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Heroes of Past and Present by Imson Heroes of Past and Present by Imson
After working on this for several nights in a row, it's finally finished.

This is my birthday painting for my older brother Odin who turned 30 yesterday. Tried to think of a gift that could have some actual meaning to it, and eventually I came up with this. Essentially, it's a mashup of a ton of Odin's old characters, but I picked ones that we've all shared some connection to as brothers (Not going to forget Henrik in all of this!)

The most noticeable is probably sir latex nipple here. That is Super Mah. We had a Lego town as kids that we built together. had our own houses, places to work etc. We also created a TV show that the people would watch regularly. That show was Super Mah. Being kids, of course it was about a middle-aged fat guy that solved crimes by farting on people. The only word he could say was "Mah!" because that... just makes sense. This guy was seriously fun to redraw. Mostly because the only remaining drawing I have of him was an old game I created base on our lego town when I was... 14 I think. Seeing my horrible rendition of a human being and trying to update it with realistic shading was awesome. And I think I've realised I really like drawing latex. Who knew.

The guy flying (jumping?) next to him is Deviant Man. Odin and I started our DA accounts at the same time, and this was Odin's attempt at making a super hero based on the concept of deviancy: A complete nutball that always solves issues in whatever way isn't normal. I already drew my version of this guy years ago, so I didn't have to update much. I had to add a duck on his head though. Odin has this thing about duck hats. It's hard to explain...

In the corner, I've added his reporter character that just goes through life trying to do his job and... not quite succeeding. I think that sums it up pretty well. His looks were difficult to translate to a realistic style, but as long as he doesn't wear any pants, it works.

Finally, we have PC. This guy is probably the oldest comic I remember Odin doing. It was a panel comic where PC and Mac would mostly argue about something. I didn't have space for Mac, but I decided Super Mah and Deviant Man needed something to fight, so why not a giant robot version of PC?

I was considering making a cell shaded version of this thing, but that didn't feel official enough, so I went for a more realistic result. Took time, but it was worth it.

Happy birthday Odin!
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:icondancingkoalas:
DancingKoalas Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that guy... wearing a duck?
:D
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talentlessfiend Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
The dynamic pose of each heroes really catches the eyes, and then my sight moves to the vanishing point of all the buildings to reveal the reporter's underwear. Amazing! I especially like the way his legs are lit. The white lines coming from the back lighting make it look hairy.
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VahanMP Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
did Savant ask you for another album cover:O?
can we get a previeuw?
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:iconimson:
Imson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
What gave you that idea?
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VahanMP Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
you did the other one's
but he's already busy and posting 8bit teasers.

so i think he didn't ask you.

don't worry your work is awesome!
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XaneFeather Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
What a chaotic but awesome image!
Love the duck on DeviantArtMan's head. Fluffy feathers. <3
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Imson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
In retrospect, I should have added ducks on everything. Ducks make everything better.

Well... maybe not pudding. But most things!
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XaneFeather Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Add feathers to everything then! They even make pudding better! ^..^
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kittyninjafish Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
You put so much thought and care in this, I'm sure he'll be thrilled : D
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:iconimson:
Imson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
I think his immediate reaction was "Can I really put this on my wall?" SUCCESS!
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LazerSofa Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
herre ser så awesome ut ;o;
han derre Odin bli vell sikkert veldig glad får den tænke æ! c:
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Imson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Man kan jo håpe, hahaha!
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
That's one truly great birthday present.
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Imson Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The brother person seemed to enjoy it. That's the important thing.
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