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REMAKE: The Shadow 2011 by PaulSizer REMAKE: The Shadow 2011 by PaulSizer
This week's NEO PULP REMAKE/REMODEL from Warren Ellis.
INSTRUCTIONS:

THE GREEN HORNET looks like it's going to do okay at the cinema. You have the rights to THE SHADOW.

(black slouch hat, red scarf, long black coat or cape, black suit, two matched .45 automatic handguns, fire opal ring on one finger, fought crime, could "cloud men's minds", laughed creepily while gunning bastards down, read around, you'll find all the stuff)

So you're going to create a one-sheet showing your conception of the character, in order to sell it to a studio.

This is Hollyweird, in 2011. You're thinking: why does the Shadow have to be a man? Why does the Shadow even have to be white? Why does it have to be a cape? It just has to be the essence of "strange person who learned weird fighting techniques from Tibetan spooks before returning to America to fill criminals with bullets, spookily."

So what you're drawing or photographing is your conception of The Shadow for film, as a fake movie poster or a character sheet.

That's it. You have one week. Begin.


Wanted to have this one be type driven, with the illustration really emerging from the very solid type forms. My back story is that this Shadow can actually travel through the shadows and appear anywhere a shadow falls. Kind of an interdimensional doorway, so to speak.

Pencils/Inks:MangaStudio EX 3.0
Type: Freehand MX
Colors/FX: PhotoShop CS2
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:iconsaberwriter:
Saberwriter Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I'm hearing the old radio serial opening as I look at this. I think you nailed it, sir!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"What EVIL...lurks in the hearts of men.....the SHADOW knows...."
Thanks!
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:iconsaberwriter:
Saberwriter Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Any chance of Harriet Vincent (just kidding!)
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men.... well, it's probably the person who bullet in those same hearts. Very nice rendition. I haven't seen anything pertaining to the Shadow in a long time.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you dig it!
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waii-neko-shojo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I think my favourite part of this is the tagline. It's really snappy. But I'm totally digging her outfit too. Man, I'd so watch this movie; we could use more superhero movies with a badass woman as the main characters.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Right on! And thanks for the good words, glad you like it!
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Hot! as always I really really enjoy what you do with typography in general. That reminds me, you should check out my friends in Angelspit's new video, it uses typography in a really interesting way I haven't seen in many videos! [link]
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That was incredibly cool, really well done. I just finished up a bunch of work for your buddies in Defence Mechanism, including a short comic of their adventures, and a design for a big prop for their live show. As soon as they let me, I want to show everyone!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
very cool!
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:iconneville6000:
Neville6000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture as usual, Paul. BTW, what's her name,and what's her story, and what are her powers?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't figured out all those details yet.
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:iconneville6000:
Neville6000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay. Where is the website where this remake is being done?
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconneville6000:
Neville6000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. And I love the interdimentional doorways idea-it reminds my of Ramona Flower's subspace doorway idea from Scott Pilgrim!:)
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:iconswfan1977:
SWFan1977 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
The idea of a gun toting Asian girl in the Shadow outfit appeals to me WAAAAAAYYYYY more than Seth Rogen as the Hornet.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, give Seth a break, he worked really hard to be the Hornet! : )
Thanks!
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:iconswfan1977:
SWFan1977 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
You're welcome, still like your idea better!
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:iconbeatific-design:
Beatific-Design Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Cool, looks great.
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:iconlordilpilazzo:
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing concept! Great new look for a fantastic character. Bravo
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much!
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:iconlordilpilazzo:
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:handshake: Most welcome
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:iconmikemahle:
MikeMahle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome love it!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thanks!
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
On one hand, that's an AWESOME looking piece.

On the other hand--SON OF A BITCH I HAD THAT IDEA TOO. Damn you and such. (:P)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Remember; channel your rage at me into your own work!
: )
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:icondarkknightjrk:
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well, if my version of The Shadow has a .45 Automatic to the temple of an bald white guy, you'll know why. :P
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Understood.
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