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Bestiary Project - Magma Tiki by Retro-Death Bestiary Project - Magma Tiki by Retro-Death
Here is my part for the Bestiary Project for the :iconarcadianlegends: group! A project that seeks to bring to life the incredible enemies from Skies of Arcadia, one of the BEST games ever created! Enemies can only be claimed once and there were 2 I really wanted to draw, the first one was snatched away already, dude's very popular among fans, but these guys were not! The Magma Tikis are among my favourite enemies in the entire game!

These dudes always come in threes and have three specific attacks, a standard eye laser beam and a chime, a chime that announces their 3rd possible attack, the lava barf, which does look a lot more impressive than what I made it out to be here but I just couldn't resist, haha! I really wanted to portray each of their attacks and the fact that they are somewhat of a trio was a nice excuse to be able to that.

In general I am quite please with how this turned out, I like some things more than others but overall,  I'm happy with the result.

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Bullet; Green Skies of Arcadia Legends belongs to Sega
Bullet; Red Bestiary Project - Magma Tiki - belongs to Retro-Death



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Go check out the project, many enemies are still unclaimed!
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MechaKraken Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, what an awesome scene! I love that heated rock background, and the expressions on the Tiki's are so cool! Great job! :highfive: =)
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx man! I really try to experiment with textures whenever I can.
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Cool! I lurve how you did these!!! :clap: I’d like to do one of these too, one day, despite the Bestiary Project. But it’d be tough to match your fine effort. :-) I remember they were terrifying when I first played the game! That Lava Storm move (or barf as you called it) was like major ouchy! I used to use Crystales on them, I think, which seemed to work well. I think I will have to fave this one!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thx man! It's not about being the best though, especially because compared to a lot of people that did so much better. I did too much experimenting with this one. And yes! Crystales always was such a beautiful spell to begin with! /o/
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Well, you’re welcome! :-)
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
It's a byortiful.
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx bruh!
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
EEEEE this picture just makes me GRIN!! :D Haha, "lava barf"! That is awesome. :XD: :clap: They seriously all look so great and I LOVE how you some how managed to put emotion onto their faces??? :rofl: My gosh I've never seen these guys with such personality before! Winsauce on roflberry pwncakes!! :la:
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a sucker for funny expressions, haha! :dummy: *eats all the pwncakes* You'll never look at these random dudes the same again. ;)
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StarsAndOceans Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These guys XD You did a great job portraying their different attacks, and the fact that they always come in threes. Very nice textures and warm tones, it's so very Pyrynn-like. That chime/shaking that they do is like their subtle way of saying "here comes MAJOR TROUBLE!!!" :D  
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx! Haha, yeah! I always loved that sound, it's like the most soothing sound of doom ever.
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, now I really want to play this game! ;.;  These guys seem so weird and unique, and I love how you've portrayed their attacks here, and that texture on the ground. Really cool. :D
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's one of my top 10 ALL TIME favourite games ever, it's huge, like mega huge, the story and events in the game are absolutely crazy! It has perfect music and atmosphere and creature design and ugh!!
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man, I wish I could get my hands on it. Maybe it'll come to virtual console eventually (I doubt it but hey, weirder things have happened!).
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original game isn't too crazy expensive but either way, it's more than worth it, the adventures you'll live, aw man, you will NEVER be able to forget it!
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meroe1313 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'll try to hunt it down then. :3
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Sharulia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
LOL "lava barf". Was it really called that? I can't remember, but I don't think so. Either way, this is awesome! I love how you drew all three and their different attacks. I definitely remember these jerks trembling when they were charging up. Please do more of these!!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thx! And neh, I think it was called Lava 'Storm'. ;) For now I want to focus on a few things of my own and a contest entry but there are definitely 2 or 3 creatures I still would like to do, they wouldn't be this funny though. Never mind, just got a 'cute' idea... I will claim it already just in case.
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Sharulia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah maybe that was it. And yeah, you may as well claim your next beastie. You get 2 months to complete it? I need to get going on my next one.
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Claimed it! /o/ Well, until it gets confirmed though...
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