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The Old Firm by thejeffster The Old Firm by thejeffster
Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, ultra-dangerous denizens of Neil Gaiman's alternate London underground in his extremely excellent book "Neverwhere". Presented to all as my Halloween image this year. Happy Halloween, muahaha!
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:iconzachwalls:
Zachwalls Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
put better on this paper than in my own imagination well done man
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks very much! That is a very nice thing to say.
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FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
This is perfect. They look terrifyingly realistic.
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Thank you!
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SaporoArhon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
PERFECT !!! 
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Twilight-Airglow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why Croup is always fat and AS MUCH TINY? But still, picture is wonderful and their characters are reflecting on their faces so fking evidend that... just bravo. 
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Kuzmanka Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
So scary just like in the book! <3
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CookieCakePotatoShoe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! I featured it on my blog for my review of "Neverwhere", sorry I didn't ask permission, I gave credit and everything but if it in't okay I can take it down.
Thanks for your great fanart though!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thanks so much! You having notified me is enough. I am happy you referenced it. What a good book, eh?
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
"Possibly the best Croup and Vandemar I’ve ever seen. Probably because it’s the first one I’ve seen that scared me."

-Neil Gaiman
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Seberethes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What? No cartoonish features? No "whoops! Was this supposed to be scary?" bright colors? So paint me grey and call me a direwolf if it isn't one seriously talented artist showing off the best damn Neverwhere Fanart on the whole site!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
That is a seriously awesome comment there. Thanks! (bows humbly)

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KikiJBaxter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :D
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you! Nice Malcolm Reynolds quote, btw!
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:iconkikijbaxter:
KikiJBaxter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! (first person to acknowledge my awesome quote :D) cheers
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GodOfUrging Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
A seriously awesome job. Mister Vandemar, in particular, looks exactly as I'd visualized him. With the same hair style and everything. That's sort of amazing, actually.
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
"bows humbly"
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:iconkingarty:
KingArty Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is literally exactly how I see them in my head. So perfect!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
That is an awesome thing to say, thanks!
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:iconklytia70:
Klytia70 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome and scary :)
You scared Mr. Gaiman too [link] :clap:
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Thanks for liking it and for the link!
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:iconsierra-la:
Sierra-la Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I knew exactly who these two were as soon as I saw it on tumblr! Fantastic job. This is exactly how I envisioned them. Their expressions are both perfect!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Thanks so much. It was delicious fun painting!
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:iconkeresalea:
KeresaLea Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
You scared Neil. CONGRATS! *Besides this rocking all by itself.
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Thanks !
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:iconkeresalea:
KeresaLea Featured By Owner May 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Most welcome. Nice to be appreciated by the creator, no?
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Cloudeme Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Neil Gaiman saw this!

[link]
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
G-wow. That was unexpected! Geez. Thanks for the link.
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Rogue238 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
I have to say a perfect rendering of my imagination. I am so glad to find someone who can get the same image from a book in their head as I do. Impecable work!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I had a lot of fun reading that book, and then got to have a little fun imagining those unforgettable characters. Glad we are tracking one another on the Old Firm!
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:iconzachwalls:
Zachwalls Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Best bad guys ever and btw best interpretation of them ever
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
(bows humbly)
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RLivengood Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love that book!
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spagety Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
that is very good. I like how they kind of look wolfish and foxish. foxish probably isn't a word but hopefully you get my meaning. Well done.
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FedhaNyuni Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! (In their gruesome twosome kind of way.)
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The-Final-Prototype Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Writer
:iconikilleditplz:
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:iconvisp:
visp Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Tutelary dentistry!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
He he.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thaaaaaat is ah-MAzing~~!!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Glad you like. Thanks for stopping by.
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, your artwork has been featured here -- > [link] :)
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
eeexcellent.
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Jinshin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
When I saw the thumb for this I thought, "Naw, it couldn't be..." But lo and behold, it's the wolf and fox!

Thanks for doing this. I haven't yet seen an interpretation of these characters that I felt gives them justice. This is great, thanks so much for making it. =D
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Very glad you like it. What memorable characters Gaiman creates, eh?
So fun to paint.
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kiwi-islandtea Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Oh my gosh yay I recognized them!! Great job!!
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Thank you!
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llille Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I looked at the picture and thought that they look just like guys from Neil Gaiman's 'Graveyard book'.
Then I read the description. Close enough, I guess:D
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Hey, if it looks Gaiman-esque, I am very happy. Thanks for stopping by!
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quickreaver Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
:squee: I'm reading "Neverwhere" now! Awe.Some.
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:iconthejeffster:
thejeffster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
What a great book!
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