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Crystal Cover by PaulRenaud Crystal Cover by PaulRenaud
Crystal doing some firebending (isn't she the Avatar?!)

This is a cover for Marvel Online's War of Kings: Warriors comics
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I was asked to do a full illustration with four characters (Gladiator, Blaastar, Crystal and Lilandra) that could also be used as four separate solo covers for each book.
I rememenbered of Drew Struzan's poster on Indiana Jones IV, and how he took all the figures from the main composition art, and reworked them on separates solo pieces for the advertising campain...and I kinda did the same here.

So this is a just the solo cover featuring Crystal.
I'll wait for Marvel's announcement before posting the full poster here.

It was done with pencil and digital painting
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:iconaerohybrid:
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Sweet and Awesome!!!
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gleidsonaraujo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Nice job!
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thedanofsteel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
As a longtime Fantastic Four fan, I don't think I've seen Crystal look better!
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artist
wow, thanks a ton!
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Marvelguru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Orignal Avatar nice.
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Artist
yup :)
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TruestStrike Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Super amazing!
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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manumane Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Oh la la, qu'elle est belle ! Bravo Paul ! J'étais très amoureux de Crystal quand j'étais petit et qu'elle accompagnait les 4 Fantastiques dans les albums Lug.... Vous l'avez parfaitement rendue.... :D
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Artist
Mille merci!
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I jizzed again. God. I just love how you draw women
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Artist
LOL
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohseriousplz:
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theRealJohnnyCanuck Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Gorgeous piece.

Nice job!

Shawn
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:icongeoffo-b:
Geoffo-B Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Magnifique mon ami!
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Artist
Merci gamin :)
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Geoffo-B Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
a pleasure, as always :)
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:iconthegerjoos:
Thegerjoos Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Digital Artist
Always love when u drawing female character :)
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Artist
Glad you do Garrie :)
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wildbillinotown Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
it looks more like Crystal UN-CoverED :lol:
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NewGirlComic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
fantastic job!
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:iconpaulrenaud:
PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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jFury Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
love the colors on this one! always liked this character too :)
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks Joe :)
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
now you know I love your work..... it's just this image runs into the same problems I run into from time to time and it has to do with proportions. I know the right leg is gonna be a little larger because of the foreshortening, but the head looks to be a little small.

Outside of that, everything else looks pretty nice =]
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Yup, I know what you mean :)
I thought about that as I was working on the piece...but I chose to go that way with perspective, for good or for bad.

It was especially needed for the group piece with all four characters to increase the sense of perspective between the figures.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
oh the perspective isn't a problem too much for me, I think it's more her head size.... bring it into photoshop and do a tight selection around her head and maybe her hair, see what you can come up with, maybe it'll will look better with the face/head/hair slightly larger..... only slightly though
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Nah, I'm happy enough with it, the client too, the job is done.
+ I don't aim for perfection ;)
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
good way to be about that=] Sometimes it's just good to be happy with whats done and move on to the next drawing. It's a good cover so I can't wait to see it in print=]
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joie-nie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Beautiful!
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zakafreakarama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Good one! Getting close to the amazing Mr. Hughes... :clap:
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks!
I don't see me getting nowhere near the perfection of a cover artist that he is.

But I appreciate the compliment :)
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Artist
Splendid work man, love her pose and facial expression!
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Always thought she was under used as a character.
I wanted to make her look intense. With her abilities, she should be very powerful.
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RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Student Artist
Yup, and you did a great job man, she sure looks really powerful here.
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:iconssava:
ssava Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful piece man! Your colors are freaking sweet!
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks Vinnie. Glad you love the coloring so much. That's my favorite part of doing covers.
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome Paul! I love the paint part of cover work too! :)

BTW the NYCC was pretty good, busy busy show. Sadly I got sick on Sunday and had to get an early flight back home.
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
kick ass. eagerly awaiting that airbender fanart now :D
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PaulRenaud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Professional Artist
;)
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jumomo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Nicely done ;)
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