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FMA: Raw Deal by sparkpenguin FMA: Raw Deal by sparkpenguin
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this artwork is a referenced expression from a screenshot. take note, however, that it looks nothing like a screenshot. regardless, it is a derivative work from an existing image, and i take credit for only and all of the changes noted between my copy and the original which is the property of the Hiromu Arakawa/Shonen Jump and other official holders of rights to Fullmetal Alchemist.

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Now I'm
tuggin on this line, but I can
never gain any ground.
For the
selfishness I've displayed, there's a
punishment that I've found.


i'm tired.
for the contest at *AnimeVectorArtists. three color palette.
grey value #'s 000000 FFFFFF (uhdur) and red #390B0D. total color count was 6447 with the gradients. that's like four ten-thousandths of the 24 bit 16mil. i think we call that a "swish." *dunk gesture*


a lot of ladies probably won't like this. fuck them. i think it's hot. one of the things that drew me to Greed was that he wasn't SUPER KAWAII GAYBOI HIGHSCHOOL CLUB GEAR BISHOUNEN in every shot. he looks drawn here, worn out. and he is. minutes before his death in Dante's mansion. i'm not -that- old (like over thirty; no offense) but sometimes i like men who are. anyone who knows my original project is probably aware of this. and that i like even stranger things :P and i don't wanna hear it if you don't like my red-headed Greeds. grey, blue, or brown are sucky black hi's. purple is worse. *spletcchh* except on chick characters.

but here's Greed. Raw Deal was the MBD song i repeated a couple of times when i was finalizing it. posting the lyrics ain't enough... ain't about the lyrics... well a little... but they're not much without the fuckin geet'rs wailin' in the background. i told u i wz addicted D:

full res is available on "Download." yes, the actual full res. i worked pretty small this time around. i remember why i don't do that now. i started at 3:30 AM, finished at six. i don't trace. Greed is property of the rightsholders to the series to which he belongs and i am depciting him face-to-name without permission like i have done many times before. BREAKIN' THE LAWW BREAKIN' THE LAWW.

ref uploaded. it is RITE HEER.
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Naseki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I searched "Raw Deal" on dA because I like that song and the first thing I see is FMA. That's quite some coincidence.
An old artwork, it seems, but I like it. Greed is awesome in both the 2003 anime and the manga!
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hahah! coincidence indeed looks like the venn diagram crossing FMA fandom and MBD fandom has brought us together and i'm glad that you appreciate the work. XD thanks!
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joaocouto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great art. Greed is still one of my favorite anime characters so thanks ^^
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome, and of course, thank you also. :)
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Cyraina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap! This looks EPIC!! OMG I LOVE IT!!! :D Everything's just too cool! The coloring, the shading, the lineart, the angle, the atmosphere! EPIC!!!
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much! blasty from the pasty, glad ya dug. :P
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Cyraina Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I was a'lookin' for pica'tures of Greed and I found this one and it was just too epic! :D
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CatNightroad Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is one of THE best pics of Greed I have ever seen.

It broke my heart to see him die. Now, don't think I'm too much of a mush ball, but I cryed...~_~'
And inside I thought:"She will DIE...That old shrew will die...O_e".
But, in the end....MUNCH, MUNCH, MUNCH...:XD:
Thanks, fatty! lol

Wonderful job! ^_^

Viva Greed! :icongreedplz:
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it's okay i cried too. and it was the first episode i had ever seen and actually paid attention to (i'd thought it was a dumb series prior to that.) the odds!

thank you for the appreciation. have a great day.
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CatNightroad Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm not alone. :hug:
Whenever I watch those episodes, it really gets me, ya know? I feel insync with some of the characters. (weird?)

You are very welcome. ^_^ You too.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
I love him! I love the lines and how his expression looks and such! You did an awesome job capturing him. I'm really wondering where your other uber Greed pic is, though, too. [link] From here. Want to seee eeeeeeetttttt! It's so awesooooooooooome! >w<
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i took it down a long time ago, i got tired of the faceless faves and misplaced fandom. it was also really unimaginative; just a colored version of a manga pose. i only kept up the two i thought i contributed to more as far as style and effort. the fact that a picture i just regurgitated from a famous drawing was THE MOST POPULAR in my gallery and no one even thanked me for it made me kinda uncomfortable. people also stole it a lot! even if it was just a shitty stolen pose anyone could have drawn (and lots of other people did) it ticked me off. i didn't trace it, i worked hard on it, it's like... gimme a break ya know?

i'm glad you shared your interest with me, though. there's not enough of that. :) i'm sorry to tell you the other one isn't available anymore. but i think this and the other one i did are better and actually represent me, not just Arakawa's work.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Awww! Well you worked hard on it, the fact that other people loved it above all your other works to me isn't a great reason to take it down. I really like it, cuz it's done like this one, with the snazzy lines, and the beautiful colouring. You took an awesome picture, and made it a bjillion times more awesome. I've 'regurgitated' famous drawings before, too, and I know it's REALLY hard, but can come out awesome once it's done. You can do what you want with your art, though, it's your choice :) It's just that alot of people really enjoyed it, and now we are sad that it's gone D: ... well I am!
My most popular pic in my gallery (800+ faves, I forget) has also been stolen fifty million times, but I am too lazy to care. But anywyas, like I said, it's up to you what you do with your own art ^.^; I respect that.
May you continue to draw whatever the heck you want and delete whatever the heck you want :salute: (Even though the deleting part makes me go 'aaaaaaw saaaaaad!!' ) Thank you for responding to me, by the way ^.^
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
heehee i didn't have the heart to delete it-- it's in storage. if you want a hi-res version or something i can reload it for a while. but it just didn't represent me, above all else, i resented the fact it wasn't my own character or creation but was synonymous with my entire presence here (for a while.) which wasn't huge, but it's me-- i want that to BE me. wholly enough.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Oh XD Yeah I wanted a high res version very much! I think everyone loved it cuz of the way it was coloured and the mood of the colouring and such. Not just cuz of the character or the pose or anything. I am aware that its a picture that has been copied many times but I think you did the best at it! VErrrry best. Making you the ruler of Greed fanart on DA. Even though you don't care and want to be something else... Errr. I guess I just don't see the same way cuz over half my own gallery no longer represents who I am XD But everyone likes that art so I leave it there. Oh, you also said you had another Greed pic in your gallery? I couldn't find it D: Unless I misread what you said earlier.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that really means a lot. i had no idea how big the picture was until someone once turned it into an avatar (i got kinda mad actually lol) but no one had otherwise really thanked me for it. i just knew it got lots of faves and was reposted a bajillion times; i felt used! XD

you make a valid point though.

and yeah, i... hate to plug but i had another picture of him.
[link]
i didn't realize i had taken it down; kinda mad at myself for that one this is the picture i actually LIKE. it's also reffed, but in the shot he's so small i had trouble making the hands and his features look right and had to use other refs. by the time i learned to draw his face from my imagination i was already getting over the fandom. XD

anyhow. thanks for the interest. it was really nice to get some real, interpersonal return from my Greed days instead of just a smack-on-the-ass fave.
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Saiyakupo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
No problem! I love to share what I think, and not just fav. The only reason I wouldn't ramble on like this is cuz if I think the person would no longer care, or is not even on DA anymore, so that's the only case I would just fav it 8D;
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh, but sometimes we're still here. :P and sometimes, like in my case... a washed-up artist whose account is a forgotten ghost-town. XD
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't express how beautiful and clean this looks properly. You did a lovely job drawing his royal sexyness!
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm glad you like this iteration of the Greed. i loved this expression from ep34, it's so hopeless but still so handsome.
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to agree. It was such a stark expression, so dark but in a way still striking.
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CatNightroad Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, too!
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i-love-GREED Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
i wish i could draw and stuff as well as you can like without having to look at other stuffs
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well i did have a ref, i just didn't trace it. :P i'd like to color one of my original greeds though, i'm just not into FMA so much as to take the time anymore.
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Telumindel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
I like Greed. He was the coolest Homunculus by far.

Know something I liked? He kind of looks a little like Hades from Disney's Hercules in my opinion. And Hades was awesome, too, so.

Anyway. I think he looks awesome in this.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah he has the same formula of 'evil dude' don't he?

hmmm... greed in a toga.... *fap*
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monde-fou Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Ahh~ This is excellent. Greed's definitely one of my favorite characters, one of the reasons being what you explained already [how he wasn't the typical pretty-boy, bishie, fangirl-magnets].
He is definitely one of the best FMA character in the show :3
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
THE best in my opinion. al coming in a close second.

thanks for diggin!
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monde-fou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
*nodnod* Agreed :3

And you're welcome :D
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miseryofpride Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow this is a really somber looking Greed than what I remember (however I'd be pretty damn somber too before I die). Wonderful work, gives a different view of Greed and the strong features hear pop out with the most grayscale color scheme (the dark purple/violet pops out very nice against the gray...scwha!)
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it was for their 3CP contest and actually a couple people picked almost the EXACT red that i did. but i guess i rocked it better... whooped the contest's ass. almost won a sub but i gave it away ( i mean i got one already).

i'm glad ya like the somberness, that's actually why i chose this picture and believe it or not, a lot of people don't like this shot because it isn't typical "greed." he's.... low.
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miseryofpride Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Hehe glad you won and won so well too XD. This isnt usual greed, but I do believe at a mjor turning point in the series he was like this...trying to remember...just before the fight between him and Ed believe he discovered his "remains"...it was confusing to me at the time ^^;
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah tell me about it confusing-- i'd only been watching the series since i first saw him in the 31st episode or so! i was like WTH!? i am so sad AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT JUST HAPPENED.
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miseryofpride Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Man I know how you felt back then...the same feeling happened to me ><;
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mandys Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
OMG, that's awesome. The coloring is amazing! Aahh, and that look xD
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks man :D
i almost forgive you for your avatar.
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mandys Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007
you're welcome ;D
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Gingerscoffee Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I gotta agree with ~tamatava there, Greed is manly man hot :B 'Cause, I couldn't say it any other way that that.
Also, Greed's pretty badaaass, soo, yeah, that's adds to it.

But, I gotta say, that's one hell of a way to use gradients. This has to be your best work to-date, no joke. The world needs more serious!Greed art.

Well, everybody's said it, but, the rugged-look you gave him just fits perfectly with his character. Really gave good ol' Greed some justice with this.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i am so happy that people agree, i fulfilled what set out to do. the world is a better place. as for it being my best work, i wouldn't agree with that. the limited palette makes it look a lot more complex and coordiated than it really is in my opinion. also the fact that it's fanart kind of... makes me consider deleting it when it hits 6mo after post.
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Gingerscoffee Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it was just my opinion, but you can think what you want to about it. I'll still love it.
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b3rtil Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it =) like the sharp edges and that look in his face like he don't give a fuck ^^
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
like he's SAD that he don't give a fuck, i think.
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b3rtil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe =) i mean what happend greed? your suposed to give a fuck about everyting cous you want everything? think his dad scooled him or something ^^
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
GREED: i think i've finally realized what a douchebag i'd been for these 130 years :stupidme:

oh well. bring on the death.
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b3rtil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
haha =)
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TerribleToadQueen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
You're still my fav when it comes to Greed fanart! I love the expression and the colors. Good luck with the contest and Greed is hotter than any of those look alike school boy anime characters.
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hell yeah he is. thanks, this was fun to draw so i was happy people responded well to it even though it's a bit unorthodox i suppose.

i won the contest btw. go me.
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TerribleToadQueen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
That's awesome! congrats and keep up the great work no matter how unorthodox...
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Riyuu-CHU Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Dude! @_@ Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday, I apologize if I didn't comment or fav on your works, not that it matters.. but.. xD;;

Wow, when I first saw this, I had to go to school and didnt had anytime to comment or even fav on it.. I have to say coloring is superb, and the expression on Greed shows us the another side of Greed.. Tired and Vunerable. I think you really did wonderful job and in my opinion, consider this one of the best FMA fanart I have seen. @_@ It was really a shame I missed out the oppourtinity to comment and fav on it.

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you for sharing us these wonderful gallery of art of yours, I deeply and honestly appreciate it. :+fav: :heart:
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you really do swell my head dude. but the whole point behind fanart i suppose is for folks to dig it.
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