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Lucky Number Seven by RayArtz Lucky Number Seven by RayArtz
I did this back in early September and only because it was pictured in the November 09 Previews catalog I decided to go ahead and post it here:

This is ‘the’ Cover for Grimm Fairy Tales Vol 7 trade paperback.
I say ‘the’ because I’m not 100% sure this is the cover they’ll use. Usually the gorgeous covers are done by Nei Ruffino :iconbakanekonei: and personally I’d really like to see her take on it. In fact a big thanks goes to her for providing some reference on the new characters.

This is also the test image that got me working with Zenescope and so it has a special spot of happiness in my heart.

Its certainly not the best I can do, I was extremely nervous, excited, anxious the very butterflies you get just before the big game or waiting for the gun to sound during a track meet—just tons of adrenaline was flowing and that actually hurt the image in spots but thankfully the good hides some of the bad. Most important thing—It was a lot a fun to do.

Lines by: Romano Molenaar -- Seriously this cover would rock with just his lines!

Colors by I: Corey Knaebel
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arcangel7729 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   Photographer
Obviously been a while since I paged through your pics.  This one is really cool.
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zerosshadow Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
now this pic is freaking awesome and i love it so much please can u tell me how u did this pic and what tools should i use to make a similar one like this






thank's
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013

Well for this particular image it was drawn by another artist.

the editor wanted it "painted over"

so that means I had to color over the lines.  I can't remember if I duplicated the line work and colored in between layers or not.

but I used Photoshop and a tablet - honestly wish I could provide better info, I know if I had to do it again. I'd likely use another approach.

You essentially have to redraw everything the artist did only in color.

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Vornell Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
so love this. ty, really sweet
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SarahPerryman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great Depth!
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Arta Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
That's really cool, man! I'll keep an eye on it.
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Takieno Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
It rock's men i love it
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Amazing work...
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Fistface Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Very nice m8!! its been a while!! :D
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Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Great cover overall - but the red gem is something special!
No surprise they gave you more work!
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LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Incredible shading and lighting. Fantastic job.
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WendyLynn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the gemstones too. And awesome job on the skintones dude!
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robokop Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Very cool - nice scorpion! :)
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Thanks, he's pretty nasty up close, its unfortunate that you can barely see the little hairs he has all over his body.
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robokop Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Hehe yeah I know - I don't like spiders, scorpions and all those things whith many legs and hair all over... hehe ugh...
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keyks554 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
amazin
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Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
that is one of the best coloring I`ve seen in a long time!
Your ability to render metal is absolutely amazing ;)
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Thank you! I learned from the best--Stejpan Sejic, he's incredible!
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Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
just shows how new I am in the field ;) I´ll have to check him out!
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
better tape your jaw shut--cuz its about to fall off haha!
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Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
you know I should definitely pay more attention to the names and not just the nicks ;)
Been watching him for over 3years now...just didn´t realize he was nebezial and yup his stuff is amazing!
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rcardoso530 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely love the hair brother awesome!!!
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Horacus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Sweet work. I love the detail and background is awsome.
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Dante-Picasso Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Damn I was coloring and you just got me all out of whack now :p
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Dante-Picasso Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
You know this scares me hahaha
I wish I could color like this. This is insanely good looking. Great job!
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Dendory Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice, lots of details!
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bezfaery Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
That is beautiful. Those jewels are absolutely incredible.
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
my favorite part is actually that sceptor, it turned out cool and gave me the most fits haha!
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bezfaery Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
And so it should be! Thats always the way
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeeeeah! :thumbsup:
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