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Skops the Scorpion by BrendanCorris Skops the Scorpion by BrendanCorris
Here's my redesign of Mr. Skops, the scorpion monster from the original Rayman. I always thought this guy was a badass boss, so I thought I'd try to make him even more badass. I tried to make this guy look dangerous, like every inch of his body is a death trap. Originally, he only had one pincer, but I found that design awkward and decided to instead make one huge, hideous and deadly while the other one is small and generally without purpose. Just felt like doing this after finishing Mr. Dark.
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I have to say that that as an artist, you have fantastic style and vision, fully capable of taking familiar or beloved icons and rendering them in such a way that it retains the original's greatness while adding onto it your own flair and flavor. That being said, however, I do see some minor problems. The first and most obvious is that the picture is far far too busy. True, if you want a monster to stand out you make them as spikey, horrific and down right creepy as possible, but it takes several moments for the eye to actually find the flow of the animal itself. I had trouble determining where the body and legs seperated, and what part of the body was what.
For a classic Rayman villian, you really captured the fantastic style of Ubiart for this baddie. An excellent work from an excellent artist whose style I feel should be given far more credit than what is usually given.
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PietroDelBucco Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
F**kin sick, scary as hell !!
Best Skops redesign i have seen so far ! (Even better than the original IMO)
Would have been great to see a Razorbeard from you ! :)

Anyway, i wanted to say that I really enjoyed your gallery ! Your twisted style is just plain awesome, keep up the good work ! ;)

+fav  Added to my devWatch! 
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thanks so much, dude! Glad you dig my stuff.
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PietroDelBucco Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pleasure is mine ! :)
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djrunza Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy..... CRAAAAAP~! UbiSoft SERIOUSLY MUST HIRE YOU IMMEDIATELY! This is just so beyond perfection in everything I must say, really. The details, colors, design and everything are just so freakin amazing! All of the Mr. Dark's minions must make their return in the next Rayman game after Rayman Legends storyline! This Skops the Scorpion design looks as if he's been revived by the Devil Mage, Mr. Dark, during the pre-final stage at Mr. Dark's bad-ass eerie palace!

By the way BrendanCorris, can I make a request? Could you draw Moskito, Mr. Sax, Mr. Stone and also Space Mama (boss 1 and 2)? You should draw em characters as we fans also wants to see the other Mr. Dark's followers too! Hehe :P
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Hi, I'm glad to hear you like it so much. I don't take free requests, and my commission slots just filled up last month, but I had already planned to do most of the characters from Rayman, including similar redesigns of Mr. Sax, Mr. Stone, Space Mamma and Joe. I didn't plan to do Moskito since Rayman Origins already redesigned him. Sadly, this comment makes me realize how quickly time has gone by. I posted this drawing well over a year ago, and planned these other pictures back then. Guess I've been putting them off for a long time. I hope to do them after I finish my commissions, but it may take a while.
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djrunza Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe I am! I'm just totally fond with your designs! So sorry for the late reply BrendanCorris. By the way dude, I actually have a question to ask you that will you allow me to take some of your arts here and make it into my own art? But no worries, I'll definitely credit all the design to you. Will you accept? because I am actually creating a cover box art for my fan-made cover of Rayman latest game by using a PS4 template and using your ultimate awesomeness designs of Mr. Dark and Mr. Skops by rendering them for the front part and for one of the screenshots at the back of my new cover box art. Most importantly, I definitely give all the credits to you. I promise. Plus, I'll be uploading the cover box art in my deviantart gallery once I satisfied with the design and everything so, I'll give the credits to you at the same time and I'll buzz you up once I'm done uploading the cover box art. Hopefully you can accept my once-in-a-lifetime request! I am falling in love with your designs to be honest. Lol XP
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I am very flattered to hear how much you like my art and that you would like to incorporate it in your own project, but sadly I will have to decline. I don't really hand my artwork around like that, even if credit is due. If you want you can use them, credit me, and then post it on another site, but I have a pet peeve about people posting my art on Deviant Art, as this is a site to post artwork you have created yourself. If you'd like to post it on Facebook or Tumblr or Instagram or what not, feel free, but I'd rather you not post it on DA.
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djrunza Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwh dude, thought I could post it on this site and show it to you and everybody else. :'( In fact, I've actually been done this a lot of times especially when I asked a request from that individual's design picture on this site and they accept it but as long as I credit em to honor their designs. Or perhaps I could show you the full official picture of the cover box art of my fan-made Rayman. Here's the link!

i.imgur.com/g997rh2.png

Hopefully you will like it and find it amusing! Criticism is welcome too! Hehe :P
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I like the cover, but I do just have a personal blight about people posting other people's artwork on DA. I suppose if you credit me and link to my two original pieces, it's OK. Sorry to sound snobby, it's just a thing of mine. Feel free to post it as long as you give me credit and link my original images.
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djrunza Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright dude! I just done submitting the cover box art over my featured gallery profile and I've just credited to you and link the two of your masterpieces. Please, feel free to visit my page to see the newest cover box art of Rayman: Toccata of Darkness that I've just made few days ago and please drop by some comments too. Nah man, don't worry about it, I'm cool! :D I really hope that you will like it! So sorry for the late reply my friend. Hehe:P
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