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Grimm Myths - Jesse James Excl by SquirrelShaver Grimm Myths - Jesse James Excl by SquirrelShaver
Here is the pencils to my "Grimm Myths & Legends" #2 variant for Zenescope Entertainment.

This one is a little special because it is and exclusive cover for a local comic shop that I frequent. The guys at Jesse James Comics, here in Phoenix, are flying in the whole Zene-crew for a signing at the end of this month and the owner, Jesse, was kind enough to ask me to do a cover to celebrate the occasion which I was more than happy to oblige.

Jesse gave me free reign on this as long as somewhere it featured his nickname "Six Shooter Jesse James".

My original intention was to have the girl topless with her arms conveniently covering her naughty bits, but considering this is for an all-ages store signing it would be in our best interest to at least give this girl some clothing. ...I'm so nice. ;)

I really wish I had a little more time to work on this one because the lettering came out a bit sloppy and I really wanted to go ape-shit with the background and fill all the empty space with cool design patterns but my deadline simply did not allow that.

You can purchase a copy at www.jessejamescomics.com www.jessejamescomics.com/

Or if you would like to come to the signing it will be Saturday February 26th at Jesse James Comics in Phoenix Arizona from 3pm-6:30pm.

Pencils: Me (Mike DeBalfo)

Materials Used:
- Staedtler led holder pencils
- 3H & HB led.
- Staedtler eraser sticks
- 11"x17" 400 series smooth art board

- www.mikedebalfo.com: [link]
- Facebook/mikedebalfo: [link]
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:iconthereticchick:
TheReticChick Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you accept commissions?
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:iconpgmb:
PGMB Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
awesome. love how you framed her. also, may sound kinda weird but i love her stomach/hips area, well done :)
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LAvenus79 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is cool!
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Comical1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the twist of a female Jesse James, I know that wasn't really the intention, that it was for the Phoenix signing but even still, it looks awesome!!
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Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cool xD i love your style so much!
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breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind but I coloured and reposted this piece. I absoloutle loved it and found it a challenge. I've linked your original and given you a raving review.

Here is my version: [link]

If this is not ok jus let me know and ill be happy to remove.

Thank you.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us!
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:iconbreakindahabbit04:
breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, do you mind if I colour more of your work?
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all have fun :)
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:iconbreakindahabbit04:
breakindahabbit04 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you. i will keep crediting back to your originals!
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:iconciafro:
Ciafro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely one of my super fav :onfire:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
hot damn what a super sexy pic... this could also double as an awesome tat design too... very hot! :thumbsup:
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, a lot of people have been saying that. Guess it's only a matter of time before I see it pop up in a tattoo magazine or something. haha
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Seveile1890 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Love it! *o*
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:iconbroken-nib:
broken-nib Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work my friend, you should still do the naughty topless version. :)
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Perhaps some day. ;)
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:iconokina-silentecho:
Okina-SilentEcho Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Such a devilish grin! She'll tease you, and shoot you if you get too close.
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:iconjedi3909:
Jedi3909 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
you draw really cute faces, do you draw from reference?
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not as much as I used to. rarely do I use reference for the face though.
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Chainsaw-Munkey Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
my argument for nudity is Kids gotta learn anatomy sometime in life. Otherwise if they grow up to be comic book artists, they might be as bad as Rob Liefeld
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Fantastic...
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that's super! wowwwww!
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah; that's very cool stuff; I like the whole concept !!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man!
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Darry Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Awesome piece.
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure even that clothing you added qualifies her as "all-ages" but it does look great.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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arkadeTDG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow man great piece..love the layout..
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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SapphireZero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Writer
I live down in Mesa so I never heard of this store. I'm going defiantly go and check it out.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome. Yeah, they're at 43rd Ave and Peoria Ave. Check out the website for the address: [link]
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suqer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
So very nice. love it!
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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IoN-LeViAtHaN Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
OH MY GOD!!!. I'm gonna start saving up for a print of this masterpiece!!. Honest to God, The (wait for it) BEST kind of 'pin up' I have EVER seen!
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you, that's really nice of you to say. Not sure if it will be a print though..
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IoN-LeViAtHaN Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOESSS!!!. :doh: I didn't even check if there was a print. Foolhardy moron that I am. Argh. I'm so sorry. I feel so stupid. I just fell in love with this the moment I saw it that I decided THIS is what I would buy as my first print purchase from dA.
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RayArtz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
dammit man, I was working on a character in pretty much that same pose, guess I'll scrap that now.

Awesome cover though you've certainly got the western-babe down pat.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nah, don't scrap it! David Finch did a similar pose for an "Aphrodite IX" cover. It's just coincidence, man.
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hany-khattab Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is simply, HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :)
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thanks!
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DuskNinjaKenji Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
So cool! :D
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for commenting!
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DuskNinjaKenji Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! :D
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SilentDreamer01 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Artist
Cooooolll! :dance:
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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SilentDreamer01 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Artist
Welcome :D
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Loppagus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing sketch!!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Tsunderelightning Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Nice work. I like what little costume she has.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
;) thanks!
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