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Kaiju Corps Monsters and Dames 2015 submission by daneault
Kaiju Corps Monsters and Dames 2015 submission
My submission for Emerald City Comicon's Monsters and Dames book for 2015.

Drawn completely in illustrator cs5
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Raise Your Voice - Black Canary-Inspired POPaganda by daneault
Raise Your Voice - Black Canary-Inspired POPaganda
A Black Canary-Inspired Propaganda piece based on an idea from my wife.

I wanted to design a piece inspired by a character without it being a pinup. Anyone can draw a hot girl picture. The trick come when you want to make a statement without using a hot chick pic. I hope I've managed t do that here.
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Explore Mars by daneault
Explore Mars

NEW ART - EXPLORE MARS

It's that time of the year again, when we're gearing up for our fall/winter cons and I'm producing more artwork than I have all year. YAY!

Today's new piece is kind of a love letter to science, NASA and the entire idea of Space exploration. Like a lot of people, I was glued to the NASA website on August 6 when Curiosity lit on the surface of Mars. My brain lit up; "I should do some art about this. What, though?" Then a couple of weeks passed. The Mars idea had kind of receded to the back of my mind and my friends, thedoubleclicks​, released their beautiful tribute to Curiosity. That song caused some of the Mars seeds in my brain to actually germinate and I started seeing how this piece could come out. But, I still hadn't landed on the correct format, so back to the back burner it went to grow a little more. Meanwhile, I made more art, went to more shows. I figured out how to produce loooong 12"x36" giclée prints. My first one was a Jurassic Park themed print for a gallery in Seattle. Then a Mass Effect themed one for a traveling gallery show in Kansas City. I started really liking this new format. But the idea, the all-important spark, had kind of stalled in the back of my head. Then, I was at Denver Comicon last June, and a gentleman who identified himself as an engineer on the next Mars lander came up to my booth and asked, "why don't you have any Mars-related pieces?" That did it. I was off to the races. I knew it needed to happen. So, during the middle run of my 2014 convention season, I sketched layouts, wrote and scrapped taglines, and  pondered "should my Mars piece include Curiosity? What about Opportunity?" 

And then it hit me. I was talking to ashliehammond​ about it, just throwing out taglines (rarely does an image come to me without a tagline first) and we landed on "Satisfy Your Curiosity." We had it. This was IT! Within a week, I had a workable sketch and I got started in Illustrator. As I was putting it together, I realized "satisfy your curiosity" wasn't enough. I could add "Explore Mars", but still - missing something. Then I remembered Opportunity, our other live rover (RIP, Spirit). It clicked. It FIT. I was home. 

So there. The journey from an idea to finished piece. Sorry about the length of this post. I know I don't write this much usually, but I'm really happy with how this piece came out. I hope you guys like it as much.

If you would like to see the actual final print, (and maybe buy one) come find us at rosecitycomiccon​ Sept. 20-21. This will make it's real life debut there at our booth (1212).

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Explore Mars
12x36 Giclee print on watercolor paper.
Signed and Numbered edition of 40
Price $65 unframed

Created in adobe illustrator cs5 with the pen tool and eraser.

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Blasto X: Jellyfish of Justice Movie Poster by daneault
Blasto X: Jellyfish of Justice Movie Poster
This is a piece I was commissioned to do based on one of Mass Effect's best recurring background characters (IMO). This was a lot of fun because I was tasked with keeping the color palette limited, so this is only 4 colors (counting black and white).

Drawn ENTIRELY in Illustrator CS5 with the Pen Tool.

Asari model based on gen00b.deviantart.com/art/Asar…
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daneault
Dane Ault
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United States
Current Residence: Portland, OR
Favourite genre of music: ditto
Favourite photographer: ansel adams
Favourite style of art: Comics
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Spider-Man
Personal Quote: You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only ge
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:iconsoren7550:
soren7550 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Writer
Thanks for joining The Nerdery! Please, enjoy our collection of high quality nerdy works. 
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Skargill Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!
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daneault Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you! :)
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party: 
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daneault Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you!
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Lemmy-koopaling Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
Did you had a good one? ^^
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daneault Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
it was pretty good, yeah! :)
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Doughnutborn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student
Hey, mind if I ask what program you are using for your posters? By the way, they're pretty cool and very attractive to the eye. :D
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daneault Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I use illustrator to do the heavy lifting and photoshop to add textures/age. :) Thanks!
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ei9 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014

 Hi Dane,


    WOWSERS!! I'M Blown away by your drawings man, they just absoluety reeks of badass awesomeness and kickass greatness. I have a few of your masterpieces in my faves and can't wait for your upcoming stuff in the future. You got yourself a brand new fan in me. Keep kicking some serious ass out there my man and Godspeed!

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