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October 2018 Patreon's Choice - Gex
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Published: October 31, 2018
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Near the start of the year, I opened up a Patreon as a means to create cool content for people that pledge for it.  I still have a small number of patrons at the moment, but the contributions meant a lot and I made sure to get them involved in every reward in their respective tier.  One that I had out for those that pledge $1 (the Wumpa Fruit tier) would be to get together and pick which of my daily sketches I should turn into a fully-colored image.  This is the result of those Patron responses!

Original sketch: Click!
Day 270 - Gex
Sketched on September 27th 2018

This year's celebrity line-up for the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing - in which those in America know it better as the format they took and re-named Dancing with the Stars - had Danny John-Jules among 14 others taking to the dancefloor with a professional partner, aiming to impress in ballroom and Latin dance disciplines.  Most people know him as the Cat from Red Dwarf, but for me, he portrayed Gex in the UK dub for Deep Cover Gecko - and that was a huge deal for me to sketch the character out 2 days before the show's first elimination!  Obviously this outfit is loosely based on the disco outfit he wore in the Rezopolis level in Enter the Gecko, which is already a homage to John Travolta's flashy white outfit in Saturday Night Fever - but I wanted to make it feel more like a suit rather than relying on 90s polygons...!

As for Danny's progress in the competition - as of posting the image, he's among the 10 remaining celebrities, and even got the series' first 10 from one of the judges after doing a fun aviator themed jive in week 5!  I'm wishing him all the best!

The current patrons will also decide on the October 2018... Inktober-piece-turned-colored-image, apparently... and you could also decide on November 2018 and future months if you join the Patreon page!  Check it out, see what I have to offer and go nuts x)

Gex is a platforming franchise created by Crystal Dynamics, with the IP now belonging to Square Enix for some reason. I drew this!
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TheRandomGirlXDStudent General Artist
Awesome! :D
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"S'cuse Me While I Tail-Whip This Guy!!"

Gotta admit, being an American, I'm more acustom to Dana Gould's portrayal. But I have heard Jules' portrayal (thanks YouTube and Nitro Rad!), and it's not bad at all either...
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Aw that's cool!~ I imagine if Danny John Jules saw this, he'd be so pleased!~ XD
Lovely work drawing Gex, Bev!~ ^^
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He actually saw the original sketch when I put it out on Twitter!
twitter.com/dannyjohnjules/sta…

No doubt I’d do the same when I post updates on Patreon this week too x)
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Aw that's brilliant!~ X)
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