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This was a commission by a psychology major who was very particular about what they wanted. This version of the Joker is taking a bit from both the comics and the Dark Knight film.

I have been working on this off and on for about a year and it represents an interesting point in time with my art where I am starting to blend traditional methods with digital. Although the final print would be considered digital, a lot of the drawing process was completed using traditional methods and then working further on the piece digitally using Adobe Photoshop. So it was difficult to put this in a particular category. I would like to call it "Tradigital' if there was such a thing.

Feedback on what works and doesn't work would be greatly appreciated.

Mixed Media -Colored Conte, Tria Markers, Pantone pens, pencil crayon and then worked further with Adobe Photoshop CS5

Commission -Vancouver, BC Canada
Ethan Graham Peacock. All rights reserved.
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Given 2012-05-14
:iconjarleynygmobblepot:
jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Writer
Holy cow, that is awesome.
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:icongmday:
GMDay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD!

THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING PIC I HAVE EVER SEEN!

There's blood all over the sink! it doesn't even disgust me!

what's he being doing?
A. Robbing a blood bank?
B. Killing People?
C. Cuts his face off in front of a mirror?
D. Learning Surgery?

I have to be serious with you.

i LOVE this pic!
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:iconartrock23beatrice:
Artrock23Beatrice Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconasantem:
asanteM Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Nice work. I posted it here:

facebook.com/justiceleaguefineart
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:icongreenscissors:
GreenScissors Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! :la::iconjokerclapplz::la:
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:icon5716:
5716 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
this really aswome
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:iconemanpris:
Emanpris Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
That is exactly the definitive Joker!Remarkable,tremendous touch on a legendary character!Well done! ;)
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:iconshakaiolia:
shakaiolia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exellent
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:iconconnerkonel:
ConnerKonEl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out-freakin-standing dude! This really displays the bloody side that Joker isn't often shown as. The clown prince of crime is depraved in every sense of the word and a few 'surgeries' here and there are probably on his resume of worst moments! I love the whole feel of the image. Everything bloody and he's still keeping that grin on. It may have been in his character though to draw a smile on the mask before the surgery too now that I think of it though. Either way, I'm blown away! Joker has rarely looked this good!!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for the kind words. I chalk his lack of smile drawn on his mask to the fact that he was probably just too excited to get into the surgery. Only when he looked in the mirror did he realize it was time to put a smile on the face. ;)
Glad you liked it.
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Bonus multiplier: The "spiderweb" of the broken mirror radiating from behind Joker's head. Poor Jack be "cracked".
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
LoL! Awesome. It totally makes sense.
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:iconganamae:
Ganamae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Amazing !
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnecrolz:
necrolz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
tremendous!!!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconelbrujo666:
ElBrujo666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Awesome work, congratulations!!!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah it was a surprise to be selected for a Daily Deviation.
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:iconvsixx:
vsixx Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Interface Designer
Beautiful artwork!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Awesome
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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:icontoughguystu:
ToughGuyStu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Very dark love it!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not for the kiddies.
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:iconjosegalvan:
JoseGalvan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great to hear.
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:iconimaginationking:
ImaginationKing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
i like the combo of the movie and comic feel of Joker. The picture looks great
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seems to be a good mix. Glad you like it.
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:iconjokerlady:
Jokerlady Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece of art. The transitions between media are almost imperceptible, seems to have been done on only one. Love you sense of drama and composition as well as your perspective on the subject.

With your permission, I want to highlight this piece on my Joker-centric site THE JOKER'S LAIR. You can check it out, and credit will be given to you

Visit the site at: www.jokeruniverse.com

Note: If you can't see your art, just search under your name. Have not been able to get a gallery for this piece yet.
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry, been off Deviant for awhile. Permisson granted. Credit: Ethan Graham Peacock
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:iconbadgirl842:
badgirl842 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Excellent job, but for some reason, the blood on the mirror looks strange to me - though I don't know why...too thick maybe? I'm not sure. Everywhere else it looks perfect, but just on the mirror it looks...odd. Hmm.... :?
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for the comment. Yeah, putting any liquid on a reflective surface looks odd to begin with. I did several tests with it and there was always a strange quality, especially at the bizarre angel the perspective is set at. Plus to make it more complicated, I wanted to show that it was very wet with highlight reflections. You are right that it does appear a bit thick though. Maybe I should have made it more translucent?
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:iconbadgirl842:
badgirl842 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Yes, I've seen blood on mirrors, and you're right, it does look weird - probably because it's being reflected the tiniest bit from the back, I don't know. Translucent, or maybe a bit darker (with it's brightness right now, it reminds me of thick ketchup). :X

Also, didn't mention it before, but I adore the Joker cane resting next to the sink - very clever! :D
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:iconhumbelme:
Humbelme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist
damn he looks so disturbed just awesome :D
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks.
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:iconunknownpoetry:
UnknownPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this beyond words! its so amazingly dark and twisted ... and it's the Joker.. whats not to love?! haha amazing!
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconunknownpoetry:
UnknownPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Youre very welcome!
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:iconeldrago46004:
eldrago46004 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
whoa.......joker,even though your my favorite character YOU WENT A BIT OVER THE LIMIT OF INSANITY(well there was many times were you already broke the limit.......)
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh ...it is a bit weird to hear that insanity has limits.
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:iconeldrago46004:
eldrago46004 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i was just sayin! insanity has no limits.....it wouldn't be insanity if it did!
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:icondebbysmile:
debbysmile Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
troppo stupendo
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gladdo uthinkso! ;)
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:icongamma102:
gamma102 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I suggest therapy.
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol... I would drive therapists nuts. I like to debate too much.
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:icongamma102:
gamma102 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Oh no, I meant the Joker, not you. ^^;
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:iconelfsar:
Elfsar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah... Well, the Joker would definitely drive the therapists nuts...lol.
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:icongamma102:
gamma102 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
True. XD
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