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Hiro Protagonist: Snow Crash by IzzyMedrano Hiro Protagonist: Snow Crash by IzzyMedrano
It was time to take another shot at some of my favorite characters in literature. It's so crazy to see how far I've come since I first tackled these subjects! Here I am trying to get attention for some potential film work. We'll see if these get me any nibbles. *fingers crossed*
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NamelessNuthyng Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
I just started the book today, and I'm loving it so far. It's great to see such amazing illustrations of the characters! 
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LetMeMakeArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, absolutely correct!
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Artist
A fellow fan!  I had a friend buy my prints and take them to his SEVENEVES event for him to sign.  She said he really loved them!  I about died.
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LetMeMakeArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cool, man!
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Xeroking Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yo IzzyMedrano , you ever consider doing him wearing the motorcycle get up? I'm STRONGLY considering cosplaying the character, and I'm curious how you think he'd look!
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Artist
Sorry for the late response.  I hadn't thought about it, but it's a good idea, I had some stuff in mind the last time I read through SnowCrash.  I'll think about it!  Stay tuned. :D
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Gamiel Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Great vision of Hiro
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ElementalB Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great depiction! I am reading this right now and your rendering of Hiro is just what I imagined. 
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks very much!  I'm super glad you enjoyed him. :)
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:iconschoenfe:
Schoenfe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Uniquely stunning
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tetrid Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the coolest concept art I've ever seen.
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if I've commented here or not, but this is one of the best takes on Hiro I've seen yet. This would be a great design for a movie or mini-series. 
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LBAMagic Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic. love the neon fx. :) (Smile) 
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work.
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aswarp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Hiro illustration out there!
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axisofadorable Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome. perfect hiro. :P
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:iconkaoskid1:
Kaoskid1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Why does he look like Eka Darville?
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Because you know who that is and made a connection. 
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Kaoskid1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Eka Darville? Power Rangers RPM? Spartacus Blood and Sand? This Guy:www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Ek…
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Artist
Oh, man.  Now that I see him, I have NO idea how you could confuse the two.  Their only similarity is a bit of wildness in the hair.  
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Kaoskid1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Maybe it's just me, then. My apologies.
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radikhal-ed Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Really fantastic.  How long did this take you?  
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artist
A couple of days. :D
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radikhal-ed Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I'd really love a print of this and YT.  Do you sell prints or would you be opposed of me taking the original downloaded file to Staples and printing a copy to hang in my cubicle? XD
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artist
I can post a high res to a printing site for you, if you are serious.  Usually when people request I end up posting something and nothing happens. lol!
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DeadSuperHero Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Deliverator! <3
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone's gonna play Hiro it should be Daniel Dae Kim
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Hiro is only half Korean.  However, I think Daniel would kill the role.
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If he does that skin thing Robert Downey Jr did in Tropic Thunder then he'll definitely own it for sure
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Artist
Hahahaha,  Sadly, I was thinking the same thing.  There has to be a solid halfy actor out there though!  Somewhere?!
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you know what they say about needles and haystacks
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palorwolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the colour choice and the whole image reminds me a Shadowrun and the fun of that game with riggers and street samurais! :)
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draighnean Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Will Smith is cast ... of course!
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Xedarix Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
wow, really, this Snow Crash works are amazing, I'll faint XDXDXD
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Vongchild Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome! I love the neon and the detailing on his visor. Did you have a specific actor in mind when you drew this, like you did for the YT piece? 
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artist
For this one, I tried to nail the racial description.  It was very hard to get the two different elements to mesh in recognizable ways.  I really don't know who'd I'd cast for Hiro. :(
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Winter-Drift Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Stellar
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Lupina24 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sweeeet. I love this take on Hiro. it's very balanced between the gritty and sleek, laid back but almost intimidating presence with a touch of the cyber. His hair, you earn win just for his hair. Well done
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Morgan-Skye Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Some one finally got him right!!
Phenomenal book.... one of my favorites.
Great work.
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tracyhaynes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Just started reading the book. Love it. This is an outstanding render of Hiro.
Hats off to you, sir!

TH
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roaet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Oh please can I get a print of this!
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artofsdot Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work mane!
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willbig13 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
This is exactly how I pictured him. Great work.
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YTcyberpunk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting is AWESOME. Love Hiro's goggles. I like the clothes, love the added touch of the beads, and the face is definitely Hiro.
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gensanity Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cool goggles
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NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome.
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protoPrimus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the book. Love the art.
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muadib79 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh yeah, Hiro practices Kenjutsu not Kendo. Kendo is a demanding sport version of Kenjutsu, which is the actual fighting art. But your work is awesome nonetheless.
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artist
I know. I never implied he practiced Kendo. :) Thanks!
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muadib79 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Cool! Any particular actor you had in mind when you did that?
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