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Opie-Dokie

Ego creans: ergo sum.
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  • Jan 21, 1990
  • United States
  • Deviant for 16 years
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My Bio
Hello! My name is Orion Petitclerc, a.k.a. OrionSTARB0Y (Google it...I dare ya). I am many things, but primarily I am a fiction writer and secondly a character designer. I say "character designer" because I am not an all-around (comic-styled) illustrator; I'm still practicing other aspects such as environments, tech, and beasts. I aspire to be a comic book writer, my main project being The Mad Mummy which you can learn more about at TheMadMummy-FanClub.

My style and focus is in superheroes and American Comic Books. My main influences are Venom from Spider-Man, Todd McFarlane, J.R.R. Tolkein, and just about anything superhero related.

At this time I do not take art commissions, for I am not yet confident in my artistic abilities to sell anything.

Current Residence: heart of the Silicon Valley, California
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 3XLT
Favourite genre of music: Any but Rap, R&B, Soul, and Country (some acceptions)
Favourite style of art: Comic/Illustration
Operating System: Windows 7 and Vista [shivers]
MP3 player of choice: Whichever smartphone I have right now.
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Venom, Dan Halen (from Squidbillies), and Henchman 21 (from Venture Brothers)
Personal Quote: "Ergo creans: Ergo sum."

Favourite Visual Artist
Todd McFarlane, Mark Bagley, Declan Shalvey, Angel Medina
Favourite Movies
Hook, Princess Mononoke, Mirror Mask, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Lord of the Rings, Repo: The Genetic Opera
Favourite TV Shows
Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Venture Bros.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Blink 182, Third Eye Blind, AFI, The Birthday Massacre, Skrillex, deadmau5, Zedd, Lacuna Coil, Pendulum, The Naked and Famous, Of Monsters and Men, Miike Snow, Led Zeppelin
Favourite Books
Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys, A Clockwork Orange
Favourite Writers
Sir JRR Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Huston (for his Moon Knight run), Doug Moench, David Michelinie
Favourite Games
City of Heores/Villains, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, Fable: The Lost Chapters, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time, The Darkness 1 and 2, Halo (all)
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC or Xbox 360
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, paper, Copic Markers/Ink Pens, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, CeltX, Sculptris, and legos
Other Interests
Writing stories and creating atwork for them, girls, superheroes.

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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

A unique and defining style. Quite an interesting take on the symbiote with making it lumpy and slimy. This really gives the symbiote a texture, which it is generally void of (or has a uniform texture) when normally illustrated. Also the drop on Spidey's head really gives the symbiote weight, which was a nice touch.

The spider descending in the picture is a nice reminder of Venom's first artist, Todd McFarlane, and his proclivity to include a spider in every panel for all the Spider-Man comics he drew as a sort of signature.

As for the main man himself, I can see homage to McFarlane's style in Spidey's eyes. He was one of the first artists to make the eyepieces as large as the head, and it really made Spidey the bug everyone loves today (I know spiders aren't bugs, but you get the point). You did a great job in keeping Spidey that nimble, gangly, spidery kid he was supposed to be.

As for the background, I can't say anything critical since I would have done the same thing. I'm still no good with my environments, and especially no good with buildings in perspective. So I'll leave that one alone <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>

Overall, I love this piece and you most definitely deserve my <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/p/p…" width="15" height="16" alt=":+fav:" title="+fav"/>.

P.S. I don't know if what you were aiming for was a sort of nod to Mr. McFarlane, but it's honestly what I drew from all the details I mentioned.

<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="17" height="20" alt=":spidey:" title="Spidey"/>
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Oh my gosh, thanks for my first critique! I love this image so much, every time I visit my page I have to stop and adore it again. I still can't believe I did this! Also, if you're interested in his story, check out my short horror fiction: [link]
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Impact

Eddie Brock is my favorite fictional character. I'm always picky with which Eddie/Venom art pieces to like and comment on, and even more so with writing critiques. You've deserved this critique.

I really love the detail of the symbiote piercing and stretching the skin of its host. This concept was a brilliant one as illustrated in the Spider-Man 3 movie, and really helped to give the symbiote its violent, sadistic nature. This also helped flesh out the host, Eddie Brock. It seems like the host of a symbiote is subject to the pains of wearing it, and for Eddie to accept this pain reveals the twisted nature of his intense hatred for Parker. The symbiote is best illustrated with sharp points and claws, not like the classic smooth, rounded appearance, and you've pulled this off perfectly.

Thank you for not including Venom's tongue. It's a feature that has become overly exaggerated to illustrate his grotesqueness, and I don't believe it is needed to show Venom as a creepy villain (the crooked, toothy smile and large, jagged white eye patches already do the trick).

There's only one part about this illustration I didn't care for too much, and that is what little of Eddie's hair is shown. I'm an Eddie/Venom purist, and to have his hair color so close to white is...sacrilegious. Eddie is a strawberry blond in the comics, and making his hair white is bordering an anime-style. But please, do not listen to the purist in me. You've done an excellent job at everything else in this illustration, and you can chalk this point up to originality.

Great job!
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