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*
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
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