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September 16, 2012
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Blade Under Mask: Extra Characters Design 1 by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: Extra Characters Design 1 by White-Mantis
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This is the result of a quick challenge proposed by my dear friend and best brainstormer :iconmarcotonio-desu: and me, to design some extras for Blade Under Mask, as extras are an important part of a story too!

He picked some species along with some keywords and threw at me, so I could design a character. Our goal was to make quick sketches, in under 20 minutes. All sketches took under 20 minutes to be made, except for the soldier, which took around 1 hour. Of course, coloring not included. His suggestions were:

1 - Camel Spider: Old herbal medicine maker/seller (funny fact: only after we had finished this one, we discovered the 'bug' we looked at as a reference wasn't real, but a hand-made! Hahaha fail, we still like it though! In fact, this one is my favorite from the batch!)

2 - Velvet ant: Aristocrat little girl, obligatory fan

3 - Jerusalem cricket: Soldier of the empire

4 - Stinging nettle caterpillar - Party/festival hoster

We were very much satisfied with today's result, and we'll be doing more as soon as possible!

And remember: despite everything here being inspired by japanese culture, I'm not going to follow it 100%, but going to throw in my personal preferences and things I think would make the story better, so this isn't 100% accurate!

:bulletyellow: PT :bulletgreen:

Esse é o resultado de uma desafio proposto por meu querido amigo e melhor brainstormer :iconmarcotonio-desu: e eu, para que eu pudesse criar designs de figurantes para Blade Under Mask, já que figurantes também são importantes!

Ele pegou algumas espécies junto com algumas keywords e me deu, para que eu pudesse desenhar baseado nisso. Nossa meta era fazer esboços em menos de 20 minutos. Todos foram feitos em menos de 20 minutos, com excessão do soldado, que durou aproximadamente 1 hora. Pintura não inclusa, é claro!

1 - Camel Spider: Velho fabricante e vendedor de remédios herbais. (Curiosidade: somente depois de terminar ele, foi que descobrimos que o inseto em qual nos baseamos não era real! E sim um modelo feito à mão hahaha! FAIL, mas ainda gostamos dele!)

2 - Velvet ant: Garotinha aristocrata, leque obrigatório

3 - Jerusalem cricket: Soldado do Império

4 - Stinging nettle caterpillar - Anfitrião de festa/festival

Fcamos muito satisfeitos com o resultado e pretendemos fazer mais vezes assim que possível!

E lembrem-se: apesar de tudo aqui ser inspirado pela cultura japonesa, não irei segui-la em 100%, mas colocarei elementos de minha preferencia ou que acho que melhorarão a história.

Art & Characters (c) me, from Blade Under Mask
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SoulShagerOfdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You are super cool, whoever made this is a god, i love this so much, it means to much to my little black heart. thank you thank you oh thank you.
SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The camel spider and the velvet spider are my favorites! :heart:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lord-Meire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Samurai Cricket?

HELL YES, I would watch that show/read that comic 'til my eyes started bleeding.

So is this something that I can look forward to in the near future or is it a pet project?
kitsune2008 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I've always kind of imagined Bulldog Ants as being the soldier types. Maybe Samurai? Either way, your artwork is simply stunning. Keep up the amazing work.
Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great designs!
puddingskinmcgee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowzers, these are some really neat designs!
It's probably in reference to something that I am ignorant to, though.
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wonder what you can do with a kuguata and a hercules beetle.
You are really good at this my friend.
shisleya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm amazed by your fantasious mind, girl! *_* They're all awesome, I'm particularly blown away by the Jerusalm cricket's design, so full of details *__* But the party caterpillar is just too funny!!! :XD:
Plus I really love your way of shading digital colors...*sigh* :clap:
Juliano-Pereira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!
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