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Haunted_Real Men DO Cry by CyrionB Haunted_Real Men DO Cry by CyrionB
...when they stop playing with guns.



Final Edit: Done!


Original title: "Beefcake PinUp" Illustration was replaced as it went thru upgrades. First versions are in Scraps.

Papermate mechanical pencil, Prang #3B, Derwent #7B Graphite on Aquabee. Original size: 8 1/2 by 14 inches.

Enzo Matrix of the CGI series "ReBoot" by Gavin Blair & Company (c) Mainframe/Rainmaker; Drawing (c) me.

See accompanying journal topic "The Matter of deviantArt" (June 27, 2008) for full explanation.

Thank you for looking. :)
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:iconcarla456:
carla456 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: I LOVE this. Matrix is so attractive, and you captured him perfectly. Well done! :D
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cc452 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Very nice, Cy! As always, your stenciling/sketch skills (insert actual proper term here, I don't know it!) are incredible.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Thank you cc!

It's good to see you're still around; hope you return again! :)
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
My mouth sorta dropped and is currently on the floor somewhere...

*found it*


:wow: why is it that your works always leave me speechless?
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
You are *too* sweet, zoro-swordsman. :thanks:
And *thank you* for the :+fav: -- I really, really appreciate it. :)

Oh...and here's your jaw. ;)
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
You're quite welcome Cy~ :hug:

;) ah, thankies~ I kinda need it, you know, to function at my job (and in life) =p
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GuardsmanKoto Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Dude your amazing with Matrix!!!
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
I'm very honored by your compliment, GuardsmanKoto, and by your :+fav: of my Haunted: Real Men DO Cry.

Yeah, if you look thru both my gallery and scraps, you'll see more of Matrix. Currently I'm working on a collab with jameson9101322... those of our pieces that we're going back and forth on, are in your Favs collection right now. ;)

*lol* I should warn you that one of my more popular Matrixes is deep in my gallery and made Gavin Blair himself, the creator of ReBoot, pleasantly surprised. :D
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GuardsmanKoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
o.0 am now so looking man. you work wonders with Matrix. I can't wait to see your half of the colab
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
:thanks: GuardsmanKoto! Hope not to disappoint...
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GuardsmanKoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
:shakefist: you better not kidding man. knowing Jame she can wait just fine for something that'll make her squee over ReBoot
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Huh? You lost me, GuardsmanKoto. Of course I'm doing it; I just hope its good enough to please everyone. :)
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GuardsmanKoto Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
if it isn't good enough for some people i'ma smack them all
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the-striped-fox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Awww... The sensitive side we don't always get to see...

[I was musing that this would make a nice LJ icon, if it was OK to do that.]
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Thanks for :+fav:ing it, the-striped-fox!

I'd like to keep it in my site, so please I would appreciate that people do *not* use it as an LJ icon or anything else. However, I am very honored that you like it that much! :thanks:

I gather you're a ReBoot fan; you are most welcome to browse thru all the illustrations I've made. And, yes, I often show Matrix out of his stereotypical manner. ;)
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the-striped-fox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
*nods* I understand.

And yes, I am.

*laments it's not currently in syndication on Canadian TV*

Out of his stereotypical manner? Like that picture of him as a fox [two things I like. A lot]?
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Thanks for honoring my request, the-striped-fox.

Ah, you saw the fox. :D
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:iconjiangshi:
JiangShi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
beutiful and emotional as always :)
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Thank you very much, JiangShi!! :hug:
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JiangShi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
np :hug:
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Your detail on this one really shows how much you like this haunted series. It looks like you wanted to keep working on this :D I like seeing the elements in the background. Also, your shading, especially on the arm muscles is impressive!
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
You're very kind, rbm01, and very perceptive! Yes, I wish I could keep going; it became something more, and -- I'll reveal this much -- a portrait of someone real who Matrix reminds me of so often. But the hardest thing, I think for some artists like myself, is to know when to stop. Then again, the perimeters of the the paper also prevented me from going further, but then this piece was so unplanned.
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Sheila2892 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
what a muscles....:faint:

again, perfect drawing my friend:#1:
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
;)

Thanks, Sheila, you're always so good! :)
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Sheila2892 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
your always welcome, and same to you:)
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not familiar with this series, but he looks great. :)
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thanks, AcuteCat!

Perhaps I can help enlighten... [link]
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moonbunny31 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008   Writer
I love the background. It gives great symbolism to all that he has been through. His tattoo looks great, too.


....And he's hot.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thanks, moonbunny!! :)
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Kate83 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Ah, the final is beautiful. <3
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:heart: :hug: Thank you, Kate. This one took alot from me (see today's journal).
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boggart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Student
4 pages of comments... in 4 days! Weeee!

See, this is why I've come to like Matrix (a little, anyway) over the years. It's all that fear and grief he keeps locked away, under that big meat tough finish.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Hope I also played a part in that persuation, boggart. ;)
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boggart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student
Yeah, it was mostly you. :D
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
:aww: That blame I'll take.
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Cerulean452 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Wow, it keeps getting better and better!
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thanks, Cerulean!
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zevlene Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This is one of the best pencil sketchings I've seen of him yet ^^
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
:heart: :thanks: Those are among the most uplifting words I've ever gotten here; thanks for making the drawing worthwhile, and for :+fav:ing it, zevlene!
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zevlene Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Your welcome. I used to watch Reboot when I was little. I started watching it agian on youtube :D So....I like enzo. I just wish they'd show us what he'd look like without the beard. LOL ^^ I like the light you put into him. So as an artist.....why is crying?? :D
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
*lol* I've done many illustrations of grown-up Enzo without the beard but only one is posted here: [link]

Why's he crying? Well, as an artist, I have to let you imagine the answer. ;)

But as a fan, I'd say because he's sorry for all that he did to become what he is.
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:iconzevlene:
zevlene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Yes I'll have to agree with you. That would be a reason why he would cry ;)
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
You mentioned wanting to see him without a beard. That comment helped inspire this: [link]

Let me know what you think, if you get a chance. :)
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zevlene Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
You did a good job. But dot was a little outta proportion. ^^(constructive critisism it always helped me)So THAT is what he looks like without a beard.........he is still smexy :D And I do like the look for Dot ^^ she's a Punk Rocker! :D
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Mirrankei Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I rather enjoy seeing it stage by stage. Waiting for the final one to fave!
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank you so much, Mirrankei :hug:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
How many times you gonna post the same picture?
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:iconcyrionb:
CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
til it's done Kelseyalicia (guess you missed the changing comments)
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Kate83 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
"This was an experiment in stages which, I promise, I won't do again."

That's a terrible promise!

Pfft.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
C'mon, Kate, I think you're all sick of finding this image show up in your deviations box, right? ;)
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