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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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Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
breath taking!!!
seanlon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awesome piece!! I'm loving it
YEFR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing work i really liked.and your style is impresiv
JackeyGrey Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
$#%&*'in awesome!!!
JCBA Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
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
Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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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