Weshookhands' CAS shenanigans

Rusted Blade

[14] Master
I've just been looking through your thread here, @weshookhands and re-acquainting myself with some of your more creative designs, and I have to say, I think you might be one of this community's more underappreciated top-tier designers: your output may not be huge, but everything you upload just drips with class and creativity and smart little idiosyncratic choices. And those decisions even extend to details such as how you present your content. You're another creator I'm hoping we'll see more of in 2021!
 
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weshookhands

[13] Hero
I've just been looking through your thread here, @weshookhands and re-acquainting myself with some of your more creative designs, and I have to say, I think you might be one of this community's more underappreciated top-tier designers: your output may not be huge, but everything you upload just drips with class and creativity and smart little idiosyncratic choices. And those decisions even extend to details such as how you present your content. You're another creator I'm hoping we'll see more of in 2021!
Thank you very much for your elaborate feedback! It feels quite validating to know that my efforts haven't gone unnoticed after all :)

So as I've been re-engaging much more with gameplay itself lately, I've become a bit negligent of my thread and mostly post outfits for my two mains.
While I do keep creating outfits (and keep tweaking the ones I've posted), at some point I realized that I would create characters for the purpose o being looked at on 8WR rather than for myself. Which is why I shifted focus.

I have a couple of unposted creations up my sleeve, but playing the game and enjoying myself now has a higher priority. I have a few days off, so if I get bored, maybe I'll post some of the more recent ones.

Thanks again and keep it up!
 

Rusted Blade

[14] Master
Thank you very much for your elaborate feedback! It feels quite validating to know that my efforts haven't gone unnoticed after all :)

So as I've been re-engaging much more with gameplay itself lately, I've become a bit negligent of my thread and mostly post outfits for my two mains.
While I do keep creating outfits (and keep tweaking the ones I've posted), at some point I realized that I would create characters for the purpose o being looked at on 8WR rather than for myself. Which is why I shifted focus.

I have a couple of unposted creations up my sleeve, but playing the game and enjoying myself now has a higher priority. I have a few days off, so if I get bored, maybe I'll post some of the more recent ones.

Thanks again and keep it up!
Well, we all know that cycle. For me, although I can appreciate that it is a fairly deep game, mechanically, I just haven't "synced" (for lack of a better term) with SCVI's gameplay experience to the same extent I have with most past titles in the franchise: I won't belabor the point by discussing all of the little factors that cause this, but suffice it to say, my play began to fall off before this last year, and the DLC drops do bring me back for some play consistently, but not for long. The upshot of this is that when I do end up loading up the game, I often quickly gravitate to creation after a small number of matches, and I think at this point I've created more creations for SCVI than I have for the past four CaS titles combined.

And for what it's worth, I don't think creating content with the primary objective of others seeing it is necessarily a vain or invalid purpose for creations. :) In fact, because my 100 save slots were exhausted a long time ago, many of my creations don't stay long enough in my roster to be seen in competitive play very much--so in that sense, they are made almost exclusively for 8WR's eyes. Well, that and the primary purpose of just enjoying the process and bringing the concept to life, that is!

But all of that said, I totally remember what it's like when one really is taken with the gameplay and the balance of time spent with the game leans much more heavily in that direction: sometimes it can me impossible to get to CaS when you are having fits of fun with your main. By all means, you should definitely be putting your emphasis where your enjoyment is highest: I just hope we'll see the return of some of your creativity at some point in the not-too-distant future!
 

weshookhands

[13] Hero
Happy and Healthy Easter everyone!

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weshookhands

[13] Hero
Setsuka as Hibiki Takane (Last Blade 2, Samurai Shodown)

I found the hair quite challenging but like the result. I sacrificed one of her two ponytails in order to maintain her overall silhouette. For the same reason, I chose the shortened jacket instead of the haori as that hid her arms too much. Also, I tried every equipment item I had to recreate her shortened hakama, then eventually settled with a regular length hakama because it still looked best. If you have an idea on how to recreate it, please share!

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weshookhands

[13] Hero
Since my childhood, I've loved everything bats. So to raise a little awareness for global and regional conservation efforts of these fascinating creatures, I turned Yoshi into a bat lol

EDIT: Minor updates to face, outfit and wings

Bat Yoshimitsu

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Rusted Blade

[14] Master
Since my childhood, I've loved everything bats. So to raise a little awareness for global and regional conservation efforts of these fascinating creatures, I turned Yoshi into a bat lol

Bat Yoshimitsu

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Really exceptional and intelligent design on this one, WSH--particularly with the head/facial elements; well done! And good on you for finding the value in/sticking by/promoting a conservationist attitude towards an ecologically important (but often maligned) clade of non-charismatic species--even after they've had a particularly bad PR year!
 

weshookhands

[13] Hero
Cyber-NOH Setsuka

I like how this captures the essence of NOH theatre asthetics, with the small-sized mask visually elongating the silhouette. Also, as with traditional NOH masks, the facial expression slightly changes depending on the camera angle.
I added a variation, but I think I like the plain version a little better.

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weshookhands

[13] Hero
Setsuka as Baiken from Guilty Gear

I made two variations but opted for the one shown in detail. The other one's cleavage is just the original's, but the rest didn't work as well because of the mode's limitations. I like how from some angles, the kitsune fox motif on Setsuka's SC4 kimono makes a great stand-in for Baiken's mane lol

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