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Tempation's Wings by JWadeWebb Tempation's Wings by JWadeWebb
Pencils by Mike DeBalfo, lines can be found here.

I'm really digging some of the stuff Mike's been coming up with lately. I'm also grateful he's let me color some of it as well, it gives me a chance to try new things (never colored a desert scene like this before!) and try to improve.

The published cover is colored to be Alice from Zenescope's Wonderland series (find the colored cover here). And since it was colored by the great Nei Ruffino, I was always worried about "copying" what she did. Mike was really wanting to see this colored with Calie instead, and so that's the direction I went. Mike's been great with this, he's given some pointers along the way which I've went with.

All that said, there may be more edits, but I felt it was at least ready to be posted. Let me know what you think!

Lines: Mike DeBalfo :iconsquirrelshaver:
Colors: me :iconjwwebb:

Calie is property of Zenescope Entertainment
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:icongekkoukitsune:
GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fantastic illustration.
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:iconriverrooster:
RIVERROOSTER Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
unbelivable!
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:icontimmylikesex:
timmylikesex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
so is that a chupacabra behind the rock or just a realy gnarly lizard?
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
God, I STILL love this.
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:iconimmortal45:
Immortal45 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Artist
Very cool
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:iconartistafrustrado:
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
total sexyness x3 ...awesome coloring 8D
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:iconteddy09:
teddy09 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Awesome Colors Wade!!!!
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:iconcolandra79:
colandra79 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Traditional Artist
Awesome! That's a great song too. Nice work!
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow! i really like this version! pretty cool!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
:D awesome color work bro... ya can't go wrong with a hot brunette in cowboy boots! ;) :thumbsup:
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:iconlittlefernanda:
littleFernanda Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!! :aww: I like the cowgirl.
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:icondreki:
Dreki Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Im tempted!
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:iconalfangel2003:
alfangel2003 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Great work! congrats
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:iconstarbug17:
starbug17 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it simpy brilliant pic
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:iconjanequile:
janeQuile Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
loving it!
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:iconwegj:
wegj Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
nice colors

WEGJ
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:iconfirepunk626:
firepunk626 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work man. And love seeing the sign changed to Tucson.
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
So she's alice eh... quite a dark take on the subject matter it would appear.
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
This really her daughter, Calie. Yeah, it is a rather series of books, a very demented twist loosely based on the Lewis Carrol story.
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Yeah, darker takes on Alice in wonderland are a popular story...
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:icongeekettegallery:
geekettegallery Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Love the different coloring from the original cover. The boots are wicked awesome looking. :-)
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thanks! I was worried about the boots not looking right.
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:icongeekettegallery:
geekettegallery Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
If you can find them, I'd buy a pair. :-P

Also, thanks for the llama... I think..? :-D
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Yep, I sent you one.
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:iconelflaymo:
elflaymo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Wicked Stuff!!
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Deathlynx69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I love the touches of Dali scattered around and the little Jaberwalki hiding out...As for your part, gorgeous colors as always! I like the fade into the background off to the left of the pic...
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
The desert and the asphalt are not the only HAWT things around, lines and colours superbs
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:icontheprincessnightmare:
ThePrincessNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome! like her better with the dark hair, great job!
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:iconlahmiaraven:
LahmiaRaven Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing colours dude! Love it!
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It's not Nei, but I did try!
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:iconlahmiaraven:
LahmiaRaven Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you did a fuckin mint job man, top notch!
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:iconproject4studios:
project4studios Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I saw this at the Phoenix Con! Good stuff, man!
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:? Mike had this coloring there?
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:iconproject4studios:
project4studios Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Yeah, I totally remember it. Colored version and all. It really caught my attention. Great work, man.
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Ah, cool. I didn't realize he had it with him.
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:iconsquirrelshaver:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
No, we had the blonde version at the Phoenix Con. This one will make an official debut at Tucson on November 7th.
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
:thumbsup:
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:iconbadattitudeink:
BadAttitudeInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard of Tucson where's Tuscon ? :D

Nice work dude ! As Always.
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Just now getting this... *slaps own head*
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:iconbadattitudeink:
BadAttitudeInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl: Welcome to the party :D
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:iconjwadewebb:
JWadeWebb Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I thought it was in New Jersey...

I forgot to mention I did use a lot of hard brush in this one, though it doesn't look like it. :lol:
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:iconbadattitudeink:
BadAttitudeInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I see it clearly. It's fairly obvious. :D
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clayvsc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Very good! :nod:
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