A pirate walks into a bar, and the bartender asks him, "How did you your peg leg?" "A shark bit it off." "How'd you get your hook hand?" "Lost my hand in a fight." "How'd you get the eyepatch" "Well, a seagull pooped on my eye, and it was the first day with the hook..."
Spectacular, and yet also concerning. For the simple fact it caused a colleague to remark 'he reminds me of you', so apparently I remind people of a rather freaky ninja, fantastic. Oh well it's a career path I suppose XD
Anyway I love this guy, his design is a good portrayal of a dark and twisted fighter. Whilst there's certainly a fair share of cliche additions to achive the look, it's nice to see he hasn't been overloaded to a point where the quest to make him cause unease doesn't hover on the ridiculous.
I like his head, it's been constructed so well, all the features sit so perfectly togther. The jet black eye laced with scars, and the demon teeth are two cliches I mentioned earlier but they fit with the whole look so can be forgiven. The hair and headband however a favourite, it all looks so crazy, clearly his not a fan of hairbushes or styling and so that sintantly earns him much love from me. Whilst the sideways headband is slightly comical in it's ridiculousness it does define his face in his own way. Which is an accomplishment in any anime as peoples faces always tend to be so very similar and unimaginative. Btw the drool is just lovely, really as if the whole semi-psychotic expression wasn't enough the evil grin with drool literally hanging on adds a very 'elegant' touch.
The standout point however is the hands, simply no way around it. I love what you've done with them, because while they are an extension of an existing idea (hands as physical weapons) you've not resorted to the usual sharp nails or metal claws. His fingers actually forming into this strange quasi nail-claw like state is a stroke of genius and really quite twisted. I wonder if they are permanently in this state or can be controlled, ala wolverine and his spring loaded claws, or he can mold his finger sinto tha shape. Regardless they are certainly creepy and an oppenents would certainly find them off-putting, the human anatomy just isn't meant to do that haha
On his body as a whole I like that his not overly muscular, he shares the same level of muscle as myself in fact (which may explain said colleaugues comments but I doubt it due to lack of seeing me in the nip ). But being of that level I can relate to what his capable of, people underestimate you if you look less than strong, but more often than not you suprise people with exactly how strong you are. I suspect he favours speed in a fight, but is certainly capable of delivering strong attacks. I also notice the tatoo on his back, which reminds me of Red Dragon somewhat. The circular parts resemble horns, but I can only guess without seeing more. Still leaves something to the imagination.
On the whole I really like this guy. I can visualise his movements, particularly in a fight. His expression, slouching stance, physcial mass, they all give a very good idea of what actions he is capable of, and how he would look performing them. Incidentally I notice the imposed symbol on top of the picture, I may have asked before but can't recall. What is it's relevance, a name, organisation? Or is that something I shall have to wait to discover.
Haha! Someone was around when you looked at this? XDD My that's hilarious! My friend just pointed at him and stated "RAPIST." so I just hope your colleague doesn't have the same mindset. XD
Sometimes I love to add something just so predictable in designs.. it's almost like making a sad sad classic but with something awesome to offset it.
There was an old joke about Yashiho hating to bathe actually.. I'm kind of miffed now that I never followed up on that with a comic or something earlier.. so your gathering on him disliking hairbrushes would certainly fall into that category. I find the parting of his hair over his face to be possibly the best 'maniac/psycho' feature to him - and I could have easily not thought of it! I never thought a couple locks of hair in a particular way could ever make such a difference. He's proud of his fine grace I'll have you know. XD
The hands are a bit of a personal disgust, and I'm glad most people feel the same way. Fingernails just wouldn't hold up in strength (plus their filthiness is just too much imo) and metal claws... still too cliche for me! It was always a joke for myself and a few friends to describe the freakiest fictional person possible, and there'd always be the hands - long, freaking scary fingers. It grosses me out so much.. I do love a good sickly twist though!
Skinny yet toned huh? I'm sure you're not anywhere close to eight feet tall though. XD I had also thought of the Red Dragon tattoo, and was half-thinking of whether I should give him a bigger full-back tattoo.. but as much as I like details, I'd know I'd regret it come the days where I would have to draw him in the comic over and over.
Aye, I like him too for his gruesomeness.. I really would never like to meet him, but I'm proud to own him. XD As for the symbol-y japanese on the corner.. there's no secret. Simply it translates roughly into "narshiryan" haha! I was never meant to be in japanese.
I was at uni when i first saw it some time ago, writing some stuff up with a group buddy next to me when he saw it. Great so in particular, I remind people of a creepy looking rapist, now I have a solid reason for my lack of a girlfriend XD
Definately, and you do it so well in all the pieces you produce. That little something extra breathes new life into the old.
Well thats where we differe it would seem, I know the joys of a nice hit bath, especially when coming back from an exercise where you've doen nothing but crawl around in mud getting shot at haha The hair is a small but nice touch certainly, I guess somethings are jst stumbled across. It seems rather hilarious we should associate a term such as grace with him as well
Not ALL fingernails are filthy, just those belonging to evil villains. Aye metal claws are all a bit too bleh. The long freaky fingers thing must be weird by most peoples standards because those I know find it a rather creepy feature of people. Have to say not much grosses me out, the things I've seen in film studies have traumatised me so muhc I'm immune now haha
Eight feet? Blimey, maybe if I wore stilts or used a step ladder. Blimey imagine what he would look like standing next to you, that'd be hilarious..I mean him being so tall, not you being so short, not that your short, I urr, umm...where did this hole come from,a nd why am I holding a shovel XD
I'd love to fight him, would be interesting to pit myself against someone that looks like he does, and if he fights as I suspect he does it would be a fascinating experience, truly a challenge. I;m sure you'll be a Japanese whiz once your in the land of the rising sun making rad mangas
Bath? Bubbles? XD I think I must have been a baby since I had an actual bath.. showers. DOn't get any weird conclusions on that one.
No, but long fingernails are always filthy! Especially on men. *shudders* Mine are all grand from being a stable-lady.. you can't get much done trying to keep your nails from chipping. Yeah, I'd think I'm fairly close to immunity in that sense.. I guess that's why I strive for originality.. I'm just so tired of seeing everything else. Cliches can be fun though time-to-time.
You said blimey twice, and I haven't said "eh" once yet - you're living up your roots better than me. XD Well his partner is only 5'0" so that's the same again. It looks quite ridiculous and a little alarming. Short nonetheless, don't bother!
Haha! That'd be a spectacular sight indeed. I don't think I'd ever fancy living in Japan.. visit, for sure, I love travel, but it would be a little too much to live there. XD
'Don't get any weird conclusions on that one' that's like telling my imagination to go rampant with thought on making conclusions. Only yourself to blame for that XD
*Looks at fingernails* Mine aren't filthy D: Then again their not long either. Immune? The things I saw on my film degree, you know the films nasty when people leave the room 3 minutes in. 'The Horror, the horror...'
Haha I'm normally not quite so British. I can't wait to see them as a pairing then, should be quite the interesting mix-up. Would it make a difference if I said that you being small just makes you all the more unique and rad? XD
I'm sure it would be interesting for you in the regards of me getting my arse handed to me XD I don't know I quite always fancied getting a place outside the major cities in Japan, in amongst the more quite areas, their equivelant to the countryside I guess. But yeah I shall definately visit there at somepoint.
It made perfect sense!...and thats what worries me. I just tend to think the real scenery is in the countryside, also the peace and serene sounds you hear. I love to walk through heads or the like, close my eyes and just listen, bliss. I make a mission of learning a foreign language before I go abroad, it's only polite I find, but then I still shout in English very loudly due to my national heritage XD