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Mandark Triumphant by Wickfield Mandark Triumphant by Wickfield
And why is he triumphant, you ask?  Because I'm working on drawing some Dexter's Lab fanart in my own style, and he got to be first!

Seriously, it's been YEARS since I've attempted the DL characters in my style, but it's definitely a fun exercise trying to translate such super-cartoony designs into something more realistic.  You should have seen me posing for my references for this drawing - it was not a pretty sight!  :giggle:  I do have designs for Dee Dee and Dexter ready, I just haven't figured out what poses I want to put them in.  Of course for Mandark only one iconic pose would do, and I used his debut laugh from "Dexter's Rival" as inspiration for the background.  I hope you like this dweeb's new look!  :evillaugh:
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Code-E Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student General Artist
He's "triumphant" because Dee Dee looked in his general direction for a minute. Total score!
This is honestly a really great realistic take on the character. This is totally how I would imagine him in real life.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I'm glad you think so!  I have to say that his crazy laugh looks even crazier in a more lifelike context.  If some kid around me started laughing like that it would really freak me out! :evillaugh:
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kevinlaboratory Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
Mandark: Excellence! Ha Ha Excellence!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly!
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kmi153 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dexter: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SceneDemonz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Why does Mandark here remind me a bit of a nerd from the 80s?? Laughing  
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's like Urkel, but white :D
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SceneDemonz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Omg that's true! I didnt even realized it :D (Big Grin) 

Actually, now that you mentioned him looking like a white Urkel he has a more 90s look and thats due to his bowl cut lol.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I mean he made his debut in a 1996 episode, the poor guy is definitely a product of his times! 
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SceneDemonz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Haha true true. Kind of makes me think about how an actual older version of Dexter's characters would be like, and not like the cartoon version that we would often see, I'm like how old they actually would be like in this year and what modern style would they blend into at this era. You know what I mean? :P

I know there's like hundreds of fan art of older Dexters lab and even some from yours, but its just a thought haha
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually a good thought but I'm so stuck on Ego Trip I honestly can't imagine any other adult versions of those characters. :XD:  I'm thinking I might draw some ET fanart in this style, if I still feel like it after drawing their canon versions.  :dance:
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SceneDemonz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Ahh, makes sense. Idk I guess its cause when I saw ego trip and Dexter saw himself in his late teens to early 20s everything outside was so exaggerated future-like that I told myself "The game Halo is set over 500 years into the future and doesn't look much like that" :D (Big Grin) But then I thought  it's just a cartoon then, oh well; but I still am keeping true to myself on that fan art of what I'm thinking of haha.

Hey you do whatever you want with your art ;)
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Mandark looks great actually!
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That knowledge would only make him laugh even more triumphantly! :D
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Lookafar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Dee Dee must surely be daunting. The girl with a body smaller than her thumb.

Can't wait to see how that turns out.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, well Mandark's body was also the size of a thumb and he wasn't too tricky.  I'll just be emphasizing her scrawniness, I think she'll be fine!  :D
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Tahkaullus01 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Huh... kinda reminds me of the episode when Dexter makes his whole life a comic book, only this time Mandark's involved... I like it. 

And now, in honour of one of the most memorable laughs of all time: la-mandark 
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, that was one of the newer episodes...which, incidentally, started out as one of the DC comics!  
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SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist
Seriously, who wouldn't forget Mandark's iconic laugh? ;P
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, even before I got rediscovered DL in 2011, I still remembered The Laugh!
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SafeGaming89 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist
It never leaves my mind whatsoever! XD
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Maetch Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
You can almost hear the Eddie Deezen in this image.
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Deezen is strong with this one...
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JorgeCaptain1998 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Nice~
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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JorgeCaptain1998 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Your welcome.
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
AH HA HA HA AH HA HA HA AH HA HA HA HA HA HA
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Wickfield Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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