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Superman, Art Deco, and Color by ComicBookArtFiend Superman, Art Deco, and Color by ComicBookArtFiend
Comic book art collector Gerry Turnbull has a hobby of doing digital colors over people's commissions, often Photoshopping them to look like vintage comic book covers right down to adding phony wear and tear. Not long after I commissioned Tom Grummett to draw "Superman, Art Deco, and Thou" [link] Mr. Turnbull couldn't resist coloring and Photoshopping the art to look like an actual Superman comic book from the 1940s. So here be the fruits of his labor.

Upon finishing this, Mr. Turnbull posted it to Statue Forum, where Tom Grummett's agent -- who brokered the original pencil art I commissioned -- saw it and forwarded it to Grummett himself. Apparently Grummett absolutely loved it, and revealed that my commission was one he was especially proud of. When the artist is that happy with something they've drawn, you know you've struck gold.
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:iconphantomhunter:
phantomhunter Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks really great
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DrMuttonchops Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! Looks authentic! He did great! Congrats to both of you!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
YES!!!
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Great work
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
 Most excellent!Nod 
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:iconredroocomics:
REDROOCOMICS Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's SUPERMAN.
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arkane32 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
"Awesome," as another commenter mentioned, is definitely the word for it. This could, indeed, have been a cover from the 1940s, and it would have shown off the dynamic power of Superman quite effectively.
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:iconnikhero:
NikHero Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpowerherc:
PowerHerc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
The pose, the costume, the expression . . . I love it all.  Great piece!
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful.
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:iconcoldfushion:
ColdFushion Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So true !)
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:iconmikealanf:
MikeAlanF Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
GREAT!!!
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I esp. enjoy how he seems not to be flying, but leaping. Talk about back to basics.
*golf clap*
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:iconthecontemplativemonk:
it is an extremely nice work of art, thank you for sharing it. :)
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dogcow501 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
love the vintage look!
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:iconash4fire:
Ash4fire Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool , amazin ,jar claaping stuff....2 thumps up...
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:iconicyhugs:
icyhugs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks very very very classic and modern at same time!
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ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I think the "modern" aspect is due to the artist who drew the original art, Tom Grummett. He was one of the regular artists on SUPERMAN from 1990 to 1999, and he put his stamp on the character indelibly. Having him draw the Max Fleischer costume kind of married the old and the modern.
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icyhugs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No wonder it looked familiar :XD: Those were my early yrs of superhero comics adventures :heart:
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:icon7daywalk:
7daywalk Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice and I, love Tom's art, really he is and was one of the best Superman artists!
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