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Joshua by Vyrilien Joshua by Vyrilien
Joshua or Yoshiya Kiryu from 'The World Ends With You. I just love the character. He's horribly sweet and evil at the same time. Had to draw him.

It's in scraps for a number of reasons. There might be a chance that I'll post it in my main gallery, but don't count on it.

Note that the pose, more the entire composition, isn't mine. I was sort of sketching Joshua from my DS and wound up using this picture [link]
as a reference to colour and finish it (the image on the DS was just too small. It was so much fun I ended up spending more time on it than I thought I would. Sorry for the inaccuracies, I left out his hand and phone because it looked better without them. Also, I can't draw clothes.

That's it I guess. It's for all you Joshua fans out there (I know there are bound to be some...)

~Vyrilien

P.S. Light contrasts could be messed up in this picture because of my very brightly lit monitor, I'll check on a different PC later
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VortexArbour Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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He looks so perfect *o*
Love that <33
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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VortexArbour Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome <3
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Prussianess Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! His hair, the colors, and the shading are all perfect!
Ah, I love this snarky little ass hole. <3
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God, talk about late responses, but thank you for your comment from way back when! :D
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Prussianess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I completely forgot about this! 
Thanks for replying, because now I can favorite it. ^^
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! Honestly I felt a little bad, digging through my much neglected inbox and seeing messages I should have gotten back to months ago. So I almost didn't reply out of embarrassment, haha. But I'm glad I did now :D
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Lindsl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
I hate Joshua, but something about this picture made me stop and look. There isn't his trademark smirk or coy giggle to be seen (or heard). It's as if he's doing some serious thinking before Neku wakes up and he has to revert to the act again. He seems, for lack of a better word, vulnerable.

The work here is fantastic. I agree with the others...take it out of scraps!
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How awesome to hear this from a Joshua-hater! : D Seriously! Thank you :D

I used to hate his snarky guts too; but the ending and reading the backstory revealed in the Secret Reports really redeemed him in my eyes. The fact it was mostly an act and that he seemed conflicted about how things had to play out, made me appreciate him a bit more :) His attitude still drives me up the wall though, haha.
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Lindsl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I may not like his 'snarky guts' but also try my best to be fair. In game, he shows far more emotion, is more real, on the phone with Mr. H. Ya know, in the mornings before Neku wakes up and he is on the phone. It's after the call he becomes a sneaky little son of a digit.

The secret reports were amazing and filled in a lot of back story, and made going through all those days again worth it. It also made me think a little differently of a certain producer.

Ya gotta admit, the plot line is a tightly knit one.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly!

And the plot sure is amazing. It's what makes this game one of my favourites! :) That and the unique combat system.
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mushess1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the way you've done the shading, it looks fabulous.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) His hair was a pain, but worth it ;)
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ganondorf15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Joshua is kick ass. Though I like using Beat more than I like using him.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved Beats fighting style, but after the second week I had gotten so used to Joshua's controls and his Jesus beams that I had a hard time controlling Beat. Took me so long to get used to him, haha.
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ganondorf15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I know, right? But I just like using him more. I can't explain it, it's like my mind is subconsciously shipping Beat and Neku.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, maybe! What does that say about my mind? Shiki's my least favourite.
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ganondorf15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
It says that you like guys that pop open their top buttons that are evil and sweet.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.....

Touché, sir, touché.
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ganondorf15 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I'm honest, you gotta give me that.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And brutally so! But I'm pretty much guilty as charged, hehe.
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The-CM Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
HOLY---Joshua baabyyyy ;_;

You made him look so gorgeous! It's really amazing!

And another thing I just looked at your recent artworks and they're absolutely stunning! The improvement you've shown in 3 years is absolutely incredible! Especially in all your fantasy creatures! Are there any tips you could possibly give me about drawing/colouring with all the success you've done?
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thaaank you!! :'D

That's incredibly awesome to hear. I strive to improve myself with every new painting, but it's sometimes difficult to see if I'm really moving forward. I'm ever so happy you see the improvement! <3

For me, a learned quite a bit from tuts uploaded to deviantART and trying to copy other artist' techniques. I'd try and figure out how they managed to achieve what they did in their works, like paintings with strong light sources, heavy moods and vibrant colours, and find out what was missing in mine. I looked to many different artists though and I still stuck what I personally thought to be beautiful, so I don't think my style suffered for it :) Other than that, I just kept painting and being rather critical of my own work, improvement just sort of happened naturally.

Not sure if that's helpful, but I guess that's all there was to it in my case. Still hope to keep improving painting by painting :D
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QueenAllyJean Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first saw this, for a second I thought it was Ashe from Kuroshitsuji, but then I realized it was Joshua, and I was like "YAY EVEN BETTER!"
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God, those two DO look alike :lol: Funny how I never noticed! Can't unsee now O_O
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QueenAllyJean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S A CURSE
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BitchyHeroine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
*wipes drool from mouth*
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:eyes:
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, he looks stunning! Just from looking at this picture one can tell he is indeed a pretty evil person.
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Sonicbandicoot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh...my goodness :iconimspeechlessplz:
THIS IS AMAZING!!! Love how the lip and eye came out, ahhhh, he looks so sexyyyy <3
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it :'D <3
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Sonicbandicoot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
of course~ :heart:
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
First time I met him I was like YES!!! I just loved how he and Neku interacted. I love how you drew him. Great Great job!
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! The witty banter was amazing. Well Josh's witty banter and Neku's annoyance. They make such a great duo :lol: Thanks!
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I was sad when you had to switch again XD and when I finished the game I played his week most of the time XD
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So was I! I like Beat, but you can't really top Joshua's snarkiness and his Jesus beams <3
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Jesus beams!!!! XD yes those kick butt
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Suzikoo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
......thisisamazing....

somuchlove
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it~! :D
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trumpet--artist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just... wow! Amazing! :clap:

From that first moment when you run past him on the first day, I couldn't help but stop and say, "Oh, he's a going to be trouble...."
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

That's exactly what I thought (and I don't think I really liked him at first, but now I love him so much I don't really remember) :lol: But he did turn out to be one of the most interesting characters for sure!
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trumpet--artist Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you could say that again! :rofl:
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Regoli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! That was truly amazing *______* :heart:
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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Corovera Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. The shading especially is amazing. I'm not a fan of Joshua, but I love this picture.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's an even bigger compliment to get this from a non-fan! Thank you! <3
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SoraPaopu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Artisan Crafter
This is great!
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RazzorG Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great you really captured the mysteriousness of him
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I just love his backstory so I'm happy I did him some justice :)
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