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Hawkman (1940) - First Appearance by elfantasmo
Hawkman (1940) - First Appearance
Hawkman debuted at the same time with Jay garrick in Flash Comics #1. It´s one of the few heroes that has not changed very much in his design (the hawk head originally was wore like a hat, but later evolved to be a mask) but his origins have been rewritten and rebooted a thousand times. In the original story an archeologist named Carter Hall found an ancient knife who make him regains his memories, discovering that he was an egypcian prince married to a girl called Chay-Ara (Hawkgirl). Using the Nth metal he designed a belt an wings to create his costume to fight his nemesis.

In recent times his "better half", Hawkgirl has been more famous, thanks to the JL Animated show and had been featured in the Injustice videogame.

You can check a tumblr with this series here:

- Oscar
The Flash (1940) - First Appearance by elfantasmo
The Flash (1940) - First Appearance
Jay Garrick, the original Flash!
I didn´t knew about all the Flash guys (and Robins) until few years ago... for me the only Flash was Barry Allen from the Superfriends Cartoons and the 90´s tv show... I started rediscovering superheroes after college, from 2005 until today.

Garrick was the Flash from 1940 until 1951, later being replaced by Barry on 1956. His story and status has been retconned/rewritten a thousand times, but this original design and the old man vintage look has survived somewhow. Flash was always my favorite Justice League member besides Superman.. how cool could it be to mess with time? You can make a full animated movie in no time!

You can check a tumblr with this series here:

- Oscar.
Dredd - Digital painting by elfantasmo
Dredd - Digital painting
I started using some production stills as reference (…), drawing some rough lines to define the areas. Then I used the standard "Hard Round pressure opacity" brush varying the size. Some liquify and resize to fix areas like the head, simmetry, gun size, etc. The background was made on a different layer and merged later. Some gaussian blur for the gun and the background.

I finishing painting the character some day in late November, but abandonend until this month to add a background and make some fixes. You can check the process here: Total time, maybe 10-12 hours?

It doesn´t look exactly like the original photo, but thats the idea; it has a nice/coherent look on his own where you can appreciate the strokes and an armonic color palette.

I will keep doing some of these to improve my understanding of light and digital brushes...

- Oscar.
Dredd - Digital Paint (Process) by elfantasmo
Dredd - Digital Paint (Process)
I forgot to take some screenshots earlier, but anyway you can appreciate the process in this 4 pics... I started with the face and keep working from there. Some liquify and resize to fix areas and a different layer for the background using some small amount of gaussian blur.

My new animated video for the song "Animals" by MUSE for the contest sponsored by

You can check the video in this!

There are tons of entries and a really good level!
Hope people like it!

*UPDATE* It was one of the 22 finalists!
*UPDATE* now on DeviantFILM, Vimeo and Youtube…!

  • Listening to: MUSE
  • Watching: Netflix!
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3, Sleeping Dogs


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Oscar Triana (a.k.a phantasmo)
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Oscar Fabián Triana Méndez is a filmmaker (as media says) and graphic designer born in Colombia in 1983.

Tired of hearing about big budgets, planetary alignments, white apples, and other issues that makes "impossible" to create a film, he decided to work with the only things that he always have at hand: paper, pencil, cardboard, clothes and everything than can fit in a scanner. He was awarded (twice) by the very same Lucasfilm and, for a time, he was a promising talent in his country, appearing on TV, newspapers, radio but not on the cereal. He has given lectures at different universities and film festivals in Colombia, too.

His philosophy hasn´t changed and the size of his wallet either. He lives with his family and a lot of dreams in his pages.

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bodysnatched Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
fantastic gallery! :'D
InverseReality-2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Welcome to the :iconbiowarefanclub:! As a member, you can post your own deviations to show off to fellow Group members (tutorial on how to submit old deviations: [link] ), create and submit blogs/news announcements, or suggest some of your favorite DA pieces here for inclusion in the Group favorites.

For art, we have a set of illustrated guidelines here: [link] For full submission rules, you can read the post here: [link]

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The projects are open to *all* BioWare fans, so please ping the moderators if you are interested. Thanks again for making our club even more awesome by joining, and I hope to hear from you soon. :)

Warm regards,
dogmation Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Te felicito... me gusta mucho tu trabajo :yoda:
StevePaulMyers Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist

I hope that you don't mind, but I have featured a piece of your work on my blog [link] don't worry though as it links back to you!

elfantasmo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Thank you! ;)
digiserrano Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Felicitaciones por buen trabajo hermano!
elfantasmo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
extra point por el WATCH, y bueno, para noticias y chismes varios ya estamos por Facebook :D
soopernoodles Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Hey, thanks for the watch. I really appreciate it! Are you really the guy who created the 'Star Wars in a Notebook' series though? I remember seeing your videos a while back being posted all over Tumblr. Great stuff!
elfantasmo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yep, I am the " a notebook" guy! :D Both parts had a really nice reception, featured on a lot of sites and faraway places (specially the first one last year) :)

Btw, I came to your profile thanks to tumblr, too! Your new movie posters are awesome! ;)
soopernoodles Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
That is awesome! Many congratulations with all the attention your work has received... It's very well deserved. Did you not win some sort of award by the way?

I'd actually realised after posting my first comment to you that I'm following you on Tumblr, and you're also following me back. Means a lot that someone such as yourself has noticed my work... I really appreciate it! Thank you very much :)
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