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A Rare Occurrence by Turtle-Arts A Rare Occurrence by Turtle-Arts
Karasu sleeping... That doesn't happen very often. :I Another rare occurrence in this is the fact that he's smiling... a little. This is about as close to smiling as he gets. Must be having a rather good dream for that to happen. XD

Anywho, it's been a while since I've drawn this OC of mine, so I guess some of my newer viewers may not know him. So let me give you the basic break down. :nod: This is Karasu, my honchkrow inspired character. He's a cartographer, a bit of a grump, slightly cowardly, but generally a decent enough fellow. Oh and he haaaaaaaaaaaaates anything having to do with cats in any form whatsoever. He hates them. Like, he would probably throw your cat in the river while you aren't looking. >_>
I made him for a group a while back that I eventually got booted from for inactivity. Basically, I never went to the chatrooms, and since I don't do many finished pictures of this character, I wasn't putting up enough stuff to keep my membership. Ah well. It's not like I can't draw my character outside of the group anyways. XD

But yeah, I'm actually quite fond of this character and I really do draw him quite a lot. It's just that I usually never go past the sketch stage with him, and I don't post many of my rough sketches, so he doesn't usually make it up. But I wanted to do another full picture of him again since it's been ages since I've done a full-body pic of him for DA. But for those of you who know this character from before, you may have noticed that this isn't how Karasu normally looks. I had a random desire to draw a modernized version of him instead of his normal attire. It's a pretty drastic change for him, but I like it quite a lot. :> Also, he lost his face paint for this version of him, since that's really only suited to his original attire. This is also the first time I've actually put up a pic where you can really see Karasu's prosthetic leg. Usually he has it covered down to the ankle, so you only see the foot. But I wanted to draw the whole leg for this.

P.S. For those of you who don't know- Karasu's false leg is fashioned to resemble that of a bird.
P.S.S. It's unusual for Karasu to be asleep because he is a lifelong insomniac. He has a very hard time sleeping, so he almost always looks tired.

Art and character property of :iconturtleshelltered:
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great character!
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Sleepyheadphone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how careful and ... well, soft your shading is. You just don't overdo it, and it looks pretty cool and realistic because of that, while still maintaining your own style. Plus the folds and the pose are really well done!
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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'm working on a Honchkrow of my own! His name is Sir Raven! He's a complete gentlemen!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ And yay for gentlemen crows. XD
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GrimoireTale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey guy... you don't stole this??? [link]
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I already reported it and he took the pictures he'd copied from me down already.
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GrimoireTale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry, sorry... im mistaken...

this guy is the art thief...

sorry u.u
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Mankeystone Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you for posting things like this, if you don't see it you help a lot of people creating better characters you are a role model!! XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ Lol, though I'm curious, why did you link me to my own front page? XD
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Mankeystone Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
upps.. I guess to be proud of your work, you have to because I do XD
lol
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, alright then. XD
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I like how his hand looks sort of folded like a bird's foot clutching a branch. You've sure done a nice job subtly slipping in crow references, even without his full honch costume. Good drawing.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I really like how this pic came out. :3 Though I've been dying to draw Karasu in his original attire again. Or actually, I've got an even more elaborate version of his original outfit that I'd like to paint sometime. :>
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I want an amazing metal bird foot. You could scratch the heck out of some fools!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. :I
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I wondered a while why this apparently simple drawing caught my eyes in my devbox, and I think I finally figured why ! The pose is so natural and relaxed, and yet we can feel he fell asleep not really on purpose, and everything. I think the pose (and the stylized shading) explain why I enjoy this piece so much.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And yes, I love simple pictures, so it was a nice break to do this one. And I'm glad the pose feels good, since that was really the point of the picture. XD
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
yup, it's a complete success on this part.
you're welcome !
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TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh this is lovely c:
The warm colors are so nice and ohmygosh that outfit I love it, I think I would wear something like that honestly XD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, does that mean Karasu dresses in girl's clothes? don't answer that -_-because he totally kind of does... what a metro XD
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TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha, I was thinking more along the line that I DON'T! XD
But yeah he kinda does.
but he pulls it off so no harm done. XD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, he's kind of a fop like that. ^^; Some of his regular outfits are pretty elaborate. XD
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:iconemcentric:
Emcentric Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
The chair, the clothes, the design, ffffffhhh :heart:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, I like him too. XD
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Emcentric Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Course ya do, he's your OC! :3 Those crazy things with a life of their own, love em or hate em so much you still love em xD Lord knows mine occupy my thoughts a vast majority of the time... o_o
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Liloutte Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Daaaahw ! He is cute *A*
He looks so calm <3

(... I wanted to learn more about him and read the description, but... daaaa ! Too many english for me XD *SHOT SHOT*)
But he looks really interesting :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, sorry about that. ^^; But I'm glad you like him, even if you can't read the description. XD
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Liloutte Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Naaa no problem ;p I will translate it on google hoho \o/
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, have fun with that. XD Google translate usually butchers things pretty badly. XD
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Liloutte Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Dahaha yeah, google translate is baaaad x) But I understood the essential ;p
See Karasu smiling is... cuuute~
Why can't he sleep well ? 3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, that's good. XD And Karasu can't sleep well because he has really bad insomnia. It runs in his family. :I
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Liloutte Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Awwh poor him ;3;
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, but he's used to it. XD
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TsukiAoiUsagi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I love it! His design is great. :3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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I3elgianWaffles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Asdf, this is such a lovely character! ; u ;
I love all the little details, and his personality! Not to mention how gorgeously you drew everything! Bravo. :heart:
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :3 Lol, and I'm glad you like his character. The "cat-killer" thing tends to deter most people. XD
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TBBishiXO Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute... and adorable.... I love the pose and the smile... ^^
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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TBBishiXO Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
of course.... I love your icon by the way.... ^^;
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I made it myself. XD
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:icontbbishixo:
TBBishiXO Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sooo cute... AMAZING... and you're welcome!! ^^
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RedFishing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
My gosh, I'm in love with this picture.
The relaxed pose, the clothes wrinkles, the chair, the leg.... his hair is bloody fantastic as well.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :3
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NanaNono Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I rly love the pose! 8DD
damn, If I could draw like this... ಠ__ಠ
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And it just takes lots of practice. :3
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Elgieplz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one spiffy Gijinka :la:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :3
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Elgieplz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Misfortuneee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh all these colors work really well together. c: Also I love the way you did the shadow! :o How did you do that?
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