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Finished pencils for a cover I recently did for Fathom #1 with Aspen Comics and Bluerainbow Online. Originally this was a concept sketch for the Calgary Fan Expo cover for Fathom I did earlier this year which had Aspen Mathews draped in a Canadian flag. When the owner of Bluerainbow Online saw the sketch he said, "This is cool. Can you make the flag an evening gown made of water?" Sure, no prob! haha.

I approached the task nervous about what I just agreed to, but finished it feeling rather proud of the results.

:iconsquirrelshaver: Pencils: me (Mike DeBalfo)
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
Stunning details in her water dress.
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Sydenthekitten Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love the concept for this! It's beautiful
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wasleeper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
hey mike, how do you get your pencils to look so crisp? It almost looks inked.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a bit of a process really. I use an LED light box, french curves sharp erasers, paper under my drawing hand to keep from smudging the lead, and Photoshop to clean up any imperfections that come through in the scan.
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Neilxox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
damn thats awesome
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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eportscreations Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconminidarkcalibur89:
Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Nice !
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconminidarkcalibur89:
Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
You're welcome !
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:iconbyrdman-08:
Byrdman-08 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. :heart:
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbyrdman-08:
Byrdman-08 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure. 
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RssDragon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing water dress! You are the master... No, you're the super master of the masters.
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
haha. I only wish! Thanks for stopping by!
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:iconmobuhiro:
Mobuhiro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MT would love this ! beautiful piece
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I certainly hope so :)
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listlessmuse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lovely!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpatrickfoxart:
patrickfoxart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the water gown
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrusimredom:
RusimRedom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :D
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrusimredom:
RusimRedom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You welcome :D
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful work!
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Much obliged!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Artist
You're welcome, good friend! :D
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:iconjiko29:
jiko29 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love her willowy figure and the water!!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way... well yea, I love it.
Beware of hacker links.
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjedimastereeth:
JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And again, I'm stoked to see the colored piece. This looks great so far :D
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Have you seen the colors?
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:iconjedimastereeth:
JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, it's weird that I didn't see them on my feed. I was looking forward to seeing what the water looked like. Is it in your "Colors" folder in your gallery?
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No need to search, she's right here for ya:

Fathom #1 by SquirrelShaver
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JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! I'm going there now :la:
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:iconxandamus:
Xandamus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   General Artist
lovely lady!
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014   General Artist
Big Simfool Emoji-11 (Grin) [V2] 
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:iconraresouls:
raresouls Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice as usual!

Hoping to see it with color later on :]
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Have you seen the colors?
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:iconraresouls:
raresouls Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did!!

Looks amassing the water dress!

Every day here hoping there is something new ;]
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! I'm pumping out new work as often as I can. It's SO hard to draw something in September and sometimes not be allowed to show it until January!!
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:iconraresouls:
raresouls Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I had no idea!

Sending good vibes your way! ;]
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Veni-Scripsi-Vici Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gooooooooorrrrrgeous
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
beautiful work !! I like it
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SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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spiritImmortalLisa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
welcome )
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