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Watchmen Promethea Crossover by nuriaabajo Watchmen Promethea Crossover by nuriaabajo
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«I am PROMETHEA, art's fiercest spark...I am all inspiration...all desire. Imagination's blaze in mankind's dark... I am Promethea... I bring you Fire!»

«My name is OZYMANDIAS, king of kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away»



As I am a great admirer of the work of Alan Moore (man of almost supernatural inventiveness and inhumane by many critics has been forged throughout his existence); I wanted to make a tribute to his wonderful work, and even consider the idea of ​​a crossover of two of his most iconic series, Promethea and Watchmen (which although very different worlds, and the thematic and character development is different, there are issues that are incredibly similar). But finally, I decided that was better to develop my own characters and my own stories, and not work on something that really, however good it may be, never be mine.

Promethea's story is the story of a myth, an urban legend, a woman who seems to be little more than a whisper to the world, a creature of the immaterial. She is the reincarnation of the imagination, half goddess half story, which was a Egyptian girl of meat in ancient time. Legend and idea in the present, Promethea physically resurrected from time to time in the body of a creator (someone who imagines her to the humanity and, therefore, each reincarnation differs). Promethea (America's Best Comics) not is possibly the best comic book of superheroes in the history, it not is, but possibly has the second and third place, which is not bad (but as there is no film, is a comic unknown to almost all readers). In fact, my first encounter with Alan Moore was in "Promethea" and not "Watchmen".

Promethea is intended to bring the Apocalypse, the end of the world as we know it: the End of the World that the "Babylonian prostitute" want to give to humanity is quite unlike that dehumanized the machination dehumanized of the Macedonian conqueror egomaniac wannabe (AKA Ozymandias). The Revelation of Promethea is internal, human redemptive. She (or "They" as there is a new "Promethea" every so often and, when they die, they remain in the inmaterial afterlife like dead heroines in their particularly Valhalla) aims to light the fire of truth, as the name mythological indicated. Getting that the men to understand the power of the immaterial and dreams, and are aware of the vast universe of the mind to break the preconceptions. Ozymandias, by contrast, has a very different idea of ​​how to save the world; bury the truth under corpses, fear and lies (closest to cut their losses, as Alexander the Great did with one of the great mysteries of his time: A knot impossible to untie, cut in half with the force of a sword ...) Promethea is a goddess with a human heart (the imagination is part of the human soul), and Ozymandias is a narcissistic man who aspires to be a god and he has never loved anyone (even his parents)

From "Watchmen" not much to say, is a well-known comic thanks to the film (afilm interesting, but the graphic novel is better, especially with regard to childhood of Rorschach). Watchmen is much more than a superhero comic, is "the adulthood of the plot". this can represent power, fear or the idea reflected in the existence of a real "Superman" within society or be a scathing warning directed toward those who rely too much on the heroes and leaders of the world to safeguard us. Or that the utopia of a man can be the bane of many others.
By contrast, "Promethea" is a path to the discovery and hope, a path to the soul and spiritual beliefs or philosophy of Alan Moore (hermetic magician). "Promethea" is his heart and everything that he want for the world. both stories have the same "End", World's End, while the "End" is completely different

In many ways, Promethea is the "Anti-Watchmen" and Watchmen is the" Anti-Promethea ".

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«Soy PROMETHEA, lo más que el arte puede dar... Soy la inspiración... y el deseo... En las tinieblas humanas, soy el brillo de la imaginación... Soy Promethea... ¡y os traigo el fuego!»

«Mi nombre es OZYMANDIAS, el Rey de Reyes. ¡Mirad Mi obra, poderosos! ¡Y desesperad!.
Nada queda a su lado: La ruina es de un naufragio colosal. ilimitada y desnuda, sólo queda la arena solitaria»



Como soy una gran admiradora del trabajo de Alan Moore (hombre de una capacidad inventiva casi sobrenatural e inhumana, por muchos críticos que se haya forjado a lo largo de su existencia). Quise hacer una homenaje a su maravilloso trabajo, e incluso, estudie la idea de crear un crossover de dos de sus series más míticas Promethea y Watchmen (que aunque son mundos muy diferentes, y la temática y el desarrollo de los personajes es diferente, también desarrollan temas bastante similares). Pero finalmente, decidí que era mejor desarrollar mis propios personajes y mis propias historias y no trabajar en algo que realmente, por muy bueno que sea, nunca sera mio.

La historia de Promethea es la historia de un mito, una leyenda urbana, una mujer que parece ser poco más que un susurro para el mundo, una criatura de la Inmateria. Ella es la reencarnación de la imaginación, mitad diosa mitad historia, la cual fue una niña egipcia de carne en tiempo antiguo. Leyenda e idea en el presente, Promethea resucita materialmente cada cierto tiempo en el cuerpo de un creador (alguien que imagina a ella para la humanidad de su época y, por eso, cada reencarnación difiere). Promethea de America's Best Comics no es posiblemente el mejor cómic de superheroes de la historia, no lo es, si bien posiblemente tiene el segundo y tercer puesto, cosa que no esta nada mal (pero como no hay película, es un comic desconocido para casi todos los lectores). Es más, mi primer acercamiento con Alan Moore fue con "Promethea" y no con "Watchmen".

Promethea esta destinada a traer el Apocalipsis, el fin del mundo tal y como lo conocemos: el Fin del Mundo que esta “prostituta babilónica” desea regalar a la humanidad resulta bastante desemejante a la maquinación deshumanizada del ególatra imitador del conquistador macedonio llamado Ozymandias. El Apocalipsis de Promethea es interno, redentor y humano. Ella (O “ellas” pues hay una nueva “Promethea” cada cierto tiempo y, al morir, permanecen en el más allá de la inmateria como heroínas muertas en un Valhalla particular) pretende iluminar con el fuego de la verdad, como su nombre mitológico indica. Conseguir que los hombres comprendan el poder de lo inmaterial y de los sueños, y sean conscientes de ese basto universo de la mente para romper las ideas preconcebidas. Ozymandias, por el contrario, tiene una idea muy diferente de cómo salvar al mundo; enterrar la verdad bajo cadáveres, miedo y mentiras (más cercano a cortar por lo sano, como hizo el mismísimo Alejandro Magno con uno de los grandes misterios de su tiempo: Un nudo imposible de desatar, partido por la mitad con la fuerza de una espada...) Promethea es una diosa con corazón humano (la imaginación es parte del alma humana), y Ozymandias es un narcisista hombre que aspira a ser un dios y él nunca ha amado a nadie (ni siquiera a sus padres)

De “Watchmen” no hay mucho que decir, es un cómic muy conocido gracias a la película (película interesante, pero la novela gráfica es mejor, especialmente en lo referente a la infancia de Rorschach). Watchmen es mucho más que un cómic de superhéroes, es “la adultez de la trama”. Puede representa el poder, el miedo o la idea reflejada en la existencia de un verdadero “Superman” dentro de la sociedad; o bien ser una mordaz advertencia dirigía hacia aquellos que confían demasiado en los héroes y en los líderes del mundo para salvaguardarnos. O que la utopía de un hombre puede ser la pesadilla de muchos.
Por el contrario, “Promethea” es un camino al descubrimiento y la esperanza, un sendero al alma y la filosofía o a las creencias espirituales de Alan Moore (un mago hermético). “Promethea” es su corazón y todo lo que desea para el mundo. Ambas historias tienen el mismo "Final", el fin del mundo, y a la vez ese "final" es completamente diferente

En muchos sentidos, Promethea es la “Anti-Watchmen” y Watchmen es la “Anti-Promethea”.

Corel Painter and Photoshop CS3

As all works this drawing has Copyrigth

Ozymandias´s Poem of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Comedian (Edward Blake), Doctor Manhattan (Jon Osterman), Rorschach (Walter Joseph Kovacs), Nite Owl I (Hollis Mason), Nite Owl II (Daniel "Dan" Dreiberg), Ozymandias (Adrian Veidt ), The Silk Spectre II (Laurie Juspeczyk) and Mothman (Byron Lewis) © watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 1986
Promethea "Sophie" (Sophie Bangs), Promethea "Bill" (William Woolcott), Promethea "Grace" (Grace Brannagh), Promethea "Barbara" (Barbara Shelley Ramirez ), Promethea "Anna", Promethea "Margaret" (Margaret Taylor Case), Jack Faust and William Woolcott © Promethea-Alan Moore and JH Williams III 1999

Artwork © Nuria Abajo Gamarra- iluvendure (myself)
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
hi! thanks you very much!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
You're welcome.
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Ovi-One Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Esto está muy MUY pero que MUY bien, joer. Una composición cojonuda, muy bien resuelta.

Tengo que leerme Promethea, eso sí.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
hola!, muchas gracias Que tal vas? hacia tiempo que no hablaba contigo por aquí. Perdona que estoy tan ausente

Bueno, no te preocupes, muy poca gente ha leído promethea (supongo que sin película, una historia no merece la pena)
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Ovi-One Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artist
No es porque no tenga película, jo, es que los tomos de Norma, comprarlos así de golpe, me parecen muy caros. XDD

Caerán, no sé cuándo ni cómo (por falta de pasta), pero caerán.

Ah, y no te preocupes por estar tan ausente, yo también me paso poquísimo por aquí. Aunque me alegra ver que sigues dibujando y mejorando. Yo ni siquiera subo nada nuevo, pese a que tengo un porrón de cosas por subir. XD
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
si, me pasa lo mismo me falta algún tomo (aunque he leído todo gracias a internet)Espero este ahayo comprar lo que me falta.
No solamente estoy ausente estoy pensando en abandonar deviant XD, ya no me parece lo mismo
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Ovi-One Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Artist
A mí tampoco, pero le sigo viendo potencial. Ya volveré con fuerza, ya.

¿Tú haces tiras cómicas?
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
No, no hago tiras cómicas. ¿por que?
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Ovi-One Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Porque te quedarían geniales, piénsalo.
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Hector444 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Oxtia, Watchmen!!! Que dibujo mas guapo, de verdad XDDD

No conozco Promethea, pero el dibujo está brutalísimo, distingo todos los elementos de Watchmen!!!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Gracias, me alegra que te guste, he tardado mucho tiempo en terminarlo y al final, pues ya ver el resultado XD
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Hector444 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
El resultado es sobrebio...Yo quiero dibujar de bien como túúúú!!!! XD
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
pues yo no pienso que dibuje bien XD, como mucho creo que coloreo bien y eso tapa los defectos XD
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Hector444 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Pues yo veo la línea y las formas de todos tus dibujos muy bien. Todos los personajes están proporcionados, los rostros son expresivos...Yo lo veo todo muy bien.
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IngwellRitter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Un trabajo espectacular que me encantaría ver con mucha mas resolución para recrearme en los detalles. La composición es muy armónica y la suavidad del color y el juego de luces están muy bien integrados. Ojalá algun dia pueda leer Promethea para poder entender toda la simbología y los guiños a la historia :)
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
gracias, eres muy amable :hug: la verdad es que tarde en terminarlo porque estaba con otras cosas (SH, dibus para la niña de naida...)y porque siempre se me ocurría algo para añadir nuevo, así que por eso esta tan recargado XD. Si, ese es el problema, Promethea es un cómic poco conocido, muchas referencias no pueden ser entendidas, pero de todas maneras tenia hagas de dibujarlo y experimentar con el color
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aggelikhxiarxh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
amazing work
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
thanks XD
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Alsheeny Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hay que tener paciencia de santo y un muy buen sentido de la composición para meter tanto personaje y tanto detalle en un sólo dibujo y que nada desentone, desequilibre, o se vea fuera de lugar. Y si encima va coloreado, más difícil todavía. Si tuviera sombrero me lo quitaría :o.
¡Excelente trabajo! :D
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
muchas gracias por pensar eso XD Si, la verdad es que tarde bastante en acabarlo, porque son muchos mini-dibujos y muchos personajes, muchas piezas las hice por separado y luego las adjunte al dibujo general que es un DINA3. Pero como ves, no es un dibujo demasiado popular, el trabajo no siempre tiene recompensa me temo XD, pero bueno, con que lo vea gente como vosotros que veis el trabajo que hay detyras, eso ya es suficiente :hug:
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hwilki65 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I must confess, regretfully, that I haven't read these books yet. But, your drawings make me eager to read them!
All of your drawings are very beautiful, and I love your coloring. You are very good at coloring, and you have a good sense of color theory. Your image draws my attention to the right places, and is very fun to look at (as it should be!).
I also love your idea (Promethea is the "Anti-Watchmen" and Watchmen "is the" Anti-Promethea "), and the way that you set up your drawing shows that in a way. I really like your composition here, as well. It's almost like a movie poster, or the cover of a very action filled book. :)
Very well done!
I also really love that you featured your 'Promethea "Bill"' drawing here, it really ties the whole image together. :D
I'll have to go by Promethea and Watchmen sometime soon ... XD
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I'm glad to read your comment, I'm a little pessimistic lately with my art, Thanks you!
I'm glad that you like the color!I was a bit worried because ... there is too much color, everything is intense and colorful, flashy, and can be somewhat recharged.
I think the Promethea comic might be nice for you (although an exoteric story, but the end is very beautiful)and Watchmen has a version on film, easy to find (but the comic is better)

thanks again!
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hwilki65 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I understand your feelings completely. Still, I really look up to your artistic skills!
I really had to comment, seeing as how good it is :)
It's true there is a lot of color, but I think you positioned everything to make it work out well. For example, having analogous colors opposite each other works very well in your picture.
Besides, I think the bright colors make it more interesting and add a bit of action to the picture. I also really like the way that you draw shadows and highlights, and the smoke/fades that you have around some of the images looks really awesome. :D
Well, I have some friends who own a comic store, so I could have them track down copies of both for me XD

Oh, no problem! :hug:
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
thank you very much for thinking so, there is a lot of color, but everything to make it work out well. I'm also happy because you love the smoke/fades and shadows and highlights. Those details were somewhat complicated to think, Especially since everything works like a mirror (one side of the drawing is the reflection of the other)
For example, the characters faced (Promethea with caduceus and Ozymandias with his bloody sword,at the bottom) This objects, the position of the characters and the references are intended to be a mirror image

I want your opinion about the two comics XD
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hwilki65 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
I really like your idea of having everything "working like a mirror." It's a very good idea, and you carried it out well. Not only that, but it adds unity to the picture as a whole and really draws all of the images together in a sort of coherence that's really good for the image as a whole. I don't know if that made sense or not... XD
Great job though!

I will have to get around to buying them, and then I can discuss my opinions with you. :)
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
yeah, "Working as a mirror" is a good idea for your designs of cards Alice. I think there are always interesting details on getting a "reflection", a feeling, a fear...

"I will have to get around to buying them"  these are some expensive price comic, I just would go first to the public library and I would try to get them rendered.
Because, maybe, this comics just not be to your taste
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hwilki65 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Definitely. I really like the way that you achieved that concept, having things work like a mirror, but still have the objects be their own shape and entity. Very well done.

That's true, and a very good idea. Then, perhaps if I like them I can try to locate affordable copies :D
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gabo2020 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GENIAL CÓMO SIEMPRE!!!!!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
muchas gracias XD, últimamente estoy muy critica conmigo misma asi que me alegro de oir eso XD Gracias
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gabo2020 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
De nada, es un placer cómo siempre. Me parece buenísimo que uno sea crítico de uno mismo así uno busca perfeccionarse.

Saludos.
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gatoechado Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Acabo de notar el detalle de la sangre en el hombro de Palas Atenea!!! de todos los escritos al final de cada capítulo de Watchmen ese fue mi favorito, a veces lo leo solo por releerlo.
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Si, has visto el homenaje a la sangre en el hombro de Palas XD, si era un gran capitulo XD hay muchos homenajes a las dos obras (el mismo homenaje a palas, es también un homenaje a una de las Prometheas, cuyo físico es idéntico a Palas atenea)
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gatoechado Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Está Simplemente genial, y el texto esta muy bien también, hace que quienes no conozcan ambas obras se sientan atraidos a ellas....
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Pues ya sabes, anímate y dale una oportunidad a Promethea, si no has leído nunca esta novela gráfica (aunque es difícil de leer en determinados capítulos por su carga esotérica)
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gatoechado Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
De hecho debo reconocer soy bastante fan de Alan Moore y he leído y descargado muchas de sus obras, Promethea incluida!, es más, un amigo y yo la utilizamos para poder explicarle mas facilmente los arcanos mayores y el árbol del sephirot a otro amigo que estaba empezando a interesarse en el asunto.

Pasala lindo!!!!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
XD, ah bueno, si ya las has leído, mi recomendación no tiene mucho valor XD Si, la verdad es que Alan Moore explica muy bien esos temas, que de por si son bastante complicados (más o menos, en Promethea puedes enterarte)
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is magnificent, simply MAGNIFICENT! I know you've been working very hard on this piece for a long time and it was well worth the wait! I love the details and the symbolism you use throughout the piece, just crammed into every corner. Every time I see something, I notice something new and different on the other side, from the use of shapes, use of symbols, use of people, repetitive patterns, metaphors, and allegories. (You make me want to place wings on all my Watchmen smiley buttons now; you have no idea!)

My favourites are the following:
1) The triangular Pyramid Deliveries and the All-Seeing Eye
2) Promethea's magical caduceus and Ozymandias' bloody sword
3) The Kaballah and the Alien Squid
4) The blot-patterned butterflies and the flying smiley faces (and Mothman)
5) The "Doomsday" star with the blood drip -- sooooo cute and sinister!
6) RR and the stars
7) Bill Woolcott and the Comedian, as well as the flamethrower and the splattery gunshot
8) The female symbol and the peace sign at the corners
9) The coloured pencil sketchiness above
10) Promethea and Ozymandias profiles, love the style, love that they face each other, love the mirrored pose, love similarity of armour, etc.

I hope you will continue you work further! Story, story!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you very much for the comment XD so detailed. Yeah, many months of work, surely it is time.
Well, my merit is to connect ideas, but those ideas are Alan Moore is a genius, he knows how to connect all in a wonderful way, repeated elements and ideas and make something "new" (the Egyptian symbolism, true or false messiah, the butterflies, the apocalypse, caduceus, "Promethea" is the name of a moth...)It is fun, to play with toys so pretty, discover a symbolism, a parameter repetitive, and use this (you know the feeling by RIG)


Many of the details inverse symbolize the difference between Promethea and Ozymandias, goddess-woman and man-god, they look like the face of a mirror. But are not equal: Ozymandias is darkness and fear; Promethea is light and truth. the sun in the desert, the night in the desert, bloody sword, the caduceus symbol of life, the cabala, squid alien, the star, the RR (a skull)...

Story? Well, I do not know, I thought I have the story. But writing is laborious and takes time, maybe some day I have more value. Or who knows? Like, DC comics decided to further exploit the Alan Moore stories XD

PD: I am very shocked at the outcome of the drawing of the murder of Bill Woolcott. It is very violent scene and the blood is so intense that I feel bit afraid (when I read the comic, I'm afraid for the scene) I think it's the detail harder of the drawing and I hope do not have to censor. Hey, And I'm glad you like Ozymandias's armor (his costume is not like the movie, but not like the comic,is a mixture XD)

"You make me want to place wings on all my Watchmen smiley buttons now, you have no idea" hahahhahah, hey, I think that sounds great. you can place the "winged smiles" through the roof with a wire
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veika Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aun a pesar de ser historias con lineas centrales inicialmente opuestas como explicas en el comentario has conseguido fusionar ambos de una manera increible y te habras quedado a gusto jajaj, que cantidad de detalles tiene, estoy alucinando, es una pasada!!!! :omfg: La composicion esta muy buen equilibrada y el color me encanta, tanto por tonos como por estilo, un 10!! :heart: :clap:
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
me he pasado un poco con el detalle, pero si, estoy contenta con este. He probado e experimentado mucho con el color, así que me has hecho muy feliz con tu diez (aunque yo aún veo errores que no he sabido corregir, ya sabes que somos nuestros propios críticos) Muchas gracias!!!
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! So much stuff going on in this one!
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nuriaabajo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
you are very kind, thank you very much
well, yeah, there are many things, just too much information
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