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Spike in Hell-A and Angel in Bosch' Hell

New artwork featuring our two favourite vampires, made for two challenges over at Buffyforums. There is some nudity, but nothing that wasn't seen in the show, so it should be SFW.

The first challenge was from buffylover about the Buffyverse comics, with as prompts "Your best colour", "Your best Panel" and "The best character". Because of lack of time, I tried to be efficient by answering addressing all three of them in one go. Since my favourite character is Spike and my favourite comics artist is Franco Urru (RIP) I took a panel from Spike: After the Fall showing Spike being all badass, and I recoloured it. For the new colour palette I took my inspiration from my favourite colourist, Fabio Mantovani. He coloured, among other things, the final parts of Angel:AtF and the first parts of the IDW Spike series. After a first, less successful attempt this is what I eventually came up with:

Credits: original artwork by Franco Urru, Spike After the Fall.

The second challenge was by Nina, "The Masters of the Low Countries". The idea was to take inspiration from/reuse parts of a painting by one of seven famous painters from the Low Countries (The Netherlands and Belgium). Since I've always loved the unlimited imagination of Jeroen Bosch, I took my inspiration from his famous three-paneled painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights", and in particular the Hell panel. Here, we see Angel in Hell, being tortured by Bosch' delightful little monsters:

Click here for the original wallpaper, size 1920x1080.

Credits: The well-known quote is from Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno). I took the monsters and the background images of Hell from the Jeroen Bosch painting The Garden of Earthly Delights. I took the screencap from the Buffy HD episode "Faith, Hope & Trick", kindly provided by https://hdbuffy.tumblr.com/


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Mar. 12th, 2019 09:25 pm (UTC)
OMG, the Angel one is so cute. And a bit gruesome (well, it is Hell). But mostly cute. ^^ What a great idea!
Mar. 12th, 2019 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Those little monsters are just so delightful, I don't mind them being cruel at all. And Angel is pretty while suffering -- he and Spike have that in common :-)
Mar. 12th, 2019 11:52 pm (UTC)
BOY, could Urru draw a hot Spike (rest his soul)...
Ah-ehm. Excellent job, and perfect choice for the colours, they fit so well in both cases.
Mar. 13th, 2019 12:42 am (UTC)
BOY, could Urru draw a hot Spike

Oh yeah!!! And thanks <3
Mar. 13th, 2019 01:49 am (UTC)
Wow! These are fantastic!
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

By the way, also thanks for being such a staunch commenter. I appreciate it!
Mar. 27th, 2019 06:34 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
Mar. 13th, 2019 04:20 pm (UTC)
I love them both, but he Bosch is wonderful. You captured the theme perfectly
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks Priceless! That's my favourite too; I had so much fun making that one.
Mar. 13th, 2019 07:16 pm (UTC)
They're both wonderful
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
Mar. 13th, 2019 08:21 pm (UTC)
Very, very nice!
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! They were fun challenges.(And I really need deadlines these days to get anything done.)
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:35 pm (UTC)
That one of Angel is amazing!
Mar. 13th, 2019 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Bosch' wonderful painting was very inspiring.
Mar. 14th, 2019 02:00 am (UTC)
They're both gorgeous, but I LOVE the Bosch-inspired one!
Mar. 14th, 2019 08:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! The Spike one was just a colouring exercise, which was enjoyable enough, but the Angel one was where I could have the real fun.
Mar. 14th, 2019 04:10 am (UTC)
These are both wonderful
Mar. 14th, 2019 08:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad you like them!
Mar. 14th, 2019 05:54 pm (UTC)
I really did. Using Bosch as an inspiration was so much fun.
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