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PRINCE OF SATURN by Wieringo PRINCE OF SATURN by Wieringo
I have many of the broad strokes for my idea of an Earthman transplanted to the distant planet of Saturn and embroiled in a struggle for the throne of the greatest kingdom on that world...(and for those of you who have made the comparison... it is inspired by JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS). I wanted to, though, draw for this sketch a quiet, contemplative moment as the main character reflects on the events that have led him to stand on this golden ringed world so far from his home....
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Beffery Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Writer
This is great, man. Love your style. You capture character's movement, expressions, and strength wonderfully.
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serget2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Great drawing, but a little word of warning, Saturn is the second largest Gas Giant in our solar system.
Although it has a small solid core and it's gravity does not differ much from earth, the gasses on the surface are in liquid form due to the pressure which is a 1000 Bar, here on earth it's 1 Bar. Meaning that any object that isn't solid get's crushed untill IT IS a solid Ball. Let's not forget that the surface temperature is 12000 Kelvin (Hot, very Hot) and the gasses like Hydrogen, methane and others are poisonous for our organisms. Your hero might fair better on one of the 62 known satelites that surround Saturn, but don't hold your breath. And for the record in our solar system, most planets are inhospitable for man, the reason people are thinking of going to mars is because because the inhopitality of Mars is reasonably survivable.
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Sub-Captain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
So, let me get this straight: you are criticizing the FANTASY, science-FICTION artwork above, totally side-stepping the imagination and creativity involved? -- It's called a "life"; you might want to pick one up, next time you're at the store...
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serget2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Oooh sour-puss has finally awakened. This message is more than half a year old. Do you spend your socalled 'life' watching every message dating back to the beginning of DA solemly to find a reason to bitch about. Without any art on your own page, or is "bitchin about comments" your art ?
If so i'm not the one expected at the lifestore, While your there pick up some education and learn how to read. I started by saying "great drawing" and I meant it.
Further more I provided him with information which could aid him exploiting his character, make some improvements or keep the title but think of a reason why he's called the prince of Saturn.
And finally I commented his artwork not the response someone else gave to his artwork. You don't comment the artist in person, which is what you should be doing, but sidestep and tell ME what you like about it. You could have said something positive yet you rather like to complain. Complaining is for loosers who don't have any art of their own.

It's easy to point at someone else when YOU are the one making all the mistakes.

Bye now, have a nice day :-)
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karatecactus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Unbelievable...
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innerspace1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Solid work, good stuff.
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davehearn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   General Artist
Wish I could have met you. All the same, I miss your work in comics.
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HaoleMcGee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Wow, I love this kind of old school pulp style you have going here
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Athenas-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall have to make a study of your art in hopes to at least learn how to draw backgrounds.
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Volraak Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
wow, i really like the natural stand of your characters. They look quite real, still dynamic.
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JesusDeSaad Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
I found this too late to congratulate you in person.
Rest In Piece
in your personal version of what paradise should be...
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Fridays-Garnet Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Great perspective and I really like the over-all feel of it. It almost has a retro Flash Gordan feel to it for some reason... Very nice!
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Keiichisfuuma Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Student General Artist
Really great idea. I love this.
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prpettersen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Digital Artist
very cool..:-)
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PaulTheMighty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Man, that guy has some class
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Red-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Nice Design! The spaceship/helicopter looks awesome.
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MarkManley Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad that we'll never see this idea reach completion...
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RyanOttley Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Artist
Really amazing piece.

I'm still in shock that you're gone.

I miss you Mike.
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Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic. The look in his eyes is amazing. Think I agree with Geministranger, it might as well be Wieringo himself standing there.
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julian-bbm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
I think i had seen your drawings before, randomly searching through DA. His art is awesome, death sucks, no one diserves it, hope you are happy wherever you are, in the land of fantasy you crated
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geministranger Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
How poignant this piece is now.
I am sure that Mike is standing on a golden ringed world right now, quietly contemplating...and smiling.
Godspeed Prince of Saturn.
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Wolf-Signs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
It was an horrible and tragic the news that this incredible artist named Mike Wieringo, passed away.

Unfortunately, I never knew the man, but I knew his fabulous works.
Mike Wieringo was an amazing artist, he captivate me (I am from Brazil) and others around the world with his artwork style. His art in comics was so fluid that look more like an animation than a simple comic panel.
Unfortunately now he became part of the amazing artists that left us, like Leonardo DaVinci, Jack Kirby, Will Eisner and so many others.

The sorrow of his fans, fellow artists, friends and family will remain but his incredible art will live forever in our comics and memory.

I’ll miss this incredible and amazing artist.

My deepest sympathies and condolences to Mike’s loved ones, family and friends alike.
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MissMatzenbatzen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
I Love his hair and the folds ... and everything else! :D
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corrandark Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
come one mike wheres his own book? gotta see him in action
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sopelana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   General Artist
Nice, I love the VTOL-meets-Tripod vehicle and the belt design.
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nanzabar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Your attention to details is really impressive. I really love your work.
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Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, I loved Burroughs books as a kid. No one quite approached science fantasy like he did, and this is a great tribute to his work.
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
It looks gloriously steampunk!
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GLau Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
I really like this a lot and hope to see more Prince of Saturn! :)
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J-Jammer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Nice work.....nice heroic stance he has there. Heroic hair too. hahah. =P

Good lines.
Swell....
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Beautiful! Great composition, and linework!
MJB
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Shahtrughna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
love the hair and face. nice overall.
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silvertesh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Wowee!
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BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great looking piece. Love the imagination in the costuming and vehicle design. Keep it up. ~BoS
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
is there any chance i could persuade you to give me a high res of that so i could color it!!??
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Dkay Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I'd buy and read that in a heartbeat!
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RNABrandEnt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nice!

:-)

DWF
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
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PatrickFinch Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I dig the look dude. Great composition!
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LynxPulse Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Fantastic, as always...
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towrydesigns Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I am a carter fan and would love to see this idea flushed out, great job!
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Darq-V Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Looks like Gary Oldman.
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beachbead Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic lineart love his pose^^
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Clayton-Henry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Great drawing, great composition.
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GIO2286 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Dear mr wieringo! this its just great amazing work!! you made your point on the escene!! and great lines also! im a big fan by the way!! keep it coming!!
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theCHAMBA Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
i would love to see more of this come to fruition.
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KidaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
This may sound like a strange compliment but I find that people rarely draw both attractive men and attractive women, but you do! Good job!
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IHMPCYPAWB Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Excellent pic, and sounds like a cool story.

Not the rain on your parade but...Saturn is a gas planet, though. >_> It would be hard to stand on. D:
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Wieringo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Well, I'm not too worried about that-- it would be impossible for a man from the 1870's (or so) to actually GET to the planet in the first place, so I think I could play a little fast-and-loose with the facts of Saturn's solidity... =)
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Dracunnum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
What a... man... :drool:
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