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Dr. Manhattan by Franchesco Dr. Manhattan by Franchesco
A great line from Watchmen says something like: "rain falls on the just and unjust alike."

Life isn't fair, and life is way too short as it is, so why let any haters make it less than the very best it can be.

There is no controlling what life throws our way, we can only control how we react to it. I have recently been through a very difficult ordeal, as a direct result from unimaginable haters deriving way too much joy from spewing their venom... and I have come through it stronger, and much wiser as a result.

It is always darkest before the dawn, so hang on tight until the darkness fades. Yep, this too shall pass. Sitting here now, its hard to imagine what all that fuss was all about. Time really does heal all wounds.



If I'm not mistken:
Dr. Manhattan had the super power to change matter on a molecular level... so maybe small things like the color purple on this website, can become the catalyst to make a world of difference in someone's life.


As always, thanks for looking
(and bartender... kryptonite to all haters!)


for Watchmen purists, uncensored version here ---> [link]
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RobWake Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing - great idea!
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FaFpNd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
haha, i found it funny.
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theHetman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oh my jacked
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic and awesome. ;D
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Aweosme one of Dr Matthatenen here
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Aweosme one of Dr Matthatenen here
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ricktimusprime0825 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
It's a good thing that you left out the blue Johnson.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional
Awesome take on Dr Manhattan!
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core-e Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great piece. Great attention to detail on him and the background.
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Heart-of-the-Sun Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Neat art.

What you wrote is very true, but it's also hard for a lot of people to practice that belief. To paraphrase something that I think I read in Stephen Covey's Seven Habits, you have to carry your own weather with you all the time rather than being affected by what's going on outside. I think there was a song I recently heard that had that same message.

By the way, if I am not mistaken, Dr. Manhattan sometimes wore underpants, and I think he even wore a suit at one point in the graphic novel (might be getting it confused with the movie).
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pendrym Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice pic and great lines, I really enjoied reading what you wrote and I kinda need it!
THANKS

did not get why the color purple can become a catalyst for change though
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks for the kind words about the Pic, and glad the words resonated with you, PENDRYM.

Ah yes, the color purple was a mystery to me as well. This website's header went purple for a couple of days, instead of the usual Deviantart-Green... in support of Spirit Day. So DA went purple, and encouraged folks to post stuff with purple in it.

It was a national movement that was news to me until I came to this webstite. Designed to bring awareness to stop hating on gays, and hopefully give folks who don't have a support network in place, or have no where to turn to, an alternative to choosing to take their own lives when things get too much to bear...)

You may have heard in the news recently of those two morally bankrupt people who thought it was funny to out his roommate by secretly taping him having sex, and then post it on the internet, where other misguided people though it was funny to make fun of them. The guy took his own life shortly there after... experts say its hard to say if the video or being outed was the reason... but the timing and the circumstances makes it easy to connect the dots on what pushed the guy over the edge.

Weather it was taping two guys or two girls or a guy and a girl is irrelevant in my mind... its a pretty shitty thing to do to another person, no matter what their sexual orientation might be. Haters are gonna hate, but thankfully its not considered as acceptable behavior as much as it used to be in most civilized social circles. Folks still get pats on the back for hating ...but they gotta do it behind closed doors now. So for me, Spirit Day was even deeper than one group of folks who like to hate on one group of folks... I like to think of it as hating any person for any reason needs to be held accountable, and never applaud/encourage anyone for hating on someone else.

In the spirit of Spirit Day... Far as I'm concerned Gay, Lesbian, Straight... who effin' cares... love who you love, and the haters can just go fuck themselves. Life it too short as it is... live it with love in your life if you're lucky enough to find it.
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pendrym Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hating is always wrong, yes. It stems from lack of happiness and falling into a wrong behaviour that only worsen the situation. Those who do not understand it suffers because of it and make others suffer as well.
I did not hear the news about the suicide, but I have heard of other news regarding hate about racism and sex discrimination all around the world. I find that race and sexual orientation are nothing to judge or condamn, it is just a way to find oneself and so all orientations are ok.
All in all, it should simply be: do what you want as long as you don't hurt anyone, that's how I see it.
I just try not to hate haters, to keep up only with positive feelings ;)

Wishing you a very nice day, one of an endless multitude

Marco
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Wow, Marco... you so said it... hate is hate, even if its aimed at haters... no matter how well intended-- it's still hate. Excellent point, thanks for opening up my eyes.

thank you, and wishing you all the best as well. :D
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pendrym Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
you're welcome!
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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Watchmen is one of my favorite comics:dance:. Excellent illustration of Dr. Manhattan.
Life here in my country is more peaceful, just a few tremors.
The latest news from my country was the rescue of 33 miners. Hahaha, my country is very entertaining, all disasters happen:D:D:D. Congratulations for your work my friend. Greetings:highfive:
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TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!!
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Atom303 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice take on Da Vinci's Vitruvian man!
I'm a huge Watchman fan, and Doc is one of my favorite fictional characters of all-time...
^_^b
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks ATOM!!

um, you... a Watchman fan??? I don't believe you!
(looks at your bloody smiley avatar)
Nope I couldn't imagine you liking Watchmen...
not even a little bit... :D


All kidding aside, thanks for the props on the pic.. your smiley avatar adds just the right amount of sheer awesome to this thread... Thank you!
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Atom303 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks & you're welcome, I do what I can...heheheh

I had this idea not too long ago, though you executed the concept much better that I would have ^_^b
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Serghad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing application :) as usual masterful Franchesco!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Hey there Master, SERGHAD! Thank you my friend.

You are the complete opposite of "haters"... if there were more people like you in this world... it would definitely be a better place. Hoping life is treating you well... you and yours deserve all the very best that life has to offer.
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Vivid-Funk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Perfect!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Hey thanks, VIVID MAN! :w00t:
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Vivid-Funk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Your welcome!
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I love this line.

The original Silk Spectre, Sally Jupiter, seems to be a very wise woman :)

I love this movie and you did the doctor real justice ;)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanks, MAXI

Love the original Silk Spectre (and the equally hot modern one all latexed/rubbered up.... Mmmmm... latex/rubber... so shiny) where was I? Oh yeah, Golden Age Silk Spectre is awesome, big fan of that era...

thanks for the compliment on the Doctor Justice, I mean Mr. Manhattan, wait...

:D
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
:D:D:D

You're welcome^^

Yeah you should really draw the hot modern one in her sexy latex costume someday :)
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome =D

That "rain falls" line is from the Bible, just so you know... Proverbs or Ecclesiasties, is I remember correctly =)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
thanks, TRAINING ARTIST...

:thumbsup: and thanks for the info... good to know.

Glad that DA did something good about times when it rains cats and dogs... even though it's not purple anymore... still feeling the good vibes.
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work as usual, though the line you quoted is a paraphrase from the Bible, if I remember correctly.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanx, TONUSS...
I did not know that my paraphrase was a paraphrase... that line pretty much stuck with me somehow, and popped into my head when I was posting the pic. Its a very beautiful way of saying: shit happens... and good people are not immune from it.

Whats weird is that so many of the so-called bad people, don't see themselves that way at all. Quite the opposite, they are really good at rationalizing their behavior, and oblivious to the damage they cause. So another line from the Bible comes to mind... "Forgive them, for they know not what they do". Easier said than done, that's for sure.

Then there are the haters, who know they are doing bad, willing participants or casual observers who turn a blind eye... all the while deriving pleasure from the chaos they cause. Those folks are in a category all their own... and Karma can be a real bitch.

(thanks for the props on the pic) :highfive:
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MiltonTeruel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just checked (it's been a long time since I read or studied the Bible) and it's in Matthew 5:45 (from the sermon on the mount). "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." It was preceded by his advice that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

The deeper meaning sounds like what you were saying in your reply. I prefer to think that the advice is to make sure which battles are worth fighting. Sometimes the best way to respond to provocation is to wave a hand in dismissal and go on with your life. And hope that when it does rain on the unjust, that they slip and land flat on their asses. :)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
lol... I'm with ya... I vote for waving a hand of dismissal, and wait for the rain to let the unjust slip, and land flat on their hater assess... Good one, TONUSS!

:thumbsup: Thanks for looking that up... very much enjoyed reading it.
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I hope you're doing well today. I like what you had to say and the 'voice ' you used when working on this piece. Be well.

And there's more of us then them, they just act out louder.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Hey thanks KATANA... yep, all good here now, thanks... we all have our problems, I get that-- just when the stuff starts coming at us fast and furious... tunnel vision makes it feel like we are the only ones dealing with heavy duty stuff that moment in time.

Nice to have things go back to the usual boring day to day challenges... instead of having to put out major fires. I'll be well, if you be well!

:D
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RaideR24 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome, have you finished the rest of this series?
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanks buddy...
nope, not yet... but at this rate, who knows-- might get some folks ask for the others some day. Silk Spectre was a commission by one of the sweetest people I have ever met, so she could give it to her boyfriend who is a big fan of my stuff.

Dr. Manhattan did not start out that way. Its a quickly modified variant of something I designed specifically for some amazing people. The "DaVinci Man" came about during conversations with one of my favorite clients, who I now consider a very good friend.

They are dedicated to helping people help themselves be the very best they can be. I could not be more honored to have contributed iconic imagery to help them get the word out, and do what they do best.
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Wow, this is a truly good piece! :wow:
I looked through your gallery, you're extremely talented! Why haven't I watched you in first place? :D

I so hope the hard time of yours are gone.
Keep up the nice job, you have one more fan now! :worship:

Are you of Italian origins? Your nickname suggests me so. :)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Ciao, KIMAHRI--

Si, sono Italiano...
Nato Pugliese, vivo in America.

Thanks for the kind words about my artwork, and yes... WHY haven't you been watching me by now? (kidding) I appreciate the watch, and yes... thankfully the hard times are quickly becoming a distant memory, thanks for the well wishes.

Thanks again for the kind words about my art...

arrivederci :wave:
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Wow, it's amazing to see such a good artist with Italian roots: it makes me feel quite proud to be Italian! ;)
I've seen many Marvel artworks in your gallery, may I ask you if you are already involved in any comic projects? You might have quite a chance! :nod:
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I hear you, KIMAHRI... I am proud of my Italian heritage as well. I have done a few things for Marvel comics, DC Comics and other publishers over the years... would be nice to do more some day. Heh heh... glad you think I might have a shot at going pro someday, who knows... maybe one day.

Until that day, I am just having fun at the drawing table just drawing stuff. I'm currently involved with drawing a cover for some writer called Stan Lee. He may have a shot at going pro someday too.

All kidding aside, I appreciate the vote of confidence in my abilities with this crazy thing called comicbook art. Thanks again for the very kind words, Paisano... much appreciated.

:)
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Stan Lee?
Uh...
I've heard this name before. Can't really focus where, though.
:D
Just kidding, of course! :)

Watching the comics scene from a distance, being a reader only, I can surely imagine how much hard and somehow uncertain the comicbook art is. Here in Italy, young and talented drawers and writers must surrender in front of a slugging market, quite averse to the emerging of new ideas. We stubbornly stick to the old concept of comic we have since the middle of the century, and we can't really shake it off... and this leads aspiring comics artists abroad.

In all honesty, I think you won't have any problem from a technical point of view, as you are extremely good for me. I so hope you'll have a real shot at getting into the pro world sooner or later! :nod:
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Tapion32 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Great!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanx, TAPION! :)
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Haru-chii Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
After seeing those Marvel/DC videos on Youtube, I always think of Deadpool's reaction to this guy.


"WHOA!"
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I have not seen those youtubes, HARU-CHII
but I can totally picture Deadpool saying that.

lol "Whoa!"
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Haru-chii Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
[link]

Here you go.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Aww man... I LOVE THOSE... didn't know there were more of them out there. Saw a couple that were done for a ComicCon in Chicago... on the C2E2 website, and they were funny as hell... I'm a big fan... its even funnier than I imagined (and I imagined it really funny to begin with)

Thanks tons for sharing, HARU-CHII!!! totally makes my day...

"Whoa!!!" :giggle:
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Haru-chii Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Glad to entertain you, man.
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