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Stumpy Risky

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By MattBozon   |   Watch
Published: October 15, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 MattBozon
Before a character becomes a sprite, sometimes we'll do a rough sketch or color guide. This is one of the more presentable ones. If you step back from your computer, she should read pretty well on screen from across the room. At least that was the goal. By the way, I think I Frankensteined that hat from one of Robert DeJesus's drawings, so just giving credit where credit is due :)
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Inkilng02's oc's Talking:

Emanuel the Sorcerer:
-What a nice drawing! Heh. Nega-Emanuel has to see this! Hey Nega! Come and see this!
Captain Nega-Emanuel: (enters the room)
-what do you want?! I was busy planning for... What the...? Who is this beautiful pirate lady, Emanuel?
Emanuel the Sorcerer:
-According to what I investigated, she is Risky Boots, a character from a game called Shantae.
Captain Nega-Emanuel:
-I've got to say, she's pretty.
Emanuel the Sorcerer:
- Ha! Forget it dude! You don't have a chance with her.
Captain Nega-Emanuel:
-Oh, Bummer.
Inkling02's avatar
I have one question. Do you accept requests or commisions? I have to know.
Inkling02's avatar
I love your drawings. Incluiding Shantae.
Pokeninjagirl's avatar
PokeninjagirlHobbyist General Artist
You worked on Shantae??? WOW!
S0rr0wsEdge's avatar
him and his wife created shantae.
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PokeninjagirlHobbyist General Artist
I know now. Thanks! 
ArcanePhotographer's avatar
Screw Jack Sparrow, I want to join Risky's crew :)
PsychoTeensie's avatar
PsychoTeensieHobbyist General Artist
Aww, she looks almost chibi here! I WOULD snuggle her, but that would be hazardous to my health, I think. lol
TheRollingWrath888's avatar
i really like this!
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megadrivesonicStudent Filmographer
we need more risky boots
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ShorjokHobbyist General Artist
awesome! i love this game so much, the characters, the originality..... every game by wayforward is a gem!
realyst2k's avatar
Shantae was the first thing I bought off the eShop. The art direction is fantastic. The skull top definitely made me giggle :)

Very cool to see a step twixe'd the full on spritification.
CoCotheAzumarilldude's avatar
Oh Risky, what small legs you have!
AlecKoala's avatar
Sounds pretty complex! Any who I really enjoyed seeing the characters in this game so good job :D
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J3V1LHobbyist Traditional Artist
She's sorta cute! :nod:
mike1967-now's avatar
She really does look evil!
Personally,I wouldn't wanna mess with a pirate with purple skin!
Timmy-22222001's avatar
Your right about the stepping back idea and even cooler seeing this lovely sprite of Risky, still applaud that awesome belt buckle and top skull combo. *nods*

Very good for such a small pic though to have such nice detail, only hope the Nintendo chaps wise up and make another Shantae game, bleh.

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bassoonheroHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Risky has been one of my favorite video game characters for a while and I absolutely love this picture, I can't wait to see her again in another game!
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tokotigerHobbyist Digital Artist
Shantae HD Remix
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TufsingHobbyist General Artist
I found this pic on google some days ago, loved it!
I love the game too... even if I havent played it.. It's so hard to find >_< $150 for juts the cart on ebay x_x
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ReNStudiosHobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so happy seeing an origional art peice done for Risky. I loved shantae, and Risky and her nutty tinkerbats were some of my favorite videogame villians. I'm explodeing in awe in the presence of your amazing, and the fact that you were behind one of my favorite GBC games ever! I want to draw Risky and...well everyone from that game now darn ya!
forthesakeofit's avatar
So, I assume you mean that this was made recently for the work-in-progress? Looks quite nice, but I notice that her earring is just floating in space. Intentional, maybe?
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kevinsanoProfessional Digital Artist
I've heard that the reverse can work quite well too. Making the sprite first and base the artwork on that... what's your opinion on that theory?
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