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Cover for Jay Company's Variant issue #1 of Mercy Thompson published by Dabel Bros.

Lines by Eric Basaldua :iconebas:

Colors by me.

this one was like a dream really, when eric said he was going home to draw this one night i was so jealous thinking somebody else would get to color an ebas cover with wolves (my favorite animal)

when i started this (flatting it myself) i was really pumped about it, and promptly jumped right in to it feet first.

one thing about jumping into a cover is when you go in only with half your heart you might end up coming back out of it a little before you are done, but you stay safe in knowing you wont be over-thinking anything. but when you jump in feet first, you fall into it and can have your heart broken, much like love in fact.

i had my heart broken, as this didn't exactly turn out as i wanted. i guess in the end i'd wished the sunshine was someplace else.
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arkadyoflorien Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really love those books and you did a great job in reproducing her and her pack.
taozhong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
try it out for yourself
Rogue98 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student
Seriously there is nothing wrong with this, that is one hot wolf girl
Shizuia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice hairstyle =D
Therium00 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Ocelotkitten88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
O_O Teach me oh great one! For you are made of amazing!! But seriously your art is truly awesome. I hope I can be as good as you someday.
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Stunning work, so gorgeous!
crazyeazi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
love this and im a mercy fan. freakin' A!
RunningAddict Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
I've read the books and I really like this rendition of Mercy.
NixKat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely, though I'm sure that if Mercy saw it she might smack some one upside the head with a wrench.
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
Balambao Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your effing joking with us! We don't know that it did not turn out perfectly for you... It turned out perfectly for us even though it did not for you.

I have this book btw =) I looked at it in the shop and fell in love with the colors and line work.
pink-robotz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture!
HelloHayleyHello Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. You did an amazing job. The colors are PERFECT! Now I feel the need to go read all the Mercy books (for the 100th time!)
lukeschwingen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
i love the detail of the wolfs its awsome
uzukitty18 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you did an amazing job with the colors on this absolutely beautiful
Atrebor91 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Artist
woah! :D (i love wolves)
JYudith Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Beautiful ! I love your Mercy ;)
Cyberzonion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Truly amazing work.
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Dear Bakanekonei
Your Fantastic work is featured in
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become ART-PORTRAITS's member you are welcome!!! ...:heart:
JulietWhiskey-Photos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't know they did a comic series off the book series...very cool :)
DHinking Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Digital Artist
great work, just amazing
Aoiless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
nice :D
foxery-sane Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
its beautuful! i love the series and i think you did beautifully :3
karena19 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay so i think u should stop cause you know this looks fantastic.......
FINALFLASH657 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Ohh myy gawwd... How lovely! =)
pinguinkaiserin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
trader-jason Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Next Comic Con Seattle, have this one. It's a done deal for my purchasing it!

I know you're beating yourself up on bits of it, but I really do think it's well done.
Great team effort! :teamwork:
MOSSAD1982 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Nice work. ))
KAINBANE Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Awesome..i love the wolves!!
Windego Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude.... just... dude... this is freakin awesome! Makes me so glad I decided to reread them!
CraigG Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just love this and all your work. I wish I could be just a fraction of the colorist you are! You have to come up with some type of video or written tutorial for people who struggle with coloring like me.
Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LoVe it!
TOxXiC-mOoGlEtTe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I'm drawing one a lot like this one... actually This is more of my inspiration lol. It's the same person just different clothing. My Fiancee loved this picture and he wanted me to draw it in pen but with a little variation in the clothing. I'm no where near as good as you or Eric but I strive to be as good as both of you when I get older :) and I hope you will like to see my version of her and give me some advice on how to be a little better because critiques always help :) PLEASE AND TAHNK YOU!!!!
martyac88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I just finished to read the book and this pic is awesome!!!! :love:
Rebekah93 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
This is one of my fav book series. Love this pic. :)
I love Mercy Thompson and your cover is purely and amazingly amazing XD It fits perfectly with the story and the character herself!
Tenerlo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
RedDolch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How can you be broken about this. It is stunning, I love the way the sun plays off her hair. You did an Amazing job on the color. I'm also a big fan of the Mercy Thompson novels, you have definately done her justice.
Tank2302 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
OMG this is amazing any chance i can use this print or just the penciled version for a tat???
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
you bet you can :)
Tank2302 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
haha THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU this thing is gonna look awesome.
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Shi-girl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love the Mercy Thomson Series! A new book came out a couple months a go and I haven't been able to read it. I feel so bad.
Art very good, luv the tat.
I-Warner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist
xMissxSunshine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
I love this. Mercy Thompson is a total badass and the way you drew her makes her look more like the image I had in my head when I read the books. <3
Adler-Man Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
:jawdrop: this looks absolutely amazing.
TLS10 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010   Digital Artist
As an artist my self, I know what you mean about jumping into somthing feet first. Sometimes we get a little over excited about a piece. But over all the piece still turned out AWESOME.
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