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Secret Santa: Cojirou by foxlee Secret Santa: Cojirou by foxlee
My ZOCC secret santa (ON TIME OMG YAY!), featuring ~Cojirou's character Roku. I bin calling it "Skyward Knight". Keaton suggested a visual redesign of Roku for Skyward Sword! I don't know how well I actually hit the mark in the end, but maybe there are some elements that can be useful at least ^^ I thought he would still look like a knight of Skyloft, but a pretty fancy one by their standards. Maybe he founded a special order after what happens in SS? (I haven't seen the end yet, so no spoilers!)

Let's see... I changed the longcoat into a split sorta surcoat thing, because I thought that would be more convenient for riding. The chain shirt is basically taken from the other Skyloft knights, and I swapped out the straight mantle for one modelled after the ponchos everybody wears. I thought his bird would have an easier time without the cloak, so I gave him a pair of long pennants (to evoke the phoenix wings!) instead. Finally, I thought tucking his pants into the boots might work better while flying (I mean, hell, it's gotta get cold up there :p). Oh, and gloves so he doesn't ruin his hands holding onto a bird harness. Now he's all set to go flying! :p

I also tried my best to draw a shoebill, but birds and me don't get along so well XD Since Link's red birdie is supposed to be super-rare, I thought Roku's probably shouldn't be red, even though that's his colour; instead, I tried to make it distinctive by giving it extra long plumage that might look a bit like Roku's phoenix appearance.

Anyway Keaton, I hope you like it! :3

Merry Christmas! LOVE! <3
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Everett1911 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks adorable ouo
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BriMercedes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool! Thank you so much, I'll definitely be adapting this design :]

I was concerned about making his Loftwing red too... it's one of those moments where the canon suddenly voids an original idea. Oh well, haha. I'll work some red in there somewhere.
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