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Your belt is empty, Batman! by J-Skipper Your belt is empty, Batman! by J-Skipper
42 hours inking and about 16 hours coloring. Jim Lee's pieces don't make short Projects, that's for sure!

Pencils: :iconjimlee00: Jim Lee
Inks and Colors: :iconj-skipper: Me


Colored using Photoshop CS6 and a Wacom Intous5
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
One would think that chain is Kryptonite-loaded just to weaken Superman. Haha!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is the first time they had met. He didn't know what his weakness was yet.
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dec172009 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW!! I own most of the Comics picked within your Gallery!! Great work!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Thanks! :)
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smoothjustice Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
forty. two. hours. Are they really that cumbersome or were you on morphine? XD Anyhow, incredible work.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, not even my longest project.
Thanks! :)
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
See you're a big lee fan. I am too! Can you friend me?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure.
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rizkirafu Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Wait, did you work for DC and Marvel?
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
um... Neither.
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so damn awesome!  I had to really sit and look to make sure it wasn't actually Sincclair's original!

The chains and green highlighting are so beyond amazing!

I think a little more texture on the rocks, or a bit of referencing lighting and boom - amazing!

really great work
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! Alex Sinclair has always been my biggest inspiration, if I could pick one colorist style to have, it would be his.

I'll look into that, thanks!
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I've nearly started a religeon around that man! XD

It kicks my ass to try and paint like them, but Alex and Marti Garcia are two huge inspirations for me, as well as the great one - Nei Ruffino, but I'm looking very much towards Juan Fernandez at the moment.
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha.

Cool! Those are some great artists!
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BradyMajor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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vic55b Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Nice job, my only critique on this one is it looks a little too close to the original colors. I would enjoy seeing you try and do something a little more original with it. 
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! yeah, I always struggle with that when I do a piece that Alex Sinclair has done, I have always been most inspired by is art, if I could pick one artist's style, to look exactly like, it would be his, so I'm always using work as references for pieces that I'm doing (whether he has done the page I'm working on or not). Whenever I'm doing a piece I think "what would Alex Sinclair do?" and then I do that. so you can imagine my struggle when I am doing a cover he has already done. I justify it in my head in two ways 1. I'm not grabbing any of his colors, I use all of my own colors or colors taken from a palette I got a while back. 2. I'm not being paid to do it, this is just practice for when I will be paid for pieces later on, also I mostly just do this for fun. And I'll tell you, the times I learn the most are when I repeat some of the things that Alex Sinclair has done. But I can also completely see your point (in fact Alex Sinclair himself said to try not copying him, but to use his work as a starting point and then put my own spin on it) and I'm trying to stray away from doing it exactly the way he does it. But sometimes I just don't know how. :shrug:
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vic55b Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Ya I hear ya, Alex Sinclair is an amazing artist and its hard not to want to do what he does on a cover he's already colored. I always have that issue as well if Im working on an already published image and I actually look at it while Im working I have the tendency to copy it. A lot of the time when I color a previously published image I try to do the exact opposite of what the published version did that way I make sure I don't accidentally copy it too much. I also understand what your saying about learning from the best, it's only when you'r studying something and working on it that you start to be able to 
break it down and see the technique used in it and it can also really strengthen your work seeing it in a totally new way. I didn't mean to attack, or disrespect your work in any way I was just making an observation, I still think you did an awesome job on it its clean precise solid color work. 
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I've noticed that you often do the opposite of what they did. And if that works for you maybe that's what I should be doing.

Anytime I copy an Alex Sinclair piece I don't even realize how much I've learned until I go on to my next cover... it helps a lot!

I didn't feel attacked at all. I've actually thought a lot about this already and I appreciate you speaking up about it. Like I said I'm working on moving away from that. ;)

Thanks, again! :)
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dA-Rob Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Rishav21 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
brilliant! It reminds me of Justice League War
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cool!! Thanks!
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Rishav21 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
u're welcome
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Ironmatt1995 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Superman:" Chains, your funny."
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Peorgey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
these colours are fantastic
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Peorgey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
your welcome
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drajaddije Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I like inks & color
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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marcxo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Nice work.
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DanBoy0812 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
!!!!
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Crakower Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
this is beautiful! Clap 
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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The-Combine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Digital Artist
This is flawless. It's like a frame taken out of the comic books.
I love it!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks!!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ImagesUnplugged Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome
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wardzydude Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on deviantART. 

For me, the aesthetics are amazing. Period.

The title drew me in. "Your belt is empty, Batman!" as if for once Bruce doesn't have a gadget (or some kryptonite) to turn the battle into his favour. Or maybe that's what he wants Clark to think. Or maybe not. :)

Seriously great work dude!
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!! That means a lot! Thank you!!
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Travinapple Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic jeremiah!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! That means a lot!! 
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Travinapple Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely!
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turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I hate when Green Lantern fights Superman becasue I always think his weapons are made of Kryptonite when they hit Supes
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sherlock Holmes emote ........... You're not a big DC fan, are you?
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turbo-wooo-bots Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
I am, i just remember the days when Lex Luther would create chains made out of kryptonite when I look at this and have to remind myself
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