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steampunk arora by circus-usagi steampunk arora by circus-usagi
"With my mother's name and my father's blood, I will right the wrongs of my kin, and liberate this land."

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Originally came up with this oc for a faux game; he's named after his mother Arora (they were expecting a girl, too, but alas). His parents played a significant part of a revolution that resulted in much bloodshed and loss to the common folk. At a young age, he was kidnapped by a group of crusaders, but before they could set up a bargain, Arora's parents were assassinated, leaving him virtually with nowhere to go. With resolve, he joined the very people who plotted against his kin, and now at twenty, he is the leader of the group that call themselves Astar, and the party that will follow you throughout the game. The very splitting image of his tyrant father, and with the name of his cold mother, he faces daunting difficulties in his cause to free his people.

i actually designed this months ago, only now i've come up with some time to finalize the design. the backstory is also just something messy i made up xP If the design looks familiar, then have a look: fav.me/d2hjj6e He is the other party member. I wanted them all to be wearing similar types of material and structure, only different style to suit their personalities =D

Have a great day!

mechanical pencil lines, colors in Photoshop CS5
art and character by circus-usagi
do not copy, redistribute, etc etc etc.
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:iconcaynansantos:
caynansantos Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
very nice !!!
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! =D
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:iconxotary:
Xotary Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice-nice-nice))))
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   Digital Artist
hahaa thanks! =D
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AlkseeyaKC Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome! O 3 O
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you! :love:
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:iconworld-inside-me:
World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Wow. This is stunning. I really love the design, particularly of the clothes and weapon. His eyes are beautiful and he has such a stern expression - he definitely looks like he's on a mission. The pose is also superb and I love the movement of the rocks (?) across the page - it makes this seem like a print-screen of some actual action from the game! The colours you've used really fit well with the image too and the colouring is so neat and looks amazing, especially the shading on the hair. The game sounds really interesting too! Just wow~
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you so much, babe! :love: i hope to hit gold like this everytime i post something, lol oTL;;;
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:iconworld-inside-me:
World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
No problem~ :hug:
And you do~ :P
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:iconsethmaxwell:
SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god he's so delicious! :drool: And the picture is gorgeous as always! I never get tired of your art work!
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
aww thank you so much :la: :heart: much love to you for sticking around this long! ;__;
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:iconsethmaxwell:
SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! I love your art, so I have to stick around and admire it!
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Dark-Light-Soul Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work :) and i see your signature rabbit motif on his blade, cute :aww:
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks babe ;D :heart:
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EdtheStrange Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
2 part response

to circus-very well done i love the clothing style which is very eye catching and great color balance. also a subtle background not noticeable at first but as a backdrop it works perfectly. The shield blade is a very unique weapon and the gears on it do catch my eye. Also the body position indicates a reaction to something happening very great because you added background to the character in your description. All in all i would play this game.

To other commentors-okay for one thing most anime styles are based of japanese or korean animation so yes characters do look the same in lots of games. Pointing out the fact that this has a similar story background doesnt matter at all because its the gameplay and graphics that we play for. Most fantasy stories are just being reused these days so stop saying its a rip off or it looks like someone from a game youve played. So please all others who comment after this be true artists and critique not step in and say the same thing 2 posts down its pathetic. Thank you again Circus for you art and patience with us.
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circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you -very- much! :love:
...and gawd, yes, the retardedness of it all xP but then again some of these people might not even be out of preschool yet, so i suppose the mental level is understandable.
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Neonsakura1022 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
THIS.IS.SUCH.A.WIN!!!!
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
LOL thank you! :love:
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Mustaheart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I dunno if I'm the first one to say this but I actually didn't see Hope until you pointed it out. I saw some androgynous. Like a strong featured female. Until I looked closer. Heh. Anyway, nice job. What sort of device/weapon does he have on his arm?
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circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you! =D :heart: it's great you thought that! well..my guys have always looked a bit on the soft side, just the way i like it x'D The weapon acts like a giant blade and can be used as a shield as well (:
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:iconvladimir-valentine:
Vladimir-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I thought it was Hope at first glance, but its really nice
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
chea o__o;; but thanks!
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:iconvladimir-valentine:
Vladimir-Valentine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Its awesome and you're welcome :D
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Quixotic-Queen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
you did an awesome job!
....butttt he still looks 90% like hope (ffxiii),
and the back story is also similar....
im not sure if a scar would really help though.
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circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks for commenting =D
i duno, does the design (save the hair and face) look like Hope's? if anything it was unintentional, and i dont know about Hope's backstory cos i've never played whichever ffxiii game =___=
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BTTman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gotta agree with the guys saying it looks like Hope Esthiem. Reagrdless I like it.
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
with so many people telling me this, how could i not know ^^; thank you, regardless :heart:
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:iconeckodragon:
eckodragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was Hope from FFXIII lol
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:iconramebir:
ramebir Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Same here, haha! C;
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:iconeckodragon:
eckodragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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:iconquixotic-queen:
Quixotic-Queen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
me too!
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:iconeckodragon:
eckodragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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:icontransientfox:
Transientfox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first i thought it was hope from FFXIII
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your style!!! :)
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you! =D
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:iconfudgee0:
Fudgee0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, amazing work! He kind of reminds me of Hope :XD:
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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:iconamberrant:
Amberrant Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was my first thought. :dummy: Glad I'm not the only one.
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LKJSlain Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
that's great.
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thank you =D
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Nunuzami Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is awesome! i like the orange a lot, it isn't very typical of a hero/adventurer's attire and that makes it unique to me :) great job
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
ahh thank you, dear! :love:
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:iconnunuzami:
Nunuzami Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! Your work is amazing by the way :), I really enjoy looking at your gallery, keep it up!
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:iconendspire:
endspire Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that sounds really cool! I'd love to play a game with characters like this! :D
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
ahaha~ thank you! =D
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:iconkaizcu:
Kaizcu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love steampunk! *O*
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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:iconcomleo:
comleo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesomeawesomesomesome!!! :D coool
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:iconcircus-usagi:
circus-usagi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks babe ;)
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