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JJBA: Diego Brando Colored by cogdis JJBA: Diego Brando Colored by cogdis
Diego "Dio" Brando from Steel Ball Run (Part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.)

I knew I wanted to give a shot at coloring this panel, wayyyyy before I ever started reading SBR . . . ("BADASS BATSHIT FABULOUS MOE," indeed!)

Here's how the original scanlated page looked like before I got my grubby little hands on it:
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I mostly stayed true to Hirohiko Araki's lines, but I did shift the jaw and change the ear a bit, to better fit my artistic habits . . .

There's a lot more that I could do, but I think I would rather start my own interpretation completely from scratch if I were going to spend more time.

So this was done fairly quickly for fun and education . . .

But I have to say: Oh god, Araki's skill! I'm honored to be alive at the same time as him! :D
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:iconmetalshadowinsanity:
metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
WRYYYYYYYYYY!!! he's a dinosaur!
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:icondrajaman:
Drajaman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Hell Yeah!
That's Dio!... well Diego...
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ExoChronos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Is there a "fave everything in this person's gallery" button?

I haven't got around to doing any Jojo's fanart and you're making me itch for my tablet <3 You're amazing!
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cogdis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Ahh! You are so very kind! I'm honored . . . And pleased to be able to get to know you at all these different sites!! :D
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ExoChronos Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
I hope it doesn't seem stalkerish x___x I just really love your art <3 Your painting style is absolutely beautiful.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Lol! It doesn't seem stalkerish at all. :D I actually really like it because it's hard for me to get to know people if they just follow me on one site and never say anything. :)

And thank-you! You're very talented too! <3333333
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ExoChronos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Ah! I'm flattered *blush* That means a lot coming from an artist like you <3

Phew I'm glad! I'm the same way, I like getting to know people :D Just not many on here or tumblr seem to talk a whole lot x___x
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Pikahontas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the time i split my cheek open when i was like 4 years old or something
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Yeowch!
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:iconpikahontas:
Pikahontas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ikr
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Fan2mario64 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol WAYYYY not WRYYYY
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Ha ha ha! :D
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bornirritating Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
This is EXCELLENT.
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Jimboy-Sk8s Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
looks very pro... love it!
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GamergirlNS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Brilliant yet scary,you made him look so life like and hair is so pretty.Still ya wonder what the real dio would say to this.
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CornoftheGGs Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Your amazing:heart: :D
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice :) I have a contest going on if you're interested
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Uketamawari Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
looks more sexy... well done XD
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
. . . Yeah, I would totally lick up the coffee leaking down his body. :blushes:
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fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very good coloring; ur coloring fits his lines extremely well. They're soft enough, but have a good bit of vibrancy. Don't know how I can describe it but u can tell I like it.

And yeah, the dude's a beast. He's definitely the best shonen artist out there. You can see it in pretty much every panel of the JJBA mangas.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Oh, I think I get what you mean, and I'm very flattered! Thank-you so much!

I can't stop doing my own interpretations of his panels these days . . . It's like worshipping at the Temple of Araki in my Photoshop. So inspiring!
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fngrscr8dstroui Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ooh, the only thing that would make that temple even more awesome is if Rohan was doing sculptures for it. Apparently he can work faster than any other mangaka (even if sculptures are not manga; I'm sure he has the skill for it x3).
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I was so freaked out when I first saw this. And poor Johnny can't even run for his life.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I already knew what was coming kind of . . . I was wondering what it would have been like to read it unaware! Araki's storytelling has really blown me away quite often! I often try to imagine scenes like this animated, or as a movie or something . . .
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
One time I imagined Johnny and Gyro fighting dio on Horseback while listening to Kotov Syndrome by Rise Against.

If you want to imagine an epic fight sequence then try listening to a few songs by rise against.
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SGAI Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Faaaaabulous job!!
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thank-you! :D
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choxie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
OH MY GOODNESS!!! IT'S STUNNING!!! :noes:

I love the coloring!!! EPICSAUCE JOB YO!! :iconyeyplz:
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Your comments are so fun and high energy! :D :D :D

Thank-you so very very much!
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choxie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Awwwwwwwws U are SO WELCOME~!!!!! >w<
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einnn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This looks absolutely fab, great work!
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
All things jojo are fab. ;)

Seriously though: Thank-you! It means a lot! :hug: :)
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DMaula Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
That's a difficult angle. Great coloring, you enhanced Araki's art!
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
He's really been enhancing mine these days . . . There is so much wisdom and experience in those lines, its incredible!
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DemonLance Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome, I wish the scanlated pages for part 3 were a little clearer though.
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!

Still they are so beautiful and the storytelling is incredible . . . Wow. :)
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DemonLance Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yea JJBA is the only manga I read :D
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Mahrahia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol "BADASS BATSHIT FABULOUS MOE" XD
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I am so in love with whoever came up with that tierlist. Best. Idea. Ever. :D
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Mahrahia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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fernyxferny Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:O

OH MY GOD

Was Araki's drawing really that good?

With your awesome colors it becomes almost photographic, I'm seriously overwhelmed here...
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Oh! I'm so often overwhelmed by the incredible talent in his art! A lot of his proportions really are photographic . . . I think there's a lot more energy in his work too, since he's producing so much, you know? It's like he's in tune with capturing the essence of something as quick as possible . . . So if I were to try and do an image like this by myself, it would take a couple weeks, but with just his linework it only takes a couple days! He's got all the real magic in just those lines, it's incredible!
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kymyit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great!! *O*
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thank-you! :D
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The-Lovely-Fagot Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I love the colors you used for it. It fits very well, the heavy saturation. I like it.
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:iconcogdis:
cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Ah, glad you enjoy them! It's always an adventure applying colors to black and white images. :D
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The-Lovely-Fagot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
That it is... Am VERY tempted to color the page where Fugo staples Mista's stomach.
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Yorulla Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautifull!!!!!! :heart:
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks! :D
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Yorulla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you'r welcome ^^
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