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TJ model sheet by bigbigtruck TJ model sheet by bigbigtruck
I looked at the old model sheet from 2008 and went GAAAUUUAAGHHH in face-melting horror - and decided to whip up a new one.

If it's illegible, click "download"

This and the Amal one were good exercises for getting reacquainted. AND HOPEFULLY I'LL STOP FORGETTING THE RING AND NECKLACE, JEEZ
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Spooky-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Ok I will finally be cosplaying him this Sunday at Mechacon in New Orleans!!! I will use this a reference for all the small details! I hope you like the finished TJ cosplay facial hair and all lol!!!
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
ahhhh, it's this weekend? :D I can't wait to see photos!
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Spooky-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yes this weekend! I cant wait to cosplay him!
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It turned out awesome!!! I saw a photo on Tumblr :D
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Spooky-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
OMG Really haha, what Tumblr? I seen Vol 1 of TJ and Amal in the dealers room at mechacon !!! It was a surprise for me! =D
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I forget which one; it was just under the #tj and amal tag
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Spooky-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Ok Thats kool! <3 Much love~!
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Emma-Jen Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is lovely. i <3 these boys!
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mistressofscribbles Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
BRILLIANT character design. I just love EVERYTHING about him. :love: You succeeded at creating the character I always wanted to create but never could :worship: Amen to that
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sebamoya1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
looove tj's character design... love the lankiness, love it.
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alikat322 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I love his design so much (although it weirds me out a bit to realize he looks so much like what my little brother is going to grow into. Even down to the hair and glasses :P).

Just found your comic the other night, i slammed through the archive and now am sitting on my hands waiting for more. I'm thoroughly hooked!
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NumberoftheBeatz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
May I ask a quiestion? what does TJ's tattous stand for? o.o
Especially the meaning of the stylized hand would interest me ~
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
You will find out in the next chapter of the comic :3
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NumberoftheBeatz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
awh allright =D Thanks ~
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love TJ's appearance. ^ ^ Most people make their characters unrealistically attractive (^ ^U Guilty), but TJ is real and imperfect, and I like that about him. I find it endearing. XD Plus, he's funny as hell. If he were my friend, I'd spend hours just playing with his dreads. ^ ^
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! when i first designed him, he was all hot and stuff, but that made him boring, I guess. I like him a lot better goofy.
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^ ^ I like him too. And I like how Amal actually looks like an Indian guy, and not just some white kid colored brown. >.> Also, I'm wondering how many total gigs the entire comic, plus additional art take up, because I have it and said related art saved onto my 4-Gig flash drive. XD
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
So far, it takes up about 70 or 80 GB on my hard drive, but that's with all the unflattened 600 dpi Photoshop files... XD
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Oh, wow. You have a LOT of stuff on them. I actually drew a chibi of TJ that I wanted to upload, but I wanted to get it colored first. ^ ^
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SeraphL Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
I'd love to see a breakdown of the tattooes someday. I daresay some of the info will come out in the story, but just to know the origins of them all would be fascinating
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
The tattoos get talked about later in the story :-)
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SeraphL Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Excellent :)
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libertyhighraiders Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Awesome work. One thing I never really understood though was his ring. Isn;t that usually where a wedding ring goes? Or am I maybe looking too much into that?
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, but other rings can be worn on the same finger.
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GarydosOak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been killing me to know the story behind those tattoos. D}:
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Medoose Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You have all the details decided, this is amazing! I never had any character designed so accurately. Your art style really amazes me!
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GatesuRyu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Filmographer
I'm constantly forgetting details on my characters (like necklaces) I should do a couple off these.
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oddno1ishere Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I have that old model sheet basically burned into my brain. Don't be to horrified it produced the dolls, heh. Now I REALLY want to build another set.
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KoshDrawfag Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Wow, this is a downright professional character sketchup you've done for both of your characters.

I've got to wonder, have you also done written psychological/journal style works for their personalities and histories and 'hidden from the audience' background aspects?
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yup - that's all scattered about, and has been building up for 2 or 3 years, but yeah I got it :D
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greej Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
mreee *grabbyhands*

i like how he has a long, thin nose ... /but/ an overbite. your characters are so depthy. <3
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bendzz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Wooooow you really didn't leave a single detail to chance, did you?
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I actually left off some stuff o_o
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bendzz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
0.0
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Skookin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist
love love love love his hands. TJ you are such a scrawny chicken dude :]
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your characters. They're so full of life. :) :heart:
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. :)
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaah, this is so cool! I adore character reference sheets. You forgot his hair colors though. ;)
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
D'oh!
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Yukii21 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"And he *does* use all of those pockets" makes me wonder. >w< But only a little because it's TJ.
<333
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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dmarling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh TJ <3
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Roxin-dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL "Hair like a mop". Always how I thought of it xD

Once again, perfect for fanart reference! And jeez, he's skinny. xD
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, he's not been getting enough to eat sometimes, and on top of that he's got track star metabolism...
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Roxin-dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha xD. Tell him to eat some more!

By the way, I never asked but, who's that in your avatar? Looks familiar somehow
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's David Byrne, in a scene from "True Stories" - one of my favorite films
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Roxin-dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 80's one? I knew I recognized it! Who doesn't love a good musical, eh? Some of my favorite movies are musicals! Like Repo! The Genetic Opera and Sweeney Todd.

Also, John Goodman <33
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