Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sincere form of flattery 2

I did this painting after first creating Day the centaur for the third issue of the original FANG series which had a cameo by my girl Jaleira. She travelled to the Fang universe to help the heroine Francesca and Day was her companion. I'd never seen anyone paint a black centaur before-in fact, I've still never even heard anyone drop the notion of a black centaur, so I decided to create one, with dreadlocks. In the Fang issue Jaleira tells Francesca "I call him Day because he's so dark."

About a year ago I found the second piece above and thought "Hmm. Someone did their version of my painting. Interesting." I copied it, but didn't think to share it until now, mainly because I've just finished coloring the black and white erotic story of Jaleira and Day that was printed in Body Heat and inspired my painting. The new color version of the story should be posted to my website soon.

I've done one or two versions of other artist's paintings but this is the first time I've seen another artist's take on one of my pieces, and with CGI. It's certainly...different


Jay said...

It's a pity that widely-available 3D CGI still has such a long way to go before it can match 2D work

Funbird said...

Your original is lightyears ahead of the CG version.

Unknown said...

Maybe it is just me, but really well done 2d art just blows away even the best 3d stuff.

Jack Em said...

Did you do a second story with the centaur as well? While your character stands out as being very sexy, he's certainly not the first black centaur I have seen. Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell have done a couple of black centaur images, dating back to the 1980s. There is also this image:

I might even call into question this piece being related to your comic. The centaur does not have dreads, nor is he black, at least not judging by his hair. He's more native Indian. Images of men approaching woman in this manner are very common.

Chup@Cabra said...

Oh, wow, I didn't know that you referred to my poor little 'tribute' image here; thanks ^_^

I know I have a LONG way to go before my stuff can be considered 'art', much less coming anywhere near your stuff.

That being said, there are people out there who are lightyears ahead of what I can do, so true Art can be made with Poser with Time, Effort, and Skill (all three of which I'm lacking in some degree or other ^_^)