Friday, February 7, 2014

Celestials: Tiamut the Dreaming Celestial (Part 1)

Tiamut the Dreaming Celestial

There are essentially two versions of Tiamut: The Dreaming Celestial.  This one is from the mid-80's, where I first encountered the story of The Dreaming Celestial in the pages of the 12-Part Eternals mini-series.  The story involved a Deviant, Ghaur, attempting to tap into the energies of a "Dreaming Celestial" to become a godlike being, crush his enemies, and establish himself as master of all he surveyed.  Y'know, the usual.

There is also a golden armored version who appeared for 2 pages in the original Jack Kirby Eternals series (Issue #18, if you're interested), and then made his appearance again in another Eternals series in the mid-2000's.  And, since there are two versions, I will be doing the golden-armored Tiamut in my next post.

Here's the original pic.  While he was drawn in the mini-series with two circular eyes and some lines across his face plate, I sorta liked the nebulous energy idea and gave his face a Kirby Crackle, instead.

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STEP ONE:  I used a blue lead 0.5mm mechanical pencil on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock for the pencils.

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STEP TWO:  The inking was done with a fine point Sharpie Non-Bleed pen and a PITT Brush tip pen to fill in the black areas and add some line variation.

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STEP THREE:  I scanned the image into PhotoShop and colorized it with a MULTIPLY Layer, keeping the color scheme somewhat consistent to the previous Celestials entries I did for the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: REDUX EDITION.

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This was done with pen-and-ink on 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardstock and colored in PhotoShop.


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