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Pencils for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page by AdamWarren
Pencils for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page
Here are my finished pencils for the first page of a 10-page story I wrote and drew for Marvel's team-up anthology A+X back in 2013, featuring the probability-empowered heroines Domino and Scarlet Witch teaming up to deal with an alien* WMD that likewise uses probability as a weapon.

As the story was reproduced straight from my pencils (without any inks), I first did an underdrawing in non-reproducible blue pencil before cranking out the final, ink-imitating drawing stage. Hope you'll pardon the gray band in the center of the page, a sign of the two separate, smaller color scans I had to piece together to construct the final page.

And here's my initial rough for the page, if you care to compare:

Rough for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page by AdamWarren
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Rough for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page by AdamWarren
Rough for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page
Here's my rough/ layout for the first page of a 10-page story I wrote and drew for Marvel's team-up anthology A+X back in 2013, featuring the probability-empowered heroines Domino and Scarlet Witch teaming up to deal with a alien* WMD that likewise uses probability as a weapon.

*Celestial, more specifically.
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My current (and handy!) biopic by AdamWarren
My current (and handy!) biopic
Apropos of nuthin', here's the image I use as a "biopic" nowadays, as I am otherwise quite selfie-averse. The photo dates back to the difficult production grind of Empowered vol. 7, at a time when my drawing hand was ailing rather badly from overuse (hence the bandages and splints). Welcome to the exciting and hand-mangling world of comics, folks!

Speaking of Empowered vol. 7, below are some clearer images of the cover illustration that served as the backdrop for this biopic:

EMPOWERED vol. 7 cover, inked by AdamWarren EMPOWERED vol. 7's cover, in luxurious color by AdamWarren
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Pencils for illo of CRYAMORE's Bliss by AdamWarren
Pencils for illo of CRYAMORE's Bliss
Behold, an illustration I drew for the great :iconrobaato:, depicting the diva-tastic character Bliss from the Kickstarted game Cryamore he's working on.

To save time, I drew the image as pencils only, leaving out any inking stage. Howeva, unlike my graphite-only art on, say, Empowered, the penciling here was supposed to imitate an inked line. So, when I work with "pencils intended as inks," I normally do an tight underdrawing in non-reproducible blue pencil first, which is faintly visible in this jpeg (if you look closely).

Along those lines, here's some older artwork with pencils that were Photoshop-manipulated to pass for inks:

CANNIBAL SUN's Skaya by AdamWarren CANNIBAL SUN's Skaya 2 by AdamWarren
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Hello, there! I'll soon be heading up to Toronto to attend FanExpo Canada on August 28-31, after missing out on the show last year. General FanExpo info here: fanexpocanada.com/

I'll be tabling somewhere in Artist's Alley for all your signing, sketching and saying-hi needs. No panels, no shenanigans, just four days of straight behind-the-table time, guaranteed! If you're missing any Empowered volumes, I should have plenty on hand, as I'm planning to sell backstock from fine local comics emporium The Beguiling at my table, as I did at TCAF a few months back. (If I recall correctly, they had a surprising stash of long out-of-print Dirty Pair: Run from the Future TPBs as well...) 

I'll have a healthy supply of my 2011 sketchbook Empowered: Extra Sketchiness on hand, in case you never snagged a copy. Some images from the 28-page book:
 EMPOWERED+NINJETTE hi-contrast by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's vorppy Emp by AdamWarren Ridd1e's EMPOWERED cosplay by AdamWarren

I'll also be hauling along original art of various sorts, from cheap(ish) roughs to cover art to that one giant clump of Dirty Pair vellum-based inks that no one ever wants to buy, alas. Plus, I'm almost certainly taking on some sweet commissions while I'm there, along the lines of these 2012 pieces:

WONDER WOMAN sketch, from FanExpo by AdamWarren DIRTY PAIR 'PON PON PON' con sketch by AdamWarren  EMPOWERED's 'No-Look VORPP' con sketch by AdamWarren

Side note: A little birdie (that is, Twitter) tells me that a badass Ninjette cosplayer will be attending the show, so keep your eyes peeled for her if you're clawing through the crowded convention floor next week!

-AW
  • Listening to: DOUG LOVE MOVIES, HARDCORE HISTORY (podcasts)
  • Reading: EVENING'S EMPIRES (Paul MacAuley)
  • Watching: FARGO
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: King's Spicy Kimchi
  • Drinking: Sam Adams Octoberfest

What's your opinion on the ornately verbose speech patterns of EMPOWERED's Caged Demonwolf? 

56%
1,144 deviants said Pour it on, baby! To paraphrase Billy Idol: "Too much Demonwolf is not enough."
33%
660 deviants said As long as the Sin-Sensing Celestial's vocabularily rococo rants are deployed in moderation, I can deal
8%
160 deviants said A little (VERY little) of him goes a long way, as the Blazing-Eyed Devilgoat's ultra-alliterative, thesaurus-abusing dialogue often hurts my brain
3%
65 deviants said Other (clarify in Comments below)

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Adam Warren
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United States
Current Residence: Out in the boondocks (cue the howling coyotes in the distance)
Favourite genre of music: Whatever just popped up on "shuffle"
Favourite photographer: The Hubble Space Telescope, Jeanloup Sieff
Favourite style of art: Whatever works, baby
Operating System: Windows 7 (with its surprisingly solid speech-recognition software, BTW)
MP3 player of choice: 5th gen Nano (despite the remarkably annoying "Shake" feature, which I finally disabled)
Shell of choice: Adamantium, just like my (robo)dawg Ultron's
Favourite cartoon character: Kei and Yuri, natch
Personal Quote: "Whuuuut?" -Cloud Strife, ever-so-sensitively replying to Tifa
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snitchie Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to share this quick fanart of Emp I made last weekend.   Empowered Fanart by snitchie   Still new at digital art so alot to learn.  and what is better to use for learning then painting on of my fav comic characters out ther.    Thanks for bringin Emp to us  :)  
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NovaGraph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool to see you posting here again! You were one of my big inspirations for drawing when I was a teenager. More specifically, Dirty Pair: Run from the Future.
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Evan-Wright Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
I bought your books twice because my jerk of a friend made the pages smell of an ashtray, still worth it...
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BrineTime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Yo Droog, any words you can share with us on the status of Empowered?
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NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I'm in love with your kunoichi Ninjette :love:
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Athrubis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Just finished volume 8...your story sure can invoke tears as well as laughs can't it. Eagerly awaiting volume 9 but still...mindf**k... She was awesome
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dark-columbia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Dear Mister Warren

Are there already any Spooky/Hannah/Maidman cosplays? Haven't found any.
Anyway, we did them :D

You can find them in my gallery, some examples:
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I hope you like them :)

I want to thank you for the story about Hannah and Theresa. It was one of the most touching stories I've read in a long time. I was REALLY in-character when cosplaying Hannah.

We parcitipated with it on the cosplay contest. We mostly played the farewell scene. It's in german unfortunately, but if you're interested, from minute 17 to 20: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NpfD5…
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Testament77 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas to you! Merry christmas everybody 
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
:iconchristmas-tree1plz:Merry Christmas!:iconchristmas-tree1plz:
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superkiel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best artwork ever.
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