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the magnificent Autumn Society ([link]) is having a joker show next month and i couldn't resist trying my hand at a joker or two. wanted to do something other than heath so i went a lil uglier, but i'm hoping to do another one thats a bit more silly and less gruesome. there's just so much history with the character i couldn't get it all in one image!
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c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Niice. 
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Sicner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me Joker from Arkham Asylum by Dave McKean
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TheABones Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
thanks very much! his work has been a huge influence on me
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rollingrightinuit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it reminds me of the sandman cover + christopher shy or something. you're too cool for school!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
thanks so much, man! mckean and shy are both incredible dudes to be compared to.
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d2menace Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009   Digital Artist
this is fuckin...wait for it, wait for it.....awesome ^^


I'm a big ashley wood and ben templesmith fan. and I definitely can see the influence.

am I right? ;)
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TheABones Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
you are right! ashley wood in particular.
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MCwulf Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student
WHYS ONE SIDE OF his mouth OPEN and the other SIDE IS CLOSE?!?!?! WOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaah!!!! I just notive THIS GUY DOESNT HAEV EYE!!!! WHERE HIS EYE GO?!?!?!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
words can't express my gratitude.
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Magpie8spook Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
This reminds me of some of Dave McKean's work. Lovely stuff.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
awesome! yeah, a couple people have told me that. i do love his work, though i was actually trying to go a little less crazy than he did with his joker.
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Magpie8spook Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Perhaps you ventured a bit away from crazy and down into creepy, hmm? ;) It works very well.
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jvgce Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Great work......:)
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:icontheabones:
TheABones Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
cheers! i know this is way late...
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theumbrella Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Student General Artist
wicked!
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:icontheabones:
TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
thanks man! always nice to hear from you.
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Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing! i love your attention to detail on the teeth. i don't wanna ruin the mystery~ but i hafta ask what you used? acrylics, marker, watercolors.... i love the texture of it! Dave Mckean is an awesome artist, but I get a little Ben Templesmith feeling in this too... GREAT WORK!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
thanks very much. yeah i get the templesmith comparison every so often. his covers are definitely a source of inspiration!

as for what i use, this is almost all digital, with a little bit of scanned ink and gesso. and of course the tape and board. but most of the "painting" was done in photoshop.
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Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~ the amazing things done with photoshop... if i ever get my hands on a high grade laptop and a photoshop cd my family will NEVER see me!! ;-)i barely function on a social level now with painting classes :-D
Thanks for the info!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
my pleasure. photoshop is indeed awesome/powerful, but it's good and helps to know how to paint traditionally too! depending on the kind of work you plan on doing of course.
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Lady-Au-Pair Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
no plans of doing this for a living, it's all just fun and a lil bit of therapy for me! ;-)
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TheABones Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
thats an excellent way to think about it. you wind up having a lot more fun that way, haha!
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RedDucky Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
This probably the best interpretation of the joker that i have ever seen. :D
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:icontheabones:
TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
hot damn, thats quite a compliment! i can't thank you enough for that one...
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RedDucky Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
no prob, it's an impressive piece :)
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LikaLaruku Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Ooh, this reminds me of Arkham Asylum:A Serious House on Serious Earth & Batman:Secrets.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
wow! those are some big books! arkham asylum in particular is very flattering. thanks very much!
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SpookyChan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
what is this? [link]


^_~
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
oh my! thanks, buddy! i always appreciate a little charity, haha
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SpookyChan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
you're sucha dork. totally not charity. :)~ hehe
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ieons Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
f*ck... i tried... i really tried to say it in english...
kind of: awesome work

PUTA MADRE K-BROWN!!! ESTA CHINGONSISIMO TU TRABAJO!!! no mames, todavia estoy sorprendido con lo de Vale of Pnath y sales con esta chingoneria!!!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
haha! well i appreciate the effort anyway. maybe i can find someone who will translate this for me...
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Mister-Mantis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
This is fantastic- and its nice to see not everyone is obsessed with Ledger's take.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
thanks! yeah, i was trying to distance myself a bit
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ADarkerBreed Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Looks great, reminds me of the "Joker" graphic novel in a way
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
yeah, i can see where you're coming from with that. it's focussed on teeth and mouth in a similar way.
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CuilEggs Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm quite into the fractured-distorted phto sort of style, 'tis good.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
thanks. you know what, i think i am into that style as well.
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CptFury Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Shit yes :horns:
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
ha! elegant and succinct comment.
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DarkWulf988 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I really love this piece, it is now my fav your work!
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
wow, thank you! glad to hear i can top myself
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TravisLegge Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Lovely. Way better than the Ledger "drag queen that got dressed in the dark" version.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
ha! wow, harsh. i thought it worked really well for the movie, i've just seen a little too much of it lately. he's been done so many other awesome ways!
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TravisLegge Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
And see, I like you SO MUCH, that I can overlook your support of RuPaul the clown...lol

And yeah, he's been done in MANY MANY awesome ways, like your version here. :)
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JOFX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Artist
Instafav
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
you're too kind
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Obcideon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Very cool :D
quite Dave Mckean, if you don't mind that comparison.

Like it alot
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TheABones Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
don't mind it at all! i'm a big fan of his and i guess it shows. thanks!
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Obcideon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
thought you might be =]
just didn't want to ignorantly label your(excellent) work as an imitation.

if that makes sense?
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