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Life on Mars by MattKaufenberg Life on Mars by MattKaufenberg
This started out as just a random late night sketch and somehow turned into this. It was fun doing a more realistic style for a change.

*Edit* I think i might have to do a faux "Life on Mars" comic cover soon...
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:iconstayinwonderland:
stayinwonderland Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, cool retro stuff. You should check out my web site, our work/themes have a fair bunch in common :) enjoying your various pieces a lot.
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thanks so much! Will do:)
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:icondeadpegasus:
DeadPegasus Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
It's a godawful small affair, to the girl with the mousy hair.....
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
:)
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:iconlycanstrife:
Lycanstrife Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
I'm loving the retro vibe. Great choice of colours too.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thanks!!
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:iconmicahjgunnell:
MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Love this! Great color choices and design. The vintageness is great.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thanks Micah!
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice Matt, featured on my blog [link]
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Thanks so much! I appreciate it!!
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:iconvictorroa:
victorroa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So beautiful and inspiring
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you!!
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Artist
Loving the pop art flair of this, man =D
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"There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.”- Raoul Duke (“Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas”, 1998)
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Thanks!!
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:iconunclescooter:
UncleScooter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Artist
No problem, man :)
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"There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.”- Raoul Duke (“Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas”, 1998)
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plaidklaus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
props! Love all your vintage textures man. Retro stuff is so fun!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thanks so much Klaus!
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:iconazltron:
azltron Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Love this style.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thanks!
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yonky74 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This piece is out of this world!
I LOVE old pulp style covers so I would love to see that. Good job dude.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks so much!:)
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:iconfuture-parker:
future-parker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome do you make that aged texture yourself?
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Normally i use custom ones from comic book covers i've scanned in but for the wear on this one i used a stock photo of an old book. I think i got it from sxc.hu but i can't remember. For the paper texture i used a comic page i scanned in.
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student
oh wow.. this is amazing!
the colors scheme fits perfectly
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconjulianopereira:
JulianoPereira Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey this is great! But tell me, how do you make that old poster look? I've always wanted to do that.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks! For this piece i used a combo of custom textures and one i found on online somewhere. I blend them together using photoshop's layer modes.
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:iconjulianopereira:
JulianoPereira Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey thanks man! You used Photoshop Elements? Or CS2?
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
No problem! CS3 actually.
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:iconjulianopereira:
JulianoPereira Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks friend! I'll try to google up the textures.
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:iconmcknackus:
McKnackus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! :D

The pallete and the texuring makes it look vuagely old-schoolish, like it was from the 40's or 50's, while the refined drawing style makes it look more modern. Very nice! :D
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MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks so much!:)
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:iconmcknackus:
McKnackus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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quintanimation Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic piece man. Your look is really great.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thank you!!
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maxmblk66 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sweet
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks!
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diamstatis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This only seems to try and go to my homepage. Did you mean to link something else?
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:iconkylelatino:
kylelatino Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Super neat! Have you listened to the Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast? They have a feature about a Marshall on Mars. It's cool.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks Kyle! I haven't but i'm definitely going to add it to my list!
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smaomao Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
nice!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thank you:)
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smaomao Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
yw(=
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:iconjohnprisk:
JohnPrisk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Too cool man, too cool...
Cheers!
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks man!
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:iconerinhunting:
ErinHunting Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This style really suits you, it's like an old pulpy book cover.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks so much Erin! Exactly what i was going for:)
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:iconmetalfrog:
MetalFrog Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my, this is fantastic.
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Thanks buddy!:)
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