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deadface by JohnSu deadface by JohnSu
Here's another fun piece, you people things.

So here we've got a girl (YES, she's a girl and not a trap. Dammit, one of these days I'll get it so that people stop mistaking my women for men; and not by the obvious method, either) named Koponya, jumping dangerously from an unknown location to a more dangerous and more known location (i.e. - floor). But she can do this easily! Not only must she bend to the artist's will, but she can survive a fall from that height because she is already dead!

Though I'm certain you're all anxious to hear about how I can so shamelessly misuse "survive," I'm afraid I'll have to instead move on to the boring topic of Koponya's state of death. As it stands, she is a Natural Zombie (not at all like the unnatural kind) that is able to operate even after death by unconventional means. And unlike your typical zombie (which in context is called a Half Zombie and is created from normal corpses after studying Natural Zombies), she is able to reattach her body parts and avoid decay. Details are unimportant and academically obscene, so I will skip those.

Anyhow, in Deadface, the story takes place in a ghost town inhabited by Half Zombies. They face a crisis in which they are hunted by humans brainwashed by generations of theater and video games. It is up to Koponya or anyone else who is interested to rescue the zombie people and deliver them from their hating predators! Yeay yeay yeay.

This here is another experimental coloring style for me, in which I used less shading and relied more on color choice. Again, super fun - probably even more fun than eating onion rings until the roof of your mouth hurts when it touches your tongue.

Oh, and the origin of the title "deadface" comes from my attempt to create an 8-character hexidecimal password for my router once. DEADFACE in base-16 represents 3,735,943,886 in base-10. Cool stuff, eh? It'll save your life one day. Canonically, though, I'll say that "deadface" is the title given to the zombie savior or something. Or maybe it'll be what they call zombies in this world. Well, in any case, it has nothing to do with a comic from the 90's.

Made in Flash

1920x1200 version here
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XxSuperBossxX Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I think that its not that you draw anime girls who look too much like boys, but that too many artists draw anime guys with INCREDIBLY feminine features. Its the jawline, and skin that is too smooth. Many artists also give male characters too slim figures. Your picture looks like a girl to me.
icemic101 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hi there :D
Can I use this for my track that I'll be uploading on youtube? I'll put a link and mention you in the description. thanks
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of a favorite character of mine!!
Animally Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow, nice. Is this a comic or something?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, just a one time art.
prophetsofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great action.
l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I typed The onion router and found this. Hm...
JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The search result is no stranger than your query.
s3ntrax Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Look I found interesting opportunity
PhotoKrow42 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
An awesome picture. An awesome character. Awesome fluidity of motion. Awesome background. Awesome story concept. Awesome reference to base-16 in the title.

"Awesome" is such an overused word. But this inspires awe on so many levels it makes my art and story-lover genes salivate.

(This would also make a really awesome anime or video game, better than the current direction the zombie titles are heading in.)
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the direction of Magical Girl
Nebuntan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece!
nofido Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it's a girl?! I thought it was a guy but I didn't notice the boobs....
JohnSu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry :(

I have my biases!
nofido Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
it's ok :hug: it was my falt anyway I still love the picture regardless :D
rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What tools did you use to make this?
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A stone hammer and chisel.
Paint brush and bucket fill.
DarkSideofFAKHRY Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EMMZ07 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool pic!! @O@
otomen-nick Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it!

but I like typical zombie :'C...
The-Nai Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Perfect! I love it >w<
Raifie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Very groovy and interesting

Love the differing styles in the foreground and background

ummm, would it be okay if i use this at some point for a desktop image and submit a screenshot of it as my desktop-if not, its cool.

JohnSu Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's fine with me
Raifie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011


fairhaired-cutey Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome =D
Madam-du-batty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
interesting concept :D the storyline sounds brilliant and the artwork is lovely.
animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I really like the title. It's just so... It has that sense of...


...I think I will now proceed to make this my desktop background.
kuribohspirit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
i'm seriously in love your link for your definition of "unconventional means". :giggle: another beautiful piece as always! :heart: :love:
Little-cats Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

* very constructive comments... *
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
* amazement *
Little-cats Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HanajimaXD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
at least your men aren't mistaken for women! I love this though, the hourglass earings are awesome. Oh yeah, do you suggest Flash? I am shopping around for art software, and am looking at photoshop, painter, flash ect and i need opinions ^_^"
dancingintheink Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student General Artist
lol also don't get corel, it is either really simple or WAY to complicated, takes FOREVER to get a good piece out of it and there are very few tutorials.
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flash is fun but is probably not the most versatile of art tools. It is fine for me since I do a lot of cel-shaded vector work, but it is pretty weak when it comes to bitmap functions. And it is expensive since it is not just an art tool.
HanajimaXD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
hmm, okies! Thanks for the advice ^_^
Brettdagirl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks female to me, just more tomboy-like.

Like me.
puedohablarespanol Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
love the city!
suger-hyper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I think she looks androgynous mostly because of the boyish clothes and attitude. Also it isn't obvious she has boobs at first glance, and she doesn't the rounded butt and meaty thighs and calves of a stereotypical girly girl. But hey, not everyone's a girly girl, so that's fine. It could even be used to comical effect (of gender confusion) if this were a serial cartoon or a comic book.

Not that I am demanding you make it one, of course.
Xziper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
that;s pretty bad ass
riceballclubdotorg Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I think the maleness is in the length of the eyebrows? Girls' are generally shorter, maybe.

This is gorgeous.
Hitsugaya-Koorihana Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Kirei ne ! i really like your drawing style!
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