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Villain by sticmann Villain by sticmann
So, conceptart.org has these weekly contests for characters and creatures and whatnot. This week was Supervillain Self-portrait. I'm not really one for a bunch of crazy gear, so here's my entry. I'd like to get some feedback before I post it over there as a final. I need a supervillain name also.

Here's my write up for it:

Why don't you ever see any really intelligent superheroes? Why is genius villainized? These "heroes" always come in with the kicking and the punching and the laser vision. What's with all the physical violence? Heroes! Even a well-trained monkey can do that! Also, what are we doing here, ballet? What is with all the leotards? Yes, we know you have huge muscles. Come on.

If destroying oppressive, greedy, international mega corporations is bad, then call me evil. I call it liberation. I am freeing the people from their bondage to consumerism by simply removing the lure of so many buy-your-way-to-happiness campaigns. They are the real evil.

In hindsight, permanently attaching this bionic arm maybe wasn't the best idea. I've lost some fine motor skills and it's really difficult to bathe. I'll make a note of that for future reference.


**EDIT** I tweaked the eyes to make them more dynamic. They looked cold before (which is good for a villain) but I wanted to push it a little further.
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:iconang3lw1ngs:
ang3lw1ngs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
[link] really amazing art work mate! wish i could draw like you! :D [link]
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Thank you.
I see that you like to draw. Keep it up. It takes a lot of practice, but you can do it :)
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:iconang3lw1ngs:
ang3lw1ngs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
no problem, ya i love to just draw when i'm in class. [link]
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Prospass Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Perfect! :)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Thank you :D
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:iconkaracature:
karacature Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I think I liked the eyes before. They looked more intelligent and focused, and now they just make him look unstable...and they are looking down at the ground and before were looking at the viewer. But if you are going for unstable, then you hit it right on. ;)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Yeah, they are different. I didn't think the other way was bad and I went back and forth several times. I decided to go with these because it felt like they pushed the dynamics more. You're right about the direction; it looks like he's looking just below the viewer's eye level. I might try to adjust that.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty cool - I really like your story behind the character.
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Thank you. You see anything that needs to be tweaked?
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Not really, it's pretty solid. You've done a great job on the clothes - the jeans look denim while the shirt looks like softer fabric. Your lighting's good...

Yeah, I think I like it just the way it is. ;)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Awesome. I'm turning it in :)
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:iconpinkhavok:
pinkhavok Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love it :)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank you :D
See anything that might need to be tweaked?
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
In terms of the pose, background, expression, lighting etc etc I love it. :thumbsup: It's very well done.
In terms of your theme and "branding" of anti-globalmegaglomeratevilcorporation supervillain (not exactly the area of choice for the pursuit of much villainy) I feel it's a bit ambiguous. Maybe your evil motivation is to remove these globalmegaglomeratevilcorporations in order to be the supremest evil of all evils?
Perhaps the bionic arm makes you capable of distributing free non GM multiple seasonal seed to poor farmers at supersonic speeds? ;)

Also...umm I noticed you spelt it "villian" in the writeup :P
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
crap, I spelled it that way everywhere :(

I guess I was going for the not-so-evil bad guy where he sort of ignores the means to focus on the end. I think he rather views himself as a vigilante hero rather than some evil villain. Even the evil methods he might use are just chosen to expedite the change he's going after.

As it turns out, the write-up wasn't even necessary for the character challenge though I'll probably include it anyway. It's the first thing that came to mind when I read the brief and I ran with it.
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: Ahhh I see, so no worries if some seals get clubbed on the way to ridding the world of evil corps.... hehe got it. ;) I really like the lighting on this btw.
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Yep, that's it.
Thank you. The background was the first thing I laid down and I just tried to stick to it while I did the rest. This was a very good challenge. I'm really excited to see where all this speed painting practice is starting to pay off.
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M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it would be awesome to see the fruit of your labour paying off...Some of those conceptart challenges seem quite cool. I joined a while back but never really participated...I might enter a few if I see one that inspires
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
I'm enjoying it :)
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
lol scary. :P
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Laugh out loud scary, huh? You're so funny :D
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
xP u gotta add lol to the beginning or end of every other sentence or so lol xD
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
hahaha
I see. It seems it's the new punctuation.
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Sky-fyre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
in the new generation lol
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karacature Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Excellent expression ;D The hair looks like a helmet, and I'm not entirely sure where the knee is on that forward leg though I like the foreshortening. Makes it more dynamic.
How will your bionic arm fight greedy commercialization? *snicker* difficult to bathe. :laughing:

I agree, you make a great villian! Sounds like a really fun challenge!

Hmm, name....How about Black Bear? (combination of Black Tuesday and a Bear Market) :D
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
ok, I changed the hair and added a bit of a flat spot to indicate a knee.

I'm not really sure how the arm helps exactly, but it couldn't hurt. You know, just in case.
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:iconkaracature:
karacature Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Much better! I like it a lot :)
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
:boogie: Thank you for the help.
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:iconkaracature:
karacature Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
yeppers! :D
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:icondeadfearie:
deadfearie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
very scary. he looks like a Victor to me ..and Victors are always kinda creepy...
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
haha
I guess it would be pretty funny just to pick a regular name as my supervillian name.
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:icondeadfearie:
deadfearie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
its very inconspicuous. i mean really all he needs is a good winter mitten and the introduction of "hello, my name is Victor." practically genius disguise o.O
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
hahaha
Top notch :D
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:iconkurome-tenshi:
kurome-tenshi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You make an awesome villain.
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
I'm not sure that's such a good thing.
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kurome-tenshi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. The eyes are... Psychotic now. Cool. :D The tweaks really have improved the overall look and feel of it.
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:iconsticmann:
sticmann Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
mwuahaha
Thanks.
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