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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  Professional 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  Professional 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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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Rudy--
You are certainly welcome - and I assure you that my comments were sincere. Have you thought of a sequel for "Silver"? He is amazing!!!
--Craig
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I love working on sequels, and I have many new ideas for Silver. I can't wait to put them to paper! :D
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digitalmanip Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Rudy - glad you have some new ideas for the invinceable "designate one" Silver and I look forward to seeing/reading the results. Your storyline is extremely imaginative, clever, original - and your drawing total perfection (love the metallic silver skin effect). I applaud your inovations and talent.
--Craig
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Thank you! :D
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, very nice detailing on the chest :)
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thank you! Finishing this was rather easy once I got into it. :D
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's always the way :D
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is well put together, the details, right touch shading and coloring, but the Reference story for your OC is very informative and interesting.
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thank you! I love giving my characters awesome back stories. These guys got me through middle school for sure :)
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're so very welcome :-) You're right how you OC's help and they're still helping, please keep creating. :XD:
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I will! :D
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Prinzack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that looks really good. I could eat off those abs. :9
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I know, right? I would totally hit that! :D Thanks for the comment!
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wario7793 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an interesting backstory. I rather like it.
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thank you! Creating these stories for my characters was always so much fun. They were rather silly at times (a middle school imagination made them that way hehe), but looking back on them now, I think they were pretty awesome and some of my best writing. :D
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wario7793 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, they are.

I used to doodle alot back then too, came up with some silly ideas and wrote a few short stories later on :)
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
You should draw up some of your old characters! I've been having a lot of fun with that recently :)
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wario7793 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have posted many of my old sketches and made a few 3D models, which are also posted :)

I'll see what I can do about other stuff I got.
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RudyDieudonne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Nice, nice. :)
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