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HB - Clockwork by rennerei HB - Clockwork by rennerei
Practice.
It's been so long since I've held a pencil in my hand that I wasn't sure if I even own some. Had to search for at least 10 minutes before I found one amongst a million of ballpoint pens.

Nothing's more fun to shade than leather or metal, and Kroenen's got it all! I've been wanting to draw him for quite a while anyways.
The sketch had blood all over that piece of wall, but I erased it. I guess Mr. ninja nazi bot looks creepy enough by himself.
...woah, I've read some of the comics almost three years ago, but I saw the first movie just yesterday.

Tools: cheap printing paper, blue pencil (sketch), one 4B pencil which bravely gave it's life (now I got none left), electric eraser, opaque white, chapstick (really), chalk, a wax crayon, needles, photoshop for putting it together ( background's on a separate piece of paper.) and whatever the hell I could find.

Time: 5 hours or sth. Was waiting for the moment when it's starts to look finished, but that didn't come, so I decided to keep drawing until I get hungry. I'm hungry. So I'll upload this now and go cook something.

And: I probably got his head all wrong, too lazy to search reference, my hands are black, lighting's off, ah well.

Blog: [link]

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Karl Ruprecht Kroenen (c) Mike Mignola
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:icontimewarp17:
TimeWarp17 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
just a little curious, what did you use the chapstick for?
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:iconleda74:
Leda74 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Nothing wrong with this at ALL. You have enviable skill!
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:iconartisoneofthem:
ArtisOneofThem Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow! This is the best Kroenen piece I've seen yet!
:jester:
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4EvrCursed Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Germany - February 14th, 1942

He peered across from his position on top of the stone, gazing intently into the building that first caught his eye exactly two years ago. It wasn't the building he admired, so much as it's occupant.
The most beautiful girl in the village truly was a beauty: five foot nine, long, soft blonde hair, smooth tan skin, curvy body, ocean blue eyes and a face gorgeous enough to make Aphrodite herself red with envy.
The Nazi assassin stared on in awe with misty eyes as the blonde bombshell moved about her bakery, locking it up for the night. Two years ago this night he had been watching her, collecting enough courage to introduce himself. They're eyes even met once about three months ago by pure circumstance.; he shied away in embarrassment and walked away as fast as possible before she could react. Since then, because the master swordsman has been itching to try again, only one thought came to his mind:
'Time is fleeting; it's now or never.'
The gentleman assassin gracefully jumped down from his perch and strode over to her residence, panic and paranoia building in every step. He stopped dead in his tracks when he came within four feet of her front door; anxiety was immediately taking it's toll; nagging at him, urging him to turn back. He curled his black leather clad fists into balls, vowing to do no such thing. If he still had his heart, if would be beating faster than ever before. Kroenen mentally kicked himself as he finally summoned up the courage he had been storing within himself for the past two years and used it to knock.
Within seconds of knocking, he heard steps from inside, but they suddenly ceased as two locks were unlatched, causing the door to open.
Much to his delight, she recognized him from the time they briefly locked eyes as only two words left her mind.
"You again?" she half gasped in surprise. He nodded once in appreciation.
When they did, only two words entered his.
'Hello, Victoria.'
The End
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RebelMyth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
My heart kinda started pounding after I read this, because that's my name.
Now I'm kinda paranoid about him showing up at my door.
Because I don't what he'll do.
I would probably hug him.
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UnsangDisgrace Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :drool:
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NeonHueGoggles Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, where is this sexy hunk of leather and metal from?
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:iconnbvega:
NBVega Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unspeakably awesome.
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:iconh1r0h1t0:
H1R0H1T0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing shading!
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:iconcreeashawn:
creeashawn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
The head's just fine. I love the sense of motion in this. Like any moment he's going to pounce on an enemy. The shading is also quite wonderful as is the composition.
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AustenMengler Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Love that guy :)
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:iconkisagirl25xd:
kisagirl25xD Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it - fantastic work !
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:iconmignonfelin:
MignonFelin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Woah, great picture :o
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:iconpretty-dyke:
Pretty-Dyke Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Gah, I love his SS uniform and trench coat! SKjdlfakhisduflaksdjflakhrighalgdkgjalkdj!

Awesome pose.
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GeniusFace90 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Filmographer
this is super, seriously legit. I love the lines, and the shading... the way you shading... ugh, gorgeous
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:iconoverlord-random:
Overlord-Random Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
freaking amazing
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:iconfelixrox:
FelixRox Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Brilliant. That pose thingy going on there is AWESOME :D
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:iconkarlahomolka:
KarlaHomolka Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So. Much. Detail.
I'm stunned.

:heart:
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Kroenen1488 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
i like it soooo much
very good work
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XxLunarXRainxX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
...I can't form the right words....It's awesome...Amazing, Beautiful....SICKLY SWEET. Win? Okay, i'll stop, but it's awesome....Awesome.
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Fukuroudoll Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
This is awesome,he looked like the the real guy.
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thats fantastic! What a great rendering of an awesome villain.
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:iconkukapetal:
Kukapetal Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Wow, he is absolutely stunning. So detailed, so dynamic, so striking...you really did a nice job making this picture visually impressive. I especially like how you drew the raindrops bouncing off his hat.

One of my favorite characters and you've captured him beautifully. Nice job!
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Hate4Humanity Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Is it just me that could see Kroenen in a Assassins creed similare game,but in the WW II era ofc oO
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grasshoppercookies Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
ninja nazi bot couldnt have been drawn better
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:iconkoshdrawfag:
KoshDrawfag Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Wow, you really spent some time getting those tinier bits right. Wouldn't have claimed laziness on this one.
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:iconskiller008:
Skiller008 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
simply awesome u got talent!
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:iconsierraness23:
Sierraness23 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
extremely cool!
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:iconduskninjakenji:
DuskNinjaKenji Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Well, this is the most epic thing I've ever seen. But who is he? :o
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KonanxPein4ever Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
i loove this. there's never too much kroenen fan art
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Th1nk-G33k Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
The very first thought I had at seeing this was definitely "Nazi Zombie!!" ...lolol wth
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:iconredro:
RedRo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
utterly awesome!
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TR-Gray Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Awesome. I really like the rain in the background.
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chapsdxf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome work ! bravo
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PassingReMark Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
fantastic!
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:iconjack-lilac458:
Jack-Lilac458 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: It looks like a nazi Batman!
I love your work :meow:
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:iconcalendanime:
calendanime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You should REALLY do more Kroenen stuff! There's not enough love for the guy!! Artwise, I mean!
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:iconliamdukes:
Liamdukes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
wow~ your drawing is so good~!
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tinroof Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I - I want to say something insightful and interesting but all my brain can manage right now is "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE <3"
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pharotek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
AWESOME WORK! :eyepopping:
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Kinkosami Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Amaizing! :D
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:iconwowgypsy:
wowgypsy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
(From Shadowcat) White chapstick? Whatever you did with it it looks awsome
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HatakeHinata Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
Karl Ruprecht Kroenen = AWESOMENESS!
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LAS-T Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Cool!! :XD:
I love Kroenen, he's totally epic man!
great job
keep it up :)
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MissizTheNemisis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Simply amazing! I'm loving the minimalist-style background, it really focuses one's eyes on the subject of the picture. Speaking of which, Kroenen looks absolutely magnificent in all artistic aspects (and pretty much accurate as far as referencing goes). You should be proud, even if it was drawn for practice. Thank you for submitting this! :)
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MummyChunks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
That's a long coat!
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:iconmummychunks:
MummyChunks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
you have amazing talent!
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:icondarthmuffins:
DarthMuffins Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
This looks gorgeous!! I love Kroenen so much and this just made my day~

Wonderful job.
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:iconchusness:
Chusness Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Its about time someone did Kronen some justice.

Thank You.
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:iconteschcore:
teschcore Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
great work.
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