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I just wanted to play around with style, shadow and color, and ended up drawing an overly patriotic picture of Agent 250.

Most of the characters in the Niels comics are Americans (Except Niels, 300, Rose, and Magnus of course), but 250 is by far the most American American out of all of them, and in many ways he is what the media from his youth painted as the perfect American man: A patriotic Christian who is fighting for his country.

And he does think of himself as an American. Not as more of an American than his fellow countrymen, but he is very proud of the stars and stripes. He doesn't even care much about where his family originally came from as a lot of Americans do, because this country is were he was born. That he does have a strong interest in Scotsmen is another matter...

None of this is meant to be negative by the way. Being American just means more to him than to most of the other Americans in the comic.

Though he wouldn't wrap himself in the flag any time soon. That's a bit too much even for him. :XD:
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Eww. Just looking at this give me a slight headache from the terrible coloring job
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How is the colouring horrible? This was probably not suppose to be super-realistic y'know.
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This wasn't suppose to be realistic, gee I would never guessed.

the colors look just bland, and not being realistic should not be an excuse
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because it isn't your taste in colouring doesn't mean it's a horrible painting job. Because it's not, it's very clean colouring.
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
not really, its just bland. 
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What is so bland about it?
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Nemesis-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's kinda hard for me to describe, but it just has a boring look to it
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FantasyGold Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because you think it's boring doesn't mean the colouring is bland to everyone else. I think it's beautiful, it's a simple colouring with good contrasts. You don't have to be a dick just because it isn't a colouring that you think is interesting.
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yaoibad Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
i don't think i could see 300 being religious but i understand why 250 would be
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Pokewarriorsegagon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*insert epic hero music here*
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WHEN CAPTAIN AMERICA THROWS HIS MIGHTY SHIELD
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RedMeg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a very patriotic American Pagan, and I still like this picture a ton (motto being: don't try to convert me or sneer at me - and don't be a bad person - and we'll get along no matter what your religion is). Agent 250 is one of my favorite characters, and he looks great here. You work is so awesome!
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vajrasana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wearing the flag is against flag code, looks like he's not much of a patriot :/
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BlumeShullman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I don't know why,but he kinda makes me think of Paul Ryan.
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RyGuy5320 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
A true patriot would know that wearing the stars and stripes as clothing is against the flag code XD

Just a comment, not criticism against the artist! (just making sure that's clear)
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NeonNoel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry all of your art has to have deep-felt comments on it XD
I love this!
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Ojamalio Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Oh, I though this was Mitt Romney.
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NeonNoel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
XD!!!
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ScraffitoFerret Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
... A patriotic Christian who is fighting for his country, huh? Jesus H, I guess I'm nowhere near the perfect American man, then. :|

Disregarding the fact that people seem to think everyone in American needs to be patriotic Christians or they're not real Americans (not saying you are entirely, but I get tired of hearing this BS about what people think Americans are or aren't... even other Americans...), I like this picture. Not because of it being all AMURIKA! or whatever, but because it's a good representation of 250. And the composition is laid out nicely. I like the light work in it.

I haven't commented on your work in a long time, or even visited your gallery. Came back tonight and looked at a bunch of things. Glad you're still truckin' along. :) Keep up the nice works.
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MorganZephyr999 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pffft, I thought this was coulson at first...
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artemiza800 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Hi! what I like much of this personage is his way of speaking with God, his contact with his feelings and his force
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Crusene Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Very nice.
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vitrial Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
nice. has that '60s feel.
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StichGrl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Fyi, wearing the flag as clothing is considered disrespectful in the US, as is bunching the flag or fastening it. [link]
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K-haza Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wearing a flag is illegal in any countries, i think. Even Finnish sports team, if they get Championship or Gold or ANYTHING, break a world record, they shouldn't be wearing the flag after that. But it still happens all the time.

I think it's just stupid, just like flags and patriotism all together.
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I-Lost-My-Way Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude... really? It's just a picture.
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storminsky Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
totally american!
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Huh... I just assumed they were all in Denmark XD I had no idea they were supposed to be American :giggle:
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SprinkleKrisKris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Where is Rose from, then?
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pigsinablanket Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love 250 so much. he represents a lot of the good in america that often gets misused and misinterpreted for bad. and i JUST WANT TO CUDDLE HIM SO MUCH.
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The style is perfect. Love it! Kind of reminiscent of the wartime propaganda.
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me2animelover4ev Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
LOL He looks like sort of American flag wearing angel XD Great pic nonetheless
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
LANDSFORRÆDERI fuck du en skændsel for danskere :(
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Wow really? It's a character for goodness sake. Gees. Step outside the box once and a while. Characters become VERY boring if you make them all have your own ideals after all; diversity is a good thing. Just because the character is patriotic and loves his country does NOT mean Human herself is patriotic and loves America more than her native Denmark.
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
shut up noob u have no idea of what i just said, ur comment made no sense in this context ma gad, - du skal ikke gabe over noget du ikke ved noget om lille ven ;** xoxo
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I'm well aware that translations can only do so much when trying to get a message across, but even transating word by word I can't see how you could have possibly meant anything else ;p Nice try though. Maybe you had more difficulty translating MY message than I did yours ;)

If noone ever tried anything they knew nothing about, we'd still be in the stone age. I used the tools I had at hand, and it's pretty clear what you meant. If I'm so wrong, please elighten me as to what you really meant. :lol:
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
google translate is rly not the best tool, also you're a racist for dissing my foreign language :* idiot, racist, pig
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
No, it's not the best tool, but if you know what you're doing with it it gets the job done and obviously it was at least mostly accurate or else you would have corrected me by explaining what you DID mean, which you didn't.

And I never dissed your language, I dissed your ability to use translation tools effectivly. That's a personal insult, not a racial one. If I had something against people who spoke Danish I'd have a problem with Humon too, but that is certainly not the case, which should have been pretty obvious since the whole reason I began this argument with you was BECAUSE you were insuliting her.

And watch the name-calling kid ;p If you're going to call me something at least pick something that's actually true. Like "nosy" for instance sense I'm not really minding my own business here. I have a whole host of names I could call you that seem to be accurate, but I won't judge your entire character off of one or two stupid remarks you put here. For all I know you could have just been having a bad day.
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
why wud i bother correcting u its too dumb 0mg
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
You wouldn't bother because there's nothing TO correct; I was right.
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humon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Tak skat. Du er virkelig kær. :)
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Hver gang jeg kigger på dig føles det som en voldtægt :(
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Then why do you look at her stuff?
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
hold din kæft
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Why should I? You're the one with the problem who felt the need to comment about it :)
I have just as much a right to reply as you did to comment in the first place ;p
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
well ur ugly to look at
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
That's a matter of opinion and you're totally entitled to it. :)

However it has nothing to do with the issue at hand, except that its an attempt to draw me away from that topic and make me mad ;p
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humon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Lidt sært, men hvis det er den slags fantasier der tænder dig skal jeg ikke blande mig. Hver sin lyst.
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CookiePenguin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Det sker når jeg kigger på fede mennesker, ad. Det føles meget ubehageligt ;[
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humon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Du skal ikke få det skidt bare fordi du føler at andre er federe end dig. Du må ikke tænke så skidt om dig selv.
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