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Knights End by teamzoth Knights End by teamzoth
Vampire Hunter D is one of the most original, and captivating ideas of it's time, and with 23 novels in japan, and still going, Hideyuki Kikuchi's wicked awesome writing and imagination, paired up with Yoshitaka Amano's (first break) great artwork, one cannot measure it's potential.

This Is The Blue Knight from Book 9(rose princess). I loved this particular novel because it was a twist on the classic princess in a castle with her knights to her rescue, only she was an evil vampire, and D was a hired hunter.

Inspiration to this piece came from some art in the novel(though not much to go on beside horns...) a dab of generator GAWL, and a pinch of Guyver.(though i say i was influenced by those factors, i used no reference for this)

And finally, this was done using pencils inks and photoshop, for a detailed illustration of D, you may check it out here - [link]
for inks - [link]
for my pencil work of this - [link]
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BakaAndTensaiArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, this is very detailed and cool!
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn awesome I love it!
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks :) I'm a big Vampire Hunter D fan
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowooowowooowwww 8D :heart:

:iconilikeitplz:This is SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!! :iconloveblueplz: >w<

:w00t: Great detail 8D I love the reflection of D and :giggle: the rose in the knight's teeth is a nice touch heheheh X'D
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks so much :)
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That novel was wonderful to read, and gave me more giggles then needed with the last knight condition after been beaten and bashed several times in the end. (jet pack and rose limbs)
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol, yeah, it was really great :)
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xDD It really was. *remembering the scene again*
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:iconchazralia:
Chazralia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Great detail!
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
i'm a big fan of this novel.
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:iconchazralia:
Chazralia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Would seem so. Need to read the novels I've currently read the four manga adaptations, but I'd like to know the full story.
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, i read 1 of the mangas and found it didn't hold up to the novel.
also, i'm a big fan of the bloodlust movie, which was incredible in story,art and animation. And i don't understand why the manga didn't follow in it's artistic foot steps.
Hidekeyuki Kikuchi always stated that he hated anime and manga because it makes things too feminine, despite his writing casting male characters to be very feminine, they still have very strong back bones, and he was afraid they wouldn't be able to pull it off. So when Bloodlust was released, he was very pleased. Also, His artist Yoshitaka Amano was drawing D to have the qualities he was looking for in the first few novels, but then his style drastically changed, and the writer just thought "oh well, he's the signature artist"
that aside, i'm sure he isn't a fan of his manga. You should really read the books, they're awesome!
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Chazralia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Yup just have to find a store near me that has them in stock. XD
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, they sell out really fast were i live.
i just wait a bit and order like 4 of them off amazon to save on shipping
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Chazralia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah.
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arbiter632 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love Vampire Hunter D! This is very well done. :clap:
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks so much :)
D is by far one of my favorite novels of all time
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:iconarbiter632:
arbiter632 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Same here. :)
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Uchiha-Prodigy94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
|blinks| Looks like bumble bee from transformers gone decepticon lol
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol, totally!
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gp03 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
i so loved the rose princess, the vivid descricptions reside in my mind like i as watched a film ten times over
they should really consider animinating this one, but it just might not do it justice
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah, the same company that did the animated film of D, blood lust, is going to be working on re-doing the first one. But i think the writer wanted them to do journey to the northern sea
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nicochi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Lol I thought this was Eva, anyway good job you've become much better than me
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
not much better, much different.
you've been in a different atmosphere then me, and are heading down the same path we both started on back in school.
But because i live in canada, and close enough to the states, i've been slowly drawing more and more comic style, were as your anime is greatly improving.
Also, i practice almost every day, and you need to get your bitch-ass into gear!, well, that is if you ever want to draw for a living....but if you love teaching, then go with the flow.
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nicochi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
No, really much beter. But it's true I rack discriprine! Anyway, did you see eva 2.0 yet. Because it was pretty fucking kewl!
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
naw...i'm gonna see if i can get a subbed version.
hey, eva 1.0 is coming out in theaters here!
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nicochi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
That's pretty surprising, good to see regular cartoons making a comeback over there. Usually it's all 3D now.
Isn't it on DVD yet over there though? It's been almost 2 years since it came out...

Well anyway, sadly I bet it's not gonna do well because most of the population will probably just assume it's "for children", and most fans have probably already seen it. They shouldve released it like, a month after the theater release in Japan, before people had a chance to rip the DVDs.

Anyway good luck finding 2.0, people don't film in theaters that much in Japan, but you never know.
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
yeah...i might just wait a little bit till there is a good dvd rip of it.
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Ufekkk007 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw sketch before but with colours it looks more perfect :) How long?
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
about 4 hours to color
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Ufekkk007 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... To long for me :)
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
well, it'll only be as good as the amount of love you put into it :)
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Ufekkk007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good words :)
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robokop Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Awesome! :)
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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verniex Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
At first, until I saw D's reflection, I thought this was a mutated Knight Saber.
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
ha!, thats true, i didn't think about buble gum crisis, yeah, this does kinda look like one, what whith the blue and the way the visor goes
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is amazing, the color is awesome!
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you very much, i actually finished it today, like about 10 minutes ago :)
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ very welcome
awesome! :D
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ArgusErebus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Writer
Whoa...........

just


whoa.
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you ;)
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ArgusErebus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009   Writer
your welcome
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MARINEMANTIS3YE Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
nice job
how long total?
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:iconteamzoth:
teamzoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
pencils - 4h
inks - 2h
colors - 4h
total - 10h
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MARINEMANTIS3YE Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
wowza
well it did turn out great!
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