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Joker by SpaciousInterior Joker by SpaciousInterior
Watercolor painting I did of the Joker. This was the first published work I ever did for DC that was actually mine and not just ghostwork for other artists. But hey, I guess you gotta' start somewhere.
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TheYuanTwins Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!  It captures the Joker's essence perfectly.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Scary and you so luckly to work for dc he looks so twisted
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Well... i've only done a few things for DC.  I'm a freelancer so i end up working with anyone who enjoys my work.
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TheArchitect112 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude this is very nice work. This is what Joker would look like if Batman killed him.
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Thanks.  But ya' know.... I would imagine Joker wouldn't mind this kinda' beating if it only managed to frustrate Batman.  He's a dick that way.  lol
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Wow I love this! This has got to be one of the most original Joker concepts I've ever seen. Bravo. 
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind words.  It's currently on display with some of my other pieces at Metropils Art Gallery.  The exhibit opens on August 2nd.  Very excited.
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SpikeJones67 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Right on! Good luck with that, I hope yousell some pieces, or at least some prints! 
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rafill87 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Awesome Painting!
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Mdstudio66 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Awesome piece! Had the pleasure of chatting with you on Saturday at the VA Comiccon. Really admire your use of watercolor and the results.

Especially loved this Joker and the pointing Spiderman you had in your book.

Lots of kudos man.
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Everybody had a blast at that show. it was a good one. Many thanks, my friend.
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moshrocker Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heh heh, pretty cool.
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LlamaTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
My favorite by far. Loooove the Joker! :iconhurrplz:
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
This one ended up on my business card. lol
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LlamaTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
With good reason. :iconlaplz:
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HerrKaffeTrinken Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
:O wow thats awesome. !
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BatmanDeadpool Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Haha awesome, did Bats just brake his jaw?
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
He diffinately broke something.
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IfGodWasADream Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
"What a perfect smile HAHAHA..."
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
It's a self-portrait from before I got my wisdom teeth pulled.
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IfGodWasADream Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well its beautiful:)
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SkeletonMurderer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student General Artist
One of the best I've seen of The Joker (I wish the blood spelled out "ha ha ha" though).
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Whew, this is amazing work, the precision, technique and stylisation are wonderful. :clap:

The realism of the eyes is great, and my favourite part is the colour scheme of the areas surrounding the eyes, it makes me feel painful just to look at it.

The green hair makes a good contrast to the warm palette, too.

The most eye-catching part of this is the jaw and detailed teeth, the abstract splatter coming from it gives a shocking appearance and also blends in perfectly with the mouth. The neatness of this area (the clean white against all the chaos around the jaw) really completes the piece. :omfg:

One thing that interests me is what a ghost artist is - I've heard of ghost writers and, in history, of art students creating a piece that's in the end signed by the master artist they studied under.

Do you recieve a sketch or layout from the oher artist to complete, or work entirely alone in the other artist's style?
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
A ghost is just another way of saying "grunt labor" I was doing lots of backgrounds, layouts, and other various undesired jobs under contracted artists for a few years at both Marvel and DC after the Kubert school. But I didn't really get into watercolors until I went back to college. After that I just did some licensing stuff; and really, I haven't published in about a year or two. I've submitted a few paintings here and their but they don;t seem to be catching the right eyes. I was sure the Joker and the Penance peices would get me more work. All I really want is cover/poster work. I have a regular job so it's really just me persuing a passion.
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Thank you very much for taking the time to explain!

I think it's great, and inspiring, that you pursue that passion in addition to having studied and working. Your works are simply great.

I myself adore art, but have no formal education on the matter - with university as a priority, my best hope would be to work for free or something on such layouts or backgrounds. I oddly tend to enjoy grunt work.

I'm absolutely certain that your talent can't be ignored for long, so I really hope to see a cover from you at one point!
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theharmine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Thats creepy as hell and rather disgusting, but its perfect!! Good work
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Wow. Thanks Glad you like it.
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theharmine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Your welcome! If you dont mind me asking, how do you go about getting work for DC? I mean how did you get discovered?
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I was a student at the Joe Kubert School and one of my teachers knew I was planning on leaving to persue my Masters degree. before I left he asked if I would be willing to do.... what amounts to really lousy grunt-work for almost no pay but at least my foot would be in the door. Me being young and stupid, I jumped all over it.

Having been told enough to realize my anatomy and design were far better than my story-telling, I ended up in lisencing and really loved it, but it wasn't getting me my Masters any faster. So I went back home and discovered watercolors. Once the paints were in play, there were a few more doors open to me with both companies and I did well for about a year, but then the only thing anybody wanted were digital paintings. That's not me. I prefer a brush to a mouse. I guess I'm a bit oldschool, but the good news is... it means I can actually take commissions as opposed to half the comic "artists" out there who just print out their photoshop files. Go me. :)

Not sure if you live anywhere near Virginia, but I'll be at the Roanoke Valley Comicon this Saturday (April 3rd). If you're around, come out and see me. I sell prints origionals, commissions, and do demos on site. The last show I did some kid showed me his pencils of Scarecrow (from Batman) for a critique. He was, like... 14, so I used his piece as a demo for "fixing anatomy" and when I was done I inked it for him and signed my name below his. It was great. Lee Weeks and Mike Wieringo both hooked me up like that when I was a kid so I try to do stuff like that too for any kid who really loves the art. But over 18... there on their own. lol

As far as getting more work from the big two... these days I've been out of the game long enough that I have to submit porfolios for reveiw just like everybody else. But it's all good. I have a great job, so now I'm just persuing a passion.
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theharmine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow dude thats quite a story there! Good for you, not many can say they've actually worked for the big two. Things would be alot more difficult for me haha Im not even from the USA, I live in Australia but anything is worth a try. Im not looking at applying for anything yet, I want to study and become as close to perfect as I can be as it lessens the knock backs, though I'm sure there'll be plenty.
What do you suggest for someone like me who lives abroad? Say if I decide to attend a convention and submit my portfolio, would they look at me for work?
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Well... there is quite alot to think about, really. Enough so in fact that I'd be willing to do some formal critiques for you as long as you're willing to take solid criticism. for most people, that's the hardest part is hearing the truth. If you'd like to try that, just send me the links to the pieces you feel are your best and we can go from there.
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theharmine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist
Yeah of course I completely understand. The fact is that truth can sometimes hurt but if you dont listen to it then youll never know what to work on but please critique as you may :D The one I completed most recently is this picture which was done with copics then digitally touched up. Id love to hear what you have to say about it :)

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RobBurgess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
BRILLIANT...
I think the best pictures of the Joker are the ones that make you ask "Did Batman just kick his ass, or did he do this to himself"...
so I have to ask "did he just do this to himself ?" ...cause in your picture he looks sick enough to have done this himself...
again... BRILLIANT...
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I hope so. I trust Batman to slap him around good and plenty... but I think his jaw is coming off completely. Joker's good like that.
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RobBurgess Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
ether way the the picture's awesome...
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bidwell Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is bad ass, I like it a lot.
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Thanks. It's one of my favs as well. As old as it is, and as many times as people have offered to buy it... I can't seem to give it up.
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bidwell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
fair enough. keep the good work coming
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Drakenyaze Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
man this picture is awesome really cool
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Thanks. It's one of my oldest and still one of my favorites.
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Drakenyaze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
well it was still a sweet pic
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azurelacroix Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to have nightmares.

Cheers! :)
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Glad I could help. :)
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Hellstryce Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Best picture Ever.
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eink Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
hell and thats a pretty good start with DC! just lovin it to death! that psycho/evil look is just brutal! and i love the whole concept of using the paper white for the face...niiiiice!
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
negative space rules.
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pedopaul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
i like this must add to my favourites
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Staraka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
dude this is wicked cool.
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Russiawillkillyou Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
SICK! Best Joker I ever seen!
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SpaciousInterior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
thanks. Cheers.
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