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Rorschach by sullen-skrewt Rorschach by sullen-skrewt
'There is good and there is evil, and evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I shall not compromise in this'

Rorschach is a character from the wonderful graphic novel by Alan Moore (art by Dave Gibbons): Watchmen.

If you haven't read it, I cannot recommend it enough. I bought it a couple of years ago and I'm bloody glad I did.

A movie of this should be released in 2009. It's directed by '300' director Zack Synder and the trailer looks amazing:


It probably won't make much sense unless you've read the Graphic novel, which again I say 'Go read it...Now!!!' :D
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ethan1567 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   General Artist
ShatteredMoon96 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
stupid question, what is watchmen about? i can't find any plot synopsis or a copy of it or the film. so just a breif summary would be nice
CyrusGrissom Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Fantastic picture, i grew up with this graphic novel for 17 years since i was 14 when it with Killing Joke were my first graphic novel purchases and it blew me away, made me think and dazzled me.

The movie did a fantastic job and i saw it 4 times in theaters, the ultimate cut on Blu-Ray is the best version which makes it a more authentic experience
moondogy42 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rorschach: I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains
VeilBeauty Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Art-Stream-Man101 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I would give 5 trillion stars for this painting, because Rorschach is one of my favorite characters in history. :D
iheartslashers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I do believe Rorschach watches the Watchmen. :D
Aw, now you've gone and gotten yourself a spot on my watchlist. :3 XD
Last-Kiss-of-Damaris Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student General Artist
This is wonderful! I too was completely blown away when I first read the GN.
DarthBuddha1337 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Im in a photoshop class, and for our final project we have to create a calender with a theme. for my theme i chose DC Comics characters. I wanted to know if i could use your art for photo manipulations for my project.
sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
That sounds cool. When I was at school we didn't have photoshop classes. In fact I'm not sure the computer was invented yet XD

Yeah, you can use my art. I'd be honoured :hug:
finishyourtea Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Writer
I loved the movie but, I must admit, I am a bit confused.
It's not like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight where you don't have to read the comics to understand.
Luckily, I just ordered the graphic novel so I expect that will shed some light on my confusion. XD

Anyway, I LOVE this!
ShadowResonance Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Rorschach's one of my favorite characters in Literature and this drawing is top-notch indeed!
hyper-maniac Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
i love rorschach and i love this picture. this is so going in my favourites XD
sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Thank you. I love him too, as I'm sure you can tell ;)

Cheers for the fave :hug:
ToxicMasterpiece Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I think I already faved this, but I FAVE AGAIN. Thats how awesome this is.
:iconiloveyouplz: Thank you for making these! *glomps*
sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
XD Thank you so much :hug: I'll propably be doing a bit more Rorschach. He's just a brilliant character to paint.
ToxicMasterpiece Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
i have to agree- his face is mega fun to draw- i can imagine more-so to paint. :D
EDWARDCULLENBELLA Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I LOVE IT.........its a great piece of art!!!!!!!!!
Greenwings77 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
just watched the film and i am obsessed with Rorschach lol he's so amazing!! The prison scenes and everything else was awesome... "what you don't seem to get is that i'm not in here with all of you, you're in here with me." :D SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!
NitroCircusFreak Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly incredible. A GREAT picture of one of Watchmen's most respected characters (in my opinion). My hat is off to you.
dakln Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And now the kingdom comes, crashing down undone, and I am master of a nothing place, of recoil and grace.
dark-biscuit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Just finished reading Watchmen and I, like many others I'm sure, found Rorschach to be the most interesting of the Watchmen. I think this picture is awesome in that it seems to capture his lonliness but intimidating presence at the same time.
Rorschach: Batman if he was more human - insane!
snomanda Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
It's pretty amazing that a graphic novel I bought way back in 1987 and regard as the best I've ever read is still creating waves. 300 was a great movie but you've gotta be a loon to try and put Watchmen on celuloid!
Kamitsuru Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
this is a great picture, you include good lighting and contrast here.
Rorschach is my favorite character since like ever.
beautiful work
September1863 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive been trying to find the graphic novel for a couple of weeks now, and when i saw it at a store, it was way out of my price range xP
thequestion23 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
loved the book, loved the movie

"You don't seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you, your locked in here with me!"
Craigador Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
IrishRoulette Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Rorschach is amazing, without a doubt.
Passacaglia28 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done. :D
Nazgul666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
holy crap! that's amazing!!! :jawdrop: :omg: 0.0 ............. wooowwwwwwww O.o *is all i can say atm* :clap: :lol: 8D :love:
Beatlemaniac1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Friggin amazing.
TNBCCBARTIST247 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Nice design,lighting,and shading you did here.:)
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Rorschach. He seems to be everyone's favorite. I HATE the book, though. I thought it was terribly boring, and when it finally starts to get good, Moore twists it around with the most disappointing ending I've ever read. And Rorschach, the only character that I really liked...well, you know what happens to him.
Serveris7 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
my favorite character! That is a sweet pic of him.
peanutttt96 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009   Writer
rorschach!! i'm not finished the comic yet, but it's awesome so far, and i'm super excited to see the movie...

you did a great job with this, i love the detail you put into this, great job =]
dee-nonsense-dreamer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
This is so good! Good work ;)

p.s. I just saw the movie... What an ending!!
DarkKnight32692 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
awesome!!!! another great picture!!! gotta love Rorschach!!!
Teh-Youngscribe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Rorschach is amazing. One of my favorite panels in sequential art is when he comes blasting out of the fridge.

A fitting piece, well done!
sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Thank you! I love that part too. I don't think there are any motion lines in that panel (will have to consult my book) which makes it even more awesome. Gibbons is amazing.
Teh-Youngscribe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
There isn't motion lines, you are indeed correct.
Gibbons' line work was fantastic
Fates-Broken-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I have yet to read the novel, but I plan on it. :)

Although I don't know much about the storyline, I love Rorschach. :heart: This is a very lovely piece ~
I love the dark tone of it, and you really use paints well!

Great work! :clap:
Ikarus14 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Excellent. I like the soft colouring technique you've used. :)
undeadtim Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
That's damn fine. Quite a great piece of art.
euge46 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
awesome!!! I luv rors xDDD best character!
Ajnas Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
You did an amazing job with this one,especially the writing on the wall looks very realistic (of course the character itself as well).I read the graphic novel some time ago and then saw the trailer.I was quite surprised that it actually looked decent,although still skeptical,I think its not going to be bad at all.
Again,really awesome painting :thumbsup:,may I only ask how long it took you to finish it?
minespatch Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!:thumbsup:

Bravo! Man, your pastels/whatever on this made a nice effect on this.
xbetrayalx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That is awesome! Favorite character :heart:
SailorBetch Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
The book was amazing, and I don't care if Alan Moore gets all pissy and British, the movie is going to KICK EPIC ASS!!!!

This is so amazing. You're really good!
Invadrk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Wow, wonderfully-done! The coloring and shading are really great. I wonder, what is Rorschach up to this time...?
sullen-skrewt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Thank you. It's from one of the character shots from the movie, which I'm very much looking forward to seeing :nod:
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