Elsa Bloodstone by Kenneth Rocafort

I've been a huge fan of Kenneth Rocafort's work ever since I caught the first glimpse of the Madame Mirage trade in our local comic shop. I fell so in love with his linework and color pallette that I spent days with my nose in the book without even remembering to read the story. His work still leves me with that same awed feeling every time I see it. And there aren't that many artists in the world who have that affect on me.

 The Madame Mirage TPB cover by Kenneth Rocafort. 
I am not 100% sure if he or Blond colored this one?

Now after starting this blog a few days ago I've been going through all the stuff I can do with my new toy. As I started adding blogs I love I just bumped into Kenneth Rocafort's The Rocafort Files. I have no idea why I've never before thought of looking for his blog as I follow a lot of other artists pages quite faithfully. Never the less there it was and full of the most elaborate pictures. After salivating uncontrollably for a while I just knew I had to color one. I had no plans to post it anywhere but I am so happy with the outcome that I just can't stop myself.

So here are first his original lines for Elsa Bloodstone


and then my colored version of her. I am pretty happy with this one myself, what do you guys think?


Please Mr. Rocafort, don't kill me for abusing your work like this. Prettyplease?

Comments

  1. Beautiful piece. i like how you've managed to remain faithful to lineart, to magnify it's clarity and power.
    One of your best coloring works yet for sure.

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  2. Thank you! I really tried to keep to Rocafort's style up to the point of making the linework toned instead of the hard black I normally use.

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  3. Thanks ZT! I'm kinda falling in love with this grittier textured style right now :D

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  4. Hi Sari!!!

    Don't worry I wouldn't kill you :D In fact I'm glad you appreciate my art and that you did a nice interpretation with your colors. If this is your first color work of mine I expect is not the last one ;) Take care!

    Data: All the covers that I draw of Madame Mirage are color by me and the first 3 pages of issue #1

    kr.
    d-_-b
    Kenneth
    Rocafort

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  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer!
    I'm just normally really careful to have the permission of the original artist before I post anything of them anywhere so I was really worried about this one :)

    I can promise this will not be the last one of your pieces I'll color as I really do love your work :)

    And thank you on the info. I knew about the pages but didn't find the info of the covers anywhere.

    Sari Sariola

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  6. Love it! =O i am following you on twitter, and sent you a message (but obviously you didn't get it XD) i love your rocafort colors! do you take requests? if so, i would love to see you color something of Michael Turner's ! =O

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  7. Sorry, I answered you as soon as I saw your messge. I try to check Twitter as often as possible but still don't do it often enough :)

    I'll get to the Michael Turner pic as soon as I find the time, I'm coloring 3 comics at the moment of which two are ongoing so my time is sadly a bit limited. I love Turners style so I can't wait to color something from him :)

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