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American Vampire Pencils by jimlee00 American Vampire Pencils by jimlee00
Pencils I did for Vertigo book called American Vampire. Scanned the pencils into Photoshop then overlayed with watercolor paper texture and then did some digital coloring and painting work on it.
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:icongregvega:
gregvega Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Artist
Big fan. GREAT AS ALWAYS!
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:iconsurfman337:
surfman337 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love your works! :)
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Caardvark Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
God this is amazing

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:iconjohncastelhano:
johncastelhano Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic Lee!
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Shootingstarphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic as is somewhat expected of you of course I love the look and style of american vampire and these pencils are well up to your usual great standard.
The faces are my favourite part of this.


Would love to try an ink of this some time (err if that is okay)
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Zebulun5 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Frickin awesome American Vampire is the stuff! I shoulda knew when I saw this that you drew it, Pearl and Skinner look so dope! Mad props!
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Great art pic I want read that book
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Man,you are among the artists whose sketches delight me the most.Your pencil works are always very inspiring and straight to the point so to say.
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:iconlordharrington:
LordHarrington Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Once I saw this in the back of the book, in the covers section, I instantly fell in love with it.
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:iconrochadesigner:
rochadesigner Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
lokura mano
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:iconthe-fractured-ones:
the-fractured-ones Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
On a website you are said to be the best comic book artist of 2011 O . O I'm thinking I believe it.
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funkpod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist
wow. i can't wait to show some of these to my sons!
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:iconkickasszombie:
Kickasszombie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Sick piece
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:iconadilshahkhan:
AdilShahKhan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
nice penciling..
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alufblufunk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome peice,must have missed this one:D
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:iconfujico:
fujico Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the detail on Skinner Sweet! All your work is phenomenal!
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:iconramstudios1:
ramstudios1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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XanderXero Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
no thing beats Jim Lee. NOTHING.
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Asiri57 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
This is Amazing, Jim...
I like the close-to-nature textures...
When you do them it looks very beautiful...
I wonder how would you feel about Manga Studio and ARTRAGE....
Both are close to real.. and quite flexible...

All the best..
Atula
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Dark5595 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I wish to see his version of the American Vampire!
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:iconchclaudino:
chclaudino Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
the pencil is fantastic!
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:iconcajun884:
cajun884 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Shit...! i absolutely love this!!! great detail and cool lines...
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:icondutragideon:
DutraGideon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I wish I could pencil like you!
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:iconfrisbeegod:
Frisbeegod Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
such an incredible piece!!!!! ...a friend of mine had challenged me to ink this...so i did my best: [link]
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Saaaaweet. Nice work Mr Jim!
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mckenzeybeshears Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
i remember picking up a comic shop news paper and seeing this picture. immediately started reading the article after i realized the art was by you! never had i read about a story idea like this before, so i picked up the first issue. i was disappointed to find out the inside art wasnt by you, but still pleasantly surprised about the artists work, so i kept collecting the issues. suffice to say, i am a huge huge fan of the american vampire series and wait impatiently for each issue. my question though is- are you ever gonna draw any inside art for this series?

ps wild cats was the shit and grifter is a bad ass!!! and your take on batman kept him alive in my eyes

keep up the amazing work!!!!
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gforrydesign Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey, Jim…

Although your strengths have been more traditionally in that classic, crisp clean sort of style (like in X-Men, WildCATs, Superman, etc.) I always thought you had something extra special and different when you started Deathblow. You tried out a darker, earthier style which I kinda liked for you….it seemed like you were challenging yourself and the audience a little more with that.

Anyway… this sketch reminds me of that great Deathblow experiment. I really like this one. I'd love to see you do some non-superhero type stuff, like a run on a Vertigo title. Instead of the typical "run-and-gun" style you've been most used to…I'm eager to see you handle something more like film noir or supernatural…but in a more measured, suspenseful pace. Something "Dark Tower-esque" perhaps…?

PS…. I'd love to see someone like Mark Texiera or Klaus Janson or Bill Sienkowicz (I KNOW that's probably spelled wrong! lol) ink your work sometime…just to see what a loose/organic inker would bring to your art. I think it'd be fun!
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MaxiAntonio Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice sketch!!!
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leroysquab Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Saw this in a collection of your work in a book recently and just stopped at this image to admire for a while. Excellent!
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TOPcat831 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Luv your work .....
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:icontuntole:
tuntole Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
an avid fan ever since your hey days back where comics really meant something...
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:icondrunk01:
Drunk01 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
amazing.!!!
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PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work Jim!
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lalitkr007 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional
hi jim. please upload more of of your works. especially pencils and rough layouts which we don't get to see anywhere else
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McHaelTheGreat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
absolutely narly
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reydelfenix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student
Cool cover.
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artofsw Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow thats so cool!
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:iconcerebraleye:
cerebraleye Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice Jim! I like the composition, simple and effective. The darkened face works very well on this piece on the vampire cowboy.
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DaColdOne Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
okay...how did I miss this one?
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Howler36 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
All Hail Jim!!! My Mentor!
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:iconjoraz007:
joraz007 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
love the loose style...
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
this is really awesome! :nod:
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:iconfspider:
FSPIDER Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Hi Mr Jim this is very nice you know!
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gangsterart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
jim.. You are legend..
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dtran Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Those pencils are just out right badass!
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DarkNightGlow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow cool pencils I appreciate the artsitic look oyu give with those lines, You make me love the comic world. Thanks
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eyeimagined Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
love your work.
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adamarachdian Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like the pencil scratches :wow:
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