= WARRIORS & MONSTERS: Teh Gatsu’s OC Temple =

Gatsu

[14] Master
No bullshit introduction, just OC designs :)

Let’s go straight to first group!


Name: YRSA
Age: 23
Birthplace: Kingdom of Norway
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Notes: Viking babe, dropped in this new collection as i completely redesigned her


Name: DON RODRIGO VASQUEZ
Age: 36
Birthplace: Valencia, Kingdom of Spain
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Notes: Spanish Admiral/Noble design, crack me up ended having bit of Addams Family Gomez vibe going on lol. I also like how works well as one possible duelist rival of my main OC Lucio


Name: HELENE
Age: 28
Birthplace: Salzburg, Holy Roman Empire (Austria)
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Notes: The Battle Nun, @Umbra4life will remember we talked about it lol. I like how the red pendant can pass for holy blood vial and the skull can pass for holy relics too


Name: NEMEAS
Age: ???
Birthplace: Nemea, Greece
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Notes: Classic gimmick bullshit “let me see if I can create a lion”, once the head was done design developed naturally. At first was supposed to have some sort of barbarian theme (wink at Warzard Leo), then I found more interessing the greek myth nemean lion route


Name: Mr. KABUTO
Age: 52
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
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Notes: Just had fun doing over the top Japanese design, everything about him looks extreme and Setstuka’s style fit it. Yoshi’s style was considered as well, but did’nt worked as good. Also I liked he looks as a character that can interact with Yoshi, so I liked use different style


Name: TOA TORU
Age: 41
Birthplace: Chatam Islands, New Zealand
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Notes: I like this guy, the maori-warrior look is badass but I wanted make him maori-warrior+fisherman to add some flavor and make him instant stand out as island/sea related char… the fish may be over the top choice but I like it lol


Name: RIVKA
Age: 17
Birthplace: Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (Czech Republic)
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Notes: Wanted at all cost add a pure jester char (more “classic” than Tira), i like the result. Cool thing I wanted it to be from Prague… I used random name generator and liked a lot Rivka, end up is a jew name and Prague had huge history with jews


Name: MORLOB
Age: 2
Birthplace: Baltic Sea
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Notes: Dude looks awkward af, he’s kinda middle way between some badass prehistoric armored fish and that super ugly “blobfish” lol. The pale colors made me pick a cold sea as location


Name: ELIF
Age: 19
Birthplace: Samarkand, Persian Empire
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Notes: Liked the face jewel thing create a see-not-see effect. picked Samarkand as just love the name, but end up it’s kinda in north/Russian direction so it fit well her not having classic arab eye/hair colors. Name is Turkish, but just sound good


Name: STEINER
Age: 38
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire (Germany)
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Notes: Teutonic knight af, dude got a lot of SamSho Sieger, done it without realize it. I guess there’s also good amount of S1 GoT Mountain lol


Name: CASANOVA
Age: 27
Birthplace: Republic of Venice (Italy)
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Notes: even if he belong to a much more modern time (usually I’m veeery loose on go back in past with SC cas, but i usually try to stricht avoid after-SC era) i ever end up do Casanova in every SC. I had many options for the style, but ultimately the comedic effect of Amy’s rose throwing done by him was to much to pick any other


Name: BORZ
Age: 86
Birthplacee: Black Forest, Holy Roman Empire (Germany)
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Notes: wanted to do a kobold with pig-like vibe, then thought do a “King of kobolds” would justify him being almost human big (height 1, minimum), like the biggest of them. From there I liked the idea of him being dressed with stolen stuff wich made him have nice pricy shit but him being still dirty af and shabby



Second group soon
 
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rdmunhoz

[13] Hero
Namco should contact you Gatsu to make a season pass with originals fighters. I woud buy it for sure! Great job my friend, I love all of them, but Toa Toru is The Guy!
Congratulations... second group now please hehe
 

Rusted Blade

[13] Hero
All of these designs show your typical attention to detail, Gatsu, but the stand-out for me has got to be Nemeas --- such a clean, believable take on that concept. Steiner similarly has a look that just sits very well in the pocket of the aesthetic you were expressly going for: I could easily see him as the morally-ambigous-bordering-on-barbaric teutonic knight. Rivka is one of the best takes on the jester/mummer vibe that I've seen: something about her lankiness is just reminiscent of a maudlin doll, and Voldo's body language maps into that brilliantly. I enjoyed how you handled the approach to Toa Toru's tattoos: having done a Polynesian design myself a while back, I know the assets are just not quite where you'd want them to be for that style of body marking: your minimalist approach, color balance and smart choice and placement of sticker really worked out quite well, I think. And I for one love that Vasquez is channeling Gomez. ;)
 
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Gatsu

[14] Master
@Kostas_Greece @rdmunhoz @Rusted Blade
Thanks for the nice feedback, and sorry for the late reply but i did'nt wanted to bump the thread without new stuff to show :D

Second group:

Name: GEORGE
Age: 32
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kingdom of England
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Notes: Classic “crusader” design, even if anachronistic I liked the idea of him clashing with Mitsu. Got the idea watching SamSHo recent Guest from For Honor


Name: BEATRIZ
Age: 27
Birthplace: Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
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Notes: the female pirate set was just too good to ignore it. Somehow I realized only after she end up having a bit of FF13 Light color scheme


Name: KENJI
Age: 19
Birthplace: Koga Village, Shiga prefecture ( Japan)
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Notes: Classic speedy ninja, gave him short stature(2). Had fun doing the headpiece


Name: MEDUSA
Age: ???
Birthplace: Sarpedon Island, Greece
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Notes: Wanted to add one for the monsters and have it female, Medusa is first that came to my mind… later on I will release more female monsters, but she deserved that #1 spot


Name: POLIPHEMUS
Age: ???
Birthplace: Island of the Cyclopes, Sicily (Greece back then)
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Notes: Had fun guessing how build the head, the pumpkin item is awesome … used it a lot in this collection, but in this CAS was first time. Hard to notice but the head include eye-stripes face item, wich helped a lot blend the two parts


Name: MINOTAUR
Age: ???
Birthplace: Crete Island, Greece
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Notes: Last of the greek trio! I know one can expect me try to go over the top adding stuff and stuff on him (an armor most likely), but this time I wanted keep it simple and use items to focus on make the african buffalo mask look like an actual european bull (or better an auroch) and blend with the body. I like the result, pretty natural ingame


Name: WILFRED THE RED KNIGHT
Age: 100
Birthplace: Kingdom of England
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Name: LOTHAIRE THE BLUE KNIGHT
Age: 100
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
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Notes: Wink at Hundred Years' War, at first Red and Blue Knights were supposed to be Black and White to represent some sort of Chess incarnation… end up removing the chess element, maybe I will do something in future


Next release may be soon, got still plenty already done, but i'm thinking if stay around 10 each update or smaller groups more often
 
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Kostas_Greece

[14] Master
@Kostas_Greece @rdmunhoz @Rusted Blade
Thanks for the nice feedback, and sorry for the late reply but i did'nt wanted to bump the thread without new stuff to show :D

Second group:

Name: GEORGE
Age: 32
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kingdom of England
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Notes: Classic “crusader” design, even if anachronistic I liked the idea of him clashing with Mitsu. Got the idea watching SamSHo recent Guest from For Honor


Name: BEATRIZ
Age: 27
Birthplace: Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
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Notes: the female pirate set was just too good to ignore it. Somehow I realized only after she end up having a bit of FF13 Light color scheme


Name: KENJI
Age: 19
Birthplace: Koga Village, Shiga prefecture ( Japan)
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Notes: Classic speedy ninja, gave him short stature(2). Had fun doing the headpiece


Name: MEDUSA
Age: ???
Birthplace: Sarpedon Island, Greece
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Notes: Wanted to add one for the monsters and have it female, Medusa is first that came to my mind… later on I will release more female monsters, but she deserved that #1 spot


Name: POLIPHEMUS
Age: ???
Birthplace: Island of the Cyclopes, Sicily (Greece back then)
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Notes: Had fun guessing how build the head, the pumpkin item is awesome … used it a lot in this collection, but in this CAS was first time. Hard to notice but the head include eye-stripes face item, wich helped a lot blend the two parts


Name: MINOTAUR
Age: ???
Birthplace: Crete Island, Greece
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Notes: Last of the greek trio! I know one can expect me try to go over the top adding stuff and stuff on him (an armor most likely), but this time I wanted keep it simple and use items to focus on make the african buffalo mask look like an actual european bull (or better an auroch) and blend with the body. I like the result, pretty natural ingame


Name: WILFRED THE RED KNIGHT
Age: 100
Birthplace: Kingdom of England
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Name: LOTHAIRE THE BLUE KNIGHT
Age: 100
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
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Notes: Wink at Hundred Years' War, at first Red and Blue Knights were supposed to be Black and White to represent some sort of Chess incarnation… end up removing the chess element, maybe I will do something in future


Next release may be soon, got still plenty already done, but i'm thinking if stay around 10 each update or smaller groups more often

I'm in love!
 
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Gatsu

[14] Master
Late Halloween mini-update 🎃, i promise a big normal one somewhere this week

Name: DEMIAN
Age: 118
Birthplace: Moravia, Kingdom of Bohemia (Czech Republic)
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Notes: As stupid it sound this design is bad on purpose lol, was doing experiments to do a vampire but i was like "this crap is too fucking anime-edgy" (even if modern SC seems to love that compared to more classy stuff like SC1), end up having the idea of keep it as a joke, and an Halloween special feels perfect timing. He's still a young blood vampire, soon will be clear why i say this :)

Name: ELOWEN
Age: 16
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall (Kingdom of England)
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Notes: Funny thing i had a little witch design in progress, mostly based on Schierke's from Berserk... i liked the idea of a very small one (height1) who hold huge power (Azwel style). Got so close to Halloween that i chosen to pumpkin it for the lulz. Found cool Elowen and Halloween sound similar lol. The cat is her eyes

Name: LUDVIK
Age: Unknown
Birthplace: Argedava, Kingdom of Dacia (Romania)
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Notes: The Ancient. Because felt guilty and i had to do something more badass for my fav monster than that crappy kid

Name: RAOUL
Age: 54
Birthplace: Canton of Vaud, Barony of Vaud (Switzerland)
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Notes: I did'nt planned a werewolf, but as soon i prepared the Halloween thing, have a "wolf mask" in head items made it mandatory. Make the mask blend using fuckton of stickers/items to kill the "mask" effect became the challenge, kinda like Minotaur


Got some kind of Frankie too, but was done like last minute, so did'nt had the refinement i like apply on my stuff, so he stay dead at the moment
 
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JohnMcKee

[14] Master
It's awful to see how good you are and how easy it seems for you to create such awesome designs... while my characters always end up black and white :-(

I agree that you should work for Bamco!
 
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JohnMcKee

[14] Master
Thanks for your advice, o wise CaS master!

I really should try experimenting with textures and patterns! What doesn't help me is that I'm colorblind, sometimes I think the colors are fine but it looks like someone chewed a parrot and puked it on the character...
 
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Gatsu

[14] Master
Name: BASTIAAN
Age: 27
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Notes: This guy looks fun ingame, brings great dutch mercenary asshole gambler vibe lol. Aside the sleeves gimmick very basic design but still feels ok


Name: FEILA
Age: ???
Birthplace: Glenariff Forest, Ireland
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Notes: probably due Berserk, wanted to do a Moth-Girl demon. In irish folklore (and in many other places) white moth was a sign of death coming soon. I liked this role of dark messenger


Name: YASUKE
Age: 33
Birthplace: Macua Village, Mozambique
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Notes: Yasuke is a real history figure (and base of Afro Samurai, lol), go check it fascinating story. Game me the excuse to make a black char playing very far from usual sterotypes. Gave him height 5 and focused on show height with very vertical figure as he was supposed to be very very tall (or Japanese were short, my guess is both)


Name: LEONOR
Age: 17
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland
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Notes: Had fuckton of fun with this joke char, the fact the pumpkin can contain whole head but the object inside (head) is still visible make it one of the most interessing items, will use again.
Concept is her whole armor focus on supreme indestructible defense, but end up being too heavy so to still be able to move had to give up wear the lower part… anybody played Darks Souls (and even more Demon Souls) know that feel lol


Name: GRAY EAGLE
Age: 96
Birthplace: Sioux Village, New World
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Notes: wanted use that CAS race to do a regular old human, like how it end up


Name: MALENE
Age: 26
Birthplace: Bruges, Kingdom of Belgium
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Notes: at first I just wanted to do a brothel’s princess char, then I thought considering Soul Edge’s infection is big deal in SC world I just switched half run to change CAS race make one that took it.
Still unsure wich version I prefer: coat enrich a too poor silhouette on other side coatless is just more pleasant to watch



Name: RASHID
Age: 19
Birthplace: Baghdad, Ottoman Empire (Iraq)
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Notes: lot of sticker job here lol. Dude is short (2), Mitsu height make him looks even shorter, ingame looks fun


Name: NIKE
Age: 29
Birthplace: Island of Lesbo, Greece
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Notes: design started with let’s create toughest woman of SC world, at first thought at another Nordic girl, but after Yrsa felt redundant so gone for Greece. Also I’m watching Blood of Zeus on Netflix, wich probably pushed me in that direction lol


Name: MIRZA
Age: 30
Birthplace: Bukhara, Persian Empire (Iran)
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Notes: Just wanted do a palace elite bodyguard, the silent poker-face one that stay closest to the sultan against any treat... i liked the armor having eyes, it enforce the vibe he's ever observing searcing potential menace.
If Hwang is next, he will get Hwang moveset for sure
 

weshookhands

[11] Champion
Thanks a lot for the pro tip of giving subtle texture by using the monochrome tiger print! That one had totally escaped me until now but solves a bunch of problems. Great to have you back!
 

Umbra4life

[10] Knight
Wow. What a feast for the eyes! 😁😁 Allow me to begin my admiration from the top. All are pretty damn fantastic but I'll shoutout my favs.

Yrsa - Everything about this design is pleasant on the eyes. From the colouring (armour, skin, hair, subtle blue in shirt) to the sticker work to the overall fashion design (with one arm showing but still very clothed and clad in armor). She is so pleasant to look at, and I could easily see this design in SC, SamSho, etc. Bravo.

Don Rodrigo Vasquez - I am personally obsessed with this design. Don Rodrigo is strangely really attractive, I love love love the colouring in his outfit against his tan skin and black ponytail. Coupled with Amy's more feminine rapier posing, it gives him plenty of character and I can picture exactly how this character would be portrayed if he were a real character.

Helene - Hahaha, you weren't kidding when you said we had different takes on a Battle Nun. Helene looks badass! She could kick my Sister Annette's ass with her hands tied behind her back! I wanna see them FIGHT! (Mortal Kombat voice)

Nemeas - Instant favorite. You can call it gimmick bullshit all you want but Nemeas is stunning. I never knew I wanted a Lion man in SC, but low and behold, your design has me wanting a Lion man more than most of the other designs. Fantastic. That mane. The armour choices. Just fantastic.

Toa Toru - Love love love the the concept here. He makes sense, we know who he is, we can see this character in SC, easily. The fish in strap is simply genius in terms of being recognizable and memorable. Oh, and love the hair.

Morlob - deserves a shout out just for that face! Damn! Whatever it is, it's fantastic!

Elif - Love the facial jewel design and colours. Looks like she could be part of the Zelda Gerudo tribe.

Steiner - Simple and beautiful. I love it. Love the fur collar against his armour. Love his dark colours with yellow. Love the helmet on and off. I would totally play as him.

Borz - fantastic pig face and I like his striped shorts colours next to the green coat and orange belt. Nice combination there.

George - Beauitful design. Can easily see this design in game.

Kenji - great design here, especially that chest situation. Very nice.

Poliphemus - Genius Cyclops design. I love his hair, love the eye, his whole head is really a work of art. Bravo.

Wilfred / Lothaire- Stunning designs that could easily be put into a variety of games. Love it.

Ludvik - THAT FACE! Beautifully scary! Great job!

Bastian - Instantly in love. So much personality in this design. Those sleeves are everything. I agree, he might look a little pedestrian without the sleeves but that one thing draws your eyes in and looks great, so bravo.

Feila - she looks so cool! The face on this character is truly art. The colour and design on the wings and feathers are great!

Yasuke - Love the concept, his head is great too

Leonor - Truly genius. Minus the human face, it looks like something I've killed many times in Bayonetta. Haha. Love the concept of being super top heavy. Also the colours from head to toe are brilliant. I haven't had the chance to play with the pumkpin and I had no clue you could do such a thing with the opening there.

Nike - Eye-catching. Very nice colours.

Mirza - This character is another favorite of mine! I love the shape of this character, from the wide shoulders to the thin waist, flowing armor belt, puffed out pants, to the thin boots. Very much how I would design a character with that kind of silhouette. Also the colouring on this character is just beautiful.

As usual, Gatsu, you impress. ❤ claps
 

Pocky-Yoshi

[14] Master
Where's that other dude who said he was gonna dethrone you as CAS king? I mean, he got the goods, but where he at?!

That aside, amazing CAS as always.
 
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Gatsu

[14] Master
Wow. What a feast for the eyes! 😁😁 Allow me to begin my admiration from the top. All are pretty damn fantastic but I'll shoutout my favs.
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@Umbra4life DAMN dude, that was a monster feedback, seriously infinitely appreciated
Would like discuss with you about some/most of these because you opened some very interessing points (and tbh my lazy "design notes" usually cover like 1/10 lol) but want just avoid be like fapping on my own stuff lol :D
But again, see what you liked/left an impression make me say one more time how interessing is to me notice how our eye work similar.
Hope this reply being so short does'nt hide how pleasant it was read your post, again i dodge the long reply i would give just to be about keep a thread where design/images rules over Gatsu's obnoxious babbling
Hope to see you here again

Thanks a lot for the pro tip of giving subtle texture by using the monochrome tiger print! That one had totally escaped me until now but solves a bunch of problems. Great to have you back!
Cow print offer similar -but different- effect iirc
While tiger offer a rough surface, the cow add big discolored stains (cool example for old/dusty clothes)

Where's that other dude who said he was gonna dethrone you as CAS king? I mean, he got the goods, but where he at?!

That aside, amazing CAS as always.
To be honest i TRULY liked the dude LOL
He even end up having some good looking ones, based on his best stuff i got him as somewhere middle top10 material
I remember leaving him some positive comment too, maybe i should have wrote something more long but more often than not that's the way i post even when i really appreciate what i see... most of the time i can dedicate to 8WR goes to make time-eating collages of images that will never left this forum walls (well seen plenty of people straight copying stuff i did, but i personally don't post on other sites) LOL
At the end i was pleased he at least delivered, i'm far more turned off when people can't back up their talking and CAS community is a bit the ultimate McDojo at that lol
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From there i may go for smaller group approach, i guess i posted a good 60/70% of OC i currently got (i'm counting also Lucio, the elephant and others posted on the first SC6 thread) and to keep deliver updates 4-5 for group seem more substainable rythm to be able keep create/release often till i run out ideas/freetime

I'm also considering if add or not the ingame pics. Are no doubt cool, but maybe people would click for an actual update and instead they find me posting same shit, different stage lol. Must check how are gone in my "SC universe" thread where i done that too

Next group
🔥💧🗿☁️⚡

Overdone theme, i know, but hope my take on it will please
 
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NitricZenith

[05] Battler
most of the time i can dedicate to 8WR goes to make time-eating collages of images that will never left this forum walls
You really should swing by the sub Reddit, people would love your stuff there, I know I do!
There's too much good stuff in this gallery than I have the verbosity for right now, but everything in here is amazing, I particularly love Feila and Leonore, truly inspired!
 
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Gatsu

[14] Master
Next group
🔥💧🗿☁️⚡

Overdone theme, i know, but hope my take on it will please

And here we go
A bit silly straight fantasy (but at least folklore-based) update, next time will return bit more on "human" side

Name: ISHTAR the Salamander / Avatar of Fire 🔥
Age: ???
Birthplace: Arabian desert (Iraq)
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Name: SELINE the Siren / Avatar of Water 💧
Age: ???
Birthplace: Mediterranean sea
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Name: JORO the Giant / Avatar of Earth 🗿
Age: ???
Birthplace: Scandinavian mountains (Norway)
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Name: STYX the Harpy / Avatar of Wind ☁️
Age: ???
Birthplace: Strofades Islands (Greece)
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Name: RAIDEN the Dragon / Avatar of Thunder ⚡
Age: ???
Birthplace: East asian skies (Japan)
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-will add here some minimal notes here later-


And we are done with the derp, as said more substance next lol
 
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Spanky

[13] Hero
Seline reminds me of Ruto from Ocarina of Time :) Also, I like Raiden's "mustache!" 🐉 Always amazingly creative, Gatsu!!! 👏
 

Jay Jackson

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You really should swing by the sub Reddit, people would love your stuff there, I know I do!
There's too much good stuff in this gallery than I have the verbosity for right now, but everything in here is amazing, I particularly love Feila and Leonore, truly inspired!
I'd have to disagree on this simply based on this biast nature of that group. Visual Cosplay of other sub Reddit group that would appreciate his work would actually be more of a benifet than the Soulcalibur sub Reddit goup. Just my thoughts nothing more..