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December 26, 2010
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Dante Claus by hawthorne-cat Dante Claus by hawthorne-cat
:iconnadezhdavasile: organized a Secret Santa 2010
even thru a personal difficult and trying season for her family, she gave her time and love to DA

my giftee for this Secret Santa is :iconnati-chan2: ~nati-chan2 :holly: She wanted a drawing of Dante from "Devil May Cry"

this is my very first fanart of Dante, who is very yummy
but Im not terrible familiar with Dante's character
(Ive never played the game) I only know him from fan art and googling images of game art

I had to inform ~nati-chan2 that my gift to her would be late... but I really wanted this to be a wonderful piece
I faced many challenges during making this art but I am pleased with the final
I just hope ~nati-chan2 will enjoy my art...

I want to thank Serena for this Secret Santa 2010

I also want to thank :icondantenevercry: for a wonderful cosplay photo which was my main inspiration
Dante Devil May Cry 3 by ~DanteNeverCry
2008-2010 ~DanteNeverCry

note: this is NOT a photomanip - its a digital painting
I made all the textures in photoshop - I didnt use stock images or textures made by other artists
I did reference alot of things: a brick wall some snowflakes some spirals the moon some houses some christmas cards... but believe me if I was gonna use stock images I should of at least found a stock image of a house... as I cant draw a house to save my life... and thats why I careful disguised my failure with a ton of snow and fanciful textures...

so Ill credit all of nature and all of mankind constructs as there is nothing here I havent seen in my daily life

but I did not use any stock images/brushes/textures some other artist made
I made these myself... layer by painful time consuming layer upon layer

I ask that download be reserved for ~nati-chan2

Dante Capcom
art moira hawthorne 2010
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star-dream Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
that looks powerfull : ) the surrounding would be a nice setting for some new devil may cry. frosts fit perfectly here. along with some new enemies.. excellent : )
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
thx u
star-dream Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
you're welcome : ) and you've got a nice signature if it means what i think it means : )
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
thx u... likely... unless you are trying too hard to be abstruse
star-dream Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013

 abstruse.. wikipedia. deliberate obscurity. i am not trying anything really, just apreciating things that i like.

and that really isn't that obscure. of course we should aim for the real thing and not be tricked by false treasures. i think thats what it means.

but is said in such a nice way so i thought commenting and explaining it would just take from its charm. its easy to understand.

anyway if you don't like it being explained like this , you can hide this comment of course.

hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
me just a silly goblin who makes art and bakes
ParanoidSchizoAngel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it ok if I left myself out for him instead of milk and cookies?

Awesome painting btw!
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
sure.... he heeds to warm up somehow since he doesnt know to do up his coat! lol
ParanoidSchizoAngel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heheheh, awesome ;)
Cryoshell1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's climbing yo houses....
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