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On They Came by shoomlah On They Came by shoomlah
A portrait of Nat Love/Deadwood Dick for Tiki Machine's upcoming Western-themed art book, which should be debuting at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

Nat was a knockout black cowboy with a pretty impressive autobiography and, not being one to give up any chance to draw bison, I decided to draw from the chapter in his book about a Buffalo stampede:

"A Buffalo Stampede--On They Came, a Maddened, Plunging Snorting, Bellowing Mass of Horns and Hoofs."

...So rad. You can check out some more WIP sketches over on the blog, and I'll make sure to let you all know when the book's out and available.

-C
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing lines!
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falsedelic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet. Deadwood Dick. Don't see him mentioned much. Bravo!
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RawSunlight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! nuff said :)
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KiddWulf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS!!
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Newway12 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
this is pretty cool
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:iconthehorribleman:
thehorribleman Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
just great
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:iconishawee:
ISHAWEE Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
one of my favorite pics here on dA, seriously!!!
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:iconishawee:
ISHAWEE Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
one of my favorite pics here on dA!!! seriously!
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Munkii-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Wow
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DieKunster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfull...

The lines of the horse are beutifull, the color so soft. I fall in love with this illustration. Congrazt!
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NiseiNinja Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love the colors and the looseness of the sketch! Excellent work.
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juantomajok Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
gorgeous colors
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:iconwxiao:
Wxiao Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice style
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horseswithmoustaches Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous
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threefourthsginger Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely stunning!! :faint: I just love everything about this piece! <3
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing! Love the colors and the very expressive illustration. Great work! :aww:
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StraightEdge1977 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Love Art Nouveau linework and sunset colors!
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minnoh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
;___; I wish I could afford an art book like that. It sounds fantastic, and if the other submissions are like yours, it would be an amazing opportunity to learn about new styles and colours.

The lineart is brilliant and so fluid! And it should go without saying that your use of colour is exceptional.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Lil-Muse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I love the sense of movement here :)
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IcarusWing87 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This picture alone just made me go and buy this book. Its incredible. Also got the Monster Mythos: A folklore Bestiary. Cant wait for them to come in the mail.
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hinchen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your work is... so amazing. so graphic. The compositions are so perfect. the color scheme... blows me away, always. The lines - so smooth. so full of expression.
You are truly an amazing artist!:star:
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nightowlartwork Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so amazing, your work is truly an inspiration for me
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconparanoidpoozle:
ParanoidPoozle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Wow! I love your lines! :la:
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StephanyeBeast Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
beautiful
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Ghostcub Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE HORSES! And the anatomy and lines are so. . .CLEEAANNN...How did you do the lineart and how do you draw humans? ;A;
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HEWhite Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I love your use of color to really sell the idea of this image taking place in an arid climate.
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Brycedius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I know him, well, I didnt grow up with him but yes I did a few reference studies on him
this is very great piece
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible, the lineat and composition is astounding, I love the colors used and the contrasting tones. You are so impressive, I adore your work and I think the best thing is that each image tells a story and the historical element of each piece is such a joy to me :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hella stylish. Really enjoying the purple pony. ;)
I had a dream a while ago about a gunslinger/cowboy type hero who rode a "Plum Dun" mare. :lmao: So this is perfect!
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Yohgami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece, the colours are amazing :heart:
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olnewtalkiii Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
awesome...thanks for sharing
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:iconmegamouth:
megamouth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
GORGEOUS!
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itorthedinosaur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I adore the color combinations here!
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:iconthe-iby:
The-Iby Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome lines, and the colours go together so well!
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ClubAdventure Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I love the way you layered the images. Quite sexay.
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CrimeanDoodler Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I read this dude's autobiography, but I didn't expect to find fanart of him -- very cool.
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fleebites Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous with its clean lines, bright colours and the 'feel' of movement. And the buffalo adds an entirely new dimension to the whole job, both aesthetically and meaningfully. Beautiful, beautiful work.
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uisolui Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
the colors are so gorgeous, and totally give the portrait a 'western' feel. The linework and composition are also great. The expressions on the horse and bison are so strong that I do wish Nat's expression was a little less muted and more expressive, but the body language and sense of movement are incredible- I really like it :D
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lifebytrailanderror Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Digital Artist
What a beautiful bison!
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aedifico Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty cool! I love the coloring, and the horse and buffalo look amazing. Well done! :)
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Choiicho Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I featured this piece in my journal, cause it's awesome! :D
Just so you know ^^ -->[link]
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sequential-xo Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Loving everything about this!
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thousandfoldart Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Who arrives at colors like this?!
This is going in my personal reference file!
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carpe--noctem Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaaahh, he shouldn't be so hard to pull the reins! The western bridles are so sharp and hard in action, it acts as a lever., it can break the horse's mandible D:
However I really like this drawing, is very dynamic.
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NeverBeenDarkMarked Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! I love the colours, and the detail!
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chopper481 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE the lines and the colours and the positioning of everything. Beautiful! <3
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HowdyCapitan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
so effin' good! the use of color and line and texture is damn good. i love how the colors play with one another; it's like looking at Maxfield Parrish.
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