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Art Archive Comic Artist Mark Spears

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MarkSpears, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. academygrad88 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 6, 2004
    star 5
    Oh, do Mara Jade Skywalker. I would love to see her.:D


    That drawing of Leia is absolutley stunning. =D= That has to be the best portrayal of Leia I have seen in a long time. I love that look on her face. It is like she is thinking, "I'll get that nasty Hutt for making me wear this uncomfortable metal bikini!"[face_laugh]

    Aayla is also fantastic. I like how you drew the lightsaber. I like how the energy seems to be curling around the saber. Great detail.

    I can see why you are the professional artist! Bravo!

    AG88
  2. That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 29, 2001
    star 6
    My favorite thus far has been the one of Star Wars playing in the cinema, simply because it's such an original take!
    I love it!
    Though I do love Darth Maul ;)

    Everyone knows I always suggest a RotS Anakin at some point, and I'll stand by that! ;)

    As for other suggestions, I'll list a few for you to ponder :)

    Nute Gunray
    Jar Jar (No seriously. He's always avoided and it'd be interesting to see someone take him on)
    Panaka
    Dexter
    Taun We
    Poggle
    Grievous (O:))
    Tion Medon
    Death Star Gunner
    TIE Pilot
    Ugnaught :p
    Lando (I don't see to many pieces with him :()
    Bib Fortuna

    All of those are easily recognizable designs, but designs that don't get touched really (aside from Grievous. I just love him).
    So, taking on some of them in addition to the main characters might catch an LFL scout's eye? I dunno lol
    Still, it'd help set you apart even moreso.
  3. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have a Boba fett, Darth Vader and a Luke laid out already. Oh and a Grievous. :) I may try and do some of the others you mentioned. Like you said they are seldom done.

    I thought the Star Wars playing in the theater was a neat idea at the time. Though I remember some editors hated the story telling in it.



  4. Darth_Snuggle Jedi Master

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    Jun 5, 2005
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    Incredible work :) I really enjoy your linework, just enough detail without getting too busy.

    Maul has a wonderful sense of movement in the robes and Aayla (a personal fave of mine) conveys a great strength and determination in her stance and expression. And I've got no clue where that "drag" comment about Leia came from, she looks great to me!

    Looking at your colored illustration makes me want to go back and try it out again. I used to be pretty decent with prisma markers back in the day. The only drawback was their price.
  5. Ty_Ordell Jedi Knight

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    Oct 7, 2002
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    Welcome to the forum, and great stuff ya got there, can't wait to see more.
  6. mMathab Force Ghost

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    "Doing female Jedi" <insert Beavis&Butthead laugh here>

  7. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Thank you! I love getting feedback on my work. I'm not sure why the guy said that Leia looked like a man, but sometimes people have different opinions. I thought it looked okay. I have a few more Star Wars characters planned to shop around as samples, I'd love to get your comments on them when I post them.



    Thank you very much. This is a great forum, with some great people.



    HAHAHA, I knew that sounded funny when I typed it.


  8. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Hey guys, let me know what you think about these....

    On Obi-Wan, I was trying again for a blend of my style, yet still recongnizable as the actor.

    [image=http://users.nehp.net/mspears/Marks%20Pics/obi218.jpg]

    [image=http://users.nehp.net/mspears/Marks%20Pics/vader218.jpg]
  9. ROTS_Obi1 Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2005
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    Oh. My. God. Vader is simply perfect. I love the reflection of the Emperor too! Obi-wan is also awesome! =D=
  10. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Thank you so much! I was wondering if anyone liked them or not. I really appreciate the feedback. Thanks again!
  11. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Here is a Spider-Woman I just finished....


    [image=http://users.nehp.net/mspears/Marks%20Pics/spiderwoman219.jpg]
  12. Corellian_Rogue Jedi Knight

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    Sep 30, 2001
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    Wow, magnificent work on both Obi Wan and Vader. While the likeness is not exact (which isn't necessary I think with such well known characters) and you've drawn him in your own style, he just exudes wisdom and all that makes Alec Guiness so loveable. Beautiful! The Vader is very nice too, I like how you've made such a standard image yours by adding that extra something in the form of the emperor. Well done! :D Bravo!

    Oh and your spiderwoman is way cool too. I love it when artists change the sex of a well known character just for kicks, I had the pleasure of seeing a female Han once, all American sass and that grin, a well done picture if only I could remember where I saw it. I've also seen a female the Tick which was fabulous! :D (excuse my comic ignorance is there actually is a spider woman :p )

    Well done and can't wait for the next installment! :)
  13. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Actually there is a Spider-Woman, but thats okay. hahaha. She's a pretty popular character lately. On Obi-Wan I tried to do it more in my style than just a Alec Guiness face. I want people to be able to look at any work I do and know who drew it. Thanks on the comments! I really appreciate the input.

    Thanks!

    Mark
    www.markspears.com
  14. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    Hi Mark! Your stuff is absolutely awesome! I particularly love the Aayla images (for obvious reasons, if it's not so obvious check out my art thread ;) ) and the one of Vader w/ the emperor image in his helmet. Outstanding stuff all around. I can certainly see why people would hire you.
  15. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Here is a fett I just did. Let me know what you think....


    [image=http://users.nehp.net/mspears/Marks%20Pics/fett220.jpg]
  16. Giolon05 Jedi Knight

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    Nov 3, 2005
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    ^^ Very, very cool. It'd be nice to see it in color.
  17. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    I might try and digital color it sometime. I just so busy doing pencils. If anyone would like to try it, I'd love to see it.

    Thanks!

    Mark
  18. skywalkerlover00 Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2005
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    wow. your pics are really good. especially the fett portrait.
  19. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Thank you so much! I really appreciate the comments. :)

    Mark
    www.markspears.com
  20. Corran_Fett Jedi Master

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    Jan 17, 2005
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    Wow, amazing work in here! I especially love Boba and Aayla [face_peace]

    Is there any chance for some of your pieces to get colored, btw?
  21. academygrad88 Force Ghost

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    Apr 6, 2004
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    I love your Obi-Wan! He looks just like Alec Guiness! And your Vader is awesome. I love the reflection of Palpatine on his helmet.

    Excellent work!

    AG88
  22. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    I may try and ink Boba and then color him but I'm not sure about the others. I was just doing them for pencil samples. Thanks for the comments!
  23. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Wow thank you! I had a few people say that looked nothing like Alec Guiness. I was hoping their was some likness there. Thanks for the great comments. I really appreciate them.
  24. FalconFan Jedi Master

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    Jul 25, 2004
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    Gah!! I've missed a ton of work in here (and I hate that!)!! :oops:

    The Obi Wan piece is just wonderful--I completely agree that the likeness is there: who else could it be, with that wise visage and that lightsaber? I love his robes--beautiful drapery (as always!). The Vader/Palpatine piece is very metaphoric and powerful: the Emperor was inside Anakin's head from the start, and right through to the end--having the "ghosting" of his image on Vader's shiny black helmet is just excellent! The Spider woman is great, too--the movement and fluidity of your figures is just wonderful...very realistic. And with Boba Fett, I feel like I need to run again (ala your Maul piece, lol!): having that blaster leveled at us is very...intimidating! I can't get over the gorgeous detailing on the costuming here--all the blaster scoring and dents and scuffs and discolorations--it really tells the story of this character (well...that, and all the multitudes of weapons hanging off him...). The "leather" of the suiting under the armor pieces is handled so beautifully, as is the quilted effect on the gloves--so realistic! And of course, the pose just screams "action!" All these are marvelous Mark! And I too would love to see some of these colored--I think the Maul, Obi Wan and this most recent Fett piece would be just gorgeous colored! Beautiful, beautiful work!

    =D=

    FF
  25. MarkSpears Jedi Knight

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    Feb 8, 2006
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    Thank you so much for those comments. I really appreciate your thoughts on those pieces. Also considering you are such a talented artist yourself, it really means alot. Many thanks!



    I'm not sure how many of you may know who Green Arrow is, but if there are some comic fans out there they might enjoy this. I did this tonight before working on some commissons.

    [image=http://users.nehp.net/mspears/Marks%20Pics/ga221.jpg]
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