Tuesday, September 27, 2016

One more card up my sleeve

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I totally wasn't expecting to do another sketch card any time soon but I saw something recently that gave me almost instant inspiration. But first things first. The closest thing we ever got to see in terms of some kind of ROM and Spider Man cross over was a cameo in ROM spaceknight 23. No doubt some kind of team up story between the greatest of the spaceknights and arguably Marvel's most popular character would have been nothing short of epic for ROM fans. So getting back to my inspiration it came when I saw this black suite Spider Man fan art by my good friend from Greece. It was one of the coolest and most creative web swinging poses I've ever seen and I knew almost right away I wanted to use it some how with ROM. I hammered this sketch card out it just one evening. Don't forget to check out part of the source material from Nikoskap ...
http://nikoskap.deviantart.com/art/Web-swinger-634802666

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And speaking of all things cool and Spider Man have a look at what I passed by just last week. This can be found in the city of Hayward at a custom plastics fabrication business called Bell Plastics (2020 National Ave.). But I'm also happy to say that Hayward has been home before to other public art of our friendly neighborhood Spider this can be found on Tennyson Road  Man http://www.itsadansworld.net/2010/09/united-by-style-marvel-takes-dc-to.html

10 comments:

  1. Wow!! That's simply amazing Alex! I think it's your best sketch card so far, really impressed with the details you put on Spidey's costume in such a small scale,well done!
    By the way don't know if you are familiar with the reason why Spider- man was notoriously absent from the wraith war conclusion, it was because Ditko have plegded not to draw Spider- man again when he left Marvel way back in 1965, so we never saw Spidey in his Rom run except for a small detail that was added from the inker.

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    1. yeah i heard about that before and i know we don't see eye to eye on ditko but i think that's just one more reason why i wish he had never taken over for Sal Buscema.

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    2. Hehe,you can blame Jim Shooter for that.Nice stuff on the update, really like that graffiti piece.

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  2. Wow brother this is sweet love the look! I haven't been on deviantart.com much but had to stop by and see what's up! No internet cash crunch right now so phone is it for a bit!

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    1. Hey brother good to hear from you again you caught the blog at the good time the most recent posts were done after nearly a month's absence postings. Sorry to hear about your cash flow problems I hope if nothing else married life is treating you well my wife and I just made it past our one year.

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  3. Alright brother Wow congratulations on the year! Yes our marriage is outstanding we're about to step into our third! I had to check in after hearing about some kind of new Rom publication out what's up with that?

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    1. My goodness you have been out of the loop! IDW launched a new Rom series they're on issue 3 right now. But they're also doing this big cross over event where ROM, The Micronauts, Transformers, MASK and G.I. joe all share the same universe. But I absolutely hate the updated design for Rom that IDW came up with so basically I don't care about any out it nor have I or intend to buy any of it.

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    2. Yeah I believe I saw his new look. I wasn't crazy about all the changes either.

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  4. Damn Shlomo, just..... damn. No shit man, I really really like this one. I can tell you really spent some time on this with the amount of detail in this composition. Out-fucking-standing. And Spider-Man really resembles the Steve Ditko version too.

    Oh, the main reason i swung by, is I saw a post at the brave and the bold team-up blog because I saw this:
    https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/2016/09/red-tornado-and-rom-in-sleeper-code.html?m=1

    I debated showing it to you cause I wasn't sure if you'd be interested or not.

    My laptop's out of commission, so no new skits, but I post new stuff sometimes in the meantime.
    Hope all is well with you and the missus.

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