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Mr. Freeze by AdamWithers Mr. Freeze by AdamWithers
Commission from Wizard-World Ohio 2012; Copic marker, ink, white paint pen.

This was really fun, and I thought a nice upload for the winter, so close to Christmas.

Story goes, the guy who commissioned this was building a portfolio of villains. He had a whole list of villains to choose from, and man... it was a tough choice. So many great bad guys! It finally came down to Victor, here, because I knew I could get some great lighting effects and didn't suspect he would be a character that would be requested very often.

I spent a lot of time on it, partly because the further I got into it the better it was looking and that made me want to really just kill it with all the skill I could muster. I wish I had a better copy of it than the poor photo you see above, but that's all I can get at conventions. It'll have to do.

So merry Christmas to some, happy holidays to the rest, and a cozy winter to all. May your loved ones never contract an incurable illness that drives you to madness, falling in a vat of chemicals that requires you to live in sub-zero temperatures, and continually clashing with a caped vigilante who beats you senseless.
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:iconssjester:
SSJester Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very dark and solemn. I like this a lot!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artist
That's the character in a nutshell, right? Dark and solemn. :nod:
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:iconnzolozabal:
NZolozabal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
"To never again walk on a summer's day with the hot wind in your face and a warm hand to hold. Oh, yes. I'd kill for that."
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Such an amazing episode. Beautiful and tragic. :no:
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is a very touching portrayal of the character.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. He's always such a sad story, to me. I only really know how to portray him when melancholy.
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TaylorPurvis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student
That is fuckin awesome. Don't ever see much of Mr. Freeze. fantastic as always
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot. Glad I didn't let you down. ;)
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:iconhero-of-justice:
Hero-of-justice Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconmifune013:
Mifune013 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's Mister White Christmas,
He's Mister Snow!
He's Mister Icicle,
He's Mister Ten Below!

Sorry, recently I watched a little bit of Batman and Robin. In my defense, I did it to punish my friend for telling me that Roseanne and Top Gear were bad shows.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Your friend deserved every minute of that punishment.
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DasTenna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
The lighting indeed is breath-taking! You did the awsomest of jobs.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Artist
And I give you the awesomest of thanks in return! Now go getcher breath back. I didn't mean to take it. :D
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DasTenna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Done :nod: and you´re welcome.
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:icondeephurting:
DeepHurting Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Amazing work. :)
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artist
:bow:
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:iconmissmilkmaid:
MissMilkMaid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
really nice.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. :handshake:
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:icon3rdstringjedi:
3rdstringjedi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet.
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:iconnubiankitten:
NubianKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Dude...nice!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Artist
:D
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:iconnubiankitten:
NubianKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Danggit, I hit the reply button before I had a chance to finish.

I love the lighting and the gradients on this. Beautiful job!
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RealCyeofTorrent Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is a very cool looking picture. Icely done.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks very much. I feared a chilly reception, but I cold-n't resist. ;)
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:iconazureai:
Azureai Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Great job making Freeze seem so isolated and otherworldly. It's a great touch to have him hugging Nora like that.
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Nora came to me at the last second as I was laying it out. She really brought the whole composition together. :nod:
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You totally iced this one! Seriously, fantastic work on one of the coolest villains around. (Okay, so mostly seriously.)
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Artist
Ice try there, buddy. I'm trying to chill out with all my puns, but having a hard time going cold turkey. I guess there's just snow way I'm ever gonna change... ;)
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Icy what you did there. I should've known that you'd have an avalanche of puns to throw at me. I have to concede; I'm the loser and you're the winter. :worship:
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Artist
:iconslowclapplz:
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Only the worst best for you!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Artist
There's no such thing as a bad pun - the worse they are, the BETTER they are!
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Treyos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My wife would disagree, but I certainly wouldn't!
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hbrika Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Holy crap, that is amazing! Beautiful work.

Something that you said sparks my mind - portfolio of Villains. There is a Villains themed bar here now with all these gorgeous black and white framed portraits of villains hung all over the place. Love it!.

Merry Christmas to you, Comfort and the families! :)
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artist
And to you too, buddy. That bar sounds sweet! :D
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dragonjewels Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of my favorite comic book villains, and you've rendered him absolutely chilling and fantastic! :w00t: Hope you can make a print of this somehow, and I'd buy it in a heartbeat if you do :nod:

Great work Mr. Withers :thumbsup:
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks a lot. It turned out like I hoped it would, which is pretty rare honestly. :XD:
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:iconkaedegirl:
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the coloring is really great :"3
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you. Markers are fun! :D
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:iconkaedegirl:
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome my dear :)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Holy cow, that is stunning!
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, Paul. Every now and again I have to remind people I can come out swingin'. ;)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And how!
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:iconmrdamron:
mrdamron Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Have a Freezy Xmas
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:iconadamwithers:
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
Right back atcha!
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kid--av Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I wish this one was mine. :-)

Seriously, I really didn't care one way or another about Freeze until I watched Batman: TAS. And when I saw you working on this one at Wizard World, I really wished I would have thought of it. Great job, man!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
I think MOST people were ambivalent at best about Mr. Freeze until BTAS. That show did such amazing character revitalization for so many people, DC owes them a huge debt.
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jrcarter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
"This is how I shall always remember you: surrounded by winter, forever young, forever beautiful. Rest well, my love. The monster who took you from me will soon learn that revenge is a dish... best served COLD."
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artist
:cries:
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