Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deep in the Brush with Death

Here's a recent commission I did of the characters Deadblow and Grifter. I really struggled with coming up with a composition for these two but once I settled on this it was off to the races. I'm really happy with how it turned out--it's almost exactly how I had pictured it!
That's not always the case...

11 comments:

Shane said...

Absolutely Awesome! I love it and am so excited that you are happy with it! You totaly nailed the feel of the piece, I look at it for hours! I could not be any happier with it, thanks!

Matt W. said...

Not only did you nail the look of Deathblow and Grifter, but you also designed a fantastic environment to put them in. Those ruins in the background are stunning! Great choice, Shane, and awesome execution, Brian!

Anonymous said...

Jaw-on-the-floor!!!that's amazing!!!

brian said...

Thanks, guys! It's always nice to put something out there and get such a positive response!

erica said...
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erica said...

You updated! Finally!! And what an update!

Brian, you know I LOVE your work. This is AWESOME!

You so need to be on the G.I. Joe book!

I hope you're doing well!

Shane W said...

This is a really awesome piece, good job!

Dan C said...

Great illustration, Brian. I was never much of a fan of Image characters from the 90's, but Grifter was the exception to the rule. By far the coolest of the bunch. I really dig your version of him and Deathblow, and that jungle background is top-notch.

Nice job!

Shawn Crystal said...

DAMN! Hurtin me Hurtt.

Anonymous said...

great characters, fantastic composition, and remarkable detail truly make this a stunning commission. i LOVE the depth of field of this piece. the light gray tones of the background really set it apart from the main action. brilliant!

-andy v.

Doctor Fantastic said...

Yes! Brian I agree with everyone else-- the attention you paid to the ruins in the background is incredible, and I love the composition!