The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

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The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:17 pm

This thread will feature the comic art of Andrew W. Rowland aka Horsenhero...once I figure how to upload pics. I just wanted to get this prepped in advance.

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Post by Horsenhero » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:27 pm

Cover treatment featuring Steel Wolf, Valiant and Apophis. Steel Wolf is copyright of Eric N. Bennett. Valiant & Apophis are created by and copyrights of Andrew W. Rowland
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Post by Horsenhero » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:35 pm

A quick story featuring the "Empyrean Command". The Empyrean Command is a hero team consisting of Steel Wolf, Ravensong, Auren, Valiant & others not featured here. In this story: Steel Wolf, Ravensong & Auren are created by and copyrights of Eric N. Bennett. Valiant, Showstopper, Hand of Glory and Apophis are created by and copyrights of Andrew W. Rowland. The Empyrean Command is jointly copyrighted by Eric N. Bennett and Andrew W. Rowland.
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Post by Horsenhero » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:46 pm

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Post by Horsenhero » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:56 pm

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A trio of Valiant cover treatments. Valiant, Synthetik, Aldebaran the Planetary Man and Outkaste the Annihilator are created by and copyright of Andrew W. Rowland. "Valiant" logo designed by Eric N. Bennett. Cover treatments by Eric N. Bennett.

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Post by Psistrike » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:51 pm

Some epic pieces of artwork and storyboards for the full comic pages. Very interesting characters to be able to work with.

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Post by Horsenhero » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:19 am

Psistrike wrote:Some epic pieces of artwork and storyboards for the full comic pages. Very interesting characters to be able to work with.
Thanks! I have a fairly developed portfolio of characters, plus many of my fellow creators on DA have trusted me with their characters from time to time. Eric is probably my most frequent collaborator because his graphic skills help cover for my lack of skill with lettering, logos and other graphic effects. Hopefully I'll be able to post to this thread regularly enough to show off some of these collaborative efforts.

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Post by Jabroniville » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:44 am

Nice! Sequential art is a BITCH to get right, and you do the trick. Solid character designs, and unlike many artists- the ability to draw hands!

Also, it's GREAT to see you on the new forums, Horsenhero! The more of the "cool" posters we get, the better. We can make this place just like the old one.

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Re: The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:22 am

Yeah, I'm here to do what damage I can (within the ToS). Seriously though, I expect to get an early ban from RA, since I let them know I'd seen the original messages and supported BGIII and thought shutting RA down is for the best.

Plus, I got to be the first thread started in the art forum. Woo hoo!

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Re: The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:29 pm

Next up, the only 4 pages of a story that died during editing and rewrites. Still, more lovely lettering by Eric N. Bennett, so I have to show off what's actually there.
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Post by Ken » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:32 am

I miss seeing nice, clean art like this in new comics. Your stuff looks great, HH.
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Re: The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:23 am

Thanks Ken! My art tends to be pretty old school...actual pen to paper before scanning and digital effects. I'm not very inspired by a lot of the newer styles out there. My personal idols are guys like Wally Wood, Dave Cockrum, John & Sal Buscema, Gil Kane, etc.

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Post by Ken » Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:57 pm

It shows, and it's awesome.

I love the "Kirby-crackle" energy effects on Valiant. I have to think that those are a female-dog to actually do.
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Re: The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:32 pm

Ken wrote:It shows, and it's awesome.

I love the "Kirby-crackle" energy effects on Valiant. I have to think that those are a female-dog to actually do.
Yeah...after a couple panels of Kirby-dots, my respect for Jack jumped about ten fold.

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Re: The (Mostly) Comic Art of AWRowland

Post by Horsenhero » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:46 pm

Another pic of Valiant, with supporting cast members Sundown and Outkaste the Annihilator.
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