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V for Visage by GurgleSploit V for Visage by GurgleSploit
And M for Moral Ambiguity. Being a bigger fan of the book than the movie, I found myself slightly frustrated that the film adaptation of 'V for Vendetta' made V, for all intents and purposes, a superhero. The big thing in the book was: V is an idea and also the force that wreaks havoc to enact this idea - but the methods he uses to enact this idea are not wholly good. V in the book is meaner; while the movie version kills in what is mostly self defense, we see the V of the novel killing civilians when neccessary, killing unarmed guards, killing to get a message across. V in the movie was kind and gentle, soothing Evey as she discovered the horrible truth of her captivity; V in the book told her what she needed to know, and then basically told her to 'suck it up'.

In this line of thought, I tried to stray from the 'hero' portrait of V, and do a picture of him that could be interpreted as different things. Is he a tragic hero, forced into his predicament by a government that must be stopped, or is he a dark, evil force, a delusional psychopath who kills while hiding behind a grinning mask?

Blah blah blah aside, I think this is a neat piece. Paper and pencil, then airbrushed in Fireworks.
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Tinuel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Ah! I love it! Hate you -.- Love it. ^_~ You big tease. Taking us sooo close to seein' him, and then you actually cant see anything if you truely look. Its absolutely perfect :) Beautifully done.
I loved V in the comics a bit more than the movie, only because he was a bit darker and much more creative ^_~ But its logical to why they had to change him a bit. People would start saying V was too much like Saw.
I simply see it as an eye-for-an-eye.

Anyway! Always nice to see fellow readers ;) And again, this was amazing.
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PGC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Damn, need to read the comic sometime...

Looking good !
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TheDarb Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
YES, i hell thought that when i saw the movie. i was so pissed of he wasnt like the book version, becase he was so much cooler mean. and yes, this IS an awseome pic
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thatpalechick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Nice work, and I like the idea behind this, but you know V never takes off his mask.
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GurgleSploit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006   Digital Artist
In the comic book, V shows Dr. Surridge his face at her request, and then in the chapter 'Vertigo' he is seen with his mask off, as a silhouette, eating a Banana.
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thatpalechick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Touche, but we never actually see his face in those scenes.
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GurgleSploit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006   Digital Artist
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