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Happy Father's day! to celebrate have Gail's father. His name is Hlér

Lot's of people ask me "Why isn't Gail's father in her life? is he a deadbeat!?" Nothing is further from the truth. He loves his little princess, he just does not have custody of her. He's a roadie for a deep sea death metal band and he tours with them constantly, It's not that he doesn't love Gail or want to be a part of her life, his lifestyle is just erratic and both him and Gail's mom agreed the best thing for Gail was stability. But you better believe during the off season he comes to visit his baby girl.

He's a regular party animal, happy go lucky kind of guy, nothing really bothers him, He is the polar opposite to Gail's uptight Mom. how they ever hooked up long enough to have a child is anyone guess. And even though Him and Gail's mother are no longer together he still very much Loves Nessadra and makes sure to tell her so every chance he gets. It doesn't show here since I drew him by himself but he's a pretty short dude. He's about a head shorter than Gail and a foot and a half shorter than Gail's Mom. But that's how he likes it, low to the ground and sturdy, perfect for hauling amps and stage equipment and shit.

But you guys will hear more about him later, He's gonna become very important in Gail's life very soon, Gail's not a little girl anymore and for the first time in her life he's going to give her something her mother never did- a choice, to come on the road and tour with him for the summer or to stay home with the family. *dun dun DUN*

As for this on an artistic level, I had to look up so much reference to be able to pull him off. first off- my specialty lies with chubby ladies, when i get to men I kind of hit a grey area. I've drawn chubby dudes before. ( some of you may remember Lennox my fatass vampire ) but never quite this big, Gail's dad is a TANK. and he was quite a challenge. I hope I did him justice.

More of Gail's family.



Hlér McKirdy © :iconcandy2021:
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judygt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome
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TrynZ Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks an extremely awesome dad to have <3
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Skellez Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Deep sea death metal ey? XD dude! this guy is so awesome he looks so chill! I love his outfit and how he adores his daughter <3 also you did really well on his figure too! I look forward to seeing more of him he's so rad! :D
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahah THAT aspect about time was actually inspired by a comment on Metalocolypse. the episode when they made an entire album that you can only listen too if you were a fish "fish don't got no good metal to listen too"
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missionYCO Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Writer
Awww man, he's awesome! I really like his story, and I think you did a wonderful job on his body type. :heart: His finny stuff is wonderful, I love how torn up they are, it gives a great detail to him. :D Ahhhh I just love Gail's family, they are all so interesting. :love:
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ChamomileCatastrophe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student
OMG I'm glad I'm doing this art appreciation thing because I don't know how I missed this!
He is so cool, and he has so many details! I love all his tattered fins, gives him a lot of personality! He seems like the kind of guy who look really intimidating and then he would talk to you and be really chill xD
Oh and I think you pulled off his body type really well!
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Candy2021 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness I am SO FLATTERED that you like him that much!@!!! I always liked big teddy bear men like him, his design is loosely based off the Chief from The Road to El Dorado and Tito from rocket power.

and you nailed him! all bark, no bite! just a sweet guy.
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shootdoctorallen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I think you did a great job on his shape! He definitely doesn't look like the kind of plump you'd want to mess with, like you said, he looks like a tank. But by his expression and demeanor you can totally tell he's a cool guy.
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Pinkaila Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, he's one cool daddy X'D I hope she goes on tour with him o3o would be a welcome break from her mom I think~
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GothicKitta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Oooh Gails dad looks awesome. Definitely looks the part of a roadie. :D I want to see more of your MH OCs parents! :D
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Oniriri-chan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so coolio to the T. Totally fits the description I was thinking (which is surprisingly enough the same description you explained). He seems like an awesome dad. I'm sure Gail is proud :giggle:
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kikyo-elric Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow Gail's daddy isn't what I expected him to be! He is soo cool! XD he reminds me of my man .D for the metal part XD I like him very much :3 Specially the hair
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EnigmaApocalypse Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This guy is soooo amazing I LOVE HIM! He reminds me of Eddy Riggs from Brutal Legend, but in his own way and own style. He seems like a fun dude and I love his pose and his outfit! You did amazing on this girl!!! <3
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Tsukiko-koe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gail's father looks and sounds like an amazing guy. Just the right amount of fun parent with still a sense of responsibility to want what is best for his family.
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Nikuzilla Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sam's new idol~ xD
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Muhnazer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Why yes, I DO like this character design! You really pulled off the big lovable teddy bear look for this guy!
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kd8lmno Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice that we finally meet her father and see more of what he's like. I love that he's the polar opposite of her mum and loves his daughter a lot. I also love that he's incredibly laid-back and just wants to party. It's good that age doesn't slow him down! I personally hope she choose to come on the road tour for him during the summer; it would be a new experience for her. :nod: Anyway, you did a remarkable job on his design and build. I know he was a challenge to you, but you pulled it off marvellously. I hope to see more of him! Excellent work done. :D
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MorbidClock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn I'm LOVING his style
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GreenTeaDeer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
YES YES GOOD. NOW WE SEE BOTH OVE GAILS PARENTS. GOOD YES GOOD.
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aneurin-forrest Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
hehehehe, love the gaped teeth. :3
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pixiesera Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gail's got an awesome dad! I see the resemblance.
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BlueTigress94 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
He's cool looking, can't wait to see more!! :D
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's AWESOME! :D

I also love the title of this - I'd been working on a custom figure paint job outside, and decided to go with a classic old name for one of my giant heroes - Man Mountain. :D

It's like, a sign, yannow?
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Lady-Shroob Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   General Artist
Oh he is awesome, i love this guy, he is just brilliant
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TetsunoKobushi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooooooh yeah:D
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he seems pretty darn awesome to have as a dad :heart:
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Chibi-Warmonger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww!!! i absolutely LOVE HIM! He looks like a fun loving fella! He and DeadEnd are going to be such good friends I know it! XD!!!
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