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Official X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Poster by mechangel2002 Official X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Poster by mechangel2002
The final art for the XM:A poster I did for Fox this spring. It was released last week so I'm finally able to show it :D

Colours by William Blankenship

They had a bunch of us do illustrated posters with various characters as part of their marketing rollout for the movie. Fox asked me if I could do realism, and to draw this scene from the movie. Its a really different style to work in -- I'm so glad I got a chance to draw these characters, and I hope you all like the results!

Check out the lineart here:
Official X-Men: Apocalypse Poster Lineart by mechangel2002
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:icondevilkais:
devilkais Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Snap her ! Snap her ! Snap her ! Snap her !
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you go Apocalypse!  The movie mystique always annoyed me, especially now that she's played by Jennifer Lawrence.
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141188 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
Impressive :D FAVE
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you chose this scene that had 4th Wave feminists screaming for blood.  You should have seen the uproar it caused when Fox put it on a billboard for the movie.  Personally I have half a rats rump here, and I wouldn't give to anyone that cares.  Draw that which inspires you  ;)
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it was a pretty odd choice for an advertisement.  I can't think of any other films that had people getting choked on its poster, except for a few Horror films.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually didn't choose the scene, Fox requested that I draw this, so I didn't actually have to pitch anything for this one. And it was done before the billboard -- it made its debut at Wonder Con a couple months prior. I did see the uproar and I think it was ridiculous.
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, so many people jump like wolves on a weakened member just to stay safely part of the pack.  It's sad we are seemingly seeing an end of free expression in our lifetimes.

(I image there wasn't uproar at Wonder Con :P)
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah no uproar at WC. But then, Rose McGowan wasn't there.... ;)
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I read up on that, might go rent Xmen: Apocalypse now I read up on the drama-traversy.
www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/06…
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renz5070 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Great :) (Smile) Could you also make the foru horsemen form ancient Egypt? Would love tho see them :) (Smile)

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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, well this was official work done for 20th Century Fox, so I drew what they asked me to.
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
people can complain but i actually think the armours an improvement from previous continuities 
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AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It does seem much more Egyptian!
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:icondevilkais:
devilkais Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
I wish it were more of a technorganic design, like the flesh and steel being one...
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:iconazabachesilver:
AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Even the comic artists fail on that though.  Apocalypse is a tough character to design as he's supposed to look like he could be anything! 
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devilkais Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Tough to design ? Any proper character is. However, he is a blast to draw when one gets a fitting focal form for him Here are my personal interpretations    Harbringer Of The Fit  XF7 - If You Break Tomorrow 
Artists like Walt Simonson, Joe Mad, Roger Cruz , John Paul Leon and Adam Pollina nail the right amount of vivid and grotesque that are synonymous with En Sabah Nur. 
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually still haven't seen it haha... missed it in theatres due to work.
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
its certainly work the watch
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Aspenhold Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Remember when everybody got mad because the bad guy was acting like a bad guy?
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.


Though I do think its a really odd choice for an advertisement.  Like what were they trying to promote?  The bad guy is a bad guy as you've said?  Then wouldn't his threat of using Charles' power to mind control everybody be tons better?  Or show the bad guy's strength with him taking out multiple X-men as opposed to just one woman?

And Its not like any other superhero films had advertisements of their villains trying to kill anyone.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well one lady did and the media ate it up lol.
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even remember the media saying much about it but everyone else does :|
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kiborgalexic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!I think I've fainted. 
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks :)
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ProjectCornDog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work! I was so furious with FOX about how they pussied out and took down a bulletin because Apocalypse was choking Mystique. I can't believe there were butthurt feminists that demanded for it to be taken down. But I'm more mad at FOX for bending over and taking it up the ass.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The outcry came after the movie was already out, so the billboards were coming down to make room for new ads. But yeah they did apologize I think, after that, which makes sense because it means they're acknowledging an issue they didn't notice. But its understandable that a small group of people might think of it in that light, and not think things through before they speak out. Like say, learning a single thing about the movie and characters.

Not sure where this poster ended up, but I was doing it for the international division and they told me domestic wanted to use it. So its been used somewhere in the US in the marketing campaign.
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ProjectCornDog Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I know where the outcry was (and mind meu, it was very little) but I disagree that it's understandable. Apocalypse lives up to his name, he's an apocalyptic creature of course he's going to attack our heroes.

Not to mention, *spoiler ahead*it was woman who beat him at the end.

I think political correctness is ruining our culture and FOX was on the wrong get side of this one. They had nothing to apologize for. I'm glad this wasn't marvel, I bet they wouldn't have been bitches about it
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Right.  And him choking a single woman does not convey "apocalyptic" very much does it?
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Scout-leader Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2016
*changes into TFP Soundwave, punches Apocalypse through 5 walls with just one precise hit*
"Soundwave superior, Apocalypse inferior... Mystique... sexy as always." *gives Mystique a gentle hug*
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DanieleAfferni Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! (your work first... and the film also 😀)
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man :) You've got some great skills yourself!
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DanieleAfferni Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
You both did an excellent job on this.
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phrostie Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Awesome
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Impressive work, nice level of detail on the armour.
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Nice job!
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man! They wanted me to do a second one with the team and powers but no time :(
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, the first one I did was pretty difficult...So many characters!!!!! 
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah the second one I was working on was 5 characters :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Very intense, marvelous color gradations, superb perspective.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
The colours are Bill :) But thanks! It took a bit to draw out in proportion, since the scene in the trailer they asked me to draw from is only a head shot.
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Muady Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Damn  girl you are on a roll.
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod:
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DangerPlace Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Artist
Wow!!  This looks awesome!!  Great work!!  You did beautifully!
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mechangel2002 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks :D
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