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Sun , Sweat and Concrete
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Published: May 18, 2012
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:above: An omage to one of my oldest ( and deepest :heart: ) crushes

And this year's submission to :iconblazerocket: 's X-Men Evolution calender project .


( :whisper: Psst! CLICK on it for the super duper LARGE version! :whisper: )


:( Unfortunately , due to a lack of participation , she's not going to print or sell a complete version for 2012 . BUT , she did aggree to apply the gridded calender portion and a nice frame to all submissions that were actually completed-- as well as upload them to her account , with all the nessecary credits . . .

:work: I ended up choosing a random summer month ( because she mentioned previous veterans tended to stick with holiday heavy ones )-- So it might actually be awhile yet . But I will upload her version whenever it might be .


:star: Construction Notes :star:

Despite being a bit looser than some of my other paintings , this admittedly took me TWO MONTHS to complete --primarily because I was working weekends , and overtime at once (....But a great deal to blame also , was the nessecary dulling of his skin , which came out ORANGE for the longest time :no::no: ) ...

:work: To be perfectly honest , this was also far from what I had initially planned . The original was ice-cream/popsicle themed , and actually had Rogue as a second ( since she's my favorite girl :aww: ) , but not only did I have trouble finding a pose for 2 --that supported the " length must exceed hieght" rule ...But especially with Todd out to thieve the treat , It was nearly impossible to avoid the phallic/oral slant to the imagery XD;;

The sketch of the chosen version was actually supposed to have a great more detail ( despite the hyper-sharpness of the hair , cracks and veins here ) too . In truth , he's supposed to be lounging in a fountain in a public park , so there was actually supposed to be some goldfish keeping him company ( and a bottle of half-empty sunblock on the sidewalk , considering his otherwise textbook pallor ) ... But it wasn't too long before I just ran out of time :(


:pray: Provided I'm open to participate again next year , I might just ressurect the ice-cream business anyway , REGUARDLESS of the dirtyness XD XD --And just better research it --

but all in all I'm glad I went this way ( especially since someone else used Rogue , and , since we're only allowed to use a particular character once a year-- I'd hate to have kicked someone else out of their spot ) ...

:star: Supply Notes :star:

General Acrylic paint on Bristol paper ( :thumbsup: which takes a licking when it comes to ink and paint alike ) --with water colored pencils for both detail and blending .

:heart::heart::heart::heart: ENJOY! :heart::heart::heart::heart:
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I love this one to pieces! <3 Wow~ The colours/water--- is just gorgeous~ <3333
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:heart::heart: wellllll I had a good 'Muse' too , I must say

:giggle: I could check that out allll day long , my friend
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