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Fatal Curiosity II by Atagamay Fatal Curiosity II by Atagamay
***THIS IMAGE IS PART OF A SERIES!***
If you like it, feel free to check out the others:

-PART ONE: [link]
-PART THREE: [link]

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Yeah, it's a series now! Isn't that nice? 8D

Anyway, Stein again, just like in the last one. Only slightly older and with glasses now and stuff. (Yes, these are supposed to go in order!) I think I really like drawing him doing these things to himself. It probably has to do with the fact that I like drawing blood and tendons and different injuries. And there's just something cool about a mad scientist that started young. As for what is going on in this particular image... Well, you can make up whatever you like! Personally, I think he'd been messing with various tendons for a while. Seems to make sense, anyway. (But I'm sure everyone who's seen the character design knows what the facial bandages are all about!)

...And doesn't he look nice and crazy, just as he should? But in an awesomely unsettling subtle way? I'm so happy with the job I did on his expression!

I used my typical watercolor and ink method for this. But it's a mixed media piece, so I did some extra steps. When I finished the sketch, I used an X-Acto knife to cut out the areas that were going to be stapled, to give them realistic dimensions. I made a backing for the image to make the insides look red, and I did so by gluing tissue paper to normal paper, then pasting it to the back of the image.

The highlight of this image is probably the realistic staples! They're made out of wire that I inserted in to holes punched in the paper. If you really, really like them or something, you can check out a detail shot here: [link]
(It also shows the... Uh, procedure... In better detail.)

Pencil, watercolor, fountain pen, fine felt-tip pen, tissue paper, wire. Lots of stuff, actually!
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Makio-Kuta Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this one. It's such a creative collaboration of different mediums and they all work together really well.
And yes, the subtle smirk on his face is just lovely~
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Atagamay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thank you!

And I think this is still one of the best expressions I've drawn.
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itchymoto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! The staples are a really nice touch.
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Atagamay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thank you! Seems like the staples went over well. ^^;
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MimicTanooki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA what you did with the wire is really cool! I love the feel of the picture, it really captures the essence of Stein =D
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Atagamay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thanks a lot! The staples seem pretty popular!

And as for it capturing him well, I got that about the first image, too. And I'm very happy and flattered when people say things like that. He's an awesome character, one of my favorites, and I sometimes feel like his personality is sort of illusive and hard to do justice to. He's very complicated and unusual, and I'm glad that others have said I can do a passable job at capturing that.
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MimicTanooki Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, well, they're out of the ordinary so they stand out. Stein is a bit elusive to grasp because he's so multi-dimensional, but that's what makes him so great =D.
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Atagamay Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Yes, indeed!
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