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'Joshua' Pose digitization by wewy 'Joshua' Pose digitization by wewy
"Joshua" Pose Digitization

1. What physical feature is most important in conveying a character’s mood or emotions?

Kobayashi-san: There are many body parts that are important in conveying mood or emotion, but I personally focus on the eyes and mouth. They are the parts that reveal the most subtle changes in a person’s mood, so I keep revising until I am pleased with what I have drawn.

2. Which features are most carefully turned into pixel art in order to maintain the intended mood or emotion?

I would have to say the character’s facial expression. I paid extra attention so that every subtle overtone is well-described.

3. For the sketches marked “r_004,” what was behind the decision to choose one hand resting on Joshua’s chin versus the other?

I tried many variations in order to see which would match the character exactly, though I honestly don’t recall exactly what I was thinking at that moment.

4. Knowing that the total number of poses in the game is limited, how do you decide upon a few?

First, event designers presented scenes and the total numbers of poses they needed. With those in mind I designed poses that would be applicable to many different situations, since we could use only a few for each character into the game.

5. What did you hope to convey with Joshua’s conservative style?

Nomura-san: I didn’t approach Joshua any differently from the others. Instead, I tried to ensure that every character had his or her own style.
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Ivi-Green Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ineresting shadows! which program do you use?
Satoshi444 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing artwork!
lulu-sama Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
this is a very special one, each time I look at it I feel inspired to draw. and even though its in my fav long time ago. I've still felt tempted to write

KindLittleMoon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute!!!
Ravens-Rules Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Wow, he looks just like he does in the game! Epic awesomeness! :)
Ragnarakk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like how he turned out.. wont spoil anything..
shadowcatGC Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Usually I don't like the 'fangirl fodder' characters, but Joshua is a major exception. He's just too damn awesome.
rikudarkness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Phailure123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Josh looks so much prettier when he's not all pixel-like.

11arich Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student
Love Joshua. Period
KazeShirogane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Student Photographer
Man Joshua has to be the most awesome and the most smart-arsed character there is!! The side-story day is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen

PinkXBlue forever!
MrsJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I love this character design!
The-Legendaerie-LT Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All right- I have to know. Are his eyes grey, purple, or olive? They look different between cut-scences, the game cover, and the dialogue parts.

But... yeah. Obviously your art is awesome. I love Joshua.
Doubie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
His eyes are purple. Like, grey-ish purple.
The-Legendaerie-LT Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY I was right. Tough I always draw/describe 'em as 'amethyst'.
Locket-cha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
I'm a neku and joshua fan girl! I just wish I could of submitted my char. on time!
Morbid-Rave Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Joshua is my favorite character EVAH. His personality and sense of humor amuses me, especially in the !#$#@! -Won't spoil for you sillyfaces who haven't played the game yet-
tearsofdiaor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
wow this is awesome! i love this game! too bad i didn't get all of the items...can somebody tell me what happen if you defeated boss rush mode on hard! on the game it said " defeat this on hard" i haven't done so because i can't Lol!! ....i need help Lol
MysteryEzekude Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is really clever how the design team "digitized" the full scale drawings in the actual game. They are only minor differences with the facial details, but oh well.

Well, yeah. Joshua Kiryu is pretty much the "Ash Crimson" of the game if you know what I mean. His fighting style is pretty unique. And let's not forget his Level 2 & 3 Fusion Attacks!
Ruimaki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
XD kirei kaiga XD
Carmelline Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
I love this character!!!
Madninja2500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Joshua such an awesome character! He's my favorite character in combat! He also seems original too! I freaken love his attitude! ^^
OnePiece34 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Despite Joshua being a secretive and enigmatic character, whom has issues, I can't stop loving him! He's the best partner in the game!
Lijachan Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
He's soo fucking IRRITATING! His attitude is annoying! But! BUT! I LOVE him that way!! xDDD LAWL!

This is one of his tongue battles with Neku...xD

Yoshiya: Oh Neku?
We seem to be running away an awful lot.
Neku: Are not.
Yoshiya: Wait--
Don't tell me you're struggling with combat!
In your second Game?
Honestly, Neku it's a wonder you survived.
Neku: .......
Yoshiya: I know how capable you are,
so I won't say another word.
Hee hee...
Neku: [ Rrgh! Must...not...strangle! ]

Ya gotta love 'im! xD
ResoluteAssassin Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
I always loved Joshua's character. He stood out because he /didn't/. Joshua's lack of odd-but-awesome attire, the simple smirk, and the way his hair just simply curls a little instead of it standing up like he doused it in hairgel makes people look at him. Where as the entire game has people who want to stand out by their styles and fashion, Joshua manages to stand out by not trying to and going for a simple tailed short sleeve shirt and just a pair of dark blue pants with pockets.

And if you didn't notice him because of his simplistic look, you'd notice him because of his attitude. Maybe it's just me, but I've always loved Joshua BECAUSE of his attitude. I have a friend who says he's always wanted to punch Joshua in the face because of that, but I honestly think his attitude is just wonderful. Sure I may be looking for the wrong things in friends, but regardless, Joshua's comments always prove amusing throughout the week you play with him as your partner.

Another great thing? He always keeps Neku guessing. He'll answer questions cryptically, and you think you have him figured out through the game, only to be proven wrong a short while later.
Shanook28 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artist
Omg, I know, right? He's my favorite. He reminds me of me. He goes out of his way to annoy people, just like me. That time in Another Day, when he and Neku are accused of being gay, and he has that little comment. Something like, "Shut up and walk, dear." And he says it just because he knows it'll piss off Neku. :D
skullshoes Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
he may be a lil bit annoying but he's so awesome

mishi271 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Surprisingly, although I usually don't like his character's type of personality, I LOVE Joshua.
This is also an awesome game, I highly recommend it to everyone who owns a DS!
Darkestry Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
nicely done
onigiri12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
he looks really nice~
eastercat Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Joshua! He's so awesome!! =D
flyfloyd33 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks like zexion of the kingdom hearts series
okay that was random i know
this drawing rules!
venuslove Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Love this character though obviously inspired by Kaworu from evangelion.
GaaraPwnsSasuke Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this guy. Sex on legs. He's like the smug little lovechild of Hidan and Near.
zukosgirl28 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
XD 'nuff said
GaaraPwnsSasuke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heehee~ Thanks!
OneWingedAngel19 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
must go buy game..... must see sexyness in action....
fox-cud Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Artist
kisuke Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I don't know why, but I just really do NOT like the way this character looks. :/

I just feel something could have been done to make him not so plain. He's too plain.
xBabbo-X-Charbudx Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome details! :D :heart: i love it, altho the name and the character really takes me back...deja vuu, but oh well i love it <3
RozzariasEmpress Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Nice dude my fav in here!
Madninja2500 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
OMG! He looks like Near! When I get the game I'm going to call him Near instead of Joshua!
masd Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Fantastic !!!
n-nado Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
mychemicalmiruna Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
what program you use to made your artworks?.....anyway nice.....keep up the good work.....
Boofeh Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I :heart: Joshua. He's such a bum. <33

TJF588 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
O hai, Kaworu!

Still, he looks like he won't be annoying, and may even be a sauve sort of badass. Gauging from the character description on the site, this seems like it, though the word "snotty" worries me.

Overall, I like this one. A certain simplicity while still having a stylization.
RadioactiveZombeh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Hes annoying.
Laurchie Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Writer
He's actually pretty gay to me. He keeps flirting with Neku! (fans, don't hurt me :o).
Shanook28 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Artist
lol, I think that's kinda the point. He's supposed to sound strange. It gives Neku another reason to not trust him. :D
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