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The Darkness Contest by ZhouRules The Darkness Contest by ZhouRules
UPDATE: I didn't make semi finals or finals or anything, so I wanted to show the work without the dialogue and text, because I prefer it like this. :)

Finished! I'm not a big fan of lettering. But I'm glad I know how to do it :P. Other than that I had a lot of fun doing this. I used to be terrified at the idea of painting sequential pages. Rather than the traditional pencil, ink, color. But I'm very much inspired by people like *nebezial who pull it off so nicely. Time to build my sequential portfolio all over again from scratch starting with this.

As soon as I saw that DA was having a Darkness contest I jumped out of my chair. It's one of my life goals to draw The Darkness comic. I know it's just a contest and it's just one page, but it's huge for me. I love this character. This is the first dark, gritty, non super hero comic I've ever read and it's one of my all time favorite stories and characters. As long as this comic series keeps running I will find a way to work on it someday. It's on my bucket list. So I'm excited about this contest!

-ZhouRules (Chris Shehan)
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:iconmeganann23:
meganann23 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
It's looks badass!

The Darkness 2 are better than Team Fortress 2.
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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meganann23 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
You're welcome.
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iJohnPK Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
This really is Great Work!!
Having reviewed many of the works that did make it to the finals, I believe it should have been in the finals.
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I thought I would. But it's based on the DeviantART staff's taste in art. Atleast for the semifinals.
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Penfolio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
great work especially on the last panel its all just (insert an awesome word here)

and oh well one day you'll get your shot to work on the darkness title
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ya one day sounds good to me!
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Penfolio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
:D
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:iconness82:
ness82 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
That is sad :(

I still love your deviations :hug:
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aw I don't mind. :) thank you!
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:iconness82:
ness82 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Your welcome :D
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HannahNew Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Nice atmosphere
It looks like the guy I drew for you way back for that comic idea
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
like my character Eddie Vance? he kinda does. thank you!
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:iconhannahnew:
HannahNew Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah that's his name ^_^
Sorry I forgot, it's been awhile
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha its all good. Actually the reason I discovered The Darkness is because I thought he looked a little like Eddie Vance so I got all bummed out. So I checked out The Darkness and loved the character. He's one of my faves now.
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HannahNew Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool beans!
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:iconbobann:
Bobann Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work!
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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snoozzzzzz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks good. The light flare on the second panel kinda reminds me of the iphone game Aralon. I'm not sure if you play that but it's a nice touch.
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i don't have an iphone haha. thanks!
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snoozzzzzz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehe me neither! welcome
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ReadyandWaiting Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Nice!! I love the last panel, its so awesome :D i gotta go check out the entries, see what i missed! Good luck Chris!
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you missed some amazing ones that blow mine away and make me look like a 5 year old finger painter. lol. thanks!
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ReadyandWaiting Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
hahaha, no way, your entry is awesome, i think you're definitely gonna make the semi-finalists. And that means Marc is gonna see your work and thats pretty exciting. There are some amazing entries though!! and i count yours as one of 'em. ;)
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well thank you! I'll take semi finals. though still aiming for finalists. Even third place would be nice.
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ReadyandWaiting Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
For sure, i think the idea of your entry becoming a finalist is very possible; I'm hoping for it!
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you i hope so too!
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shadowseer66 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just remember I was on your friends list BEFORE you won the contest, thanks
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol check out the other entries. they destroy mine. But I'm proud of this page none the less.
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Digital Artist
good job dude, best of luck. i really wanted to join. i haven't drawn much in the last 2 weeks. sadly. i drew yesterday though. this has been the longest this whole time. once we're home, it's non stop kickin art's ass!
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
dude. Art is nice. I don't wanna kick his ass.
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Digital Artist
lmao!
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iJohnPK Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
This Really Worked out Wonderfully!!
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconness82:
ness82 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Yeah! You finished...

Good luck :hug:
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconness82:
ness82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Your welcome
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SGTCloudrunner Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
I love it! Best of luck with the contest. :D
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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SGTCloudrunner Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist
You are very welcome. :)
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Looks good, Chris, good luck with the contest.
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ooh yeah!! Awesome work! :D
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! ^^
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gwdill Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice!
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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shans2440 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
:) totally going to win :)
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:iconzhourules:
ZhouRules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're just saying that cuz you dig me ;)
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shans2440 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
ok fine i will say it as if i didnt know you...... ahem.......
Woah zhourules this is pretty legit i like your style hope to see more stuff like this :)
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