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BA ENTRY: The Darkness by TheInkPages BA ENTRY: The Darkness by TheInkPages
Week 26 :iconbattle-artist: single battle entry.

When they said it would be comics, I knew it this was going to be a tough challenge. Then they said The Darkness! Yeah... thanks! Is there a more complicated character to draw then The Darkness and Witchblade? I do not envy the guys that have to draw them day in day out! With all the intricate detailing what more can i say?

In all honesty, i thought this would be the toughest challenge (until i was this week’s tag team challenge). I expected to spend the whole week trying to put the Darkness to paper with a bin handy full with screwed up failures. In reality, it took me less than 24hrs to pencil and ink. By Sunday i had finished inking it. I was in two minds as to whether i should put some colours on or let me inks do the fighting. In the end i figured this is one challenge i can't be lax about. Was just going to do basics then the minutes ticked on until the hours passed and the colouring became more than simple.

Before i finish i have to say, reading up on the Darkness he seems to be about 4 of my characters rolled into one. And, and! NIN does a perfect soundtrack to this drawing ;)


Lines vectored in Illustrator
Coloured in CorelDraw
Background is not vector.
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FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been well done. I love how dark an shadowy it is, with just those few yellow spots of light. C:
TheInkPages Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. C:
RAYN3R-4rt Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow a mad vector battle we have here .
will check out that soundtrack
CHOSENBLOOD Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting take on the darkness! My favorite part is how you made the darkness come to life. In his suit and the darkness around him. Perhaps you made the darkness so strong here it took over Jackie's body. He look possessed. Very powerful stuff. :D
dreno360 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is pretty cool. It seems as if the darklings are part of him instead of all around him. Powerful battle you and Joey got going on!
JOEYDES Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love your composition on this piece! Great work! Good luck in the judging...wait....I'm against this piece, aren't I?....on second thought I think you should re-post as stick Kidding....again, great job on this!
GraphRicks Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive as the darkness shadow around him is like a coat as you really captured the character in this piece
battlereaper Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like this piece. It captures the essence of what I think The Darkness is perfectly. (note however that I am mostly unfamiliar with the character) I love the way his arm looks. Great job!
MONSTA-E Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yusuf-Graphicoholic Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
cool !!!!!1 i love it
redskullrudd Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
this is fantastic - you really put a ton of emotion into this and really used the dark perfectly. Loved the hollowed out eyes...thats creepy as hell. really dark piece, really great art.
Think you are right on with a NIN soundtrack - i could see that, especially the early stuff.
Really great work on this....we could have been evil and made it darkness vs Witchblade......but witchblade is crazy detailed....that would have meant a 3 week timer lol
Out all the Top Cow characters I think the Magdalena has to be the hardest detailing wise.....she's covered in intricate stuff and looks crap when an artist cuts corners on it lol
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