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Banjo and Kazooie Smashified by hextupleyoodot Banjo and Kazooie Smashified by hextupleyoodot
This is the third installment in the Smashified Series! You can watch the time lapse video here: (With CommentaryWithout Commentary)

As usual, this one was really challenging, and to be quite honest, I'm painfully aware that it falls short in certain respects. Banjo's face in particular proved to be very difficult for me to properly capture. I'm not sure what it is about it that gave me so much trouble. =P I hope to make some remedial tweaks to it based on people's feedback.

Like I mentioned in the video, I tried to imagine what the characters would have ended up looking like today if their visual evolution was more gradual, rather than having a particular jump where the design was reimagined from the ground up.

In other news, suggestions are changing a bit. You can now tweet directly at smashified, which is the best way to have your suggestion be seen. Comments anywhere else with #smashified also works.

Update Apr 28:
Here's the Bristle Tip settings I used to achieve the fur effect here.

Shape: Round Fan
Bristles: 9%
Length: 25%
Thickness: 1%
Stiffness: 88%
Angle: 0º (didn't use pen angle, no support using my Tablet)

Shape Dynamics > Angle Jitter > Control: Direction

Other stuff. Feel free to download and use them for stuff, but please credit if you publish it!
Banjo and Kazooie Smashified (transparent) by hextupleyoodot Banjo and Kazooie Get Jiggy With It by hextupleyoodot
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Critique by sonicspin3 Apr 11, 2015, 10:12:08 AM
The clothes and backpack are REALLY good work, giving you props on that
it's nice, it's realistic, but, it doesn't seem...3D
it's a unexplainable feeling, really
play around SculptGL settings, and you'll see the difference between your draw and 3D models, it's a really useful tool to have
after closer examination, it seems the skin is breaking the suspension, the rest seems top-notch, the fur can be worked on, and you have trained it, it is still too painterly to seem real
still far above most artists can do

Vision: 5/5, you tried as hard as ye could, and this reflects that
Originality: 4/5, it's fanart, good one, though
Technique: 4/5, VERY good technique, but requires a bit more experimenting till you reach your goal
Impact: 4/5, very good in general, though, as by the issues said above, it's not perfect
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Incredible work as always. I saw you responded to people pointing out the freckles and seemed to appreciate it, so I figured I'd point out the only small detail that bothers me a bit. And it very well may be just me, but the eyes seem to be really bulging out, especially on Banjo. I think the pupils look perfect and the overall shape is okay, but I suspect I'd feel more comfortable with them if they were more sunk-in. Just my two-cents though, still excellent, the practice and experimentation with the fur really did pay off. I also especially love the stitches on all of the cloth, that's the one element of their more recent Xbox redesigns that I was always a fan of, so I'm glad you incorporated it. I haven't written a critique on DA before, so I hope this fits what is expected from them well enough.
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theamazingworldofatt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018
Why does the image look like a mixture between the booklet art design of the characters during their time as "Nintendo" characters and their revamped XBOX design(s)?
Diegoutetsuma Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
AwesomeFan1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
Banjo And Kazooie Look Awesome In This Picture (Especially Banjo [My Favorite of the two]) It Is Extremely Detailed!!!! Thumbs Up  Banjo Would Be the Strong one in smash [likely] and Kazooie would probably be somewhat the same with flying. You Did An Amazing job!!!!  Clap 
reesedeville Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
If Banjo and Kazooie are Really in SMASH That will be SO FREKING AWSOME.
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. Banjo first appeared in Diddy Kong Racing and then appeared in his own games with Kazooie. Hoping to be a DLC playable fighter in Smash Bros. 5.
Ike-Messiah Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man. I don't know if you'll read this, but just wanted to let you know someone is using your render and claiming is theirs. Stole it. Etc.
Nezo2015 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
KingPiece Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Wow this actually looks way better with the freckles. Weird how much of a difference it makes.
Cartoonsrocks123 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
can u please smashifie rabbids plz and flippy from htf to
2000C Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Can you Smashify "Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Tiki"?…
goldragonwills Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
What would their final smash be you reckon?
AydanADub1863 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I know it's late, but I think their final smash should either the Jinjonator or Dragon Kazooie.
Jyellowstudio Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I gotta say, this is beautiful! :D The texture, design, and everything is so wonderful. :D This is the Banjo-Kazooie I grew up with. And if I should honestly say, you're design of Banjo-Kazooie is better then the N&B one XP
Wonderful job! :D
katomatic22 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Artist
whats there moveset?
WiseKarasu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
They got my vote.
Edscratch23469 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hope this happens! I love your work so much!
botismelon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
This will never happen :(
WiseKarasu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
I don't know. The head of Microsoft already said they're okay with it. And from what I understand they're already one of the most popular candidates.
botismelon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Really? It seems by how all the squares are filled, there won't be anymore 3DS candidates. 

I hope there is a B-K stage though...
WiseKarasu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
The Smash Ballot doesn't end for a few more days, so there will still be more characters (the director even said so). And they won't have version exclusive characters (hence why no Ice Climbers), so they'll probably just reformat the character screen.
Dean624 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what program do you use?
FawFul933 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing I want to be good as you and what did you use?
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for this one. I've since updated to 2015, but they're fundamentally equivalent.
FawFul933 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could draw like you this good 
FawFul933 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok thanks 
Zuzu113 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
meh liked your Shantea one better 
DamonKatu Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
This looks almost official! I can see why you had a hard time since the belly details are barely there, but wow...
AG311 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
when will the freckles be added omni? :P
BayronKoopa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
is by any chance mite Shantae be in your Smashified list?
fabriziovilchez Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It would be awesome if you do Inkling from Splatoon!
Taipan20 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
does anyone know where the "get jiggy with it" image is??
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry it's taken so long for me to get it up. I'm finalizing the corrections to Banjo's face and will upload the newcomer splash screen once that's done. =)
DredgeTH Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist… right here! I actually met the actual artist at a Con just recently! :)
Arranos Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
If you have any time, Princess Daisy or Lana from Hyrule Warriors?
YU-GI-OMG Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Banjo and Kazooie! Get Jiggy With It!
Pirateloco Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Hey guy,I like your work,and I make a suggestion?I wanted you to do Chrono/Chrono Chrono Trigger pls
Drewmaru Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Marina Liteyears from Mischief Makers, please! She needs the recognition!
Vision62913 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm just going to get to the point. Smashify King K. Rool.
LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
How about Doing ANY of the Following:
A. Ryu
B. Roy
C. Shantae
D. Bass
E. Sora
TimoArtist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ryu and Roy are already in.
KuronosuSai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite an amazing progress in your smashified works, they just keep getting better and better man! Keep doing more and I'm sure eventually there will be absolutely not even 1% of chances for anyone to say that it's not a Nintendo official artwork =P
RobertGDraws Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so, truly amazing!! :D:D:D
MutouYuugiAiboufan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly amazing. I love how you did Banjo's fur and Kazooie's wings. If they become part of smash this should be the artwork that is used. Nice work.
SecretAgentJonathon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this looks awesome! Nice work!
yoshitaka Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I absolutely love this picture and enjoyed watching the video seeing just how you made it!!
TheAntTony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Banjo and Kazooie in Smash Bros would be amazing, maybe some day. Also awesome job here.
SonicTheHedgeTrimmir Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind blowingly cool! Great work dude! Would be amazing if they got them in Smash. Just curious, what program did you use to create this? I was watching the timelapse and I was like, "He's drawing AND using a vector pen tool in the one program, WHAT IS THIS?!"
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's all Photoshop CC 2014. =)
SonicTheHedgeTrimmir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man, that's awesome! I'll have to scope it out!
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