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The Bird and the Bug
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Published: June 2, 2007
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Welcome back! A new picture for today, which I actually finished last night. I wanted Vangelus :iconvangelus: to see it first before I posted.

And here it is! Vange's Shinsektor and my Hawk Knight, both Scrappers on City of Heroes. How did this picture happen? Well, it went something like this...

Vangelus: [Hey! Saw your artwork. Awesome stuff. :)]

(Note: Vange was actually the first person -not- on my Global Friends list (at the time) to send me a tell saying that he liked my drawings...)

ModernMyth (that's me!): [Thanks! Hey, do me a favor?]

Vangelus: [Sure, what?]

ModernMyth: [Send me screenshots of Shinsektor. Front, side, and back, full body and close up. :)]

Vangelus: [!!!]


Anyway, this pic is is special to me for several reasons. First, I got it done in record time (for me): 36 hours from the time I decided I wanted to do the pic to the time I considered it done. Second, it was a challenge. All the little details in Shin's armor, took quite a bit of effort, and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Third, this is the FIRST completed full-body picture I've ever drawn of Hawk Knight, and finally... I got to finally figure out what HK's Wingblades (her 'batarangs' ) look like! Squeee!

Ahem. Anyway, done in pen and ink, with some pencil shading, and paintshopped backdrop.

Hope you like it as much as I do! :D
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Vangelus's avatar
You are so awesome. XD
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Pteryxx's avatar
That's a beautiful thing, that is.
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Larissa-Rasputin's avatar
I saw this on the Virtue forums and it looks great! I love the subtleness of the tribal markings. :)
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MoggieKat's avatar
Hawk Knight and Shin...well that's just dangerous to think about.
Lovely, lovely stuff.
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KelpPlankton's avatar
I don't think I've ever seen Shin lookin' more fantastic. Really great.
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yvash's avatar
Shinsektor's armor came out brilliantly - a lot of intricate pencilwork involved there, it's the sort of detailing I nearly panic over as I have to battle my attention span to concentrate over! Didn't realise Shin was such a big guy, either.

Also: Yay wingblades! I so wish I'd see them in game rather than the boring ol' shurikens Hawk has to fling!
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Drunkfu's avatar
I find this fairly fantasticly done, Bro is sure to adore it all
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Starchasm's avatar
I LOVE Shinsektor!!! :rofl: This looks supah cool! I love how you did the insect wings.
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tadamson|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it. Good job.
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Scarfgirl's avatar
He fibbed on the forums and said you sent it as a decrypted transmission that he had to decipher :( im so gulliable ...

Great picture tho :)
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ModernMyth009|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's okay, Scarfy. I told him not to make a big deal out of it, but Vangelus will be Vangelus. :)
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DynamoDiva|Hobbyist Digital Artist

That's GREAT. I'll bet Shin loves it!
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