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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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neon-knights Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I like it, it combines the ferociousness of the younger Dio with the wise and experienced Dio.
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Awesome! :D I'm glad it works for you. :)
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neon-knights Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
It's just awesome to see the best of both Dios, obviously he's one person, but he's changed a little in his elder years. Long live Dio, may he have a speedy recovery.
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
:nod:
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Adila Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love the pose! :heart:
and the way that you made the light falls is just awesome!
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:iconmori-the-bat:
mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student General Artist
I can bring in my book on faces on monday if you wish


FACEBOOK HAHA

ahem

I like the colours :D
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
I would certainly love to see your wonderful facebook (:rofl:) again. :XD: We missed you at uni these past couple of days, I hope you feel better soon. Don't forget not to come in next week for tis reading week, and by some miracle we have not been set a new project! :excited: FREE TIME woop woop!!!

Thanks for the comment on my poor neglected but much loved Dio picture, he says thankyou and he likes your colours too. :D
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Heh :3

I'll try to come in on thursday to bring in my project late, and return the graphics tablet, or take it out another week or somewhat. So we can meet up and I'll give you a book of faces and Ching a late birthday present?
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Sounds great! I'm in on Thursday at 11 for my essay meeting with Jim and Claire has hers at 11.20 or something. I'll be waiting for her in the refectory after mines over so come and find me in there if you are planning to be in that early. If not, let me know the time, I'll be in the rest of the day. ^^ Then we can drop in on Ching. You're gonna love seeing everyone's transformation work btw, it's all on the wall in the year 1 studio and looking fantastic. :D Probably more people did this than any other workshop. And Callum portrayed himself in the nude. :blush: We couldn't decide if he was *ahem* exagerating... :lol:

Oh yeah and don't forget project backup work, they wanted that too.
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Hahaha nude.


I need to do each picture on an A4 right?
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TheFreakWithTheCap Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
This is neat, I really like the background. And you can draw microphones, unlike me XD
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
I copied it. :aww: I invented his pose though. And thanks for saying you like the background! I wasn't sure about it.
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animefreak098 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
This is really good, I like his hands, they're well done. Nice work.
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mori-the-bat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Thanks! :)
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