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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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SuperGemStar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Student Artist
Klonoa looks cute, coo!
uhuh1000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Try Google image searching this drawing. It comes up with smash Bros on Wii u and 3DS, not Klonoa.
Club-Dreamiverse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
How nice.
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This guy really like Pac-Man.
uhuh1000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
What's wrong with it?
uhuh1000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017
Oh. The hat.
Gummykitty601 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks great!
lapinbeau Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna have to agree. Klonoa really needs more love. And I'd totally buy a Klonoa Amiibo.
sqiritual Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super smash bros switch better add klonoa, even as dlc or i'll be an g r t
cg1995 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Artist
Dont worry maybe the next year
He looks so realistic, and his design is like a definite comeback to many of the games!
Operationgamer17 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
This was really good. I remember people on Untamed Heart Klonoa Collective almost falling for this. It looks really real. If I may ask, what gave you the idea to use a brand new outfit for Klonoa rather than any of the other outfits he had?
Astro8Dog Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Artist
Can you give me a blank one of these?
Legoboy186 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Questriolu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Still no Splash Art for him? Oh well.
Legoboy186 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
How about: Klonoa dreams to fight!
maronic523 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
CountessGardevoir Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student 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  Hobbyist Filmographer
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 Artisan Crafter
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  Hobbyist 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.
ElrokFoxx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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. 
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