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Two years today. Holy Diver on repeat.

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EDIT: Thanks for the comments on this one. Metal Hammer magazine has a wallpaper sized version of this image available to download from their site - [link]
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:iconluckyspirit14:
LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Heart 
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:iconroverfromouterspace:
RoverFromOuterSpace Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Like a rainbow in the dark !

An amazing painting and a beautiful tribute.
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:iconfranck25:
Franck25 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
"Stand up and shout". RIP, man.
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:icongaizkine:
Gaizkine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Photographer
The man who caught the rainbow. Amazing
Rock In Pace master
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:iconjustin0bvious:
Justin0bvious Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
R.I.P...amazing art!
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:iconrobtwolf:
RobTWolf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
The King
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:iconmlh70:
mlh70 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
jack black would be proud
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:icongoboomonyou:
goboomonyou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Found this while listening to the 'Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life' tribute album, specifically the 'This Is Your Life' track. Won't lie, 'bout to cry manly tears of remembrance.

Great man.
Great loss.
Great legacy.
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:iconpaulfrancis:
PaulFrancis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That's the man.  Saw him in about.....oohhh.....1978?  Raw, primal voice and stage presence only rivalled by Richie Blackmore.
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:iconbribri832:
bribri832 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fuck yes!! Aw
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:iconrammsteinfan1994:
Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Love the detail man & the rainbow in the dark
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:iconodderside:
odderside Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes, Master of lyrics
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:iconstephanohandler123:
StephanoHandler123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
lml
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:iconzeppelin47:
zeppelin47 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
dio forever

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:iconborkington:
borkington Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
\m/ >_< \m/
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:iconpurasangremetal:
Purasangremetal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Great Job is awesome! Dio lives on!
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:iconardanath:
ardanath Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
<3
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:iconrostichek:
Rostichek Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Love it!!!!!
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:iconjroojroo:
jroojroo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
LOOK OUT!
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:iconredsamsix:
redsamsix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Holy Diver.
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:iconmechatorachiman:
Mechatorachiman Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
brando
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:iconbard24:
Bard24 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
\m/
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:icontheodenn:
TheodenN Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Power of metal!
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:iconkopuli:
Kopuli Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work. I like the simple brushstrokes and your style in general.
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:icontheevilpeanut:
TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking at this, all i can think of is Dio with a rainbow coming out of his hand, screaming "Imagination!".
Favourited.
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:iconthe-chook:
the-ChooK Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
fucking awesome portrait :headbang:
Maan, he truly had one of the greatest voices ever. And i still cant believe hes actually gone :(
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:icondarktailss:
DarkTailss Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyone else think it's funny Dio looks like Conan the Barbarian? Fitting!
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:iconjavierx1991:
Javierx1991 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconplasticplayhouse:
plasticplayhouse Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
holy diver, that is awesome! such amazing shading.
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:iconthiagomachado:
thiagomachado Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Dio will be forever missed, damn nice portrait!
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:iconidraweveryday:
Idraweveryday Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
The Metal God. :headbang:
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:icontenchimyo:
tenchimyo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LEGEND
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:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Fastastic portrait to DIo and great triute May he rest in peace.Fastastic inger. Did you do it on wacom?
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:iconthemanthatlaughed:
TheManThatLaughed Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Rest in peace Ronnie..May you rock in hell like you did on earth! :horns:
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:iconmarmotagem:
marmotagem Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
\m/ Holy Dio! \m/
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:iconmichaelswordblade:
MichaelSwordblade Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
The star of the Masquerade!!!
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:iconkissfan4ever:
KISSfan4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Though the holy diver has gone on, he shall keep watch over us with his evil eyes and be the rainbow that guides us through the darkness
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:iconmreyecandy66:
MrEyeCandy66 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive seen many BAD Dio drawings and paintings but this is really AWESOME!! He has very unique facial features and you nailed them perfect. Love the Rainbow "rising" refrence. nice job!!!
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:icontorukun1:
ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The rainbow in the back is a nice touch. :meow:
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:iconfalci:
Falci Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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:iconmrstickycomics:
MrstickyComics Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! ZA Warudo!

Oops Sorry. Wrong Dio. Hehe.

;)

Great drawing though! :)
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconlordofthewolfdale:
LordoftheWolfDale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
DIIIIIOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
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:iconbotzilia:
Botzilia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Great job!!! Love it!!!
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:icontruehamburgian:
TrueHamburgian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
One of the greatest heroes the metal world has ever seen.

The best steel goes through the fire
but you seem to burn...
Dio - Hide in the Rainbow

You're gone but not forgotten, you walk with us.
We will remember, they were born to rock and roll.
Saxon - Requiem
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:icond3cline:
d3cline Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Just a rainbow in the daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk!'
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:iconnyogtha-art:
Nyogtha-Art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Godlike!
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:iconjoshymoto:
Joshymoto Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Brilliant work. Huge loss to the music world, RIP.
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:iconmavhn:
mavhn Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY DIVER!!!
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