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PDL: Sakuya by StringlessKite PDL: Sakuya by StringlessKite
My entry for :iconpkmn-dreamlabs:

History: She is an illegitimate child of a dojo master from Ecruteak. The act of infidelity outraged the master's wife, who left him without legitimate offspring. Sakuya's mother is a geisha and would have brought her daughter up, however, the father took her away. The reason for that was simple - he needed a successor to inherit the dojo and carry on its tradition. The practical side of that was simple, as Sakuya is very fit and could learn the techniques relatively easily. Leading a dojo and raising disciples requires more than that - she lacks the mental resolve, the idea of what to make of her fighting style. Her Pokemon were actually given to her by her father - Yu and Rei represent two different paths, and as a trainer and a master she has to bring out their full potential - only then will she be able to inherit the dojo and keep the two as her Pokemon. The tournament is supposed to help her achieve just that. In the very strict and traditional environment her grandpa is the only one who tries to bring her some "real life", such as clothes, cellphone (which Sakuya can hardly use) or small vacations, always much to her father's dismay.

Personality: A lot of responsibility rests on Sakuya's shoulders and she tries her best, always tries the hardest she can. Hasn't skipped her morning practice in 7 years (and she's very proud of that record). She tries to live by Bushido (the samurai code), which sometimes proves difficult to a young girl. Can be indecisive and naive, as she was sheltered in a dojo and had little contact with her peers. Sakuya is completely oblivious when it comes to romance but her good looks attract guys, leading to humorous situations.
Unfamiliar with electronic devices because of the very traditional upbringing. She makes up for that with knowledge of martial arts, traditional arts, songs, manners. In general, not the smartest crayon in the box, yet gains friends easily.
Yu
Infernape: Flare Blitz/Earthquake/Close combat/Gunk shot (Blaze)
Yu is a lazy, disrespectful Pokemon, that only cares for pure power, talent, challenges. Easy to piss off. Other than fighting he constantly seeks entertainment, ladies or rest. Nearly impossible to make him practice. Quite old, actually.

Rei
Dewott: Surf/Ice Beam/ Air slash/ Grass Knot (Shell Armor)
Rei is Yu's opposite: diligent, respectful, calm. He seeks to be a swordsmaster and refuses to evolve until he explores his full potential as a Dewott. Despises dirty tricks. He wears a hakama.

Trivia: Sakuya has a beautiful singing voice, tho she rarely uses it. The flower on her bag is a kanzashi (Japanese hairpin), which belongs to Sakuya's mother and is a big treasure for the girl.
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:iconnauticalfantasy:
nauticalfantasy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
hi @v@ can i use her in my R1 entry? ;v;
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:iconstringlesskite:
StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course, go ahead! :)
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Tomopaii Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you characters so adorbs ! >U<

good luck !
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Roger is an amazing char too, we gotta make sure him and Sakuya meet up :D
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Tomopaii Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks :3

Roger: huh? y-yea hi ^-^
i heard you singing the other day,...well at least i think it was you. you have a really beautiful voice hehe. :iconsweatplz:
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sakuya: Hi! My name is Sakuya :iconsayhiplz:
Oh umm... yeah I do sing sometimes, t... thanks I guess :iconembarrasedplz: So what's your name?
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Tomopaii Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roger: ............... pretty voice......... o_o ! so sorry ! excuse me im not like this at all *As Roger seems to be having a hard time to breathe and pulls his collar* Im Roger! *immediately puts out a handshake* and i entered the PDL :iconthoughtbubbleplz: (no shit sherlock :iconfacepalmplz:)
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sakuya: Eh? Not like..? :iconcuriosityplz:
*Sakuya observes the gestures not understanding a thing, but shakes his hand with a smile* It's really nice to meet you ^^
Oh... uhm... *She's thinking about something intensively* We will be rivals from now on, but let's be friends! I can sing for you sometimes if you want to ^^ *no really, she doesn't have a clue*

*Or maybe we should find a suitable time and RP on the chat?*
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Tomopaii Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roger: :iconzomgplz: Rivals!? and so soon!? *Roger was impressed* heh, if were  going to be rivals we need to know each other first *Rogers fierce side comes out* that way i can beat you easier:iconroxbury2plz:......:iconfaceslapplz: ahh! there i go again! *tries to leave it behind* but seriously i dont even know you name yet :iconsweatplz: and singing for me wont be necessary *Even though he love LOVES the thought of it* Arceus! you have a strong grip!


hehe yea i probably still have an old chatroom we can use :3
BTW do you have a character tumblr :D
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sakuya: *in small voice* I did introduce myself...
I'm Sakuya  *she said again and grabbed his hand tighter, as her fierce side is unleashed*
You can know ALL about me, but you still won't beat me :iconplanningplz:

Oh I don't have a tumblr, not even quite sure what I would use it for :iconcuriosityplz:
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Unu-Nunium Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fianlly some great traitional art! Great app!
Welcome to PDL. c:
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'll do my best to increase the quality too! :D
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Rawrkeeper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I eyeballed this for ages and forgot to comment |D

My first impression of Sakuya was that she gave me a street fighter (the video game, remember street fighter 2? oh those were the days) impression and once i read the description i was pleasantly surprised to find out that she is actually a fighter xD go me!

I love her design overall, specially the hair, the tall collar of the jacket and the short 'shorts' and like its been mentioned before the color scheme is pretty amazing it's so harmonious and appealing i wouldn't change a thing (I'm actually a bit jelly, can i have her? I jk, I jk xD)

10/10 I would main her if she was in street fighter IV
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha good instincts Leo :D I went for a fighter and though the app doesn't really convey it - I'm here for fighting poses, weird and dynamic anatomy etc. Even picked humanoid pokemon to get more of just that. Might add an extra shot in the app to make it more lively I guess.

It means a lot you like the color scheme since it's a bit of my complex - never went to art school and often mess up drawings with inappropriate colors. I should really study color. Worked out this time tho :D

Beware what I'll draw will prolly be some poses from judo and kung-fu, so complicated combos ahead xD But I'm really glad and it means a lot that you like her :huggle:
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Rawrkeeper Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Awesome, its good that you are using the competition to also improve your skills!
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eldritchrach Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Lovely trainer! Welcome to the group!
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ^^
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Fizzes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her color scheme ! 8D :star:
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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EmiAne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Artist
She looks so awesome! Welcome to PDL >u<
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:iconstringlesskite:
StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D I bet she would love to spar with Kirin :D
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EmiAne Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Artist
Ffff Kirin would be ALL over that! xDD
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is ON :D
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EmiAne Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Artist
Awwww yes~ xDD
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Theosaurus-rex Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I love her hair, welcome to the group.
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :) They are my favourite colour afterall ;)
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