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June 13, 2005
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Dark Jedi by Inkthinker Dark Jedi by Inkthinker
For the MESS Studio competition over at HOON's homesite: [link]

Check out the pencils over here: [link]

And if you want to take a whack at coloring these yourself, a decently-sized version is available here: [link]

I'm not a great colorist, I think that goes without saying. But then again, this is about 2 hours of coloring... so I can't swear that I put in everything I could. It's really more of a color comp, but that's all I managed to find time for.

This guy has no hands or feet, but is wrapped into a bionic limb system. His legs are based on these real-world spring-boots I've seen footage and still of. You can really bounce around on those things, and so I imaging this guy leaps and somersaults and cartwheels around while he fights.


Well, there's a twist... I actually won the competition. Color me shocked, 'cause I really didn't expect that.


Found a site for the actual stilts that his legs are based on: [link]

In addition, I notice that a lot of stiltwalking performers at theme parks wear these things now, as well. I suspect they must be more comfortable than the old construction stilts.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This guy is f***ing insane. And I love it.
Illnesssss Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Reminds me of Kazdan Paratus.
zimismysexylover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
if my legs ever get cut off below the knee, i'm getting those :noes:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They're not that far removed from the "Cheetah Flex-foot", which is an artificial spring-like leg for below the knee. Turns out that people with cheetahs attached really can outperform natural humans, though they still need to be highly athletic to do so.
zimismysexylover Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
so AWESOME!!! i cant wait to get foot cancer :D lol jk... thats horrible XD
ColinXS Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
This is awsome. He should have his own story. I wouldn't want to fight him.
TimtheBigDaddy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd fight him. And I'd win.
icecle18 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love his cyborg attachments i want them or atleast G. grevous's arms XD
TurkishJade Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm...a late congrats is in order on winning :) Love the pic, and I really want to try some of theose stilts out...
PatrickRahall Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Writer
So cool...I love the overlong limbs!
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