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Showcase entry!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 18, 2004)
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices -- to be found in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)

I believe he was one of the most creative geniuses of our time, and changed the way we view the world. This one is for the others who were knob-clicking, rabbit-ear adjusting kids who loved him like I did.

(I couldn't find any one reference picture that I was happy with, so I just sort of combined stuff I found)
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 18, 2004)
drawn in 17 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 18, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 21 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 19, 2004)
drawn in 52 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 19, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 32 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 20, 2004)
drawn in 2 hours 45 min
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 21, 2004)
drawn in 3 hours 14 min
staci (Jun 21, 2004)
haha very nice..i like how his face totally morphs between versions
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 21, 2004)
Yeah, like can you tell that in v3 I must've been like drinking or something?? lol
Tuukke (Jun 21, 2004)
hehehe :D cool! v2 is the best x) longhead.. really great drawing, its funny that everything is black&white but the cigarette has some colour :P or then i'm blind and it just looks like it.. he looks really real.
purple_Llama (edited Jun 21, 2004)
This looks very cool.I love the guys pose & how it looks like hes in mid-sentence.
emmamommalag (Jun 22, 2004)
Nice job. It looks quite a bit like him. The hairline, eyes and jaw line seem to be off but overall it's very nice. Good job on the shading, etc. I loved that show. There were a few others that were similar to it but it was the best.
Paranoidkittie (Jun 22, 2004)
duNAnanadunNAnana *sings twilight zone theme song* This is awesome.
davincipoppalag (Jun 22, 2004)
It's the eyes..they aren't exactly squinty enough as I recall but this is great@
Knockoff (Jun 22, 2004)
Hah, davin. Yeah, this is wonderful dba, but what isn't wonderful from you.!?
The Cig and the smoke are nice.
EverDream (Jun 22, 2004)
You've really out done yourself this time Cindy...this is FANTASTIC! *is floored* You're seriously showing great improvements in your work as far as realistic faces go! Well done! :D
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Jun 22, 2004)
Thank you, ED. I was totally afraid of faces until you encouraged me to keep trying. :D
misterjimsan (Jun 22, 2004)
damn this is gorgeous, i notice that the cigarette seems to be the only thing with color, but i must say, twilight zone is the best show ever, amazing amazing writing, i love that show
lxveisblind (Jun 22, 2004)
Woah...this picture is truly remarkable. I think that's all I have to say.
gloworm043 (Jun 22, 2004) did a great job on this...It really looks like Rod Sterling. I seldom missed his programs on our old knob-clicking TV. This pic really brings back memories for me...Good picture..:)
Gigandas (Jun 22, 2004)
Damn^^;.......and you say I'm good at realism^^;.......amazing details that make it come to life and that curtain in the back how in the.....????I give up.......XDDD.Sheesh DBA, how can you do this to me ^^;??
Supergurl103 (Jun 22, 2004)
nice, DBA!!! that is so pretty ;) even though, i am not even born yet when he died lol, he still looks good :)
dixielandcutie (Jun 23, 2004)
thats really really awesome...doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo dooooooooooooo...amazing work
Aubrey (Jun 23, 2004)
Yep Twilight Zone was/is great. I still watch the reruns of the old episodes. They had some excellent storylines for sure. Great picture DB.
thug (Jun 28, 2004)
great tribute to ,like you said, a genious. I even liked his spin off show, Night Gallery, but what a classic show Twilight Zone was. I'm glad it made the showcase. I like that the only color in the picture is in the cigarette butt, nice touch.
Mipunai (Aug 18, 2004)
The Outer Limits is a better show X3 This is cool though, awsome drawing X3
manda23 (Dec 16, 2004)
Rod Serling rocks, and so does this drawing :)
kiala (Mar 2, 2005)
That looks awesome! I like the way you did it in black and white.
LisaAnne (Jul 12, 2005)
Fantastic...the burning cigarette almost smells.
JoeNobody (Jan 28, 2006)
Glad this popped up on the Showcase Thumbnails, I may have never seen it. This is fabulous.
Wraith (Jun 24, 2007)
WOW! Iloved the Twilight Zone! Even tho thier shows were in black in white, and I was born in color, this show had shows that would just creep me out. even as a kid. I sometimes ponder if I am in a Twilight Zone as I write this. Nice drawing.. One day I hope to draw even a fraction as good as this. :D
QTgillie (Mar 16, 2008)
How very cool is this. I loved that show also. I see that you don't come here much but if you ever do......bravo.....I love this draw and most of yours for that matter.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Apr 5, 2008)
no, I haven't been here in a while, but this comment was nice to come back to. thanks :)
Sweetcell (Apr 5, 2008)
OH MY GOD CINDYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! *((((((((tackle hug)))))))* God I MISSED you!
backmagicwoman (Sep 4, 2009)
Now that is an odd thing....
Not the's amazing...
dorothyblueeyes (Nov 10, 2009)
--to which I might add,that many ideas have died on the vine,cause,basically,"with wisdom alone you don;'t go to market."this guy needed a tv. network,and cash,or else the twilight zone would just be an idea in a notebook,in the trash. Even microsoft needed some money to get started.Its one of the main reason we "babyboomers"were so creative,in the 60's,the economy was good,there were jobs,ect.ect. We had the fuel. Gotta have the fuel. It'll be interesting to see what happens to creativity in this era,in the US,and the future;already reality shows on t.v. stink to the Heavens,ugh.TV has never been so bad.Reality shows cost less to make,no writers to pay.But tv stinks so bad,I rarely watch it. During the 60's,we had so much good tv, it was dizzying. sigh.Twilight Zone looks so good now.
davincipoppalag (Jan 26, 2020)
rod's here
RUSSIANFOXX (Aug 18, 2023)
i c a n s m e l l h i s c i g a r e t t e
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