Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Xochicoatl by DNA-1 Xochicoatl by DNA-1
Aztec goddess Xochicoatl would've been an actual god among men on the battlefield--a heavy damage-dealer and also hard to kill. Plus, she could fly, allowing her to bypass certain obstacles on the gameboard. But as far as I was concerned, she was yet another super-fun character to design and illustrate, thanks to her unusual background.

Sad to say, but this is pretty much the last of the characters I can show from our scrapped MOBA project. There are some other designs at various stages of completion and some from an early version of the game that had a much lighter, casual style, but from the "true" version of the game that we would've shipped with, this is it. Sad panda. :(

-------
Texture resources from CGtextures: [link]

-------
More from this series:

And see the complete PROJECT MERCURY Gallery here: [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconrelarwen:
Relarwen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I know someone already mentioned Hi Rez Studios to you, but this would totally go with their release of Ah Puch. www.hirezstudios.com/smite/pro…
Reply
:icontrugamer97:
TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Perhaps you should be an artist for Hirez as your style seems perfect for Smite. 
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man!  Actually working on a similar project--a MOBA--right now!  Stay tuned... :D
Reply
:iconpeanutbk:
peanutbk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept, love the colors.
Reply
:iconkeysketch:
KeySketch Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats pretty neat :D
Reply
:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Wicked cool and pretty!
Reply
:icondarktailss:
DarkTailss Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason Aztec/Inca/etc. warriors always look cool lol :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconmiskatonicuniversity:
MiskatonicUniversity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Reminds me of the Lady of Pain from Planescape.

Love, love, love the colors.
Reply
:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just stunning!!

So much detail, so powerful colours!!

She has little on but is not smutty - in fact it empowers!

Shame it got scrapped. Dammit :(
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your comment. The line between tasteful and tawdry can be a fuzzy one, but I think that as long as the character design cisions are coming from a place of personal strength (and not "come-hither"), then it all works out. The designs that bug me the most are the armored girls with full torsos exposed and a little bikini for coverage. Lame but amazingly common.
Reply
:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of just the thing I have just done LOL! :D

But I understand where you are coming from - sides this is FABULOUS work! Seriously rich hues and clever concepts.

YOU are a talent!
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, I checked out your drawing, and you're good. Sexy but very strong. :). The problematic ones are things like this: [link]
Reply
:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Yeah! I know what you mean. Sexist not sexy!

Thank you for taking time out to comment - damn decent of you - and keep up the fabulous art :D
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for posting an awesome, interest comment! I can't resist writing back when someone's said something thoughtful. :)
Reply
:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watch this space sir - I have added you because you are damn good - and now a lot more :D
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really appreciate that! Hope you'll enjoy the stuff I've got coming up. :D
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconnaldridge:
naldridge Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Digital Artist
This is beautifully done!
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
Reply
:iconnaldridge:
naldridge Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Your very welcome, your design is very unique and interesting :D
Reply
:iconultamisia:
Ultamisia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice! love the choice of colors
Reply
:iconbrandonspilcher:
BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the headdress, but I'm pretty sure ancient Mesoamerican women covered themselves up a lot more than this scantily clad character. At least they seem to in the Aztec and Maya artwork I've seen.
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, a lot of my reference showed women with bare chests, go figure.

But that's the beauty of artistic license: we can take what looks cool and exaggerate, omit, or add to something as we see fit. :) For the MOBA genre in particular, a certain amount of outlandishness is expected and makes the visuals more fun, so that's how I arrived at this intentionally provocative design.
Reply
:iconbrandonspilcher:
BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankfully the fantasy genre allows a lot of artistic license. Mind you, I have no problem with scantily clad heroines per se (in fact I draw them a lot myself), but I wasn't sure if it was culturally authentic.
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's heavily referenced and accurate in that way, but no, you wouldn't see someone walking around like this. Then again, this is a god, so i think a little extra oomph in the costuming is appropriate.
Reply
:iconkhamya9:
khamya9 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Great colors. Very cool character.

Sad that it's all that can be shared but still enjoyed hem all. Looks like it would've been a fun game.
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There was a lot left to do, especially on the programming side, but yeah, I think it would've been pretty sweet. This story does have a happy ending though--stay tuned! :)
Reply
:iconpaulooshun:
PaulOoshun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Saved one of he best for last.
This is seriously stunning work and really shows off your talents. Sad that this game never made it to production but you really shared some gorgeous concept artwork with us so I count that as a win.
Thanks David.
Reply
:iconah-puch-zegno:
ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
la deidad casi no estaba relacionada con la serpientes y era diosa mexica/Azteca no maya... jajajaj que des madre..
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ha ha, you're right. Corrected. :)
Reply
:iconah-puch-zegno:
ah-puch-zegno Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
pese al poco parecido con la diosa en cuestión, tiene una estupenda calidad.
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the help!
Reply
:iconxxsensi:
xxsensi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
omg
that's just too amazing!
her clothing is so cool
so stunning ♥
Reply
:iconk-defender:
K-Defender Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Oh really sad indeed.

Ammount of unique and stunning amount of character designs shows you are master in this work. You are one of those Midas guys... everything you touch turn into gold... literally.

After seeing all those awesome concepts I find myself wishing there was a comic book to read their adventures.

Hmm... that brings another question to mind... not really related but did you ever write any comic book stories or better did you write and draw any comic book issue. This creative peak is why John Byrne is my number one idol. I enjoyed his stories and drawings too much, grew up reading his Fantastic Four stories. FF was my favorite Marvel magazine just because of his awesome work.

Thanks for sharing those amazing art pieces with us, David.
Reply
:iconsapphicneko:
SapphicNeko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Oh she looks awesome, love the colors :)
Reply
:iconaidenke:
aidenke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That is a really fun look between the outfit and the paint. Really very neat! :)
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Very rarely to you get to use stone, paint, OR feathers as costuming materials. But Xochi's got all three, and that makes her triply interesting to me. :)
Reply
:iconaidenke:
aidenke Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
It's a really cool look and I'm glad you were at least able to share here, even if the intended result isn't happening.
Reply
:iconroguewing:
Roguewing Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like her look
Reply
:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely a fun silhouette, if nothing else. :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 794 × 900




Details

Submitted on
April 28, 2013
Image Size
715 KB
Resolution
794×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
12,329 (1 today)
Favourites
632 (who?)
Comments
40
Downloads
260
×