Thank you all for your support, and congrats to everyone on their fantastic entries! Hopefully this contest will attract as much talent and imagination as the last!
Triumph of Fygul Cestemus
Oh no! The dark order Fygul Cestemus has succeeded in capturing the cursed sword Soul Edge, and with it have converted the entire cast of Soulcalibur to lizardmen and golems!
The challenge here is to try and recreate any Soulcalibur character from any of the games as a lizardman, or a golem similar to Astaroth or Ashelotte. Anyone is game, and you have free reign to take some creative liberty with your work, the task here is to echo a character's design enough for them to be recognisable with a potentially monstrous body!
This challenge was inspired by thinking how to recreate Zasalamel from a different culture, but still have him be the dark side of karma we all know and love. Norik's Zasalizardman entry was a big help for coming up with this challenge, too! Hopefully it's not too specific or too flexible an idea, if there are any problems with it I hope @brucege will be able to sort them out. Best of luck to everyone!
Whoops, this took me longer to do than I expected, especially considering it was my idea. I'm loving the entries so far though, I hope to see even more before the deadline hits!
If Maxi is strong enough to defeat Astaroth, he'd make a really useful golem to have around the shrine. Too bad they didn't even clean his own blood off his pants after Astaroth actually defeated him and brought him to Kunpaektu for conversion.
What a Nightmare!
To keep the power of Soul Edge under control, Ares had Kunpaektu alter its current host, the Azure Knight. The process gave him a new body, but already the malfestation is starting to show again, his trademark arm in something of a larval form at this point. This is also how I learned that not being able to put stickers on a lizardman character can absolutely cripple some design potential.
Oh shit, the entries on this one look even better than the Zas contest, I'm gonna have a hard time voting for sure! :)
By the way, yes I know I'm late but gotta say, @Fatal_Exodus's young Zas was...yikes, I was awed when I saw it, it looked SO great, loved it!!
Sucks that I wasn't able to vote but ,great work as always friend! :D
@SpellcraftQuill Cheers, you could very well be right lol. To be honest the nuance between the two is maybe a little lost on me. I know Asta's a big zombie and Nightmare's something...else. I just never saw the distinction as being that big. I saw "creative liberties" and "monstrous body" and thought, "well I know that much" and had the 3 malfested ready to be tweaked. If they're deemed too far removed from the theme, I'll remove them and maybe reup them if there's time. This wouldn't be the first time that's happened either, so it's really no big deal.