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    Mr E Mystical detective.

    Any thoughts before I'm calling this done?

    Its just a simple portrait.

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    That's the DC character, right?

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    You mean the Question?
    No this is someone elses personal character that I suppose was very much inspired by the Questions appearance.
    This character isnt actually wearing a mask his face is just blank.

    I was aware of that there was a DC character that looked a bit like this but I had to do a Google search after your post to find the right one.

    Personally I was inspired by Humphrey Bogart.

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    Ah, but you'll get that (the Question ref) quite abit from comicbook guys.

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    Also, there's an existing DC character named Mr. E, who deals with the supernatural. Until I saw the no-face look, that's who I thought the title was referring to.

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    Oh! Ah well I'm clueless.
    I just made a picture for a friend after a description and liked how it sounded.

    Thanks for the info though, thats really good to know if I want to do something with it.

    So any thoughts on the actual picture?

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    The pic itself looks pretty good to me, although the coat looks like leather rather than fabric. That might be what you're shooting for, but I'd usually expect a fabric trench instead.

    Also, the hat gives me a slightly "floating" feel.

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    The first thing I thought was Rorschach from watchmen minus the blots.



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    I like the textures on the piece! The gritty feel is quite appealing. I even thought of a comic book character that I'd seen before (but I never know names). Anyway, the only thing I'm unsure about is the blue lighting on the fabric beneath his right hand. I see a bit of a shadow, then this sudden splash of that light. I think that fabric would be more hidden from the light because of its position below.

    Otherwise, great stuff!!

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    Is he supposed to be missing his middle finger?

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    That isn't a cigar. That is his finger. (at least that is how I saw it)

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    Oh, I was looking at the pencil version, didn't look at the painted to compare.



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    The hand is a bit wonky - I would rework that from your own hand or ref.

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    This is nicely rendered, especially the drapery of the clothes, but yeah, unfortunately it's doomed as a rip of either the Question or (blot-less) Rorschach.
    The one thing I have to crit is that the body frame (especially the slight shoulder, also the soft implied features of the face) sort of makes it look like a boy wearing an adult's trench coat.

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    I think his coat looks too big, like it doesn't fit him. I'm not sure if it's the amount of creases or the depth of them, if you understand what I mean, but that's just me anyway. The mood is good and like alot of other people have said I thought it was Rorschach, isn't there anything you could change?

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