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Calie knows what the guys like by RayArtz Calie knows what the guys like by RayArtz
A Cover for Escape from Wonderland #6 published by Zenescope Entertainment.

Drawn by: Corey Knaebel <- That’s me yo!
Colored by: Corey Knaebel <- That’s me yo!

You read that right yo! My very own cover and for my favorite series from Zenescope AND not a moment too soon either considering it is the final chapter of Wonderland.

Considering this was my first solo venture I was extremely excited but amazingly calm and confident. I felt right at home here, normally when I get a cover to work on, it is already drawn, so I have this moment of “okay what is everything?” as I lift the lineart and start laying in flats the image becomes clearer and I get in the head of the individual that drew it. With this image I had no such worries, I knew what everything was because I drew it and when I draw I always think in colors so I already have a game plan before a single pixel of color goes down.

The concept for this cover was actually fairly simple, draw Wonderland’s star Calie wearing only the Mad Hatter’s coat and Hat with a side note of “like something you’d seen in a magazine”. Then it was up to me to make it interesting, because as we all know most magazine shoots are quite static and nearly every magazine poses the girls the same way. So one of my concepts took the idea of a Photo-shoot a step further and went behind the scenes. Putting the viewer behind the camera. I also knew the Mad Hatter is obviously a male character so a Man's coat on a Female is generally baggy due to the style of cut, this gave me the chance to do some fun things with Calie wrapping it around herself in a pretty teasing fashion. In the end Zenescope really liked it, I’m really proud of it and now I hope some of you can dig it as well.

I also want to take a moment and give thanks to Nei Ruffino, Mike Debalfo and a good buddy Jason Clark for giving me some input on my early concepts!
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:iconcrifum:
Crifum Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
So wonderful

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OcelotXIII Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No wonder I recognized your work. I read the comics :D
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BigCrazy5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
WOW Very Impressive Art Work! I'm a Tagger do you Sell Your Tubes at Any stores? Thank You For Sharing Your Gift Feel Free To Message Me With Your Answer Please.
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SmokyBoy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
wowo so hooot *.*
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:iconstarrtobe93:
starrtobe93 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is Wow!
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:iconmadpredator:
Madpredator Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Scoop!
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BlueBomberComics Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Corey your drawing here is wonderful for several reasons. Again you've excelled with the coloring, what gets me is her face and her hair. It's perfect! She's cute but very womanly (as opposed to young girl) with seductive eyes and a hair shot that photographers struggle after and chase. Of all of your pieces, I think this is my favorite.
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thanks a lot, without a doubt my most popular cover
It is an image that is very much geared towards guys but it always catches the eye of the gals at cons.
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PunkGirlHayley95 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
you have wonderful images!! I am new on this
I wish I can work like you
I don't know how to work on this site
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
hey thanks a lot!
and welcome to dA
as far as working the site dA has a pretty simple uploading procedure
just follow the prompts and it'll walk you through it!
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:iconpunkgirlhayley95:
PunkGirlHayley95 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I try it, but it won't show me how my picture look like
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:iconchops38:
chops38 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
delicious
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:iconchillin51:
chillin51 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just adore your art
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:iconfoxfeeder:
Foxfeeder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
great blend of reality and fantasy. Love it!
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:iconscorpion1069:
scorpion1069 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Woohoooooo, Awesome I like your style, realy your a great artist
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Thank you I really appreciate your praise :)
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:iconwarbosssezhi:
warbosssezhi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
excellent....
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:iconel-quanjugono:
El-Quanjugono Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Calie knows what the guys like

clearly, it must be top hats

yes definately top hats
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
of course Top Hats rule
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that is too good!
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:iconfinalflare:
FinalFlare Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
This is absolutely perfect she is gorgeous beyond all reasoning
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:iconcrystalspike:
Crystalspike Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this takes serious skills, my freind!
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Thanks, just glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is gorgeous ,amazing work !
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
You are too kind, I thank you :)
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:iconrolandboyce:
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome !:D
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Very beautiful work!!! :)
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Thanks! :)
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
You're welcome! :)
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, I still love this cover. Someday you're going to sign my copy, sucka'.
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Haha, no worries.
Just wait till you see my swimsuit page ;P
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Shoot me an e-mail, beotch! ;)
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
its not done yet
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:iconelmomate:
ElmoMate Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
i LOVE this comic, and i will really look forward to seeing this. And when i do i'll start shouting your name. xD
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:iconcmedard:
Cmedard Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
This is... uh... real nice if you ask me !! =D
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
haha, sweet :)
I thank you
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:iconcmedard:
Cmedard Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Specially the eyes and the belly button !... =D
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:iconobee-returns:
obee-returns Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
nice one, congratulations.
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:iconzeemp:
zeemp Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Interface Designer
Hello Corey,

You are an amazing artist. I selected your work to make the "artist day" of my blog today. I hope you like the post. Take a look: [link]
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lnTraining Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
fuuuuuu
I hope this is a virgin cover! X_X I'm stuck between calling this my to-be favirote wonderland cover or calling the escape wonderland 0 gold Calie statue my favirote cover. Its really close!
Great cover is great!
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MakeyTheBrave Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Student
insanely gorgeous :meditation:
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:iconarcangel7729:
arcangel7729 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010   Photographer
Gotta be one of ya best ones yet. Awesome as always, Corey!

--David.
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:iconrayartz:
RayArtz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Thanks yo!
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:iconstepfar:
StepFar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is an awesome cover.
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Okina-SilentEcho Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
That is a beautiful cover shot! Congratulations on making the cover for the final chapter. I love the "behind the scenes" concept. Totally gives the series the production feel, and they decided to end it with a backstage look at the the cast; well, Calie at least! ;)
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yarro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Congrats on the cover. Amazing work. Awesome details in the background. Love the view in the LCD in the camera. Clothes, hair, eyes, skin tones, shadowing are outstanding. Thanks for sharing your work!
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Amazing :love:, that exactly what a guy wants.
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hatchetlyretarded Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
it's about time.. congrads
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warmachinex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
An amazing piece of art - congrats dude :)
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tiger-pheonix28 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
You did an awesome job on both the lines and the colour, congratulations! The concept comes across really well. =)
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