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#1 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio

My first choice was going to be Doctor Doom. But I see that he was already chosen not too awful long ago in the Artist Show-Off contest and I'd hate to be redundant.

So, with that in mind, I think I'm going to choose another villain I've always liked. A bit underrated by most accounts, but I've always liked his silly domed head and funky costume. I'd like to focus this month's Artist Show-Off on Mysterio from the Spider-Man books.

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I figure Halloween time is the perfect opportunity to showcase a villain who's all about illusion!

Deadline will be three weeks from today. That's November 1st. Get them pencils flowing folks! :)

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#3 Edited by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@zzombie13: @zzombie13: Those threads don't get taken down. They will get "bumped" down but far as I know no Mods remove past voting threads.

Same goes for the Battle Contests.

Also there is a thread with a list of Artist Show-Off Showdown Champions.

Just FYI.

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#4 Edited by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a quicky, hopefully maybe someone else will join in. :)

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#5 Posted by Fiesty_Badger6 (406 posts) - - Show Bio

Holey moley, @ramsillustrations!!!

That's easily the best drawing I've ever seen of Mysterio... by some light years, by gum!

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#6 Posted by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

@fiesty_badger6: Hey man that means a lot, thanks! I ate something thats made me sick for 3 days and still not recovered. This was an effort on my part to draw in between sleeping. I thought it was sloppy at first but it grew on me. I'm so glad you ended up approving it. :)

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#7 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Edited by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

@zzombie13:

Thanks man, always good to hear from you.

I got one comment that asked me elsewhere if that was a zit on his big dome head. Im like damn that's supposed to be his creepy cool blinking red eye. :p

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#9 Posted by Chimeroid (9266 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a quicky, hopefully maybe someone else will join in. :)

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i've seen your DA before and IMHO this is in the top 3 works you've done

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#11 Posted by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

@chimeroid:

Hey man thank you, I try and improve a little every time on at least one area of a drawing. This one I focused on composition with the camera angle and figure and also trying to improve my color scheme.

Glad its showing.:)

I have some good things coming up that I want to share, not practice but for show so thanks for keeping an eye on my work.

Let me know if you see me faltering or improving. There are times you have to really push yourself to draw and the results are mediocre. On this one even though I was sick I was in the mood to draw something. Every few years I draw Mysterio to see how far I improve. Here's the changes over the years.

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Thanks again!

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#12 Posted by FrischDVH (874 posts) - - Show Bio
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Won't have time to color it today. Sorry.

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#13 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@frischdvh: I am digging the psychedelic background! Nice job.

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#14 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet. I was worried we wouldn't get to have a voting round!

I'm too tired to get the voting thread set up right now. I am wiped out and I don't want to make a mistake. But I'll get it going in the morning! Thanks for entering. :)

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#17 Edited by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

@claymore1998:

As always you are a charmer, thank you!

My opinion on this is,

You are born with an inclination to understand something, If that's the gift then it is. To me you either have an interest or not to pursue it. Many people are good at something but don't like doing it.

To reach a higher level even if its facilitated you do still have to work at it. I really don't think its just a gift. :p

I'm glad you can see my effort is showing. :)

Also, I meant to tell you thank you for you votes on the current contests I greatly appreciate it!!

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#18 Edited by Claymore1998 (16541 posts) - - Show Bio

@ramsillustrations: That’s never a problem, friend and you are more than welcome.

Hehe you know seeing you I feel like maybe I could start learning art myself. Sadly, as a kid the only avenue available for me to learn art was using a pencil and a paper. Had I not been born with a genetic disorder perhaps I would someday be able to draw?

Lots of what ifs in life but hehe I suppose after a while you sort of start accepting your flaws. I am just glad you have both the passion and persistence. That I will always respect, even more so than other perhaps because that’s one thing I have never been able to do.

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#19 Edited by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio

@claymore1998:

Pencil and paper is all I had too, :p

I used a ballpoint pen when I was about 7 or 8 so that it would force me to be more careful if I could not erase. I agree its about passion for a large part of it, then the hardest thing to let go is the hobby that you always loved because it becomes work.

Work that I enjoy but a hobby is doing what you want when you want, for me thats the hardest part is letting go of the hobby if I plan to make money at this.

I can always help with tips if you show an interest to start. Just Pm me when you need me. :)

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#20 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (1444 posts) - - Show Bio

@ramsillustrations: That’s never a problem, friend and you are more than welcome.

Hehe you know seeing you I feel like maybe I could start learning art myself. Sadly, as a kid the only avenue available for me to learn art was using a pencil and a paper. Had I not been born with a genetic disorder perhaps I would someday be able to draw?

Lots of what ifs in life but hehe I suppose after a while you sort of start accepting your flaws. I am just glad you have both the passion and persistence. That I will always respect, even more so than other perhaps because that’s one thing I have never been able to do.

I don't mean to butt in to your conversation, but learning art can be done. It takes some dedication of course, but so does learning anything really. People think that artists and art are all about the talent, and that does play a part. But it's not the huge part that many folks think it is. Art is 5% talent, 20% learned skill and technique, and 75% practicing your craft to perfect those techniques. If you have the desire, learning it can be done. And as Rams said, we're all here to help if folks need or want it. Tips, techniques, tutorial recommendations, etc. Let one of us know if you (or anyone) needs help. :)

Cheers!

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#21 Posted by RamsIllustrations (2023 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by Claymore1998 (16541 posts) - - Show Bio

@ramsillustrations: @zzombie13: Thank you so much to the both of you, I really appreciate it. Here is something I have never told anyone, as a kid I was diagnosed with Dystonia. It's a minor genetic disorder where you get mild tremors in your hand. Simply, my hand starts shaking randomly at times.

I think that was one reason why I was discouraged when trying to learn how to draw. I used to try and draw on paper. Try to get all the outline right but I always had the tendency to mess it up because of the said defect. However, in the current computer age where you can actually undo anything with a control + Z, it should help me learn. But I don't know why, the idea of learning how to draw used to fascinate me once, now it just scares me.

Deep down I have always blamed my genetic condition for not being able to learn how to draw. I don't wanna start now because I fear I will one day realise hehe I could never draw, the whole genetic condition thing was merely a psychological shield I was hiding behind. The idea itself scares me heh.

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#23 Edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5769 posts) - - Show Bio

@frischdvh:

Lovely linework and design on the first one.

The second: The darkly colored letters make the image heavy. So does Mysterios armor, which would need lighter areas. Maybe white, but that might be too radical. Or maybe the photograph doesn`t bring out truthfully, how it looks.

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#24 Posted by gamejutsu (1838 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking good you guys, keep it up.