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God Slayer by Arylett-Charnoa God Slayer by Arylett-Charnoa
You may have noticed I've slowed down a bit. This is the reason for that. This was one picture where I really was NOT feeling it.

I originally drew Shulk so that my fiance could have a matching Xeno character avatar. But honestly, it made me realize just how much I dislike the Xenoblade character designs. They're overly complex, and Shulk's is especially symptomatic of that. Next time I draw him, I will likely be drawing my own simplified version. Those pants... they just don't make sense to me. This was one of the most unfun things to work on in a while, and I really slogged through it. So the amount of effort towards the shading and coloring is a bit low because I just wanted to finish it.

However, I think the anatomy and such is getting more top-notch. And I learned about some new tools to use to speed things up through this. As well as more human practice. So it wasn't a complete waste. And the Monado was the easiest part. As per his request, I included a different form of it. And I also put glasses on him, because that was the only thing he was missing to make him look almost exactly like my fiance. (Yes, he looks A LOT like Shulk.) This'll probably be a thing now. Just putting glasses on Xeno protagonists. Because why not? Fei's next! 

Also, enjoy my attempts to make Japanese kanji. Those symbols do look interesting, so perhaps I might make up my own symbols that resemble them. (I'd rather not use a lot of symbols from a language I'm not familiar with as I know it can look rather stupid.) 
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NictheWerecatqueen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Shulk is cute ^^
WaxSeaShells Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks so cool!
great work ^^
Arylett-Charnoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so.
WaxSeaShells Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome!
Ninjendo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
You did an awesome job on this (: lovely painting
Arylett-Charnoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Submitted on
January 23, 2015
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