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I could have done more.

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Captain America is © Marvel comics.

I have to give ~MrWizard44 credit for the inspiration. His version of the Cap is here: [link]
Details of this painting can be found here: [link]

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*Edit* I had to revisit this piece for portfolio purposes. The perspective on the beach was wrong on the previous version, and the water wasn't too believable. Fixing those main points helped the image as a whole, I think.
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CeciliaArt's avatar
This was very well done...
animeart12's avatar
Wow, this drawing you drew paints a surreal picture of Captain America around the death and destruction on the Normandy beaches
SmokeyandtheBandit's avatar
Nice work. You even got the 'red' sea. It'd be better with the big bunks in the background. You know?
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its disgusting about what Marvel comics did to Capt. America by making him against the tea party in the comic book.
Elandain's avatar
They did? I hadn't heard that... That is disgusting.
Here's a link containing the scene and a article about it.

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The-Laughing-Rabbit's avatar
I saw that! that was great! I like how the they felt the black guy couldn't blend in. the tea party agenda of anarcho-Capitalism seems contradictory to me, the only thing that would accomplish would be an economical oligarchy. besides the "Anarcho" part seems unamerican, along with the disturbing lack of diversity. has any one noticed its all rich white folks? so it only makes sense that the cap would take a stab at them.
what the fuck are you talking about.
liberal piece of shit.

go back to Europe and never come back honky-cracker.
The-Laughing-Rabbit's avatar
I grew up next to a damn military base and D.C. and have seen no of both conservitive and libral bull shit. and don't want to see my tax dollors going to protect the rights of people who have the majority of the money. they can protect their own damn selves, they have the income for it. what about the workers stuck chained to whatever damn job they've got. I've seen that end of shit too, the workers up shit creek without a paddle. also, most of europe doesn't have a socialist system, its highly regulated capitalism; in order to be defined as socialism, they need to abolish the bourgeoisie class, and last I checked, theres still corporate heads in europe. BTW, libratarianism is just a step away from anarchism. did you know that the top one percent in this country takes in a quarter of the nations income, but one in seven americans live below the poverty line, this royally pisses me off, especially when thoses with a silver spoon in their mouth claim, "poor me, poor me." excuse the hell out of me for wanting to protect the rights of those who want to protect themselves.
The-Laughing-Rabbit's avatar
they should have never put captain america in those tights. that would be a sight to see, the harshest battlefield bathing in blood, corpses, mangled bodies, and disembodied limbs scattered over the ground, the sounds of grown men crying for their mothers, the unmistakable stench of fear, and leading they way is a man in polyester tights! WTF! this is how captain america should have been depicted. kudos to you and MrWizard
Elandain's avatar
Thanks! The tights were understandable, coming from the golden age of comics in the 30s and 40s. But we've reached an era now where people expect more realism, content, and involvement from comic book characters. With few exceptions, modern superheros have taken on a level of believability that doesn't tolerate spandex, (thankfully).
purpleh2o's avatar
Excellent and very effective. I like that he looks like a real person, not the usual perfect body superhero.
Elandain's avatar
Thanks! Yeah, usually superhero proportions look goofy in a live action film or a realistic illustration.
Cry4theDevil's avatar
this is awesome. only thing I could think to add would be a gun in his hand, because he is on a battlefield and he is a soldier.
Elandain's avatar
I don't know if he uses a gun in the comics, I haven't read them. But yeah, I a gun would be helpful.
Cry4theDevil's avatar
he did in the early comics. not so much anymore, at least not in the main universe, now in the ultimate's universe he uses everything from his shield to knives, guns at one point he uses a tank. he's a soldier bottom line. although he tries to stand for the ideals that make America.
voltafiish's avatar
Captain America looks like a real soldier. :3 Very powerful piece!
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Taka-laka's avatar
I don't remember what the other one looked like, but this looks right. Nice job.
Elandain's avatar
It wasn't dramatically different. The horizon line was a bit lower, and the perspective on the beach looked squished. Thanks.
Kairu-Hakubi's avatar
jeeez, I don't think he's EVER looked more.. like.. a real.. guy.. and not just the graphical aspect, but the overall FEELING of it. That's exactly what he's all about.. and war and all that.
Elandain's avatar
I thought so, too. I hope they achieve something of that effect in the movie.
baggs's avatar
I like that he has jump boats on. My WWII group hope to put a outfit lie that together for the Winter Tactical.
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