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Silver by RudyDieudonne Silver by RudyDieudonne
Another one of my old characters. From the same universe as Girl.
Simon Mann was a chubby, stupid, run-of-the-mill bank robber until one day he robbed a bank that belonged to the Corporation for Advanced Research and Engineering. This caught the attention of CARE's eccentric and incredibly evil CEO, and when Simon was caught, he was kidnapped from police custody and taken to one of CARE's underground 'black labs' to become a science experiment. CARE had developed a machine that could chemically increase the hardness of human skin to the point of diamond-like invulnerability. After almost a year of physically conditioning Simon into the super-jacked, nearly perfect human specimen (codenamed Designate One, which is the meaning of that roman numeral on his shoulder), they began the transformation. The experiment didn't work as expected. Simon broke free of the restraints holding him down in the middle of the painful transformation. His skin had responded to the process, but only partially. It wasn't diamond-hard, but it was significantly tougher, bullet-resistant and less vulnerable to fire and electricity, although it wasn't as flexible as normal human skin anymore. Another way the process had gone wrong was that it didn't harden all of Simon's skin. The patches of almost-human-colored skin on his face, arms, and chest are places where his skin was left closer to normal. The rest of his body took on a silver color. Simon destroyed the machine, escaped CARE, and went right back to robbing banks. The police could no longer stop him due to his new superpowers, and the media, assuming Simon Mann to be dead or long gone, referred to this new super-villain as 'The Silver Bank Robber.' Simon came to appreciate the infamy. He shortened the media's nickname and started referring to himself as simply 'Silver.'

Silver wasn't the main antagonist in my stories. He was more of a recurring side-villain that Girl and the protagonists fought in between battles with the CEO of CARE. In one of my later stories (the second semester of eighth grade), he finds himself in an epic season-finale type battle between the protagonists and the CEO, and he loses most of the right side of his body after a chemical explosion melts through his super-skin. After the battle, CARE takes him back, builds his remains into a cyborg body, and programs him to become the CEO's bodyguard. So this picture would be Simon after the Experiment and before the Accident.

Drawing this was fun. I'm so used to drawing women that I almost forgot I could even do this :P . This was my first time making washboard abs in Ps and CP11. The texture of the metal skin was easy to figure out and I think it adds an awesome subtle touch. :)
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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OK, Rudy - another in the series here [link]

--Craig
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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hay, Rudy--

Used this outstanding art work once again here [link]
Thanks - and hope you like it!

--Craig
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Yami08 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool backstory, he seems like a really interesting character, i like his hard eyes here, fits the whole diamond skin thing well lol
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thank you! I like making my character's eyes say something about who they are. I'm glad you noticed! :D
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Yami08 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome :) and yea eyes are super important
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blackava Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
awesome! I luv the story behinds this. Simon is freaken fit now lol. look at 'em abs
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Thank you so much! Drawing this was super fun :)
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blackava Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
u r very welcome:)
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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Rudy--
That is one imaginative and amazingingly awesome work of art - perfection in ever way. Thanks for sharing.
--Craig
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Wow! Thank you so much! That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said about my work in a comment. :D
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