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JJBA: Dio Brando by cogdis JJBA: Dio Brando by cogdis
"That man is so strong . . .
profound . . .
bold . . .
beautiful . . . "

" . . . Even the evil need a savior of evil ones."


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Recently I watched JoJo's Bizarre Adventure . . . The imagery of Dio Brando from the back was so haunting from the very start! By the time N'doul gave his speech about him, I knew I wanted to do an interpretation of it- Try to capture the godly, dark, romanticized viewpoint that a "fanatic" follower experiences.

I've only just started reading the manga, but I skipped ahead to find the image that those scenes seem to be based on: [link] (Hirohiko Araki's beautiful work!)

So I used the composition of that to make this piece. The artwork there is quite stylized, mixed with my own . . . Strange things happened. Painting this was a very delicious experience. I want to try Jotaro too eventually. :)
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Hijirina Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, you're a genius! :wow:
That's just amazing, everything's so perfect! The light effects and shadows, these details....just everything!
Why can't I fave this a hundred times?
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HotPlate Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Dat back tho...
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SatsujinTamashi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
The Best Shadow DIO had ever seen!
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Barzona Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They used this piece in All-Star battle, right? Your exact painting? I'm sure I saw it in there..
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GolloDko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I would Like a Render of this Image is Awesom
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RyunosukeOSM Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
INCREDIBLE I give you a fav because it totally deserves it. It shows the beauty and the darkness of this fucker, totally love it!
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SaintZef Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
"His hair was as smooth as silk... His hair was as gold as gold... his trapezius muscles tore through his shirt-"

"Okay, getting a little uncomfortable."

"Boy, shut yo' ass up! Dio Brando's a sexy man!"
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V13T2K9 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wrrryyy, the light in this suits! such nonchalance 
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Syaz193 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Sexy back,yeah!
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gento70 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
What kind of arrogant asshole poses while walking up stairs when he doesn't even know that somebody is watching him. 
Oh ya, it's Dio, right.


Great Job on this piece.
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DoctorFace Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Hiya, I was wondering if you'd ever consider making dA prints available of this? I've been extremely captivated by this piece for years and I'd love to see it on my wall. Of all the artwork I've come across for some reason this one stands out and above all of them. Brilliant work. 
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El-Drago-800 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
:icondiobrandoplz::iconsaysplz:I, Dio, must say that I, Dio, look fabulous here.
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SilverEyedJackal77 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Excellent painting of Dio! That's a great pose from the manga.
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mastershepard53 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
DAT back!
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hexaust Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
beautiful!
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toroyi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ohhh mr Brandoooo!!!!!! :heart::iconsexybrowsplz:........
I love him so much, REALLY great job ; o ;
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Rohan-Lockhart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutly awesome <3
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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deswitath Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
!
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CCharmanderK Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Absolutely fantastic artwork here. The texturing on Dio's hair is fantastic, and the perspective is just incredible. The shading captures his dark and foreboding nature well, giving the piece a very Gothic atmosphere. I tip my e-hat to you.
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Atypical-BlueLantern Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
...His...back is so beautiful.

This is one of the loveliest pieces I've ever seen.
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CCharmanderK Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You know, it's technically Jonathan Joestar's back, since this is taken from Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, after he pretty much hijacked Jonathan's body.
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Atypical-BlueLantern Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Why do I keep forgetting that small tidbit? >.>
Thanks for the correction, at any rate.
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RTF99XD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Very good art
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Hakumei-Ame Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't dio kinda resemble broly a little bit,

listing to the English dub when dio speaks he kinda reminds me of David bowie from the labyrinth for some reason,
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Brollyhero93 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Amazing!!! O____O'
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cogdis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thank-you! :D
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Rodney2x4 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice work!
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cogdis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I'm glad you liked it! <3
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VulpineSnow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I've only seen the anime and researched JJBA on the wiki... and I got hooked.

Dio Brando is the best, in my opinion, villain in anime and manga. He is so dispicable and so evil that he's also so charismatic.

Plus, it makes it all the sweeter when Jonathan beat him, even if only for a bit, and when they, in a twisted sense, resolve their differences at the very end of part one. Shivering Heart! Burning Heat! YELLOW OVERDRIVE!!

Of course, then Jotaro finishes the job... OR DOES HE?! XD

Even if it would have been horrible, I wish the Phantom Blood movie had been released here in the States.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Oh man, I think all the Western world Jojo fans agree with you about the PB movie!

So you haven't read the manga? (Yet?)

Ahhh, I absolutely adore Dio, I painted that before I read the manga and now that I have I just love him all the more and simply can't get enough of him- In any incarnation. <3
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VulpineSnow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thanks.

Oh, I read Part 1 and 5, now...

Yeah, Dio's awesome, whether he's a blood-freezing/time-stopping vampire or a horse-jockey that can turn into a raptor creature. XD
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Valkiraun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Proven, only the strongest, manliest villains wear lovehearts on their costumes.
Dio Brando
The love Machine
Myself, under my left eye. look at the profile pic.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
XD Fabulous!
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist
This is fucking awesome!!
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cogdis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thank-you! :D <3
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist
you're most welcome <3
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kazuki3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Oh!Dio!amazing!
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cogdis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Thanks! :D
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kazuki3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
you're welcome!! I apologize for my late reply.
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cogdis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Lol, I'm a god of late responses. XD :D
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kazuki3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
No problem!!!(^-^)v
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9999DamagePoints Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
espectacular O.O
have you ever draw him with the clothes he wears in phantom blood?
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cogdis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I've done two phantom blood era artworks of him: [link] and [link]

If you're talking about his final fight attire, I haven't done that yet, no. :D
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9999DamagePoints Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow! I love the second one! I'm going to draw him soon too, I'm doing a personal chalenge to draw all the jojo's heroes and villais I like (they are like, 34 O_O) in mi blog, and I also have two of them uploaded here (the color is way much more simple than yours, I like to draw with ink more than with photoshop)
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cogdis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Oh hey! I've ended up drawing him a couple times in those clothes, though just in the jojo paintchat! One is uploaded to devart here: [link] The other is just on tumblr for now . . . [link]

Oh wait, photoshop cameo of him here: [link]

Oh, lol, I've also done his fabulous feather coat: [link] [link]

Sorry for spamming . . . I just realized, "Hey! I've done him a lot lately! :D"

Anyway . . . You're doing all of them?? That's incredible! Good luck! Are you doing them here on devART or some other blog? I'd love to keep up! :D
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9999DamagePoints Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
oook, thanks, and dont worry XD I love to see other people's drawings ^_^

I like this one the most!: [link] and this one also: [link]

the post with the first one (kakyoin) is in my blog (I don't remember if I gave you the link) with a little sinopsis of the manga (completely in spanish, sorry) and I will upload the other ones there too, but I think I will also upload here

this is my blog: [link]

hope you like it! =)
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T-Brother Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice work!
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cogdis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank-you! :D
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