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comicgate #7: wenn die welt untergeht... by kopfstoff comicgate #7: wenn die welt untergeht... by kopfstoff
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! prints available here - [link]
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"when the world comes to an end"... i am so glad to announce the finished cover art for the seventh "comicgate" ( [link] ) print edition. the idea for the final version was simple: what if it's true and the world will end in 2012 - even if it is exposed as false and just another scare story, what if it'll happen just in time... took a while to finish! yeah, skeletons are detailed and yeah, it was kinda hard to get the right look for them: not to clean, but also not overlayed with too much flesh and clothes. how to give them enough expressions without offering a mouth or eyebrows, what's the best compromise between too much hair and pure baldness. i wanted to catch that moment of the unstoppable strike that hit humanity in the blink of an eye, but also get the impression of an old group photo. i hope i managed to accomplish these goals and that you like the outcome.

the seventh "comicgate" print magazine will be available first of all on the 15th "comic-salon" ( [link] ) in erlangen, germany (premiere: june 7th - june 10th). later on it'll be also available for purchase everywhere else (i'll post the amazon-link here).
you can check out a small extract here -> [link]

be aware: i will be in erlangen from june 8th - june 9th to sign the cover and exclusive poster prints (size: a2 and a3 without the comicgate-logo), you can find me on stage 32 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.! i'll hope to see you there. :)

love goes out to the comicgate-team - thanks again!

for a detailshot, wips, sketches, the final print version and more information visit my blog (www.kopfstoff.blogspot.com)

-> [link]
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:iconguzzardi:
Guzzardi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Oh my goodness, this is simply stunning! Your colour palette in this piece is beautiful and atmospheric.
Truly amazing artwork :)
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kopfstoff Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
thank you! :D took some time to get the colours how i wanted them, especially since it got printed as a cover and a poster: i had to edit it so often for that to get the end-result the way the client was happy with.

glad you like it! :)
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:icongetaro:
Getaro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Expressive!
Didn't know skulls could make so many "faces", hah, very well done!
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:iconkopfstoff:
kopfstoff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
hehe, thanks! my girlfriend even tried to make out which one of them was a women and which one a man before the apocalypse... she got almost everyone correct. :D
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:icongetaro:
Getaro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should draw dead people more often, they got character =D
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:iconkopfstoff:
kopfstoff Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
hehe, thanks! well, maybe i will when i find the time again. :)
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:icongetaro:
Getaro Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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keixayaka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it kinda looks like a panel from `alexiuss's webcomic. Only in his it's a birthday party. :) But I like it.
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kopfstoff Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
yeah, i know alexiuss's art, it's really awesome! the chosen subject of "skeletons in celebratory mood" with some hats on isn't that new ( [link] [link] [link] [link] ) but it's true: he also inspired me for this. i'm pleased to hear that you enjoy it. :)
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keixayaka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah. Is that so? It was in his work I first saw that "skeletons with hats". I guess I don't do that much surfing.:D
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kopfstoff Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
yeah, "skeletons with (party) hats" are nothing out of the ordinary, ask google ( [link] ). ;) but as mentioned previously, alexiuss really inspired me for this piece, too. :)
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keixayaka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Google knows all.:XD:
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Sayon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I like the whole scene and the small details like the party hats on the skeletons. The city in the background is so detailed, even when fading :heart:
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kopfstoff Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
thank you! yeah, there are a lot of small things going on, like the clock, the "good wishes board", the hats, the clothes, the city with buses and destroyed buildings... at first there was less contrast between fore- and background, but i had to adjust the "fog level". so that's mainly why the city is that detailed. ;)

glad you like it! :)
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Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very awesome, especially all the details
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kopfstoff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
glad you like it. :)
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