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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 Traditional 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
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