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Defender of the Night by willowWISP Defender of the Night by willowWISP
"We are defenders of the night, we are Gargoyles!"

Oh boy! :XD: What can I say, I loved the Gargoyles - best cartoon ever made! If you don't know this show then you should be ashame of yourself!! Ashame I say!!! *ahem* I mean it had everything: magic spells, high-tech robots, wicked battles, an impossible love, bad guys you just love to hate, King Arthur... What's not to like really!?

Anyway, I always told myself I should do a fanart one day and well... there it is! I must say it came out pretty darn close to what I was imagining so I'm quite happy with it. Hope you guys like it too! :D
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ratcabob Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh WOW this is amazing! I love the tones you gave this piece in the coloring and the composition is so dynamic. I want this in poster form! :O *love*
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Such a great tribute :D
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Figaro-8 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
This is how Goliath is SUPPOSED to look! The pose, the expression, the muscles, and the fantastic coloring...right on.

By thy side,

Figaro
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fb1907 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
this awesome pic needs to be faved :w00t:
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Epantiras Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great pic
light effects and poses are amazing

I hope you'll draw more gargoyles fan arts ^_^
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Letdragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
*whistles* You have done the cartoon great justice with this!
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
The work that went into this is amazing!
*sigh* I don't believe I ever got the chance to watch the whole series when I was a kid. But I recently (today) started going back and re-watching the series. I'm still amazed that Disney was able to create a good Cartoon :P
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GoliathsBane975 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Stunning detail, Ms. WISP. Goliath's physique has always impressed me, but it is seldom communicated with such intensity and clarity. In the show, Goliath is capable of lifting cars over his head, snapping assault-rifles like twigs and crushing steel doors like pop cans. But typical fan-art seldom shows that side of him. This is one of the few pieces of artwork that display Goliath as a toned, built warrior with practically no equal in physical strength, stamina or endurance (evident also in how his clawed toes crumble the stone under their grip). The eyes flare with anger and the thrill of combat, the hair is spot on, and his stance indicates that he's ready for anything. The only blemish upon this work is that Goliath, as with all gargoyles, only has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, whereas this scheme dispicts him with the same amount of fingers as a human. Besides that, the color, lighting, and angle are all wonderfully portrayed. Very well done, Ms. WISP.
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willowWISP Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
*gasp* You're right, I didn't catch that at all! I just drew the hands with 5 fingers out of habit, I didn't think they only had 4. I should've known though, cartoons often have 4 fingered hands 'cause it's immensly easier to draw especially when you do animation and have to draw the same characters so many times. Oh well! :XD:
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GoliathsBane975 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
It certainly doesn't take away from the intensity and spectacle of the piece itself, but hard-core Gargoyles fans are apt to point it out. I want you to know that it was only an observation, not a criticism. I think you have serious talent for the fantastical and magical, and that your skills could be ustilized for other renditions of 'Gargoyles' themed work, especially those with a romantic or epic theme in mind. BTW, the fingers aren't necessarily drawn that way out of habit, but out of design. Every human in the series has the right amount of fingers simply because they are human. I actually read an article once about why the gargoyles were designed the way that they were. Apparently the lack of one finger hinders their dexterity, at least compared to a human, but it allows for the redstribution of muscle and bone, giving gargoyles not only stronger but more damage resistant hands. This is comparable to a jaws-of-life car cutting machine; there are only two 'fingers', but it uncomplicates things, and allows for better utilization of torque. (I guess this kinda makes me a gargoyles dork too, huh?)
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TheBrave Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ohh, I remember it.
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