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Ultimate Colossus by BrianReber Ultimate Colossus by BrianReber
This is some concept stuff the Lai Brothers and I did for Marvel. They did this sketch in preperation for Ultimate X-Men which they only did one issue of and none of the X-Men actually showed up. I didn't even get to color it. This pic however led to me getting picked to work on Thor. I wasn't doing anything with Marvel when I colored this up.. I just couldn't pass up a cool sketch.
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Dentuyomi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
BeeJayBee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Dang man. You're one of the first that I've seen that had really hit that chrome all the way outta the park!
Enter4none Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Love every detail, it's very clean and energetic, really makes me want draw something of my own right now!
BIGGMIGGZ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree w your comment great sketch but the color really brings it to life. The metal is awesome!
Figaro-8 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Nice job! And it's cool that the picture let to getting work at Marvel.

By thy side,

Materian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
This looks great!
PhotographybyVictor Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
DXH1991 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
awesome metallic texture. I also like how you got his body proportions perfect (not overbuffed like i've seen in others)
Fotography101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Sweet, yenno, i prefer anything of his red costume, great job! especially his X2 (movie) costume
Kenneth-D Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Colossus is sooo sexy. i love these images of him Wolverine and Cyclops.
captblitzdawg Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite of all the X-Men! This gets a favorite!
BrenGun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
wow awesome!!!!!!
EmeraldNexus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Just WOW I love it!! I alwase had a thing for Colossus when I was a kid. And you do him justs! Breath taking job!! Keep it up my friend! :)

turtlegodz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007   Writer
wow! thats cool!
slackjaw10 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Yep, they definitely should've stuck with the segmented look for Ultimate Colossus instead of that "polished chrome" thing they went with.
RokaShotar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Truly beautiful. I love the shading, the metallic texture, and the reflections. Personally, I would love to see a tutorial on how you did the organic metal, but I'm probably just wishing at the stars.

I must favorite this for two reasons: the entire picture is awesome and I think Colossus is one of the coolest X-men.
Chao1in Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Awesome work!
crowbear Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
I love the fact that you took the time to show the reflections of his uniform on his arms.
hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
ultimate colossus rox!!
leoraigarath Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Professional Writer
I reallyl ove how this came out...!
RightOnQ Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
Nice. xD
flechette Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
This is amazing! You work for Marvel? Thats crazy! I am so jeleaous! That is my life long dream!
justamuse Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the best rendition of my favorite x-men i've seen in a long long time. *faves*
TheRealJoshLyman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome. great stoic pose. Even better highlights.I think I'm gonna fav this now
locodesignz Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
I know you have heard this on almost all of the comments but the metal is absolutely amazing!
ArtMer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
The armor looks stunning. Amazing job
PuttPuttButt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
best colossus on here by far!
leecrucefix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
my fave colossus by far . realy nice.
leecrucefix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
my fave colossus by far . realy nice.
ediprata Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
Congratulations. Beautiful.
funkydoodler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
WOW colossus is my favorite character and you hooked him up...TIGHT!!
Vez Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, the colouring is fantastic
Orlantis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Awesome work.
wolfendog Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
Amazing work with the body metal along with the belt. I love the shading and the highlight placements are wonderful. The reflections are well placed as well. I adore your color work.
ivybekket Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Your ability to color metallics astounds me in ways I can't even describe. No wonder Colossus is your favorite, you seem to have a knack for metallics.

I would love you forever if you did a tutorial. Not that I already don't admire you, but still, it would help us budding colorists out.
Chief-Thunder Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
great work on this picture. arms look great too!! :nod:
DuszanB Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
its amazing just perfect
rc212 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
that metal work is amazing... I am astounded
Wilfenstein Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the metalwork is amazing :worship:
DragonRalith Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Nice metal effects!
dyemooch Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, man! : D
madonnawayne Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
Mmm......I love the combo of the under colors with the colored lineart, it makes it look more metallic. It peeves me sometimes when there's black black lines to silver metallics because it makes it look...I dunno, not so metallic? When I'm thinking about something other than a plotline in a really good comic, I like to be admiring the art, not thinking : They Should've Changed That!

I also love the subtle reflections of his belt and straps on his arms and chin.

This has sucessfully been the longest art comment (not really a critique, per say) in all my years at dA.
kitsuK8 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
ahh! how i love collossus! very nice! specially the detail! your crazy!!!!!
cmalidore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
Beautiful metallic work, looks like you had some real fun on that man :)
TheNass Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005   Digital Artist
Looks amazing. A really awesome steel-"texture"! Funny you post this as a scrap o_0
theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
the arms look brutal
nice one
aseariel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! i love the way you color metal. it's really cool :)
Huskadoo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
The metalic texture is amazing! The eflections are just as amazing!
Would you mind elaborating the proccess you went through in doing the organic matal details of Piotr, please?
I know you get many many comments and request (and probably crazy fan marrage proposals, hehe), and you are a busy person, so it is not a must, i just enjoy your work very much and would like to be able to colour some of my art work...(and have the colouring look halfway decent)
Thank you, for even reading this comment...(if you did)

BrianReber Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Once I find enough time I'm going to try and put together a tutorial on how to approach metallics. So just keep checking in.
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