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guess where i got this idea.
i sketched the cape and the figure on separate pages the same size, then shrunk the guy and combined them in photoshop. don't know about the color. could change it...?

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:iconmistervile:
MisterVile Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
The color! So radiant! Great composition!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. glad you like it! :)
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span Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
your line work is ridiculous...

ridiculously good...
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks man. :)
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spysays Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Writer
I really thought Spawn,, the cape in the cell wasn't all that for me. now spawns cape.. well that's a cape.. the things alive for crying out loud..

Why'd you do them on seperate pages?? any reason or just doodling.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
the cape and the figure are the same size in real life, being drawn on the same size paper and all. i had to guess how it would line up, when shrunk down in photoshop, and draw the cape accordingly. it was the fact that i only had a small sketchbook with me...

i love spawn. have not drawn him to date...
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spysays Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   Writer
Hmmm. pretty intuitive. what made you do them the same size? Why not just do it in one picture? maybe i can take a guess, you wanted to get the figure to have some details on it?

i love spawn too.. the movie was a bit of a let down on the concept but still pretty cool. Yeah well most of your stuff in original and sick anyway, why copy?
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
well the cape was actually an afterthought. the figure was all done and i thought hmm... then i flipped the page and drew a cape!
the animated series is dope. watch it. true my stuff is original. but i gotta pay homage to my heroes at some point. :)
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spysays Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008   Writer
Ah right right, that makes sense... I like it when things turn out that way it kinda adds depth to the piece.

Well I guess we're always influenced by things around us, espcially the things we see growing up huh.

(Will def check out the animated series, I used to read the comics)
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
for sure. todd actually does a little intro to every episode with some philosophical message. great stuff.
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spysays Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008   Writer
Like South Park with Trey and Matt? LOL

I'm looking for a couple of DVD's as we speak.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
haha exactly. hope you find em.
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Tangerine-Tickle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
I think the color fits perfectly. Deep purple = royalty. :D
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. and i believe it was a similar color in the movie.
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opiumtraum Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
interesting...everyone went to the movie "The Cell" as your inspiration, I was sure something else had SPAWNed the idea. It's beautifully done- loads of movement in the cape
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, i did think of that afterwards actually. the living shroud is spawn territory, the cape in the cell was more sedate. maybe it's a blend? thanks!
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xxsqueekbatxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
aaaagh the purple is so gorgeous!! ..I kinda think he should have all black around him though, might be more dramatic.
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
good thought, you're right it might look better, more intense. thank you.
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centric-prometheus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Cell, great movie! This character was some of the best design I've seen up until Mignola's work.

Great work!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
agreed! thank you.
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007   General Artist
very expresive way of drawing:) that's what i call a picture with two centers .the figure desapear a little cause just behind it, it's the white part of the background.cool anyway!!!!
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
that is actually poor planning on my part, but hey it works. thank you.
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007   General Artist
poor planning huh.....:) well done for the poor planning:)
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i had to guess where everything would line up, so i didn't think about the empty space, but yeah. :)
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Sheep-Effect26 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome color
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Noir501 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
wow... the capa looks great! it´s almost perfect! :clap:
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thanks!
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:iconzhoumlh:
zhoumlh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
love the huge cape :)
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Thirteen-Ghosts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Awesome cape 8'3
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
i love that movie
great tribute and style on this one bro
excellent work
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
it's a classic. thanks bud.
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
your very welcome
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handstanding Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
cool take-off on The Cell :)
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. :)
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madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lemme guess... the cell?
excellent job! i wouldn't change the color at all.
they say the color purple inspires creativity...
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes! and thank you. red is too in your face. i didn't even try textures...
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Duke-of-Pineridge Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
awsome composition,
i'd say the colour fits well, a royal purple might be kid of cool too-
maybe a pale skin colour?
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm pale skin color cape sounds really odd, in a good way.
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D3volution Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
I really love the detail in the in this one, and how the sheer size of the cape kind if overwhelms the viewer. very well done I like it a lot!
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks dude. :)
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pink-sin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
the color is wicked!!
it looks so good finished.
that cape would look amazing on canvas
i think you need a bit of skin color though, the white on white is a little dull and at the same time too bright.
:heart:
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! yeah it looked wrong with color on the guy, to me at least.
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Green-infatuation Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
as always man , looks great , again the cape and the size of the cape is the focal point. And it does remind you of the cell kinda
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nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. it's an odd composition never tried anything like it.
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libraseyes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
Looks great! I would leave the royal purple color, the problem with that is that the areas without ink tend to flatten out the image. Some highlights like you have in the forefigure may help. Either way I like the unorthodox flow of the cape.
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
very true. having done it on white paper was my first mistake. thanks.
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pachryso Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of The Cell (the movie) I think the cape should be red... The details are awesome...
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:iconnicktheartisticfreak:
nicktheartisticfreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah. :nod: the cape was pure red, but i altered it before submitting. :) thanks.
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been fascinated by wrinkles and drapery, and this is simply breathtaking.
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