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Brody's Ghost 3 Sneak Peek by markcrilley Brody's Ghost 3 Sneak Peek by markcrilley
Sorry I haven't uploaded anything for so long! I plan to get more active here on DA in the months ahead. To begin with here's a sneak peek from Brody's Ghost book 3, which should be out early next year.

I thought folks would enjoy seeing the progress of this image from pencils through inks to final art. My goal with this picture was to create a three-dimensional effect by way of darkening the foreground elements and "washing out" the buildings in the distance.

You can get the first two Brody's Ghost volumes at Amazon.
Book 1: [link]
Book 2: [link]
Thanks for your support! ~Mark
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:iconmarianne2o:
Marianne2O Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Very cool, I love the angle
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Nym5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I like the way the buildings in the distance "wash out"
the one called "final art" is painted digitally, right?
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boomer6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
are you really THE Mark Crilley? OMG! I'm such a huge fan! I just now found your 1st volume at School, and I loved it! ^^ I'm another really, young artist who has been following some of your 'how to draw' videos. Its because of YOU that I'm drawing so much better anime! I'm so glad to sort of meet you! ^^
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Mealybug4 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so good, the detail is unbelievable!!!
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Skypsi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   General Artist
do you finalize it on computer?
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jklove30 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
SUCH a huge fan of brody's ghost....i manage to draw a poster and hung it in my room! LOVE THIS btw =)
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MatildaMare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the first volume of Brody's ghost and it was AMAZING!! I loved it! They were selling it at a book fair at my school, and golly did I love it! I squeeled when I saw your name on the bookshelf, and I had my friend buy it for me! Gosh, once I find the second volume, I NEED to buy it!!
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Yumiko-Rangiku Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
It's okay! Oh, please do be more here and there! We've missed you so much =)

I see another great comic coming up again! Keep up the good work, Mark =D
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E3tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mr drawing guru, your a genius! you should make a vid on tones
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xXJikoTosuiTusraraXx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question: Did you color this digitally or did you use watercolor. Either way, it looks pretty good. Must. Order. Books. asdasdfasdfasdf
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BlackNeko42 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so awesome! I'm gonna go read this now!
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Your ability to create a sense of depth and strong perspective are great! It really inspires me to study architecture and the like.
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vichilux Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:squee: can't wait for book 3!
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Junisaur Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Every time i see your work i feel inspired :D
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Twilc Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! And I was SO excited when I walked into the book fair at my school like last week, to see Brody's Ghost, sitting RIGHT THERE! :DD But... I couldn't buy it... TToTT ~SIGH~
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WhiteRockScythe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
i love it
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PaMaThreat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought book 1 tdy and i already read it twice lol becaus ei liked it so much then i went online and i saw that the 2nd book is already out and that the 3rd one is coming soon so i'll buy nr. 2 and 3
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LittleLotie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't wait for book 3! You had me on edge when I finished the last book.
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LuckyDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here! When I saw that part I was like: o.o ...WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!
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Tunaque Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finished reading book 2 and I love the whole development that brody's gone through. keep up the awesome work.
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swordofthespirit71 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
looks really disney feel,the prespective of the buildings is really awesome Mark really sets the mood love it!!
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swordofthespirit71 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
yes i agree this really awesome Mark!!
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woenwen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Wow!!! :D
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:iconazedarach:
Azedarach Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Can't wait until this comes out. >.< I finished the first two books way too fast. xD
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BrokenBone Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seeing pictures like this makes me glad.
I myself draw alot and I'm very interested in comics, animation and drawing over all.
I'd love to so more rough to finnish art like this!
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EonaRose Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BRODY'S GHOST 3!!!!! Let me geek out here for a second. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I can't wait!
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thisisrennakamura Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
jgiuaeskjdwaukjsdb la <3
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Dararath Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Artist
awesome!!!!!!!!
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Graphics-PP Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
When all the books are done DarkHorse needs to release a special edition pack with all six books in a sleeve, and maybe insert some bonus illustrations or something :).
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OKRedAnimeLover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems like in the final art there'e an angel singing.
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moeenn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Interface Designer
You are the boss !
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MissTaylileo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As soon as this is available on amazon.. I'll order it right away!! I've been looking forward for this book SO long, and now it's almost here.. You're so awesome, Mark! :la:
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ShrimpBisque Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
:la: I've been eagerly awaiting volume 3! I can't wait to read it! I'd gladly give up ten dollars worth of food to buy it. Totally serious. This series is so amazing that I'd prioritize it over a week's worth of breakfast.
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ShyraJenko2010 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
can't wait to read volume 3!
i'm happy that i can buy brody's ghost in the netherlands : D
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echoesofthesoul Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really cool. its a good thing youve put the stages of work, it makes scenery drawing for comics look more simple to do, i usuall rush in with all the detail and end up with a mess lol. ill try my own by doing it in stages like this :) great art ! :D
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TedShatner10 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Where is this city?
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markcrilley Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
It's never made clear. Every reader can come up with their own idea of where it is. :)
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TedShatner10 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
It seems to be in the near future.
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Louis2300 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can't wait :D
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Imachipmonk Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So much work!! Great job!
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originArts Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The legend has finally posted something new on deviant art. Perhps you can tell me how to use a scanner to make dgital art look, and feel professional. I love your work. Thank you.
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rexultimatewarrior Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the way you draw. Wish i could get a copy of brody's ghost but i don't have a credit card.
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Seth2012 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:D
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Jenirose92 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Glad to know you're still on dA ;) Your artwork is amazing!
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Grafight Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Thank you! This is a great post. Obviously is easier to upload a deviation than to make a youtube video, right?

I love this piece for the relative simplicity of the detail, and how you hint at the textures here and there and allow the viewer's eye and imagination to fill in the rest. Of course, the atmospheric perspective effect was completely successful. Plus the effect happens over a short distance, so it has the added effect of a heavy fog or pollution smoke, which adds to the mood of the piece.

Wonderful work as usual! I hope to see more soon!

Just my :twocents:
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Anime-Maniac4121 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I can't wait 'till 2012 for your drawing book! >Q<
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TheAnimeArtist19 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist
love the new way of toning!
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smd1124 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh I actualy saw Brody's Ghost-just the first book-at my school book fair earlier this year! If I had had the money I would have bought it.
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blackbutlerLogan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, I understood what you were trying to do, you have all my support
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Tailed-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I love the perspective of the whole scene :) It's stuff like this that inspires me. Thank you Mark!
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