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The Gotham Girls by RobertMacQuarrie1
The Gotham Girls
After my last series of drawings featuring Daredevil and Harley Quinn, I was really disappointed in how I was doing darker material.  It just didn't seem to fit right with the rest of my style, so I decided to try a new tactic, depicting black material- in this case, shiny black material, in the same way I use light and colors to simulate depth and dimension in other colors.  Luckily, I already had cool grey 90%, black and jet black markers in my prismacolor collection, so I was able to experiment with it.  I think I still have a ways to go with the depiction, but I think the look is more similar to the rest of how I draw things. 

Plus, I wanted to revisit some older images that I did and try to redo them since I was sure I had become a better artist since then.  It was a while since I drew Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman together, so I thought now might be a good time to tackle them again.
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The Taskmaster by RobertMacQuarrie1
The Taskmaster
I don't think this is necessarily controversial but- I don't think there is anyone out there who DOESN'T like the Taskmaster.  I think he is legitimately one of the MOST beloved villains in the entire Marvel Universe. 

And it's no surprise.  He's got a FANTASTIC look, designed by George Perez who also designed the similarly colored Deathstroke.  He's got a great set of powers that makes him an exceptionally deadly adversary.  He's an intelligent character that makes smart decisions.  And he's managed to go his entire history without coming off as a jobber or overpowered.  People love him, people love using him, and he was a blast to draw. 
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Stingray by RobertMacQuarrie1
Stingray
I've got a real fondness for Stingray from Marvel.  He has to be, in my opinion, one of the BEST designed characters, but also suffers from having one of the most limited powersets.  His costume is a great balance of white and red, with a unique facemask design that really makes him stand out.  And his design is evocative of the creature he is meant to be representing.  His "cape" resembles the fins of a manta ray, and the arrow on his mask is reminiscent of a manta's tail. 

However, water based superheroes are very tough to justify in a comic, since they are largely limited to one local.  I think that's part of the reason someone like Stingray hasn't been seen more. His look is great- there's just so many stories you can base around the ocean. 
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So, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and- for the first time- see Guardians of the Galaxy.

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  Practically everyone else in the world has seen it.  My family has seen it.  Al Pacino has seen it.  I'm probably the lone holdout.

And.... I really don't see what the fuss was about.

I mean, it's good.  It's fine.  It does what it sets out to do, and it does it okay.  But I really don't see how this is supposedly a better film than something like Days of Future Past (Which it shares almost the same rating as on Rotten Tomatoes) or Age of Ultron (Who many are saying the film is better than).  I really don't see it.  Personally speaking, Days and Age are far better films.  This is an enjoyable space epic, but the story is pretty thin and the characters either differ wildly from their source material to the point of being brand new characters entirely, if not being paper thin.  Heck, the only character I'd say is even remotely close to his source material is Groot, and it's kind of hard to screw up characterization on a character that says only three words.

So, it's OK.  It's fine.  Better than it had any right to be, but not as good as I think it's made out to be. 

The soundtrack's pretty good, though.
The Scarlet Witch by RobertMacQuarrie1
The Scarlet Witch
With the Age of Ultron opening today (In North America.  Europe and other parts of the world get it almost a full week early, for some insane reason, which makes avoiding spoilers all the more difficult), what better time to honor one of it's new characters- the lovely Wanda Maximoff a.k.a The Scarlet Witch.

Personally, the Scarlet Witch's costume is one of my most favorite female costumes.  It's incredibly sexy, but without being trashy.  It may just be a simple red bathing suit, headdress and cape, but it's simplicity helps in it's appeal.  The pink leotard both covers Wanda as well as giving the illusion of nudity.  The headdress is a nice design for her head, but also allows her face to be visible and her long flowing locks to be displayed.  Sadly, we won't be seeing THIS outfit onscreen, although it is perfectly understandable reasons. 

Still, it is great look and a lot of fun to draw. 
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So, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and- for the first time- see Guardians of the Galaxy.

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  Practically everyone else in the world has seen it.  My family has seen it.  Al Pacino has seen it.  I'm probably the lone holdout.

And.... I really don't see what the fuss was about.

I mean, it's good.  It's fine.  It does what it sets out to do, and it does it okay.  But I really don't see how this is supposedly a better film than something like Days of Future Past (Which it shares almost the same rating as on Rotten Tomatoes) or Age of Ultron (Who many are saying the film is better than).  I really don't see it.  Personally speaking, Days and Age are far better films.  This is an enjoyable space epic, but the story is pretty thin and the characters either differ wildly from their source material to the point of being brand new characters entirely, if not being paper thin.  Heck, the only character I'd say is even remotely close to his source material is Groot, and it's kind of hard to screw up characterization on a character that says only three words.

So, it's OK.  It's fine.  Better than it had any right to be, but not as good as I think it's made out to be. 

The soundtrack's pretty good, though.

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frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I'm running a new contest for artists, and I'd love you to join!  It's the Fury and Justice Girl Costume Contest!  frankiepig2003.deviantart.com/…
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littleman38 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Just got finish with Pacific Rim, hope you like.
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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hehey,wanted to tell you that your Spielvan is outta sight.
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MyLittleZ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Artist
Just noticed you're discussing my recent CBR quarrel with Dan Slott over on the Crawlspace. I appreciate the effort you're taking in challenging the administration's decisions. I have talked at length with Doug Ernst about it and you can find screencaps of the entire conversation on his main blog, it'll  either eventually feature in a new article, but for now you can currently find in the comments section of the Joe Quesada article he put up.

I have a rather complusive habit of trying to rejoin forums that want little to do with me after a period of time, mainly out of a stubborn need to put the last word in on a subject, it does not mean I am a persistent online troll as Thomas Mets likes to think, and I hold no malice towards him for his decisions to ban me multiple times, nor do I hold a grudge against Dan for losing his cool. I got a little arrogant the previous night and probably should not have said I was screencapping the conversation, that was done chiefly to preserve evidence of yet another Marvel writer stepping over professional and personal boundaries. You are bringing up strong points in my defense, but do not let your exchange with Mets get too heated on the forum. I believe the CS team will step in when appropriate, but I do not want any further damaging consequences spilling out of my actions.
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
The main sticking point with Mets is that you were banned multiple times, using several different account names, including being banned from Crawlspace.  His main argument in that regard was that you were deliberately trying to hide who you are, and that you were a "Ban-Evader."

This is the main issue he is using to try and undermine your position as to why you posted under multiple accounts and names.  If you could clarify the situation, it might leave him (even) less to work with.
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MyLittleZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Artist
I never normally hide who I am, I find it against my character to do so. Would it be easier to front a false persona as Slott would have you think? Yes, but it would not be me. Dan seemed to indicate me positing in other sections of the forum to talk about things like the Batgirl variant being pulled was part of my "cover story" too, and not, y'know, me just expressing a view point on a SJW matter gone haywire like everyone else.

Like I said, it's just a bit of stubbornness on my part that compels me to keep coming back, I have tried mending my ways several times, and while Slott seems to think I post the same old "bile" every time, all I point out is I find dissatisfaction in how Spider-Man is presently handled , which I am not alone in saying or thinking even on CBR, as there are other posters there that have expressed concern.  I still have good things to say about his projects on occasion, and that will probably continue. In the past I have had some heated exchanges, sometimes I catch myself going too far, and sometimes I'm temporarily or permanently banned before I can clear up my own mistakes, I am, however, perfectly aware of my actions and I still take full responsibility for them.
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MyLittleZ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Artist
Feel free to send this Mets way too (either in a PM on the Crawlspace or otherwise, as I feel the mods at the CrawlSpace are, as I predicted, itching to pull the trigger on the thread.

"Yes Mets, I DID suffer a breakdown after reading OMD, it was not the sole catalyst for it, but it was the icing on the cake after a traumatic year and coping with the next three years led to a period of gradual deterioration that left me in hospital.  It was hardly an "implausibly bad joke" from my experience as many people have sustained the same levels of trauma at similar things that are perceived to be "over the top" to people who are not normally privy to what goes on in anyone's heads, kindly do not attempt to get into mine"
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wolverineclassified Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
amazing art! very inspiring! keeps me nose to the grindstone to get there myself, cheers!
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hayley566 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist
hey Robert! You know the stupid pills from "superior spider-man"? Well, I have an idea for the "medicine" that is OMD, that you can use: hayley566.deviantart.com/art/O…
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