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Grim Adventure by mallaard Grim Adventure by mallaard
I'd been meaning forever to do a Billy and Mandy fanart of some sort, and this is finally what came of it.

I'm not sure you could even consider this a picture of Grim, since he's not quite as comical. Maybe this is more inspired by the show than a direct representation of it.
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Cadaver86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Creepy! I love it!
DemonWarrior15 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
omg thats so true
xXRiderXx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
My eyes... :thumbsup::omg:
Panur Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Either way this is incredibly awesome, not only are the designs just wicked, they are painted is just amazing!
IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, now this is both cool and creepy at the same time.
blondrose84 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Dude that's asweme (damn spelling) don't sell yourself short, that rocks! :D damn, great bloody work! :D
angelasdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
awesome. i love mandy's hair. and it looks like she's grown up a bit lol. really good.
darkmaster1988 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Oh $#!+! This is actually pretty creepy. Nice.
psicopoldo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
this is the first time this cartoon ever looked scary to me

graf77 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
f'n sick yo! :worship:
DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Writer
LillithKins Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
i dont know. i am pleased with this grim. not as comical but he could bring dark humor to a new level. one of my favourite cartoons is this. nice work done here.
Shinnoki Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
wow, mandy looks real
MissLizz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Wow... That's all I can think to say.
darroku Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007

Beware the evil girl, not even death is as scary.
Blue-Leader Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i think it is your best :D
mallaard Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think I'll be doing more like this.
jimmyinwhite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
If cartoon network ever does a live action movie about the grim adventures of billy & mandy. they might want this artwork to use as a movie poster or hire you as a designer for the movie.
mallaard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'd have to find a pretty strange looking girl to play the part I've drawn here, but I appreciate the comps. Grim looks a little more like Ghost Rider here than Grim, but if the GR movie does well, maybe there'll be room for more skull-headed shenanigans. We'll make a movie where Ghost Rider, Skeletor, and Grim form a metal band and raise money for orphans on a monster world tour, at the end of which they'll have to rock-off against Slayer. Yeah, Cartoon Network will totally go for that!
chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the most awesome idea ever.

SirGrunt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
Cool, especially your Mandy.
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Artists can be their own worst critics. That being said, this is SCARY!

Well done
lufidelis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Woooo! O.O Great job!
Mandy so bad and cute! Great job! And amazing colors! :clap:
zanker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is great, buddy-- didn't know you where so good at this style. One minor crit is that grim's skull and the fire(?) around it look kind of cut and pasted to the rest of the illo (if that makes any sense).
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, that makes sense. I saw that as a problem too. I tried to fix that by letting some of the red light bleed into the rim of the hood, but I see that didn't quite fix it. I'm not sure how I can fix this.
Cloxboy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Beautiful piece. Your work is always so colorful and has this amazing contrast, well done broski.
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm learning to use more black again in my painting. It works for guys like Alex Ross and Richard Corben, so I'll try it too. The bright coloring is also influenced by Corben.
Geriatric-Newborn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
any chance for Billy?
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah. At least not in this style. I even thought about how I could draw him to fit with these two, and I couldn't. He'd just look retarded. Which is the point of his character obviously, but it wouldn't help this picture I think. I did consider drawing a regular version of him subliminally in the cloak somewhere, but I didn't.
rocketdave Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I've seen a lot of reinterpretations of Grim and Mandy, but I think this piece is by far my favorite. I guess you might say there's something about it that feels sort of iconic. I'm not always great about explaining why I like something, but this pic just really hits me on a strong visceral level. I love it.
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I started this drawing there was more of Mandy doing stuff, which gave her a stronger presence in the piece. I didn't like how she was drawn in the body though, so I cropped it out and framed her entirely with the cloak, which represses her role quite a bit. I'm not sure myself whether her expression describes a strong determination as a partner of Death, or somber submission to his cold grasp. And then there's a flaming skull, which is pretty iconic. Thanks for the comps!
ybq Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I was not expecting this ... WOW this is so... I am speechless. Awesome, two thumbs way up.
SleepyKiks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
wooo! One of the best mandy's I've ever seen.
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx! It's scary for me trying to do something realistic but still stylized, but I feel pretty good about how she came out. Skulls are hard to mess up though, so that didn't worry me so much.
Sleemo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
pretty sick.
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Mrknownothing Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
diggity damn I love it.
HViciPrice Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha! Wow...realistic Grim and Mandy seem even more disturbing than the cartoon versions...That rocks. This is such an awesome interpretation! Hooray for unexpected fanart!
mallaard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's unexpected even to myself. Just a few days ago I heard a song that I thought would be great put to a Billy and Mandy episode, and then I decided to draw this. This isn't at all close to what I was imagining when listening to the song, it's just what came out when I started working on it.
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