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Release Deadfang by FabianMonk Release Deadfang by FabianMonk
Updated with some progress shots:

Rough color sketch: [link]
Initial background lines: [link]
Initial character lines (by Dani): [link]
W.I.P. 1: [link]
W.I.P. 2: [link]
W.I.P. 3: [link]
W.I.P. 4: [link]
W.I.P. 5: [link]

SatelliteSoda is participating in an art show in L.A. on the 31st of August, called Together We Are Strong III. If you're in the area, and this kind of art is your cup of tea, then I suggest checking out the Facebook page for details: [link] , and shit, maybe make an appearance even!

The scene here depicts one of the main SatelliteSoda antagonists, Deadfang (top), in hot pursuit of the main characters Chase/Kid Missile and Azure.

Characters drawn by the ever awesome Daniel Alexander :iconminiministudio: with colors and background by me.
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I can feel the depth/height, awesome work!
Mr-Kobe Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Job!
It's between Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis and Akira...
FabianMonk Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Definitely noteworthy inspirations right there.
Artiyochi Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
What a beautiful piece! It made me catch my breath when I first saw it, it's just so well done! The poses of the character's, as well as the awesome angle and wonderful composition really combine together well to create a heart stopping scene! :heart: If you don't mind me asking, did you happen to use any 3D effects for this? I would really appreciate if you reply ^^
FabianMonk Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, sorry, now I feel like a dick for not replying sooner.

I'm really glad you like the image so much!
As to your question, no I didn't use any 3D. The line art of the background was drawn in Photoshop (straight line tool). I've often thought about teaching myself Sketchup or some similarly simple 3D program, to build the basic geometry of a location. But at the end, I feel that'll make sense once I start to pose characters in a scene repeatedly, with different camera angles and so on.
Since this is just a stand alone illustration, it was faster to just draw the background (for me).

Thanks again!
Artiyochi Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, don't worry about it!

Thank you so much for replying, your answer really helped me out. ^^
reiq Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
its looks good. but I took me a few seconds before I figure out the perspective, I though the were falling in vertically, but I see they are falling to the center of the point , really odd to look at it.
FabianMonk Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They are flying vertically, aka towards the ground.
Unless that's what you meant as in it took a while to understand. In which case, that's actually intentional. I like the way foreground might let one believe they're flying through a corridor at first glance. Then after a bit one realizes they're actually falling down and that perceived shift in perspective is how I'd want this scene to feel if it were animated, for example.
My gob. It's been smacked. Love it!
Ito-Saith-Webb Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the sequential poses in this compositions.
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