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Fistful of Blood - Covers 2 and 3 by namesjames
Fistful of Blood - Covers 2 and 3
The image on the left was done as fan art when Fistful of Blood was first published in Heavy Metal Magazine back around 2001. Kevin Eastman, the writer and then Editor of the magazine, liked it enough to publish it in Heavy Metal. Earlier this year a private Collector commissioned the painting on the right and I sent it to Kevin just because I thought he'd like to see it. As it turned out, he and IDW were working on reissuing the comic as a 4 issue mini series and asked if he could use my artwork for the covers of 2, 3 and 4. I couldn't be happier to have been involved with this project, it was fun all the way.

Both are painted in Oils on Board, 20" x 16"


James Ryman
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Midlands, UK
I've had a few notes about Commissions/Requests, I just wanted to say that I'm not taking any on at the moment. I have regular work from publishers that is taking up all of my time at the moment.

The other thing I've been asked a few times about is a Tutorial. The reason I haven't done a tutorial of any kind is that I don't think it would be very good:) My process is still rather chaotic which I suppose may be interesting, but not terribly informative. When I feel I have something really solid to offer in terms of a tutorial I will put one together.

One of the works I have in progress is a 20" x 40" oil painting. It's the first traditional commission I've taken on in many years but it's been great fun to work on so far. It's a straight forward Retro Space Girl image so it's been a good one to start the ball rolling with and I'm loving it. I'm hoping to do more oil painted commissions and personal works in the coming years. I have 2 or 3 days work left in it but I'll post a shot of it when it's complete.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My Computer
  • Reading: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • Watching: The Trews
  • Playing: Nowt
  • Eating: Brekky
  • Drinking: Too much Coffee

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Ohkwaricua Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Love your artwork.  Hope I can get to your level one day.
ThronusWorkshop Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Your art is so cool, that I automatically clicked follow XD. Please, if you have time, check out my drawings. It would really mean a lot to me.
1oshuart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
James thank you very much for the watch, I am a big fan of you work !
CathyJonesAltman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
My GOODNESS James, you are an incredible artist. Oh if only I could be so good. Quite a few of my friends admire your work. Just top notch! 
MRailas-art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch.
Payo-X Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015   General Artist
I just realized that I've had bookmarked for years. Not sure how I never put it together, because you have also been on my watch list for some years, too. Your work for Wizards of The Coast caught my eye once and I remember wanting to keep track of anything new you did. Incredible work, sir! 
StazJohnson Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks for watching.
IWatchUSleep Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
nice work :)
ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
My, thank you kindly for the watch, it such an honor. Your work is phenomenal, best regards!
Kagurou Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
By the White Cat Goddess and her thousand kittens, this work is absolutely gorgeous! Don't stop doing what you do, your pictures are breathtaking! Blessed be your skills, for they shine like the light of the Catbringer!
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