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Minotaur by cmalidore Minotaur by cmalidore
Graphite?! Ch'yeah buddy! I finally, after a half year, pulled out the pencils while being practically snowed in this weekend. I now have this finished and 3 other concepts I may finish up in graphite. I just needed some room to hit the digitals for awhile - but now I'm back and using both again I think.

Anyway, here it is.

Tools:
A huge amount of pencils - from 6H to 5B I think. I then smeared it around a bit using a paper towel (spare no expense, only the best tools for me! :giggle:) and then used my electric eraser to highlight, which my girlfriend got to witness with many laughs I'm sure - I had no idea what I was doing.

Enjoy.

(I'm thinking the minotaur's gonna win, how bout you all?)

EDIT:

Many thanks to =Metryx who wrote up a quick lil story after seeing this, I believe the fact that I laughed through a good portion of the story is a good attestment to how messed up I truly am. Give it a nice read here! [link] (You may need a gore umbrella though)
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:iconbclions4life:
BCLions4Life Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
K if that was me id be yelling at myself "RUN BITCH RUN"!!


Nice work I love it :P
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:iconaspirin111:
aspirin111 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool
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:icontorochief:
torochief Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Wow... what a bovine hunk of a wrecking machine!~
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:iconjohncleric:
Johncleric Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
two words...Kickass O.O
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:iconnana-pie:
Nana-Pie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Beautifully drawn and rendered!
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconminotaurcomics:
MinotaurComics Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
Oh yes, the Minotaur is so going to win this one. Nice work!
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
thanks! :)
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:icondrognalis:
Drognalis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
:jawdrop:! amazing... great lights and shadows... wow...
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like this!
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:iconseahawk01:
seahawk01 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
cool minotaur
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty good depiction.
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconnycterisa:
NycterisA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an awesome sense of movement in this pic! So much action! And what a great perspective - the minotaur really thunders at you when you're looking up at it. Wow...
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
I learned off of artists who do that perspective thing to really make things look like they're going to plow you over. While I don't have it down as well as those guys, the influence is still definately there. I love that feeling :D
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:iconragemuse:
ragemuse Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
Electric... eraser :? That just sounds kinky! :XD:

Hmm, yeah... *faves* 8-)

~Liriel
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
They are so kinky ;) [link]

I'd only use it in conjunction with paper of course.....
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:iconragemuse:
ragemuse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
Paper? ... :slow: That's just naughty! :XD:

~Liriel
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
I'm sure the man made a cow joke of some sort and it all went down hill from there. Thanks Jade, I love your fighting thoughts :nod:
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
Haha I suck.
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:iconjademacalla:
jademacalla Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Love this. Love the white space and the sense of motion and mass.

If only that minotaur was likely to pummel our hero with his left instead of his right; our top-knotted friend could duck it, finesse the inside line and slice across the midsection - all without fear of the follow-up smackdown. Unfortunately, it looks like things are going to turn out a little different.
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ack, forgot to hit reply before replying...... go me.

I'm sure the man made a cow joke of some sort and it all went down hill from there. Thanks Jade, I love your fighting thoughts :nod:
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:iconshadowgryphan:
ShadowGryphan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
graphite is your friend ^^
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
It most certainly is :p
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:iconmsilvestre:
msilvestre Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Wowy... o.O
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
I told ya I like graphite :p
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1one1yartist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
lovely as usual oniisan, i think the only thing that catches my eye is the strong perspective on the leg, i wouldve made it less emphasized ..but that's just me and i'm weird > >;

i really like the minotaur..he's sexy :p
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
I've found some people like the perspective like that, some do not. So I dunno. I've never been good at that happy medium spot lol.

Sexy minotaur eh? I'll try and set you two up sometime ;)
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:icon1one1yartist:
1one1yartist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
*hugs* so sweet ;)
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:icondoolally:
Doolally Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
As usual Yey. ^_^ not really much more i can say. Pencils are my fave thing to use.
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
It was a breath of fresh air to pick them pencils back up I assure you :nod:
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:icondoolally:
Doolally Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Bet it hurt your eyes less than a cpu screen at midnight hours ^_^
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
Oh yes. Certainly so.
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:iconrelmatos:
relmatos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
never ever Moo at a minotaur.
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Damn straight! The cow jokes are only fun until somebody loses an eye.
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:iconrelmatos:
relmatos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
naah. even then they are funny(as long as it aint my eye) :P
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:iconzappazee:
ZappaZee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
It's just hot Yrin. If I didn't already love minotaurs I would now. ;)
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks Z, you rock :horns:
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:iconmetaleath:
MetaLeath Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice art! ^_^
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I know it's no elf, but it'll do I hope ;)
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:iconbillcorbett:
BillCorbett Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
My money's on the Minotaur, very nicely drawn! :)
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks Bill! The minotaur seems to be working up quite a fan club it seems. I don't think that guy has a chance ;).
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Mana-Cherie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005
I saw this in Gaia and I wanted badly to fav it. ^^ Umm... I won't mess up your comments page, what I said in Gaia applies. ;P
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
:rofl: Thanks for coming over and faving this!
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:iconmana-cherie:
Mana-Cherie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Anything for the sword-wielding penguin ;P
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:iconlunder-rathryon:
Lunder-Rathryon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
untouchibly awsume.... i cant describe it any other way, :)
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the kind words, that's a good one to hear :nod:
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:iconlunder-rathryon:
Lunder-Rathryon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
well its true, its so good i added it to my personal refferance folder... i hope you dont mind
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:iconcmalidore:
cmalidore Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
Not a problem at all, glad you enjoyed it. May it be helpful to no end for ya :)
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Lunder-Rathryon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
tanks much'n
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