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DONE! This took forever to do >< Half the people on my watch list are probably flipping out wondering what happened to my art...

MY IDEA for Vic:
Ok when I first read about the contest my impression was that they wanted something new but keeping some of the old characteristics of the mascot so it would still be recognizable. I have to say I was really surprised with all the head drawings and people changing the original design slightly, I thought there would be more people straying from the design. Maybe I assumed wrong but I stick by my idea anyway ^_^
I wanted to kind of keep the old design like I said but kind of modernize it slightly, seeming how in the new 2000’s it seems "shiny and technology" is the general idea now a days and it was also slightly different from the old rustic idea of the original mascot.
Basically I turned Vic Rattelhead into a skeletal and metal guitar! I thought it'd be a cool twist on the old character and really incorporate the music side of things. I used the torso and spin as my body of the guitar and big metallic horns attached to the headpiece "which I tried to work into one solid object as appose to sprat pieces" onto the head to make the head of the guitar. I then used a test tub like design to have blood poor down from the top, over the skull though the rib cadge and collecting in a puddle to create the stings of the guitar. I wanted the blood and tubes to really make your eyes go though the image. Also I wanted that red to be the dominant color in the image, so I added a slight glow, so the blood would be intense but not super fake, yet not totally realistic. Then to really add that demonic effect and finish off my composition a wanted to do the big demon wings which I am very happy with!
I tried to keep the metal that was used in the skull to now follow though the spin itself becoming more of a part of the body " kind of like the original metal grew and evolved to take over more of Vic" Finally I downloaded the Megadeth font “from there site ^^”, and colored it in to match my design. I really felt that I wanted this design to be able to incorporate the logo because most people like there logos as part of the image, though I am aware if they used this image they may want there original logo design, I've made sure the logo is removable, and the image also works without it.
Next I didn't want a full black background, so I tried to make something slightly off not to take away from the image but to still look more then just black, but again I made the image so it would really work for any background.
Anyways ya that was my general idea to do something new, that incorporated a lot of ideas I saw in the old image but to stand apart from it enough while still being recognizable. I hope my description isn't too complicated, there’s a lot there to take in and its hard writing down my thought process. If you don’t understand ask ^^

ART
ok so ya... people are probably like, "hey this isn't anime/fantasy" nope funny I can draw lots of other stuff too...I just like my own style for most of my personal pics but I like to be able to draw whatever I want, I think this will really stand out in my gallery, at lest I hope it will. Anyways this took pretty much the whole time since the contest info was out a few weeks ago. I sketched the image in my sketchbook then scanned it into Photoshop. It was really big like 45x45inchs 300dpi o.OI wanted to make sure it was usable for lotsa stuff if they liked it ^^
And before anyone asks, "did you use references?" the answer is YES that’s what all my anatomy books are for! However keep in mind looking at images of skulls to get the anatomy right and tracings/coping are two different things. When I used refs its to understand something I do NOT copy and I did not copy anything in this image for an assisting image, in fact most of the bones are slightly stylized and not totally correct because of how I wanted to shape and stylized the image :nod: so ya I used books to better help understand what I wanted to draw but did not draw anything from the books…hope that makes sence I hate copiers >.>
Oh my this is getting long for those who read this all...I love you o.O your comments, cc and favs, hell and support I get with this image is loved :heart: I worked super hard on this so give me your feedback!
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:iconelectriccircuslover:
ElectricCircuslover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
This is great. This is fantastic!
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:iconaerocrue13:
aerocrue13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Student General Artist
this is SO awesome! rock on man!!!!!!!!
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:iconshirone:
shirone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
very good stuff! Megadeth is my favorite band
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:iconyamikuroi:
yamikuroi Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
This is truly and utterly great! :clap: For me, it should have been the first place :nod:
I love the red-guitar-strings-turn-to-blood thing :XD:

:+fav:
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
:hug:
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:iconwoefulinfinity:
woefulinfinity Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Wholy shit, that is sweet. I love the detail, the CG's so good. Man, the whole guitar and blood idea. Amasing bones... just... omg, this is so amazing.

You damned well better win. :O
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
lol thanks :hug:
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:iconsh-kirihara:
sh-kirihara Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006   Digital Artist
as much as i like the other designs... this would make the best cd cover. i hope you win
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
thanks ^^
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:icontheblaster:
TheBlaster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
OMG, YOU ROCK!!
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
lol
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:icontheblaster:
TheBlaster Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
You DO rock and i really hope you win
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
:hug:
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:icontheblaster:
TheBlaster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
:+devwatch: =D :thanks:
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:iconmilkdream:
MilkDream Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
This is a definate favorite of mine, i hope you win!
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
thanks
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:icondeikin:
Deikin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Awesome, very very good. Good luck in the competition.
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
thanks
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:icongurlkicksboi:
gurlkicksboi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Interface Designer
wow...thats awesome if i had a choice that would win
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thanks :hug:
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:icongurlkicksboi:
gurlkicksboi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Interface Designer
thats ok... dunno how you get that good
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
well everyone progress diffrently I force myself to improve and take challanges, I also had amazing teachers "lifedrawing in perticular was helpful with this and I recomend it to everyone ^^", good ref books and the most importent thing motivation and passion for the piece. If you love what you do and challange yourself you will go far, at lest thats how I feel.
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:icongurlkicksboi:
gurlkicksboi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006   Interface Designer
thanks..yea ive pretty much learnt what i know just thru being bored one day and deciding hey im gunna give this a go and then suddenly i did something and it turned out really good and now i love doing all that design stuff and using photoshop..lol life drawing im actually doing that with the course im doing but im too afraid to do it because the fact of looking at someone nude would be so weird...but thanks for your help

good luck
Emz
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:icongutti:
gutti Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
fokinnn helll .... totally koool ... i love dis.. good luck !!
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thanks :hug:
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:icongutti:
gutti Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
ur welcome :D ... definitely one of da best in dis contest ... i hope dis one wins ... U :headbang:
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
:hug: I don't know there are lots of cool enterys but thanks ^^
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:iconsanguinarii:
sanguinarii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible! I love the amount of detail you put into this while keeping everything so clean and simple. This is definitely a great redesign. I love the idea behind the guitar strings/blood; the way it pools down at the bottom is perfect! The wings are very well done and the chains are a nice touch. You've accomplished everything you set out to do in your description. I'm in awe.

:jawdrop:
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thank you very much ^^ I am overwelmed with how much people like this, most of my watchers being anime/fantasy fans and used to my normal art I assumed would be put off by the sudden change, but theres been so many nice comments and support its just awasome. I am happy people enjoy my idea and desing and even happyer I could pull off such a challange in doing something so diffrent for me ^^
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:iconsanguinarii:
sanguinarii Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
The characteristics of a great artist. ;)

It's great that you strayed from the skull and crossbones that most of the other entries did. That alone grabs attention, but the quality really makes this stand out.

It's really cool that you've received a lot of detailed comments as well. I'm sure those are much better than the plain ol' "cool" and "awesome" ones, aren't they? =D
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
thanks and ya its true longer comments are nice ^^
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
The design is so tight and concise--you have to examine it for a while to take in all the detail! YOU are worthy of a winner in this contest--this is the GREATEST one I've seen thus far. Only a couple other entries that I've seen are high-end entries--but this one takes the cake. It's totally metal. I WANT this one to win--it's just too good to pass up!

KUDOS! You have MY vote, let's see if the band agrees! :heart:
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thanks so very much ^^ It makes me so happy to see people like it and feel I did them justice :hug: I hope they feel the same regardless weather they feel my image is best suited for there needs.
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I mean... IT IS JUST SO AWESOME!! The blood like the guitar strings--but you only notice that it's blood at the end!! And the futuristic touch to all the metal!! The test tubes that look like guitar's machine heads!

AAAAAH!

You're great. :heart: Makes me giggle every time I see this. ;P
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
your inthusasum (sp) makes me feel all fuzzy inside ^^ thank you so much for your support and lovely comments :hug:
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Enthusiasm. Lolz.
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thanks XD
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D

Cant beat the truth! You're very welcome!

(I'm REALLY glad to see SOME people who have actually put some effort into the contest--a lot of the people just modified old pictures. I'm battling one now because I opened my big mouth/told him the truth like I told you the truth.)

...I hate it when people older than me sound younger than me... *Sighs and wanders off to battle the stupid person...*
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
yes well sometimes you need to keep your mouth shut, I should know there have been many times when I should have just kept my thoughts to myself >< anyways its not nice to say some things esspsaly about someones artwork it can be really hurtful even if it is true its not anyones place to bash others. I've found it best to just rant in my jurnol about things and not mention names but whats bothinging me, it gets it out without hurting anyone "most of the time" but ya the net makes it so easy to say things without thinking about how the people on the other end will react and you can't take them back.
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
You're absolutely right.

There are just some instances, though, that get the best of me... and I end up being an ass. I cant help it; I went through the most offensive and obnoxious critiques when I went through Commercial Art for the past three years... it has been ingrained in my mind.

I KNEW that class would come back to haunt me: in my dreams and in my mind. And now in what I say to people!!

...He doesnt want me talking to him... so... I cant apologise.........I feel bad. Real bad.

I'm just a stupid teenager sometimes.
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
apologise anyways :nod: tell him you are sorry and had not right to say that and you spoke before you thought, and you understand if he doesn't fogive you but you realise you were in the wrong and wanted to admit it. You'd be suprised what a little honest and kindness will bring, if anything else it will make him feel better even if he doesn't respond and its the right thing to do :hug:
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:iconvickyjane:
vickyjane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you win, man. I really do. You have a great chance at it, I can tell you that much. But it'd be great for any artist to get their shit on a friggin' Megadeth album. I have faith that you will at LEAST get a prize--but I know you'll do well.

...

It just SCREAMS Metal!! They'll love it. Guarantee it.

I hope ya' win, man.

...

I mean, lady.

:D
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:iconhumanofprey:
humanofprey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very neat and cool :thumbsup:

Nice design!
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:iconsinistervibe:
SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Have I ever told you how much you rock! I'm just astounded that you did this - it's just killer!
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thanks! lol should have known you'd like it XD *miss you hugs*
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:iconsinistervibe:
SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Miss you too! xoxoxox
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:iconall-around-gamer:
all-around-gamer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006
Wow, that is an impressive design. I was surprised to see that you participated in this at first but I do think you stand a good chance at winning. So what do you plan on doing with the guitar?
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:icondigiavalon:
DigiAvalon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
can't say but I entered more because it would be such an honer to have my work used for a band like this then the prize to be honest it could be some nice exposer ^^
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:icontimextimex:
timextimex Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006   Digital Artist
really creepy :D,good luck :D
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