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Cover pencils for a new collaboration comic book series from Big Dog Ink and Bluerainbow Online called "Shahrazad". The concept behind this cover was pretty fun. I was told they wanted to do genre mashing concepts and I was trusted to choose my own combination. I REALLY wanted to draw a dinosaur so I suggested a World War II era elements mixing with prehistoric setting. In the end the dinos became the more overpowering element though because they kick ass. ;)

"Shahrazad" #1 will debut at C2E2 this coming weekend supported by a group signing at the Big Dog Ink book with; J. Scott Campbell, Nei Ruffino, Ebas, Jen Broomall, and myself.

:iconsquirrelshaver: Pencils: me (Mike DeBalfo)

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optimusweapon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
i love this i color it for you here the link :) optimusweapon.deviantart.com/a…
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optimusweapon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
i love this i color it for you here the link :)
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JesseThomas7800 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional
Great composition and the ribcage framing device just takes it to another level!
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did a colored version of it: yaoi-huntress-earth.deviantart…
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cholo0107 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
great work!
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:iconartistfillmore:
artistfillmore Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man; you do AWESOME work. I really love your art work; and the figures are wonderful.
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:iconotavioliborio:
otavioliborio Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing Work. :) [link]
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:iconmikealanf:
MikeAlanF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
GREAT!!!
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:iconcute-heart:
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it :D
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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WilsonGuillaume Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hella Fresh!
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jotazombie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Artist
Great work!, I made some flats over *devgear inks just for sharing purpose, hope you're ok with that.

here the flats [link]
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tZuB Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
superb style!!!
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:iconlogicfun:
logicfun Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I color it [link]
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:iconpublicinsomniac:
publicinsomniac Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dinos and babes... Match made in heaven!
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LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous, I love everything about it except that I don't think I'll ever understand why she's standing on her toes like that. It looks so uncomfortable.
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DarrynGrymm Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Exquisite. Nuff said!!
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:iconultrarender:
Ultrarender Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me Veronica from the Lost World series
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:icondcjosh:
dcjosh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
looks amazing!!!
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:iconwayner8088:
wayner8088 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cant get any better than this!!! Absolutely amazing artwork!!!! :wow:
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deshune Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Artist
awesome man
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:iconedjnr:
Edjnr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im gonna colour this...
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tannerwiley Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
For color artists who need inks to work from - I have inked this piece and have it available over in my gallery area. Nice work on this one Mike.
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your attention to detail is phenomenal. You know you kick ass, so I'll leave it at that.
Do you ever get tired of hearing how great you are?
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Katrin1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I suppose your pencils are not to be colored by random people, but I just had to ask.... :D? Of course a ref and link right back to you would be posted..ppls pls pretty please ?
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Beast91 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
realy cool! *.*
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
badass
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EgoCant Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student
Love this,awesome :)
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navmun6485 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
nice
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ACE-Mat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
stunning work
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW, I think you posted this 3 days ago and you're up to 1200 faves..!? I think you've got a winner here, Mikey ;)
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DerekRodenbeck Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is awesome.
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:iconjedimastereeth:
JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Really gorgeous work.
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bohemiozzz Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Pretty awesome chick indeed! :)
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:iconjohnni-k:
johnni-k Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So can we bottle some of that talent? I'll buy a palette jack's worth.
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AJNazzaro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
BAM. Nice swagger
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babeskull16 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Great work,fella!
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nikucis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!!
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manamoppet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks modest to be you, which is a compliment :)

But where (and why?) would she get mascara/eyeshadow/eyeshade, I wonder? Coal from a bonfire? Copper/Henna deposits? Is it really necessary? Not that I know what your concept is.
(Also, the more and more I stare at her left leg (from her viewpoint), the more I see a bird's or a broken foot, but that may just be me)
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manamoppet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, dinosaurs have feathers now. Feathers are cool :)
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TracyWong Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You seamed to put some thought into why this doesn't "work" ...but if you'll read the description it says "World War II era elements mixing with prehistoric setting" and if you look in the background you'll see a downed airplane.
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manamoppet Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha! So it's engine oil! :thumbsup:

(I kid, I kid ;) But I'm still waiting for my feathered dinosaurs)
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TracyWong Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah Well, how much can we REALLY know about animals that became extinct waaaaaay before humans even existed? *shrug*
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manamoppet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yeah, it will always be qualitative guesswork :)
There have been found traces/remnants of pigments and feathers in many fossils (of dinosaurs) that's been found.
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AdamLumb Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that pulp, genre mash look [link] [link]

Great work.

I notice you've gone for a more mannerist style with the legs and ankles than your usual figure work. It's something I do (probably Michael Turner's influence). There is also something quite appealing though about your normal more solid anatomy style though. I shall have to continue experimenting with both approaches.

Very much enjoying you work,

Adam
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SullenSquid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
awesome ... I like the fact, that her boobs don't look like they will explode any moment :D
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GMrDrew Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
great pose and layout! :D
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iwai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional
awesome!
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ramgar21 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Hell yeah dinos for sure kick-ass!!! Great work, LOVE IT! :)
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InvincibleSoul Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful work! One of your best in my opinion! I see you did the legs a bit differently. I love all the details like the rock and plane parts!
Dinosaurs do kick ass! Nice work on that T-rex! It's a good thing no one seems to like drawing them feathered, as they were discovered to may be. How ridiculous would that be?
Anyway, awesome work! Have to fave this one!
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