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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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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's' a very cool power to manipulate the paint from spray cans into scythes  !!!!
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:iconedackxion:
EdackXion Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
woo
q bien te ha quedado O_O
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:iconsirow:
sirow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
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:
evilshara Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Q molonnnnnn x3
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:icondarlynmeyer:
darlynmeyer Featured By Owner 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:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
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 Featured By Owner 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:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
De todos modos, no creo que mis diseños sean mejores que los que te ofrezca un tatuador XD
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:icondarlynmeyer:
darlynmeyer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
yo creo que si ^^
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:iconkahmira:
Kahmira Featured By Owner 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:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Very thanks! As you can see, I've focused more in the perspective and composition :)
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:iconkyutei:
kyutei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oye... Lo del título era broma... xD

Al final cómo lo arreglaste?
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Creía que iba a perder muchos datos no guardados, pero resulta que lo único que no guardé fue el título :)
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:iconkyutei:
kyutei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Buah! Sólo por eso no te dejaba guardar? O hiciste Screens?
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
No hice screens, simplemente cerré Photoshop sin guardar. Lo que pasa es que había guardado más a menudo de lo que pensé, y sólo había perdido el nombre...
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:iconartlover09:
artlover09 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
awsome pic!!!!!
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Very thanks!
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:iconsifil:
SifiL Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
esta genial.
Me alegro de que no lo convirtieras en un villano.
De todas formas en serio esta genial, y tienes razón en que el estilo menos realista pega más con el juego. ^^ Suerteeee
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Jeje, thanks!
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:iconsifil:
SifiL Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
u r wellcome ;)
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:iconx-de3pwater-x:
x-De3pWaTer-x Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW

I actually was going to something nearly the same....

now it's taken :(
Nice job by the way.... you really have a chance to win.
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
The graffiti designs are very common in the game, you still can try something similar :)

Well, thanks!
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:iconsiry-hatake:
Siry-Hatake Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
O: Rlz!!! Me gusta la idea del personaje y lo de hacer magia con la pintura xD
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Yup, a ver si acabas el tuyo!
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:iconcanyoubleedlikeme:
CanYouBleedLikeMe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
El personaje y sus ataques son muy originales, a ver si ganas!
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Gracias! Las participaciones ya se cuentan por miles, va a ser difícil, jeje...
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:iconphobialia:
phobialia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
DDD: Cada día me sorprendes más hombre de dios!
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Entonces cumplo mi objetivo :)
Thanks!
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:iconlord-khaneeda:
Lord-Khaneeda Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
I think it looks effing awesome... great work
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Hey, thanks!
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:iconbellskirt:
BellsKirt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Es original, la gente no suele (y me incluyo) dibujar personajes que no pertenezcan a la raza caucásica o como mucho aria (por mucho que les pongan nombre japoneses, a mi no me engañan XD)
Las sombras así de plano quedan muy bien, junto con la sombra del suelo queda un efecto muy focal^^
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Hmmm... es un tema curioso. Muchísima gente dibuja estilo manga, y diría que (mayormente) sólo tiene una raza... o más bien sólo una etnia humana. Porque elfos hay a montones XD

En fin, thanks!
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:iconarkiniano:
Arkiniano Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Una idea muy original, el diseño, los colores y el tipo de coloreado me parecen un acierto porque estan muy acorde con el juego, por otro lado la cabeza y el cuello parecen un poco "desencajados" (quizá sea por efecto del jersey), de todas formas me parece un diseño muy bueno, creo que con este dibujo tienes más posibilidades de ganar todavia que con el anterior. Mucha suerte :D
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Sip, la ropa tan ancha produce efectos bastante raros, y encima con esa postura...
Puedo decir que antes estaba mucho peor, pasé bastante tiempo intentando corregirlo, y lo que podéis ver es lo mejor que llegué a conseguir U_U

En fin, thanks!
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:iconfrostypuppy:
FrostyPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist
Wow, more awesome concept art! How can the others hope to compete? ;p
But seriously, awesome work man, and this more cartoony style does indeed fit the idea much better ^_^
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Hehe, there are thousands of participants, will be hard!

Anyways, very thanks :)
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:iconfrostypuppy:
FrostyPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist
But your art and concept is just amazing and unique, Im sure you'll make it to the tops, just like you aced the anthro contest ;p
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thanks! We'll know it the May 2nd :)
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:icontako-sama:
Tako-sama Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
Que chulo, me encanta el ataque, yo también quiero aprender XDD
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Y yo, pero mis botes de spray ya no tienen ni boquillas XD
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
A este chico lo conozco yo ^w^
(y claro, teniendo en cuenta su historia anterior, tampoco podría imaginármelo malo...).
Mola lo que puede hacer con sus sprays, eso de la forma del escorpión le da una composición muy chula a la imagen :D
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
WhaaaaT? Lo conocías? O_O
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Sips ^^ (o al menos, conozco uno que se la parece mucho XD)
No es este cierto graffitero que se encontró con un skater en el parque de patinaje y acabaron montando una buena? Espero que mi memoria no me falle, me divertí mucho con esa historia ^w^
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Jaja, parece que lo conoce más gente de la que creí! (Debería pensar en retomarlo)
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Pues estaría bastante bien que lo retomases ni que fuera un poquitín, a mí me dejaste con las ganas ^^
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Wow... pues sí que tendría que intentar algo por ello... a ver si saco tiempo!
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:iconmarendins:
marendins Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Bien dicho!! A ver con qué nos sorprendes :D
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:iconinnocenceshiro:
InnocenceShiro Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wala!!!Esta realmente impresionante!!!Me encanta *w*
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:icondavidstrife:
DavidStrife Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Muchas thanks!
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:iconinnocenceshiro:
InnocenceShiro Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada x3 :hug:
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