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DAVE STEVENS ROCKETEER redo by SKY-BOY DAVE STEVENS ROCKETEER redo by SKY-BOY
The client for this commission asked me to do a recreation from this Dave Stevens color cover. I had to translate the painted Rocketeer figure into black linework, and I added a background to pull everything together. Brush and india ink on 11x17 bristol.

(Hang in there, Chris, yours is coming next!)
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frostyjr2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You do 'old school' perfectly. i've tried brush and india ink, and i know just how hard it is to do what you seem to do so effortlessly. This little girl curtseys to a true master of the art.
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Much thanks for your kind words! But don't give up on brush and ink. Like any tool, it takes time to master. And the rewards are well worth the time invested!
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zappa10 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconragnar0z:
Ragnar0z Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Pure awesomeness.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
DAMN
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would love a high resolution version of this amazing piece so I could color it! Here's a couple Rocketeers I've done in the past for you to reference [link] [link]
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Smilly7 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
It's great pic
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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Smilly7 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Your welcome
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Bikerbloke Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Just loved the Rocketeer and this is a fine example of it. Well done. Fav'ed and added you to my watch list!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, sir!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Wow! That is amazing!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
My pleasure.
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:iconrasmane:
Rasmane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
Your Dave Stevens recreations are tributes. As a fan, I wish you two had collaborated on a graphic novel or something.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Although I Don't think I'm in Dave's league. I still marvel at his brush skills!
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:iconrasmane:
Rasmane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
That kind of passion is the earmark of a great ink-slinger. Or one aspiring to greatness...
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well said!
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RobertoCarmona Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
buen trabajo amigo!!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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JohnPrisk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
These lines are so beautiful I do believe I feel the need to cry a little. On a scale of one to ten I gotta give it an ohmygodIjustcrappedmypants.

I'm just gonna favorite pretty much everything you post up here...
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SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, John! You honor me by crapping in your pants!
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:iconjohnprisk:
JohnPrisk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
hehe - well I do what I can...
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JDCalderon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Writer
Very nice :)
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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tedbergeron Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
you're version is better than the original.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, highest praise posible! Thanks!
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devgear Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Lovely!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You win.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really, what do I get?
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As always- great job!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great interpretation, Gary!
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx, Chris!
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orabich Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding inking man! :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, mate!
It's amazing!
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madman1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Artist
WOW!I can't think of anything else to say.
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:iconsky-boy:
SKY-BOY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Much thanks!
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WaldenWong Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This is truly amazing. Beautiful work as always.
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