Comic Art Bookshelf

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Project by jtworkshop posted 02-10-2011 06:46 PM 2044 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This began as an attempt to draw images on the wood using wood stain and white paint. The stain goes on first and then I drew the image and filled in the white areas. Took several layers of white. Unfortunately in the end the top somehow developed(or I never noticed) a strong warp on one end so I now have the top part as a wall art hanging in the house. May try to redo a new top design in the next months. The top is actually 9 seperate pieces of wood screwed into a thin plywood support base, then attached to the shelves.

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 06:49 PM

This is really cool, it catches the eye for sure

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 06:56 PM

My boys would just go crazy if this was in their bedroom. Nice design!

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 06:57 PM

Very cool! What a great idea and well executed. Welcome to LJ’s

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 07:36 PM

Funky which is a good thing! Well done for sure. One to be proud of…..

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 07:41 PM

WOW I really dig the graphics you are very good

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 08:01 PM

The artwork you did here is awesome….sad that the top warped on you. I have a big appreciation for comic art…so when I saw this I said WOW HOW COOL!! :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#7 posted 02-11-2011 12:46 AM

Yup! I do like this. Being an old comic book fan this is right up my alley….

I can’t speak for anyone else, but i personaly would like to see a blog to see how you came about the art work on this piece. I have dabbled a bit into something similar, but feel I was missing a lot.

Very cool project and thanks for sharing. Ohh Yea! Welcome to Lumber Jocks!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-11-2011 12:56 AM

Top middle…is that Nimrod The Hunter taking out Calendar Man from the Shadow of the Bat story “Misfits”?

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#9 posted 02-11-2011 11:46 AM

That is cool!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 09:54 PM

Thanks for the feedback…a few people asked about the artwork for the piece. I knew I wanted to use a Marvel comic / DC Comic style so I started looking for images that had been done in black and white without a lot of shading.
The image top left is off a multiple image called degenerates or something like that which also included spiderman and captain america clones that were deformed a bit. I don’t know this characters name.

Middle character is Nimrod the Hunter from Misfits….found it in a Tim Sale book and combined his face with some of Calendar Man’s lead calendar cards.

Right top is Grim Reaper who is falling backwards….the skull is on his chest. The image is from a photo I took of a ceiling in the amusement park Islands of Adventure in Orlando. the ceiling is in a cafe in the Marvel section of the park.

The two batman images are also from the Tim Sale book.

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#11 posted 08-08-2011 03:09 PM

Way to go ! I absolutely go nuts for innovation ! This is a great ides carried out nicely. If you want to share your technique, I think a lot of us would be interested !

Don Schneider , porchfish studio Havana Florida

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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