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Blanka Redesign by PatrickGavin Blanka Redesign by PatrickGavin
Always loved this character but wanted to play with a "Movie version", go more realistic, so still the South American albino, living in the forrest, slight camouflaging but using a jade mask for the more monstrous visage!
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BrunoKopte Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Writer
Oh man... That was great up to the "aztec jade mask" part. Not cool, being mixed with something thousands of kilometers up north. Specially when we have our carrancas:

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Even if you used lazarim masks there would be more common ground than the aztecs.
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PatrickGavin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015
Hi Bruno, firstly, thank you for your post, and secondly, I'm sorry for any offense caused, that was definitely not my intention, I fear my crime here is more lazy design then it is ignorance, I know Blanka's back story is set in Brazil, I'm not changing that certainly but I had very much wanted to employ the use of a Jade mask rather then painted wood and while searching for similar, I had mostly come up with Aztec, Mayan and Toltec jade masks. I think I'll edit my picture description by removing the mention of 'Aztec' as it is strictly accurate either. Thank you for the suggestion of the Carrancas carvings, I might even try a painted wood mask design for Blanka again.
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BrunoKopte Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Writer
Ok. You see, the mask is very cool by itself, it's that this kind of mix goes right into the "brazilians-speak-spanish" wound.

Yet, you definitely went well redoing Blanka. If you ever feel like doing it again, please look at this:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curupira

o-melanor.deviantart.com/art/C…

alexandreleoniart.deviantart.c…

It's a brazilian legend, of a jungle guardian with fiery hair and (sometimes) green skin, with plenty of regional differences. And despite both Blanka* and Curupira being well-liked in Brazil, no drawer seems to have made the connection.

*Once, one of our tv networks made a contest for the "greatest brazilian of all times". It was throughly trolled with Blanka votes.

ideiainstavel.files.wordpress.…
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PatrickGavin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Haha, that last image is brilliant, and thank you for the heads up on the Curupira, I'm always a huge fan myth and folklore especially for character design and this is one I'd note encountered before. I'll very much keep him in mind (though not the crazy backwards feet =P), I've even started sketching up some designs thanks to our conversation, something a little more tribal looking, I'll post it up here if it works out. Thank you for the inspiration and again for the initial comments, they highlighted my need to be more careful and sharp when employing historical or cultural imagery, I definitely understand where you're coming from, for me, its the all Irish are drinkers/drunkards, and an a leprechaun on everything.
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BrunoKopte Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Writer
Myth and folklore fan? Maybe this'll help:

www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm

www.inuitmyths.com/index.htm

I'll look forward to the results then.

And don't worry about Ireland, I read most of the cycles. I already used some of your mythology.
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Svenskel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Nice! ;)
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PatrickGavin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you, its an Idea i've had rattling around in my brain for a while.
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