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Hero: Toxic by DavidStrife Hero: Toxic by DavidStrife
Entry for The World Ends With You Contest.

CHARACTER DESIGN

Toxic, the graffiti artist. He can mentally manipulate the paint of his spray cans, creating sharp blades and scythes.
He's also able to use badges, which allow him to summon other sharp paint structures, like a scorpion tail.

I was designing it with the idea of create a villain. In The World Ends With You, the shinigamis adopt beast shapes when they spread their wings, so I though his shape could be a scorpion. But... the composition was a mess, with the claws, wings, and tail.

Finally, I rejected the idea of drawing him as a villain. Look his face... this guy can't be so bad! However, I conserved the scorpion idea, which was appropriate with the composition.

DRAWING STYLE

Yeah, maybe you're thinking that I can do it better, or I should do it better. With realistic shading and such things, like my previous entry. But... I decided to use this style because it suits better to the game concept. Maybe it's a risky decision, but hey... nothing ventured, nothing gained.

RANDOM FACTS

- He is a recycled own character who was in disuse. Anyways, I changed his design to make him more complex. I removed his previous shirt logo (The Power of Love), which made no sense in this context, and I replaced it with the symbol of the toxic wastes. Exactly, cheap symbolism.
- Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK are the colors you can see from the spray cans. Is not very ingenious, but better than put random colors or do it monochrome.
- The pose is weird, but I'm at least satisfied with the composition. And I've seen weirder poses in photographs, haha!
- The extension of the deadline kicked my face. Because it made me draw the previous entry in a hurry. But now I had more time, this entry is more elaborated... at least conceptually.

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Toxic©=DavidStrife
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:iconedackxion:
woo
q bien te ha quedado O_O
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:iconsirow:
Como olvidarse de este personaje de Urban Jutsu , me encanto el primer y de momento ultimo capitulo que hiciste .El dibujo una pasada.
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:iconevilshara:
Q molonnnnnn x3
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:icondarlynmeyer:
darlynmeyer Apr 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
yo quiero yo quieroooo
has pensado alguna ves en hacer un signo un simbolo un simple dibu pa un tatuaje O.O

yo quiero uno de los grafitis que salen O.O en mi por mi tobillo :P
simpre he querido uno alli, uno que sea como manilla

bue no se si me hago entender, el hecho es que te quedo de 10
:+fav:
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:icondavidstrife:
Jaja, pues sí que molaría hacer un diseño de tatuaje, aunque no sé si encontraría gente dispuesta a hacérselo XD

En fin, muchas thanks!
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:icondarlynmeyer:
darlynmeyer Apr 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
wiiii yo me haria uno
pero si tuviera dinero

si lo subes a DA
puede que lo baje y ps lo imprima
y decirle al señor que quiero ese tatu de la hojita =3
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:icondavidstrife:
De todos modos, no creo que mis diseños sean mejores que los que te ofrezca un tatuador XD
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:icondarlynmeyer:
darlynmeyer Apr 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
yo creo que si ^^
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Kahmira Apr 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
even thought you didn't do all the shading you usually do, i love this! i think it's very bold and the perspective makes this amazing!
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:icondavidstrife:
Very thanks! As you can see, I've focused more in the perspective and composition :)
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