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VAMPIRELLA- Ackerman Tribute by JoeJusko VAMPIRELLA- Ackerman Tribute by JoeJusko
Yay, DONE! The background is completed and all the elements are tweaked and brought together. Of note is the one red rose. The client originally requested having Forrest Ackerman's hand rising out of the grave and affectionately caressing Vampi's leg. Ackerman, as I may have noted in another post was the original creator of the character in 1969. Since he WAS a real person it seemed a bit irreverent to do that so I suggested having a single red rose rise from the weeds where his heart would lie beneath. Seems a bit more 'gothic romance' and a lot less ghoulish.

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ART-APPRECIATION-351 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant
ONE OF MY FAVORITES FROM YOUR "VAMPIRELLA" SERIES !
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Krispy2182 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Wow, this is fantastic :)
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GregLakowske Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Incredible
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atdoodle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful work as usual...you're such a machine...so much jaw dropping traditional paintings. Another sexy lady...mmm
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Lovely!
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BigLoader69 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Very Fantastic!
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:iconghea01:
ghea01 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing.....
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:iconrunninkool:
runninkool Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wowww!!
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   General Artist
wow..

so gorgeous!

very beautiful rich colours used , and her skin ... it's so perfect and looks real
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
:salute:
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serhanyenilmez Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Something got me on this one. The face has a different look than the stereotype Vampi. Maybe your realistic approach with creases around her mouth makes me feel that way.
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fabiojansen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great piece, master
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:iconfabiojansen:
fabiojansen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
great piece, master
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70R4N Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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ProfessorHooligan Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very much in the style of that period, and well done, too!
The rose is more respectful, almost whimsical. A skeletal hand would've been a tad more macabre than needed.
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ZiiZii-RocK Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, it was awesome to follow all this steps till finished work... great!! :clap:
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Awesome work here
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yarro Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Awesome. Fantastic coloring. The skin and hair are just super.
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westernman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
That's the way Vampirella is supposed to look! Outstanding!
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John-Farnum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Beautiful and very fitting! Amazing as usual, Joe!
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waltprez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
a masterpiece!
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
One more time a great image by you!!
Thanks for posting all the process!!
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Shulkie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
This is a very fitting tribute and classy thought to the creator of Vampi.
I'm sure he would've loved it.
Great job, Joe. Another fav. to save.:handshake:
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Typhoonty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
wow great job, perfect shape.
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:iconcrystal-lj:
Crystal-LJ Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
stunning job!
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:iconmjp-70:
MjP-70 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Amazing work!
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
:-)
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DancingCorpse1000 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing. I love the rose. It draws my eyes right to it. After the girl of course. (: This is awesome! <3
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twistedmentality Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing work, awesome tribute !
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gWebber Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Awesome job Joe, I think he would have liked it a lot.
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spacecowboy76 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work Joe! It was neat watching it all come together. :D
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I very much enjoyed watching your process on this. It's superb!
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leodark Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work Mr. Jusko!!!
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Kamulos-the-king Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Incredible, and the face is so realistic. Thank you so much...
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jedi-gert Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as always Joe. You inspire me to work harder every time I pick up a pencil.
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BNG Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Im sure Forry would really love this. A great tribute to a wonderful, kind and generous man. He is missed. The rose was an excellent choice.
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:dance:
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Fairchild12 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
gorgeous!! i love the bg and i think the rose is a nice touch. :) :)
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shutendogi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Great work! A pleasure to interact in the web with one of my inspirations. When I was young, here in Spain, there were normal drawn covers in the comics, and also other kind of covers, painted, wich add another dimension to the genre. Few as good as yours, and it only gets better with age.
Is curious the case of Vampirella: I think there are more illustrations than pages. Well, OK with me. Great work again.
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El-Jay-in-da-house Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Another awesome Vampirella piece! This is s commission?
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rimshotgraphix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
n i c e ! love the color and handling of the background elements..
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Yet another perfect tribute to both Vampi as well as to the medium of traditional paint!!

Warmest congratulations Joe. Its always a treat to have your work (and process) featured in my inbox. Many thanks as always.. :D
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Saintshobhit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful...i like her expression !
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:iconcoreybyas:
CoreyByas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
I kept seeing WIP & thought I can't wait to see it finished......it was worth the wait.
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Joe Jusko: Modern Master.
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U1trawoman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Tastefully done.
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kit1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It turned out really well. :D
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DionicioTerrones Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
An awesome tribute!
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning. :drool:
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dilutral Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome as always...
U are the man!
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