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Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
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Current Residence: The Void
Favorite genre of music: Orchestral/Soundtrack
Favorite style of art: Stylized Cartoon
Shell of choice: Paratroopa
Personal Quote: My one goal in life is to achieve my life's many goals.


Selfie - Presented In Technicolor by Metalks
Selfie - Presented In Technicolor
Like the previous submission, I thought it was time to fix and color my selfie. I also updated my headphones to my... remarkably simple looking new ones, and changed the shirt because now I have a "signature shirt" apparently...

Here's the original.
The Forlorn - Malaea - Remake by Metalks
The Forlorn - Malaea - Remake
The original picture was driving me nuts. It looks terrible because I was in that weird transition between sai and photoshop. I knew I could do better but I loved the idea the picture had, so I completely redrew the same portrait of her, but to match the quality that the Tralion picture has. This picture comes complete with a new description.

This character belongs to The Forlorn; A band of amoral characters or antiheroes working for a common goal.
The matriarch of the Forlorn, known as The Queen of Nightmare, Malaea is a shifting, sly killer and makes no efforts to hide it. While Tralion is the leader of the Forlorn, nothing happens without Malaea's say so. Her chilling words are supreme in their ranks. This dark lady is ever calm, cool, and collected as she carries a large amount of confidence, yet veils in with modesty. In battle she utilizes her size-shifting knife-like claws. She wastes no movement, her strikes are tactical and precise, moving at super sonic speeds. A sociopathic creature with an insatiable hunger for flesh, she views all life as simply "meat" hunting down beings with any shred of intelligence. Malaea does not show mercy.

Here is the original for comparison.
The Forlorn - Grauve and Celantro by Metalks
The Forlorn - Grauve and Celantro
Grauve - A massive golem made of wood and rock, this entity has one thought on his mind-- the preservation of the natural world. The definition of the strong silent type, Grauve's daily routine involves standing in place or walking in circles around the Forlorn Tower atrium. The guardian of green, he will come crashing down on someone should they snap even a twig. Grauve interacts very little with the other Forlorn unless spoken to directly aside from one individual, Celantro. Enamored with the feisty Cheshre, he likes to keep her on hand, or rather on shoulder, having grown attached to her, acting fiercely protective of her. Despite all of his mannerisms and hard exterior, Grauve is gentle when treated with respect, and thoughtful in conversation.

Celantro - An outcast Cheshre, deemed too weak to be part of the militia, Celantro fled from Cheshire for fear of execution. The plant bug being stowed away in the chest cavity of the Forlorn's in-house golem, Grauve, and, once revealed, immediately befriended the giant, finding peace with his calm, slow personality, a welcome change from the do-or-die lifestyle of a Cheshre. Celantro spends her days reclining on the shoulder of her friend, cracking jokes with a spunky, wise-guy attitude. She speaks her mind even when nobody asked, offsetting her plodding companion. Despite her reason for leaving Cheshire, she still loves a good scrap and wont hesitate to unleash her photoclaws, rending her opponents apart and drinking their blood. 
The Forlorn - Eleven by Metalks
The Forlorn - Eleven
Another Cheshre elite, and wife to Twelve, Eleven holds an ironic moral highground for a cheshre, causing her to be a separatist within the Cheshre ranks. Because of this, the shade is trained to be antisocial, avoiding crowds and watching from a distance. She is reserved, down to earth, and calculating, thinking ahead of time, conscientious of those around her. In combat, Eleven does not make a move unless she knows the outcome. Patient and stealthy, her assaults are often small scale traps or ambushes. Utilizing the very shade around an environment, she can create "hard shadow" to run someone through with ease. When confronting Eleven, watching your back is not enough. 
Seems everyone is doing this one.

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 

- Seven long, long years.

What does your username mean?
- It's actually a name I created way back when I first tried to play Runescape. I had a horrible moment where I made an extremely bad typo. It was originally supposed to be "Metallix." I've stuck with this typo ever since. 

3. Describe yourself in three words.
- Eager to advance.

4. Are you left or right handed?
- Right handed. Formerly ambidextrous but trained with my right hand because the world is made for righties. 

5. What was your first deviation?
- A little old portrait of a cheshre boy named Ogot.
Ogot Asyka by Metalks

6. What is your favorite type of art to create?
- Well. That's a tricky answer. Definitely cel shading. I wouldn't call my style "anime" style either because I have taken a lot of inspiration from non-anime sources. It's also not the typical anime style you see now a days. I pulled a lot of inspiration from older and simpler anime like Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon. Non-anime inspirations are like Dexter's Lab, Samurai Jack, and the original 2D Star Wars: Clone Wars series.

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- 3D rendering and animation, for sure, like the animation legend Monty Oum. Rest in Peace. 

8. What was your first favorite?
- This little gem.
Metal Sonic by SootToon

9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
- Really anything fantasy related that catches my eye, or even things that give me ideas to return to later for some inspiration. I'm very wishy washy on favorites.

10. Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
- I can't say. I look at more of the deviations themselves than the artist, but if I must pick one, then I pick :iconprecia-t:. Her art style is beautiful and smooth. It's everything I hope to accomplish. 

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
- Another hard question, one I do not I have an answer for. I imagine it could be several different people but no one definitively. 

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
- I have met many great friends on Deviantart. I've bounced ideas off them and they've given me feedback. There are others whom I aspire to be like as well. There are some whose style I intently study.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
- Standard mechanical pencil and printing paper, but I am getting really used to my tablet and paint tool sai. 

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
- That border between consciousness and sleep every night single night while I listen to music.

15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?
- As unfortunate as it is, I am unsure if I have any prominent memories, however I suppose it's always the feeling of satisfaction when you finally finish a deviation, presenting it to the world, even if you do not have many who see it. 
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Legend of Aesir - Bayonetta 2
  • Playing: Bloodborne
  • Drinking: Pepsi

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AffaOtto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving!
kamikins Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :dummy:
Blues-Eyes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
Whitelupine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy old day! <3
Metalks Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
dragonmissy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*gently says* happy birthday :party: :dance:
Syliera Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav ~ Ene (Smile) [V7] 
PizzaNerik Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Wow! Thanks for adding me to the watch-list of yours! O.o :D
Metalks Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course
PizzaNerik Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hold on a sec... Do I know ya from some online game? :iconreactionplz:
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