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Fistful of Blood - Covers 2 and 3 by namesjames Fistful of Blood - Covers 2 and 3 by namesjames
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"
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Agro-Andersen Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
i lik the demons. biker demons
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Mobius-52 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
A cover image like this would be Awesome to see For All Star Western. 
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BobbyJohnes Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Nice
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Felideus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Supercool!
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damonx99 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, did they ever pick the right fella for the job on this one.  Love the color tones from the bottom up.  
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Antichrist2005 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
I like how in the original one you have Bisley's proportions draped in your visual style. 
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
ok, thats pretty freakin cool dude! wow!
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An9reyART Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cover 3 like
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Glamvampyre Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent covers!

I don't know that comic-book yet but I'll check it out ! Looks very interesting  Nod 
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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
James, I have always admired your style and skills. However, as the user above mentioned, in the left-hand side picture, I think the lady is very disproportionate. As busty chicks are nothing unheard-of, it seems like her whole upper-half is far too big for her extremely skinny lower-half, just when you compare shoulders and the head (let alone the boobs) with the hips and the waist. As you are an highly experienced professional, I don't think this is an error, but intended and wanted by the client. Am I right?
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namesjames Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Yes, it's deliberately that way. The story was originally drawn by Simon Bisley and he depicted the character with very exaggerated proportions. I copied those proportions for the most part.
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Awesome
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SteveJasper Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats! Amazing illustrations!!
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japender61 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Lol at bat wearing a cowboy hat!
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Very good one
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Bluzie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
She's cool 😎
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Ernimator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Having to paint sexy ladies and fun monsters. You've got a hard job, but I guess somebody's gotta do it. 

Very nice. GROG like.
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SirbAkAkbs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really love your style man, very inspiring
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I find interesting  is the evolution of your art between these two pictures.  They're both gorgeous pieces, but the proportions on the main character between first and second iteration have become less stylized and more realistic. (Hip to bust ratio particularly)  The right hand picture is really well laid out.

Lovely work in either case.  Thanks for sharing!
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namesjames Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Yeah, I was quite conscious of the difference while I was working on the second one. It's funny, I've done another one since and I think it sits somewhere in between these two in terms of style:) I could be wrong though. I'll post it as soon as it's out so you can decide for yourself.
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Tigershark06 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo I will be looking for it.  I really do love your work! :D
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
These are fantastic... gritty, demonic, sexy... like the daughter of vampirella and jesse james. Thank you for sharing. :)
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Goblinounours Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinda love the lil' fez-wearing vampire on the bottom-right corner of the first cover.  XD
He has a face that yells "mwyaaaaah".
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