Ha ha! Pimp slap is right!
Love the psychedellic freak-out! Good one
this is a terrible rip off. this guy just livetraces original art - this should never have been posted.
No, I did not livetrace this. It was completely redrawn by hand. And if you've ever used livetrace, you would know that it could never reproduce art like this with such clean lines. Also, if you look closely, you will see the subtle changes that I made; Morbius's collar being the most obvious.
Gosh, it's seems pretty obviously traced, whether you did it by hand or by computer, or even just copied with some small details changed. I'm sorry but this piece really is quite lacking. I don't want to be harsh but in comparison to the vast majority of fine work on this site, this piece just doesn't hold up. There's no real voice in it (recolored? "pimp-slap"? Do these things really count as reinterpretation?!), & there's no creativity in the drawing itself (changing the collar does not a new take make). It seems this piece should not have made the cut for many reasons, lack of creativity being chief among them. No offense, my friend, but try to be more honest in your work next time & put more of yourself into your art.
To Dan (whom I don't know). I clicked on your cover to see it bigger. Even though my initial thought was that it is very much like the original, there are a lot of subtle changes, and skill in the hand that created it. Morbius's hair is better than in the original. The great thing about this site is that it gives us all an excuse to recreate a cover we love. I KNOW you had fun recreating this cover. I can tell by all the little decisions and tweaks you made. Don't let anyone rob you of the fun you had.Btw, you could have made the price $3.99. That's the real Pimp Slap from Marvel.
nice! love the colors, love the pimp slap!
Interesting how so few of the comments are being published.
"... try to be more honest in your work next time & put more of yourself into your art." That's great advice coming from someone commenting under "Anonymous". Just because you don't like his take on this doesn't make it dishonest or impersonal, changing his take so that you'd like it however would make it dishonest and impersonal.
Thanks Dan (great name, btw)! The great thing about this country is that we are all entitled to voice our own opinion, and as an artist, you have to be able to take the good comments with the bad. I'm not going to get into a flame-war with "anonymous", but while doing this cover, which is one of my all-time favorites; I really didn't want to drastically alter art that I feel is already incredibly awesome, but I am a color junkie,and I wanted to see what it would be like to turn this serious, horror-themed issue, and put an absurdist twist into it. If it were a different cover, then perhaps it would have been a more dramatic or drastically different interpretation, but this is what I wanted for this piece. I would like to thank all of you for your kind and encouraging words, and a big thanks to Rob for posting my art. And I would like to thank "anonymous" for his honest opinion; even though I feel it could've been a little less mean-spirited. I know Simon Cowell is usually right in his critiques of singers, but that doesn't make him any less of a dick.Cheers,Dan
so are you admitting you traced the original?
This reminds me of the old Marvel Blacklight posters.
Maybe they are the same images, but it reminds me of those florescent gift cards from the early seventies that Marvel did. They must have been the same. If I remember right, those may have been redrawn but also looked very close to the original. I think they would have Dr. Strange wishing you a cosmic birthday or something like that.
http://nerdcityonline.com/2009/07/02/marvel-blacklight-posters-from-third-eye/examples of the posters.excelsior.
There they are. Thanks Anonymous. That's some instant gratification.