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Professor Margot Portrait

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Was inspired to do a portrait of a future Margot after the Brotastrophe 
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Liontamer024Professional General Artist
Dawmn, she looks awesome. Glad she doesn't lose here bad-assness from the fight.
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CyanilurusJubatusHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty and such creative hair!
It's so sad that in reality scars like this simply aren't this pretty and even sadder that mostly it isn't curable.
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
I wasn't trying to "prettify" the scars.  They're stylized and simplified, but I wasn't looking to make them pretty.  I think scars in reality look badass and amazing and wonderful.

Scars also aren't a disease, there's nothing to "cure".  
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CyanilurusJubatusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't think you wanted to prettify the scars; I guess it's mainly about how differently we percieve this kind of thing. :)
To me big size scars in reality are mostly kind of appalling and generally I feel very sorry for the people who suffered them. The acid marks I have seen on pictures also left the person's face kind of melted; Margot's here doesn't seem to have deformed (but then there is the simplifying).

I'm very sorry if I have offended you in any way since there was no such intention.
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
There are a lot of people to view scars negatively because they feel they're now ugly for having them, or that they feel  broken because something was "wrong" with them that needed to be fixed.  I'm not one of those people.  Having scars in abundance myself, I find that my energy is better spent loving who I am despite and because of  the features that make me unique.  And yes, scars- depending on their nature, tend to have lasting effects like permanent nerve damage or loss of range of motion in joints when they're more than skin deep, but that doesn't mean a person is no longer fascinating or beautiful.

As for Margot's scars in particular, the acid that burned her is more akin to the protein compound found  in brown recluse spiders where the solution eats at the skin creating the look of holes rather than dissolving it and creating a "melty" look.  So from a mechanical standpoint, Margot's face was being attacked from the outside in by a solution that was sitting on the surface and eating its way in rather than soaking in and turning everything to sludge.  There IS a lot more texture to her scars, I just didn't feel like putting shading on the picture and left it to the very light linework of the sketch stage.

You haven't offended me, it's just getting a little tiring being told multiple times that I'm drawing something "wrong" when I've done my research and worked hard for months to properly portray damage on my character.
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CyanilurusJubatusHobbyist Traditional Artist
By no way did I mean when I said I find scars of big size appalling that I find the person who suffered them appalling.
The two are very different. If that wasn't clear then the wording probably wasn't well-chosen from my part.

As for not being clear on the various kinds of acid scars, that's a bad from my part, apologies.
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
I wasn't saying that I think you find people with scars appalling.  I was simply stating that I sympathize with but do not agree with those who feel like scars make them ugly, as someone who has scars.
EnkaKing's avatar
Elegant Scarred Margot.
Escargot?
No, wait, that's not right...
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
Pfffffft!
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Octo-NovaHobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad to see Margot recovered from that terrible incident can came out even more kickass then before! I was so worried the last few updates about what would happen to her ;.;
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
heh, well Meg and myself were debating in the beginning if she'd end up dead or just terribly injured.  I think the viewer attachment to her and our own "we love this fierce woman!" saved her in the end XD
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Octo-NovaHobbyist General Artist
;.; Nooo, not Margot! She's lovely!! I'm so glad you both chose to keep her alive, it would have been devastating to lose such a wonderful character!
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Winterwolf27Hobbyist Writer
Oh man she looks brilliant! Who is this character from, what is the Brotastrophe and where do I go to get up to speed? :D
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
This is Margot, a side character from Daughter of the Lilies- the comic I color.  You can read it HERE
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Winterwolf27Hobbyist Writer
I shall!
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OpdiskHobbyist Digital Artist
You can get up to speed here daughterofthelilies.com/
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WazagaHobbyist General Artist
You know? Despite the scars, she looks pretty damned epic.
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ExtraintelligenceHobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean, "despite the scars"? The scars add to the epicness.
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WazagaHobbyist General Artist
I meant that the scars don't mar the fact she's a lovely lady.
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YokobooProfessional Digital Artist
Success!
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Tigershark06Hobbyist Digital Artist
She actually looks lovely an elegant even with the scars!!  :)  I have hope now that she survives her attack...
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CinnaMonroeProfessional General Artist
So glad she's rocking a bad thing into something really killer and epic. Sends a great message to people who are victims of burns!
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ThatMysticalBiscuitHobbyist Digital Artist
Damn son, she just got a bit more badass-er
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Lovely piece, especially with how it's showing the scars.
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