Fate Extella: Saber Attila, but not the same as the Earth one apparently
I know nothing about Fate lore and I honestly don’t have the time in my life to get into it all, but the wiki page on this character says she is Saber class, and also “different from the Altera of Earth,” (even though they look the same, even down to the clothes) so I’m taking their word for it. Don’t let me down now, fandom wiki!
We sometimes get mail from fans telling us that we’re just offended by the skin-showing, and we should get over it, but we’re honestly not like that. Just take my word for it. However. The original design for this one definitely offended me. A lot. So that’s why I picked it for our Saber redesign stream.
This is another case of me having to go back and finish what I started, at which point I just… started from scratch… I definitely
do not have a problem. Here was my first attempt, based on a historical estimate of what Attila might have looked like (the records are less certain than for Nero, from what I found):
I ended up doing another Google search (when I went back to finish it) and found an interpretation with the helmet/coif combo that basically looked like her existing bangs and hair shape; so I decided to start over, this time trying to work more with the existing design elements.
There’s probably too much white in the final redraw, but I can’t be bothered at this point. #ITried. At least it’s actually wearable! This is now a Callout Post. Yikes.
Red Saber Nero – No, you can not unsee it. You’re Welcome!
Since Fate’s fandom is the way it is, I decided to dedicate a very special stream redesign to them!
When we commented on Fate: Last Encore’s version of “Saber”, the fanboys predictably, as with many previous posts on that franchise, rushed in to explain to us that this is not the same Saber we used as a positive example before (Artoria, aka waifu King Arthur).
No, apparently it’s just a completely unrelated character who happens to look exactly the same, allegedly because the designer for the franchise has a fetish for this one particular appearance, affectionately referred to by fandom as “Saberface”. Which justifies the shitty sameface syndrome how…? ¯_( ͠° ͟ʖ ͠° )_/¯
[Yes, those are four different people in various parts of the franchise. Only two of them are related. And yes, there are plenty more Saber clones.]
Also, Fate’s lore is an incomprehensible mess with no single continuity. If we were to fully explain that every time a new Saber with giant boobs or stupid butt window comes out, our posts would be ten times longer. 🙄
So, considering that this here Red Saber (not confused with the one with spiky hair) happens to be emperor Nero, I decided to right that wrong and make it abundantly clear that this is who this character is supposed to be.
Enter anime waifu Nero.
While usually I redesign the outfit, leaving character’s face more or less intact, this time I’m leaving the body and the awful boob-and-ass-window (plus visible panties) dress entirely unedited. After all, it fits her personality, or so I’m told. It’s the exact same sexualized anime girl, except she happens to have the face of an ancient Roman ruler, neckbeard included.
And if you respect Nero’s own choice of clothing, please don’t shame her choice to grow out a beard. She rocks that look so much harder than she did Artoria’s face and haircut.
Obviously I used the most famous Nero statue as a reference and did my best to recreate the cell-shaded anime look. Which is also why I incorporated her original eyes into the new design. Of course she needs to remain consistent with Fate aesthetic. I’m not an art-ruining barbarian.
Overall this was a really fun stream and I’m pretty happy with the results. Not likely to happen again, but who knows?
Once again, YOU’RE WELCOME.
Another Wonder Woman, Why Not
Ozzie made a great Wonder Woman redesign waaaay back, but I wanted to try my hand at something more akin to the movie design. I enjoyed the Wonder Woman movie a lot, but that outfit of hers was such an eyesore. Also had to deal with constant second-hand cringe at imagining what it was like wearing it.
Sooo…. I ended up changing almost everything, obviously. I didn’t really have a specific theme or time period I was taking inspiration from; I just knew I wanted to give her a nice breastplate, and then worked around it for everything else. I gave her chainmail in a similar shape to her uhh… skirt? And then the gambeson makes a comback for the leggies.
Since the design is pretty clear and simple, let’s instead show my first attempt at a redesign, where I was trying to make the skirt work… somehow.
After coming back to this later, I realized that I was just doing the redesign equivalent of this gif:
Sooooo I got rid of that tabbard and redid it all.
I also changed her face. I gave her thicker, more natural (but still fun) eyebrows, and a stronger nose. I also cut back on her makeup, and changed her expression to look more determined, rather than “awkwardly chuckling at someone’s joke on a first meeting.”
Overall, I think I gave it a good try. I feel like it’s missing something in some spots, but I can’t think of anything else to add besides like… some colored ribbon in her chainmail, but I don’t think that’s characteristic for her.
Would still have preferred my design over the original for the movie.
Sexy Overwatch Guys Part 2: Hard Daddy Torbjörn
For our Overwatch man meat week, I decided to empower Torbjörn, whom Blizzard has kind of been ignoring in the sexiness department. I thought this skin was a good start, and gave me some fun elements to work with.
Although as time went on during the stream, I decided that I actually just wanted to make a male character version of this comic (series is NSFW):
So here we are.
The biggest changes I did are to his face and his now-phallic mechanical accessories. I wanted to make him look like the loving daddy we all want him to be (probably?) so I gave him a more gentle gaze and slightly smaller chin. I also gave him the soft, loving lips he deserved.
I made him shirtless, added some male-presenting nipples with piercing, and some chest hair. And then I spent an obscene amount of time rendering out some phallic machinery. You might notice the one on the left is much more in-line with the original art style, and that’s cause I ran out of time! As I always do.
I also gave him a bottle of lube in his tool belt (from Google images). I’m surprised the original design didn’t have that, actually, since keeping your equipment lubed is very important.
What was I talking about again?