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LABYRINTH by JeffStokely LABYRINTH by JeffStokely
FINALLY! Getting to post some cool stuff.

And what happened to those Post-Comic-Con follow ups I promised? BAH! Right out the window with those. I've been back for over a week and have been chained to my desk. Literally. Im pretty grateful for the scraps they slide under my door though. Actually there is some really really badical stuff in the works right now that I'm very lucky to be a part of. Delving back into my roots in animation...

OK. Onto this piece. This was done for my buddy Jake Forbes and his book Tokyopop’s Return to Labyrinth vol.4 which is hitting stores this month! Like the plug? No? Too bad.
He asked me to do a pin up for the magical and final 4th volume to his New York Time's best seller and I jumped like a foaming dog at the opportunity. I sort of wish I had more time however, this was only done in 2 days.

If I were to touch the surface of how much I love this movie, the design, the story, the visual fucking genius that is Brian Froud (who I TOTALLY got to meet at SDCC), David Bowie............. and his "Bowie Constricter" Yeah I said it. It would fill tomes.

Anyways that's all for now. I might post some comic pages to pass the time soon. Until then I apologize once more for the neglect and I am very grateful for all the new followers! THANK YOU!

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minhquach94 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
Phenomenal!! I really like the patterns that bridge between the bottom character's hair to the top one's outfit!
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Lyndale1608 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
I love this picture but, and I hope you will understand that I am not writing this as a criticism, rather a suggestion, if you ever decide to do further work on it, I think you might want to add some element to the crystal ball. While I understand the contrasts of light adding form, a hint of something within the crystal (not Bowie's hand or the more infamous anatomical area) would help to describe the shape of a sphere, rather than a flat plane. It need not fill the space, taking away the light/dark composition, perhaps just a hint of the Escher based staircase, distorted by the crystal's shape, where a sphere would normally have a highlight (or used as an inverse curve, since the passage of light through a transparent, sphere can also cause a lowlight within the sphere itself.) I feel like the style of your picture would merge nicely with that, since it has an Escher like touch in some of the detail already. I hope you aren't offended by my comment, I wouldn't have made it if I didn't think your work wasn't so good already.
(I have to confess, the idea of taking the Escher stairs, which are pictorial distortion in their own right, which were then distorted further for the whole staircase room, and distorting them again to define the curvature of a sphere is so appealing to me, I wish I could still grip tools well enough to draw that myself!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional
Thanks :) Though I won't be working on this piece anymore as it is now five years old. The image consists of my favorite themes and imagery from the film, the ball is left empty on purpose for the viewer to fill with whatever they imagine is missing (perhaps their favorite imagery from the film). It's quite obviously an image that focuses on flow of composition, mesh of concept, and illusions rather than one that focuses on realistic rendering throughout. I decided to leave the sphere blank rather than bogging it down with further detail. The viewer is plenty capable of that ;) Part of the beauty of the film is in it's imagination.
Thanks for you thoughts.
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ReaderByLamplight Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
A fitting tribute to a fond childhood memory. The original movie is admittedly very much of its age, but it seems to have ingrained itself lastingly into the psyche, thanks to the inspired visual concepts of Froud / Henson, ludicrously appropriate casting in David Bowie as Jareth (Ziggy Stardust as the Goblin King ? somehow this goes beyond the let's-put-a-rockstar-in-our-family-film trope of which the eighties were so fond of) -- and timeless narrative themes still very much present in today's fan fiction.

Since the actual artwork on display here has been amply and justly lauded in previous comments, I will not elaborate, except to mention that what attracted me first, apart from mere nostalgia, was the sheer effectiveness of the design, all fluidity and misleading symmetry (that, and the marvelously organic swarm of goblins, doing whatever goblins do behind Bowie's back).
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IrisMatildaForeman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous! Reminds one of an Aubrey Beardsley illustration.
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BlackDustx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*_________* i love it!!!!!!!
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ZuhGiggler Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I have the shirt :D
This would make THE COOLEST back portrait tattoo EVER.
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional
Thanks!!
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grafmason Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
stunning.
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AMacabreFox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I request you carve this onto my gravestone its so perfect
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mericroe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!
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JesmondCat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Purchased a print of this at yesterday's Comic Con in Leeds, England (2013).... Jeff you are the man. Great to meet you.
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Dalyla-Imaginarium Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the movie! An now I love your art!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional
Thank you so much! : )
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Dalyla-Imaginarium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!
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Hypnosite Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Stuningly awesome. Those details!!!
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AlimationX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning!
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Mushtac Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
EPIC
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
to good for words!
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BeyondtheSmile Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Where may I purchase a T-shirt with this wonderful work on it? It is truly brilliant.
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much!
Unfortunately there are no shirts left, it was a limited exclusive Tee Fury run. But you can get prints at [link] :)
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive! :o
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shinedust Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I was wondering who made this, I bought this design on a t-shirt last year. I love it so much...I wonder if you got any of the money...?
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks!! I did get some of your money hahaha
I love meeting people who bought one, makes my day :D
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shinedust Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:aww: Awesome! I'm glad it didn't go to one of the many people who just print DA stuff and claim it as their own. & yes, I love the design so much that we actually framed the shirt and have it in the master bedroom. So, very happy, you have lovely work!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional
Oh wow! Thats awesome. I have prints of it available in my online store [link] that way you can wear the shirt!!
They'll be back on sale in January :)
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shinedust Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
^^; we actually have a whole 'framed t-shirt' theme going on in our home. But I may look into prints as gifts for up-coming birthdays. :)
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional
That's cool too! :D
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so gorgeous. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with Sarah's hair!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thank you!! It was fun :)
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Lamorien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliant, I love it!!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks!!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Writer
:+fav: Brought here from the link left by the person who colored this line drawing. It's wonderful. Thanks.
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Cool! Glad you like it :)
Thank you
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   Writer
I like your avatar, too. :) And you're very welcome.
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Andvili Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gratz on the triple-credit DD for this piece! It's amazing!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks!! Pretty exciting :D
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
All I can say is wow. :heart:
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional
Thank you :)
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Had a crack at coloring this! thought I'd link you the result!

[link] great lines to work on. thanks!
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Wow, man! Really cool. I love the warm to cool color temperature progression
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks like the general public approves aswell! it got a daily deviation.
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
I saw! Congrats dude!! XD
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cheers man! hope it sends a bunch of people your way aswell, you deserve it more for that piece then I do.
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers man!
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Celestial-Gold Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job with incorporating the different elements! I do love clean lines.
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JeffStokely Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
Thank you! It was a lot of fun :)
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NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Artist
I REALLY LOVE the collage! Great job, Jeff!
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Nightmaree-moon-sis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I saw that movie
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