gelatomettista said...

thanku Markus!

meek? said...

That's gorgeous, Oliver! Very nice animated feel.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

wow, you know I used to think your work was really sub par, but ur stuff now looks great. I actually thought this one was done by jim. nice

Anonymous said...

Fave-ing this. If only my twitter works here..
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-Spock!Mesa Boogie Yourself, ESP Man!

ant2090 said...

I love it! The Dark Phoenix is awesome, and you managed to capture its awesomeness.

I've always wondered, how do you go about filling in a drawing (with color)? Like, what do you use to fill it in: pen, pencil, special utensils?