Samurai Jack is Back

A fanart sketch of the wandering samurai in a dystopian future, seeking a way back to the past to undue the future of the evil shape shifting master of darkness, Aku.

Samurai Jack is one of my favorite shows from my childhood. It was one of the many shows that got me hooked on drawing and sketching. The art style had this mixture of action and beauty. Some scenes had this comic book like appearance with huge battles and combat. Then other scenes would be toned down to allow for more emotion, letting you take in the scenery.

So when I heard Jack was back, I decided to sketch something up. This sketch was inspired by Jack’s new look. It has been several years since Jack was flung into thw future by the evil Aku. He looks like he’s been through hell. He’s covered  in scars and rags from numerous battles. He’s ready to end Aku’s tyranny, so he can finally rest and return to his homeland in the past.

Samurai Jack belongs Genndy Tartakovsky and Cartoon Network/Toonami

Anthro Cosplay: Thunder Wolf Challenger

Thunder Wolf Challenger, Monster Hunter 4 Zinogre

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This Anthro girl is wearing a costume inspired by the game Monster Hunter 4 by Nintendo.

Zinogre from Monster Hunter 4

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One of my favorite monster designs was the large thunder wolf wyvern, the Zinogre. They’re are relentless, channeling lightening through their static covered shock fur. And when they attack, the unleash waves of lightening that can bring any hunters’ defense down, then following up with a powerful pounce with their razor claws or slam with their sharp spine covered tail.

Zinogre Armor

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These monsters proved to be worthy opponents. And can’t remember how many times I’ve lost a battle to them. And the armor you can make from this beast is so cool. That’s why I was inspired to make this sketch of a Zinogre like anthro wearing a similar armor set.

I call this sketch Thunder Wolf Challenger, for this wyvern anthro is looking for a challenge. Just like the Zinogre, she channels lightening, but she channels it through her blade, Wicked Thunder. She unleashes that energy through her thron covered blade, devistating anything caught in its path.

She hopes to one day find her equal in battle; a worthy opponent. Someone who can challenge her and face the power of her thunder blade. Until then, she keeps hunting, taking on one challenger after the next.

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Zinogre and Armor set belong to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate by Nintendo
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Character story designed by Michael Woolsey

The Sub Zero Prince: Ice’Zik

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Ice’Zik is Tun’Thra ‘ s (the newest Frozen King) step son and Cyrus’ older step brother. He’s known to be cold and has a stare that can only compare to a parent scolding a child.

His father died when he was still a hatchling (young child in Dregon). He was too young to take the throne, so Tun’Thra took over, as well as married his mother. Throughout his childhood he tried to live up to the new king’s expectations, but at every turn he failed. The new Frost King was obsessed about his first son, Cyrus.

Ice’Zik harbors much hatred for his younger step brother.  Cyrus has so much potential power, yet he refuses it and suppresses it. The mere thought of this angers Ice’Zik.  He should have that power, not that half Frost’Born. Cyrus is nothing more than a failed project, and Ice’Zik intends to make him suffer.

Ice’Zik looks to challenge Cyrus and remind him that he’s nothing more than a monster. His favorite quote is, “Look at your hands, brother. They are those of a monster’s. Meant for destruction. Unfit to hold the hands of another.”

Angel of Scars: Reaper of Injustice (rough overview)

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In the City of Fi’Nova, a city overrun by lawless guilds of Dregons (Dragon Humans), there is a legend of a Shadow, the Angel of Scars. To the renegade guilds, he is a Demon, but to many of the city, he’s an Angel.

He is a hulk like creature in a skeleton like armor that shimmers a shadowy violet. He wears a skull like mask, cracked and worn from battle. He makes his presence known by appearing in a wave of rolling fog. He sometimes appears with a pair of giant bat like wings, that retract into his back at will. His piercing blue eyes stir fear into anyone unlucky to catch his stare. When he strikes, energy lashes out in the from of a monstrous beast, devastating anything caught in its wake. Some say the armor’s shimmer changes colors from shadowy violet to magma red to ice blue, changing the style of how he fights. Some also claim he can change his form by growing sharp spines or forming a scythe tip on his tail.

He is the face that bares the marks of injustice. He is the reaper, the Angel of Scars.

**About**
Real Name: Cyrus
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Race: Frost Fire’Born Dregon
Home: Fi’Nova on Dregthrn Island

Powers and abilities:
*Supernatural Energy Attacks
*Mutation (Wings, Spines, Scythe Tips, etc)
*Gaze of Fear
*Rolling Fog
*Burst Step (move rapidly)
*Dragon Fang (a fight style that uses claw attacks and heavy grapples to overpower opponents)
*Void Unleashed (rarely seen; unleashes the true form of the Angel)

How the Armor Works
The Angel has limiters on his armor that control the flow of his energy and keeps him from falling victim to the dark void energy inside of him. Limiters 1 on the arms and legs control Energy attacks (such as the Beast energy attack). They change the shimmer on the armor. Violet is neutral for regular energy attacks. Red is Fire for burst attacks. Blue is Ice for cold attacks. Limiter 2 on his chest controls mutations. When lifted, the Angel can summon his wings or any other Dragon-like mutation.  The last limiter is on his back. It’s a fail safe if the first 2 limiters cannot revert to neutral. If all limiters are unlocked, the void energy inside him will start to take hold, and he’ll painfully turn into a fierce monster, that is a vampire for energy. 

(This is just a rough background about my character, Angel of Scars. I plan to post more later on)

The Titanium Knight

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Marcus, Slayer name Titanium Knight, is the head captain of the Slayers on Dragthrn. He is known for his brash leadership, leading squads of Slayers to fight to the bitter end against the Mutant Whelps (creatures mutated by dark residual energy of the Hel’Fire Dragon).
He cares not for cowards. He believes in ancient warrior tradition of return victorious or die on with honor. He known for saying, ” Cowards die by tooth and claw, so be like the beasts and show no mercy!”

His exo suit he is currently wearing is the Knight. It is a mod capable suit, allowing Marcus to change his battle tactics and status throughout battles. The suit alone increases his strength and resistance to blasts and fire. It sacrifices speed for defense. Marcus prefers to fight using a modified hammer cannon called Bone Breaker. It looks like the skull of a dragon mounted of a heavy shotgun. It is capable of breaking dragon scales and bones with a single smash, and can fire large explosive bolts of plasma.