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Suydam Aladdin 1 by DeevElliott Suydam Aladdin 1 by DeevElliott
A few years ago I came up with an entirely new take on ALADDIN creating an entire history and timeline for him and his family that went way beyond anything that Disney imagined. It treated his family as something akin to Jedi knights whose destiny it was to guard the cave of magic. Only his family could enter which is why the evil magician needed Aladdin to enter and bring back the lamp. In my version it wasn't a cave but an entire underground city that was now a vast repository of all the magical objects in the world.

The actual character designs for the project were all created by Imaginary Friends Studios. I also got to work with old friend ARTHUR SUYDAM who did two great covers for the project.

Arthur came up with this piece which I really loved. It has Aladdin is the backstreets of Shamballah after he has escaped from Maughrah (the evil wizard).

Artwork Radical Studios
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AaronsArtStuff Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done. The colors blend in together wonderfully.
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Sashova Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Not trying to be rude, but Disney's Aladdin was actually a take on a tale in a book, a Thousand and One Arabian nights. Aladdin and the Forty Thieves.
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Yes, Aladdin is one of the 1001 Arabian Nights stories. I tied Sinbad in to my version who appeared in a different story, the Seven Voyages of Sinbad.

The story Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was not originally part of the Arabian Nights stories but was added to some versions later by European translators.

In my version, Scheherazade, who had to tell the stories of the Arabian Nights is actually Aladdin's mother.
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buckoe1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really interesting the detail is so intense. Nicely imagined for sure :).
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Yeah, Arthur's work is awesome.
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buckoe1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I agree. So I read the description you have, but I guess I'm a little ignorant. Where were you in the collaboration? did you sort of bring it all together, outline it or what's going on? I guess I have to read read it a few times seems like a well thought out group of people you know ^_^.
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
The project was my idea and I wrote the outline for both the comic and the original IP bible for the world it is set in. I then edited the scripts for the comic that was written by my old buddy Ian Edginton. All the character designs were by my favorite friends at Imaginary Friends Studios.
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buckoe1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah very nice, that sounds like a quality team, it seems like it came out really well.
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Wasn't that a comic that came out a while back?
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Yes. It was a three issue series that came out from Radical two years ago. It was based on a story/reinvention of the Aladdin story I did.
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Awesome. :D
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
You can say that again!
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me902 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Very nice! Love the realism in this piece. The clothes are more modern than in the 15th century Agrabah the Disney movie is set it. This is a weird question, but did you model him off of Tom Welling (Clark Kent in Smallville). If you didn't the resemblance is uncanny! :-P
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Arthur often uses photo reference in his work, but I couldn't tell you if he used Tom for this piece.
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me902 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Ok. I was just wondering. I showed it to a friend of mine and just by the thumbnail he was like "Clark Kent." If he doesn't it's a big coincidence. Well, thanks! :)
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Just checked with Arthur and he says he didn't base it off Tom Welling.
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me902 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Oh wow, well the resemblance is uncanny! Thanks for asking! Good to know. ;)
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think I like your take on Aladdin much better. :nod:
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thanks!

:-)

I'll post some of the first production art here soon that will give you a better idea where it would have gone.
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:D

Oh neat! I'd like to see them. ;)
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