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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]
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TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Perhaps you should be an artist for Hirez as your style seems perfect for Smite. 
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
peanutbk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept, love the colors.
KeyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats pretty neat :D
Estonius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Wicked cool and pretty!
DarkTailss Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason Aztec/Inca/etc. warriors always look cool lol :thumbsup:
MiskatonicUniversity Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Reminds me of the Lady of Pain from Planescape.

Love, love, love the colors.
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 :(
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.
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!
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