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Chad Sideshot - Costume by weremagnus Chad Sideshot - Costume by weremagnus
Last weekend out of the blue I drew out a handful of reptilian outlaw baddies and with the help of some hilarious input from classmates I'm working out the notorious Two-Horn gang.

The most hilarious one I've come up with yet though is this little guy. Chad Sideshot (real name Hale) who is, obviously, a chameleon. I'm not really sure what I'm using these critters for yet. Maybe something down the road!


Prismacolor markers, pigment liner and colored pencil. Retouched in photoshop

Initial roughs/ideas - [link]


----- extra ramblings about this character -----

He's not very tall by comparison to the rest of his crew (who're soon to come, I swear!) and is the younger brother of an ex-member. Died in a gunfight I'm sure. He moves slow like a chameleon would, however he talks rapidly and is prone to traumatic flashbacks of his brother's death, which sends him screaming wildly. He's pretty twitchy just in his dialect, even though his slow movements dont show it equally.

My favorite part about him so far is his blind spot is directly ahead of him, so he always looks at people from the side. And shoots side-long, hence his nick name. He's a long-range shot in the group and his gun is a modified kentucky flintlock rifle (or would be if I could friggin' draw guns)
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:iconswalshy:
Swalshy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Can Chad change his skin colour like a chameleon?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional
Yes, but he's not sure how to. Sometimes it just happens.
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:iconswalshy:
Swalshy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Ooooh, interesting...
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YohTheCrow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
With that face he really looks like Sirri

[link]
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional
What card game is that?
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YohTheCrow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Chaotic
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Killopkie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
so i wonder wether or not his enemies would know wether to sneak up on him from behind or to sneak up on him from the front

kind of confusing there eh???

i could immagine talking to him, i bet he would seem freggin krazy
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Killopkie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
why do you draw guns so well?
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:iconfrozx398:
Frozx398 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! Like the boots :)!
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:iconrottweilerrage:
RottweilerRage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love CHAMELEONS!!!!
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:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Thassa sezzy jacket. D: Nom.
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:iconinanna120:
inanna120 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
The expression is brilliant
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seitosilver Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
I love your marker work. Nice concept, If Chad were in a comic, I'd totally read it.
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:icondoovoo:
DooVoo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
thats awesome!!
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:icondemonxxchild:
DEMONxxCHILD Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
KEWL!! :D
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queenmaeve Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
AWESOME! I wish the head were a bit bigger, but spiffy concept!
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GingerOpal Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
A chameleon gunman! GENIUS!!! He could shoot someone behind him and not even have to turn around! :rofl:
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kof2e2ad2ikt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
:thumbsup:
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commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Interesting character. :)
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seel-dingo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
oh....my.... fucking god D8

*heart attacks*

asdfhsdfgbshgf WUHHSDGSHDGSHGDHSGDgefasgsfdg

oh god holy shit I LOVE THIS DUDE
man his outfit totally kicks ass, hahaha. and the marker colours are so luscious c8 omnonmom

dunno if you're willing to part with this dude, hahaha, but you think i could buy him along with that godzilla? XD;;;;
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional
Hahahaha oh seel XD Yes of course! It's only a concept drawing anyway. Speaking of which, Godzilla is back in my posession now so I can figure out a price one of these days XDDD


moar are indeed on the way, I'm trying to sort out the boss right now :U
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seel-dingo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
mmmmnahnahnahmnah 83 sweet
*rubs hands together*

can't waittttttt
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zeroxtb Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay holy shit this is just

TOWN AINT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US
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A-VeyZ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Fear the gun? Or the tounge?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional
FEAR EM BOTH!
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A-VeyZ Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
shit. 0.0
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Sniffs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
I can't draw guns worth much either, but I don't see much wrong with the gun, other than I think it's too short. add about 20 cm.
since it's a kentucky, you can design it any way you want. I like the patchbox in the stock.

*grin*
the Gila gave me an Idea. if that character isn't set in stone, how bout suggesting that the blabber also makes spanish speakers go ¿Que?
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional
Thanks for the crit, I'll make it longer!

Yeah Lopez isn't quite done yet, but that's a good idea :O Some strange accent to his spanish or something.
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Sniffs Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
how about "mexerind"? a slight Native American accent from one of the peoples in the area. there's inevitably someone raised as a Native American in outlaw groups (not to mention a very gruff Eoropean descent somewhere, too bad Europe doesn't have any notable Reptiles).
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Luigi-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Annoying bird! I am the great Sideshot!
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Arsina Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
I love everything on this guy; and his background is very inteligent, smart of you to take advantage of a real characteristic of a chameleon. Nice job :)
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werespyro Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Student General Artist
i think using a chameleon is a great idea, looks rearly good =]
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
That is a pretty cool character concept, as well as a very kickass outfit. He looks ready for anything.
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fyrenwater Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A chameleon outlaw is definitely unique. Nobody can sneak up and shoot him from behind. He'll see it with those "creepy-yet-cool-can-point-in-different-directions" eyes.
...I'm sure there's a scientific term for that. <__<
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Perytiion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Using a chameleon for this sort of character is so unexpected, but you make him so totally swashbuckling and adventuresome that it works out! I love him.
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weredraggor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Before I read the description, I honestly thought this was Rotty. :x Pretty sweet though, I particularly like how you drew the tail.
One thing I want to point out though. The hand closest to the tail looks like he has a melded finger or something, because it looks extra wide.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional
That finger is supposed to be melded. Chameleons have sock hands :P He has a thumb and a forefinger separate for triggering his gun and all, but otherwise has chameleon hands.

I don't know who rotty is?
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weredraggor Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Ah, k I figured it might be something like that, but I just wanted to make sure XD
:iconrottswitchbot: this is rotty. Friend of Seels and whatnot.
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Nekomori Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
xD aw, too cute! Teehee, I must be crazy to think that a lizard with a gun is cute. Oh well. Bravo!
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Abyssrose Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
I love the whole picture and even more your description. Can't wait to see the rest.
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LightningRyu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
There is nothing I don't love about reptilian outlaws. haha i can just imagine him rapidly cocking his head left and right, flicking his tongue, and talking a mile a minute. you know, you should totally have a gila monster in this group >8[

i really dig seeing your marker stuff 8>
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional
BANG ON

there is a gila. that gila i drew a while ago finally has a use - he's mexican and doesn't speak much aside from like 3 words he knows in english. and randomly says like a full sentence in spanish and everyone is like "uhh.....okay."

WE NAMED HIM LOPEZ >8U
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LightningRyu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
HOLA, LOPEZ. ME LLAMO BLITZ. TENGO UN ABRAZO POR TU. okay, i'm sold. gilas are like my favorite thing ever. lopez am mah bffl.
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weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional
Hahasdlkadssd
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:iconlightningryu:
LightningRyu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
PORQUE TU NO QUIERES MI ABRAZO? ;____;
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:iconweremagnus:
weremagnus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional
CONFIRM: LOPEZ IS AN EX-MARIACHI.
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LightningRyu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
AWESOME
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Kiiro-chan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice coat
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