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John DeFoe by Crispy-Gypsy John DeFoe by Crispy-Gypsy
This entire piece was shaded/colored with a mouse.

Now you might all say "Well, CG, now that you've done it and found out how difficult it is, you MUST have a new respect for all the great artists who can actually color really well with a mouse!"

My answer is, "No. In fact, I just hate all of you for being able to do this."

MR. STYLUS,COME BACK, PLEEEEEASE!!!

Anyway, this is a piece of fanart for Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's (probably best known for his video game review "Zero Punctuation") series of horror point and click games "The Chzo Mythos."

Croshaw's so fucking good at storytelling, it makes me jealous. Really jealous. The thing is that I knew him for his comedy and stuff, and then I played the games... there's not so much comedy in those, just a lot of freak out moments and a good storyline and script. Also, I got scared. *laughs* And it's 2D too. I am easily freaked out, but it's really good. (Here's his website: [link] )

ANYWAY, THIS IS JOHN DEFOE... The psychopathic, machete wielding, welding mask and leather apron wearing ghost murderer in the Chzo Mythos.

Spoilers, I guess.

Long story short, he was born the second of a set of twins, and his mother died at his birth. He was deformed and retarded, and his father, who hated him for "killing" his wife, locked him up in the basement. He raised his other son, though with a somewhat distant and judgmental air, pretty normally. Eventually, his son noticed the "boy living behind the kitchen door," and tried to ask his father about him, receiving nothing more than outright denial or anger from him.

On the anniversary of either his and his wife's marriage or her death (dont remember!!), Sir. Roderic Defoe (the father) went down into the basement and beat him within an inch of his life with a cursed African Idol. His brother found him and nursed him back to health just enough for John to break free of the basement and, unable to tell the difference between people thanks to his retardation, kill both his father and brother. He later died from the wounds inflicted by his father.

John still haunts the mansion within the African tribal idol, possessing anyone who touches the idol and murdering anyone he comes into contact with, wearing the same blacksmith's apron and welding mask he did when he killed his father and brother.

THAT'S THE GIST OF IT. Just my version of him, I guess. *laughs*

John DeFoe (c) Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw

...I will probably draw one of the main character later.
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darxis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
The fifth Man who desired judgment was the Child, whose father held in his possession the carving of the Slave. The Prince came to him and was at once rightly pleased with what he found, for the house of the Child and his father already knew well the name of the King.
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xenap3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
God this poor kid needs a hug
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WTFgamer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
so does slendy and the prince but do they get hugs? no. so yes he needs a hug.....and a shower.
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JanusRobotnik Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Correction: He wasn't born deformed/retarded. His father just threw him in the basement, and his complete lack of contact with people and horrible malnourishment screwed him up physically and mentally.

Awesome piece nonetheless.
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student
I thought it was that he was born deformed, and then his father threw him in the basement and abused him, which led to the retardation and the insanity, or at least that's what Trilby had guessed. O: Or at least that's what I had understood of it, couldn't tell you if it was right or wrong without replaying.

...which doesn't sound like a bad idea, really.
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StephEff Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
John Defoe is probley the most awesome killer in a videogame, asides from Cabadath/ The Tall Man
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superman1228 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
...wow. i kept on having to go back up and gawk at the picture whilst reading the description.
btw, Roderick *almost* killed john on the date of his wife's death, because that was also the twins birthday, the 28th of july.
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student
I said he *almost* killed john, didn't I?

AND THANKS! There you go XD Twins Birthday, wife's death, that's the info XD I am actually going to replay this very soon just cuz.
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superman1228 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
awesome. You make the best chzo fanart. Do you have any of Cabadath?
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student
NOt yet, no, but I actually have some Chzo fanart planned whenever I can actually get off my ass and do it. Cabadath's definitely in there, the creepy fucker.
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superman1228 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
He's so badass, and i think you could make a pretty killer version. I look foreward to seeing it!
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Sirdownloadsalot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
LOOKS AWESOME
realy nice work!
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crooked-straightline Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
This is excellent work for a mouse, there really needs to be more fanart of the Chzo Mythos, it's a wonderful series
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LSama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
AHHHH I love these games. The Trilby you did was awesome, and so is this!
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TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
very very intersting story, cool piece, and sorry for you having to suffer with the mouse
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cthulhlu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
this captures the feel of John perfectly, poor git.
id love to see how you do trilby :)
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TheCheatIsNotDead Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That is 'effin SWEET.

Add in some weird body twitching and horrible sounds and he'd feel right at home in Silent Hill.
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bai-xue88 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome. kinda reminds me of a awesome'd-up version of Jason Vorhees. XD
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Phantasim-Fan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
OH MAN! That is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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Wolf-In-The-Walls Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I'm amazed.... puts my Cabadath stuff to shame...
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student
Oh! Cabadath! Awesome! I need to do some of him too... and Trilby, and... well, you know, just all the main characters. It's a lovely set of games.
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Wolf-In-The-Walls Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I love them. I think Trilby's Notes was the best
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zexies Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Yeah, a mouse is pretty hard. But it's easier for me. And! You can't hate me, pssh. I don't use Adobe enough, so ha.

If I woke up to that, I would cry. And then have my head sheered off. Lovely, lovely.

I like it, I can't seem to draw blood for some odd reason. -frowns- I also like the, erm, angle(?) you put it at. Very nice. C:
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Crispy-Gypsy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student
THAT DOESN'T MEAN I CAN'T HATE YOU.

And thanks! Glad you like the angle! *still hates you*
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zexies Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
WELL, POO. D:

Yes, you are quite welcome.
Haterrrrrrrr. D<
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Readasaur Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Wow.
Both brothers kinda got the short end of the stick, there.
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student Filmographer
Geez... talk about your textbook Freud case...
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:fear: I iz scared

Awesome work though, especially with a mouse!
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