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EDIT: Asdfghjkl; this won first place I can't breath. <3<3<3

A contest work! :D Someone brought up the fact that I never draw men, and not too much later I saw the contest advertisement in a group journal. I put two and two together and here he is. I finished him up with a mouse since I'm out of stylus nubs... :P

Contest ---> :iconrotg-central:

I LOVE him. I did the old-fashioned Raven-styled hood and he came out looking like the main character from Assassins Creed. (Almost a little too much) I've wanted to start playing that series on the PS3, but never got around God of War and Transformers :P

I also used a St. Patrick reference [link], the original Bishop who drove away the snakes in Ireland.
Legend credits St. Patrick with teaching the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity by showing people the shamrock :shamrock:, a three-leafed plant, using it to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God. This is why shamrocks are a central symbol for St Patrick’s Day. History Lesson! :clap:


:note: Please, if you are extremely religious, do not take offense to my skewered version of the tale of St. Patrick. This is just for fun, and to include an explanation of how a frikin' youth was a guardian of a holiday. As another note, I KNOW the Leprechaun is a canon character, but I wanted to enter this contest and I cannot resist the urge to make a historical profile. :giggle: (I am not at all religious, in fact I am Agnostic...but that did not prevent me from studying and getting my facts straight).


Name: Patrick
Nickname(s): St. Patrick, Saint, Bishop.
Center: Faith
Age: 1552 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Romanian, declared Irish
Birthplace: Scotland
Places Lived: Northern and Western Ireland, Britain
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 185
Birthday: Forgotten
Weapon: Patrick's staff stands beside him often without much action; It does prove to be a stable weapon when used as such.

Personality
Good Traits: Wise, funny, compassionate, considerate, grateful, courteous, devoted, kind.
Good Habits: Is always listening, is often determined, well-mannered, lives off the land.
Bad Habits: Often lazy, sometimes irrational, forgets to eat.
Fears: Death.
Favorite Food: Squirrel
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Time of Year: Spring

History: After being captured and sold into slavery, Patrick died in 461 while on a slave ship being sent into Ireland. There, due to his good nature and extreme bad luck, he was brought back as a watcher. Patrick didn't understand his purpose, and in thinking God and Christianity had saved him he spread the word and preached. He was named a Bishop at a young age due to his solid beliefs and words. Eventually he realized he was no longer aging, and asked two of his friends (twins Fredrick and Kief) and fellow Bishops to speak for him as they physically grew old. They understood, continuing as his colleagues and friends with full acceptance of his 'unusual gift of the Lord'.

At one point he and the twins were attacked by snakes; Kief being bitten and killed forced Patrick to null away almost all of the snakes in Ireland out of rage and mourning. Fredrick took on the visual roll of St. Patrick alone, still standing beside his non-aging Bishop. Years later Fredrick grew violently ill, and after the last and single snake in all of Ireland bit the man, he healed without explanation. Patrick immediately felt remorse, and kept the snake rather than banishing it as he had it's brother's.

Eventually, on March 17th, Fredrick died...ending the life of St. Patrick and leaving Patrick himself to continue on unnoticed. March 17th was then declared St. Patrick's day, leaving Patrick to watch it as the other Guardian's watched their own, and grant others faith and luck in the name of Fredrick and Kief.


St. Patrick © Evangeline73

Rise of the Guardians © Dreamworks
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Just added some Photoshop colors to the pencil drawing. I'm trying to develop a decent method of adding color, without resorting to inking, while still preserving the integrity of the pencil drawing. Right now I think I've found a decent method involving Hue/Saturation adjustment layers and the Color Range selection tool.

I also developed more of his chest and upper body; but the perspective is creating some issues, so I've cropped out the real problem areas until I can get a decent photo reference.
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werewolf pen and ink
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Last month :iconrudyvasquez: did a halloween special commission request of people being transformed into the creature of their choice and I opted for the werewolf as it's my favourite creature! Love this so much, Rudy did such an amazing job. Will probably ink this sometime soon for people to colour it if you want :) just wait for my inks ;)
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Piece for The Line It Is Drawn this week - my version of Hulk's first transformation.
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Background ponies are fun to draw. Enchanted plate armor, not so much. :faint: No wonder Frank Franzetta did most of his people in fur loincloths. LOL.

ALSO I would love to thank The Lovely Assistant :iconmslovelya: For helping with some of the inks and colors of the last few pages! SHE ROCKS! LET'S GIVE HER A ROUND! :iconclapplz:

Now, how did this happen? Well as Pinkie Pie was walking down the street just singing a song she ran into Guts. Then sang another song. And invited him over to Rarity's for food.

And that's it. What happened to Guts in the Everfree forest is a different story.....


EDIT: Made some small fixes here and there.

Comments, Questions, Constructive Criticism, ALL Welcome!




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The sixty-eighth strip. Love it. Did I forget to mention that I finally saw Stephen King's IT? :trollface: Speaking of trolls...isn't Pennywise such a troll in this strip? This comic is based on a certain scene from the movie. When I saw it I thought: "Gotta make this a strip."

Jason confesses to Sarah, or is it really him?

Featuring: Sarah (OC), and Pennywise (Stephen King's IT), and I guess (kinda) Jason (Friday the 13th).

All characters to their rightful owners.
Horror High to me: ~HH-HorrorHigh
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Have you guys been wondering where Fapaes has been for the past few weeks? Well, he pre-ordered Skyrim...and we haven't seen him since...
Finally decided to check up on him...this is what I found.
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for me / jam, redraw, reinvent, or reinterpert ...think i spelled all those wrong lol owell , this week was the punisher....i went with a special force in the words ready for war verison, which is why he almost looks like a walking weapon rack, and far as the colors.....lol i have no idea wat the hell went on just look at the line art lol
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A Guyver commission. Bio-booster armor is the best.
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