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Izuku Midoriya (Deku) - WIP 1 by DeathMetalDan
Izuku Midoriya (Deku) - WIP 1
Started up a sculpt of Midoriya from Shonen Jump's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) for fun. Very much a WIP, I've blocked out all the hair, but I still need to polish it all up... and then on to the body. :)
Tiny Hero by DeathMetalDan
Tiny Hero
Had a little free time and felt like painting something more stylized and kid-friendly. Here's a little dude highly inspired by Dragonball, Zelda, and The Hobbit. I haven't painted in FOREVER, so I figured why not try a new approach. Typically I'd block in the forms light and shadow right from the beginning and refine from there. But, with this one I painted it more like I would paint with acrylics, starting with a darker tone and building up in layers from there. It was actually probably slower, but I still enjoyed it. And, since no one asked for it, I made up a quick tutorial... Check that out here:
6 in SWAT Figure - Cryptid Toys by DeathMetalDan
6 in SWAT Figure - Cryptid Toys

This is one of 2 sculpts I did 1-2 years ago for Cryptid Toys, a small business that is looking to fund this line of 6" modular figures on Kickstarter. Go check out their stuff on FB if you're interested, they have some cool printed samples with target paint application that look great.

I think some of the proportions are a little strange, because they wanted them to be modeled after the Marvel Legends figures' proportions, which are a little less realistic and pretty heroic looking. But, actually seeing them printed side-by-side with existing figures I think they look pretty good.

Anyways, Thanks for looking! :)

Hey guys just wanted to write a little follow up to last journal!

First off, Thanks for the support on my acceptance into the SOI show, it's appreciated!

As for the Toy Fair stuff that I've done, I actually had to get clearance to show them and now I'm in the process of getting my files prepared and learning a new rendering program so I can make pretty images for you guys to see.  So look for that very soon!

Thanks for the patience!

  • Listening to: CKY - Inflitrate. Destroy. Rebuild.
  • Reading: Halo and Star Wars Books
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Halo 4
  • Eating: Healthy Things
  • Drinking: Water and Monster


Dan Mitchell
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
For questions or commissions you're welcome to email me at:

I'm a student at Ringling College of Art and Design, I'm in the second half of my senior year of college and I'm doing my thesis. I'm very interested in all sorts of illustration, especially concept art for games and movies.

I'm open to commissions, just get ahold of me and we will be able to negotiate a price!

I'm pretty well versed in most digital and traditional media, but there's obviously always room for improvement.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Oh and check out my blog! a lot of similar work but I post some thumbnails and drawings on there occasionally!

Current Residence: Sarasota, FL
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Progressive Death Metal
Favourite photographer: I Don't Know.
Favourite style of art: Concept Art, Illustration
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic 160GB
Favourite cartoon character: Link (The Legend of Zelda)
Personal Quote: "Get Lost... or get DEAD!"

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NippleGunz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015
happy b day!
DeathMetalDan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Happy Birthday,
From all of us to you!!~
We wish it was our Birthday
So we could party too!!~
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DeathMetalDan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! :)
ShadowEclipex Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome indeed!!~
xFeajix Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
happy birthday
DeathMetalDan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
xFeajix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
It's been WAY TOO LONG! :eyepopping: Just wanted to stop by and say a BIG "HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" :D
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