Judge Death – Kevin Phillips


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Art imitating life?

Art imitating death perhaps?

Art imitating Media Whores?

Media Whores imitating art?

Or just the team at Google having a little bit more fun with their ‘advanced algorithm’ artificial intelligence search results?




Judge Death – the ethereal nemesis of Judge Dredd. Started life as a pretty quick doodle, figured ‘may as well paint it’ just for fun. As with all art, this is at a stage where I needed to complete (abandon) it or I would still keep spotting tweaks and going ad-infinitum until my brain melted.

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Life is a crime… Apparently.

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Started out as a rough pencil sketch, scanned and just had fun painting the mouth… Started Helmet, but stopped because, eh…

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…it was completely wrong. Drew in some guidelines and redrew the helmet to match a little better. Painted – dropped the rivet idea…

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After a little discolouring, vignette and a small amount of Iris blur… Added a bit of ‘ethereal’ smoke and finished it up…





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