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The Apex Twins: Fader and Cue by Shwann The Apex Twins: Fader and Cue by Shwann
I've poked, prodded, and teased about these guys for a few weeks now... and now they're FINALLY here! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the newest addition to the SHWANN Universe... The Apex Twins: Fader & Cue!!!

Artwork by: :iconnelsondaniel:

Be sure to also check out these previous illos by Nelson:



The Apex Twins: Fader & Cue are owned by :iconshwann: and :iconjharren:

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Also, for those of you interested, here's a detailed description of what I sent to Nelson (along with several concept images by James Harren) in order bring the Twins to life.

The Apex Twins: Fader & Cue

Brief overview: The Mechanized, Sumo Wrestling, Fraternal Twins, and Assassin Duo

More details:

Personality: They're both bad-asses with an attitude to match... not too bright though
Main Colors: Fader (the big one, has a reddish body w/a candy blue TV face... the actual TV is metal colored) and Cue (the slim one, has candy blue body w/a reddish TV face)
Body: Fader (bulky but cut) and Cue (lanky but cut)
Head: It's a TV -- Fader has a Widescreen and Cue has a standard TV
Neck: Both necks are mostly hydraulics and metal
Bottoms: Fader wears a dark gray Mawashi... i.e. Sumo Wrestler underwear and Cue wears a black Mawashi
Weapons: Fader has a huge Rocket attached to his right arm and Cue has a huge futuristic .50 caliber gatling gun attached to his right arm (you know, the whole "little guy with a big weapon syndrome")

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:iconmasked-avenger:
masked-avenger Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
FLCL tribute?

i know they're your original characters, but did you get the idea for them from the show?
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Didn't know about the show until someone point it out to me after I uploaded the first concept image :)
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:iconmasked-avenger:
masked-avenger Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
great minds then
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:iconyukih:
YukiH Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I was thinking about Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy.
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:icongennosukeman:
geNNosukeMAN Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow very nice draw!
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:iconky27:
ky27 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconseptvii:
septVII Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
like
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:iconmrgaichor:
mrgaichor Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great one
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:iconagirlnam3dgoo:
AGirlNam3dGoo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
sick
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:iconnovaking:
novaking Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
ahaha aphex twin! lol love his music! LOVE THIS ART!
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
:D
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:iconeverybodysgottago:
everybodysgottago Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
was this inspired by the excellent animated film "Dead Leaves" perchance?
[link]

[link]
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Yup! :)
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:iconwenzmaster:
wenzmaster Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work, gratz!
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:iconffx-2-freak:
FFX-2-freak Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
kool, kinda like those dudes from Burst Angel but less nerdy
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:iconoffout:
OffOut Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
any relation to richard d james aphex twin
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Nah... similar names but Fader & Cue have "zero" DJ skills ;)
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:iconoffout:
OffOut Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Minor inspiration i'm assuming, oh wait now i see, since it's relative to this trip-hop/samurai future, you sort of put in a series of subtle puns.
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
You got it! :highfive:
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:iconoffout:
OffOut Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I really enjoy those type of manga/anime/movie i think everyone does, jus ridiculously clever
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
100% concur!
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:icondrakkle:
Drakkle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude. Did you get inspiration from 'Dead Leaves'? This TOTALLY reminds me of the main character, Retro, but with bigger muscles and more badass guns.

Retro - [link]

But in any case, great job! I love it. The color and shading composition is awesome.
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Dead Leaves was definitely an inspiration :)
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:icondrakkle:
Drakkle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very epic. Either way, this rocks, but the confirming statement that this piece was inspired by Dead Leaves makes it... I dunno. Even better lol.

Keep up the great work!
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Dead Leaves was definitely an inspiration :)
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:iconzakuuhxc:
zakuuhxc Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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:iconmarkosaz:
markosaz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
nice characters!!
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:iconryudan:
RyuDan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
this is crazy awesome
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:iconwes-stclaire:
Wes-StClaire Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i haven't seen a drawing of these two since i was...i don't even know how old, very nice
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:iconphilabuster:
PhiLaBuster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
thats pretty sick dood, awesome colors
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Glad you like it!!!!
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:iconphilabuster:
PhiLaBuster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Oh very much so
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:icontyranosaurussex:
TyranosaurusSex Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very dead leaves,

just stumbled upon your work.

Top notch.
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Glad you like it!!!
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:iconmonyo:
Monyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
They have teh head like the Pet Shop Boys on the last tour...jeje.
Nice piece of work!
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:iconjoeyvazquez:
JoeyVazquez Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
This guy did the best job so far on these guys.
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Nelson Daniel is very talented indeed! :D
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:icondeimos-remus:
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Fader and Cue have some really cool and interesting designs! :D
They're out of the ordinary, which is what I like about them.
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Glad you like them... lot's more of them to come! :)
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:iconqueenofmuttonchops:
QueenofMuttonchops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The setting and the TV heads really makes me think of "Dead Leaves"
:D
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:iconjeffstokely:
JeffStokely Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional
This is just downright bitchin! Nelsons work continuously blows me away
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Glad you like!!!!!
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:iconmatteoscalera:
MatteoScalera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
HELLYEAH!!
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
:#1:
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:iconsamax:
samax Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Artist
the Shwanniverse is growing quite nicely!
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
For sure!!!
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:iconaditya777:
aditya777 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go Shwann universe! :boogie:
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:iconshwann:
Shwann Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Ha! Thanks for your great artwork and continuous support!!!!
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:iconaditya777:
aditya777 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome J! :dance:
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:iconarcturion:
Arcturion Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Woah, reminds me of Dead Leaves. If that doesn't ring a bell to anyone, go watch it. NAO!
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