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AT-Mask:TAS-Walter by Turquoisephoenix AT-Mask:TAS-Walter by Turquoisephoenix
AT for :iconjenl:.
As you can probably guess, our art-trade had a theme. To be honest, I was the one who sort of came up with the idea for the theme because previously she wanted a character from inFamous. (which I was afraid of messing up terribly just because I'm completely unfamilar with the source material)
She still gave me a challenge though. I'll be honest when I say I've never drawn a character as bulky as Walter. Most of my characters are sticks.

Walter from The Mask: The Animated Series. (aka a show none of you ever saw or have any interest in ever seeing because it's based off a Jim Carrey film) I actually drew a character that appears more than twice the entire show! Hooray!

To my watchers who probably are wondering the amount of fanart from this show. Seriously, give the show a chance.

Walter is a silent, hulking figure who's kind of mysterious. Unlike the other guys, you never hear where he came from or how he got like that. He doesn't even talk either, but rest assured, he's dangerous.
I think if I wasn't introduced to this show at the age of 20 and watched it as a kid, Walter would've given me nightmares. He's one of the few cartoon characters I've seen where I seriously looked like he was going to kill his target.

The reason Fish Guy is there is because I wanted him to be looking at someone or else the gesture would look kind of weird without someone to aim the fist-cracking to.
Plus, well, I needed a pathetic character and Fish Guy's as pathetic as they come. His joke is that his mutation gave him the almighty powers of a talking fish, which is basically kind of lay there and stink.

And he ruined Walter's shoes.

Not sure if Fish Guy would be that small but unfortunately the show wasn't very consistent on his size. Plus Walter's huge anyways.

The reason the picture has no traditional background was that I had to alter something in the picture. (the legs. Why are my legs never in proportion?) Plus a lot of my colored pencil backgrounds look weird.

...I'm tempted to see how this picture looks with a colored pencil background anyways.
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Mechenuy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats awesome, scary guy, I love this cartoon, its awesome
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Technomaru Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
If only they rebooted the movie series to be more like the original comics (it worked for Batman) and a sequel involves *SPOILER* Lt. Kellaway as the Mask, then the Mask would fight Walter and that would make a better sequel than "Son of the Mask".
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matt4321 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
walter...
you never stop scare me
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Itchyscratchy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Is it just me or did Walter's appearances became more and more random later in the series? One had him painting a picture in the park, in another he is inside a whale and in the Gorgonzola episode he is in the background of a nightclub, just standing there.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
I think that was one of the best sight gags this show had. XD

I think his most random appearance was probably that Broadway episode where he's dancing with a bunch of other villains in a straitjacket.
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Itchyscratchy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That was an very odd appearance indeed, especially since he can't talk yet was moving his lips as he was dancing.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
It was odd, and yet oddly entertaining.
It might just be me, but I kind of liked how the villains in the cartoon were not just relegated into one role. Walter, big tough guy that he is, can still paint pictures in the park and enjoy broadway performances. XD
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maylee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KILL IT WITH FIRE!

Fish-Fry I mean, Walter would just punch me if the face if I went after him.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
There are so many ways to get rid of Fish Guy, provided you have him separate from Putty Thing. XD
He can't even swim, so you can just dunk him in a deep enough body of water.
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maylee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PPfftt, I ain't afraid of Putty-Thing, I'll use him to stick up my posters on my bedroom walls. Although you have to feel sorry for Fish-Fry, sure it was his own fault for abusing radioactive waste, blame the medical bed, it was the one who threw him into the fish shop.

However he did look ‘mondo-cool’ with the mask on, could had been a great addition to the street sharks.
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JimCarreyDude19 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Alright, more fanart of the villains from The Mask Animated Series! :w00t: Walter definitely would have scared me if I saw the show as a little kid.
I like Fish Guy's expression, Puddy Thing and Fish Guy were my favorite villains on the show. :D
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MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Fun fact, Walter actually came from the original Mask.

He wasn't made for the cartoon, he existed before it.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
I know. =)
I just am not familiar with the comic version since I never read the comics so therefore this is the TAS version of Walter. XD
I'm guessing the comic book Walter was a lot different considering the dramatic differences in tones between the comic book and the movie/cartoon spinoffs.
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MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
I really do like Pretorius though, he was a cool villain. Plus Tim Curry is a better voice actor than a stage one in my opinion.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Filmographer
Pretorius is just great. They really created a strong character for the main villain and Tim Curry is such a great voice actor. Tim Curry certainly sounded like he had fun with the role.

I like pretty much all of the villains in the cartoon, save for a few duds here and there. (I don't like Kablamus and I have yet to find anyone who did. XD) I'm personally surprised at how good the show was. =)
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maylee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've found someone.

Kablamus the exploding man was a very interesting concept considering that his capabilities were limited he was still a tough foe for The Mask. During ‘Power of Suggestion’ he was able to manipulate The Mask for a short time to do his bidding as Stanley was hypnotised before hand, he caught on quick while other villains may had taken longer or not at all. The only other person who was able to take control of The Mask in person was Pretorius in ‘Sister Mask’ although he planned it in advance while Kablamus had to work for it, so to speak.

Pretorius was a strong rival although the typical cliché of a British stereotype being portrayed as the villain gets stale after seeing it in every other villain based series, don’t get me wrong Tim Currey did a good job, I just find it boring and tends to give off wrong ideas towards people from the UK.

People like me, I’m not evil ;___;.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh, don't get me wrong, Kablamus was an interesting take on the whole "man gains superpowers through accident at workplace" thing, but I just couldn't get over the fact that his voice by Jim Cummings sounded like a demented Winnie the Pooh and the whole human body expanding and exploding without dying was a little disturbing for me. Kablamus episodes are hilarious (they're usually more oddball and have more jokes per minute than other episodes where the focus is more on the plot) but me and a couple of my friends were kind of squicked out by the whole thing.
He's kind of on the same level as Channel Surfer for me. Hilarious villains, but I wouldn't call myself a fan of them.

I think Tim Curry was actually trying to go for a different accent other than British for Pretorius actually. In some of the earlier episodes, especially Sister Mask, he tries to go for an almost German pronounciation of certain words.
Personally, I didn't notice the British stereotype with Pretorius but notice it with other characters. I think, at least to me, Tim Curry sounds like he's having a blast saying his lines.

I kind of like the comments you leave, personally. I like talking about this show to people besides the people I have on my MSN. =D
Plus it makes me feel less embarrassed that I'm drawing characters that no one would recognize.
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maylee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were more lenient with censorship fifteen years ago but I don’t blame you for disliking the idea of an exploding person with out death, something like that wouldn’t pass the producers in today’s society with recent occurrences nation wide. However it did allow the writers to come up with creative ideas for what effects were caused to when he did blow up, not to mention the designs of the wacky balloon floats in his arsenal.

Tim Curry is nationality is British and I’ve been following his work since I was little, I rarely see/hear him with a role which doesn’t have a slight hint of the accent and that’s what I can hear in Pretorius. Maybe I need my ears re-tuned, hehe. Unless you’re a really good actor it’s very hard to hide an accent while doing another with out mixing up to two, one example I’ve noticed is in The Fairly Odd Parents. The episode ‘That Ol’ Black Magic’ had an identical evil duplicate of Cosmo known as, Anti-Cosmo; I noticed that Daran Norris had problems with the two voices as through out the episode Cosmo had a slight hint of a British slur. This was fixed during later episodes with the Anti-Fairies.

Taking out of my rear-end here, getting back to the subject in hand. Some of the characters were rather weird and had a lot of holes in their development, for example The Tempest an outraged weather man struck by lightning from space and given the power to control the weather. Great concept for a villain and motives for revenge, there’s just something I don’t get, how did the lightning give him that new outfit? Big continuity problem right there! Also before Channel Surfer got his powers he was a slobbish couch potato, how does thirty-odd television sets on your head make you buff?

Haha.

Still with all the errors and continuity issues the series was great, it had everything I look for in a cartoon, can’t say that for some of today’s productions mind you. I would had liked to see more produced, at least have the end of the mask in an animated media instead of that sudden poor send-off in the Joker-Mask comic.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
I can just sum it up that Kablamus doesn't appeal to me as much as the other villains on the show do. He's a character I can laugh at but not want to learn more about. He was inventive, but the combination of design and voice doesn't make him one of my favorites.
I don't dislike him as much as some of my friends but yeah. :shrug:

Yeah, Tim Curry's characters all sound distinctly British, but there was a slight difference in how Pretorius talked in Season 1 and in later episodes, like Tim Curry intended a different accent for the character. But it's VERY slight and kind of getting into loser territory further pointing it out. XD

I think Channel Surfer was probably an homage to the whole "guy gets attacked by the very thing he loves and gains superpowers from it". I think one of the strongest points of the show was that some of the characters were really silly parodies like Putty Thing and Channel Surfer and characters that were handled slightly more seriously like The Stinger (I don't have the English audio of his episode but from the way the episode would cut to him working on his bees after a scene with The Mask seemed more serious than say, Putty Thing), Skillit (who came off as legitimately threatening despite his kid), and Walter.
Not saying either of those characters were completely serious, considering the show.
Tempest's costume, I can't explain. I REALLY think Tempest was more interesting of a character design-wise when he was an overworked jerk of a weatherman. I think it probably would've been better if he got the powers but kept his "civilian" disguise. Or made the suit after getting the powers.

But despite all that, nice to hear from another person who watched the show. I got into it relatively recently but it's nice to hear something from someone who actually followed the series and probably knows more about the franchise than me, someone who got into it through the cartoon. =)

I think the show should've had more episodes too and definitely shouldn't have ended in that Ace Ventura/Mask crossover. Just a weird way to end the series. Also, random, but I notice how you said the The Mask ended with that Joker-Mask comic. I'm guessing you're like most people and you like to pretend Son of the Mask doesn't exist, right? XD
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know Walter was also unable to wear the Mask for some reason. He could be a zombie, or else he literally has no personality for the Mask to use. Either way, he's ever a straight man, never the source of the joke.
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Super-Metal-Sonic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Awesome. Walter was alway one of the good Mask bad guys. it's so cool the way he could usally shrug off anything the Mask did to him and keep fighting
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JenL Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You nailed Walter's appearance spot on. Looks great. He works out pretty good in your style. I don't think a background is really neccessary with Walter anyways. He's Walter, he doesn't need one. XD And Fish Guy there almost looks cute on his foot like that. =P

Man I wish this show had a box set. It's one of the best cartoons of the 90s. Didn't care for the movies, but the cartoon is different enough to be interesting on it's own. And the animation is top quality. I really wish people wouldn't compare it to the movies since it's got elements from the comics as well, which is what Mask started as, a comic.

Thanks for the trade. The Mask the Animated Series is a pretty good trade over inFamous fanart. =)


-Jen
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crosserdog1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
i miss that series :cry:
did they bring out a complete set of that cartoon?
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Oh, if they did, I'd be the happiest person alive. XD
But no, they don't. You can find most of the episodes online but I will warn you, two of the episodes have been declared missing.
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DoomsEye Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw, man. I loved the Jim Carrey film. I need to find this show again.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
Just a word of advice, the movie and the cartoon have two different tones so don't expect the cartoon to be much like the movie. (they share key elements but they're sort of superficial like with Beetlejuice) The movie is more of a criminal/gangster/down-to-earth feel while the cartoon is more like a parody of superheroes.
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DoomsEye Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student General Artist
That's ok. I likes me my superhero parodies too. I'll track it down.
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VorentheReaper Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010   Writer
I still remember the guy with the detachable head.

Unfortunately, that's all I CAN remember. :iconscaredplz:
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
That would be Pretorius, and yeah, people would remember him the best since he's in the most episodes.
I'm going to draw him next. *crosses fingers that she doesn't mess him up*
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