Monday, August 18, 2014

Pikachu Used Thundershock 7

Bringing in chicks to the roster:

Since it's been a while between posting the individual characters, I'm copy/pasting their descriptions to this post:

Ziv (Krewella)
     - Ziv is a Hebrew name meaning "light" or "glow", relating to Krewella and Gareth Emery's song "Lights and Thunder". Name is subject to change... it was the best one I found at the moment.
     - Ziv's design is heavily influenced by Krewella's Play Hard EP.
     - Ziv is a guardian of sorts in the EDM Arena universe. She resides in the hidden caves under the Lonely Mountain.

Dillon Faceless (Dillon Francis)
     - Faceless was first teased in one of the comic panels from this post.
     - Based off of Dillon Francis' internet personas. From left to right: Dillon loves Taco Bell (default pose holding the taco), middle guy is DJ Hanzel, and third is DJ RichAsFuck.
     - Faceless is a rogue A.I. who's origins are currently unknown. He makes his first appearance by sabotaging Channel 42, completely rendering the entire TV station inoperable. He may or may not have a connection with the local taco place, DJ Awareness Tacos... (a Dillon Francis reference)
     - In game, each of Faceless' personas differ slightly in techniques and strategy. To become Hanzel, he puts on a pair of shades, DJ RAF a hat, and back to Dillon consuming a taco. He has a "super" mode called "Burnin' Up" (based on of Dillon Francis' songs dubbed the same name) in which he gets a glowing pair of eyes and shoots rainbow lasers and cats out of his face (reference to the Burnin' Up music video).

Maki (Mat Zo & Porter Robinson)
     - This is my first attempt at a dual-artist character. Maki and her little partner Evander come from Mat Zo and Porter Robinson's music video "Easy". At first, the Maki character was solely going to be the Porter Robinson character, but it was more interesting and made sense to include Mat Zo with the design since "Easy" was a collaborative song.
     - Porter's influence is seen in Evander, who's face and glitchiness comes from Porter's upcoming album "Worlds". Maki's outfit uses influence from Mat Zo's logo.
     - Maki's sketch had been sitting on my computer for quite some time and it was because I had a hard time figuring out what she should be wearing. I modified her outfit from "Easy" and also looked at some of the practicality from the costumes in Firefly because of her backstory.
     - After her little escapade in Neo Tokyo (or wherever the "Easy" music video takes place), Maki decided to remain outside of civilization and live a quieter life. She went further into engineering (because it would be interesting if she built the EMP bomb/explosive thing hidden in the duffel bag from the music video) and took an interest in communications (based on Porter Robinson's song "Language"). Evander was upgraded to Evander 2.0, who's still a little glitchy but helps Maki record, communicate, and understand alien languages, such as the ones spoken by Skrillien and Nom Nom. Maki set up a base of operations outside of The City called "Synapse Dynamics" (song by Mat Zo) and her work in communications has greatly aided in the advance of Channel 42, the world's #1 TV station, run by Redmau5.

Suzy (Caravan Palace)
     - Bringing in more genres to this roster, with some electro swing!
     - Suzy's name comes from one of Caravan Palace's songs, dubbed the same name.
     - Her design is based off Caravan Palace's robot character, seen on their albums and music videos.
     - Suzy is a resident of The City, specifically the around old town district.

Chella (Dog Blood)
     - The development of this character was aided by a great friend of mine, hybridblood.
     - Chella's name is based off of one of Dog Blood's songs "Chella Ride".
     - Vulgar (based on Dog Blood song "Middle Finger"), intimidating, and prone to mindless violence, Chella is one of nastiest characters to roam The City. A bounty hunter from the same solar system as Mirza, she's on a mission to hunt Mirza down for a wrong that she did in the past. Mirza is unaware that she has a bounty on her head, but her nomadic nature helps cover her tracks from the likes of Chella.
     - Chella occasionally plays guitar and even then she's still terrifying. (Based on another Dog Blood song "Shred or Die".)

I've already started planning ahead for Batch 8. It'll probably still take a long time to complete tho. Here's a teaser:


  1. You should do Zedd and Avicii in your next batch!

  2. Yes, dude! Thats an awesome idea!

  3. Do a character for Tristam or Televisor, that would be awesome!

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  5. Loving what you've done so far ! You could also try artists like Barely Alive, Major Lazer, Datsik, Bear Grillz, DJ Snake (trap is one of the few genres i think you havent done yet) and Nero. I think you would nail them :D

  6. Ariexiet Navi is right and you could also please zedd, avicii, rogue, Wolfgang Gartner and many missing but with time we'll do all that but could you pleaaaaaaase make Wolfgang Gartner and porter robinson for next batch :)
    you're the beeest <3

  7. There's my CP Bae!

    Nice job as usual mi shrimpy amigo! I usually adore your art, but the second i saw Suzy, it reminded me when i asked about your art and Caravan Palace last year on the Savant post! Keep up the good work! If you need any inspiration ideas (specifically stages, actually), just swing by on my email, or my tumblr, which i can tell you about on my email!

  8. such a Spanish producer? as spag heddy (which has been gaining popularity) or eh!de
    It is a suggestion only ¬_¬

  9. these are AWESOME. I'm sure you're swamped with suggestions, but I'd love to see Disclosure or an individual Porter. Or Diplo. Or Zedd. (agh so many djs)

    1. Oh- another cool one would be SBTRKT; he's not super mainstream but he's got a cool mask ^^

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    1. Maybe Rogue, as a spartan in the middle of all this would be pretty awesome. I'm thinking something like he is in the original 010 Conquest Album art: (The one riding Monstercat)

  11. Maybe a Breakbot character or Daze,u know,Nu-Disco producers,more dubstep producers like Noisestorm

  12. I think Kraddy, Fox Stevenson, and S3RL sound like interesting yet challenging ideas

  13. Wait will there even be a batch 8 this batch was finished more than a year ago

  14. I think Kraddy, Fox Stevenson, and S3RL sound like interesting yet challenging ideas

  15. I would really like to see Panda Eyes (very good producer, he makes dubstep and electro), Virtual Riot, EH!DE, Spag Heddy, Flux Pavilion, Moe Shop (i don't know much about him/her but he/her makes amazing future funk), Teminite (he would be somehow involved with Panda eyes in some way because they made a few colabs), Fox Stevenson (probably related to Mirza or Chella), 501 (out of all of them i would this is the one i would like to see the most, great dubstep producer), MUST DIE! (i think he would be a pretty easy character to make), Astronaut, ZEDD (this guy definitely deserves to be in the 8 batch), Jack U ( this one would be great to see, especially if you make Diplo a diplodocus), Dodge and Fuski, KOAN Sound, Silent, Zeds Dead, Justice (these guys are legends and i think they deserve to be in this game a lot) Doctor P, Far Too Loud, Barely Alive, Delta Heavy, The Zombie Kids, JAUZ (yes pleez!), Kill Paris (aka Chill Harris), Sanils, Major Lazer, Dj Snake, Shawn Wasabi and thats pretty much it :v :p