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Swordplay, Colored by stratosmacca Swordplay, Colored by stratosmacca
I asked my colorist pal :iconjprart: to color up the 'Swordplay' drawing I'd done a while back, so I'd have a colored version to put in my portfolio.

I worked with Jeremy back in the MVCreations days when he was coloring all of our Masters of the Universe covers in his wonderful, painterly style. Unfortunately, he was only ever able to color one of my own pieces of art (the cover for MotU #7)... until now.

Many thanks to Jeremy for going through three rounds of my corrections and not killing me for it!

I think it turned out rather well! :)
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:icondecalch:
DeCalCh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Wow!!!! Great work!
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9--Dreamer--5 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Wonderful work! :O
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Ivy-Green Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
AHH!! That's wonderful!! I love this!! It's just great! Well done!
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Jackolyn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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Biscom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
en guard V!!
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SashaArcain Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
AWW! Its too cute, the colors look great too!
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Feantauriel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
Yay! I knew V would teach her fencing! (My sister and I were debating what Evey was doing for all of that time she was with him that you didn't see in the movie... this was my theory :D )

Great work! The poses are amazing. I love V's fencing costume...
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saniika Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Finally I found you...I didn´t count you would be on deviantart, my mistake :) I will not comment the coloring, but the line art is ok, I personaly like the composition, yeat it is too much representative in my opinion. (I mean for my taste, I like them more personal.) It is really nicely done, the perspective, just the clothing is a bit not right.
(I didn´t want to offend you, since you have "your comment" status, I hope I didn´t overcrossed the borderline ;) )
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks much for the comments-- you haven't offended me at all :)

I definitely see some mistakes in looking back on this piece, but all I can do is try to grow as an artist and make my work better as I go. Unfortunately I'm well out of my 'V phase' by this point thanks to a few people, so I won't be revisiting it anytime soon. But I did really enjoy creating things for the World o' V while it lasted :)
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saniika Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes, that is a good opinion. I am thankfull for your Vphase :) and I wish you for "growing up" much strenght and satisfaction ;)
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply awesome!
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Just gorgoues! This movie was disturbing, on a lot of levels--but I very much liked the main characters; this is a scene I think all fans of the film wanted to see! :clap: The original sketch was perfect--the coloring adds a wonderful warmth to an already wonderful scene. Natalie's likeness is just gorgeous, and all the little details in the background just add to the charm of this piece. I'm enchanted! :D

FF
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gckinsey Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007   Digital Artist
I love the concept and the coloring job! :) *fave*
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Midget-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Holy $41+!!!!!! They look exactly like the actors! (well, not Hugo Weaving of course) I mean WOW! I love the poses, and thank you for keeping V taller than Evey! lol it's so cool how V is supposedly teaching her how to swordfight! Love your work!
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CHUCKY93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
My god, this is amazing!!
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CapnFlynn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
The level of detail in the lineart is just amazing, and your friend did a fantastic job on the colors. I love the warmth of the light, and all the shadowy areas. 'Tis beautiful!
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TaevaFae Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
VERY NICE! FAVES! n_n U RULE!
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sweetkat22 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Holy wow... I love the detail in this, especially how you got the room so accurate. Lighting is beautiful. They are so hot :p
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plangkye Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, now it's even better.
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:iconconteuse:
Conteuse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Very beautiful. Love the light above the sconses.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's hot. I fave!

No, really. The lighting, I think, is what really makes the picture. Pretty incredible, this, and she's no other than Natalie Portman, excellent job on her. Wow.
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Student Filmographer
WOW! Just... WOW! I HAVE to fav this! As a V fan- how can I NOT?! This is an AMAZING collaboration!
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Fantomina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
This image is so romantic, I haven't added any new favorites to my profile so that I can see it on my page every time I login to DA. It makes me blush!
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! It really means a lot :)
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Aerilandra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006   Photographer
It's gorgeous! And it's paints a beautiful picture (literally) of V and Evey's love for one another! Love it!

Aerilandra
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Duelistabbeyryou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Wow!!!! This is awesome!
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risu-san Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very wonderful!
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batgirrl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so kickass! i love the color and lighting. GREAT JOB!
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Gothik-Jinxeh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006   Writer
Beautiful. :)
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chibineko117 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Writer
That so cool! I've been dying to see this one in color! ^_^
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Lonely-Doll Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
you are amazing. this is so fanatstic. ^_^
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Sylent-Fantome Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awsome The coloring just makes it even better
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Skeleton-Horse Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so awesome!
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Maxdarkangel27 Featured By Owner May 29, 2006   Traditional Artist
I am in awe.. love it! I am far too addicted to this movie, and far too in love with V.
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Eviltak Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
My my... striking.
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vladimirsangel Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looked wonderful as linework and looks wonderful with colour, too. :) :+favlove:
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EvelynMusing Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
So beautiful!!! I loved the original and now with color it's simply amazing. Faving it. :)
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GinnyMilling Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That is absolutely stunning! Fantastic!
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oICEMANo Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cool. I love Jeremy's style!!
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abbey1normal Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Aww, another awesome coloring job. The other one is slick and comiccy, but this one is really painterly, like you said. Makes it seem very real. And I agree that you both did a great job making Evey look like Natalie. Beautiful!
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!
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esicardi Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
Simply perfect
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner May 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's simply... wonderful. I have no words.
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Demonotica Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
I love how he multiplied the lines and colored over them. This is beautiful, all of the colors blend perfectly, everything looks so amazingly real. Simply remarkable!
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Vampiryyn Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
That's kickass!! Evey looks so much like Natalie Portman that it's almost scary... :XD:
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