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SWORN SWORD COVER by leinilyu SWORN SWORD COVER by leinilyu
Cover for DABEL BROTHERS' THE SWORN SWORD.

another warm background cover but this time they preferred it over the cool bg...

This is not as gritty as my usual covers as I'm trying to match the interior artist's clean style...

real colorists can definitely do a better job but I need the
practice so I have to do this from time to time....

from this day forward, I will never layout on the actual page anymore... I realize sketching on a small paper, scanning, blowing it up and printing is pretty darn helpful...:)

Hope you guys pick this one up!
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:iconanthonywong33:
anthonywong33 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love dunk and egg!
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:iconcareahhh:
careahhh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
First time I am seeing your work and it has it's own feel to it (original). I love it! Keep up the strive to be a clean artist style?
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:iconmrdamron:
mrdamron Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Love your work Leinel. This one is marvelous!
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Wonderful work (with the coloring too!) :nod:.
Thank you for sharing :clap:.
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:iconpetarmkd:
PetarMKD Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... i like that broken armor :D probably coz the muscules :D
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:icongraphicnaitsirch:
GraphicNaitsirch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
wow! dark ages......
fine colors and details....
astig sir...... :horns:
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:iconpietroigor:
Pietroigor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Hooray for Sir Duncan the Tall!!!
^^
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:iconken-davis:
Ken-Davis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Coolness, I have never seen this cover before!
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:iconmkorey:
MKorey Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have the comic book and your variant cover is there, at the end. You did an awesome work here.

BTW, Duncan the Tall is the best ;)
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:iconqbenk:
qbenk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
i love all of ur artwork...very cool... :love: also inspired me... :giggle:
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:icondr-blindsy:
Dr-Blindsy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Holy asscrackers batman. Amazing!
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:iconvasthor:
Vasthor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
acho que achei a imagem pro meu proximo personagem knight hehehehe
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:icongreerhart:
GreerHart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
In regards to the print i sent for this man just disregard that. I clicked it by accident, i was trying to enlarge the image but pressed the print button. Brilliant image though
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:iconoburets:
Oburets Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
totally cool work!
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
S';pretty cool, but I don't know of any armor that sticks to the skin the way it's doing on the arm there.
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:icontaskmaster09:
Taskmaster09 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Wow! Excellent work!!! I'll have to pick this series up next time I'm at the comic shop.
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:iconzeothanimus:
ZeothAnimus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
Nice drawing, (fiction opinion) his face clearly reflects what's to come on his journey.
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:iconfumblequill:
fumblequill Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved Hedge Knight!
Great stuff!!
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:iconeluveitie:
Eluveitie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
hm ... this guy is on foot ... and since when is lance used while moving and fighting on foot? :P ...
nice design.
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:iconbubera:
bubera Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
this amazing,superb work :)
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:iconbubera:
bubera Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
superb work,
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:iconbubera:
bubera Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
this's amazing,good work[link]
Love
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:iconmyker:
Myker Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
I can't let this find just pass by!
This pose, and the drawing in itself is just too perfect
IT really deserves a fave
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:icondasete:
dasete Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
con q pintaste?
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:iconmjdirewolf:
MJDirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I just bought that comic yesterday b/c of your variant cover. Didn't realize till I got home that It was a cover from someone from my Deviant list lol. I love it!
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:iconbubera:
bubera Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Great job!
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:icononigashi:
onigashi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
:+fav: great work man! great work!
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:iconsenseifer:
senseifer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
great picture. I love character expression, and amazing colors
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Should scale armor cling like that, espescially the torn part?
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:iconwerder:
werder Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Walang kasing lupet master idol!
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:iconspyasus:
spyasus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
so great!
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congrats~
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:iconlordhannu:
LordHannu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the coloring on the chainmail is super i love it. when i saw the smal previews picture the chainmail looked so shiney and cool.
and also a fan of knights. and fantsy stuff. liked this one specialy becouse its more closer to traditional knights. and no super fantasy knight.
anyway thumbs up! =)
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:iconbandit-revolver:
bandit-revolver Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Wow-wow-weeoh.

Unusually clean lines! Still great work!
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:iconsakanami:
Sakanami Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007   General Artist
Worthy of a billion favorites. Line art as always is impressive and the coloring just makes me melt with awe... Galing! :)
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:iconleandrogarel:
LeandroGarel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Charge!
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:iconleinilyu:
leinilyu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
I really appreciate it guys!
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:iconsilviodb:
SilviodB Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! excellent colors! You rox man!!
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:iconshadowgrail:
Shadowgrail Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
great design man..
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:iconboysoltero:
boysoltero Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
galeng mo Nil!

But then, cguro sawa ka na sa mga comments na ganito! Hehe.

Regardless, here's hoping you NEVER stop drawing!:)
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:iconjustabill:
JustaBill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
As always, it's the Shzzzt!I don't care if it pops out or not, it's seems to me like it's more about the entire subject. The character is on a battlefield and I get the feel he's is ready for hell.and that muted BG blended into the foreground...is you Yu. Bad ass!...I'd say something in Tagalog but my friend only teach me the bad words. Can't wait for your poster of New Avengers and I maybe you'll be at wondercon.
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:iconwolverine76:
WOLVERINE76 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work and color for this one my idol!!! it complements the drawing and the emotion of the character. amazing!!
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:iconfernando-fraga:
Fernando-Fraga Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
incredible , looks really cool, i love the shield
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:iconserendipitybydesign:
SerendipityByDesign Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist
I really like this piece. The head and face really sell it.

do you read the book or excerpt before you create a cover like this? Or do they lay out a concept/feel they want and you run with it and then come back to them with you proposals?
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stompboxxx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lufet mo talaga pre :)
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:iconcemvural:
CemVural Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Wow ! Mr. Leinil I really in a great shock ! What a skill ... .:worship:
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:iconoptichouse:
optichouse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awesome!

... no disrespect to the colorist who's coloring your New Avengers work, but as a fan, I like this look better. Able to see the details of your linework more. Great piece.
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:iconmeesimo:
Meesimo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Cool to see you tackle this kind of character!
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:iconeugeneperezjr:
EugenePerezJr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ang Galing!
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:iconshmeeizer:
Shmeeizer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, It really differs from your usual style, hope to see more of art like this!
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:iconnizbene-eloc:
nizbene-eloc Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lufeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! hehe. ^_^ nice job!
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