A-kon 22 (2011), The Endless: So since I didn’t have tumblr back when we had our epic return to A-kon after being in Japan for a couple years, I never posted these. Recent conversations require that we post this here to share in the epic and complete cosplay crew of the Endless from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. As always, epic fun was had by all. The previous day I was Death, but on this day I was photo manager. The top two photos are mine, the bottom was acquired via Becky (Desire) who acquired it via the internet. So disclaimer: If you happen to be the photographer of the bottom photo and would like it removed, please message me and let me know.
Yildirai Cinar is a Turkish artist, one who have incredible talent on his own, as you can see. I’ve chosen to display some of his best work, showcasing his strength as penciler and colorist of his own art, and his love for the DC Universe (He also does Marvel pieces, check his DV account to see some great renditions of Marvel heroes). The reason I chose his DC work was also to point out the main gripe I have with this guy. It’s not about his trace, sense of proportion or the use of his tools, this man make most of these masterpieces with copic markers, watercolors and Bristol paper and that alone amazes me.
But… the moment this guy hands over his art to an inker or colorist his work loses all deepness and detail, suffering a great deal (as you can see here). Is not that it looks bad, it’s looks average at best. Still this is just a very personal judgement. I love Yildirai’s work, and if past posts are proof, you guys love what this man does too. This artist has an attention to detail very few artists have nowadays, and every character he draws achieve his purpose: Batman looks menacing, Superman looks powerful, yet naive and so on. For that reason alone he gets all my praise and admiration.
Completed this commissioned piece of Death and Dream having a (one sided) snowball fight just last night. It also somewhat fits the end of the year holiday theme and festivities, so again, Merry X-mas and happy holidays to all!