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 Richter Belmont Custom by django-red  Richter Belmont Custom by django-red
I always thought that the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night character & costume design was a failry LARGE jump from Richter in Dracula X. He pretty much goes from "Bad Ass Vampire Hunter with Come Get Some! attitude" to "Prom outfit Vampire Hunter with a Come Hither~ stare". Now, dont get me wrong Kojima's Designs and Redesigns (even if they were getting a bit stale) but COME ON. They look like two seperate people. (and yes, i know *SPOILER WARNING* he was supposed to look darker because the Dark Priest Shaft had him possesed to control the castle, but they didnt even bother changing his sprites!)
Long story short, i remedied my own problem, and merged the two outfits. I think i did ok. And i gave him the glowing cross subweapon (among others ) because that CROSS ROCKS! *best subweapon EVER*
*ahem*
Im still learning how to color so dont be too mean! hahahaha. I went a little nuts with the whites...oh well...

Done in Photoshop cs2
h pencil, micron 03 and 01 pens


"Tribute!? You Steal men's souls! and make them your slaves..."

"HOLY CROSS!!!"
*hell yes*
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jokuvaa666 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
LOL, nice mix of his outfits.
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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TheDemonskunk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is an awesome take on it, I love he inclusion of all of the subweapons on his person.

For some reason the PS1 version of the game used his old sprite - the Saturn version of the game had an updated one. Kinda weird.
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JayZeroSnake Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
TROLOLOL.

I agree. I prefer how he looked in Rondo of Blood and SOTN.
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ikydam Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't get offended but the holy water vial looks a bit like a regular water bottle, for the rest it's cool!!
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ikydam Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't get offended but the holy water vial looks a bit like a regular water bottle, for the rest it's cool!!
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Hellmouth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Funnily enough I stumbled over this: [link] and raged because they apparently HAD a sprite with the outfit in the concept art, but nooooO! they had to use Conan the Merman...
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lolmom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Got enough belts there Ricther?
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00800 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck! Nice. How does it measure up to Kojima's own merger-type ([link])..?
WHO CARES!!!
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django-red Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
WHAT THE?! When the hell did they do that?! *gapes* thats awesome! 0.0
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00800 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Man! Where have you BEAN!!
Here's the scoop.
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Simplykit Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
***now this is an image worthy of a praise!!!***:)

*S-U-P-E-R-B work my friend!!!! :)

*this image is W-I-C-K-E-D S-I-C-K!!!*i am truly impressed! ;) you are indeed gifted in the craft and therefore i adknowledge your skills as an artist!!! ;)

*first i really admire your shading skills,the light and dark control is outstanding! ;)the cloth and weapon details are uniqely created,his face is shrouded with mystery,fierceness but calmness alltogether.his structure and stance are firm and the body proportions are very well done! :)

*i personnaly like the ass kicking touches youve done,masterfully crafted my friend :) hes really fully stocked eh :D gotta love that spiky chain! :)

*you have created which most of us cannot fathom in out immagination,truly you have achieved a level that have not come to our paths yet.you have masterfully created such an image! :)

*once again i say S-U-P-E-R-B work my friend!!! ;)keep up the fantastic work!!! :)
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Mourngrim Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I have been for a while pondering about doing a Richter Cosplay...although his costume looked rather...simple...and the old richter was rather dull...but this mix you've made, it's just awesome. I think he fits more as a member of the Belmont than with his other tuxedo-like coat. If i ever do this one, i'll be sure to give you credits and pictures of the result ;p
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django-red Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure that would make me die. As in, it would be so awesome, my cerebelum wouldnt be able to take the mental and physical strain of being so happy and excited, That it would in short order explode. That said, I WOULD BE SOOO HONORED IF YOU DID!!! you have no idea! ahahah
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Kulbara Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Believe it or not, Django, they actually DID make new sprites for the SOTN Richter, but for some unknown reason stuck with the old Richter sprites.

Incredible job! Perfect style, perfect attitude for him!

BTW, have you had the chance to play Rondo of Blood? You know, the impossible to find game for the "PC-Engine" that never was available in the USA?
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django-red Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, Richters new outfit was a blue victorian...uhm...i know "trench coat" isnt the right bloody word..uhm...here:
[link]
Ta-da! hahahaha
And thank you! Ive been working alot on my coloring and shading. I've got skin pretty well down, but my clothes need some SERIOUS work before im happy with it.

Oh, and i have an idea: I think we should both come up with our own belmont, or lecarde, or graves....or morris...(damn, there where a LOT of vampire killers in castlevania) design..like our own characters, and then make a collaboration poster mock up. Sound like fun? Just tell me what you think. ^_^
I'd be honored to work with you!
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raindrop-alley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
eeeeeee~

'perhaps the same could be said of all religions..'

'your words are as empty as your soul...'

and then drac 'had at him'
xDDDDD

anyway, yea. so uhm...
xD
this is awesome. i honestly liked his long hair, just because Kojima's thing with that is amazing, but i liked his old outfit. (wasnt his new one somekind of tunic? wtf? xD)

i love this though, its awesome. his colors are great, and that cross -is- ultimate xD

also, his skin? amazing. youre getting the hang of this in a major way.

id say you have it honestly xD

(also, i havent forgotten about your Sith, the pen mouse is being wonky, so ill get to it once its functioning again~)
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SeiShiBella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
This is quite good, a nice progress! Do you use prisma markers or all digital?
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SeiShiBella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Apparently I am stupid and can't read...LOL...I've been trying to figure out how to do the coloring in photoshop without it looking cheesy...any suggestions or tips? I have examples of my attempts in my scrap bucket
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django-red Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah Now, now..no scolding oneself young lady! I've only just learned to color in PS myself, but ive learned a few things : Use the brush tool, set the opacity to about 20, and paint in lots of strokes. Also it helps to have at least three shades for everton 1 color you apply. So have your base color, your shadow (darker) base color, and your Highlight (lighter) base color. So in the case of blue, i had my regular blue a Very dark blue, and a Very dark (almost white) blue. Then just apply it in a way that looks right to you. If it looks rough when your putting it down, try using more shades. Lastly, once all of your colors are down, use the blur tool (at a low-ish setting) and mix your colors with that. There are other methods, but thats pretty much the simplest. Good luck! ^_^
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SeiShiBella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Most wonderous! Oh I was wondering if you were interested in doing any projects? My boyfriend, David, contacted you about doing some concept sketches for his book...that's how i found your site...Would you have the time for something like that?

[link]
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django-red Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I would LOVE to work on such a project, though i must admit i know almost nothing about it. Nor do i know whether i am expected to donate my artwork, or be payed for my services...I sent him an email a bit ago regarding the matter, but it's possible it got screwed up over the wire. (myspace is infamous for..well...sucking...-_-) Do you know what the book is about?
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SeiShiBella Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
The best way I'd say is to contact David via e-mail: comacritical@hotmail.com

He can give you more detailed information as far as what he is looking for and story wise. He needs someone to do concept sketches for characters in his book. As far as donation or payment, that is something you'd have to figure out as the artist. :dance:
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