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"This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us!' And I'll look down, and whisper 'no.'"


Mechanical pencil, Cretacolor monolith & compressed charcoal on 8X10 vellum paper.

Colored on photoshop
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ethan1567 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
Sabor7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
Pretty darn awesome.
Bluevengance Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome and is dr.manhatan your icon?
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. and it sure it.
Bluevengance Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome and woohoo!
BadMarilyn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!
BioGhost50 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Sonicthefellow7 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost finished with Watchmen graphic novel... I like it so was ok. Merry Christmas everyone! Here's a poem:

Twas the night before Blake's murder, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The picture of Silver Spectre was hung on the wall with care,
In hopes they would be together someday.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of murders stabbed at their heads.
Their mamma with a 'kerchief, and I in my police cap,
Had just settled our brains for an investigation.

When outside there arose such a clatter,
I ran outside to see what was the matter.
Away to a broken window, Rorschach rose like a flash,
Reached his destination and went inside.

The moon on the breast of the dirty city,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature flying object in the sky.

With a neon blue driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Dr.Manhattan.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

"Now Wally! now, Sanderson ! now, Dexter and Janey!
On, Miss Jupiter! On, Adrian! on, on Dan and Rorschach!
To Antarctica! to the top!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Nostalgia, and Dr.Manhattan too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of feet.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Rorschach came with a bound.

He was dressed in a raincoat, from his chest to his waist,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A hammer was flung on his back,
And he looked like a ghost, just dropping in.

His face-how it shifted! his raincoat how dirty!
His cheeks were like 2 hills, his nose like a small mountain on snow!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And his chin was as white as the snow.

The knife he held tight in his teeth,
And the head it encircled like a wreath.
He had a angry face and was breathing hard,
As he shook with anger, like a Tasmanian Devil!

He was muscular and well-built, a right serious Night Owl,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A step forward, bringing the hammer up over his head,
Soon gave me to know with dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And brought down, then turned with a jerk.
And I, laying in the floor,
And giving a nodd, up the chimney they rose!

They sprang onto Archie , to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Safe-night!"

Twas the Night before Blake's murder Poem.

Nice job, I like it
moondogy42 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DoomMarine58 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Evil though he's batshit insane you gotta love him.
Napalm-Muffin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I really like the colours in this, a nice touch of purple
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
super nice
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank u!
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
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savethetuna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Spectacularily beautiful! Rorschach is awesome!!
mynameisaniket Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
that is fucking awesome!!!!
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Writer
This is amazing, and so life-like!
You did a great job!
I <3 it!
USAF713 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Beast :D
BoneAC-Animaniac Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Writer
Rorschach FTW
orange-pig Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Love the colors
TaniaAV Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great job!!
ChristiaanR1990 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
got featured here > [link] :w00t:enjoy!!:clap
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ooh. interesting poll. Thanx bud.

Aand uve got some pretty cool drawings urself! keep it up.
ChristiaanR1990 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool ha:D i submit allot of these kind of polls every 2 -3 days:D
feel free 2 vote everytime!:D

thankyou soo much:Dhug:
Evelarysa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Love, Rorschach is my hero.
greenanac0nda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
rorschach is a total bad -ass!! i like that
favourite of all =D
21Sphinx04 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Do you reference the movie footage for your drawings?
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Awesome work on Rorschah here
Kay34 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Freakin' beautiful!
Marts-03 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazingly Beautiful! :D
BluejayeComic Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Nice work!
cheesyporridge2121 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
WOW this is so awesome!
the colouring is perfect, i just wish i could draw like that!
This is definatly getting a fav lol :)
Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Incredibly bad-ass! Nice work on this- Rorschach's the best character outta the story =D
"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
JustSheir Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Oh yes it does look like the real thing, if you didn't give such a profesional comment I'd suspect you of art-theift, and if your colours were so slightly diffrnet. Such amazing work and job. Really. Beautiful moonlight (or is that city-light?) reecting on him <3
KaijuX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Rorschach is just EPIC!
BIG-D-ARTiZ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Great Job! it's perfecto!
draconiangem Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
seems a little TOO identical to the poster fact I'm looking at it on my wall right now. You did a great job remaking it and re-working colors, but I have this nagging feeling that you might have used image overlay and filters.
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats the problem with photorealism. If you achieve it flawlessly you will have skeptics, and to me thats the best compliment i can recieve. Scroll through my black & white original drawings folder to see examples of my process and the pencil drawings untouched. I put a new layer over em on photoshop and yes thats when i overlay the colors but its a meticulous process and the end always justify the means. The image isnt overlayed but the colors are...from scratch. The reference image always stays what its meant to be, a reference, and is never a part of my piece.
vicky-bwahaha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
rorschach is a sexy beast :]
zivaziv44 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
holy fucking god that is awesome!!!!!!!1!!!
the coloring is great-- RORSCHACH ROCKS --
LittleMissSin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
This is absolutely AMAZING!!
Great job.
Althazaire Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
wait, bullshit, you drew this??
Art-by-Jilani Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's called talent...plenty of it out there ;)

Check out my b/w original drawings folder and ive got my wip's in there so yea...i drew that.
TPB-KryptK33p3r Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Wow... very nice. like the coloration too.
MTPdeLuly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Rorschach is probably the most awesome character I know.:love:
caraboulyn3 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
littletwigthatcould Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
luv the color choices
nice job with the moon in the background
instant fav :)
torib0o Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   General Artist
That's my favorite quote from the movie....
Brilliant job on the portrait.
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