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The Minotaur by IzzyMedrano The Minotaur by IzzyMedrano
Orestes Yambouranis, AKA The Minotaur
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Age 37
7’5” , 286 Lb/ 130 kg
Black hair
Black eyes
Medium Dark skin

Languages: Greek, Broken English

Weapon: 357 Taurus w/ scope

The Minotaur grew up in a Greek Orphanage. Suffering daily humiliation on account of his gigantism, and severe scoliosis. The mildly retarded giant, grew to detest children after frequent accounts of horrendous abuses. Once released from the orphanage he was picked up as muscle by one of the islands small organized crime groups.

Quickly rising through the ranks, the Minotaur became feared and reviled in criminal under-world as the hitman that would take the jobs no one else would consider. Mostly he is contracted for women and children.

It is rumored that he “collects” the distal small finger bone from every hit, and he keeps them in his trophy briefcase, which he never parts with.
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DooMax Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
nice work. Great background !
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Lee-Howard-Art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
This picture is awesome!!
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rastapitan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
cool man
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suatre Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I had to check your site, but I figured you MUST have gone to ACMA. Fucking awesome dude. Yambo was the best teacher.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Artist
Hehehe! He was great. So many violent and horrifying memories. I hear he's retired and moved out of state. I'm jealous. I did go to 'acma' but long before it was ever called that. I am not really sure what it stands for even. When I went, it was just dirty old C. E. Mason. School for weirdos, druggies, and preggie chicks! Awesome.
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suatre Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
hell yeah! it was CE Mason for a year or two when I was there, then turned into acma. I was in the weirdo category. Yambo taught my choir class and it was amazing.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Artist
There was a choir class??
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:iconsuatre:
suatre Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Haha, well, at one point there was. The school did become performing arts oriented, after all.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artist
Weird...
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:iconryanmaster:
Ryanmaster Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Orestes.... niiiice. Also, very interesting character.
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Mira-Morningstar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I really like the coloring style.
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rollingrightinuit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
you gotta love the background story. completely makes him alive.
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core-e Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is killer.
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:iconce-rap:
CE-Rap Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
that shit is crazy, man. Friggin' dope:nod:
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:iconsinatheory:
sinatheory Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
hey hey hey hey~~~~~~~~
hey You~~
Oh my goD :O
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dacreativegenius Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
the Minotaur looks like u!

hot design, great color and a unique character...u inspire me.
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christines-life Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
i have so much respect for you! like seriously. i am in awe of your gallery. i wish i was better at digital art. hopefully your work will educate me a little more and i'll be able to work harder at it!

your so inspiring. im loving your work
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional Artist
Wow! Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy my work. ^_^ Stick by me, kiddo, I've got plans to do some tutorials.
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christines-life Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
awesome! i'd love some tutorials!
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006  Professional Artist
I'm working on one.. but it's taken a back burner to current freelance. Doh!
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BarbaPappa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
Allright! Cool stuff, the concept is spot on. I always hate when people have no feel for that kinda stuff. Picking the wrong age n so on... Good work indeed! I like the painting style, remindes me a bit of Phil Hale somehow, I guess its the way ya did the clothes... dunno. Sweat pic anyways!
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice stuff; really reminiscent of Phil Hale, one of my faves.
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quimf-137 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
cool jacket, cool name :thumbsup:
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pixieface Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
frightening guy. Again, wonderful colour choices - I particularly like the strong blue background, with that colour echoed in his legs. Man, you have some serious talent. (:
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hernameisrio Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Izz -- is this one of your characters from the book you're writing?? :)
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:iconplayground:
playground Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Love your painting style.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
mmmm delicious colors and coloring! your art is my favorite on dA
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kookybat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's some creepy shit. I love him. :kiss: And of course it looks awesome. Oh, damn you and your skills. Someday I shall eat your brain and gain your skills for myself. :heart:
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TheShadowQueen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
pretty damn cool.

is it your own character?
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Ninja-raVen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
Awesome dude, I love it!
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Nocric Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
I love this so much
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souljahsstory Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome, simply awesome. This was pulled off in painter right?
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:iconcypherx:
cypherx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*licks his nose*
fantabulously sweet
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IamTheSeed Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
Nice hair
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:iconemaciate:
emaciate Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Professional Filmographer
yeah great pose first. and then magnifique!
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islamaia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Viewing your work from a "commercial" perspective: This visual is a fascinating one. You have managed to capture the raw hardness in spirit through the scarred expression of the character, the position and movement of his head and the slouch of his shoulders. I particularly like your work on his features, the jacket and the details of his firearm. It easily conveys the image of a "thug" and a dangerous one, so you have succeeded in illustrating the spirit of the character and delivering his viled mission and "objective" as a heartless assassin of women and children.

On the "collection" of the distal small fingers of his victims - that would mean close encounter hits ... and sufficient time to remove that particular body-part ... the briefcase may not enable movement for that, but I suppose you'll have it illustrated for us in the next instalment.

Fascinating piece.
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TheABones Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
the hair is fucking awesome. there's lots of good stuff going on in there, but that hair is gorgeous. i love how loose and dirty it is. as always, great technique
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Mish87 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
I want to fu*k this picture so hard.
Dude, great fu*king work! GODDAMNIT!
Awesome portrait feller, no kidding around.
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ahgrafx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
once again nice piece bro! +fav
is this digital or traditional?
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ahgrafx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
once again nice piece bro! +fav
is this digital or traditional?
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dumboink Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice to see some work from you...

... been a while!!!

wonderful work as always mate!!!


:nod:
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sotsun Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
i love the style and great colour choice :thumbsup:
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wazaloo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006
LE Spiff.
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