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DAVE STEVENS Betty recreation by SKY-BOY DAVE STEVENS Betty recreation by SKY-BOY
I've been wanting to do this one for awhile, so when I noticed I had an extra large sheet of bristol (14x21) I went for it!
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toddnovak Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2015
One thing I don't understand is why it seems to be accepted to use someone else's signature or mark to credit them in doing a recreation of his/her art. Dave obviously didn't sign the piece since he's been dead since 2008. I know it would bother me if someone was copying my signature or mark because the whole point of having a signature or mark is for me to identify myself. His signature is more prominent than yours and when I was doing a search for Dave Stevens images, I would have mistaken this as the original if I hadn't gone to the page itself. It turns out that I've mistaken your work for Dave's a few times now and that kind of upsets me. And it would upset me more if I was one of the artists. 

I've seen recreations done multiple times, such as Nick Fury #4 or Hulk #340. But those are homages of the original covers done in the artists' own styles, not duplicates. I realize that you're a recognized inker in the trade, but do you ask the artists' permissions when you display work like this?
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh, yeah, baby...i mean, Betty:D i remember seeing this one by Dave Stevens:) and i loved it back then...but yours looks just as beautiful - he would be proud!
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
np:)
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ComicInks Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artist
This makes me so many kinds of happy, lovely work as always Gary :-)
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm blushing!
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ComicInks Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Quite the accomplishment! ;-)
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I love this recreation! Just fabulous.
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Oh my, Dave Stevens! You're pushing all the right buttons :D !
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RaelIAK Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Every part, every detail, that's far beyond of awesome

- Great homage for Dave Stevens!

Only Brush in this master piece?
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Apart from a few ruled lines in the background, it's all brush.
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RobertoCarmona Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
exepcional trabajo!!
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Much thanks!
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inknoir Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Gary, beautiful work as always. That you can emulate the subtle brush work that made me fall in love with Dave's work makes me appreciate your talent even more. Can you provide a methodology for your recreations? What is your process? I would love to know!
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Pat! I make a high res copy of the original, and then lightbox it with pencil onto bristol board. Then comes the hard part: using the copy of the original as my guide, I mimic the ink lines with my brush (line for line) trying to emulate everything the original artist has done. No special tricks, just hard work!
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inknoir Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thanks, Gary! Good to know.
Remember the wizard contest to ink a panel, to win...I forget what first place was. I still have my third place signed copy of your book. That and Essential X-men Volume 2 are always with in easy reach of my drawing table.
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FOX-hime Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing love the dog so cute
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is gorgeous! makes me wish for more Rocketeer comics!
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Skytower Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Good shot.
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MrSrone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Amazing job. See your recreations and inks feed my eyes and help me to learn more about the inks
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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JDCalderon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Writer
Yea, awesome :)
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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theAmericanaut Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
That is a PERFECT recreation. Really cleverly done!
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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