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Charles J. Shaffer - younger days by oomizuao Charles J. Shaffer - younger days by oomizuao
Because once upon a time, Charles too was young :o :XD:

Figured it was about time I gave him a proper design regarding how he looked like when he was younger - I mean, I've previously drawn him looking like an old man even though he was supposed to be drawn as a kid. And seeing how people usually aren't born old and gray, that had to change with Charles too :faint:
I think how he looks like at this particular age might be more interesting to share with you guys though, seeing how it does kinda show more how much Charles and Spike really resemble one another (I bet Spike wouldn't be too thrilled if he knew though :p ).

myep. I guess that's all I had to say about this for now :1 

(here's a doodle of Charles in his more recognisable, older form - just for comparison I guess ;) (instagram link -->… )

art and character (C) Elise Marie Syvertsen / oomizuao 2017
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Blue-Ape Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017   Traditional Artist
Awesome job
Doberman987 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I like it.
MikaelSzarek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Evry1 says like cool, I say HaF
FoxTailsGua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool Love 
nopparuj Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
KibiKitty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student General Artist
I have a question about Charles. I've always wondered if he harbors this sick, twisted, love/hatred for Spike because he secretly reminds him of his father, Jeremy. I've always got the impression that even though Charles has pedophillic tendencies, his relationship with his brother plays a role in how he sees and treats Spike. Dunno, just a theory. Are we ever gonna see a little more of Jeremy?
BlizzHusky15 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The resemblance :0
Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see the connection of the two characters now ... !
unholyghost842 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Wow he looks a lot like spike.. Damn that wolf.. 
Jackburned Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am in love with his expression <3
regiT14 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
SaitirWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist
Glad to see you are drawing a lot about spike lately :) 
TenshiHarmonia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
You know, it's getting hard to hate Charles when you keep making him look so disturbingly handsome. But I guess that his good-look and the way he can so easily deceive the people around him are also part of what makes him so despicably enthralling as a character...
Domus-Vocis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My God, even as a young man Charles is as intimidating and disturbed as he is in the "SPIKE" story. From his eyes, frown and hair alone you can see how much Spike resembles him. *shudders* Cannot wait to read more of "SPIKE" in the future~!
Katrla Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
I love this! Even if it's just a quick sketch, I feel like it captures his personality very well. He does look a lot like Spike, but when I did a comparison I saw a few things different.… 

I think the most noticeble is the eyes and expression. With Spike I see a lot of distrust and he is angry and frustrated with both the world and himself. Also the little glimse of sorrow thats more or less always in his eyes. 
I don't really see that in Charles. I feel like his eyes already cooled and have become cold at this age. It's a very calculated expression, and he is clearly displeased and probably mad, but it doesn't reveal much about what he thinks. I feel like he could show this expression even when his inside is a raging firestorm of anger, because he keeps his head cool. A very dangerous man, you never know what goes on inside his head. 

All this might just be in my own head though. Maybe it's because we know so much about the character already, so it becomes very easy to connect what be believe them to feel, and not so much whats really there. Who knows? 
killeras58585858 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Looks more similar to Spike than his father.
Pracias Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is likely that he is Spike's father. :o (Eek) 
TraexLeThrace Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Interface Designer
wow *0*
nekoshit Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh wow this is amazing **
AlishaTano Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
o_o Spike would definitely not be happy to know that he actually looks similar to that guy. Hopefully he never finds out!
AnimaDragonLibra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
It's too bad Charles feels so much angst. He sure is cute.
Leon45 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
oohh wow spike and he look alike, wow. i wounder if we get to see a peek in to his past and see what made him who he is in the story.  humm i love Spikes story, butt oddly i'd like to see the story behind Charles. even monsters have stores on how they became monsters.
Lead-With-Love Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Did Charles give Spike the jacket he is wearing? The jacket looks like Spike's.
Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
He looks menacing, even though.....
Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
even then*
MylittleRosie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
He looks like this redneck kid I was dating...
Man you're amazing at character designs!
SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Following you on Instagram now! Younger Charles looks so different than how I'm used to seeing him! Looks good though!
BaneOfEvil1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
red-mohawk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Spike would probably shoot my brain out if I said, "Hey, is this you?"

It's actually kinda scary they look so much like alike in this age range. Though, I wonder if similar trauma happened to Charles when he was younger.
Livi-Livered Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're an incredibly talented artist, Elise. 
Ziimou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Whoa, it's neat seeing young Charles :0 (even though he's a horrible person) 

honestly, I think it would be interesting to see more on him when he was Spike's age, what he went through at that age and all that. 
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