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“Accept” series: Keeping Villains iconic but nefarious.

Spotlight: Magneto!

I thought a lot about Magneto while I was doing this piece (Ya don’t say!) and I think he’s a very noble but very tragic figure. An example of a man who in trying to fight what he absolutely hates he becomes exactly that. Whether he can see it or not.

I suppose that is what true villainy is. Remember one man’s Hero is anothers Villain!
Kerrith - Master of Magnetism
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Exllcent work and yes Magneto is a tragic figure
Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Commenting here: Wow all of the posters you posted up are great! The Art Deco style really suit the theme of the pics very well! You should try to make one of the Inhumans one of Marvel's most powerful mutants and Jack Kirby's creations of so many within the Marvel Universe.
Lana125 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool one of Magneto)))
I never get the thing of wearing underpants over tights...
KerrithJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It actually comes from the inception of Superman in the 1930's. His creators based his design off of circus strongmen and since Superman was the "first" hero it carried over to everyone else. So it's not underpants per say but a circus costume!
madly9 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I'll admit I don't know Magneto (or X-men) that well outside the Evolution cartoon, but I was always fascinated by his character. He honestly thought he was doing what was best for his kind, but it probably made things worse. Love how you show both his power and humility in a large, close-up version of him behind a small, full body view. The use of his helmet also shows him as a powerful mutant and man underneath it.
KerrithJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He is an interesting character. You should check him out beyond the evolution cartoon. But the basics of his character I was going for were just in his youth he fought against oppression during World War II from a force that thought they were "superior" to all mankind.
And now he is doing the exact same thing do to his own "superiority". Fighting against this idea and trying to protect his own he has become what he hated.
madly9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'll make sure to do that. Though, I must admit, I'm horrible at keeping track of comics, so I may have to rely on what I read online. I vaguely remember him being rescued from a pow/concentration camp. Very good pint about his character; his hate has led him to becoming what he hates.
salvador-deli Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like that Magneto's out of costume look is the exact same sans helmet. That man is all business.
KerrithJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Doom and Magneto, workin hard 24/7.
Heroes take a day off.
Think about it!
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
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