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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.…

Update Aug 25:
Klonoa was featured in a video regarding the recent roster leak:…
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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If I had to determine if this was a fan made artwork or Sakurai's new character choice for Smash, I bet most of us would not spot the difference! This is truly an amazing artwork that has caught my attention even until today! The fur looks very realistic and wall edited, the character is perfectly shaded for a Smash Bros game, and the post looks really awesome too! I'm not sure how Nintendo hasn't given you a call or anything yet, but if they were to make a new character for Smash, you should probably be the one to draw them next. Excellent job, I can't wait to see more from you, and I'm sure the Smash fans can't wait either!
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FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Questriolu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Still no Splash Art for him? Oh well.
maronic523 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
CountessGardevoir Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Klonoa Blows Away the Battlefield
Doodles626 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice work!
SpyroUp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Nintendo and Bandai Namco should have thought of that.
SonicandRBisawesome Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Literally at first, I thought Klonoa was a Sonic character, just by the look, until I realized that it was part of Namco... XD
XXBlazeTheFoxXX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Igetin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Klonoa for Smash 4! Please...
Wumpaheadz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
nswayne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
This little guy's starting to warm up to me.  Especially after watching gameplay footage of him in Namco x Capcom.  I am strongly considering putting him in my own project....

And speaking of, if Klonoa is made into a Smash Bros fighter, this should be his theme:…
YU-GI-OMG Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Klonoa! Enters the Ring!
KirbyZero0239 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
NintendoSquarEnixFan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
This is a very well made drawing, but I prefer to have him in his original design from Klonoa: Door to Phantanome.
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so Kawaii!
TheOfficialJDL Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student General Artist
He was my third vote!
odd--della--robbia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, this looks so amazing! :meow: Seriously, when the first "leaks" happened, I was convinced it was real. Then I discovered that the leaks were fake, and I was kinda sad. :/ Sucks that he's probably not gonna be in Smash, though. ;~; This pic actually helped me learn some new painting skills, hilariously enough. XD I used this pic as the basis for a painting I did for my art 3 class. It really helped me learn some of the intricacies of shading & fur texture. :P It was a pain in the butt, but I'm proud of it. :meow:
cyandreamer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist
*Sees klonoa. Screams alittle.*

Damnit, why didn't i think of voting for him?! I friggin love klonoa! But I voted for sora... decisions are made...
FlameBlazeGX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh my god, this is so beautiful!!! why this isn't real!? ;A; </3
Miku-San42 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I love your drawn, I really want this dessing from Klonoa been in SSB.
your drawing technique is cool and I know that you shopuld worked in that thesing to much time, the shades are the thing that I  loved to much, they gived the drawing a realistic seem.
I think that you must work on the SSB dessing with they.
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can you do Prince Dreambert, Peasley, Nights, Reala and Blaze the Cat for Smash? xD
Lestroisrois Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Something I realized while looking at this stunning piece: If Klonoa were to get into Smash, he would get publicity and spark interest from the people who played the game. That interest would lead people to want to play his games. A want to play his games would lead to a public desire for a new Klonoa game. So the shortest route at the moment for getting Klonoa back from Limbo is to vote for him in the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot...
Anyone want to help me?
TaireamLove Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
I voted like 10 times for him. Klonoa just Needs a Chance to shine again.
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Certainly incredible, looks just like 3D.  And you made it look so easy in the video.
TecGeckoTaylor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I've seen you do this on Youtube!
How come you didn't upload this earlier? :D
Drewmaru Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2015
Would you consider this the first prototype of Smashified, making it entry number 0? Or do you think you will be redoing him for Smashified?
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I consider him #0. =P I don't plan on redoing him, since I'm pretty happy with how he turned out.
ProgFox33 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is phenomenal! I would love to see Klonoa in smash!
AndyCat90 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015
I gave Nintendo my vote! ^^
Nine-tastic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   General Artist
please teach me your ways sempai
Xen0dr0id Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to find a transparent version?
Frost-the-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
IT'S NOT OVER YET!  To all fans, we must be heard for this to become a reality.
Zanza47 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
If only. I would be very happy about this.
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. 
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)
Marioaddict Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could we maybe get a version of this without the Background?
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good call. I shall do that!
omegacybersilver Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Woahw it's splendiid :heart:
ReSkull Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
you got a clean style that reminds me my favorite childhood video games !!! :D
I like it all ;)
koghog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, i thought that Klonoa was a Sonic fan-character. :D
6tails6 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If he was, he would be the best one since he's not a recolor.
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!
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'd love to see the recolors. =)
Semi-SuperSonic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Hope you like them :)
Tesideus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Ngeohp Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
owo I want him in ssb4
With the newest Rayman leak, and this (not so) official art, WHY THE HELL HASN'T NINTENDO HIRED YOU YET?
JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I never played a Klonoa game. But I want to. Maybe I should get Klonoa Wii.
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.
Mechamonster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, man.
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