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The Darkness by JoeWeems5 The Darkness by JoeWeems5
The as yet un-used Cover for the Darkness I penciled and Inked in 2011
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walktheline777 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I did a fanart of this:)
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Right on!
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christopherwright77 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!!! As always @ Joe weems, amazing!!!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Lou331 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
man i hope top cow uses this render of yours, its one hell of a beautiful cover!
all the best to you Joe
Lou
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly I don't think they ever did nor will.
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LewisMichael Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always a kick to watch the Darkness and Witchblade at their best. A few of the good things to come out of the nineties.
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I miss the 90's
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Artist
Killer piece!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Liam...took forever and a day to complete but I was fairly happy with the finished product.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Yeah - not cutting any corners here! And it shows! Great work. :-)
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DEVMALYA Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing! loving the composition :) and yup. loving the gnomon videos, they are really helpful and instructive.
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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klerkh Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! Really digging the Gnomon DVD btw. You're an inspiration Joe!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you are enjoying the tutorial.
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eDufRancisco Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Youre great!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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DanielUnrau Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
what kind of paper are u using?
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Strathmore Bristol series 300 smooth surface.
I'm also a HUGE fan of the 400 series either smooth or plate surface but they no longer make pads of it.
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DanielUnrau Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you very much, i think im gonna try that. somehow my scans dont look as crisp and sharp as yours although im using bristol paper too. hope a change of paper is going to improve that a little bit...maybe there is any other aspect to think of?
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JTDixon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe,

WOW! I just can't say more! WOW!

John
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orabich Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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mentalstudios Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Artist
very nice! this would be a fun one to color!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Have at it.
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Xpendable Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
insaNE !!!! <3
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NoorRahman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This looks great Joe. I love the fact u pencilled this too, cuz your inks are already amazing. What's nice about these "unused" pieces is that they're great portfolio pieces. KInda like a "portfolio" exclusive. You should definitely try to pencil more of your work cuz this looks awesome!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Here's hoping Top Cow actually winds up printing this bad boy.
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Dark022 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done sir :) would be ok with you if i could paint it for practice? i of course will give you the credit should i upload it to my gallery. :)
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure, have fun with it.
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Dark022 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome :)
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JwichmanN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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mediano Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally didn't know you had such talent with lines from scratch, yeah you've always been amazing with the inks but this way of yours is something new to me and man, what a mind blowing piece is this... I should say "whish you'd do more pencils" but I feel like good inkers like you are about to extinct (correct me if I'm wrong) since the age is going more digital day by day, so I wouldn't also want to see the industry an inker less...

Great piece anyways, congrats!
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INKIST Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Of course the techniques are sweet--I'd expect that. But the drawing is also rock solid, which is really where you separate the men from the boys. I agree with your response regarding Dan Panosian, and I'm hoping you're another guy that kills it with both your ink and your graphite.
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This comment made my year! Thanks Scott, as always looking forward to seeing you at the show this week.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic, Joe. I love when "inkers" bring the pain and show the world the level of talent it really takes to be an embellisher of your caliber. Way to represent!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I blame Dan Panosian and his shear awesomeness for inspiring me to get back to the pencil!
Seriously that guy just stepped up like no Inker I have ever seen before and is just crushing it with his Illustrations.
Thank you so much for the kind words, hopefully I'll get the chance to do more of my own cover work in the future.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
He has the same effect on me. :)
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Mystic-Oracle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Un-used what wrong with TopCow? this is such a throback to the days when TopCow was about somthing.
This dope personified.
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In all fairness this was labeled and billed as the cover for Darkness #101. However Jeremy Haun's contract has him producing his own covers for issues 100-112, so this may see the light of day after his run or maybe as an alternate cover. Hit up the powers that be at TC!
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LuisPuig Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Outstanding work!
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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DerekDwyer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic man =D
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NASStudiosLLC Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
WOW!!
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John-Stinsman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
That thing is sick as fuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!

You're on damn talented SOB, Joe.
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, you are far too kind John. See you in SD this week!
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VinRoc Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hope they use it, it looks great!
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So amazing, you should do more penciling man! How long did this take to complete?
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JoeWeems5 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I worked on it off and on over 2011 between deadlines. I shutter to think the actual hours spent on this piece.
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JoelPoischen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool! Really loved the way it turned out! ;)
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SeanE Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this mean I can show off the colours that I did to it now...?
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