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Kojo Promo by nicholaskole Kojo Promo by nicholaskole
And now we come to the end of the semester...the last assignment for Shanth Enjeti's 'Character Creation': Take and tweak two of your previous designs and place the two characters in an environment. This felt SO GOOD. I am SO excited to be doing full pieces again, I can't even tell you. It's been so long just doing head-on characters that I have really been longing to get my teeth into something more compositional and narrative. (Next semester will rock for those reasons). Anyways, I'm really pleased with how this came out...it was a long fight to get it there through the conceptual sketch phase (up on my blog: [link]) But I'm really happy with the outcome. I happen to like it with the text (slapping that title on at the very end was extremely satisfying), but a textless version will be up on my blog as well! I'm not sure what the future holds for Kojo, besides punching monsters naturally, but I really hope y'all enjoy this piece! I will miss this class dearly...
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oliverillustration Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
applause! well done. I dig this piece and look forward to watching your work. I'll be taking notes on it as well. Super inspiring!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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:iconthe-mighty-m:
the-mighty-m Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
wow, freaky and original! cool monster design!
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:iconsuolan:
suolan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow,really awesome work!~
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional
Brilliant.
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
may i use this in a game or story
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
how do you mean?
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
i want to use the picture as inspiration in a story and in an dnd campaign as a creature
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
go for it!
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
thanks
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
So cool. I'm a big fan of stubby little prolegs :D .
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:iconfuturekubik:
Futurekubik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
This is great! I love monsters that defy the expected dimensions, number of limbs (if any) and appendages!
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:iconyour-fathers-belt:
your-fathers-belt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Gosh i love this name..
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha. Whoah...um...thanks. I love your work! :D
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:iconn-c-s:
N-C-S Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Dude what class is this? I want that class too!
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:iconriceandeggs:
RiceandEggs Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
DAYYYUUMMM. Just Damn.

-b
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:iconstarearo:
starearo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
What a unique design o: That mouth is terrifying.
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:iconpokriktiger:
pokriktiger Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
dude this is just too awesome!
Im definitely a fan of ur work! :D
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:iconos9:
OS9 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
AH MAN
That monster over there
GIF <3

You keep on your good work, please <3
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
GIF? :)
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:iconos9:
OS9 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Internet slang for "give"/"give me" XD
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks! :D
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:iconqrowdad:
qrowdad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing, very cinematic.
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Incognegro65 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
I love this!!!!!!
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DSil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Wild! I like the contrast between clumps of detail and expanses of form, in the creature and the composition.
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:iconpug-in-the-mug:
Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
what the hell is that thing...its look like a big acarian
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Daniel-Ramirez Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
chingon estilo .
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:icongegeledoux:
gegeledoux Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
MAGNIFICO !!! VERY SRONG !!!!
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:iconoversound:
oversound Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
now that's an ugly bitch...
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:iconlequark:
LEQUARK Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Japanese prints as ... colors, monster like kappa, scratchs....
very poetic illustration.
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Pitifloyter Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
peeerfect!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this here: [link]

:heart:
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Splatterpus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Oh, wow. I wish I were feeling a little more articulate so that I could tell you why and how much I like this, but I'm not, so I'll settle with wow wow wow wow wow wow. That monster's mouth is also fascinating to stare at and try to figure out.
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MaraTuna Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That... is a truly awful looking creature.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the changes you made to Kojo and the baby! The yellow helps them show up better, the shape of the braids is more interesting, and the baby's tattoo is very cute! :D
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mostafa-eghbali Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
it's amazing!!!
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jenniferhom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i still love your final b/c i can sooo clearly hear you yell, "KOJO MONSTER PUNCHER!" in my head.
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GunKata Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I'm kinda getting Shadow of the Colossus flashbacks from this. What with the cool plain and tiny guy vs. huge frickin monster! thing. Awesome.
and ugh. Cause the nipplebeast reminds me of the Pale Man and I don't need THOSE particular nightmares again....

(P.S. how do his tiny stick-arms hold up those rock/shield/fist things?!?)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
magic? art? superhuman strength? they are held up by the suspension of disbelief.
:D
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art-of-rem Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
Woah, way cool concept and design!
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:iconetoli:
Etoli Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
This is fantastic! Has an almost Miyazaki-esque feel to it.
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Why, thank you!
I do love me some Miyazaki! :D
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:iconzokkili:
zokkili Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
So grotesquely awsomo
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Student Artist
This is awesome. Where do you go to school?!
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! i go to the Rhode Island School of Design!
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:iconmissushow:
MissusHow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Student Artist
Can I ask you a few questions about it? I'm going to be applying to art schools. :9
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:iconnicholaskole:
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, shoot...better yet, shoot me an email:
nkole@g.risd.edu
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student Artist
Awesome, thank you so much!
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lydario Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
i like the little bits piercing his various bodyparts

its funny, i dont really think of them as nipples... it seems more like small secondary appendages...

but i love the scenery and mood of this picture... though the style clearly says "japanese" i also am reminded of french country sides in the early morning with the mist overtaking everything

this is awesome!
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student Filmographer
And I will miss your character designs :3 However, when you make these kinds of compositions, it always rocks! :D
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