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Lian Makoi feeding one of her Oincoomoo
As the title suggests, this is Lian Makoi, and here she's feeding one of her Oincoomoo. She's a character for Last Legend and Hybrids of Steel (the former where she'd be introduced and the latter where she'd be playable).
She'd fight with a pitchfork, sickle, basically various farming tools (like these):

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Essentially, using everything in the tool-shed to kick ass with.
And while not necessarily a farming tool but hunting weapon, she would even utilize a bow and arrow. Now, passed that she could whistle and call an animal to ride, which is pictured with her that she's feeding, called an Oincoomoo. I personally thought it'd be funny to create some kinda pig/horse/goat/cow/chicken hybrid because think about it, it's the ultimate farm animal. LOL
And she'll drink Oincoomoo milk to power herself up. Oh, and smack people with milk jugs. That's kind of important. XD
Was contemplating her being able to lift some kinda farm animal when powered up and toss it at the opponent too, horns first. Maybe somethin' like...a "Buffalo Bull" or somethin' like that.

For a little bit of backstory, her and her family's ranch dabbles in milk, meat, eggs, and agriculture (one thing in particular would be rice farming).
Now, as for her actual design, I think you might be able to tell, but I thought it'd be fun to tie in token western farm girl design cues with some Japanese cues, specifically her hair, which is in a bun on top (which was the token Japanese farmer/peasant hairstyle) but then braided pigtails as the other layer. Which, brings me to her name that doubles as Japanese and western sounding: Lian Makoi. So it sounds like Leeann McCoy. You know, McCoy, like the famous hillbilly family. XD
Yes, family feud with the Hattofirus confirmed.
Her hair being red I thought would be a fun combination of the western and Japanese inspiration, as well as also being an inspirational nod to Malon, Romani, and Cremia from Zelda.
In case it may be hard to tell, the overalls have a kimono belt (obi) worn over it with a rope that has 2 cowbells tied and hanging down off of it.

And to delve more into the perfect farm animal, the Oincoomoo; it lays eggs AND can be milked AND you can ride it. As said, it's inspired by cow, pig, chickens, goats, and horses.
And I managed to make it surprisingly not look as terrifying as it could have been. XD

While Oincoomoo will be the most "recognized" name for the greatest farm species ever to live, I want there to be other names for it as well.
It'll have multiple names like how pigs are also called hog, swine, and sow.

Here are the ones I came up with and/or were suggested:
Oincoomoo, Musauku (pronounced Moosowcoo), Boultry, and Boulcine.
And for a fun fact, the Finns do the same for bears with them having multiple names for them, like how English speakers do for pigs. So I took that principle and applied it here. :D

My friend Nick said that Oincoomoos look like the end result creation of a fever dream. LOL
Oh and something I actually found out after the fact, is that Musauku is actually even Japanese for "I float" which is funny because that was unintentional AND I want it to fly/float like a chocobo, so it fits. XD
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Shaharashala

"IT IS I! THE BEST IS HERE!"
This...is SHAHARASHALA! A character for Last Legend and Concrete Jungle.
The former of which he'd be introduced and be part of a boss fight, and the latter of which where he'd be a sub-boss and playable.
His name is an onomatopoeia, it's the sounds of waves crashing, specifically against rocks. And as you could probably tell, he looks like and is inspired by the Moai Easter Island heads. Now then, as for details, he's part of an evil god trio that were essentially "False Idols" that used and enslaved people, and the trio were eventually sealed away by an Idol (not sure which I'll use to do the honors) but the only thing that can break the seal is fear.

Well, with how the world ends up being in a state of fear and chaos it accelerates the process of freeing them. The leader of the trio will be named Shratakatoom.

Since Shratakatoom uses sound/soundwaves and lightning as his power (Shratakatoom is an onomatopoeia of a lightning bolt), Shaharashala will use water and also earth/rocks (which will be a multipurpose reference, because of the Easter Island inspiration, the sound of what his name makes and is based on, and sedimentary rocks) and can also turn invisible temporarily.

So, to cover:
* Shratakatoom = Sound/shockwaves and Lightning/General electricity powers
* Shaharashala = Water (and earth/rock-based abilities) and invisibility

And for a "the more you know" moment, the upside down triangle on his outfit, belt, and forehead is actually because it's the alchemical symbol for water.
For two specific moves worth mentioning right now, he can do a boulder throw, and another where 3 Moai Heads pop up outta the ground, one after another, and then he can cause a crashing wave to drown the opponent and hit them into them and then afterwards chuck them at his opponent.

I still need to sprite out Shratakatoom, but I have a general idea already planned out, so I'll get to that soon. But he has a Tiki man theme to him.
As for the 3rd False Idol, I figure he'll be fire based. Might do like a firewood/petrified wood thing with him, and his thematic be based on either Native American totem poles or African idol statues.


Now, I'm sure there are some people who love a good concept story, and I already have one that is an INCREDIBLY hilarious and entertaining, if not interesting as all hell story.
Take a look at these. 
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www.google.com/search?q=moai&b…
Do Moai heads, you know, remind you of someone?
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"WE MUST ERECT MONUMENTS TO HIS INDOMITABLE SPIRIT. HUSTLE, MOAI HEADS, RESPECT."
NOW GUESS FUCKING WHAT?
There are 887 Moai head statues.
Cena has 732 wins in his career currently, and 84 of which are PPV wins.
Currently he's held 15 World Titles.
LOOK HOW MANY MOAI HEADS THERE ARE HERE?
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15. ONE FOR EVERY WORLD TITLE.
WHAT IF CENA RETIRES AT 887 WINS AND 15 WORLD TITLE WINS?

Cena Island must have been mistranslated to Easter Island.
That entire island was carved in stone with literally Cena's face on it. Over and over.
Rabbit hole > rabbit > Easter Holiday > Easter Island > Moai Head > Cena
Incenaption.
That's right, ladies and gents, Easter Holiday is dedicated to our lord and savior, John Cena.

The funniest thing about all this is that I'm not even a John Cena FAN. I just made this friggin observation and was like "Goddamnit, I HAVE to do something with this idea and revelation now".
So yeah, hope I amused some people with all this. XD
And before you even ask...naturally, Shaharashala will use some of Cena's moves and mannerisms because...well, the reference cycle just isn't complete if he doesn't.
Also, oh yes, he'll totally compliment you after he defeats you in a kinda groan-worthy, condescending manner as a dig on how Cena doesn't like putting people over, but he'll compliment you for trying!

And yes, if you hadn't already caught on at the top, Cena inspired quotes will be a thing.
"IT IS I! THE BEST IS HERE!"
"Rustle, loyalty, perfect."
"If you want shunned, come get succumbed!"

Wouldn't be as funny he didn't.
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Katala
This is Katala. He uses a fantastical version of Tiger Kung Fu mixed with something kinda like Nanto Seiken from Fist of the North Star (including the Bayonetta-like Witch Time ability on the Ken's Rage games), Sabretooth, Wolverine, and X-23, dark magic, and can transform into that cat beast you see there and can even pop out wyvern-like wings to fly with in that form.
He's a character for Concrete Jungle (though likely Last Legend first where he'd be introduced).

Now, for those of you who like a good concept process story, there is a good one here.
The whole idea spawned out of wanting to do a collaboration character design with my friend
:iconannyngton: but she had been busy working on this:
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And that took up like a month of her life, so me being the patient yet creatively impatient person that I am, my mind couldn't wait any longer of her not getting back to me so I created this character here, Katala.
Well, NO FUCKIN' SHIT, she got back to me like right after I had designed him and it was just so fuckin' funny to me. So, essentially, I created a different Dark Elf before she got back to me (literally the SAME DAY, not even kidding) because I was curious what I could come up with, but I intended for mine to be way different than what I intended to do with the collaboration I wanted to do with her because I was hoping it'd still happen, and it did.
So everything came up Kira and it all worked out perfectly 'cause now I have story written for both and how they're connected and gives both a purpose and depth!

Since the one me and her are working on is a Dark Elf, and very different from Katala, I started thinking about how to figure why he looks quite different than the one I created (and make sense out of mine being of the same race too), and why ours not just has the darkness thematic, but entirely EMBRACES it instead. So, I figure it that the one me and her created (named Salainen) was a Dark Elf that succumbed fully to the darkness, rather than being able to manipulate it, it's manipulating him.
He's the will of the darkness, rather than in control of it, per se.
I had already thought and figured it that the Dark Elves were exiled from the rest of the world and had to live the Dark Wood, and it was sealed off by the Idols because of there being Dark Elves that succumbed to the darkness rather than utilizing it like the other elves and their elemental powers. Furthermore, the deal in place can be that only ONE Dark Elf can leave the Dark Wood every generation or something like that (dunno the limitation yet, honestly, still figurin' that out in my head).

Salainen was the one who made it out previously, and then Katala was next (chosen and
tasked to bring him back, purify him, or kill him...whichever he deems more apt). It fits the motif. Plus Salainen does look more "mature", while Katala is young spirited.
Which is another thing, the two of them were once friends (Katala originally looked up to the Salainen before he had succumbed to the darkness), hence the other connection as to why he was chosen above others. As he could hopefully talk him down, fight him if need be, and ultimately, purify him. Or at least try.

Furthermore, the Dark Elves would've chosen him as the one as he's most prepared to go out. Both mentally, and physically. Being a martial artist and all, he has a tempered mind and disposition to him, and a reasoning will, while the others, didn't. Salainen is a "corrupted" Dark Elf, and is either like, or actually one of the Dark Elves in particular, that originally caused all of them to be exiled to begin with.
Salainen saps the life out of things and spread darkness and decays things. Which, is another reason as to why Katala is sent out, to stop him from causing pestilence to the world.

For preview's sake, this is Salainen (I'll update this with the actual to link here once she's done and uploads it and then again when I do a sprite of him due to these two characters being connected as they are):
Here's the original concept art she did, puttin' ideas together.
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And here were my changes for her to tie into the finalized design that she's currently working on.
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So, to kinda recap and expand, The Dark Elves live in a place called The Dark Wood, it's passed a labyrinthine forest maze and thus deeper into it, however, it's magically sealed off to enter or exit except one Dark Elf every so often (still need to figure out the limitation).
Now then, the evil Dark Elves that let the darkness control them rather than they be in control of the darkness, are called The Ajattara. It's based on Finnish folklore, which is an evil spirit known as "Devil of the Woods".
For more background into the real life folklore, it is an evil female spirit that manifests as a snake or dragon. Ajatar or "Ajattara" is said to be the mother of the devil. She spreads disease and pestilence, any that look at her become ill, and she suckles serpents. Ajatar is related to the Lithuanian Aitvaras and the Estonian Äi, Äijo or Äijattar. She is in some ways similar to Babylonian Tiamat, dragon mother of the gods and goddesses. The word "ajatar" is possibly derived from the verb ajattaa, "to make pursue", of Finnish word ajaa, "to pursue" (also: "to drive").

Ironically, I wanted to call the corrupted Dark Elves "Ajattara" because it's the name of a Finnish band I like, only to look up what it means and find out that IT PERFECTLY FUCKING FITS WHAT CALLING THEM THAT. O_O
And yeah the woods thing is kinda Kokiri-esque like from Zelda, which is a nice fun fact Link and Legend of Zelda stuff was part of the inspiration of both Dark Elves so far anyway. XD
But the reason why I did that moreover is because the Dark Elves are supposed to be "in the shadows" from the rest of the world and hard to find to begin with.
So having a mindfucky forest is good for that. And it being sealed off makes it where even if you find your way through, you still can't get in because they're sealed off.
Non-Dark Elves can go there and freely leave if they make it through, but the seal is specifically Dark Elf specific. And whenever a Dark Elf is allowed to leave, they have to clear the forest maze to truly gain their freedom.

Now then, as for the names...
Katala is a Finnish word for dark, and has "kat" in the name and he obviously has a beast form that is cat-like (so I found that to be convenient). And it's pronounced Kuh-Tall-Uh.

And for a bonus, The Ajattara, Salainen, his name is pronounced Sull-Eye-Nin.
It means "dark, secret, hidden, clandestine, private". It sounds kinda fancy and mystical, too. I just really dug how that name sounded. It was perfect for him, in my opinion. Speaking of Salainen, something to mention right quick, as an aftereffect whenever he teleports, he leaves behind black leaves.
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Grena the Dentie
This is Grena, she's a tooth fairy (aka a "Dentie").
As you can see, the idea and what sparked that concept was to create a savage woman tooth fairy, which wound up not just resulting in the creation of her, but the race of tooth fairies aka Denties in the Last Legend and the connected canon's lore.
She's intended to be playable on Concrete Jungle.

Grena can manipulate her size, fly around, teleport, and is just admittedly violent with her affinity for teeth collecting. XD
She wields an oversized molar tied on the end of a big stick like a hammer (more on that further below). 
Grena can emit a fragrance which paralyzes or makes her enemies numb, working like anesthesia and novocain so she can make you at least feel less pain...which she beats the everlovin' shit outta ya to add some more teeth to her collection.
She's nice like that, ya know.

She can also repair various things, kinda like how dentists do with filler.

Her weapon's a tad bit magical.
How so?
Well, it's essentially like a magical Swiss Army dentist tool hammer thing.
It doubles as multiple dentist tools.
The end of it (bottom part) in particular changes into different things.
The scraper, drill, the water cleaning thing, the vacuum, filler, and scissors, but the microscope pops up as an attachment behind the giant molar hammer part.

And obviously all those different things would be tied into her method of attack.
The water cleaning thing would send out a long range water jet stream attack, filler can fix things that she then can utilize to then attack with, and the vacuum sucks her opponent's closer into her.

To harken back to the teleport I mentioned, she'd have a teleport of sorts, where she turns super small, like a lightning bug and flies passed/behind her opponent super fast leaving a light trail and then reverts back to "standard size", since that just makes too much sense to not have her be able to do.


Before you ask or wonder, hell yes, her hair was totally inspired by and simulates the look of toothpaste.
I just thought that'd be unique and fun to do with her design.
And in case you were wondering, her name is pronounced "Grinna". :D

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By now, at least ya should, know my name is Masamune.
Though I go by the following names too:
The Sixth Saint, Sixth, SS Masamune, SSM, and Mr. Thou.

Simply put, what'cha see is what'cha get and what'cha don't is better yet.
Art in general is my life and without it, I'd probably be dead or one even more eccentric son of a bitch.
The brunt of my uploads are characters for different stories and various series I'm writing and workin' on, but I do dabble in some fun fan art like the "Mini Sprites" you'll see in my gallery from time to time.

So yessah, I'm a writer and a character designer (if you haven't guessed that already) and my goal is to make said stories and the characters shown off on here into actual games someday, but I will obviously require a team to do so, especially considering how I want them adapted and accomplished.
But I know I can make it happen! :D

Now, to get back to the more "about me" profiley descripshits!
I love and appreciate the things that I hold closest to me.
To borrow a phrase that I live by
"The things I believe in most are my family, my friends and music. They haven't let me down yet." - Dave Williams

I believe in loyalty. To your family, to your friends, and to the things you love in the lives we're livin'.

I tend to create new words and coin phrases way more often than not.
I jokingly have my own language referred to as Masamunese. You should learn it. Enrollment is now open!

For a "fun facts": I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.
Never have, never will.
The altered state of mind ain't my way of life.
I mean come on, man, you don't need drugs when you can already hallucinate sober, with or without lack of sleep. XD
I've had enough health problems over the years as is, so I choose to take care of my health.
I don't discriminate or honestly care if you do any of that, whatever makes you happy I say.
So long as it isn't negatively effecting yours or anyone else's lives, ya know.

Now then, one thing you will quickly find out about me if you're someone I consider a friend (which, if I add ya on here, I do consider you a friend to some extent or degree) and that is, I like to bring out the best in and inspire people.
Maybe you're next.
Only one way to find out!
Not only that, but I enjoy helping people in general.
Through empathy I love doing so.

Personally, I'd like everyone to be happy and live up to their full potential and realize their dreams.
And with the synergy of a nudge in the direction coupled with drive, passion, and inspiration, you CAN.
Don't ever think you can't because whatever bullshit reason someone throws your way.
Seriously. Never let "can't" poison your passion and creativity.

I grew up around a bunch of inspiring things all around me.
I'm very visionary and imaginative I think, because of this.
I always push myself to push the envelope.
From character designs, video games, stories, to the music that I listen to, to art of all kinds, I was surrounded and interested in so many intriguing things.
Thus causing me to give myself that extra creative kick in the ass when needed to produce the same to have that simply timeless and long withstanding effect.
It's pretty damn sad to see that people are "tapped out" of new ideas for art and the outlets of creativity nowadays.
To those I say, always remember where you came from, who you are as a person and as an artist, and what drove you to do what you do.
No one reveres the plagiarist, for it's the innovator that's truly remembered in time.
If you follow your heart, your mind will follow not too far behind.


AT ANY RATE FASTER THAN 55...
Enjoy your stay! :D



Favorite visual artists:
Yoshitaka Amano, Hirohiko Araki, H.R. Giger, Nell Fjölmóð (Spoony Bardess), Bengus, Akiman, Shinkiro, Takuji Kawano, Ayami Kojima, Tomomi Kobayashi, Katsuya Terada, Shunya Yamashita, Artgerm, Tetsuo Hara, Kazuma Kaneko, Katsuhiro Otomo, Kentaro Miura, Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Alex Horley, Alex Ross, AbyssWolf (Daniel Oliver), Luis Royo, Frank Frazetta, Gerald Brom, Simon Bisley, Salvador Dali, Hayao Miyazaki, Eiichiro Oda, and Akira Toriyama.

Favorite bands / musical artists: To be vague on specifics: Metal (all subgenres minus Metalcore), Classical, Classic Rock, Industrial, Opera, and Vidya Game Music.

Favorite games:
Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Darkstalkers 3, The Guardian Legend, Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Soul Calibur, Samurai Shodown, Guilty Gear, Disgaea, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest VIII, Breath of Fire I thru IV, Castlevania, Dynasty Warriors, and much much more.

Favorite gaming platform:
NES, SNES, N64, PlayStation 1, 2, and 3, Sega Genesis and Dreamcast.

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pixelchallange Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! (watches back! ;))
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debureturns Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hello! Just had a look through your gallery; you've got a real talent for spriting. A good handle on character design, too. :dummy:
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PedroSotto Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Hi, thanks for faving! :-)
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Thank you so much for the :+fav:! :D
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Thank you for adding me to your watch.
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Thanks for the +fav  I really appreciate the support :) (Smile) 
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tx for the fave :D :D
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thx for the +fav Hug 
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Hey! :wave: I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for adding my Stained Glass Midna piece to your favorites. :D I'm glad to see you liked it and I appreciate the fav. :heart: Thanks again!
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Thank you so much for the fav mate, means a world to me! :meow: Beautiful stuff you have here!!
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