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My Fav Legionnaires - Mon-El  Ferro Lad  Ultra Boy by Captain86
My Fav Legionnaires - Mon-El Ferro Lad Ultra Boy
It was the great Legion of Superheroes that got me started in this art thing in the beginning.  My first look into the Legion featured a lot of them, including Superboy, but it was Ferro Lad who caught my eye, along with
Mon-el (or Valor if you prefer), and Ultra Boy!  If anyone from DC is looking at this, please bring the Legion back...without 52ing them to death! Please? 
Got Robots? How Many Can You Name? by Captain86
Got Robots? How Many Can You Name?
This is a collage I made for my Philly Comic-Con T-shirt.  Its an idea I've always wanted to do.  Hard work, but lot of fun...Feel free to name them all, if you can.  Multiple sources...mostly Google.
OLD STUFF-The Effectives by Captain86
OLD STUFF-The Effectives
Another hero team based on friends of mine.  At the time they were quite young, but most of them have families of their own now.
Top to Bottom, L to R:  Ricochet, Brain Storm, Gold, Live Wire, Major Upset, Nucleus, Temal, Silver Streak, Lady Guardian, Spectrum,
Incognito, Rising Sun and Hermes.
My Dear Friends, and Colleagues,
With an extremely heavy heart, I have sad news to relay to those who knew a
truly great individual.  Most of you were privileged to know my Brother Jean
as 58Bluemarbles when he had an account here on dA.
                                                          Tower of Babel (early work) by 58bluemarbles
            Dancing little faeries by 58bluemarbles
I'm sorry to say we all lost my Dear Brother, Jean Saturday, March 7 to injuries
sustained from an auto accident earlier in the week.  Jean was an extraordinary
soul who always placed others before himself.  He was, without doubt, the kindest,
gentlest, and compassionate man I have ever had the honor of knowing.

Jean was and artist of unique talent and vision.  It was his amazing talents that
amazed me while he was on  His love of thrillers allowed him to
create many astounding images in the realm of his favored author, Stephen King.
In fact he was a member and artist of the King Fan Club.
  Tine by 58bluemarbles  My Brother was a real family man, and humanitarian.
He loved the center of his world, his Wife, Martine, and his children; Timothy, his
Son, Debbs, his adopted daughter and Dimitri, the Son he was in the process of
adopting.  Jean was an abet animal lover.  All of nature was his friend, he volunteered at his local animal shelter for many years and cared for numerous animals on his property.  Jean loved everything that lived and breathed on this Earth.

My friend and Brother was the closest thing to a living Saint that I have ever encountered in my fifty one years.  He was always there for anyone who needed
help or advice, even many of us on this site.  He has saved more than a few lives just while on dA.  He was an amazing man, and I will miss him for the rest of my
life.  My ideas of caring and humanity have been redefined by the sincerity of his
soul.  We have lost a true hero in 58Bluemarbles, Jean.  A soul who blessed us all
with his presence, and a light who brighten the whole world.  Thank you Jean, we
all love you.
         Jean by Captain86


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Tony Smith
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Born Philadelphia, PA
Specialize in Graphic Illustration & Cartooning

As of this writing, I've been a 'Deviant' for almost six months.
I've toured the site and encountered some incredible pieces of
art, and some equally incredible artist. As I close on the 50 year old mark, I've never really had much use for the computer
outside of my art and finding information. I never had a 'myspace', never got into i.m.'s, or twitter. I have a 'facebook'
account, but it was for displaying my art work, and since discovering dA, I haven't had a need to go back. As far as networking on a site goes, I feel at home here. Some of the art
and their artist have inspired me to draw in ways I haven't felt
inspired since my 20's. To those I consider friends on dA. I'd
like to thank. The rest, I'd like to get to know. That said, I think
its time for me to let you know who I am.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm
considered the last of the so-called "Baby Boomers" having been born in 1964. The 1960's were a rough year for my country, if not for the world, but, for me, its just history. I have
no memory of it out side of the 1969 moon launch. My earliest
memories are of the 70's. The close, the music, and the television, the instrument that first inspired me to art! For some
reason, the old WWII movies my Aunt watched drove me to draw planes, tanks, and ships. After that, it was shows like
Voyage the the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, and my all time favorite Star Trek. Later it was the 'kid' shows I watched
after Catholic school, Johnny Sucko... The Space Giants, Ultra Man, and Captain Scarlet. After TV, this was the biggest influence on my art 'til this day...comic books and comic cartoons. The DC comic Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes was the comic that did it for me. Superman, Batman and the like were cool, but the Legion had it all. Teen aged heroes set in the far pencil was on fire.

To this day, I'm still influenced by comics, and more so the
comic artist that show their works off to the cyber world. All I've
seen are good, many I think are great, and a few have made my mouth drop! Since logging on for the first time, I've drawn
more independent pieces in these few months than I have since in school. That's because of my latest spark of inspiration,
the artist and people here on Deviant Art. I'll continue to strive for the perfection of my work, and lend a hand to those who
my need it. After all, we may have started the art thing for different season... but the art thing is what makes us who we
are. Keep the ink flowing gang!

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DDimitri16 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the favs...
Most appreciated.....
Captaindimi97 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch....
Most appreciated...
Have a nice day
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav....
I appreciate...
You're the best
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the favs....also for the kind support with comments and feedback.....
You're the best...
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you liked the card....
Thank you so very much for the comment and the fav.....
Hope your day is a wonderful one....
You're my gift.....the best father/mother there is in the universe......
Love you
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the comments and the favs...
I truly appreciate....
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav...
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Have a nice day
TULIO19mx Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav...
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Love you Daddy
DDimitri16 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the favs...
Also the nice comments, feedback and encourages..
Most appreciated
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