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Gargoyles - Demona WIP by JosephB222 Gargoyles - Demona WIP by JosephB222
And this is what I drew on Christmas Eve. I didn't post it before my Goliath/Elisa pic because I had decided not to. It just seemed a little off. Whether I drew Demona's head too big for her body, or her body too small for her head ;p Maybe it just seems like it because of her hair :D But I'm sure I'll be able to fix that whenever I ink it.

Demona is one of the best written villains ever! Live-action or animated. Certainly the best villainess until Azula came along. With all the villains that have ever appeared on tv or in movies it's surprising how so few writers understand the concept of writing a truely great villain. What makes characters like Demona and Xanatos good villains is that they don't believe they're bad, that everything they do is justified.

"City of Stone" is certainly my favorite mini-series within the show. "Hunter's Moon" nearly ties it, followed by "Awakening" and "Avalon". What's really unique about this story is that it doesn't even focus on the main heroes and it really fleshes Demona and MacBeth into fully developed characters, something you rarely see on any show without turning them good (perfect example: Spike from Buffy, though I really didn't mind since Spike's so dern cool 8-) ) That moment when Demona tells them the access code is "alone" still gets my all misty eyed :cries:

Of course with my first drawing of Demona I had to give her a big-ass laser gun ;p


****Update January 31, 2011****

I scrapped the original sketch for this drawing

I mentioned that the drawing seemed a bit off, Demona's head didn't match the size of her body, but once I inked it and pasted and merged everything I couldn't fit on the paper (feet, tail, and laser gun, which I drew on separate sheets of paper) it turned out okay afterall. I ended up redrawing her entire tail with paint shop anyway, but I reversed it from how I originally drew it in the sketch, it balances the image better this way ;) I also used paint shop the finish her wings.


***February 20, 2011

Since I had to do a little correction on the lineart for this piece I decided to fill in the base color (which I always find easier to do with characters that are cell-shaded). I think I got Demona's colors right :D
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Awesome oshe so reminds me of magneto
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InvaderBeckyandClad Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
this is a beautiful drawing big Demona fan I agree with everything you said. Great piece of work here.
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CaptainDavyJones Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very good job!
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princessarien Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Demona has always been one of my favorites from this series, definitely one of the best villains I've ever seen before. I always just felt so bad for her, nothing ever goes right for her and an awful damn lot of it is her own fault :/ One thing I really liked about her character was how much the writers sort of went to show that even someone as cold and bent by hatred as Demon wasn't completely beyond redemption...if the show had gone on, I feel like she probably would have, at the very least, no longer be pursuing the destruction of humanity, I don't someone like her could ever really be a hero or a real good guy, but there was one little spark there for redemption, and the way she acted after Angela was brought into the cast and how she acted in The Reckoning especially...the only character(s) in the show that I felt were completely and totally beyond any kind of redemption were Thailog and the Pack (Jackal, Heyena, and Wolf).

Very good job, you've done the character much justice :love:
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starcru Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
nice.
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Kooky4U Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right! Great villains tend to be those who believe they're in the right, even when the evidence is staring them in the face. I'm not sure if you're a fan of Kingdom Hearts or not, but I think she would have made a great addition to the game as an antagonist.
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ceberus2501 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Very nice very cool I think the proportions are great. Phased Pasmarifle in the 40watt range?
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Atrebor91 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Artist
I LOVE Demona! Well done.. :+favlove:
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MomokoWedngPeach Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just Amazing. I just love it, and it looks great. Demona is one of my favorite Gargoyles, along with Angela.
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kimichan5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
such a badass pic of Demona!!!! XD
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uberbomb Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i always love demona and i always was a great fan of her ... man the perfect badgirl and your art stile is awesome is great i really mean it we need to see more ... and you have more picture of her
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Rahtschini Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Joseph!

My friend have saw your picture from demona and would like a picture with this pose for her necrmancer. She is a fan of the gargoyles and the onlinegame Guild Wars. Here is the final work. Hope it's okay for you :)

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Alonbok77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW,very nice.Have you thought about adding Demona to your Sith series?She is Disney and would look totally awesome in Black wielding a red blade.
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
That is a pretty cool idea, unfortunately Demona isn't a princess, which is the requirement for my Sith Princesses. However, she is a Disney villain, and the flip side of my Sith Princesses is that I'm going to turn the Disney villains: Ursala, Jafar, etc; into Jedi Masters, so she does qualify for that ;)

Besides, good or bad, Demona would just look awesome with a lightsaber :D
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Alonbok77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly,she would look so cool.go for it.
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CaptVovan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
So sweet!
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QMaverick Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Awesome...I miss this show!
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student General Artist
I haven't seen this show in ages! *nostalgia attack* Great pose and picture!
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thank you. I too have been on a nostalgic trip this past year myself. Revisiting old fandoms :D
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Great job, Joseph! I'm colorizing the Demona lineart too. I'll post it when I finish it. :nod: :D
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thanks. Can't wait to see it ;)
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
*grins* Its just her hair...

Thanks for drawing btw, brings back memories...Demona was always my favorite when I was a kid.
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Yeah, she's a great character who also looks great ;)
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Crazy4Free Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMGEE I LOVED DEMONA THE MOST!!! <3
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evangelian007 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I love Demona! She's so deep and emotive. I felt sorry for her. Despite being evil I can sympatize with her. Gargoyles was truly a good show. It would be cool If she at least managed to turn goo or something.
BTW is that the Colonial Marine Pulse Rifle from Aliens?
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
That's exactly what I thought, that somebody modelled Demona's gun off the Pulse Rifle, but I swear this is the gun she was using (I used the episode "The Mirror" as a reference).
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Roguewing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This point, I'm thinking she just needs color.
Looking very good here
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Thanks. There's just one little thing I need to fix with this pic and then I can post the lineart ;)
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Roguewing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to it
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GamerKale Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Very nice. I do so love my gargoyles antagonists. And you're right, the tail does provide good balance to the gun this way. :thumbsup:
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VampOrchid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's why I also like Mystique, Magneto and Mr Sinister, they all don't believe that they are doing anything wrong.
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JimmyTwoTimes2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing, you did really great, I love it, always love watchin' the series.
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byrdiethemotley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I am drawn to her lips--great job!
She actually looks like the would on the show!
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Leppardra Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Yippeee, it's Demona! I don't know of any "Gargoyles" fans that dislike her. She's a fave baddie. :D
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
She's definitely a compelling villain to be sure. The fact that everything that happened to her was her own damn fault (and she can only admit it under deep hypnosis) makes for a great Shakespearean flaw.

One little quibble though - I don't think of Xanatos as a villain, at least not the same way that Demona is a villain. Yes, he's somewhat amoral, but the man's pragmatic and he certainly knows how to be grateful. He might be somewhat adversarial, but he's definitely not a clear-cut bad guy, especially not now that he's a father. How's that for character development?
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RikaStormfeldthefox Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
sigh, i remember the days of watching Gargoyles. Those were good times!

I love her pose and how you drew her here :D
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thanks. There have been few shows that I followed closely like Gargoyles. I would count Avatar TLA but then I didn't discover that show until it was already halfway through it's final season.
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RikaStormfeldthefox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
that always happens to me XD I end up so lost because I tend to start watching series in the middle.
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Roguewing Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty good to me
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thanks :D
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
It's not a laser gun, d'uh... it's MacBeth's sidearm.
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
MacBeth always had those puny little guns that looked like little flashlights taped to the top and bottom of his hand. Demona went for the larger guns. Can't forget the big bazooka she used in the fifth episode ;p
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City-of-Zeroes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
becareful traveller, you pass into the misty forgotten paths of long gone...things best remembered with a rosy lense :P

and I didn't get to watch much of Gargoyles.
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Pwesty Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Love your style!
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
:D
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MissDarkShiva Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
She is like my favorite female villain ever <3
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone better...or badder ;p
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MissDarkShiva Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Indeed so <3
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Zervidor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Lovely anatomy, this inspires.
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JosephB222 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Thanks. I'm glad you like it :D
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