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X-men 57 recreation by ShawnVanBriesen
X-men 57 recreation
My take on Werner Roth's Uncanny X-men #57 splash page.

This is brush and ink on 11 x 17 Bristol board.  Inked with a #2 Raphael 8404 Martre Kolinksy brush.

If you are interested in your own commission private message me.
Curse of the Demon Commission by ShawnVanBriesen
Curse of the Demon Commission
My last Commission of 2014. Task Force X: The Suicide Squad takes on the evil Dr. Julian Karswell and his runic symbol summoned demon.

After establishing his signature style with such moody classics as Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie, Jacques Tourneur returned to peak form with the first-rate supernatural thriller Curse of the Demon. It's a horror-noir set in England, adapted from the M.R. James story "Casting the Runes" and built around the ominous notion that black arts--particularly the use of ancient runic symbols--can summon a deadly beast from hell. Dana Andrews is the stubborn American skeptic, determined to debunk a genteel occultist (Niall MacGinnis) whose evil powers are ultimately incontestable. The briefly seen demon may be cheesy by latter-day standards, but its nightmarish appearance--and Tourneur's masterful use of subtle suggestion, threatening atmosphere, and eerie special effects--make Curse of the Demon one of the best horror films of the 1950s. The slightly longer British version Night of the Demon for film-buff comparison; it's essentially the same film with a few extended scenes. . --Jeff Shannon
Princess Pam Preflight by ShawnVanBriesen
Princess Pam Preflight
In Alien Worlds #4, Pacific Comics, September 1983 -I was introduced to Princess Pam via Bruce Jones and Dave Stevens. This is 'Princess Pam Preflight' with her faithful side-kick CYNX just before her fatal mission.

This is brush and ink on 11 x 17 Bristol board.  Inked with a #2 Raphael 8404 Martre Kolinksy brush.

If you are interested in your own commission private message me.
Robert Mcginns Artist Study by ShawnVanBriesen
Robert Mcginns Artist Study
This is an exercise I do regularly. I redraw something by an artist I like as a way to see how they solve problems in their work. I generally have a few of these laying around the studio. It's a good way to get warmed up for inking.

This is a paperback cover by one of my favorite artists: Robert McGinnis…

I did this 11 x 17 on Bristol board, I inked it with a Raphael Martre Kolinksy 8404 #2 brush.

This a new comic that I have a story in. It's done very much in the style of the Warren magazines horror line Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella.
Get your copy hereThe Scream Queen By Shawnvanbriesen-d6ppbms by ShawnVanBriesenCreeps1-Cover-580x773 by ShawnVanBriesen

You can also read a review of it here:…


Shawn Van Briesen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Commercial artist, animator, actor, (occasionally...or rather, recently) art director or production designer on film and TV productions. Lately, I've started drawing comic books again (haven't done so since 1999).

Mostly living in Minnesota and damning the inability to surf here. Well, you can surf here...but... not well. Just ask 3/4 of my children....or anybody that has actually surfed in the ocean. Surfing sucks here...moving on, now.

Current Residence: Gallifrey Adjacent
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 16
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic
Favourite photographer: Helmut Newton
Favourite style of art: Oil Painting
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Skin of choice: Lily White
Favourite cartoon character: Pepe lePew
Personal Quote: I wish the lawn was emo, so it would cut itself.


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ulltraz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!Huggle! Airborne 
sturkwurk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Zackis23 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D
fedex32 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanx for the fav! :star::star:
Rapsag Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
DjDontTouchTheTrim Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   General Artist
Bunny Emoji-26 (Teehee) [V2] Bunny Emoji-21 (Huggy) [V1] Bunny Emoji-24 (Wave Kiss) [V2] 

Thank you for all the love and
Thanks for the Watch 
I really appreciate it. Love 
CelestialJinx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014   Filmographer
Thank you for the :+fav:
ShawnVanBriesen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. It's a great piece. Love the composition.
ArienSmith Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav on this piece!
The TARDIS in Gallifrey by Sydney-Smith
I hope you take a look and enjoy the rest of my gallery too. :) (Smile)
Rapsag Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
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