Tuesday, September 02, 2008

ANGEL

I'm a very petty fella. For those who don't know, my good friend, my amigo if you will, Stephen Mooney has been kicking arse on his variant ANGEL covers for IDW. I was delighted for him, but also very jealous. Now he's drawing issues of the actual book, so imagine how happy for him/jealous of him i am! Having seen some of his great pages i've seen how he's been nailing likenesses, which are very, very hard to do. So i recently thought i'd see if i could do a decent enough job at ANGEL likenesses, just to test myself. Here are the varied results. First, the big man himself...



My very first try. Hmmm. Not bad, but not good enough really.

























My second try. Kinda there; getting closer. Still not good enough though...



My third try. THAT'S more like it. Really happy with this one.
























My fourth try. Yeah, i really like this one. I like the mood; the demon and soul of a vampire. Definitely the best of the bunch. Took me long enough!

13 comments:

Clamnut Comix said...

So you're trying to steal Mooneys job you turd? Great art. You turd.

jamie said...

look at it from my point of view...
i slave away in a fucking shite dead-end job all fucking day,dreaming about becoming a famous comic book artiste,then i come home and trawl through your blog,and see the wonderful artwork you produce during the same hours when i'm knee deep in other peoples filth...
now that's jealousy,my friend.

and the art is fucking wonderful,it really is.

Moondog said...

Dunno man, I really like em all.
Hope Ryall's not lookin to closely, or I can kiss my job goodbye!
You turd.

John said...
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John said...

The third one is definitely my favourite.

I've sent those DVDs out to you by the way, I stuck on a rake of stamps so hopefully it finds it's way.

Stephen Thompson said...

Awesome. Awesome to the max. Although I like the first one the most. Probably because it looks the least like it's based on a specific photo. There all lovely though.

Declan Shalvey said...

Awesome to the max? Not Max to the X-treme?

Ah cheers lads, glad ye like 'em. I'm pretty happy with 'em overall. Sayin' that, i took my time with 'em; i didn't bang 'em all out in a day like Mooney has to.

Dec.

Stephen Thompson said...

"Awesome. Awesome to the max" is a Futurama quote Dec, I'm shocked you didn't pick up on that.

John said...

yeah dec, better hand in that nerd badge because you SUCK!

Declan Shalvey said...

Of course i picked up on it Thompson, that's the one with the 80s guy. One of my favourites. I was trying to 'knock it up a notch' with a nugget of my own.

That's 30 Rock right John?

Leigh G said...

Niiiice stuff Mrs Shalvey! God, I never missed an episode of Angel...
that 3rd pic down looks like it was drawn by Richard Corben!

jacintha said...

stop trying to steal my man's job. some nice work, particularly like the vampire angel. you're good with monsters!

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks Leigh,

Jac, i'm not trying to steal your man.............'s job.

'Good with monsters'? Is that a slur against my type of ladies?

Dec.