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Klonoa for Smash by hextupleyoodot Klonoa for Smash by hextupleyoodot
Update: Uploaded the time lapse video. 14 Hours in 9 minutes.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y0B69…

Update Aug 25:
Klonoa was featured in a video regarding the recent roster leak: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLG9iV…
Thanks, Maximilian Dood


If you've been following my work, you know I made a bunch of Kirby Hats during the wait for Brawl. It was just a way of passing the time, rapidly improving my photoshop drawing skills, and serving the Smash community at Nsider by taking requests for their favorite wannabe newcomers. I also did a few other Brawl-style pieces: Geno, King Dedede, Shine & Bright, Bomberman, and Galacta Knight

That was a long time ago, while I was still living with my parents and didn't have to work to pay the bills. If I still had the time, I would've made more kirby hats. But this year I decided that I didn't want the tradition to die completely, so I made this fella. Klonoa is a personal favorite of mine.

Just for fun, I tried to pass it off as a "leak" before E3 this year. My leak was less than convincing, thanks to my lack of knowledge of the Japanese language. But I didn't expect the fake to last long anyways, given E3 is happening the day I write this. =P But I was determined to get this piece done before E3 started, and that I did.

This is also the first thing I've ever recorded myself making. I'll be posting a time lapse video when I have the chance to edit it together.

With all that said, I'm super excited to watch Nintendo's presentation this year. Smashers unite!

(Made with Adobe Photoshop CC)
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:iconluke489:
Luke489 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
YES!
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:iconmodelsandsprites:
ModelsandSprites Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  New member
Klonoa is in the game or not

(Sorry my Bad ingles)
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:iconluke489:
Luke489 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
He's not in it... yet
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:icongamzguy17:
Gamzguy17 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work! :clap:
This redesign of yours truly passes off like the real thing in terms of the eyes, and texture of the model. 

Here's to hoping this buddy makes it as a DLC character (if DLC even happens for SSB 4)
I mean c'mon! Namco is on board with Pac-Man so it's kind of a no brainer! (Pac-Man on Klonoa's hat too!)
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:iconhextupleyoodot:
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm putting more of my hope in the hacking community to make this happen. =P
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Gamzguy17 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He he he! Yeah, perhaps that'll be the way it'll be done. =P (Razz) 

But it does make sense to include him as DLC though. When you take my aforementioned point and the fact that he had his first game remade on the Wii 6 years ago. 
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
oh, wait. I looked at the date, and...damn...sorry...I have a copy for the 3ds and he does not appear yet so far, as I haven't unlocked all the characters yet. I don't even have the WiiU so I doubt I'll ever know if he makes an appearance there...
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:iconhextupleyoodot:
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, Klonoa isn't in the game, unfortunately. =P Though it would be hilarious if Nintendo's higher-ups saw this and decided to put him in. That would be the day.
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
indeed it would.
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Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Unlikely as it would seem, I really hope he actually does make an appearance
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novashenron Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want this to be in smash bros sooooo badly T^T
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:iconhextupleyoodot:
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You and me both! =P
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:iconnovashenron:
novashenron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there's still a chance for him to be a dlc character. that's what i'm hoping for :3
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not getting my hopes up. =P He's far too obscure to be included as a third party rep. Sakurai also says there are no plans for DLC beyond Mewtwo, so I'm not optimistic. =(
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novashenron Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what I thought at first too, but Sakurai says allot of things and then does otherwise. Like when he said they probably won't have Mii fighters, then they made them. he said there won't be any Namco characters, and we have Pacman. besides. with dlc, the possibilities are endless. of course they're just gonna start with Mewtow, but why stop there? why have only one dlc character? i'm sure Sakurai has plans for that. and with dlc, it can be updated at any time. it doesn't have to be there as soon as the game comes out. so who knows. we may get Klonoa in sometime. i already emailed Nintendo about it. i'm hoping to get some more people to email as well, and maybe that will work
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sakurai never did say there wouldn't be any Namco characters. He said that Namco characters wouldn't have special priority just because Namco is developing. Pacman was in included simply by virtue of the fact that he's a gaming icon and deserved it. It could have easily happened even if Namco wasn't involved in development.

As much as it pains me to say it, Klonoa simply doesn't have the iconic status that is necessary for a third party inclusion. Just as Namco doesn't get special treatment, the likelihood that a third party would get 2 characters is also slim. I'd sooner expect Rayman than Klonoa.
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novashenron Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand, but there's still that slim chance, and that's what I'm hanging onto. Klonoa deserves to be in, and I hope Nintendo notices that.
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Ziggy-FoxCat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nintendo. Please. Namco. Please.
BOTH OF YOU.
IMAGINE ALL THE MONEYS.
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Mistersky1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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:iconanart1996:
AnArt1996 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am in love with this! xDD
And everything about it. (~^3\\)~
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GamefreakDX Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched that entire video. That's incredible. Did you use some 3D in this though or was all drawn?
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:iconhextupleyoodot:
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's all drawn in Photoshop using vector masks and brushes. It's kinda dumb. =P
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SchAlternate Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If people can be capable of doing fake renders like these, then imagine the amount of fake leaks that could potentially fool everyone.

I'm looking at you, ESRB leak.
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Still renders like this are still easy enough to dismiss, though. It's where video comes into play that leaks really become a big deal, because THAT is a difficult thing to pull off—far more so than this kinda thing.
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SchAlternate Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it becomes kinda hard to dismiss anyway when you take a picture of it with a potato, so it's hard to tell if it's real anyway.

Either way, kinda bummed the leak turned out real. Seriously, that leaker is a douche.
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:iconhextupleyoodot:
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm disappointed that Sakurai didn't get to reveal things his way. Would've been nice to have things still be a surprise.
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Auradeath Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
shulk trailer name in america=we have no choice...

sakurai was pretty upset giving the shulk trailer after the leak :/
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X-3r0m Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Dude, that's a Xenoblade reference. It's a pre-battle entry quote.
It just so happens that it corresponds so well with the events of the leak.
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aha, that makes more sense. Funny coincidence though. =P I should play Xenoblade one of these days.
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I thought that was kinda funny and also sad. Leaks are messy.
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zerotheultimate Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i have to admit this looks awesome it can pass as a real thing
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:icondeisakuchris:
DeiSakuChris Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful work. 
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Totallyhypnosquid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very very impressive.
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MrEmerik2000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just don't tell everybody, okay? :(
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wwe4865 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Can you do a another but Klonoa redisign and Mighty No. 9 ?
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:iconninjanomad196:
NinjaNomad196 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey dude, could you post one with a white background, plain white, please?
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:icongamingstudio:
GamingStudio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY need to learn photoshop!
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:iconadvent-axl:
Advent-Axl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Still would've liked to have seen him over Pac-Man. This could've been what he looked like.
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zerotheultimate Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
im with you man and with a legend of the star medal moveset
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:icontommypezmaster:
Tommypezmaster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Wow, Incredibles
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:icongenesismasterda:
GenesisMasterDA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I saw this on a GameFAQs forum once and I could sware this was real!
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TheGoldenMoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Fake or not, it's nothing short of MAGNIFICENT!!! XD
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Frost-the-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
This version of Klonoa would be epic to see in the game.  I remember another artist named Twilight that did another one like this years ago. =^_^=
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soskay1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What about you make Ridley from Metroid game about Ridley leak as a playable characters

Could you do like that design www.figurerealm.com/userimages… or make your own Ridley

Could you do that please?
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CometX-ing Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Please come here and let me kiss you.
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ssbz123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
hey perfect model for SSBZM:) (Smile) 
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NathanLaurindo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oh god.... i'm...amazed *-*
this is perfect! I even believe that it was an official picture before discovering the truth haha congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconalecathehedgehog1997:
Nice Klonoa, love the new threads!
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Writer
this would be an awesome design for him in smash.
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XxSTALKERFan69xX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Damn, you had me fooled, still cute though!
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