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White Scorpion - Episode 1 by DiegoTripodi White Scorpion - Episode 1 by DiegoTripodi
B&W pages of White Scorpion (to be colored and lettered), for the comics anthology project Basilisk, featuring stories by:
:iconalejandroisaminotaur: :iconbruno83: :iconghostpockets: :iconmikey-c: :iconmatt-a-nashi: :iconjebriodo: :iconthe-orange-one: :iconmadart84: :iconataripunk633: :icondiegotripodi:

Written by Alejandro Bruzzese =AlejandroIsAMinotaur

Drawings done with brush and ink.

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Páginas en B-N de White Scorpion (a ser coloreadas y letreadas), para el proyecto de antología de cómics Basilisk, con historias de:
=AlejandroIsAMinotaur ~bruno83 =GhostPockets ~mikey-c ~MATT-A-NASHI *Jebriodo =The-Orange-One ~madart84 ~AtariPunk633 =DiegoTripodi

Guión: Alejandro Bruzzese =AlejandroIsAMinotaur

Dibujos hechos con pincel y tinta.
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:iconmadbaumer37:
madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
badass to the core. :D
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
:laughing:

Hey, if you're still up to it, we could arrange a way to come up with a comic drawn by both of us-- I think we should find a way to arrange what we have (or come up with something new) as a short story (so that we're not drawing it a whole year), but I think it would be an interesting thing to see :)
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:iconmadbaumer37:
madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i would love to, sir. once i finished that secret project for sam and ruby i was planning to come up with another story. trouble is, all of the ideas/outlines i have been kicking around seem to require quite a lengthy format... :laughing:
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
:laughing: No worries! I've got to finish my pages for Sam and Ruby's project as well. I was thinking maybe we can outline a story starting from the visuals. Like, what would we like to draw? What does those elements suggest to make a story out of them? Lately I was thinking it would be cool to draw deserts (though I did a bunch of those already, maybe another outdoor location like a forest), and if getting good reference photos of American Indians (for the cool costumes), it would be nice to put them in a comic as well.

Maybe our hero is lost in the forests. Someone stole his horse, an Indian comes and tells him a prophecy or something, and this would enable us to have 2 storylines (reality and dream) for both of us to draw? Anyways, we can talk about this later :lmao: ;)
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:iconmadbaumer37:
madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous work!
those rats are really funny too. :)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
:D Thanks brother!
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gangsterart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
drawing very nice
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yerba mate very nice.:)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
thank you, thank you :)
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Just stared at this for a LONGGG time brother=awesome awesome awesome work D!!!!! Hope all is well on your side of Sunset Blvd;P
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Hahaha thanks brother! Everything's alright on this side of Sunset Boulevard, how are things on your side? Mrs. Desmond and the Elephant man say "hi"! :D
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Everythings cool and really busy with alot of deadlines! Stressed to be busy but at least Im not bored-haaaaa!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
;) ;) ;)
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:iconmemoriesofnam:
memoriesofnam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Dude.. the inks! :drool: :drool: :drool: the texture in your work just get's better and better :D.

Great work
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Thanks a lot man! :D
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:icongasteropod:
gasteropod Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
looks great man!
It's got that kind of retro touch I really like in your works!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Thanks a lot my friend! :D
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:iconlamonicana:
Lamonicana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Muy copado, che (comentario agreta)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
El equivalente local de "awesome, dude"? :D
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:iconlamonicana:
Lamonicana Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Quise sentir en carne propia la frialdad de un comentario hecho por obligación; digamos como si fuera el comentario envidioso de una artista mediocre hacia su hermana mas talentosa.
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
jajajaja y esa persona está en dA! (la hermana talentosa no sé si estará...)
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:iconlamonicana:
Lamonicana Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Es un misterio...
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:iconcosmic-rocket-man:
Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looking cool man :)
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Thanks man!
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Great job, particularly with the shoes. Don't quite understand the last frame though.
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Thank you, Sir! The last frame is a close-up of the 3rd character that appears in page 6 panel 4. That will be clear when looking at the colored and lettered pages, though. ;)
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SirGrunt Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
The character with the crazy hair and the cain?
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Yep!
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:iconcluedog:
cluedog Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Pure art. :)
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
=P Thanks, Zac! :)
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It makes me think of what silent black and white movies would have looked like if they had kept making them till the early 1970's. Fantastic work.
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Thanks, Julien! I love black and white movies so much-- many times I thought about getting screen captures from Orson Welles' Touch of Evil, and use those as reference for perspectives and contrast in B&W comics. :ahoy:
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do it, it sounds like the start of a very interesting project.
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:iconn1mp0:
N1MP0 Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Excelente :clap:

:peace:
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Gracias! :bow:
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:iconatomsks:
aTomsks Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
impresionante trabajo! sisisisi!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Graciaaaas! :D
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:iconlaurafs:
LauraFS Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
colored??? noo encuentro que en blanco y negro está genial, el contraste está increíble!
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Muchas gracias! Fue dibujada pensando que iba a quedar en blanco y negro, y la idea del color surgió después :laughing:
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Rubius Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Oh my god.. I'm speechless...!!! :faint:
This is so incredible... :faint: I can't stop staring. :heart:
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
:D Thanks so much, Ruby! :party:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wildly kinetic and beautifully communicated-- Siegel and Schuster as lensed by Fritz Lang-- some of the richest, most skillfully choreographed comics I've ever seen, the result of one inspired choice after another, right down to the use of a brush instead of a pen, and how much more interesting that makes the linework...
:+fav:
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
:faint: Thanks so much, brother! I think I stopped using a pen some 2 years ago, though I love the results a lot of people get inking with a pen. I came to realize that working with a brush is my favorite part of the whole process of doing a page, and with a not-so-small and not-so-big (!) brush one can get very different lines, so for the most part I kind of discarded using stylographs and pen nibs. :P
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I immediately regretted the way I phrased that-- as if a brush would automatically produce more interesting results than a pen-- there are artists who are INFINITELY more interesting with a pen than they would be with a brush; what I meant to say was that, panel by panel I wanted to put my finger on what was so fluid and magical about what you'd done here, and when I got to the artist's comments and saw that you used a brush, I kinda went AH-HA!!! :D It's just clear from the work here that you love working with a brush, and the work shows that, beautifully...
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
:laughing: Nah, I didn't read that like if you meant a brush could produce more interesting results than a pen! :D I like using a brush because I feel it's something that allows for both fluid and "elegant" (!) lines, and you can also get rough texture effects, particularly when the brush is getting dry. But then I look at the works of Guy Davis, who in my mind is one of the more interesting comic artists I could think of, and I guess he works just with a pen, and it looks so cool... [link] :faint: I guess it depends on what everyone wants to achieve, and then I guess the same drawing tool might get different results depending on who uses it. When I was working as an inker, the guy I used to work for would ink his pages with radiographs, and it looked great! As much as I tried getting nice lines with it, the results were always so static... :laughing:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
When I was a teenager, I was so concerned with what constituted "camera ready art" that I didn't dare use a ballpoint pen, I used a crowquill, and then a rapidograph-- I didn't start trying to use a brush to do things like outlining a figure [link] until (VERY) recently... :faint: I wonder what Moebius uses? I know Robert Crumb is a rapidograph guy...
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
He uses a pen (nib? I realize I'm not sure what the difference is... so everytime I wrote "pen" I meant something like this [link] ), and then he outlines the figures and adds big black areas with the same brush. A BIG brush that he manages to use in a way that also allows him to do very thin lines. :faint: By the way, I'm saying this because I saw a video on you tube once :laughing: Someone was interviewing him at his studio, and his whole process was shown. He also did the lettering on the same page he was drawing, also with the pen/nib. I remember the pencils were pretty loose and a bit rough, but I guess they were just a guide for the inking, which in the video was done so quickly and so confidently...
Did you like working with a brush when you tried it or do you like it better working with a rapidograph?
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SRaffa Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
:icongrineagerplz:I'm definitely going to chase down that youtube video...
I loved working with this particular brush-- it's a Windsor Newton series 7, and worth every expensive penny, given the way it holds its shape and springs back to a point... :faint:
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Man... one of the things I had been wanting to read for years was this: [link] "Larry Dempsey's Comic Book Inking Survey" :rofl: But I was never able to find it as the author took it away from the web... :no: Anyways, I've always been interested in knowing what people uses to ink, and what I've read from many interviews with comic artists is that a whole lot of them use that same brush you have used: Windsor Newton series 7 # 2 :faint:

I had find a terrific site where a guy interviews inkers about their methods... I think I had bookmarked it, but I can't find... I will look for it through google and send you a link if I can find it! :D
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Agree totally with zenatz=This work is great man=Totally mindblowing..!
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Thanks Daaaave!!! :D
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