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This is Puck! A character for Hybrids of Steel.
To delve into it, he's a Gnome, and Gnomes are gonna be similar to and inspired by Amish people in the aspect that you can leave, and see if you want to join the rest of the world, or stay with the rest of the gnomes. So, he'd basically on his "Rumspringa". Which is what young Amish people have when they can leave and experience the outside world and then can either come back to the community, or decide to live wherever.

He's obviously having more fun with the outside world and experiencing all of its wonders...and tools. XD
Which is why I made him look a bit ambiguously aged, but still have white hair and a beard as that's normal for them.

He goes around the world collecting different items and tech.
He would use guns and such too because he stole tech from Cyperion (a and/or guns), a steampunk grappling gun from Vicadia (pictured in his sprite there), and other shit I still need to ponder over.
Oh, and some kinda jetpack hybrid glider thing.
He also can do something borderline horrifying (to put it nicely) and can eat mushrooms to shrink himself (so it's similar to the Mini Mushrooms from the Super Mario series), and then either drink something to get normal sized again if not then the affects just wear off naturally.
But the fun thing about that is that he'd do some body horror shit for a Super/Ultra/Hyper/Fuckyouthisstillneedsaname and hop inside someone after shrinking and go back to normal size and yeah...chest buster-esque ta-da! XD
Oh, and he can freeze and turn to stone as a means of blocking, but takes chip damage when doing so.

I partly blame my playing Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap lately for inspiring this character, but really expanding upon that idea with the uses for his size changing and magical hat. Speaking of the magical hat, unlike having sentience like Ezlo, I want Puck's to do things based on his emotions.
As you can see, I tried to express some of that in these sprites here.

As for some background on his name, yes, though Maia is a fantastical planet, I do still like to base some things off of our own world for culture and namingsake sometimes, and Puck is also a Dutch name among many others, as its origin is debated, the idea is that I'm keen on giving the gnomes Dutch names to reference the Amish and their founder.
But in terms of reference, it actually partly ties into my idea of what to do with him.
Puck would do good things and will help people with the intention to get a reward from it...hence his collection of items and tech.

If you had the knack, Puck might do for you something out of both kindness and curiosity.
Which could be undone in a moment by his knavish tricks if you fell out of favour with him. He may also do work for you if you reward him gifts for his help and services. Otherwise he may do the opposite by doing some funny, fiendish acts.
Truthfully, Puck is a lonely fellow, often aiming for the goal of acquiring friends more than just items...but those do help and fascinate and interest him greatly.

He longed for freedom, and upon going on his Rumspringa, he deep down had little interest in returning to stay with his fellow gnomes because the outside world seemed far more interesting to him than being confined to the forest.

To run down the color palettes:
1st = Default
2nd = P2/Amish inspired
3rd = Garden Gnome
4th = Link reference palette (because it felt wrong not to lol)

Thank ya. :D
Sir Daniel Fortesque
This was done as a (belated) birfuday present to :iconspoonybardess: and wound up being one hell of a fun challenge in the process.
I recreated Sir Daniel's pose from the cover/boxart of MediEvil in pixel form.

For reference:…

Hope y'all love it as much as she does, too! :D

Sir Daniel Fortesque and MediEvil are property of Sony Computer Entertainment.
Rule 63 Captain Falcon...or Captain Lovewing?
Ok so, story time!
This was originally drawn by :iconalrunavalkyrie: and she wanted me to color it in. Thing was, she took a picture of her picture of it, so to sum it up, I was tasked to redraw it/over it and sprite it out (and color it in and such).
Her birthday was yesterday, so I finished it up and did it as her birfuday present! :D

As for what exactly the character's Rule 63 Captain Falcon...but kinda not at the same time. So, I was like whatever, it's Captain Lovewing since Tina drew hearts in place of the falcon heads. XD
This is Lioth, a character for Last Legend.
Lioth is known as "The Cursed King of Saharazon".
He wears a necklace that keeps him from turning into a Chimera and Manticore inspired hybrid monster that walks upright.
When in that form, he's been known to go into berserk rages.
For his and his people's protection, he wears the necklace at all times, still looking for an end to the hex.
But...there are times and situations where he uses his curse to his advantage, and takes the necklace off, not caring for his opponents well-being.
If this happens...then I hope you had a fulfilling life!

As mentioned, Lioth is the king to his people of Saharazon, and he loves and cares deeply for his people.
He only wishes to protect them and secure their simple living off the land.
It is due to that fact (and pride issues that made him take it upon himself to go instead of anyone else, despite the offers) is why he sets off with the party because he wants to protect them from the looming threat and rumors of Cyperion wanting to level Saharazon to industrializing his wild continent. With that comes a war, one that he wants to prevent, so he doesn't have to lose any of his Pride, tribe, and people in a war or act of genocide due to resistance.

As you can see, his facial features are based on that of a Lion, even with a wild mane, and Tiger-like sideburns.
This is due to his love for the creatures indigenous to Saharazon called Ligers on the planet Maia.
He has two pet Ligers, one named Jushin and the other named Thunder.
Kudos to anyone who gets the referencia there!
Jushin has a case of melanism and is all black, while Thunder has a standard Liger look.
They can be used to attack, and even take hits and will shield him (kinda like Interceptor does for Shadow on Final Fantasy VI).

His battle abilities are:

*Wrath of the Pride: He summons members from his Pride and Tribe (you can choose which, even in combinations, ranging from 1 to 3 to assist) and he at that point can do Double, Triple, or Quad Techs together with them.
You can also randomize who he summons, if you wanna be daring.
Randomizing can summon certain character(s) not available through specific assist summoning. So, it CAN pay off and be interesting if you go the route of curiosity.

*Transform aka Beast Mode:
In Beast Mode his attack can double and even triple how hard he hits. He also will randomly attack inbetween other character's turns due to the berserk nature of being in beast mode. He also has specific special moves he can do while in beast mode. Some of them can get pretty brutal and evisceratey, but what did you expect from a monster of a man?

Oh, and if he can single handedly kill all the enemies in a battle, he gets 2x the EXP and IP (Idol Points), as well as automatically refilling to full HP and MP.
Of course he'll boast about it after the battle as well.

"What can I say? I take pride in my violence."
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):…
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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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.

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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Thanks for the watch! (watches back! ;))
debureturns Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  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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