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Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII

"Aria And The Shark" by Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII

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Aria Collen once a helpless mother became an elite cybernetic warrior (Panzer) by an unkown organization ruled over by the demonic Lich Anubus. With the Help of the former King Leoric she learned how to control her new body and now fights to save her stolen daughter. The agents of Anubus are powerful though, and are renown for their deadly combat Panzer bodies. There are two sorts of Cyborgs in my story… organic (cybers), and armored (Panzers). Cybers look almost completely like normal humans; their cybernetic components are ment to replicate human bodily functions more efficiently. People who are completely organic cybers have several times the strength and speed of normal humans but still have the same basic inherent weaknesses. Panzers are very different, they are much larger in size and vary widely in shape when compared to those of cybers. Their bodily components are made from powerful armored alloys that give them many times the strength and speed of a normal man; primarily used for combat the only thing organic about Panzers are the remnants of their human brains. They commonly have very outlandish body chasis often representing knights or deadly animals. Aria is unique in that she has a cyber body but bears the heavier alloys of the panzers giving her many times the strength of a normal cyber but many times the speed of a normal PanzerHere Aria narowly escapes loosing her head to the violent attacks of a deadly blade whip, just one of the countless weapons that the lethal Karterous Renz is proficient in. Once a powerful and wise General, Karterous chose to become a Panzer rather than facing death on the battlefield and is now fully enslaved to the will of the Demon Lich Anubus. Karterous chose a form that would allow him to literally rend his opponants limb from limb even if he where totally unarmed. He now sees his entire world through the blood red optic lenses which are his only windows to what is left of a twisted reality. I really enjoyed recreating the character of Karterous Renz esspecially since he actually used to be the lead villain in my story way back when, even now it seems like ages ago. Back then he used to be known as Crustacious Finns. A humanoid hammerhead shark hell bent on ruling the world, and he was far more ruthless than the Lich Lord Baulter ever was. I thought it would be fun to bring him back this time as a top ranking Panzer serving the Lich Anubus, in the third arc of my story which takes place in the far future.

11 Aug 2004:-) Xiaoyang Li
I love your style, which is kinda stained glass and mosaic like but with depth and perspective. Very colorful, and merrily so. Keep on good work.

12 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "  Thank you very much! This one is actually my favorite of my latest bunch... I guess that might be becouse it has nostalgic value for me since the shark character used to be the head villain of my story long before Lord Baulter. ^_^ I love having lots of rich deep colores in my works and thus usually end up liking my brighter drawings more than the really dark ones. It makes it rather difficult for me to make a rather creepy atmosphear when I need it. Thanks again for your wonderful comments! ^_~"
30 Sep 200445 Panther of the Night
O.O I'm sorry I just realized that's a shark. (I should really start reading the desribtions before I look at the picture)


1 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "thats right a hammerhead shark! Though since hammerheads have a limited feild of vision I gave him extra visual sensors so that way no matter what direction he's facing he'll still know what your up to! Thanks again!"
30 Sep 200445 Panther of the Night
Why isn't anyone commenting?!?!? This is amazing it's so dynamic! (I use that word alot 12 You should make a comic book! I love your style!I really like the metal machine robot thingy, it's really cool! Thank you soooooo much for making such cool pictures!


1 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "I was wondering that myself. ^_^ Maybe it's just to sci-fi? Though I don't see how that could be. -_- Thanks alot I really appreciate your comments! Just wait untill you see my next batch of drawings! ^_~"
2 May 2005:-) Alia Honegger
This is funny for me because my name is Alia, and when I was living in Japan everyone called me Aria, plus I have a thing about sharks! I love the weirdness of this picture, and how you can't really tell outlines so much as movement. It sorta reminds me of Clive Barker's illustrations for the Thief of Always, no clue why though.

1 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "  Wow I've never had any of my work compared to Clive Barkers before! ^_^ I've never actually heard of the comic your talking about untill just now, but seeing it now I think it must be the rows of sharp teeth that remind you of it. ^_^
I actually think now that this piece could use some more movement. ^_^() I tend to draw my lines too boldly so it looks a bit more like the a frozen moment in time rather than an epic high speed duel. ~_~ I'll do better next time though. ^_~
Oh Cool you've been to Japan! I'm really hoping to be able to go there too one day. I'd prefere to try and learn as much of the language as possible first though. Thank you so much for your awesome comments! ^_~"
5 Aug 200645 Anonymous
Hey did u got inspired by Gunnm ?? a girl with new body, panzer and all that. Did you know that Gunnm has copyrights ? O_O

9 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "And I assure you that my work will break no copyrights. Panzer (The german word for armor) was the one that I think fitted best and most completly describes the form my cybernetic characters will take through out my story. "
6 Jan 2007:-) Terri Lynn Stewart
Hell yeah she kicks a$$ could you stop by and see what you think of me stuff?

41 Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII replies: "Hehe. ^_^

Aria has a unique ability in that she is capable of remembering and presicely replicating just about any physcal move imaginable.

While she might not be quite talented enough to link these moves together properly or always be capable of choosing the proper move given her situation it at least allows her to quickly adapt to a dynamically changing enviroment.

Initially this ability was used to teach Aria how to properly adapt to her new body, like walking, balance, and Dancing. Later on, though, she is able to incorperate those talents into a fierce combat style that has allowed her to bring the fight back to her persurers. ^_~

She still has alot to learn though. ^_^()"
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'Aria And The Shark':
 • Created by: :-) Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII
 • Copyright: ©Jose Rafael CruzpaganIII. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Aria and the shark, Aria colleen, Blade whip, Crustacious finns, Demon lich anubus, Duel, Enslaved, Far future, General, Jose rafael cruzpagan iii, Karterous renz, Mother, Panzer, Perilous quest, Shark man, Slayer, Veteran, Whip
 • Categories: Architecture, Houses, Castles, etc, Fights, Duels, Battles, Man, Men, Robots, Androids, Humanoid Warmachines, Techno, Cyber, Technological, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Coloured Pencils, Black Ink, Coloured Ink, Markers, Mixed Media, Erasers
 • Inspirations: Other Author, Other Artist
 • Submitted: 2007-11-06 13:46:07
 • Views: 1368
 • Resolution: 498x700

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