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Dark Tower cover pencils by J-Scott-Campbell Dark Tower cover pencils by J-Scott-Campbell
Final pencils with a bit of black ink. I always try to anchor a new character to something familiar so that they can start to move and have a personality in my head. In this case, I picture the cowboy as Sawyer from the TV show LOST! ;-)
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eldracm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I gotta say, the skulls there inside the coat look absolutely awesome.
hyakprods Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Looks like Sergio Leone's absinthe-fueled nightmare!
nogen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Love it..
conjureman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Awesome. As always.
RMNightlinger Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
This is awesome the detail is amazing I love the face very well done!
sduibek Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"In this case, I picture the cowboy as Sawyer from the TV show LOST!"
Not sure if you meant it this way, but I would be careful comparing the two characters at all, or thinking of/about Sawyer when drawing and working with Roland, because the characters are different in almost every possible way. Sawyer is all talk and hiding a scared guy inside a Tough Guy facade, whereas Roland has been made hard by a harsh world and years of rigorous, unflinching training. Also, Sawyer tries to be kind of a pretty-boy, with his hair style and whatnot. I would assume that Roland is the exact opposite -- not to say his personage wouldn't be alluring, but am saying he wouldn't put any effort into it whatsoever. Roland wouldn't put up a front of anything to appear anything to anyone. He is who he is and does what he has to, and any allure about him would likely be due to his powers of determination, will, etc., that others notice about him.
sduibek Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For what it's worth I do really like this work :) I was not trying to rag on it, I just think it's really important to shape the character correctly and keep them seperate from other characters/worlds/influences considering how fully this character has been drafted by Mr. King.
DaliborOfTheNEXUS Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!
Ariel-Giorgini Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
GREAT WORK!!!!:clap::clap::clap:
anna-becca7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
beautiful gun and hat; they're probably the most tricky to draw.
and, Sawyer as Roland? I never thought of that... out of the LOST cast, I always thought he'd be more of a Jack-looking guy.
but I can see Sawyer playing the part. hmm.
LadyMariko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Stage two! Skulls have changed their residence from left lower corner to the floating coat of the character:3 more and more messy things coming around creating organized picture. :) I love the lines marking wind as I suppose. And folds on clothing. And the gun! *.* Impressive job.
chrisperguidi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great.
gaetano125 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
Not sure I really like his face. Granted, there's nothing wrong with his face, but once you've gone through all the books and have such a strong mental image of the character, it's hard to shake it. Heh heh heh. Love everything else about it, though. The buttes have this cool kind of skeletal look to them that reminds me of decrepit buildings.
luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Jeffery, now i´m write correct your name heheh ..this is new character of new comic western books. Swayer hehe great idea.. ^^sorry for my poor inglish hehe ^^
jtwilber1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
the color version looks good, but I would have liked to have seen this completely inked......there is just something about b&w inked work that is just awesome.....
TheBandito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I mean seriously...

I love the ink work in this one, and no one gestures quite the way you do.

I love the confidence of line, and the bold pencil work.


theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
great art style!
love your drawing!
Glottis78 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it. Reminds me also of King's Gunslinger ;)
MarkMorales Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
really nice!
Gingashi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Ah- I definitely thought he looked like Sawyer from Lost and you said it right there- that's neat, you captured that essence.
Dan-Van-Cool Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super sweeeet! By that I mean, totally AWEsome.

Sorry watching clone high, damn JFK
davidyardin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional
Cool. Got a bit of a Sawyer look to his face.
jessasketch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I love the negative space effect you used with the cape and skulls.
tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
Yea. Good to see your stuff on Deviantart.
devowankenobi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Amazing as always!! Thanks for the advise you gave me at Wonder-Con last week! Looking forward to seeing more stuff from you =)
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