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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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