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Storm Hawks- Dark Ace by Lost-of-Existence Storm Hawks- Dark Ace by Lost-of-Existence
Dear God, I didn't think I'd ever get this done. By the by...

HELLO, FAITHFUL WATCHERS!! It's been a long time!! Haven't seen you guys in a while. I've been caught up with college and the holidays lately, but that's not really an excuse not to check sooner, so I'm sorry. I was kinda afraid to get back on here after so long cause I knew there'd be a lot of messages. Surely enough, I HAVE 1,000 PLUS. :ohnoes: I'll never sift through all of them!! WAAAAAHHHHHHH!! :tears: But I'll get started on it tomorrow. It's past my bedtime, so I need to get this posted and hit the sack.

Anyway, this guy up here in the Dark Ace, and the last Storm Hawks character I plan on drawing (at least for a while). He's Master Cyclonis's right hand man and most trusted warrior. About ten years before the series began, he was a member of the previous Storm Hawks before he betrayed them. While on good terms with Cyclonis, he's contemptuous of pretty much everyone else, having no qualms with disposing of anyone, even his own men, if it helps him get what he wants. He's belligerent, remorseless, and one of the most lethal pilots in the skies of Atmos.

...and God, was he hard. :P

Maybe it's because I haven't drawn in a while, but I kept having to go back and add forgotten details and redo several things. Then his sword was a bitch to do, and the lighting was hard, and I had a hard time figuring out a good background for him, and a good pose, and Jesus, the drawing just wouldn't end!! I don't really know what to think of the finished piece. I like it, but I had wanted it to be clean and pristine like Aerrow, which it isn't. XP I pretty much did him the same way as Aerrow, relying solely on the tablet to get him drawn and colored and experimenting with a few more photoshop effects (like the fire) in the background). Overall, it's ehhhhhh... I can live with it. :P

So, the Dark Ace. He's actually one my favorite characters, despite being, you know, a cold-blooded murderer. :P I find his appearance perplexing. When I see him drawn by other deviants on this site, he's usually made to look like a bishounen, but I don't think Nerd Corps designed him to be attractive. He was actually quite fugly in the original teaser trailer, so who knows ==> ([link]). I tried to reach an in-between with that, but you guys can decide if I succeeded or not. I think one of the reasons I like him so much is because he's enigmatic and makes for good fanfiction. I don't know; I think it's kind of strange that he could become second in command to Master Cyclonis despite being a traitor (trust issues, much?). Then there's the lingering question as to why he betrayed the Storm Hawks to begin with. This brings up all kinds of other issues like his past and his relationships to the people around him then and now. He's one of the funner characters to theorize about.

And... that's all I got for tonight. I promise you by the great state of Mississippi that I will be back on here VERY SOON, and I will try to get through these messages. I made it a New Years resolution to check this site once or twice a week, and to try to post more art than I did last year, but we'll see how it goes.

Dark Ace and Storm Hawks are both owned by Nerd Corps. I own nothing, am affiliated with no one, and... and......

:sleep:
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:icongirlwithflowerinhair:
LOVE IT
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'm glad. Thanks a bunch! :)
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MikkiChan01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG! Swag! :D
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You're too kind. :D
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MikkiChan01 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
daw!
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AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
oooh this is really cool! Love your style.
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank ya, thank ya. :bow:
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DelpheneLightfoot Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE THIS MAN!!!!! Okay you are awesome at drawing kay?!!?!?!?!?!?! :iconcannotevenplz: AH so good
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
YAAAAAAY!! Thankees! :iconlaplz:
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TurtleSea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How i miss this show! He looks so bad ass!
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Me too. :cry: But thank you. :D
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SuperTerabite Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I missed these :)
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yay! :la: But it's the last one. :(
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SuperTerabite Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
bawww :(
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LisaCat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I just love how clean and sharp his lines are! The pose is fantastic and his expression is absolutely perfect! The light effects on the blade look good, too (I feel your pain on lightning >_<)

It's so great to see you drawing again! I hope to see you around more this year :) maybe seeing you posting more will kick my butt into gear so I get more art done too!
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thanks for complimenting me on the lines, but their precision is mostly the work of Manga Studio 4 than my own abilities. ^^; And yes, friggin' lightning!!

Seeing you again makes me happy, too. :) I want to see what all you've drawn, so I'll be seeing you around. :D
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LisaCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hit a bit of a creative road when my main source of inspiration went poof in a not-so-fun-way, but I'm trying to slowly push myself back towards the sketchpad again. It's a struggle, but my fingers are finally starting to itch this weekend :) hopefully I'll start doodling again by next weekend and be able to post something soon after!

we'll both be productive this year! :)
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
All right, awesome! New artwork from you, it's been ages! :) And who better to round out your Storm Hawks series than the most awesome villain pilot since the Red Baron? You did an excellent rendition of his face, and the rippling "plasma effect" on the blade of his sword is pretty badass, too. Not to mention the little details on his armor and in his hair. And the smoke effect you drew around his body is pretty good, too.

On the whole, I think you did a good job of capturing a balance between his "pretty boy" appeal and his original barbaric look--he's got this sort of "fierce" look that does him considerable justice...like a wild wolf ready to bare its fangs at anyone in its path.

Here's looking forward to chatting with you again. I'm on Skype now, if you wanna keep in touch through that...not to mention I sent you a note on deviantART. Talk to ya soon! :)
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Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sorry for the late response. I can't keep up with comments anymore. ^^;

Thank you so much for the praise, Web. I was kind of afraid this one hadn't turned out as well as some of the others. Thanks especially for praising the sword, though. It was a thorn in my side. :explosion:

I think he's still more of a pretty boy, though. I have a hard time drawing truly ugly characters. Working on it. :P
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