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The Last Metabaron by NicolasRGiacondino The Last Metabaron by NicolasRGiacondino
I think I've stated more times than I care to count that I'm a HUGE fan of Juan Giménez, the artist behind (amongst other awesome comics) 'La Casta de los Metabarones' ('The Saga of The Metabarons'). His painterly style, his amazingly detailed approach to everything he does and his out-of-this-world designs and settings are mind-blowing and beyond inspiring. Looking at his books I get an urge to draw that is always a good omen of what's to materialise on the paper.

These past weeks, being exhausted by work, I felt like I needed a bit of inspiration to keep the pace strong. Thus, perusing the bookshelf at home I found The Saga of the Metabarons and couldn't say no to my heroes, Jodorowski and Gimenez.
Of course after pages and pages of such incredible artwork and story, once I sat down and started drawing, Nameless The Last Metabaron came up and I had to pay tribute to him; even between all of the ceaseless work and delayed commissions, it's important to do something for yourself as an artist or else all of your artwork suffers from stagnation. The whole composition, colors and atmosphere of this piece came out so naturally that I can't help but feel very satisfied at the result.

This illustration might spur some more of the rest of the dinasty, but work comes first, so enjoy this one.

I hope everyone has a great week and see you soon!

Nic.-

PS.. If you have never read these books, please do yourself a favor and get a hold of them in any way you can!
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
It's great to browse for fanart after reading the novel and run into work of familiar artist. 
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad I was able to do this great work some justice!

Nic.-
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Also, Gimenez is my top favorite artist... of those artists who are alive. 
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fedupN Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I knew nothing of this awesomeness before your glorious GLORIOUS picture. Pursuing this, post haste!
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dukeleto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good choice, it's an amazing series.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You won't regret it, mate!

Nic.-
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
a classic. I remember being deeply fascinated with the Inkal series when I was a kid =)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Incal was absolutely amazing. I wish there was a magazine like that nowadays, though I suppose 'Heavy Metal' is the thing that comes closest.

Nic.-
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Gonfrask Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Ah, tan solo homenajear a este maestro deberia castigarse con la muerte, es demasiado bueno :P
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Jajaja... Juan y yo compartimos la patria, asi que creo que eso puede salvarme la vida ;)

Nic.-
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wetcorps Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yeah. Beside his tendency to, sometimes, get uncomortably mystic, Jodorowski is definitely one of the fathers of modern science fiction :D
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, Victor, I believe getting mystic is his style :D But I do get your point; it's a big turn-off for some people.

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Very cool work on this. The colours really create a dark and moody atmosphere, with a just a little hint of blood-red violence. I hope it had the desired effect to help you keep going with your other work :)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Joseph!

It indeed invigorated me quite a bit and sent me packing to finish all the stuff I'm behind on :P I hope to be able to return to this saga soon enough.

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Sounds promising. I look forward to your next updates :D
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Digital Artist
wow very cool character! ill have to look up this comic , sounds interesting!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You totally do, my friend!

Nic.-
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artikid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your take is spot on!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, mate!

Nic.-
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Domigorgon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course, The Metabaron first appeared in "Incal" by Jodorowsky and Moebius (Jean Giraud), but as a secondary character.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Correct, my good sir. And I dare say Moebius' take on the Metabaron was even more to my liking; much more simple, but equally poignant and full of the magic of Jean. I wish we still had him with us...

Nic.-
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DraskyVanderhoff Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Uno de los mejores comics que he leido, simplemente perfecto!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Totalmente de acuerdo.

Nic.-
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BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Most beautiful comic I've ever seen. 'Cabeza de Acero el Abuelo' was by far my favourite issue.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Totamente de acuerdo, Jonathan.

La verdad, espero poder hacerme el tiempo para ilustrar a todos los Metabarones.

Nic.-
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