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The Masks We Wear by WaruiJaNai The Masks We Wear by WaruiJaNai
"We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask."

~ From "We Wear the Mask" written by; Paul Laurence Dunbar

As I was watching, "The Watchmen", a few nights ago, I got the urge to draw something in traditional American comic style. Since I was watching, "The Watchmen", I wanted to draw something with Rorschach, since he is so bad ass. I then remembered the web sensational meme, "Rorschach and Deadpool" video, ( [link] ) and knew that I had to do something related to that. The initial sketch felt off, like something was missing, and I decided to add another of my favourite grim heroes, "Spawn". During one of the videos for "Rorschach and Deadpool", Deadpool makes a comment about the Watchmen being nothing but metaphors for metaphors, and this brought to mind the poem above. I am very pleased with the final outcome.

The original characters are not my property;

Deadpool is copyright Marvel Worldwide Inc.
Rorschach is copyright DC Comics
and Spawn is Copyright Image comics/Todd McFarlane

Materials Used:
Standard 9" x 13" Acid free paper
Berol Turqouise 9h, 6h, 2h, and 2b pencil
Sakura Pigma series Micron .005, .01, .03, .05, and brush tip pens
Chinese Calligraphy brush and ink
Prismacolor Pencils and markers
MS Paint

Elapsed Time: (approximately) 30 hours

Thanks to :iconblind-kidd: for the use of her computer, and putting up with me for the last 3 days, while I have done nothing but work on this piece.
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool combination of characters. I really like the way you did Spawns cape as well as details such as the hilt of Deadpool's weapons and the belts, it looks really neat. :)
WaruiJaNai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thank you!
Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
Koijot Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks outstanding waru , im blown away with how amazing you are on paper.
im so happy u finished it
Bardielunit03 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very well done sir, congrats. The color came out grand.
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