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"And now God bends to my will."

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So I watched Batman v Superman last week and fell in love with Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor – I know it's divisive, but I personally really loved this sort of... modern interpretation? He was brilliant and unsettling and delightful to watch (and brought some much needed energy and contrast to the movie I think :D). Also that pretentious trolling and need to be the smartest/most powerful guy in the room. ALSO THAT MUSIC THEME. Basically, I'm the most predictable person in the world and consistently have a thing for nerd villains with father issues and fabulous hair (at least for a while...), what can you do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

ANYWAY because of all the mythological/theological themes wrapped up in this movie and his issues/storyline in particular, I went a bit overboard with the symbolism in here... (Kryptonite 'crown of thorns' and I tried combining winged shapes with the style of curved lines in the Kryptonian ship, but honestly idk what I'm doing)


(drawn while listening to Franz Ferdinand’s Evil Eye, which fits a lot with the tone of his character here! ;))

On Tumblr: here

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:iconyakkosgurl:
YakkosGurl Featured By Owner 58 minutes ago  New Deviant
I'm not the only one!
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HarleyHaHa Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is just so absolutely lovely. I keep coming back to it. Beautiful work. I keep a wall of art in my home library and would love to have a print of this to frame if you ever decided to make some. It's captivating.  
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darthfomalhaut Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
:iconlexluthorplz: :iconsaysplz: If Man will not kill God, the Devil will do it!  
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King-Yeti Featured By Owner Edited Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GAWD MAH BBY Wander Emote: AWW 
Seriously though, I thought I was the only one who liked his take on it.
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Plantmatsu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I was sceptical at first, I will be honest. But the character is too charming to dislike, even if I adore the proper 'canon' Lex luthor in the comics. He is charming and Jesse sold the role B)
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
I'm not even in this fandom, but this is absolutely STUNNING.
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:iconmisslysiak:
misslysiak Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the drawing!
I completely agree with you, I've never been a huge fan of Batman or Superman but absolutely loved Lex Luthor in this movie, even if he wasn't much like the original. Jesse Eisenberg portrayed him so perfectly, I really hope DC brings a lot more of him in to their movies
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SuperSuperHero Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Didn't much care for the interpretation myself, but to each his(or her) own.
But I do think we can all agree Affleck's Batman was brutal and badass!
And on the mythological themes, there was a painting in the movie of St. Micheal defeating Satan
St. Micheal with red and blue robes...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
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Awkward-Nerdd Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg you're one of my inspirations and it really makes my day to know you loved this character too! (considering all the hate eisenbergs portrayal is getting ;; )
I seriously was filled with joy when I saw this and it was drawn by you! <3
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conversenwolves Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student
Same here, I really liked his character! 
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad I wasn't the only one :D
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Mizae Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the concept ^^
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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leafslayer12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
End of movie: DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDING
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEP ;) Bell Bullet *Animated* - F2U! Bell Bullet *Animated* - F2U! Bell Bullet *Animated* - F2U! Bell Bullet *Animated* - F2U! 
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Wyldstylez Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is very good! I haven't seen the movie but this is very creative! Good job!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! I hope you get to see the movie at some point, it was a great watch :D
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very good.
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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LadyRosefire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Ooh, this is brilliant. Between the creepiness in Luthor's eyes, the dark background, and the vibrant kryptonite, it all comes together portraying maliciousness. This is a guy without superpowers but he can get into your head and turn you into scrambled eggs.

Nerd villains, hmmm. I was going to wonder how much fun Luthor would have with Loki but more likely he'd try to turn Loki into his ottoman.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it, and yeah, that was a big part of the appeal of his character (that his planning and intellect could take down a 'god' - even if temporarily! - even though he's a human without superpowers)

Haha, I wonder what would happen if he and Loki met too - Loki is much more an agent of chaos so it would be interesting to see him get manipulated, if Lex succeeds there! 
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thelittlethingz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this version of Lex Luthor was pretty entertaining to be honest, especially with that hint of crazy in him. AND HIS MUSIC THEME!!!
Akari Akazaki (Good Job) [V3] GOOD WORK SENPAI!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much!

(And yeah, I totally agree with everything you said here. AND THAT MUSIC THEME, it was epic and one of the best new character themes I've heard in a while :D :D)
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This movie will probably be called better than it has gotten credit for 
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree there! :P
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GunMasterG3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I now that I have seen it
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dome100004 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
good job
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Metalero099 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Great job! I love it!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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blessedout Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Great representation!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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blessedout Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :D 
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Rujenable Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OHHHHHHHHHH NICENESS
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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PoptartBarbarian Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so good! Keep up the great work. :) 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you very much!
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Dulcamarra Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS I was thinking of him at this precise second and... MAGIC !!!
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, clearly great minds think alike XD Thank you!
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ImmAHobbit Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Student Artist
Omg I totally agree with you! I love Jesse Einsenberg as Lex Luthor! :)
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:iconshorelle:
shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad to find that other people liked his performance too :D
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Mm, I'm a fan of this Lex! He has a great villain-look. And that hair!! Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) Haven't seen the movie yet, but I will!

This is a great portrait - I love his smug little grin, and and the lighting! Beautiful work. bear clap emoji 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! Yeah, he was a really great villain and I loved his character design :D (I hope you get to see the movie too - I'm so sorry for this late reply!)
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Xephinetsa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!! <3 <3
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redreece333 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesse Eisenberg = Best Lex Luthor
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AGREED :D :D
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Kateri911 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ah yeah!!!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Gorgeous!  I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've adored Lex Luthor since the SMALLVILLE pilot episode first aired.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! I really need to watch Smallville - I somehow missed out on it back when it was airing, but I've heard a lot of good things and definitely want to see the portrayal of Lex on the show :D
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