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Madureira Townsend Marvel Superheroes video game by TimTownsend Madureira Townsend Marvel Superheroes video game by TimTownsend
So I was contacted the other day by some people who are in the process of doing an art of Capcom book. They were looking for an image of the old Marvel vs Capcom video game cover that Joe Mad and I did back in the mid 90's, 95 I believe. After about 3 hours of going through 100's of old copies (this was done before home scanning was common place) I lucked out and found it. So here it is in all of its novice inker non-glory. This was also scanned from a photo copy so it looks even worse. Joe has always been so good that its pretty hard to look bad over him. Not that I didnt try, as evidenced here. My main excuse (aside from the fact that I sucked) is that this had to be done at the last minute. I was on vacation, visiting my brohaus', Dan Panosian, when I was contacted and told this had to be done immediately. I had hunker down in Dan's studio and get it done unexpectedly over the course of an evening. As you can see in the photo (which I found with the copy) I was less than thrilled. Good times!
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NoNameLosser Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Busted
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Adamantiel Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2016
"in all of its novice inker non-glory"

Hahaha, "non-glory." Funny. =P

And what's "I had hunker down" mean? I know no lingo.

Gotta check my oatmeal!

I love this piece! You did it in one night? Alla Frazetta? =P

Also Simon Bisley works like that. Fast and furious.

I love your and Joe's style btw. Is it just me? Do other people like the 1950s look? I can't stand it. So square and doesn't look aesthetic at all, whereas this has flare. Not all of it is "hard to look at," but just some of those box bodies... eugh. Doesn't look pretty. Not that I'm all about looks either. Also, I like Michelangelo's style but not Leonardo's 
(except for a few), although I'm sure Leonardo could do something like the Sistine style if he tried. =)
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mlh70 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
like that old ibm386 in the background. Probably running windows 3.1.  I don't think scanners were around back then.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ha! Good eye! :)
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ArielAleXCo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Never the Less... It looked awesome then.... and it looks awesome today.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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PabloPicayo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This is still pure awesomeness! one of my all time favorite pieces
comparing this to your more recent stuff I can understand what you mean.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!
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MAtteOdraws Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I actually just hung this up in the new house! I picked this up from you guys when I first met you both at Mega-Con. Man, I don't even remember what year that was but it was one of the first years of the con.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ha! Cool! I think it was around 1995.
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ScruffyScribbler Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tim Townsend - the originator of the Duck Face. Tween girls everywhere owe you a bit of gratitude, sir.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bow down before my mighty beak. :)
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Mordok78 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is your bad work?!
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup.
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Mordok78 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow.
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Yueviathan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful :eyepopping:
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Ac015 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well this is really amazing ...and cool ..You did this when you were a novice? wow using dib pens are really hard you must have practiced a lot...your one of my favorite inkers now ^^
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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L1qw1d Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Oh heck yes I remember this (or something like it lol) but wasn't it for just the Marvel fighting side scroller?
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rreadi00 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
It actually looks extremly good for it being at the last minute Tim.
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BOYKINS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its always cool seeing artist giving backstory while looking back at older work... even though i dont do what you do( though i tried especially in high school!lol!) i can relate to look at older what and saying what the fu#$ was i think with this!!!!lmao
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BOYKINS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*older work
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rod-man Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Christ the your hairstyle, the ear-ring haha..totally 90's, Love it!! It itz kool if you think you could have done better or were not good enuff then, it didnt stop fans like me from still loving the shit out of it!!
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strayfies Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I loved this old cover, it took a long time to find a version that wasn't marred by... well, game details. As a sucker for Joe Mad and your inks, this is a glorious find for me. Thanks!
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet!! Is there a coloured version? I would love to use this as a Wallpaper :D
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jtchan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I still dig it! I remember trying to track down a good image of this back in the day. I bought some gaming magazine because of it.
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TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont find it ībadī, the inking itself is pretty neat
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Jeff175 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
We are always our harshest critics, but damn! That's some fine work. I love those lines above Doom's eye. I could never do that.
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chockito13 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*(aside from the fact that I sucked)

?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? HUH?!!??!
what a #%@%$#% are you talking about? amazing inking man.
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HowdyCapitan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for unknowingly being an inspiration! i must have studied this piece alone for what felt like hours.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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jokerjester-campos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I dont see anything wrong with your inking...
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shusein Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
talk about being your own biggest critic .. you couldn't get lines this clean and smooth in illustrator .. just saying .. cause i've tried ..
fantastic work man ....
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol. Thanks. :)
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9anti Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
wow 1995 what a year... i was like 10 at that time.
I played the game and i still know the Cover art, sorry that i never read the manual to see who actually made it ^^
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HUMUNGUStudios Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
dude, that's awesome! I was just playing THAT GAME with my 5 year old son 2 days ago! I bought it because you guys did the art and always wanted it at a larger size. This is cool.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's cool! Thanks!
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Djota Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Your have afanstaic line man!!!!!I like a lot your ink work.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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BiggCaZ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Say what you want, but when I bought this game, I was really inspired why the artwork for Marvel Superheros.
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awglasgo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
All self-deprication aside, whenever you and Joe Mad teamed up, you guys created some of my favorite artwork out of any comics. Seeing this took me back to the good ole days!
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S-Babb Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love that image! I have super fond memories of your work and Joe's from the time. Thanks for posting this! I really, really like it!!!!
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Rugely Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Obviously, you have come a very long way since this work, but I suppose I merely demonstrate my novice knowledge of the fine art of inking when I say that it looks as cool as the game ever did!
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captainrosteck Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cool story man
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Redde67 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hunt 102?
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup.
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tigerfreako1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Looks awesome, great story :)
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billmeiggs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
looking like you are going to stab something with that 102 lol
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love... This... So... So... So very... *thud*
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