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Victor and Nora Fries by stratosmacca Victor and Nora Fries by stratosmacca
This piece was done in 2002 after I'd found new sort of respect for the character of Mr. Freeze as seen in the 'Batman: The Animated Series' cartoon. He is a deeply tragic character I always felt was underused.

For this drawing, I decided to mess around in a Bruce Timm style and use some of my Prismacolor markers to practice with light and shadow.
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war4nl1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
All of this violence, and he's just trying to save his dying wife
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dalekdude11 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
great job
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6The6Overlord6 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
"This is how i'll always remember you surrounded by winter forever young,forever beautiful.Rest well my love,the monster who took you from me will soon learn that revenge is a dish...best served COLD." Mr Freeze Smilie
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agwood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Mr Freeze to me is like the Beast from the fairy tale Beauty And The Beast. He is deformed and very imposing physically, and any naive person would think he is a monster, but secretly he is filled with warmth, love and sadness over his wife whom he cares for deeply.

I think that's what most people fantasise about finding. A person who has a very tough exterior but a very soft underbelly. It definitely makes for a brilliant villain.
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ice-and-fire-88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautyfull! Mr Freeze is one of the best villains in the Batman tas! :3
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OmegaVileZX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
"Humanity, Compassion, Charity. Where were those pretty words when She needed to hear them?"
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GOctavius Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
This series
Batman subzero movie is so awesome

Nora x victor

I SHIP THEM FOREVERRR T-T
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Saizian Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
The feels.....
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Oh, this is just haunting!  It is a great tribute to the old Heart of Ice episode!
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The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least Victor has his wife.



Betty is dead.
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Oktav777 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I like your drawing, made it in my notebook, hope you like it :) [link]
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Too cool! Great job! :)
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Oktav777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
thanks :)
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice effect. And yeah, I can see why Victor would have a tear going down his eye because of what had happened to someone he loved more then anything.

I just wish they give him a break. Seriously, for all the crap he goes through, I think he at least deserves to have his wife healthy and with him again. I mean...I like Mr. Freeze as a bad guy, but wouldn't it be interesting to see him as a good guy?
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
He's considered an Anti-villain, or usually a villain who has heroic motives (in this case VENGEANCE! for Boyle nearly killing his wife because he got a few mil over budget without his consent (and when he could recoup the losses within a fortnight with a FULLY FUNCTIONAL CRYOGENIC SUSPENSION UNIT!) AFTER he cut funding).

Mr. Freeze needed a break, a big one.
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Big time...think he'd work on the suicide squad?
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
No, probably working for some cryogenics company... and using his salary to fund a cure for his wife's disease...
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Now leave me be, I got an idea about Victor getting a second chance and I need to write it!
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OK
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
See you later.
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ThCAkEIsALIE Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
It's brilliant! Simple, but very evocative. :)
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WarioFanMan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artist
Absolutely beautiful.. and cold. You have perfectly captured the spirit of Mr. Freeze and turned it into this awesome piece of art =)
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aniwablue Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
That's so wonderful! Yeah, respect for mister Freeze!
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Patrickc1193 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very Powerful.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Exllcent and emtional work here you really captured the tradey of Fries here
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Gray-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Vitcor Fries was my favourite villain for the same reasons. While being a worthy adversary of Batman, he was also the one that I felt Batman could also empathize with the most because all of Fries' motives were based on love though a different kind. I agree he was very underused though those few times he was used, I was always pleased with what I saw. Especially the movie Subzero. Other than the Joker, he deserves his part in Batman Beyond well though it broke my heart with how even when it seemed he would finally get a second chance, he still suffered and even his death was horrible if he died.
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BatFan23 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
:hugs:
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billiebob72088 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Great contrast with the tear cutting through the shadow. The presence of Mrs. Freeze really emphasizes the tragedy of the character. Excellent job.
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cthu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Amazing. The Bruce Timm Mr. Freeze was so tragic. Nice job on capturing that and his style.
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Vermillion01 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Mr.Freeze is such a sad man... all those efforts and ends up losing his wife..
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QueenToast Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I aggree with you. I'm still mad at the Batman movies for making his character so cliche. I would love to see Patrick Stewart play him someday.

Anyhoo...nice work.
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catpoop7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
So true, I wish they had more episodes with him. He always had the best dialouge.
"There no hope for me, or you, or your city. Everyone's going to feel my loss!"
-Mr. Freeze
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Rangerer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Bruce Timm style is the one and only style for Batman cartoon!

Nice shadows ,and of course this lines....!Fortunately you used this motive with glasses-this is a very good one!
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metalmalis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
I find this is a very powerful piece, the shading is incredible. I love that tear trail effect, because it creates a kind of impact along with the round light of the eyes. I totally adore this! :D
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darkinja125 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If he cried, wouldn't his tear freeze to his face?
Not that he wouldn't cry. It'd just be a real inconvenient.
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MedevalMaiden Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
Cool! I love the grayscale tone and the sillouette of Freeze. Great job! :clap:
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RightHandOfDoom Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
really awesome.... love the Timm look and the all-black shadowing
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dragon-san Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
ps. your avatar rules
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mataiodoxia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful composition!
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LycanLover Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great depiction... Freeze has always been a fave of mine FABULOUS WORK!!!
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hawkeye Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
Wow this is excellent, a perfect Bruce Timm version. The coloring is awesome! The shadows are excellent!
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Manveruon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! The Bruce Timm Series kicked ass!
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thenumber42 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
You just used gray markers for this? Holy...

I love that cartoon. You really did this character justice...those tears were a nice touch.
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garrbage Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
Woah, this looks cool. Especially the icicles, and the neatness.
:D
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GoldBaron Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006   Photographer
Looks pretty darn good-- good enough for a comic book :D
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