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Vic - Megadeth concept v3 by xaay Vic - Megadeth concept v3 by xaay
Ha!!!!!!! What a day!!! (15.III.2006)
I'm so happy, I cannot express how much just in words, we should all gather and have a party of the year. hahah ;)

I want to thank you all for so many warm words, support, and greetings. I can't answer to everybody - so I want to thank you all here, I really appreciate that!!!

The biggest thanks should go to mr. Dave Mustaine - who is one of the greatest persons on the whole metal scene, and for me personally - the man who made music which was always close to me (since '92 when I've heard Megadeth for the first time).

I would like to thank also the persons who encouraged me so strong and still believed that I'm gonna make it: my sister - Kamila, my ex (Anna), my eternal brothers Pawel G. & Kamil S., and the whole wolf pack from Cracow (especially: heavy asses from Witchking band: [link] hahah).

Salutes to all artists who were in this contest!!! There were many works that really kicked asses! And I'm real lucky that I was the finalist. Cheers for you all!!!

Thanks also to the LTD & DA, for a great guitar!
It came to me like star from the sky - I needed a new guitar to record my new Nepenthe stuff, and I was prepaired to buy a new one (maybe it's little ironic and funny - it meant to be a Jackson guitar hah ;) ).

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiihaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!

NOTE: Full view very recommended ;) Bon Apetit...

I wanted to do a work that is upgrade/update of Vic, not to do something completely new. I'm listening Megadeth since '90, and lot of my friends too, so I tried to think in the way of Megadeth fans - when they will see the new Vic. I tried to make something that will cause that they will say:
"Oo, that's something new...",
not: "What the hell is this? What a crap... Megadeth went under...".

So I it's a Vic figure design, not a cover or stuff like that. Megadeth can use it just like they want to, putting him in some new situation or scene.

My other versions ov VIC:
Killing is My Bussiness remake: [link]
VIC ver.5: [link]
VIC ver.7: [link]

That's also a great moment for salutes to Dave Mustaine and Megadeth. I grew up on their music, and I have maximum respect for that. I hope the Megadeth will still deliever us the sonic pleasure like it was through all these years.

Ps. If you're interested in metal music, you can also check out my own "quite" technical death-metal project NEPENTHE: [link]

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UltraSaiyan419 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Mind if I share it?
abinchalyan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
BondedByBrenda Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love This!!.
cliffjumer77 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Damn, it's good.
newfoundpower92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
MaiArikata Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know this was made a long time ago but I'm still in love with it!
Ixona Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
fekkin awesome.
thrashhed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
MotherWrucker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
This is definitely one of the most amazing pictures on deviantart! Megadeth <3 \m/
szczesny83 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Zastanawiałem się zawsze kto jest autorem tej wersji Vica. Nie podejrzewałem że polak :)
Cyber Vic from Hell...... :skull:
or Hangar 18 :)
Chainsawedfingers Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very fuckin' rad man, and orgasm to the eye's.
People-always-lie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Photographer
RodrMattA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Congrats on winning the contest, mate. Undoubtedly deserved.
This really has that Megadeth 'feel' to it, y'know?
I could see Dave himself coming up with a design like this.
Extremely well done, mate.
M3tAlMan99 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
and i thought vic was already badass
SofaKiller Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Sith Lord Vic! Hell yeah dude i love this!
SomaCruzFirm Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Dats the Vic
synyster696 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Azealeon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is really great :)
Mythbusterette Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
inkpaperking Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Fresh Take on an old favorite, Vic takes a good look in a More Mechanized Feel, complete with a Sci-Fi Trenchcoat to match!
sirkrozz Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So you were the winner of the contest? Fantastic! (just read in Wikipedia bout this XD!)
I saw almost yor whole gallery and still have a doubt... with which elements do you work? 'cuz it looks almost real...

Greetings form Argentina! Polska Rulz!
xaay Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, Gracias!!!

About this work, the bigger things that wasn't painted in Psh from the beginning are teeth (from some skull photo), and flames. Anyway, I did this work using many techniques - but the base of my technical skills was photoreallistic drawing. I was learning it for a few months, around 10 years ago. I'm using this knowledge till today ;)

Cheers! I hope I'll have an oportunity to see your country some day ;)
mechanicker Featured By Owner May 11, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Jpenna1212 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
wow very cool and original

love the band and the pic

congrats on the guitar!
xaay Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
This guitar will do a great job soon, on my Nepenthe band's full LP recording session.

Best wishes!!!
Father-Zerberus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is awesome! Good job!
finDizzy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
This is fucking awesome!
I gotta say, this one shouts Take No Prisoners the loudest! Seriously, I would see this in a Megadeth-albumcover quite easily. It´s so goddamn awesome. It suits Vic better than any other designs, also, the steel-neck was quite original invention. It´s a shame this was not chosen.
xaay Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, thank you so much!
It was the 1st place in VIC redesign - it was not a cover-art contest, so I'm happy enough really! ;)

It would be the one of my dreams to desing a cover for Megadeth, but it was done by another artist from DA who was in the top 10 too.

Anyway - Megedeth is really great band, one of a few metal stars form the '80, that are still awesome. They can play their old songs like many years ago (without giving a shit like - for example - Metallica does now).
I've seen their show 2 weeks ago, and it was one of my best I ever seen in this kind of metal music (besides Slayer around 4 years ago - when they were in a great condition).

Thanks again and all the best!
finDizzy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
I saw Megadeth live about 2 months ago in finland, it was the beginning act for the tour of duty. Gotta say, that was one of the best shows I´ve ever been :D And Metallica sucks for me at the time. There´s so many better trash-bands than them around, like Nuclear Assault and Overkill.
xaay Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! That's right.
BTW - Now the Metallica will be soon in my country, but I don't need to see the legend with the new plastic face hehe.

finDizzy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Well, you can always check the warmup. Isn´t Machine Head warming them up?
m3garh0d Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
that's one of the scariest and best pics I've seen of Vic Rattlehead. why this vic has not been used on a Megadeth album cover only baffles me...congratulations :fav+:
the countdown to extinction has begun
xaay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!!!
You know - it was Vic redesign contest, not cover contest, so maybe that's why they did it with another artist.
Anyway I'm happy that I won that contest - that's cool enough, and good reward for my work as well ;)

Cheers, and all the best!
PURSUITER123 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
it gives me the creeps
xaay Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha, cheers ;)
Meisaroku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
VERY well done.
Napper5565 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome I am a big Megadeth fan I saw them 3 time in 1988 in the UK, I have also added Witchking as friends on myspace!!!!. Love your art
congrats on winning the competition, I found DA from the Megadeth site so thanks for getting me into this site as well
good luck for the future
xaay Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Biggest thanks my friend!!!
Great to hear this words - especially from you.

I'm impressed by your works too, you have brilliant skills and taste, and you're still creating new ones - and that's very important also...

All the best for you too!

Genesis-Reborn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez, i know this maybe a little late, but congrats!

That design is incredible!
lxrichbirdsf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
I just realised.

noobas Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006   Interface Designer
Oo niezły shit, jeszcze kilka takich prac i zawojujesz deviantart'a
xaay Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, dzieki stary. Akurat do tego mialem zapal. Zapieprzalem nad tym dwie noce po pracy - w sumie 2,5 doby bez snu, ale trud sie oplacil! ;D
Ardak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, sorry for too many comments :S.
Ardak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations for your first place! It must be very awesome to win guitar just with ur artistic visions. Rock on!
Ardak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And of course a awesome pic!
Ardak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations dude, it must be awesome to win a guitar just with ur artistic visions. Keep up the good work! o/
Ardak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations dude, it must be awesome to win a guitar just with ur artistic visions. Keep up the good work! o/
HomeroFX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
hostile Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
Winning is apparently your business. ;)
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