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Zaphod Beeblebrox by merriya Zaphod Beeblebrox by merriya
The Ex-Galactic President and the Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe. (From the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams :love: ).

I just don't have the heart to throw this into the scraps XD, not right away! (It's Zaphod!!)

And I can't let the excuse"Too hard to draw!" stop me anymore. I now realize, he's actually quite fun to draw! :evillaugh::ohnoes:

I decided to borrow some things from the Movie version of him. I really like the BBC TV version too, but the ditzier movie look suits him better. The clothes I had to make up ofcourse (except for the shorts, those I sort of stole from the movie)

Man, I now have this urge to draw his entire wardrobe... (Unwatch me now if you wish to remain sane)
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dobbyluv2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
thats awesome
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evilgenius3984 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I love Zaphod, but I still can't get over the brain thing... :eyepopping:
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FieryandFrosty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
This is the best Zaphod pic I've seen in... years! :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Thanks :D
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akari-rainbow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMFG IT'S ZAPHOD!!! :D I LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! :D
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Bowie-Spawan Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How the hell did I miss this? Was I MIA at the time? XD
:love:
Goood, I have such a crush on Zaphod, he's totally awesome X3
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Azedarach Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Zaphod!
"Hey, this is cool, kid, real cool."
^^ Very nice job.
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merriya Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
:dance: Yay! Thank you :)
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hinitsu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
I love his clothing he looks like rocker to me >u<
Ah if I could have clothes like thos *except shorts weather is too cold *
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merriya Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
:giggle: Thank you!
(it's already spring here, i miss the cold)
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:iconmasquerading-sanity:
masquerading-SANITY Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
oh my god you made him gay!
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:iconmerriya:
merriya Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I think gay guys know how to dress decently :D NOT LIKE THIS.
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masquerading-SANITY Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
lol
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Remmirath-ML Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is without a doubt the best depiction of Zaphod I've seen. I really his expressions, too. :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
:XD: Thank you so much!
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Lyeekha Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
..it's... it's Zaphod. Precisely. Like he walked straight out my brain and onto the screen. Exactly how I saw him, except he had brown hair to me, but minor details! :heart:
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merriya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Wow, thank you! I'm always so happy to know when a character turns out the way people imagine him/her/it to be!! Especially in this case... trying to draw the awesomeness that is Zaphod Beeblebrox can be quite a challenge :D!
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888erkan888 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
MAAANN Thats Zaphod alright!! You captured that self-loving grin in he´s face so well...and those clothes! This is what Zaphod should have looked like in the movie!!

Is that a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster he´s holding?
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merriya Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Wow, yeah, that's a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster alright! And I agree, his wardrobe in the movie was a bit too conservative :D (for Zaphod, that is).
Thanks for the awesome comment!
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imberantiel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's awesome :XD: love the colors :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
:D Thank you so much (for the fav too!)
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imberantiel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome :D
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OutOfTheOrange Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Oh man, this is amazing! I love that book, even though I didn't quite get to finish it. I really really like your rendition of him. What did you use to color this, copics?
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merriya Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Thank you! :dance: Copics? I wish! :faint: These are Sakura water color markers? Colors turned out to be too saturated and watery for my liking, I thought this was a great opportunity to use them!

I hope you get to finish the books! They're insanely entertaining!
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OutOfTheOrange Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh really? They look great, though. The colors, I mean.
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Schizoid-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Douglas Adams is a genius, I loved the book!
You really have the skill to capture characters' true nature! And yeah, cool clothing XDD
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thank you so much!! :love:

Yeah Douglas Adams is a genius! I used to think that several time while reading the books! X3
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ShoyruIce Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Student General Artist
worst dressed. you got that right!
I love the way your brain works :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
Thanks! :D

Yeah, my brain... me too. it works oh, so rarely!
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JawadSparda Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
pretty cool though love the coloring :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
:D Thank you!
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg omg ommmgggg :iconomgextremeplz:

:rofl: ahahahah He's Perfectly Zaphod!! XD

*I love the leg warmers >w< heehee...
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Perfectly Zaphod!!!! YAY! I take it you've read the books :3.

Thank youuuu!
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< only the first one...long ago.. It was soo funny :giggle:

heehee...dry British humor...hahah...
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MistressLegato Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
XD The colours! how fabulous!
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
XDD yeeah! Thank you!
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KazeKasai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Student
XD It looks so awesome! :D :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
:blowkiss: Thanks!!
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Zimmette Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe someone out there drew him. :XD:

You did an awesome job though! :D
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thank you so much :love: I love this guy! :XD: just procrastinated a lot when it came to drawing him, didn't want o get him wrong or something XD;
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Cherille Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Ehehe! XD I haven't read the book... only seen the movie... o.o This one is so cool!! XDD
I like those strong colours! *w*
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Thank yoouu :love: I highly recommend the books, They're so much fun and very imaginatively written!
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Cherille Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
No problemo... :glomp: :D Hmm... Maybe one day... I'm a lousy reader... XDD
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GreenofSpades Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Bwahahahaha....aaah.
This is really pretty refreshing seeing the idiotic so completely off attempts at Zaphod. This is so much more him than anything I've seen on DA in a long while, especially since the movie came out.
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Thank you so much! I'm so flattered to know he turned out Zaphod-ish. I always knew I had this innate ability to draw a frood, hip Zaphod, but was too intimidated by the grandiose thought XD!

Yeeah, I hated what they did with his second head in the movie :( (and the silly fan art that ensued!)

(I love your icon by the way!)
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GreenofSpades Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
I'm glad you were able to tell I wasn't insulting you with that first sentence XD totally forgot to put "after" before "seeing." XD
You're drawing is just so..perfectly him, you should draw him again if you ever get the urge to, haha. :D

I was so annoyed with the movie...I just can't stand movies that don't stick to the books. Especially with character design like that. It irks me that directors and their crew think they can do better than the amazingly popular stories like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. People love'em for a reason - why change it so terribly?

(Thank you!! :lol: )
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merriya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
XD Oh don't worry, I often( i.e Every second comment) make such mistakes. So it's totally understandable.

*now has an ego that might be able to rival Zaphod's :drunk:*

I sort of had a feeling the movie would be like that, and fully prepared myself to see the book being butchered to pieces.... but even then I wasn't prepared enough D:
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GreenofSpades Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
hehehe


Yeah I didn't think the movie would be all that great. But still....how could they have gone so wrong?!
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