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Sorceror Supreme by ChristopherStevens Sorceror Supreme by ChristopherStevens
I finally took the plunge into color. And not to my surprise....it's pretty damn hard. Me and color have never gotten along, but I'm determined to move on and get better at it.

This was my first attempt and I dont hate it. It was a real learning experience and I was convinced I'd ruined it a dozen different times, but the final results could've been so much worse. Because of my trial and error approach to color, these take me a lot longer to finish, but that's how it goes sometimes with art.

Prismacolor and Copic markers with white paint on vellum bristol board.

Dr. Strange and the Mindless Ones Marvel Comics
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:icondeevelliott:
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Great Doctor Strange!! Beautiful piece and you captured the feel perfectly. Love to see Doc drawn like this.
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TwistedandEvil Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Great stuff as always... so jealous of your skillzzzz lol.
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orabich Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconpinello:
Pinello Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
possibly one of the best we've seen from you. Awesome job!
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:iconjbyrd117:
jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I wish I could favorite this twice.
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:iconblasterkid:
Blasterkid Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
looks great!
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:iconvolkan-kinaci:
Volkan-Kinaci Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic piece!
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:iconkkirven:
kkirven Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Wha......you kicked colors A$$!!! This rocks Chris!
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E-Mann Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional
I'd say that is a success great job man
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Xavier-Ninjit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks awesome. i've tried colorig but never can find the colors
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MARR-PHEOS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
this came out awesome man. the colors on doc strange's clothes is on point.
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theWudge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
is that just pencils over your copics er what
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I'm not sure what you mean.
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:iconthewudge:
theWudge Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
i geuss im kinda asking How the copic markers are tied into the piece.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Hmm.. Still not sure, but I use greyscale Prismacolor markers to help render and define the details and color Copics on top of the grays. It's a bit more involved than that, but that's the basic process.
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theWudge Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
thank you. thats the answer i was aiming for. thanks so much
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jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I.
FUCKING.
LOVE.
THIS.


The colors and everything are beautiful.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I appreciate it, man.
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:iconjbyrd117:
jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It has this wonderful sci-fi novel cover illustration type color palette to it. What was your thought process behind the pink on the golem dudes?
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thanks. It's actually a pretty bright red but when I put it on top of the grey and brown, it came out looking pinkish. I was just trying to add a bit of depth to it. The piece was looking pretty flat. Still does a bit, but I guess that's all part of the learning process.
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jbyrd117 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
If I were you and you ever tried doing this same picture again I wouldn't change a thing. Everything about it is gorgeous. I'm an Illustration major (nothing on my DA profile though haha) and I see a LOT of art and comic art every day and I have to say I love that illustration.
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Mr-Greeley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Stunning! The lighting, the composistion, the rendering! All great! Your anatomy is spot on, and you have taken to color quite well. Better than I am for sure! The only thing off for me is Stephen's facial expression. Not really sure how he feels about this situation lol.

The white out line seperating him from the mindless ones is AWESOME. Just the slightest graphic touch to get him to pop. Well done mate!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thank you very much.
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Gollorr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
awesome...u paint better with markers than i do with actual paint :D
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BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
WOW!! This is truly the first. It'll just get better and better the more you do it.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thanks. I hope you're right.
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ultramanj Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I love Dr. Strange and this is wonderful.
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artmegafan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
just amazing!!
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hard but awesome work though!
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DaniloVol1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Those are some sweet colors man, I love it!
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donp244 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
damn in markers!!! thats impressive
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:icondonp244:
donp244 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its pretty incredible the burgandy i would have never thought about using, really cool
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jvad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Awesome Pic! Very nice coloring job, especially with the cape.
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Bright-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
About. Damned. Time.

Told you you could do it. I expect you to be doing color covers regularly before too long.
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
wow great work!!!!
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:iconveil1:
Veil1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Don't sell yourself short, you did a great job. Great technique with markers.
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:icontombancroft:
tombancroft Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I REALLY like this! Color is your friend, for sure!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thanks. It doesn't act like my friend. It acts like it hates me most of the time and I hate it back when it hates me. Maybe we can call a truce at some point.
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euqnichtims Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is really dope!!!!!!!
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
"Never gotten along".But you sure have kicked some serious ass here bro WOW!
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rostridge Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome stuff! The texture on those Mindless Ones is incredible. Beautiful flow to the piece as well.
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DrawMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Absolutely amazing! It has an awesome old school print look to it that's just reaching out. Can't wait to see more.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thanks. More is coming soon.
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:iconcmcooza:
CMCooza Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Amazing man. I would never have guessed you struggle with colors at all.
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:iconchristopherstevens:
ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Hehe,you should see me work! It'd be pretty obvious then :) Thanks.
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saltares Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
very nice chris!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thanks, Javier. I'm hoping I'll eventually graduate to full on paints.
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:iconsaltares:
saltares Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
definitly on your way!
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Lecteur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
great !
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druje Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Looks great Chris! For someone who doesn't get along with colors, let me tell you: you did an amazing job! And it's truly colors. Looking fwd to seeing more ;)
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