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The Everlasting Spirit 2007 by Shinjuchan The Everlasting Spirit 2007 by Shinjuchan
‘The Everlasting Spirit’

Despite it’s retirement in 2002, like the ‘everlasting spirit’ itself, Plots-n-Tombstones will not rest in peace. It’s plentiful, rich, and unique art style has been enjoying a revival as of recent months at the Vicious Visions website.

I had been asked some weeks ago by a young fan as I sat here in my office cataloging 11 years worth of PNT art into protective binders, if I might consider doing a newly revised version of the fanclub’s furry mascot. Truth be told, I hadn’t even so much as tried to draw the ‘Fox’ since 2003! I thought hard about it. If I did choose to take up the request, knowing there was a passing of nearly 5 years, it had to be ---HAD to be a spectacular piece; an amazing comeback! Nothing else, or less than that was going to be acceptable.

In all of the Undertaker Fox’s history, only 2 illustrations (his final two) were done in digital. Each and every one that had come before had been the result of elaborate coats of Prismacolor, marker, and white paint highlights. The only thing ‘digital’ about those was the scanning process. Old School, baby!

Each and every incarnation of the Fox all throughout PNT’s history were patterned after the real life wrestler’s evolutions. Last time I had touched the Undertaker he was just about coming to an end with his stint as the, ‘American Bad Ass’. So how to represent him now? My decision was almost too immediate. Amongst PNT’s artistic library was yet another fanclub exclusive powerhouse who’s success was just as much of a trademark to Plots-n-Tombstones legacy as the mascot himself — the dark drama series that was the, ‘Windowknocker’.

I’ll be posting up some of the stills I took of this work in progress later on in my scraps, but this individual effort took 26 total hours, 9 textures, Eye Candy, and Auto FX. With luck, your opinion of the result is as positive as mine.

Undertaker copyrighted by WWE Entertainment., “The Party Animals” design of the Fox, Paul B. Cat, and other related animal likenesses © 2007 Vicious Visions Inc., All rights reserved VAU-211-938
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S-I-D Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I love the character designs! The shading and lighting are superb!
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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wolfpr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
cool maybe i will invite him into slcw lol secondlife championship wrestling
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eccentricdonald Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
It seems it has a Gothic feel about it. Regardless, it does justice for the Dead Man.
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your thoughts :tombstone:
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eccentricdonald Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I'm glad to be of help. I'm most flattered. :teddy:
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rastaguy2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
Oliver Twist
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Nelgidiah Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
A...a...a...Awesome! +fav
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BethMcBeth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Love their outfits and the background came out great! ^_^"

-Beth
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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BethMcBeth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Welcome! ^_^"

-Beth
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Darkenlite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I didn't get a chance to read the description but this is an awesome pic of a dark mysterious tale. Very awesome.
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much
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Jyueru Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this. You can so see all your hard work. I can almost feel those silky ruffles of Taker's shirt ^^
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Drakken247 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Coolies! Talk about "Old School" *heh* =D
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. The ‘Windowknocker’ that I was referring to was a very popular collection of novel shorts that ran from 1993-1999 and divulged around Kandle, the 300+ year old tragic and yet immortal phoenix of the vessel. The spirit of the urn born of fire and ash went on to blaze across the pages of the PNT quarterly fanzine.

Unless you know the some history about the ‘Undertaker’ ... really, really know him, the ‘Everlasting Spirit’ is a reference to the ‘soul’ that the Undertaker drew his power from when he was still with Paul and using the urn. Kandle is this ‘spirit’ physically represented.

Ha, ... Just imagine the overwhelming shock and surprise by myself and dozens of fanclub members though when four years later in 1997, WWF introduced the world to the Undertaker’s on-screen brother, Kane who’s tributes couldn’t be more haunting! I’m pretty damn sure that was the first time my eyes looked the size of dinner plates!
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rebelbot Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
awsome work
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Eriath Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Uuuuuf!!!! It's so cool!!! ^w^
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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astakaren Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
haha that's so Van Helsing! XD ... [link]
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. I never saw that before either. o0;
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neondahlia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
That is awesome! you are so talented! :worship:
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much for your thoughts ^^
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neondahlia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
:bow: you're welcome
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Conveyus-Prime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
*jawdrop*

That. Is /so/ cool. :D Excellent work, Shinju-chan! *faves!*
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. A week well spent I hope.
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Conveyus-Prime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes! XD
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Kelonerd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoooly crap. xD It looks like the picture is about to jump into life. :judge:

And yes, that is teh shit.
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Shinjuchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks ^^
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