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Ode to Joe by chriscopeland Ode to Joe by chriscopeland
Hello all!

So as i sat down yesterday to begin actual work, i decided to take a look at my old Battle Chasers comic and was reminded of some of my artistic roots.

I mean we all went through that stage where you constantly bite someone, well, i went through it like CRAZY with ol Joe Mad, and i still love his stuff today, even though it would seem that hating on it is the cool thing to do these days.

I never had drawn the characters from BC, just i have never drawn the DragonBall characters, so i decided to do it as a warm up, and took it to a different level with some Prismacolor 30% Grey Marker and a Whiteout pen. Then i just scanned it in and played with some textures and usuall stuff.

Either way, this is for Joe, thanks for the inspiration man, PEACE y'all.

Oh, and this has nothing to do with my last journal post, so dont go thinking, lol. PEACE!
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El-Disidente Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
I love this! Joe has always been a fave of mine. This piece brought me to your gallery; which was an even bigger inspiration. I SHOULD be sleeping, but I still want to create after looking at your stuff.
Mavrick-Izzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
i think every1 in life has bittin sum from mad he rox yo d man reeeaalll jed lol nice garison tho! bc is d flick yo
timmytom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
This is awesome, man! Joe is one of the greatest. For me personally, he's the most exciting penciller in comics hands down to this day, though I guess he is not really totally "in comics" anymore unfortunately. I don't understand the haters eighter. One thing I have observed is a leaning towards more stiff realistic styles in today's mainstream comics so a stylized guy like Joe might catch some flack for that reason. The thing I saw you mention about folks saying his poses all being the same and not liking his shadows, man I don't know where stuff like that comes from, I never see Joe ripping himself off and his shadows are sick!

Anyway, I'm a Joe Mad fanatic till the day I die so I am not a great source for unbiased opinions of his work. Keep up your own slick stuff, it's awesome!
CryptyC08 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
People bag on joeM are insane!
Props bro, this is a nice piece, You should give some of the other characters a go...
You seen joe's work on "the Ultimates"? this is his best work by far...
Chadfuller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
great sketch bro! This one will make me work harder at my sketches!!:w00t!:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008   General Artist
Chris.... i'm speechless.... ok...maybe not...
DAYUMMMMM, KIDD! what are ya drinking over there?
this is some really tight stuff, man. i love the rough feel of the character.
it is all you, and keeps him in context too.
job well done. :)
chriscopeland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man, I got my hands on some of that inspiration juice and realized i wasnt killin em like i promised, so im on my way. Thanks man, im glad you like it, PEACE!
ChaseConley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I was about to say! you and joe!

still ill as always
chriscopeland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wassup Fam, yeah me and Joe got my dreams, lol. Future talk man, future talk, lol. THanks for the compiment homey!
JeffStokely Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional
Shit yes. This is boss.
Kudos man!
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