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Venom by ChristopherStevens Venom by ChristopherStevens
Believe it or not, this is the first Venom commission Ive done. Kinda strange, right? After all these years and probably a couple hundred commissions, this is the first Venom. Weird. Anyways, thats too bad because I had a really good time working on him. He's one of those characters that you can really put your own stamp on in terms of overall look.

I wasnt really sure what I wanted my Venom to look like, but I remembered an image I'd seen once by Simon Bisley. It looked almost like a gorilla had been taken over by the symbiote and I really liked that idea. It was different and kinda funky looking. This is sort of my take on that with the huge arms, long torso and kind of short legs. The face is a bit of a generic Venom though.

Anyways, this was a real fun one. I wouldnt mind working on the character some more.

Prismacolor cool and warm markers with white paint on vellum bristol board.

Venom © Marvel Comics
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:iconbrowneyedserenade:
browneyedserenade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
intense physique 

I enjoy it 
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brokencreation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you do this ;A;
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D-Stone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
how large is the board that you did this on 
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
11 by 17 I think.
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D-Stone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
always a good size 
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Gamerpen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done.
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SketchAtlas Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome artClap 
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Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
breath taking!!!
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:iconseanlon:
seanlon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome piece!! I'm loving it
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YEFR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing work i really liked.and your style is impresiv
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JackeyGrey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
$#%&*'in awesome!!!
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JCBA Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Asombroso!
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covertangel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I just found this in another great artist's favourites and I like this a lot. The Gorilla concept is pretty easy to imagine as the human would be infested, in a way, and hindering his/her genetics so it could take a step back and show the primordial nature of the symbiont’s ways versus a human's true nature. Its a good concept overall. Try it again. Nice one, 'Veddie Nyze indeed'.Clap
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Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Bram-Alexander Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
whoa check out those toenails! this is the coolest sh*t i've seen on here yet. *applaudes* well done.
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Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd be sure to commission a Venom-piece from you, if I only had the money, he's one of my favourite characters in superhero-comics and you've done him so well. I like how not all of the piece is a strict lineart, like we see part of his hand be more in the shadow as well as his other leg as well. Such cool rendering on the muscles, bringing his skin "material" sort of more visible. The webs leading to his feet suggests that Spidey isn't too far, which gives the piece a bit more action even if it is a calmer sort of pose from Venom's part. I wouldn't be too worried for the "generic" face of Venom, I mean, you've still done a great job you know? I love how you use light and shadow in your works, especially in greyscale.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Thank you for the kind words. I'd like to do more Venom pieces. He was a lot of fun to work on.
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Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wonder if a person of your status and skill has any time on his hands to pursue some of your own likes and tastes. How much do you get to draw something completely for yourself, or does work keep you super busy?
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I do get time, but often end up using it to chill hehe. I work enough on my art as a pro that I usually dont want to spend the free time creating. I do wish that wasn't the case though.
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Glowcrow Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't really know much about a professional's daily routine, but I bet it's good to get a bit of time off from holding the pencil (: And everyone spends their free time differently in the end.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
It varies greatly from person to person and depending on whether or not you're really swamped with work and deadlines or have it easy. I try to make things as easy on myself as I can.I hate when quality suffers because of a deadline. Still though, I work enough that I usually have a hard time finding motivation for personal work in the meantime.
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darkchaosempress Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very badass,i love it ^^
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grey56 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is fantastic - found it by accident. Where are you based out of if you don't mind my asking sir ?
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Thanks. Living in Tennessee now.
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grey56 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No kidding? I grew up in Birmingham, actually. Obviously I'm stationed elsewhere these days - but still call it home. You may or may not know this - but a lot of your sketch works are highly sought after on CGC's circuits. Not that I'm surprised - it's impressive stuff sir.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I still have some family there. I've only been a couple times when I was a kid though.

What's the CGC circuit? The graded comics?
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grey56 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I don't get home much either these days - just how it goes unfortunately. I have friends these days though that are living in Nashville and they seem to love it.

But yes - the graded comics were what I was referring to. Specifically their 'signature series line' that features a lot of sketch covers.
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Ah ok. I did a batch of those a while back. I might take a crack at it again some time.
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grey56 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know I'd be interested and much obliged, give us a heads up should you decide to do it publicly.
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
For me he's my favorite villain / anti-hero and Eddi is the only real host for me.
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56219920 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I love this!!
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opeyuvadown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I want a print of this.
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Heist-pyt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YES!
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Guillefashion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
without shoe Great
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darkphotoshop Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Greetings great job of venom, I liked a lot.
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mikebowden Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
seriously...wow!
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FanBoy67 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artist
Amazing!
The texturing is great! It reminds me a bit of Simon Bisley.
Good stuff!!!
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GadrielX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beastly awesome!!! rsrsrsrs
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OnioftheEarth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artist
wicked
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DramaShizza Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
like the work. cool painting.
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:icondramashizza:
DramaShizza Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
like the work. cool painting.
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RoboRobotnik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I am a fan of big muscly venom.
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FindingOx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
holy cow...
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MisterZeis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome...Nice style great details!! This venom´s definitely got your own stamp!!
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DutchOvenSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bad ass
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Dark-Dag Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
Venom the best!
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MONSTA-E Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I see a lot of people draw venom but this has got to be the best hands down!
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MONSTA-E Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
best venom I've seen yet!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Very cool work here!
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