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WHO REMEMBERS THIS SHOW?

I was feeling nostalgic for the time when American cartoons were actually good, and thought "Man, Jackie Chan Adventures was so awesome... I should watch it again." So I started it up, recalling the amazingness that was what would have happened if Indiana Jones had been a Jackie Chan movie instead of what it really is (please note, Indiana Jones is still awesome just the way he is, just a different kind of awesome) - ninja fights over ancient magic artifacts, Uncle's general hilariousness, and Tohru... ogod, Tohru. ILU TOHRU :heart: I thought, "This show is EXACTLY as awesome as I remembered."

And then, the other, forgotten reason I watched it: "Dude... Valmont is kinda hot."

So I drew him, contemplating his tea while he waits for Finn, Chow, and Ratso to come back with the first talisman. Yes, Shendu was bigger in the actual series, but I preferred that he should fit on the page. Also, translating the super-exaggerated original drawing style of Valmont's design into any half-natural human facial structure was... interesting. I think I did all right. Also, am I the only one who's ever looked at him and thought that he could be evidence of some scandalous indiscretions from the Malfoy family?

Please note, I don't really fangirl him - I love him as a character, the same as Darth Vader or Clara. He may not be bad to look at, but he has absolutely no honor and not a charming bone in his body, and as a villain... I mean, you get involved with him, and he'll use you, demean you, throw you away when he's tired of you, and slap you around a bit along the way. No thanks! But dear god, was he a good villain... WHY DID YOU TAKE HIM AWAY FROM ME IN LATER SEASONS, WRITERS? I LOVED HIM! And then in season five they took away the Enforcers, too... the villains in that season were some of the worst I've ever seen; there's no love-to-hate-them, I just wanted them all to shut up and die. God was that season disappointing.

Bah. VILLAINS MOTIVATED SOLELY BY GREED ARE GREAT AND IF YOU DON'T THINK SO YOU MUST BE STUPID.






Jackie Chan Adventures, and by extension Valmont and Shendu, belong to Adelaide Productions.
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:icondraceer:
Draceer Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Brings back memories. Nicely done.
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mr-perkins Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, great picture. Valmont is the best.
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renacer87 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student
<font><font>Wow,is a excellent work :)</font></font>
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:iconweeya1:
weeya1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Oh yeah, I remember this show. And I loved it XD
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Ramman05 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Neat! :)
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Nekoastral Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like shendu better
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txsweethrt93 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so sexy :love: Great job!!!
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j3f3rs0n Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
:la::la::la::la::la::la:
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well drawn.
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DarthGoldthread Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I think part of Valmont's 'charm' for want of a better word was not just down to his strangely angular features and Sephiroth-ish hair but the fact that he was voiced by Julian Sands. He was in a string of movies like Warlock years ago and worked with the Chan Man again after the series in The Medallion :)
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nitemarebat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I love the show!
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, the good old days. Thank the media gods for Hulu and their broadcasting of this show via Crackle. *sigh* :no: I liked Shendu better when he was a statue. Not so intimidating, and definitely less complaining. I loved Valmont's kissing up to/fighting with him.
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't forget Netflix.
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
Indeed.
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BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
o_0

THERE WAS A SEASON 5?
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Don't bother with it. It was HORRIBLE.
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:iconblackrosesariasan:
BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Sheesh! They should have ended it at Season 3!
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:icondinolover09:
DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked 4.
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:iconblackrosesariasan:
BlackroseSariaSan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Someone had too.
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snivy08 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've been wonderin' what happened to all the good shows?the good ones were all in the early 2000s,but after
2006 they just dissappeared or went to cable(pokemon)but the others just went like this awesome show that i used to
see saturday mornings!so i like this well made fan art.
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JonathanBelmont Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent piece great work on the detail and background. Im speechless hahaha
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Dino-blankey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Artist
God yes, I totally agree! I loved this show with all of my soul. I used to stay up til' three in the morning because that's the only time Jetix would show it. Yeah, my favorite time with Valmont was in the second season when he was possesed by Shendu. You felt bad for him but at the same time you knew he deserved every bad thing that happened to him! And it was hilarious to watch. I miss those days. :')
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GoldieMilrose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My favorite art of JCA! Genius work!
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SonicTailsBros4ever Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
lol. Haven't been to fifth season yet, but YEAH, Valmont was one of the most awesome villains EVER! *U*
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SonicTailsBros4ever Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
WOO! *U* LOVE this SO MUCH! *U* Rock on! Absolutely GORGEOUS work! Gosh, the detail, the color, how Valmont and Shendu's statue look JUST like they do in the show...! *U* LOVE this! Rock on! (lol. And now that I think about it, yeah, Valmont DOES look like a Malfoy family reject! XD)
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:iconxarti:
Xarti Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I remember this cartoon.
It's only recently before school started that I watched all of the epies on Netflix.
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OutbreakGirl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i loved this show as a kid...don't care what anyone says
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
It blew my mind when I realized the guy who voiced Shendu also voiced Jackie Chan himself.

(And Chow.)
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KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this. It's so~~~~ very hard to find good, non-fetish non-sexed-up Jackie Chan Adventures fan art. :(

I loved this show. The first season was the very best. Especially since Valmont had skills and dignity. I liked season two, but they made Valmont into a dandy whiner who wasn't really capable of anything, and only made him worse in later seasons. I hate it when a show ignores its own established characters' abilities. I fondly remember the fight between Jackie and Valmont during the Horse Talisman episode. :XD:

I don't even remember the later seasons very well, they were so.....weak. >>

Anyway, about the pic. This is excellent. Why? You managed to capture the exact feel of the show without using the exact style of it. You managed to translate the show's style perfectly into a more realistic one, something I've tried off and on since I first saw it years ago. I've never succeeded. It excellently captures the essence and appearance of both statue Shendu and Valmont.

I really like all the little details as well...such as his shoes and cane.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They remembered he was a badass during the Water Demon episode in season 2 also... I only wish he could have stayed that way :<
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still remember this cartoon ...
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Furiael Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVED that show! I wish I could watch it again... And that pic is awesome. Nobody draws villains but... This Valmont looks epic! Great job!
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Very well done, watching the series on Netflix as we speak, as well. What is on the desk?
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The saucer and spoon that go with that cup of tea.
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Contractor815 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
*sighs* They just don't make cartoons like they used to... :(
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FemaleQuillTip Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I DO!!! ONE MOAR THING!!!! I THINK YOU'RE AWESOME!!!! :la:
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SpringsCrispWinter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OHMYGOODNESS! I remember this show!
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sqeakii00 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you are god for drawing this. valmont ftw
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i'll be damned if ....no...nevermind. you'd never belive me...
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plangkye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...If that isn't bait for a "No, tell me, seriously" I don't know what is.

But damn, now you've gotten me curious.
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no srsly, you'd never belive me... D8

i was just going to say... "i'll be damned if it does't look just like...err... jullian sands! yes, that's what i was gonna say...actually, you know, it does. XD!!
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plangkye Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't say anything for or against my belief of that, as I actually don't know who Julian Sands is.
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, jullian sands is the man who voiced Valmont. ^_^
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Salohcin-Silverwing Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
Nothing like a hot cup of tea before planning to take over the world.
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:iconrozax:
Rozax Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
"WHO REMEMBERS THIS SHOW?"

I'm watching it on Netflix right now. :)

You did a very good job on this. You're very talented. :D
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LordPain627 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
This is amazing =D I loved that show and Shendu and Valmont were my faveourite characters, good job :icononionxdplz:
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DameALana Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wowww amazing!!! ^_^
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:iconcrescentnubila:
CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Nostalgia! It's bliss! I only wish they had came out with season box sets.

I love your style of art! Beautiful!
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, so do I. I would buy them in a heartbeat. The first two, anyway.
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I'm with you on that one. Seasons 1 & 2 were the best. Season 3 wasn't too bad, but it just worse after that was over. :-(
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