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Hero: Koku Haku by tabbykat Hero: Koku Haku by tabbykat
My entry for devart's "The World Ends With You" contest: [link]

What a strange little critter this girl turned out to be.

I have a play scheme in mind for her, based on her unusual name, but since I haven't played the damned game I have to keep my mouth shut. ;)

The blocky, heavy inking used in the example images for TWEWY was something I had to try out. I didn't get the feel of the game down, but I took a decent stab at it. You can see through the pictures of Koku Haku that I gained more confidence as I played with it.

Also, my stroke order and all that jazz sucks. Please excuse my horrific kanji!

Fullview is huge at 1213x2100 pixels. Just a warning!

EDIT: Thank you to all the people that stopped by to leave some kind words and thoughts! I really enjoyed making this character design sheet, and will likely make more in the future. I encourage everyone to go through the whole gallery for this contest. There were some real gems contributed.

Thanks for your support! I'm super flattered. =D
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:icontomytieneblas74:
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute! And I like the logo with the panda head with wings !  :clap:
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:iconcrossphantoka:
CrossPhantoka Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
KAWAII!!
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:iconkara-hikarai:
kara-hikarai Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.o so..awesome.
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:iconbayoneth:
bayoneth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
loves her fashon! X)
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:iconkouta77:
kouta77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nice, I like it
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:icongatichico:
gatichico Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
OMG i would to know how you do this i would like to do one for myself. i love it thanx you can write me to my e-mail storres20@live.com
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:iconpwned-by-twilight:
pwned-by-twilight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Looking at this, I feel like she really COULD have been in the game. The style is just breathtaking and screams individuality, just like your character... yet you still can see the similarities to the game's artwork, which is good on some notes to familiarize the character to the game's universe.

Then seeing how you played with her name to have multiple meanings to describe traits of your character was quite adorable. If you've done a followup of this character, I truly would love to see it since you didn't know how to create her fighting style at the time when you made this ^^

Also, I think I have seen this entry before, but I'm not sure why I never faved it. Well, time to fix that...
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:iconhelbarion:
HelbaRion Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, Alot of my characters wear similar outfits, I'll have to post them one day.
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:iconnewageofmrj:
newageofmrj Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Excellence.
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:iconvizardchild42:
Vizardchild42 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
She looks like she would be Reaper material but great job
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:iconoverchasm:
OverChasm Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist
The panda logo looks a lot like the one used by the Japanese clothing brand Putumayo.

But other than that, she looks awesome, and the hoodie rocks~

And although the contest happened over a year ago, I just found out about it a week or so ago. This is my favorite piece among the ten finalists~
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:iconhawkinskiarafairy:
hawkinskiarafairy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love this the contrast in colors,so hot! Her outfit is killer,i would so wear that!
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:iconcatchan2006:
catchan2006 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
What a cute hoodie! And a cute character! She's so cute!! X3
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:iconjellos1:
jellos1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Wow, this is really well done! 8D
:+fav:
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:iconnymphes:
Nymphes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
You have no idea how much this looks like it -belongs- in the game. o__o
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:iconsensia101:
sensia101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
This is the best i've seen yet!
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:iconninja-artist-zero:
Ninja-Artist-Zero Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya know, she is kind of hot and cute. It would be cool if this character was in the next game. XD
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:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist
very cute character
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:iconantiknuckles:
antiknuckles Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
interesting clothes
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:iconwelanbare:
welanbare Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
The painting is very good, I would like to ask what software you are painting? How the color? The edge of the line you have a rough outline of how a small painting from? Using the pen tool photoshop it?
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:iconmoonshard1997:
moonshard1997 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!
It's really cool!
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:iconxcozonat:
xcozonat Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Good job :)
+Fav
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:iconansemmesna:
AnsemMesna Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
On her jacket, is that a bear or a mouse? Whatever it is , it looks cute in a creepy dead way.
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:iconucilkampar:
ucilkampar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
wow really.. i played the game through and still i thought i missed a character after looking at this pic.. hahaha trully a great quality worthy of praise!

argh... thats way too stiff

great job man! freaking awesome stuff!!

ahh thats better... peace out~~!!
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:icongost4ever:
gost4ever Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
i loveeeeeeeed!!!
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:iconally2020:
ally2020 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Nice, the coloring and disign look really cool~i like the panda's :nod:
the girl is so pretty-- i this was a character on there i would so chose this one~~
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:iconbmanschiro:
bmanschiro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
I have to say, she would've made a great main character. You drew her really great, I mean, it looks like you cut it directly from a game. Especially the coloring, love it!
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:icont-ucker:
T-ucker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Adorable design~! :heart:
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:iconalphasfury:
alphasfury Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
that is beautiful. i wish she was actually in the game...
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:icondevillo:
devillo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome, great use of shadow and pose. Your inks are so fat and juicy I wanna chew on them.
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:iconnefariousuno:
NefariousUno Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
This is so cool! If I was in a video game this is what I would want to look like! I love the tall socks!
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:iconfallen-darkness92:
Fallen-Darkness92 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh man. that is nice, no lie. already got it on my favs.
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:iconifritmermaid:
Ifritmermaid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it, add it to my favorites. congratulation by the way ^^.
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:iconkobber:
kobber Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
That is awesome!

I had a quick look at this piece as i was browsing, but i felt such a regret that i didn't add it to my favourites, that i spend 20 minutes looking searching to find it again :D

i don't know why it is that i like it so, im just impressed with the style of drawing, as well as the character itself. Definately Fav'd
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:iconpiloterick:
PilotErick Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
GEEZ LOUSE WHYYYYYY?????????????
I FELL IN LOVE WITH HOKU, MAN I CAN´T BELEIVE IT.


CONGRATULATIONS

n_n >.< O_o *-* 'L'
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:icondoomsdayapocalyptic:
doomsdayapocalyptic Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008   Writer
I really like this one. Interesting character, and the colors mesh well.
Nice work! Very eye-catching.

What program did you use? I'm still using Photoshop 7-- until I can come to grips with the heavy duty Illustrator CS3.
For now, it just hurts my brain.

~Doomsday
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:iconninjachocobogirl:
ninjachocobogirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
i would sooo but that jacket if someone ever made it. =3
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:icontomica-chan:
Tomica-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
if they decide to make a jacket like it would be awesome and character is too
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:iconyasatetsa:
Yasatetsa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
It's so adorable, strong, and feminine all at the same time! Very nice entry, congrats on the win!
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:iconckt-inc:
CKT-INC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I really like the panda designs.
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:iconchiyo-sen:
Chiyo-Sen Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
She\'s so cute ^-^ amazing!
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:iconshingotm:
ShingoTM Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Totally love her concept and design ^^ Nice idea for her name and her "panda" theme. I´m glad you´re a winner in this contest because your work is trully amazing !! ^^
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:iconwybo:
wybo Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
nice!
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:iconvolcanicmind:
volcanicmind Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
cool love the whole look and colour
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:iconemodaddy:
emodaddy Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Luv it i could not do that
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:iconlostmindangel:
lostmindangel Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i look like her haha joke!:headbang:

looks cool dude!
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:iconcai-nikz:
Cai-nikz Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
So cute!XD
Congratz in making the final 10.:D
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:iconsierralatkje:
SierraLatkje Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
This is freakin awesome!
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:iconxxfuzeyxx:
XxFUZEYxX Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
really inspiring.
i hope i can get good enough to draw like you someday!!
:D
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:iconkiluu2007:
Kiluu2007 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Awesome character
love it
:thumb83044924:
I love how you showed her in diffrent styles and angles :thumb83044924:
Awesome awesome awesome
:thumb83044924:
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