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    Sobreiro: Great! I love all the petals. Her head almost looks like a heart instead of an orchid...

    Dario: That's totally insane. Is the ring on her head? Shooting cosmic rays into black smoke? Zombie with an ass-for-a-face? Yeah, insane.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    @Pia Guerra - Did you draw a band-aid below her left knee? The thought of that made me smile (not always an easy thing to do).
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    Full week getting freelance work out of the way for SPX next weekend, so I might not be able to drop any work into this week's REMAKE thread.
    Good stuff so far, everyone's bringing their A-game.
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    I couldn't resist. Finally made some time for a quickie attempt.

    BLACK ORCHID
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      CommentAuthorryankelly
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009 edited
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    The Black Orchid

    funrama.blogspot.com

    Oh shite, It must be like 10 years bad luck submitting after Ben Templesmith.
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    Are you kidding? You just wiped the floor with me sir! :) Great stuff.
    • CommentAuthorDBed
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    @ Pia Guerra, Sobreiro, Ben Templesmith & ryankelly: OUTSTANDING!

    Black Orchid by DBed
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    Damn, this thread is getting better and better, I'm glad I didn't had to follow Templesmith and Ryan Kelly!
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    In the week I decide to contribute a 'gassy ring' joke T-Shirt design to the R/R thread... Pia goes and produces a wonderful pic - and then Ben Templesmith decides to join in - and then ryankelly hits it out the park! I promise to do a 'proper' illo next week!
    • CommentAuthorPia Guerra
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    @MrMonk actually that's a hole in her nylons but a band-aid is a great idea.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009 edited
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    Astounding set of images to follow, holy damn.

    So, per my usual attempt to break the concept as much as possible, I tried to envision a lithe, flowery looking maiden with something other than a ring on her finger. Neck rings and the Karen tribes people of Myanmar served as an inspiration, and so...

    blackorochidgirl

    It's the hair-do that sells it, I think.

    ( As usual, Creative Commons applies. )
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
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    Feeling just a little intimidated posting on the same page as some of my favourite artists, but here goes...
    blackorchid_final.jpg
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    sebfowler: Nipple rings equal beautiful genius!

    Berserker: Love the smoke out of the mouth.

    DBed: Looks like an Umbrella Academy character. Neat-O.

    Templesmith: I'd read that!

    Ryan Kelly: Looks like superhero Flashdance.
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    Here's mine:
    Black Orchid,Remake,Remodel,Andrew Nixon,Frequentcontributor,Comic,Warren Ellis,Whitechapel,Dr. Suess
    I've been doing Dr. Suess themed paintings for my roommate's brother's baby's bathroom (whew...), and so I've been re-creating some of the book pages. Just felt like playing around with the Suess style, although it is difficult to think how he would have, obviously... Fun, anyway...
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    It's about time you showed up here, Ben. ... Slacker. ;)

    Beautifull work here this week.
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    Berserker: Your smoke FX kick ass. The ink job is outstanding!

    Templesmith and Ryan Kelly, nice of you to stop in. Very glad you did, thanks!
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    Now I'm really really wishing I had a computer of my own.
    • CommentAuthordnwilliams
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2009
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    @ DBed

    my fav thus far, love the gas mark and the lining of the coat!
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      CommentAuthorridgely
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2009
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    @ DBed Adore the outfit. Wildly over-budget on a secretary's salary, but a superhero never gets nabbed for after-hours looting at Vivienne Westwood.
    @Pia Guerra: Dude, she looks uncannily like Ariana with shorter hair. Nice inadvertent double-tribute.
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      CommentAuthorD.Miranda
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2009
     (6806.20)
    There's a Beta fish variation known as a Black Orchid, so I went the Underwater way :
    Black Orchid
    I worked on a "visible gaz" version, but my photoshop skills are pretty much limited to Image cropping. The result sucked so much I had astrophysicians coming to my house, wondering about the black hole-like readings they were getting.

    This remake/remodel has started in a very impressive way...
    @Ben Templesmith : Since the beginning of the Remakes, I was hoping for the appearance of two artists who had a past/present history with Mr. Ellis (the other being Stuart Immonen - one can wish...). Hell, I got to play on the same court as Ben Templesmith?! This is exhilarating, I feel honored...
    @SebFowler, @FrequentContributor: Awesome remakes!