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Avenue Q- Rod Doodle by NitrusOxide Avenue Q- Rod Doodle by NitrusOxide
Rod from Avenue Q.

Again, attempting to get him closer to the original, just to see how well I could... So, I contemplated Rod's chin for a long time, and came to this conclusion after studying many reference pictures and some of the original concept art:

Rod has a long face, not neccasarily a really square jaw. He is thin, because he's pretty much a nerd, and to make his face square takes away a lot from his effeminate nature and doesn't fit with his small frame.

How else could they give him a long face than making him sort of rectangular? He's a puppet, the stuff you're able to do is a bit limited...

So yeah. Not to say people shouldn't draw him with a square jaw. I'm just doing what works for me. x3

CLEANING THINGS UP WITH PHOTOSHOP SUCKS! xD
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Anthamiala Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Lol, he's like: What Am I DOING Here?
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FranBMan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I love this. You've managed to keep him completely stoic-looking while totally capturing his vunerability. I could look at it all day.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks so much! >/////////<

That's my favourite thing about Rod, the way he can be two totally different things at once. Sort of like how he's a republican homosexual. xDDD

I'm so glad! <3
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Haha! Thanks! Glad you like it so much! 8D
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
<3
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Bulleteye Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I still haven't seen the original versions of their songs.
But many other versions
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Seen them? You mean, heard them? Or do you mean you haven't seen clips from the show with the original cast? Because I think 'If You Were Gay' is on their website...

[link]
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Artist
An odd thing happened while I was sketching Rod's facial structure for the first time: he somewhat resembled a mixture of the puppet and John Tartaglia's features!! It works like a charm, too! Seeing his face beside Rod's is a big help for me sometimes.

I like the rigid face structure you tried to incorporate. It's hard to find that balance, though! I think Rick Lyon designed his face to contradict the stereotypical "gay" face/body. Rod tries in all of his behavior to conceal his gayness, and that shows in his conservative wardrobe, choice of drab yet tasteful colors(some of his analness showing through the facade), and very wide, frightened, vertical eyes that are overlapped by same-shaped and sized(yet horizontal) wireframe glasses.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Yeah, it's really an ingenious design, you can see he put a lot of thought into it...
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional Artist
Hellz yes! :heart: I and my close friend are infatuated with Rick Lyon and his sidekick Mr. CombOver. :heart:
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Teehee. x3
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Ooo, yesterday on the way home from a doctor's appointment, I was waiting at a stop light when this guy walked by. He looked just. Like. Rod. He was even immersed in a book as he crossed the street! He was really thin, had wireframe glasses, red-brown hair, and the same exact hair style as the puppet's! He was wearing all black, rather form-fitting black dress shirt and pants. Then he walked into a Burger King. "oh, no! He's gone be fat when he comes out!" I exclaimed. But it was such an uncanny resemblance, I couldn't believe it!!! :D
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111ONE!!!

THAT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE HEARD ALL DAY. <3

How cute! He was probably just picking up lunch for Nicky.... x3

<3
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL!! I never thought o that!! Perfect sense!! He was adorable!:heart:
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
LET'S ADOPT HIM!11ONE! 8D
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Emailaddict Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My cat looked at this and started purring. She likes it.

....So do I. XD
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
xD

Thanks! Super. 83

Hey, isn't your avatar from Alvin and the Chipmunks? The show, I mean. Not the movie. Haven't seen it.
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Emailaddict Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob.

Yep. It's Jeanette. XP

The movie's good. I recommend it.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Honest? I liked the show when I was little...
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Emailaddict Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. It's a little different from the show, but it's still the Chipmunks. I liked the show, too.
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Pinata-Colada Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaw I love him so much ^^
his face looks good 8l=3
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thank you! 8D

<3
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Rod's face shape can be really tough. It took me a while to get my initial character design down a couple years back. I'd recommend sketching around with him in chibi for a while, so you can use wider jaws without it looking too weird. But then again, I usually draw ave Q characters in more of a chibi style so it matches up with the puppets better, so that may just be my thing. It is tough to get him right, though. ^^;
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Yeah, I'm just farting around. A little experiment...
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AlexisRoyce Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Don't feel bad! It's good to try new things. I don't think any less of you for it, but we can all get better, right? :D
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Of course. 83
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Kiroji Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Schweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. XD You have officially made my, well... middle-of-the-night.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Glad to hear it! 83
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greentomatoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
What if you tried making the shoulders narrower, and not as wide? I think that might make him look skinnier. But really, I don't know. x) It just seems sort of logical.
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Yeah, it's incomplete, so... y'know... x3
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
That's a good thing? 83
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much so
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NitrusOxide Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Thanks very much! 8D
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