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Say it ain't so..... by cheeks-74 Say it ain't so..... by cheeks-74
Here it is, gang... some of you asked, suggested, and/or threatened to take my lunch money if I didn't throw in a background for Superboy. Welp... I did. :) I built the surrounding environment in Photoshop 6. I wanted to force myself to think of composition as shapes not lines.

Hope ya'll digs!

Art: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway
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:iconorangevbnin:
orangevbnin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I love those stars in the background. I have a midterm coming up and we need to replicate a piece of existing art in Adobe Illustrator. Would it be okay with you if I used this picture?
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TitansFighter01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
The art style looks familar but I'm not sure what its called. It looks like something I've seen on tv.
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TitansFighter01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
So then why is it called Say It Aint So?
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:iconpriestessofnox:
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Superboy looks uber cute and I think the BG is awesome.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   General Artist
thank you!
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:iconmasamune360:
Masamune360 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
:superman: Has anyone noticed where it says cheeks 50 in the lower right corner? well i did. :superman:
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:iconslifertheskydragon:
slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn;t kids wb showing like, superboy and like, a "kids" justice league thing this fall?
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:iconpriestessofnox:
PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
AWESOME! I love the angle/perspective we're looking at this.
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:iconsuperchica:
Superchica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
sah-weet! not the HUGEST fan of Super...boy. BUT lol this is really really awesome and still deserves a fave. LOL GREAT job! Kick ass background too. :clap: :dance:
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:iconchuckmurphy:
ChuckMurphy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
your have a great style keep it up...great colour choice to dude
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:icongadeaster:
gadeaster Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Professional Filmographer
so cool!! its a very good work.
nice drawing. :clap:
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005   General Artist
thank you!
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:iconpsychogizmo:
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome coloring. That moon is pretty spiffy!
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:icontimkelly:
TimKelly Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
awesome man, i like how he is so happy while surrounded by what looks like armegedon
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:iconreza-ilyasa:
Reza-ilyasa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
kewl.. r u rushing on that bg?

maybe its just my thought that you rush on that bg..
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:iconcrithon:
Crithon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
facinating backdrop.
Like you were saying, it's more about composition then subject.
Although one can't help but ponder what the backdrop is about.
It's very ....... well, I can't put down on one word, because it's a lot of different ideas all at once.
Smart idea.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005   General Artist
thank you very much, sir!
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:iconthoma:
thoma Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
bitchin' background but
whats with the title ?
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005   General Artist
thanx! the title is to point out that i don't do many backgrounds.
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:iconsoulrailer:
soulrailer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice man and backgrounds are hard to do so congrats!

greets
Soulrailer
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005   General Artist
thank you!
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:iconmightybedbug:
MightyBedbug Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nice simple background, but I think the colors are too dark to compliment the initial Superboy image.

To my eye, Superboy just isn't popping against it and gets lost competing with all of the blacks and violets. Plus the pink spotlight? energy blast? pulls my eye to it immediately which then has trouble moving back across the image.

If it were any other image or character, I think it would feel more natural. Though, maybe that's what you were going for?

Personally, I'd love to see him against something warm colored (orange, yellow) with a rocket-shaped clubhouse in the background.
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batangbatugan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Nice! A great trick to create quick backgrounds. :thubsup: And now that :iconiwaslikewee: pointed it out, he IS you! =D
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005   General Artist
HAHA thank you, man! Darn you Mary, for pointing that out! HAHA
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:iconanthonysarts:
anthonysarts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Hi I'm always a fan of ur work. I'm just wondering if u could gimme some tips or tutorials on ur choice of colours. Maybe u have done this b4, if not, can u pls teach me?

Anthony.
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Lainey- Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
wooop. thats purdy. i like the block colours, very flawless. awesomeness
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005   General Artist
thank ya!
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:iconlady-hawk:
Lady-Hawk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Lovin' the background, it really compliments the picture. ^^
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:iconwaydre:
waydre Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Filmographer
nice exercize!
this is the cornerstone of great design, by the way.....
good stuff, bruh!
:hobbes:
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
nice now, with background
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:iconvampirella87:
Vampirella87 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Pretty!! Good job :heart:
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:iconballpark:
ballpark Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
His expression looked a little awkward at first...but then I thought, maybe he's playing intergalactic hide-and-seek and he's really close...then I smiled too. Awesome work.
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:iconpansolo80:
pansolo80 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
thought you were taking a break. nice to see you didnt.
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:iconkross29:
kross29 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional General Artist
dude, you did a damn good job.
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:icontwinsnake-coatl:
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
The background looks perfect. Though it's hard to tell where he is exactly. Is he spending his free time at some other planet?
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:iconpreilly:
PReilly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Very nice work Mr. Cheeks.

I love your lines and colors!


PR
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:iconerinhunting:
ErinHunting Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I like what you say about shapes, not lines. Interesting. Something I'll have to remember & try & use myself :)
Back to your pic though-I love it. The background really pushed the depth too I think-I love those trees,the moon shining on the bark & the shadows of the leaves too. Lovely :)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   General Artist
thank you so much, erin!
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:iconocarina-boy:
Ocarina-Boy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Dang came out so great !!! Congratulations !
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:iconcaptokyo:
captokyo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
very cool, love your style! :)
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   General Artist
oh yeah!... love your signature! God is mighty!
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:iconscruffyronin:
scruffyronin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Without a shadow of a doubt, amen.
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   General Artist
thank you, sean!
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:iconmtb-x:
MTB-X Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
background YAY!!
nice atmo.
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:iconoptimalprotocol:
OptimalProtocol Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Student General Artist
Wow... amazing piece. I really like how Superboy stands out from the background. And the cel-shading for the background, superb. Yeah, looks great. Though, I have no clue what that pink stuff on the right is.. :+fav:
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:iconidohart:
IdoHart Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh the other one just was a sketch?
nice background too, but i still think the air- lines will improve it.
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:iconenolianslave:
enolianslave Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
this is gorgeous! i love the detail in your backgrounds, most of it is not what you'ld expect to see in relating to the pic, but it works so well. i love the lighting and the colour scheme too. the whole things just awesome!

good job sean
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   General Artist
thank you, tanya!
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:iconsybarita:
sybarita Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
good to know that threatening you causes such beautiful work
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:iconreiyu-san:
Reiyu-san Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh cool :aww: i like the sky :aww:
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