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aphrodite 9-  new stylin by nebezial aphrodite 9-  new stylin by nebezial
so yeah... um, i get to switch style on aphrodite... and this will be sooo much fun XD soo much more motion, soo much more expressions... god this is gonna be fun
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:iconklynngullo:
klynngullo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014
I actually prefer this style to the more "painterly" from Witchblade and earlier issues.  For comic books, I find it easier on the eye and the expressions are more distinct.  I first found you through Death Vigil so I suppose that's also a reason I like it so much.
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LEMIKEN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Like your composition for this pic.
No other criticism necessary.

But, COOL.
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Metal-Rocker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Your work on Witchblade brought comic art to a whole new level.  I read something once from Top Cow that you’re one of the few comic artist who never missed a deadline.  You’ve raised the bar so high that most will never come close to what you do.

According to Aphrodite IX issue 6, there were “criticism” that comic style lettering was not matching your previous photo realistic style of painting.

WHAT THE HELL?

Not compatible?  It was good enough for your entire run on Witchblade and beyond!!!

Not to be disrespectful, but this new style seems to be a step back.  The letterer should be stepping up and creating something new to match your art, not the other way around.  Your previous style was so phenomenal and unique that I didn’t even recognize you were the same artist who illustrated Kade until I saw it here in your dA gallery.

If you’re having fun with this new style, great.  You’ve earned it.  Personally, I hope you go back to the more realistic 3D look.    I have been buying comic books for your art more than for the story.
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nebezial Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
it is not about having fun. it is about further improving.

this style may be a visual shock to some, and that is understandable but i am doing it not because it is easier... and it definitely aint...

but because i need to  improve further.

see , i dont pay attention to critics.. never have. it's not an ego thing, it's just that i am a far worse critic towards my own work than anybody ever could be.

my high polish  realism stuff is nice to look at, but it is  a cheap cop out to me.  i want more from myself. i want  to raise my skills and storytelling to a whole new level.

to do that i need to leave my comfort zone for awhile.

this new approach is about improving my general feeling for action,  anatomy,   dynamics, and expressiveness as well as gesticulation.

these skills are then transferrable back to my own style.

worst thing an artist can to is  get too comfortable with his or her approach to things. this is where we grow complacent , this is where we stop challenging ourselves.


so in short here is what you can expect. this style is gonna be better and better, more and more detailed,  and crazy expressive and dynamic.

then  one of my next projects at top cow will feature me going back to the realistic approach which will benefit greatly from what i have learned here.

i am all about advancing, so never mistake a change, for me being lazy.  look deeper.  i can guarantee this. it only gets better :)
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aaqucnaona Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh gods, I love this. I love you. You are my inspiration!
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Metal-Rocker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Oh, I never considered the change as you being lazy. 

You? Lazy? I actually printed out 2 of your journal articles to hang on my wall. "Old School Walk It Off Mentality" and "About Photoshop and Hard Work ... Damn It !"

My comment about you having fun is in regards to what you wrote above,"... and this will be sooo much fun XD soo much more motion, soo much more expressions... god this is gonna be fun"

But thanks for taking the time to explain what this new style is all about and where it's heading.
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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AwesomeShwai Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
this looks amazing!!
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:iconwla91:
wla91 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome, woah
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NF8th-DaniT Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your mechs and scales and chain mail are BAWSE!!!! 
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peterryczkowski Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
tentacle porn ensues on next page   just keep clicking the next arrow
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Frogstorming Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
greater than great work... i love it!! And so detailed... 
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:iconanakure:
anakure Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
Amazing work!
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Adilos82 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work.
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daliborgaric Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This new style is sooo good!!!!
 Looks more like a traditional comic art.
Want to see more of this style in future.
 I love it!!!
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orabich Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

great work!

 

:gallery: orabich.deviantart.com/gallery…

             

:points: orabich.deviantart.com/?givepo…

 

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meerkamis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
realy nice drawing !
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Very cool
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KurosakiKeroro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how you made that tentacles? is that stamp in ps? :0

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corbeauya Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
c o o o o o o o l
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:iconjazzido:
jazzido Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So much detail, love it!
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artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Kick some ass aphrodite! N
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BluTiger07 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
NICE!
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:iconi-am-madbat:
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Lots of nice detail and mechanical goodness.
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BalanComics Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an awesome look!
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
freaking awesome!
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D3M0NHUNT3R117 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
niiice! :wow:
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BumpyTheShroom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wicked cool! :3
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Owlbear33 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
very nice
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SteampunkedKAT Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
WOW ! that is awesome ! :D great style !
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BitterOrchid Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So dynami! Awesome job!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lookin good man!
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:iconupshdragoon:
upshdragoon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So epic and dynamic!
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055factorij Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
wonderful drawing
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demaniore Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well she looks amazing though 
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chakradesign Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow! Big improvement on style! 
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CocoaMoth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dynamic! *.* 
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deradevil4 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are those things? They look like sharper versions of those robots from matrix, nice motion capture and I really like this small flame on her foot, something so small gives such a big feeling of force, I expect the robot to fly to the ground. I like her style and clothing, they are not skimpy and that's how they should be and finally my only problem, her facial expression, in a scene like this she should shout a battle cry not ...what she is doing (is she concerned about someone in the line of fire?).
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
They look a lot like the Sentinels from the Matrix, but somehow when i saw the picture i first had to think on Dr.Octopus from the Spiderman movies ;-)
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deradevil4 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, you got a point, it did not occur to me.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Awesome work here
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Iaen-xim Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
am I theonly one that instantly thought "zee matrix"
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Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing *-*
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cucky126 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as she have big guns with her, I dig it. ;) Outstanding piece!
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TheHurd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
hummm, techno punk!!! I like your stile. I hope one day in the far far faaar future i can draw like you.
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satishverma Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! That's excellent work.
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sillystorm28 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow
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ethanrevolution Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very catching piece :)
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RaenZero Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving it!
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LabRatARTZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet, just sweet.
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