Meowster Hunters: The Lovable Palicos

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There’s nya meowster too tough fur a Meowster Hunter to tackle :3 

When I think of Monster Hunter, a few things come to mind. There’s exploration and resource gathering, epic boss-like battles where timing is key, and several weapon types that dramatically change up gameplay (Great Swords are heavy and use charge-up attacks while Dual-Blades are combo focused). Throughout this game’s journey, there’s one group of characters that stick by your side through thick or thin. I’m talking of course about your lovable little cat companions, the Palicos.

Palicos are domesticated bipedal cat-like creatures that belong to a creature group dubbed Felynes. These cats serve as support characters to hunters, providing unique tools and gadgets to trap/stun monsters or buff hunters. They’re eager to help out where ever they can in a hunt, collecting resources or distracting monsters off of hunters. However, they can be lazy and take a cat nap or two while on the job (no pun intended), but when a major problem arises, they take action.

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For this FanArt drawing, I wanted to capture the playful/cheerful attitude of these adorable little Felynes. For the character designed, there were many different Palicos to pick from, along with armors and weapons. I ultimately decided on three: Alloy (Middle), Hunter (Right), and Rathian (Left). These three armors seemed are some of the more well known ones, or at least ones I’ve used more often throughout the series. For the breeds, the black and white cat, traditional palico colors (Right), and calico seemed to stand out.

The pose for each Palico was based off of their gestures in Monster Hunter Generations (Prowlico Mode). The middle cat is doing the show off pose, the right cat is in sit position, and the left is doing the dance gesture.

For the background, I wanted something that matched Monster Hunters theme of fantasy. So, the background was designed to look like aged canvas, and the text was designed to be brush like (as if the cats themselves painted it). Finally, I added a fog and confetti for a dramatic entrance (kinda like they are saying “TA DAH!!!”).

Overall, I had tons of fun creating the designs of these characters, and I love how the final pic turned out.

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Original Sketch was Posted on

Realmlocke_anbumsw (Instagram) and anbumsw (DeviantArt)

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Palicos belong to Monster Hunter

FanArt by me

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Prints and Other Products are available for this drawing on

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Lumi Lox: the Lantern Fox

Lumi Lox: the Lantern Fox

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The Lumi Lox is a small fox-like creature, about the size of a small corgi, that has glowing antenna, markings, and a torch tipped tail. In the Loxes’ homeworld, it’s dangerous to venture out into the night without an enchanted lightsource, for dangerous beasts and shadows have claimed the night as their hunting grounds. Enchanted light is the only thing that seems to ward these dangers away. Loxes use their glow to confuse or blind any predators with flashes or strobes of bright white. Once the predator has been imoboblized, Loxes will flee for a burrow or any form of tall brush to hide away until the danger has passed.

Their glow is not only for defense. It’s also a means of communicating the Loxes’ feelings and moods, depending on the glow’s color.

Loxes are considered very friendly and have a dog-like personality. They wag their tails when happy and even bark…sorta…more like a high pitch, “marf!” sound. Due to their personality, many travelers keep a Lox or two as pets for company and security during night travels.

Colors and Moods

  • Bright Blue = Passive or Curious
  • White = Fear
  • Red = Anger
  • Green = Disgust or Sick
  • Dark Blue = Sleeping
  • Pink = Romantic or In Love
  • Yellow = Uneasy

Eating and Hunting Habbits

Loxes are mostly carnivores, and will hunt smaller creatures like rodents and insects. Sometimes they will eat fruits or vegatation for nutrients such as berries or roots.

Loxes prefer to stalk and blind using a flash from their antennas and tail to catch prey.

Biology and Behaviors

Loxes are warm blooded mammels. They prefer warm climates with plenty of shade. Loxes also prefer to live in small packs for protection. Males are usually bigger than females and a darker blue coat of fur. Both genders will glow pink when in love.

Loxes mate for life. They remain affectinate and faithful to their mates. Females may litters of up to 5 pups. Both genders take part in raising thier young.

Loxes are mostly nocturnal, prefering to hunt at night. They tend to take short naps through at the daytime, only to take small breaks to forage for fruits and roots.

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I originally posted the sketch of this creature on here and on my DeviantArt

For this character, it took roughly 20 or more layers on photoshop to color and add effects.

Art, Character, and Story belongs to me

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I’ve also posted 3 versions of this pic on my RedBubble realmlocke-msw: a T-Shirt version, Sticker version, and a Print version

Lumi Lox Tee
Lumi Lox Sticker
Lumi Lox Print

Enchanted Necklace of Scales

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Originally Posted on my DeviantArt

Bella was once an human sorceress apprentice, before she found a cursed necklace that transformed her into a dragon hybrid.

Bella spent a great deal reading enchanted lore until she came across a manuscript about special necklace. It belonged to a powerful enchantress, who harnessed the raw power of a dragon to increase her magical abilities. However, the manuscript mentions that the necklace comes with a price. A curse of a dragon. The longer the necklace is used, the more the user is fused with the soul of a dragon.

So, she sought and found the necklace, and it did indeed increase her magic tenfold. In fact, it granted too much power that it was hard to control. A strange force refused to give her control. It was like dealing with a wild beast. However, the more she used the necklace, the more she started to “tame” the unknown force. Once she gained full control, it was too late for her to realize that the curse had taken its toll. It started small with scaly skin that she assumed was a rash. Then it escalated to horns, a tail, and fangs. She had become a dragon hybrid.

She was shocked at first, and terrified to show her face. However, after a few weeks, she accepted her curse. She now spends her time studying cursed relics, determined to find a way to break her curse, or at least control the transformation.

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For this pic, I decided to draw this character like she was a costume model in makeup (kinda like that show on SyFy; Face/Off).

Wasn’t too sure about the colors at first. Most dragon girls I’ve drawn are variants of red or purple. But, I wanted to make her look like Bella hadn’t been fully transformed, so I tried mixing some reds and flesh tones in to her color.

Overall, I really like how she turned out.

 

Mermaid Reef

This painting was request by a friend of mine at work. She asked for a mermaid for her daughter as a Christmas present. So, I tried to go for a Disney vibe with some elements of the ocean mixed in. For example, her hair resembles the design of a jellyfish.

It took me a couple days to figure out the best design for this pic. I used several layers to get the shading and light of the background just right. Overall, I’m happy with how this painting turned out.

On another note, I’m not sure if I’ll be taking requests just yet, but I’ll be sure to post on here and my deviant art account if I plan to. 

Until then, Happy New Year’s! 

Engaged A Christmas Gift

An awesome Christmas picture I made for my brother and his fiance.

 I’m very excited for the both of them and can’t wait for the wedding!

Marry Christmas you two! 

And Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Regal Autumn Ball

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m finally done with my picture for this fall/thanksgiving.

In this picture, we have a lovely canine couple enjoying a night of dancing in an autumn decorated ballroom.

I wanted to do something this year that would represent fall and/or Thanksgiving. So, I decided on an old colonial style ballroom dance. Thanksgiving kinda has the old fashion charm, so I thought it would be a perfect fit. I focused on using mainly fall based colors (oranges, reds, yellows, etc) and added other elements of fall and Thanksgiving into the décor.

I based the characters off another picture I did a while back. Their names are Lia ( collie mix ) and Andrew ( German Sheppard mix ).

Characters and Art by Michael Woolsey

Spring Time

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A calm forest path in the middle of spring.

I painted this for my grandmother a while back for her birthday. Her favorite season is spring. She loves the the colors and how beautiful everthing is. So I decided to make a pic about spring time here at home.

For this pic, I wanted the trees to be the focus. They are very colorful in the spring. I used ArtRage to make this like a painting. There are atleast 15 or more layers used in this pic. I focused on using only basic painting tools, not fill tools or selection tools. It took me several hours. I’m pretty happy on how it turned out.

Hope you had  a happy birthday, grandma!