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The Elitist by nyctopterus The Elitist by nyctopterus
He thinks he's better than you. Who are you to disagree?

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Illustrator 10
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:iconcheif117m:
Cheif117m Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Lovely. <3
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:iconnatanmoura:
natanmoura Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
white pimp.
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:iconnorbi:
norbi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
..I'll put him into Photoshop & rip his head off.. - just kidding :)
Great idea & great work on it. - i love his facial expression & the thin lines which makes it so different - +fav
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:iconserdarot:
serdarot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
HEY, THAT'S ME!!! I'LL SUE YOU LITTLE... !!!

Great work, man. :) The background patterns are just perfection.
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:iconkarbon-x:
Karbon-X Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
i feel like beating the crap out of his arrogant face...
nice job, i suppose..;)
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:iconbibble:
bibble Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
yeah i knew a lot of people like this back in my days at music conservatory. funny thing is they all have big holes in their foreheads like that. ;)
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
Haha, I was sitting in a philosophy lecture when I drew it. Stuff spirals in, I feel big and clever.
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:iconalexs-art:
alexs-art Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004  Student General Artist
beautiful work
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:icondugm2:
Dugm2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004
What can I say that hasn't been said.....
Bravo
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:iconinziladun:
inziladun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004   Writer
This is so perfectly your style, I could have guessed it was yours without your nick beside it! :) This style is so minimalistic and clean, it's as though you drew it pixel by pixel and then minimized it 100000 times. :D
I love the work itself too, it has such an asbtract but still clearly defined atmosphere. The former is created by this interestingly sci-fi-looking symbolistic style, and the latter by all the depicted upper-class elements. I love how you've portrayed this guy, it is clear that he is one of those upper-class nouveau riche pricks whose money has gone to his head and made it expand noticably.. This effect is brought out really well because you use such stereotypical and old-school elements of the upper class: the cane, the tuxedo and tails, the high collar, the perfectly straight and clean outlook.. The only thing I notice is missing is the top hat, which is probably the most obvious symbol of the sort of uppity richness you wanted to portray here, and first I got to thinking that it looks a bit bare without it, but I see now that it actually looks really stylish even without it; and in fact the absence of the top hat indicates that the time or era this picture is supposedly set in is not in the past but somewhere in the undefined future. The overall mechanical, in fact robotic look of this person, and the strange hole in the centre of his forehead suggest some sort of mechanism or automation. Now, I'm not sure how much symbolism you actually intended in this pic, although I'm guessing you intended none at all; but the way I see it, the fact that this person has a hole in his head instead of a hat on it represents the fact that power and riches can and will eventually corrupt the mind with all the numbing luxuries, leaving an empty shell of a mind cushioned by this materia and devoid (hence the black-hole looking circle in his forehead) of any truly significant thought. I'm not saying this is always the case, but this is the sort of theme that I could imagine being linked to this imagery. :)
The best element here though, I think, in terms of raising emotion or thought, is his eyes. The way they are so narrow and condescending (condescension is formed in context of his disapproving mouth) definitely echo the idea of pompousness or holier-than-thou attitude one could easily imagine this character having. Really a half-humorous piece, this, and very visually appealing because of the minimalistic lineart and colouring. :nod:

Excellent job; althuogh I don't think this guy wuold agree. :D :clap:
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:iconinziladun:
inziladun Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004   Writer
Uh, what was that an answer to exactly? :confused: :D
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004
Your interpretation. It's wrong.
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:iconinziladun:
inziladun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004   Writer
No it isn't wrong, it's just different from yours. :nana:
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
Well, maybe, but mine's better.
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:iconinziladun:
inziladun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004   Writer
I'm sure it is, in your opinion. :)
Hey I've been wondering, do you even want detailed thoughts and analyses of your work, or do you just want people to say whether they like it or not? Because if my comments are bothering you I'll gladly shorten them in the future. :)
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nyctopterus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
I have no problem with people offering their interpretations, that's good. But don't be surprised if I tell you it's wrong. I'm telling you to think about it again - my art isn't of the straightforward message sort.
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inziladun Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004   Writer
I see.. Well I actually have a problem with your saying that somebody's interpretation is "wrong", when the very nature of an 'interpretation' provides that there is no single truth to the piece. But I do know what you are trying to say with that, and I respect your view. :)
I would actually be interested in hearing what message you had in mind when you did this, it's really good of you to include such thought into your art! But if you don't want to, I understand; it's just that the interpretation I gave was mine, I am not going to change it unless I genuinely see something else in the picture. And after some thought I really don't see much else there; except that perhaps the Elitist depicted here has a determining quality of loneliness or sadness, translated here as bitterness, instead of being uppity..
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nyctopterus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004
Nope, though a lot of people do seem to have that reading.
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:iconvioletxrain:
violetxrain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004  Student General Artist
That guy looks like this dude I had a dream about once. It was very disturbing. :fear:
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:iconradink:
radink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004
stunning work!! very well done!!
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:iconemerica2124:
emerica2124 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
very nice job, i love his expression, its awesome! :)
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:iconanarchitect:
anarchitect Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
this is quite possibly the best thing ive seen ever in my life, wow
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:iconsoundofsilence:
SoundOfSilence Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004
Damn man you must teach me your secret, amazing, simply amazing.
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:icondrub:
dRUb Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Der ubermensch! :0
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:iconameliorer:
ameliorer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2004
his (her?) expression/posture is so...elite X3

good job!
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:iconhic-et-ubique:
hic-et-ubique Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
.

different

lots of attitude

awesome


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:iconandalgalornis:
Andalgalornis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
He's certainly a smug looking vector bastard. I should run him over with my car.
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:iconrobcwilliams:
robcwilliams Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
This is definatly an awesome piece of work!
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:iconsirspy:
sirspy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
"he squats, silent and poised, ready to take a dump on all your dreams" heheh, love this style, expression is great, shading as well
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tiong Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
It's all rather abstract, at first I thought the swirling circles was a bullet hole (maybe I have violence on the brain) the shading looks brushed or at least blurred in some way? The clothes he is wearing seem very styled on something from the orient. I use to have some similar clothes! The "creamy?!" whites and light greys are well choosen and don't scream at you, in one shape or form it keeps a very similar feeling to your flash animation, mostly due to the colours.
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:iconmuniekito:
muniekito Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
great as usual.

love the calm, soft atmosphere around this elitist prick...

nice & clean piece, totaly loving it.

:clap:
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:iconchippermonky:
chippermonky Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Digital Artist
ooh another question, how exactlydid you make the floor for that? Point by point or is there a shortcut?
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
It's a squashed star shape, that's all there is to it.
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:iconchippermonky:
chippermonky Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Digital Artist
O.o, my most despised enemy has become my best friend.
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:iconkouqa:
kouqa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
yay! You made something new...
yes... damn... I had low self esteem drops all day...
Phuck him....
I know he is...
*crawls in coner*


Uh... good work.
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:iconloth:
loth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol... i like his expression

nice style
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:iconstinkywigfiddle:
stinkywigfiddle Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Traditional Artist
Who is he to think he's better than ME?! .... he is though...
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
No, he's just a Nasty Little Shite. The hole in his head is where he lost his brain. That is why he looks so blank.

;)
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:iconplismatm:
plismatm Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
interesting piece, looks great!
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:iconrotiv:
rotiv Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! He's an elitist and he thinks he's better than you. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA Great stuff. Are you a Libra by any chance?
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:iconchasmosaur:
chasmosaur Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
I will hug him and make him scream.

You know why?

BECAUSE I'M A NASTY LITTLE SHITE AHAHAHAahem.
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:iconllatrejull:
llatrejull Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
*looks at the mirror in shame*
he is.... better than me :(
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:iconmonkeymen:
MonkeyMen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Photographer
Hey, if he is so damn superior why can't I see his name listed at ~nastylittleshites?

PS. Like the way he has painted his skirting board to match his red piped suit.
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:iconmonkeymen:
MonkeyMen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004   Photographer
PPS. What happened to "...pretty much everything I do from now on will be Flash animations."? Got lazy did we?
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:iconnyctopterus:
nyctopterus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
A flash animation knocked together in a couple of days to be topical would have been a lot more shite than a vector.
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xuntiltheendx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
Your unstoppable. Great work once again!
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm me and this enough to disagree :D Very nice work !
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sebyyc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
tis quite nice :D :D :+fav:
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
Haha! John, it's really accurate. ;)
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:iconbucky:
bucky Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2004
I AM OBVIOUSLY BETTER

THEREFORE I DISAGREE
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