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11 November 2003, 06:07 PM (

I just finished this a few days ago. Whaddya think?

Oh ya, I also used it in this full coloring tutorial if you're interested.

Pencils by Mitch Byrd, Inks by Bobby Hickey, Colors by Me

Blood & Roses is Copyright & Trademark Bobby Hickey

11 November 2003, 06:17 PM
wow!!! This is impressive!
I love the detail in this pic! Nice coloring too!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Glad to be the first one replying on this thread!!!

11 November 2003, 07:28 AM
Oh I love mitch byrd! You definately gave his pencil work a coloring job it deserves. Great job!

11 November 2003, 12:21 PM
really cool work and Great tutorial ! :applause:

11 November 2003, 01:55 PM
The character work is great and feels like it just stepped out of an animated film. However having it set up against a wall like that leaves it somewhat flat. I don't know if you'd be willing to do a radical change but what about putting it up against a saloon stage. I think compositionally it would add a lot to the piece, and take it to the next level.

Again great character work, maybe jjust a little more work on the background.

11 November 2003, 02:17 PM
wow! great characters, color and mood!

btw, that guy who make a toast with his whiskey glass reminds me of 'zeb macahan'(his personality) from the old western serie 'macahans'. at his young years :))


11 November 2003, 02:17 PM
Very good work,post more!!!

11 November 2003, 02:17 PM
This is totally great, Do you have a larger version to use as a wallpaper? :)

11 November 2003, 02:23 PM
Very cool picture! Nice coloring too.:thumbsup:
I love your tutorial, I'ts one of the best I've seen! Thanx, I've learned much:D

11 November 2003, 02:42 PM
wow, the acting is so nice! so the color is!:thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 03:08 PM
really really nice.

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11 November 2003, 04:14 PM
nice :thumbsup:

Kel Solaar
11 November 2003, 04:43 PM

11 November 2003, 04:51 PM
Lovely character drawing, design and excellent understanding and execution of color 'saturation';

Everybody in this field of work should absorb your wonderful tutorial also; thanx for sharing :thumbsup:


11 November 2003, 07:06 PM
yeah, that what i call a cool looking pic. You can feel the life coming from it, you can see the motion in your pic. Great job :thumbsup:

11 November 2003, 09:23 PM
Re: EraserX.

Now that is a fantastic idea!:applause:

The art work is brilliant and of a high standard. I'm with the fans!:beer:

However, if crit is welcome - I felt the Depth of the picture It might just be me...but don't worry - its really a fresh picture!

Now where's Cleveland Little and Gene Wilder...:bounce:

11 November 2003, 11:17 PM
A very dynamic piece of work! I agree that the wall could use some extra detail to give it a more complete feel. I've been trying to learn drawing like that for ages without any success. You lucky talented bastards;)

11 November 2003, 11:40 PM
You lucky talented bastards

er....You lucky talented artists, please :rolleyes: ;)


11 November 2003, 12:22 AM

thanks a lot Eraserx, you tute is really helpful

im going to explore your technic.

:thumbsup: :bounce: :applause:


11 November 2003, 12:31 AM
luv the energy, man. ur color keeps getting better

11 November 2003, 01:25 AM
This is a beautifully drawn and colored image. I agree with the comments about the image seeming flat, and I am also trying to figure out what is happening with the boot of the woman who is kicking the man wearing the sombrero. It appears as though her boot is going through his head, and that he only has half an ear! I know that's a penciler's issue, but I keep staring at it wondering if I'm just looking at it in the wrong way.

Remarkable image none the less, and my new wallpaper.


11 November 2003, 03:23 AM
wow. impressive!
keep post up more.

11 November 2003, 08:24 PM
Wow...thanks for all the kind words, everyone. I appreciate all the comments and critiques.

Hopefully, the tutorial will provide useful to some of you as well. I felt like all the coloring related tutorials around were focused on set-up and beginner steps, so I wanted to do something that gave potential colorists a little more meat to chew on.

11 November 2003, 09:30 PM
From someone wanting to learn new things, thank you for the tut.

11 November 2003, 11:11 PM
the feeling is like "street fighter", nice!!

11 November 2003, 08:24 AM
great work :)

11 November 2003, 03:02 PM
Thanks fellas! :)

12 December 2003, 05:42 AM
Wow! Awesome coloring! Great artwork too! Looks fabulous!

12 December 2003, 06:57 PM
great work
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

12 December 2003, 11:40 PM
Hey, very nice work! Great colors and poses on the characters.

Here's a crit--my eye keeps getting drawn into the middle upper half of the image, just above the painting hanging on the wall and there's very little detail there.
Did you choose where your focal point in the pic was going to be before you made it?

Anyhoo...great work! Keep it up!


ooops-I see you just handled the coloring! Well, the coloring's the best bit, so well done! And thanks for the tut too!

12 December 2003, 05:44 AM
Wow...thanks for all the kind words, everyone. I'm shocked that a coloring job could make it in the same ranks as the rest of this beautiful work. I don't know how "choice" images are chosen, but thanks very much to whoever of you are responsible for it.

12 December 2003, 07:37 PM
Great image and a great tutorial, Eraserx.
Just one question, could please explain with a little more detail how to changes the lines to color rather than black. Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!!! :))
Congratulations and keep up the good work!

12 December 2003, 12:07 AM
I just saw the tutorial! It looks great! I'm definately going to give it a try!

12 December 2003, 03:17 PM
please read edit below

let me first say, wondeful image!! Your drawing skills are first class.. Your coloring detail is extrodanary.. If a crit is welcome I must say that the composition is not working for 2 reasons. The characters in the forground are competing with the characters in the background beacause the you have the same level as line detail perhaps even more in the forground, however you choose to try and drag the viewers eye over to the background by applying loads of color and leaving this foreground area totally monotone. Infact I was questioning if the piece was even finished beacuse of this. Also in the monotone forground you used this same purple in the background which i think is making it appear flat. The monotone purple alone is causing it to be flat a little. also Purple (being the cool color that it is) is suggesting here that these guys are in a dim lit area but the light logic doesn't seem to be suggesting this to me anyway.

Anyway I give hard crits only to work that I love on cgtalk and this is no exception. congrats on an extrodanry piece!

edit: actually after further viewing i noticed that the forground is actually a seperate image. I'm wondering then if you need to find a better solution to seperating them on the border?

12 December 2003, 03:30 PM
I do appreciate the critique very much, but some of it does not apply to me. As mentioned in the original post, this was drawn by Mitch Byrd, inked by Bobby Hickey, and colored by me.

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