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doom by anklesnsocks doom by anklesnsocks
Doom as a character is singlehandedly one of my favourite villains, because at his core he is so not a villain.
Like magneto, he is a man doing what he thinks is what is for the greater good for himself and his country, his methods can just be villainous and often times ruthless.
At his heart, he is a man that can ally with you, as long as your needs are aligned.

Doom has some of the single most iconic design elements of all comic characters, so I really wanted to keep it.
I just hate the medieval armour look to him, cause it's extremely campy and dated.
I wanted to keep the sort of medieval vibe, but make him far less clunky and more regal.
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savagesamoan55 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet nice work on keeping the king of latveria and sorcerer supremacy theme going its awesome
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climbone Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013

Love your version of Doom. Makes him look more mystic and royal like.

Very good.

 

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Ari-Spike-Nadelman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is very cool and also along the lines of what I was also trying to do. I love Doom very much would love to see his look change. Especially considering how much he uses new technology and the dark arts, You would think he would be constantly upgrading and changing his armor the way Iron Man is always changing his.
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PencilsAndNougats Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Perhaps the best redesign of the character I've ever seen.
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional
Ooow, I like that design. Just what the character needs. Completely agree with your last two sentences.
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:iconhennesey:
Hennesey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Good redesign. He actually doesn't look like a pussy for once.
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:iconspectre088:
Spectre088 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I see him more as a phantom of the opera type of character
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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at last he got his dignity back :3 he's an awesome "evil" character :D
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liaartemisa Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love DOOM!!!..
this is an awesome design!!!! :headbang:
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92KICKSTART Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
doom looks so great man
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Hiroim Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Dude, seriously. I LOVE your designs of suits and costumes!!!
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well... his political actions you're right on, but when it comes to his attitude towards superheroes, specifically Reed, he's not quite as swell. And that's where the real villainy of his character is; he wants to make life a living hell for superheroes, and again Reed especially. Why? Because he had to go through trials upon trials to get to where he is, while superheroes got their powers handed to them on a silver platter. So he responds by making sure they go through what he had to go through.

I have to imagine that despite the fact he hates Reed with all his being, that he's probably developed a grudging respect for him.
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EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Yes, most def'netly , fuck yeah, YEAAH!

Those were the words I said when I saw this.
This is the definite Doctor Doom ready to go kick ass on his own animated series.
love the mask, the cape, the stature,everything!
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seanwthornton Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Agreed! I often refer to Doom as one of my favorite heroes! :D

Excellent redesign!
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DarthDestruktor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Great idea. I also imagined him as a world wide terrorist leader.
And maybe his terrorist group shold have "Latveria" name?
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samuraiblack Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
im feeling it. kinda had the same thoughts about the armor
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ThePhantomShadow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Have you seen the episode of Iron Man Armored adventures with Doom...almost perfection. It's on Nicktoons.
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whatsit2ya Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I like how it still has an air of royalty to it, but looks much more functional and fear inspiring than his old look. Have to agree with ya though, the old look is quite outdated and downright campy. His original armor looks more like a clown to be laughed at rather than a feared leader and brilliant mind.
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thaBEAST Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice DOOM redesign, def looks more regal.
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xavirfrost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I think you should be in charge of the characters' costumes. You make them seem less costumey and more like something you can see them wearing. It's like superhero fashion. Lol.
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anklesnsocks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
haha man you have no idea how much id want to
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xavirfrost Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
LOL.
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing regal garment for Doom!! ;)
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
This is excellent! I'm not sure if it was intentional, but, I'm getting a cloven hoof vibe from the boots. A suggestion towards his demonic nature?
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Polarkeet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I want to be like you when I grow up
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cool redesign. :D
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anjinanhut Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Slick!
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Vic-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
don't get me wrong, I love this look you gave to him, definitely, but the skirt (I mean, that's how I call it) remembers me to Darth Vader and the boots remembers me to the original ultimate version of him where he had goat feet... awesome!
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PriscillaTR Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Awesome!
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bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
That is a great look for Doom. Agree with you on Doom and why he's a villain.
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blurukus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
See, now, this isn't even fair, man. You can't just blow up crazy shit like this in my face without a warning.
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marvelrocker Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i love ure stuff man , do you think there's a possibilty of you putting the stages of developement of your work on i'd be very interested to see how to use techniques , as a developing artist myself , because i really need to work on my digital work ?
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Fantastic.
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fresh!! Definitely one of the greatest villains.
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joaonorberto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
CCCOOOLLL!!!!
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
RRRRRRRICHARDSSS
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Lu-Kutha Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree with you on everything here, I have often, myself, wanted to re-design Doom, this may inspire me to give it a go!
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ShaneCorn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
dude you seriously make it look too easy.. Nice job
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druje Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great redesign Enymy. As i said previously, I love your new designs for these iconic characters. Marvel should really look your way, because they're some of the best I've seen, staying close to the original, but still reinvented. And I couldn't agree more with your points regarding Doom. Well thought!
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faust777 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
love it!...always wanted to redo his costume. feel the same about the outdated look. the green tunic skirt was such a terrible idea to keep for so long.
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