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Victor and Nora - Finished by No-Sign-of-Sanity Victor and Nora - Finished by No-Sign-of-Sanity
EDIT #2: Image updated... again - I've adjusted a few more things to really push the transparency of the reflection and really make the hand in the foreground pop. Thanks to both *Indigo-Ocean and *zimm for their very helpful thoughts on how to improve this piece. Okay, that's it now, I'm not touching it again!!! :shakefist:........................... ;p

EDIT: Image updated - I woke up this morning and I saw a few things in the image that needed a fixin'... so... I fixed 'em ;)

Okay, I know this looks almost identical to the WIP progress version of this piece I posted before, but believe me itís much different. Thereís a lot more depth to both the textures and the characters, and Iíve got the pencil rendering calluses on my fingers to prove it! So, letís just call this Mister Freeze v2.0 ;)

For those not familiar with the character, Victor Fries is a scientist desperately in love with his wife, Nora, who was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease. Rather than watch her slowly fade away, he chose to place her in frozen stasis to halt the progress of the disease until he could discover the cure. When the head of the company that Fries worked for tried to have Nora removed from stasis, Victor desperately struggled to stop him. During the physical exchange Victor fell through a table filled with toxic freezing chemicals that freakishly altered his body chemistry. Now unable to live outside of subzero temperatures, Victor is forced to don a special cooling suit to stay alive, and has turned to a life of crime in order to continue to fund the search to find a cure for his wife.

I wanted to try and do a portrait of the man that focused more on his motivations than his nifty freezy powers. So here Victor is reaching out to caress the cheek of his wife thru the glass chamber where she is frozen in stasis before he goes out and commits another crime. I also liked the idea of her looking down on his reflection as though somehow she knows that he's doing this all for her.

This is just a two-part pencil rendering tinted and compiled in Photoshop.

A desktop version for your computer can be found here :pointr: [link]

"Mister Freeze", "Victor Fries", and "Nora Fries" characters © DC Comics
This image of "Victor Fries", and "Nora Fries"© Walter OíNeal 2006
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Victor and Nora - Finished by *No-Sign-of-Sanity is a prime example of why I can NEVER practice enough! Now what did I do with my pencils??? ( Featured by dholms )
feliu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
WOW that's awesome!  She and Victor just can't seem to catch a break; She was frozen, shattered, put back together, then dumped into a Lazurus pit where she became a villain known as Lazara, who can shoot fire and bring the dead back to life, and finally was put back on ice by Freeze before the New 52's a bitch, ain't it?
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
This is so beautiful. You can almost feel Freeze's pain. The love of his life is right there, but she's frozen, unable to hold him, kiss him, love him.
misslara82 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
This picture is so beautiful it makes my heart hurt.  It's so perfect I can't even put into words.  You are fantastic!
Vulpes-De-Lune Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This deserves a DD :)
WingsofaButterfly202 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :heart:
JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mr.Freeze is one of my favorite characters-before the animated series he was just another crook with a gun.
Bat-El Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Beautiful. Mr Freeze is one of my favorites Batman's villains.
LadySakuraAvalon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just AMAZING.. simpley  AMAZING!!! then this came to mind.

MR FREEZE: This is how I'll always remember you--- surrounded by winter, forever young, forever beautiful. Rest well, my love. The monster who took you from me will soon learn that revenge is a dish... Best served cold. 
BATMAN: My God. 
MR FREEZE: Yes, it would move me to tears if I still had tears to shed. 
MR FREEZE: Think of it--- To never again walk upon a summer's day with a hot wind in your face and a warm hand to hold. Oh, yes, I'd kill for that. 
MR FREEZE: You beg? In my nightmares I see my Nora behind the glass, begging to me with frozen eyes. How I've longed to see that look frozen on you. 
BATMAN: A year ago, Ferris Boyle interrupted an experiment and in the process destroyed two lives. Here's the evidence. Good night, humanitarian. 
MR FREEZE: I failed you. I wish there were another way for me to say it. I cannot. I can only beg your forgiveness and pray you hear me somehow, someplace... Someplace where a warm hand waits for mine.
jakndaxta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is beautiful
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