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Ruin the Quetzal
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If you're thinking by looking at the first pic you see.. "hey a Quetzal is supposed to be green gold and red.." that's not always true ( [link] ) it's just that the national Quetzal follows that color scheme.

I haven't quite figured out a story for him yet but I've got ideas... it helps since I know he's tied into the rest of my other characters since all of their stories are tied together in one way or another... I enjoy populating this lil universe. All I know is I'm probably gunna end up darkening his arms a little bit to better differentiate where the arms are no longer feather covered.. till then, this sloppy sketch will have to do as good a job as it can. XD

I know I haven't drawn his shoes yet but that's because I go through a whole different design process just for them.. Expect some black rugged outdoorsy boot type things, that's the plan. xD

Haven't thought too much about his fighting styles yet either but I've toyed with the idea of "uber quickness" since short burst matrix speed like reactions are kind of neat... and I've always enjoyed Albert Wesker (who does that) so who knows. And as for attacks, a lot of that is still up in the air but I like the idea of a hand stab.. which is one reason why I incorporated the short claws.. Attacks like that are fun to think of.. clean and messy all at once. xD

He's probably going to turn out as a Byronic Anti-Hero like Saff but a darker one due to circumstances. Gunna make this one dangerous. xp

I also apologize for the crappy coloring and randomly adding an extra highlight to the side of his hand.. but like Schism, they're both concept sketches so I figured I'd move em out quickly and continue to work on primary projects.


Ruin - :iconallbowdown:
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Blinded-Djinn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
holy shet he's epic lol 
the colour shades fit the scheme very well and the description blew my mind 
awwesome very kewl.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I haven't drawn him in so long but I always liked his design, I may at least try to get a commission of him done eventually. xD
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Blinded-Djinn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that seems cool :) you got a nice bunch of characters sittin in you gallery  seems like you took time and effort to come up with em
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LiveFree116 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I this in the wrong favorite thingy. XD Anyways, its awesome!! Nicely done! :D
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ZismoArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! is very perfect :D
i love it you style and the awesome pose *w*
Is wonderfull :+fav:
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Smoke2012 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I'm loving this a lot.
Love the dark colors, definitely something I'd love to color one day.

Also I think the inspirations for his abilities and such are good too.
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Goldth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. It's definitely could be a darker character... Can't wait to see a back story.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I usually don't make a character that smells sunshine and farts rainbows, he's definitely looking like a dark end neutral. I'm already toying with a couple ideas that make some sense and explain stuff but those wont probably come round till a finished design is completed.

For now this and Schism are both teaser material for characters that are almost all the way done, but just not quite all the way there yet.
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Goldth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well can't wait to see finished designs. Just from these "teasers" they already look awesome.
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riodile Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:wow: *speechless*
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this looks amazing ^^ great character design :+fav:it
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's just a rough go for now but s' cool to know the base is supported. xp
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^ and I seen the linked of a real blue bird and that looks very amazing ^^
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a dark Stellar at first. Still looks cool!
Is he pulling his own tail feathers? O_o
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I tried to make him look as unlike Stelly as possible but since he's the only bird I've ever drawn.. and I've drawn him many times, I suppose that design has rubbed off on me a tad. I'm still happy enough with the fairly wide difference and his beak is probably going to get a lil more compacted in the final design just to streamline everything a little better.

And yeah he's just sorta twiddlin n playing with it.... what good are long tail feathers if you can't find them entertaining. xp
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Wingedfeline Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
He looks evil! 8D I love his design
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's a very dark/bad end neutral for sure.. IDK y I just usually tend to avoid outright villains and heroes, I can play with character personalities a little more as long as I keep them in the Anti-Hero/Byronic-Hero sort of category.

Glad you like him. ^^
Still trying to imagine a front headshot and I seem to picture feathery cheeks. xD
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Meganechu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Wow, I love his design~ Very nice.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Meganechu Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
You're welcome~
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