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Oswald in Kingdom Hearts by TysonTan Oswald in Kingdom Hearts by TysonTan
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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit… , Kingdom Hearts © 2010 Disney, Square-Enix.
Original character designed by Walt Disney.
Fan Kingdom Hearts costume designed and artwork by Extvia.

Who's Oswald?
Unless being a zealous classical cartoon fan, you may not recognize Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who is wielding a pair of distinctive Keyblades in this picure. Neither did I before the game “Epic Mickey”. Speak of Mickey Mouse, however, few people on earth would fail to recognize the timeless superstar created by Mr. Walt Disney. Despite their differed destinies , Oswald and Mickey are actually “brothers by blood”, for the fact that Mr.Disney created Mickey after losing his copyright on Oswald to Universal. The separation and recreation coincidentally resembles Dr. Tenma and Toby's story from Mr. Osamu Tezuka's “Astro Boy”. Unlike the doctor who accomplished reunion with his lost child in the movie, however, Old Disney couldn't live so long to welcome Oswald's returning to Disney Inc. in 2006, creating even more sentimental resonance.

The Game “Epic Mickey”
Oswald's revival performance took place in Epic Mickey on Wii… as a role-playing & platforming game. Lured by its promising in-game liberty, I pick up the dusty wiimote to enjoy a cartoon-ish “Fallout 3” without much expectation on its story writing. To my surprise, however, the darkness and depth in the setting and story turned out to be wonderfully written and ingeniously directed, which gradually grabbed my heart, led it into the magical adventure of Mickey and his reunion with his lost brother. Combined with the solid gaming experience, Epic Mickey successfully earned my favor and firmly branded Oswald's character into my memory.

Oswald's Kingdom Hearts Costume
Resembling Roxas to Sora, Oswald would made a perfect appearance in Kingdom Hearts world as the Nobody of King Mickey, while proclaiming himself "the King of Wasteland", either as a friend or a foe. Driving by my sudden inspiration, I designed Oswald's would-be be Kingdom Hearts costume as a dual keyblades wielder, with his primary Keyblade (with The King of Wasteland Chain) in his left hand and the secondary Keybalde (with Epic Mickey Chain) in another which projects paint and thinner that creates or erases objects from the world, just as Mickey did in Epic Mickey. Hope you enjoy my share of love to Oswald!
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This is a thoroughly satisfying and detailed piece, all the way from the wrinkles and creases in Lucky's new wardrobe to the 'rabbit' patches and designs that recur throughout his ensemble. It is a really unique concept that matches the sora/Roxas duality of the Kingdom Hearts story. Vision received four stars because of the lovely contrast between the subject and his background, though I do think that having something in the back may have added a bit more to this picture. The originality received a perfect five, simply because this is definitely an under-appreciated character that the author of this Critique has a soft spot for.

The technique needs a paragraph all its own. The style the artist utilized really captured the essence of Kingdom Heart's own style, using nice crisp, fine lines and soft colors. In a lot of the concept and cover arts, you'll notice they don't use black, but grey. Browns are dull and yellows are very mellow. I think that idea is what really made the blues 'pop' and the weapons stand out so much. His outfit is definitely fitting to the genre, and the artist was able to get creative without the design seeming 'overused'.

The impact was actually made quite a bit in the explanation of the picture and I wasn't planning on playing 'Epic Mickey', but am definitely going to give it a try the next time my budget gives me a chance!
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[Note: First critique]

The color choices are quite lovely, and I easily recognize aspects from both Epic Mickey and Kingdom Hearts. This character could easily fit into the Kingdom Hearts world. The details are very well placed and used, I did not miss the small logos and bunny tail that even Disney seemed to fail to give Oswald properly. I can recognize the basics of Sora's Clothing in the zipper and straps along his pants. The bunny head-like key in his right hand is a nice touch and the blue flames seem more like the blue paint in Epic Mickey the more I look over this piece. The only problem i can see is minor, and it is the shading on his clothing. It is evident when you look closely, but as I first looked it over, I could mainly only see the main tone and the highlights.

I very much respect you in the fact that you are the first I have seen to complete such a wonderful rendition of this character, and I can't quite understand why I never wondered if they were going to put Oswald into Kingdom Hearts.

Over all I would say this is a very professional piece and I hope this critique was of help to you.
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Ice-I-Want-the-death Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  New Deviant
I love Oswald, and I think you did a wonderful job on this 100/10.
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
looks good enough to be ligit!  I like it.
bevin11 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
I will DIE if dear old Ozzy is in KH3! Hell, I'd love Epic Mickey to be a level, but DAMN if this isn't just AWESOME!💖💓💥💣💣💞📣🔱
SaveOurPlanet01 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolio :)
BillyDBunny Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
You forgot to mention Ub Iwerks and his part in the creation of this.  Oswald the lucky rabbit was Disney and Iwerks, Mickey Mouse was created by Ub.  I am into cartoon history and just wanted to say.  Your art is exceptional and I am not in anyway being snippy or trite.  I just feel Ub was cheated by Disney.
Shrafik-cat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
Keysic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Student Photographer
Hey not bad
dog-phone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

OmegaSaturn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
boi... this is amazing!
SomeBaki Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I love Oswald
ToonHolt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this need to happen, dammit  
Pioxys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017
Dual keyblades that not only creates, but erase. I don't care how powerful this so called X-Blade is, I don't care how deadly Namine's abilities can be, you come face to face with keyblades like OSWALD, you're screwed more ways than one. It's also a perfect fit to his setting too (as well as his design for this). Heck it would be just as awesome to see this rabbit as the legendary FIRST keyblade wielder. Looking at this design just scream fun possibilities as it is!
Ukaber Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Filmographer
Seeing Oswald like this makes me very happy. You did an awesome job!
miagamer23 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
gabrols Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
good job!
Xerex-Kai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... this is just... beyond beautiful. If he were in Kingdom Hearts 3, it would be amazing if his designed followed this
rcAngel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow.

I remember how stunned I was playing Epic Mickey. It was one of the most beautiful games I've ever played storywise, and the scene-setting was too perfect. The characters and their interactions were priceless next to the overall fun of the game and intricate puzzles. Oswald was instantly a favorite of mine, and I'm glad there are other people who remember him and make artwork this awesome :) (even if I am 7 years late :P)
xDarkii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
words can't describe how IN LOVE i am with this design of Oswald
animenotaizai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool! :D
PlasmaOverdrive Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing and I'm not even a big Kingdom Hearts fan! :D
coolblackeagle10 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Kickass! :D
AchoBowen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kniggles-bot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
story57 Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
CobaltAhoge Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Black Rock Shooter-esque for some reason XD
yingyingkirby Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My,
I Like Your Design Of The Secondary Keybalde Of Oswald(Not The Kingdom Key)

Overall, This Look Awesome As It's Like Oswald Is Disney Partner Of Roxas While Mickey Is Disney Partner Of Sora!(As Roxas Is Opposite Of Sora)
SonicXfan455 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Artist
I know who Oswald is
saralavaninga2016 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DementionalArt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this should happen
Ribboncrown15 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember I saw this a few years back and I loved it so much, I actually based a character off of Oswald's appearance in this picture! Design-wise, he looked more like the original Oswald, but I drew him very similar to your style. I've of course developed and redesigned him since then (Even though I haven't made a ref sheet since that original drawing), but I still remember seeing your art and being inspired to make him! I love your work!
EyreToons Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Cool, love your design! He is pretty epic!
itze-itze Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ >v<
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool. 
theizzizzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
supershadowhunter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O my God I love it
Pumpkinpelt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooooow! dude!!
wolverine959 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Awesome. *0* :D
DominicTheRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
It's a wonderful image that the critiques review rather nicely.
artistgalaxy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
The outfit he has on right now is freaking awesome
Derpitydo Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
This is sweet!
Spade-Master Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
johnwalker1999 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Did you leak kingdom of hearts
Bailey-F Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
Wow. I seriously wish that this would happen in kingdom hearts 3.
SWTOHsHeart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
He better be in Kingdom hearts!!!! I love oswaldddd!
sydneyreid23 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Love this
RexfineMutts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your art style of Oswad!! :D
kingdomheartssonic25 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
I wish Oswald was in kingdom hearts 3
OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it would be so awesome to have him appear in one of the game. 8D
and this design is fantastic. ^^
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Oswald is awesome ^_^ I have a plush of him from when I was in Japan. You may be happy to know that people actually like him there. It made me happy at least.
kevinthesponge41 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
For me, I think He`s the nobody of mickey. I`m making a fanfiction of why is that
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