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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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CometX-ing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Since your did the whole Fake entrance thing for Shovel Knight, you think you can do one for Klonoa. Something along the lines of: KLONOA BLOWS AWAY THE COMPETITION

of course you don't have to. 
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Lanmana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww man, if only. I was so sad that Klonoa wouldn't be playable in Smash, but at the same time it's not like he had a very high chance. Between his mascot-esque design, his appearance on a few Nintendo consoles now and what could have been a very doable moveset (with his ring that could be a sword, propeller, hammer etc. from heroes, his double jump and his standard ring grabbing ability) though, he would have fit in just perfectly with the others. :c

I wanted to make a fake character intro for him in flash, but alas it didn't really end up anywhere. Kind of lost the motivation for it as soon as I grabbed some music and screenshots to work with (I know I'm terrible pff)
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Marioaddict Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could we maybe get a version of this without the Background?
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good call. I shall do that!
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:iconomegacybersilver:
omegacybersilver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Woahw it's splendiid :heart:
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:iconreskull:
ReSkull Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
you got a clean style that reminds me my favorite childhood video games !!! :D
I like it all ;)
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:iconkoghog:
koghog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, i thought that Klonoa was a Sonic fan-character. :D
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:icon6tails6:
6tails6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If he was, he would be the best one since he's not a recolor.
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:iconsemi-supersonic:
Yo, I somehow actually managed to recolor this (Except for his fur idk how to do that) if you want I can put it in my Stash and send you a link through a note so you can see it.

Edit: Make that 4 recolors.  It's actually easier than I thought.

I might go all the way and make a total of 7 alternate color

Edit2: I actually did it!  Seven whole recolors!
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hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'd love to see the recolors. =)
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Semi-SuperSonic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Hope you like them :)
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:icontesideus:
Tesideus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
WHY AREN'T WE THROWING MONEY FOR KLONOA IN SMASH?! I waaaaaaaant him
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Ngeohp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
owo I want him in ssb4
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:iconrixelthepixel:
With the newest Rayman leak, and this (not so) official art, WHY THE HELL HASN'T NINTENDO HIRED YOU YET?
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:iconjackthecat779:
JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Student General Artist
I never played a Klonoa game. But I want to. Maybe I should get Klonoa Wii.
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:iconborkborkenson:
BorkBorkenson Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
This is goddamn adorable. If Klonoa really did get into Smash I honestly would want nothing else but this to be his official art. You should have been on the Smash 4 art team or something.
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Mechamonster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, man.
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Dracomonstar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I like Klonoa, he's a cute character and looking at how high level your art presentation into the Super Smash Bros. U artstyle goes I can surely say diehard fans would probably love this as a poster. Way cool talent you got. (-^.=.^-) ♪
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Luke489 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
YES!
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:iconmodelsandsprites:
Klonoa is in the game or not

(Sorry my Bad ingles)
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Luke489 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
He's not in it... yet
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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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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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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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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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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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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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DeiSakuChris Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful work. 
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