Icarusflies' Digital Art

So I recently discovered the Deviantart Muro, and it turns out I can actually kind of draw with it.  
 
Here's what I have so far. I'll update this thread IN THE COMMENTS SECTION when I make more art. 

 Séance


 Weather Wizard

 Calculator
 
 
 
And here's some random stuff I made this summer: 





 A photo-manip of my Calculator Cosplay
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Posted by M.S. Feather

Is that Oracle the Calculator cracked?  She doesn't look too happy. :P
 
I also didn't know guinea pigs ate sushi!  The more you know...

Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: Yep, that is indeed Oracle. And Oracle never looks happy, unless she's raining on someone's parade. :P 
Like all those poor villains.  
 
There's a very reasonable explanation for the sushi, but it's a long story. 
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Posted by Daywing

This is cool stuff, I definitely want to see more ^_^

Posted by .Longshot.

 Darkseid is pleased.
Posted by Decept-O

Ha Ha!  Love this.  Much as I love the Guinea Pig eating sushi ( yum) I love the guinea pig meets cubism!  Keep expressing yourself.
Posted by Icarusflies

A 'cute' Spider-Man I made for someone on Deviantart.

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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies: Awww.  Petey's such a sweetie. X3
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: I know! He's probably going to have to make super-webs for all the spiders in Central Park now! 
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Posted by tonis
@Icarusflies: lol on the 'are you base', now that's old school humor at it's best :) 
glad to see you getting into this corner of the vine Icarus.
Posted by TypingKira

LOL, these are great! Good use of color, effects, and guinea pigs. 

Posted by tonis
@TypingKira said:
" LOL, these are great! Good use of color, effects, and guinea pigs.  "
lol, one can never TRULY achieve artistic greatness until they've included a guinea pig :) 
That one would fit perfect on something like adult swim.
Posted by TypingKira
@tonis: I know, right? lol. I will never be as great an artist as Icarus until I work guinea pigs into my art.  
 
BTW< we're not making fun of you, Icarus. 
Posted by jordama

:D

Posted by Illyana Rasputin

I love your work!
Posted by GBandit

Cute xD

Posted by Icarusflies
@TypingKira said:
" @tonis: I know, right? lol. I will never be as great an artist as Icarus until I work guinea pigs into my art.   BTW< we're not making fun of you, Icarus.  "
I know that! I was laughing so hard at your comments. xD
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Posted by TypingKira
@Icarusflies said:
" @TypingKira said:
" @tonis: I know, right? lol. I will never be as great an artist as Icarus until I work guinea pigs into my art.   BTW< we're not making fun of you, Icarus.  "
I know that! I was laughing so hard at your comments. xD "
Lol, yay! Is that before, or after you coughed up a lung? How are you feeling? 
Posted by Icarusflies
@TypingKira: Before. :P 
 
I'm still pretty miserable.
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Posted by Icarusflies

A page I drew for an imaginary childrens' book I used in the KOV. It is called, "The Guinea Pig That Wanted to Eat the Moon"

    The little guinea pig bit into the star, but it was much too pointy and tasted of singed asparagus. She wrinkled her nose. "Stars are good, but I'd really love to try the moon." 
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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies: I hope Green Lantern Guinea doesn't get fined for noming on the celestial objects in his district. :O
 
Either way I'd like to see his expression when he finally takes a big bite of that giant cheese ball in the sky.
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: She can't get fined…her adorable sad guinea pig face melts even the Guardians' hearts….and then she noms the power battery. >_> 
 
And I think I'll probably draw a few more pages of this, I love drawing guinea pigs eating stuff. :)
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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies: Haha.  One flick of those little whiskers and I think I'd have to forgive her as well. ^^
 
Looking forward to the further adventures of GLG!
Posted by Icarusflies

The Phantom Stranger! 
I'm starting to work on shading, this was my first experiment with it.

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Posted by M.S. Feather

The shading looks okay, I had to tilt my monitor down to see it however.  Don't be afraid to make your shadows darker and really get some contrast going. : )
 
Those hills look great though.  The one farthest back looks like it's actually beginning to blend into the night, a hard effect to accomplish with Paint type programs!

Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: I shall keep that in mind! 
 
And thanks!
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Posted by Decoy Elite
    
I really like this one.  
It's very trippy. 
Posted by sora_thekey

Awesome! 
Has anyone ever told you you seem to have a fascination with guinea pigs? <sarcasm>

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Posted by tonis
@Icarusflies said:
" @M.S. Feather: I shall keep that in mind!  And thanks! "
wow Icarus, your like a machine once you get going :) 
Feathers got a very good point about dark colors, which we deal with in comic art religiously it seems. Not only do you want to give a certain level of contrast separation between a black and say a dark blue. But you want to try to look at it on several monitors. Every monitors a little different and if you notice on one that it's blending too much while ok on others, you'll know the contrast ratio might be borderline. 
 
A lot of times people adjust their monitors to pump out bright whites and they jack the contrast & brightness up high for easier reading. If you have, try bringing it back down. Or better yet, reset it, and then tweak from there. The closer your work monitor is to 'neutral' the better it will be for general distribution to other screens.
Posted by Icarusflies
@tonis: ….O_o 
 
Wut? 
I have NO IDEA how to set my monitor, or any other monitors to anything. I am not very good with computers.
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Posted by tonis
@Icarusflies said:
" @tonis: ….O_o  Wut? I have NO IDEA how to set my monitor, or any other monitors to anything. I am not very good with computers. "
ah, then you probably didn't mess up any settings :) 
wouldn't need to mess with the computer to try adjusting, for most screens the adjustment buttons are on the front or bottom. If you can find ones for brightness (usually the icon looks like sun with rays) that'll allow you to brighten or darken the overall screen. For contrast the icons vary but if you find the brightness, chances are any other left is that :) 
Like I said though, I wouldn't mess with em unless I thought my monitor was misrepresenting (based on seeing how the same pic looks somewhere else). Also, it might be easier to just keep a note on color shades that are causing the problem (usually black/dark blue) and push the actual color (not the black) to a little brighter shade up a notch or two.
Posted by Icarusflies
@tonis: …. 
Okay then! :D
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Posted by TypingKira
@Icarusflies said:
" @tonis: …. Okay then! :D "
Find the button with the suns on it and fix the monitor so that it looks good no matter what you're doing.  
 
Better?
Posted by Icarusflies

Just a fun thing that I made, didn't bother with shading since there's already a LOT going on…and after working on it for two days I kinda just wanted to post it.

The Great Choco Heist
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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies:  Ahaha!  That is one angry Martian! XD
 
...And of course Ted stole the most.  We all know nerds need their junk food to survive.
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: That is one Martian who is about to go all War of the Worlds. ;) 
 
That Ted…General Glory would be so mad that he's cheating on his diet. xD
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Posted by TypingKira

LOL, great pic!

Posted by tonis
@Icarusflies: yes, the Beetle and Booster pic is classic. It will go up as wanted posters all over Mars till Manhunter finds those two :) 
nice job Icarus.
Edited by Icarusflies
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Posted by Icarusflies

Won't let me add a caption above, so I'll say stuff here. :P 
Drawing of Klarion and Teekl, experimenting with layers…oh, I also found a zoom feature so I could work on individual parts. 

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Edited by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies: Starting to look a bit Tim Burtonish there. ; )
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: I definitely see where you're coming from there…I blame my natural inclination to make heads look like potatoes. >_>
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Posted by tonis
@Icarusflies said:
" @M.S. Feather: I definitely see where you're coming from there…I blame my natural inclination to make heads look like potatoes. >_> "
lol, I've actually blamed some of my inclinations on having a Mr Potato head as a kid :) 
Glad to hear your playing with layers, they are VERY powerful when you get creative with how you use them, keep up the good work.
Posted by Icarusflies
@tonis: My favorite thing about layers….you don't have to erase EVERYTHING when you make a mistake! :D 
This makes me very happy.
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Posted by Icarusflies

Time for one of my OCs!:
They say there are no such things as born monsters. They say all monsters are made. They lie. Lysander Romani was a born monster. It's too bad his parents didn't realize that ahead of time. If they had merely thrown him into a river, things might have gone much, much better for a large number of people. 
 
No...that was only what might have been. The truth is much darker, much worse than that one infanticide. But to understand the full tragedy of the situation, we must start slightly earlier...get an idea of the society in which Lysander Romani was born. 
 


Our Earth is not the only Earth. Slightly to the 'right' of our universe is another...one that has the same physical characteristics, but where society evolved differently. There are a nearly infinite number of these worlds. Each is subtly different from the last, where perhaps only the falling of a leaf changed their history imperceptibly.  
 
Lysander's Earth (for the sake of convenience, though not accuracy, let us dub it 'Earth-2') was totalitarian, an Orwellian nightmare. Police monitored everything, people were tagged and numbered. To make matters worse, they had superior technology, which they used to its full effect. The laws were intense, often regarding things beyond the individual's control.  Some examples are as follows: 
 

1. Possessing meta-human traits is a crime subject to capital punishments 
2. Refusing blood tests, or tagging, will result in deportation to the Zone 
3. Not telling the full truth to an official of any sort is subject to death or deportation.

The full code of law, which all citizens were supposed to be familiar with, filled over a thousand micro-cubes. Each cube could contain a complete dictionary in all known languages. Failure to know a law during one of the governments periodic quizzes was a highly punishable offense.
 
 


Lysander Romani was the only child of Sabrina and Tomás Romani. When he was born, Tomás glanced at his wife in horror, then grabbed the baby and dragged Sabrina out of the hospital with him. She could not walk, so Tomás had to pull her all the way. They barricaded themselves in their home with the newborn Lysander. This seemingly absurd action was not done out of shame for their child, or out of any attempt to avoid hospital fees. The problem was that little Lysander was a mutant. His first cry echoed the ever-present sirens, his skin was the pale gray of concrete. And the all-knowing government would have learned that as soon as they pricked Lysander's foot to take his blood. 
 
Judging abilities would be seemingly impossible within a few minutes of birth. Tomás was only able to detect it due to his government position, finding various ways to euthanize the mutants brought in to him. The work broke his heart, but to complain would mean death for himself and his wife. Now, he wrapped Lysander in a blanket, and looked at the pale child. It would be impossible to live in plain sight anymore. Tomás sent Sabrina and Lysander to live in a safe-house he had secretly prepared underground. Sabrina, an extremely talented chemist being forced to work on biological weapons, went silently. 
 
The next day, when Tomás went into work, he was promptly questioned as to his actions. He stated that the child was a monster, and that he had thrown it into the furnace. Sabrina had died due to complications caused by the pregnancy. They believed him. Or at least claimed to. 
 
For the first two years, Tomás did not dare to visit his wife or child for the fear that he was being followed. Then, one day, Tomás decided to risk it. He went down to the extension of the sewers where he had left his family. Lysander was growing up well. Tomás spent some time with him, then returned to the surface. 
 
Several years later, Tomás returned to his house to find that it had been ransacked. It was extremely subtle...a book moved here, a piece of paper slightly askew...but Tomás knew that the government suspected. Not taking anything, for the fear that it could be bugged, he raced to the safehouse. Tomás and Sabrina would never see the light of day again. 
 


By the age of 11, Lysander would slip away from his parents and patrol the city. It had always spoken to him, but recently its call had become stronger. While his parents knew he was a mutant, they never suspected the full extent of his powers. Lysander knew. Lysander knew, and he wasn't going to tell. 
 
The police knew about Lysander. They would. He killed them routinely, in the most vicious ways possible. Lysander did not remember this. The cities were pumped with 'happy gas' that made people forget the horrors of the world they inhabited. He thought he was a hero, saving the people. This did not make him happy (for the gas did not work as it should with his altered body chemistry). But he thought it was his duty. 
 
By the age of 17, Lysander had gone completely over the edge. He had rats eat out his parent's hearts. This was the breaking point. His illusionary world, of duty and 'helping the people' shattered, and he realized what he had done. And he liked it. He liked the blood, the death rattles, the violence. It was a shame about his parents, but he had never really loved them, despite their sacrifices. 
 
The police had tracked him down to his parent's bodies. Lysander was still in shock from realizing who he was, and did not resist the handcuffs. The police took them to the entrance to the Zone. There, they checked his blood, and came up with no known match. There would be too much paperwork if they killed him outright. Instead, they would throw him into the Zone. 
 

Police files: Zone 
The Zone is place between worlds. From what we can tell, it is merely a bubble in space time. There is only one way in, and no way out. Research is still inconclusive

Lysander was thrown into this place, where he was supposed to eventually quiet down into a form of cold storage. Instead, he followed the call of a distant city. The world shifted, and Lysander found himself on a new Earth. The Vineverse. 
 
Lysander thoroughly  enjoyed this new world. They were so utterly unprepared for him. They died so nicely.        
 
(For more information, go to Midnight Orchid's profile) 
 
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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies:  That was a pretty nice read...good and pulpy.  The background elements kind of gave me a Minority Report meets Elfen Lied feeling.
Posted by tonis
@M.S. Feather said:
" @Icarusflies:  That was a pretty nice read...good and pulpy.  The background elements kind of gave me a Minority Report meets Elfen Lied feeling. "
whoa, that's so freaky, I literally just finished watching Minority Report like 60 minutes ago. 
doo dee doo doo, doo dee doo doo (twilight zone music)
Posted by M.S. Feather
@tonis:  Really!?  I had no idea...
 
>.>
<.<
 
*focuses binoculars back on Tonis' window*
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: Cool, thanks! 
Minority Report is one of my favorite moves. ^_^   
 
@tonis:
O_O 
 
BTW, is the picture showing or is it being weird again?
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Posted by M.S. Feather
@Icarusflies: I see it.  It'd be kind of hard to miss such a Rodent of Unusual Size!
Posted by Icarusflies
@M.S. Feather: LOL, I think that rat might have eaten some cats. >_>
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