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Killgore and Melissa by ReillyBrown
Killgore and Melissa
I think this may be one of my favorite drawings I’ve ever made.  Looking at it just makes me unreasonably happy, and I just had to color it.  It’s Killgore and Melissa from our studio’s DD&D game last year.  You can check out the whole adventure here.
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Deadpoolvs Sentinels by ReillyBrown
Deadpoolvs Sentinels
Here’s a commission of Deadpool fighting a bunch of toy sentinels. Or is it a giant Deadpool fighting a bunch of regular sized sentinels?  Or perhaps Deadpool’s over large, and the sentinels are extra small at the same time?
You be the judge!   
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"There is no payment to artists for artwork used in the Capcom Fighting Tribute book. All selected artwork becomes the property of Capcom."

So it says in the Udon Capcom Tribute Book rules for entry--
capcomfightingtribute.com/subm…

Shockingly similar situation to the journal entry I posted about recently about people contacting me about using my work for free isn't it?
  BullshitSometimes people try to pull some shit that is so shady it hurts my brain.
I was recently contacted by an online retailer who wanted to "promote" my artwork by putting it on their products that they sell, such as tee-shirts, prints, and who knows what else.  People, by no stretch of the imagination is this promotion, this is straight up asking to use my work for free as if they're providing some sort of service to me.  This is exactly the sort of thing that I would normally sell my artwork for, which is how I make my income. 
To any young artists out there, please don't ever fall for some crap like this.  From looking at his website, it looks like no one has fallen for it yet, but I've seen other, similar, predatory business models that have successfully exploited artists.  When you make artwork you put in time and labor, and you should never give that away for free, especially not to people who are trying to make money for themselves, but aren't willing to sha
 

If this were a "contest" that was only open to students, or amateur artists, this would be fine.  Those are people still trying to get their feet off the ground, and it's a rare chance to get their work into the world.  However, once you allow professionals into the mix, you're limiting the amateurs chances of getting the opportunity, and you're treating professionals as if they're not professionals.

I truly believe that no professional should take a job where the payment is the "privileged" of doing the work.  
Please refer to one of my favorite sites on the entire vast internet-- shouldiworkforfree.com/
If Udon is your mom, obviously that changes things, but otherwise...

I'm a professional, I get treated like a professional, paid like a professional or I don't do the job.
All this really is is an attempt to get free content (that they will own forever) for a high-priced product.
I know what you're thinking-- "but I love Capcom games!  Even though I'm a professional working on another property, I want to draw a Capcom character too!"
Well shit, bro, I love Capcom too, and I'll tell you, nothing's stopping me from drawing those characters all damn day if I wanted to.  But I'm not going to give those drawings-- that time and labor-- to a company who plans on making money off of them FOR FREE.  Until I give them that art, I still own that art and can do whatever I wish with it, or at least whatever I'm able to with characters that I don't own the trademark for, such as put it on my website, which the rules for this "contest" bans.

You may also be thinking "but what about Spectrum?  That's a highly respected publication each year, and they don't pay their artists for content, in fact you actually have to pay an entrance fee!" The difference, my friend, is that Spectrum is an art contest where they actually give out awards for excellence, they accept previously published work, they don't expect exclusive publication rights, and most importantly of all, they don't claim ownership over those entries.  Oh, and also, the books don't cost $80.
Now, if Udon gave out awards for "who can draw the best M. Bison" or whatever, well shit, that changes everything.  It might be worth something to walk away after winning the 2015 M. Bison award.  
Until then, unless Udon is your mom, have more respect for your profession. 
Sometimes people try to pull some shit that is so shady it hurts my brain.
I was recently contacted by an online retailer who wanted to "promote" my artwork by putting it on their products that they sell, such as tee-shirts, prints, and who knows what else.  People, by no stretch of the imagination is this promotion, this is straight up asking to use my work for free as if they're providing some sort of service to me.  This is exactly the sort of thing that I would normally sell my artwork for, which is how I make my income. 
To any young artists out there, please don't ever fall for some crap like this.  From looking at his website, it looks like no one has fallen for it yet, but I've seen other, similar, predatory business models that have successfully exploited artists.  When you make artwork you put in time and labor, and you should never give that away for free, especially not to people who are trying to make money for themselves, but aren't willing to share it with you. 
That's bullshit.
Always remember: Artists die of exposure.   
Lobo vs Deadpool by ReillyBrown
Lobo vs Deadpool
Lobo vs Deadpool.  Ten Ton Studiomate Jeremy Colwell did me the honors of coloring this bad boy up. 

When you go to the comic store today remember to pick up the brand new Lobo #2, and the collected edition of Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet from last week!
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"There is no payment to artists for artwork used in the Capcom Fighting Tribute book. All selected artwork becomes the property of Capcom."

So it says in the Udon Capcom Tribute Book rules for entry--
capcomfightingtribute.com/subm…

Shockingly similar situation to the journal entry I posted about recently about people contacting me about using my work for free isn't it?
  BullshitSometimes people try to pull some shit that is so shady it hurts my brain.
I was recently contacted by an online retailer who wanted to "promote" my artwork by putting it on their products that they sell, such as tee-shirts, prints, and who knows what else.  People, by no stretch of the imagination is this promotion, this is straight up asking to use my work for free as if they're providing some sort of service to me.  This is exactly the sort of thing that I would normally sell my artwork for, which is how I make my income. 
To any young artists out there, please don't ever fall for some crap like this.  From looking at his website, it looks like no one has fallen for it yet, but I've seen other, similar, predatory business models that have successfully exploited artists.  When you make artwork you put in time and labor, and you should never give that away for free, especially not to people who are trying to make money for themselves, but aren't willing to sha
 

If this were a "contest" that was only open to students, or amateur artists, this would be fine.  Those are people still trying to get their feet off the ground, and it's a rare chance to get their work into the world.  However, once you allow professionals into the mix, you're limiting the amateurs chances of getting the opportunity, and you're treating professionals as if they're not professionals.

I truly believe that no professional should take a job where the payment is the "privileged" of doing the work.  
Please refer to one of my favorite sites on the entire vast internet-- shouldiworkforfree.com/
If Udon is your mom, obviously that changes things, but otherwise...

I'm a professional, I get treated like a professional, paid like a professional or I don't do the job.
All this really is is an attempt to get free content (that they will own forever) for a high-priced product.
I know what you're thinking-- "but I love Capcom games!  Even though I'm a professional working on another property, I want to draw a Capcom character too!"
Well shit, bro, I love Capcom too, and I'll tell you, nothing's stopping me from drawing those characters all damn day if I wanted to.  But I'm not going to give those drawings-- that time and labor-- to a company who plans on making money off of them FOR FREE.  Until I give them that art, I still own that art and can do whatever I wish with it, or at least whatever I'm able to with characters that I don't own the trademark for, such as put it on my website, which the rules for this "contest" bans.

You may also be thinking "but what about Spectrum?  That's a highly respected publication each year, and they don't pay their artists for content, in fact you actually have to pay an entrance fee!" The difference, my friend, is that Spectrum is an art contest where they actually give out awards for excellence, they accept previously published work, they don't expect exclusive publication rights, and most importantly of all, they don't claim ownership over those entries.  Oh, and also, the books don't cost $80.
Now, if Udon gave out awards for "who can draw the best M. Bison" or whatever, well shit, that changes everything.  It might be worth something to walk away after winning the 2015 M. Bison award.  
Until then, unless Udon is your mom, have more respect for your profession. 

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ReillyBrown
Reilly Brown
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a comic book artist, currently spending most of my time working for Marvel. I've worked on a bunch of different books, including Cable & Deadpool, Incredible Hercules, Prince of Power, New Warriors, and Amazing Spider-Man, as well as a bunch of other things.

I've got an art studio in Brooklyn, and I'm also a founding member of TenTonStudios.com, which is an online collective of a bunch of kick-ass artists and potty-mouthed delinquents and a great place to share, critique and discuss artwork.

If you're interested in picking up some of my original artwork, check out my gallery at Anthony's Comic Book Art-- www.anthonyscomicbookart.com/A…


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Here's a list of the cons I'm confirmed for so far in 2014--

Tidewater Comic Con-- April 12, Virginia Beach, VA

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo-- April 24-27, Calgary, Canada

Motor City Comic Con-- May 16-18, Detroit, MI

NYCC Special Edition-- On June 14-15, New York, NY

Heroes Con-- June 21-22, Charlotte, NC (look for me at Khary Randolph's table)

SDCC-- July 24-27, San Diego, CA

Baltimore Comic Con-- September 5-7, Baltimore, MD

NYCC-- October 9-12, New York, NY

And more as well!
I'll update the list as the year goes, so check back here if you're curious.
Look for me in artist's alley, and hopefully I'll see you there!

Current Residence: twitter.com/Reilly_Brown reillybrown.tumblr.com/

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:iconhumoman:
humoman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Artist
OMG!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOBOOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBOBO
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:iconamanpaul:
AmanPaul Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are officially one of my favorite artists in the universe! I can't believe I wasn't watching you! Guess I'll have to fix that! Your gallery is magnificent! You're awesome! :-) ;-) :-) ;-)
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:iconanttwin:
anttwin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man
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:iconhumoman:
humoman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artist
Looking forward to Lobo#1 
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SeanLeeArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!  Love your work!
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jaredjlee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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Estonius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Happy Date o' Birth, Dude!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:cake::tea:
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
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Timothy-Brown Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Reilly! Here's to another year of badass artwork!
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