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Friday, July 10, 2009

Original Art Gallery

I thought we'd have an "Original Art Gallery" day here at the Shrine, where we show off some original Aqua-centric pieces, not done for me or the blog.

The beautiful piece above is by cartoonist Evan "Doc" Shaner, who has this (and bunch of other great pieces) up on his blog. Here's what he said about the piece: "
Here's a new bookmark/banner for you guys, Aquaman, king of Atlantis. At this point, I'm really just putting whatever characters I like in these, and despite his history I flippin' dig Aquaman."

I wholeheartedly agree, Evan!

This sweet rendering of the Sea King is by "Dapper" Dan Schoening, whose work you can find here. He has some other fine examples of the Aqua-Family in his style, which I really like (thanks to F.O.A.M.er Doug Zawisza for the tip). Now I can imagine what a Pixar Aquaman movie might look like!

The last piece I wanted to show off was sent to me ages ago by F.O.A.M. member Neal Snow, a wonderfully bright, cheery shot of Tula, aka Aquagirl:
...Neal sent this to me, like, a year ago and then I summarily lost the file. Bad Rob!

Luckily I was able to retrieve it from my dusty in-box, because I like it--it reminds me of those 60s Filmation cartoons, if Tula had ever shown up on the show. Thanks Neal!


Swinebread said...

I love that shaner Aquaman... great cross between modern comic tastes and classic style.

Also Rob, I wanted to apologize for not responding to your Wizard World Philly Con post. I did read it but it was such a busy time that I just didn't get back to it in time to comment. Great post and great fun.

You've done some upgrades here too Kudos. I love the image navigation on the sidebar.

Wings1295 said...

Love the pics, except for the deep, dark eyes on the middle one. Too creepy for Aquaman!

And I like the look on Tula. Makes me think she just finished saying "Look, am I dead or not??? Make up your freakin' mind!"


David Cutler said...

I have to agree that the CG Aquaman is a little too Arthur Curry by way of Freddy Kruger for my tastes, but I like all of Schoening's 2D stuff.

Vincent Paul Bartilucci said...

I really like that Tula by Neal Snow. I'm usually more of a fan of the Cardy / Aparo version with the flip in her hair but this is very nice.

Something very Archies Comics about the face - and I definitely mean that as a complement.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

That Pixar-looking Aquaman is freakin' awesome! I can imagine him side-by-side with the Incredibles.

Really nice stuff.

The Irredeemable Shag