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Dio by mori-the-bat Dio by mori-the-bat
'Dio- it means God in Italian and metal' -Metal Hammer
:D :horns:

My tribute to Ronnie James Dio. R.I.P. :rose: Even though this was actually made before his death (I made it at the end of 2009) it feels like a fitting tribute to him now. He was an amazing live performer and I was lucky enough to see him 3 times, twice with Heaven & Hell and once with his own band Dio.

It was made for ~moonrush's contest. The idea was to portray a singer or band in a way that shows that you like them. I got 2nd place. :dance: I'm still not happy with the face though, it's my least favourite part. I had to rush that for the contest deadline but I may still go back and work on it.
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice ! ^^

R.I.P. Dio :blackrose:
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
R.I.P. :(
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Xeronik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i'm a picky person, i don't really care for this picture, i'm sorry, but you did put a lot of work on it, and i respect Dio, and we will all miss his epic awesomeness

"When there's lightning you know it always bring me down
'cause it's free and I see that it's me who's lost and never found
I cry out for magic I feel it dancing in the light
It was cruel lost my hold to the shadows of the night"
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Can you explain why you don't care for it? I like critique but I prefer it if people would explain why.
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Xeronik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
it doesn't look much like him, and it doesn't feel defined enough
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I did indeed have trouble with the face. :( I'll try harder on the looking like him next time. :aww: Also if by not being defined enough you mean that the light makes his face look blurry, then I agree with that too. The face is the only part of it I would change though, to be honest, I'm happy with the rest. I shortened my artist's note from how it was when I submitted this, in it before I mentioned that I wasn't happy with parts of it. I didn't mean it to sound like I thought it was perfect or anything. *puts it back it*
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Xeronik Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
~hugs~ at least you tried, and strive for greatness, it comes with patience, and sometimes not even i have the patience to make my own work better, but i write, i don't draw, so you have the harder job, lol. you are cool mate, rock on
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Aww, thanks man. :D
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Serparon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Dio- he will live on!

That's a brilliant tribute picture! ^_^
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thanks! I actually drew it before he died. I'm considering making another one (I was a huuuuuge fan :aww:) but for the moment this one is the best tribute I can offer. I'm glad you like it. :)
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