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^^" Poor, poor Kuranos [koo-rah-noh's]... This is only the third picture I have done of him in the past TWO YEARS O: *le gasp!*! I have been neglecting him, and so many others, for SO LONG.... I just have no time anymore between classes and home and church, hahaha, not to mention my friends and writing my stories ^^"... But hopefully the time will become more available soon.... *coughs nervously*

I did this for my Digital Media class; yes, I am taking summer courses, DM and Painting ^^"... Hehe.... Anyways, this is the piccy I did. I drew it up a couple nights ago; it started out as a doodle, but I think it turned out rather nicely :D! *giggle* New friends all seem to love Kuranos' design and personality--all shy and introverted X3. I have always loved his design and perhaps I will try to draw more of him soon ^^"...probably at the expense of Coldfire or Ryuken, haha...

Anyways, I am writing up his character personality/history right now. I might have it done tonight--really, it is nearly finished, haha X3. I might even add a better bg but I am just too lazy... *sigh*... Any comments about this work would be greatly appreciated :D! Thanks!!
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Kuranos (c) me
image (c) me
started 6-14-06
finished 6-16-06
total time from sketch to completion: 7 hours +/-
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UPDATE: here is some info for him; more eventually when I am able to finish his series concept :D
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NAME: Kuranos [koo-rah-nos)]
AGE: 200+ [appears to be about 19-21 in ‘human’ years]
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
WEIGHT: 170 LBS
SPECIES: *Terrian [tare-ee-in]
ELEMENT(S): unknown/but he uses multiple forms of elemental attacks throughout the story
ANIMAL SYMBOL(S): *???
*He has never met another of his kind so he does not know his animal symbol--for one doesn't know until another tells them. But he is believed to be a coyote or a red-wolf of some sort.
WING TYPE: pygmy
EYE COLOR: yellow-orange
HAIR COLOR: red-brown
SKIN COLOR: tanned [Asian-Caucasian]
WOC: Power Whip/katana
DESCRIPTION:
Shy, quiet, and reclusive, Kuranos is a loner by nature and prefers to travel on his own while working his many small and often awkward jobs as he goes from city to city, searching for another of his kind.

The Terrians were legally ‘extinct’, killed off my Lord Baron, the ruler of the continent the species lived on. Terrians are characterized by their human appearance, but they have cat or dog-like ears. The males have wings, small and otherwise useless wings, incapable of flight, but providing the males with more spiritual and elemental control, however, the females tend to have stronger elemental powers than the males. The Terrians also have animal forms/’symbols’, however, one does not know what sort they are until they are told by another Terrian. Terrians are a very intelligent and highly religious and superstitious people.

Originally, the Terrians lived at peace with the Torrians, a sister species that appeared completely human except they have pointed or dong/cat ears but no spiritual or elemental powers, or animal forms, etc. The two species lived together and thrived; however, after a few centuries prejudice settled in, and it did not take long for the peoples to turn against each other. This time of inter-specie war became known as the Red Eve. Lord Baron’s father, Lord Phaluza [fah-loo-zuh], took control and with his leadership the Torrians beat their sister species. Regardless of the Red Eve, the two became friends again, but now the Torrians were ‘above’ the Terrians socially, but now again they were at peace. Three hundred years later, just before Lord Baron took the Throne, a prophecy came about. It eventually made its way to Lord Phaluza; the prophecy said that a Terrian would rise up and defeat the reining Lord of the land, and that the Terrians would regain their previous equality with the Torrians. This prophecy did not bother Lord Phaluza, but his son, Baron, was very unsettled by it. When Lord Baron took his father’s place, he took immediate action to see to it that the prophecy, called the Golden Promise or the Horizon Prophecy, did not happen. He made a decree of military war against all Terrians living in the land over which he ruled, and any Terrians who came to the land from anywhere else, would be killed or relocated elsewhere.

Kuranos was born a century after that, when his parents were two of the last remaining Terrians in the land. They were discovered just after their son was born; his father died to make sure that he mother escaped with Kuranos. She took him to a temple where she left Kuranos in the care of the High Priestess, Lady Ikano [ee-kah-no]. His mother fled and was never seen again.

Kuranos was protected by Lady Ikano, as well as the other priests and priestesses. Lady Ikano hid Kuranos’ true heritage by using belts to keep his wings pressed against his back. This successfully kept people from suspecting he was Terrian. He grew up in the Temple of Lii’sarah [lee-sah-rah], the High Goddess of Love and War. Kuranos was trained up in the arts of war, learning how to fight, and the importance of protecting others. The followers of Lii’sarah were renowned for the incredible fighting abilities, spiritual strength, powers over elements, and their wish to protect anyone who is in need of it if in their ability, a trait of the High Goddess they served.

Kuranos left the temple when he was in his early seventies [his kind lived for thousands of years if they last that long]. He bid his friends and foster mother, Lady Ikano, goodbye, saying he needed to go into the world as an adult to become a member of society. He took his weapons and his training and his knowledge, and went into the world, walking amongst the Torrians as an equal, unbeknownst to them.

Over time, even though he was a recluse, Kuranos gained allies and made friends. Several of his closer friends knew about his ‘secret’, but he trusted them with his life to keep it. He traveled from city to city, town to town, doing awkward jobs, such as being a delivery man, or a bounty hunter, or working at bars or fixing various things along the way.

Kuranos does not know what his animal symbol is, but he believes to be a coyote or a red wolf. He cannot read his species’ language, nor can he speak it, and he knows only the little history he was taught at the temple. Regardless of his lack of knowledge of his species, Kuranos has various elemental powers, strong power over energies around him, and can fight well with his training. He is slender and tall, making him swift, fast, and silent while running through the streets or on roofs, his favorite route of travel. Roofs provide him with a quick road through the cities; there are no crowds, no one to look for him, it provides a vantage point so that he can keep an eye out for trouble, and provides for a free bed.

Kuranos’ goal is to find a female of his specie and have a family with her. He is often depressed because his searching is so distressing; female Terrians look like Torrians, and have nothing to really set them apart. He does not know where to look, or if there is even a female alive anymore, and even if she is, she could be too old to reproduce or might hate him or not know who or what she is and reject him. He is obsessed with finding her, regardless, and is convinced he is not the last of his kind—because if he was, and the prophecy was true, he was the one who would restore his species’ equality. He has little faith in himself or his abilities and is very humble, so the thought of being a ‘hero’ to his people is very overpowering.
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Yaoifan180 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
hes so gorgous!!! :D (pets his head and smiles)
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The-Shady-Lady Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Now this I love. A unique looking character, and interesting story to go along with him. Very enjoyable. This is creativity! I like his appearance, very unique styling. I've seen way too many angelic looking males in my day, but this guy has to be a favorite. Not because of his angel-like wings, or anything of that sort. It's because he's more eerie, darker even, than being elegant and handsome. There's a stronger detailing in him, which I like. He may be dressed in white but he also has a very lethal looking appearance. The apparel is uniquely done, I like all the buckles and straps, always been a favorite style of mine. What makes me grin are the shoes, though. They are odd with his appearance, but at the same time fit perfectly. I love how you picked and designed this guy appearance-wise.

Now the story is great, I really do like the ending though. I quote: "He has little faith in himself or his abilities and is very humble, so the thought of being a ‘hero’ to his people is very overpowering." that's a trait that works well. Develops stronger characters. Little faith in ones self only means that they have yet to understand their potential, even if others see it. That means they can try plenty of things to try and find what they are good at, which gives them a wider set of skills than characters that already have confidence in their abilities. Because those that do only focus on those certain abilities and never spread out to other branches of the skill tree. Your guy here is finely tuned, I'll definitely be checking your gallery more often to see more of him. :D
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kittyfluffy100 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
i love it
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Desertfire Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007   General Artist
Totally awesome!!!! Love the coloring!!
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hybridinuyasha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
im really REALLY enjoying these characters theyre awesoem ^^, is the story your writing on them include them all? and where can i find the start of it?
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BloodyRei Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
This is an amazing picture! :#1:
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KariseSohma Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that looks so awesome~ i love the hair, and the wings, and the clothes, and almost everything else!! tis amazingly done.
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Zetra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg, the desing is beautiful so amazing so...hawt! :drool: Definately a fave
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fuhmamonou Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
Hey Akarui!

I haven't spoken to you in like... forever ;_;

But now I am, so dun be sad anymore ^_^

Not that you were really sad that I hadn't talked to you anyway XD... but um yea... I <3 your drawings... and you're really gotten alot better. Just thought you'd like some positive reassurance.

Now then...Kuranos! ----> Furking awesome! I love the details on him, and angel wings, always a plus (has angel fetish)

One thing that's kinda odd... his one leg, that you can see all of...when it's coming from his body, it looks like it's going into the background... but as you get to the foot, it's back into the foregroud... which I don't think a leg can do >.>;

Other than that, it looks great, and I love it!

I hope to see more stuff from you, and talk to you again soon ^.^

~Brian
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DoodleDragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2006
Hehe =D awesome character design. I especially love the stripes on the wings.
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FalluVaud Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Student General Artist
Oh wow... That is Amazing!!! I love the pose and the colors! The person seems to have a moodyness about them :) Very well done
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Jelli76 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
Nice Job!
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kleenex4u Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
he looks very...dashing :3 i love the colors :D :clap:
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Inuyashafreak337 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
amazing! awesome colouring!! :D
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Robboman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Great character design, it certainly beats the recent Final Fantasies (apart from Auron). :XD:
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gwil-harad Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Interesting. I do like the picture basically, but the wings are.... weird. Perhaps you could enlighten me on why they are.... small? It actually looks kinda chicken-wing like... haha. But somehow.... I still like it... would probably like it better if the wings looked more majestic... would make the picture more serious and would tie in more with his personality from what I can read from your background of him.
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His species have a type of 'pygmy' wing; only the males have them. They are more for decoration, however, some with enough spiritual power can cause a burst of energy enough to 'grow' their wings to 'full' size. However this is a rare trait and must also be inherited on the allelic level for it to even have the right chance to work ^^". But yes, Kuranos does have a couple scenes where he grows his wings but this only lasts for a short time and he is completely exhausted afterwards. He can grow them, it just takes a LOT of energy, and he is usually helpless for several hours after that. So most the time they are 'pygmy' sized. He hides them beneath his clothes 80% of the time anyways, so they are usually not seen at all. But I will draw a piccy sometime of Kuranos with his 'full' wings for you guys. I love to do big wings :D haha! Anyways, hope that helped ^^"...
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KitsuneEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
o.O *instantly faves, then stares in rapture*
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GammoGahato Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
You already know that I adore Kuranos. But now I have something to say to him:

"It's time to give in, Kuranos. Come, have my babies. |D"

*SHOT*

Well it's better when it's the other way around or a guy saying it to a dude. :XD:

Point is I love it! <3
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:iconakarui:
akarui Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kuranos: O.O"..... ^^" Oh my...
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AngelNaokoSnow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Yay!!! It has been a while sense you drew him. I like the new stile ^_^ Hope you have more time soon.
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lolita-stocking Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! ^__^ You updated~ I love his hair, it's so gorgeous~ *o* I've seen those shoes before~ :XD: Not here though, I wish. T__T; He has such pretty pretty hair.. @_@ *obsesses over it* I love his clothes too~ :heart: I wish I could draw and color as good as you.. .__. :+favlove:
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*laughs* ^^ Haha, yes, I finally updated X3. I posted my Kraken essay a while ago, but that is really it. I have done several pics, but have no scanner *cries*!
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lolita-stocking Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
T___T Ohhh. I'm sorry to hear that! :heart: But I still love what you put up anyway. ^__^
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Yuraichan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
This character is very nice. Totally my taste!! I mean, in my opinion, this is one of the best character designs I've seen in a while. Great work. Truely, I tip my hat to you. ;P
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3 Aww! That is so nice of you :D!! *hug* Thank you *blush*... I do try ^^"...
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Drakohn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Hey! Long time no see.. again. XD
That pic is just.. hawt. XD I love your designs.. and all the detail you put into the outfits. I could never have that patience X_X
If I ever overcome my human block and if I get off my lazy rear.. I might be inclined to fanart. |3 If you don't mind.
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: I miss you guys D:!

Awwwww X3. Thanksies!!! I worked hard to make him look good hahahaha. Aw, it is not thar hard, trust me. It isn't like a Final Fantasy design or anything, ahhaaha X3.

Fanart O:? That would be wicked X3!!!
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RaijiMagiwind Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome, tis been awhile since you graced us with some of your art. Looking forward to more to come hopefully....like always...:+favlove:
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:iconakarui:
akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww X3. Well I have drawn several more things, but I have no scanner... *cries* Most my work has been commissions for people on [link] sooooo haha....yeah. But thanks ^^". You should contact me when I am around on aim :D!
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RaijiMagiwind Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thats good to hear. Hopes you geta scanner eventually, cause I'm looking forward to seeing mre. I'll try and catch ya AIM, though feel free to just pop up on me to.
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DisasterRising Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Really awesome picture, I love the detail! ^^ Definately a fav!
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wyky Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, nice design and colouring and I like the little wings too ^^
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
haha, i remember kuranos-kun. its definitely been a very long time since i last saw him. man, akarui-chan. you're definitely better at drawing. the line quality is definitely much better now.. like huwaough.. X3
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwww zioooo-chaaan!!! :glomp: I have miiiiissed you, man D:!! *cries*
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emersontung Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
ive missed you too..glad u still remember me =) its been a very long time....guess what? ill be going to san francisco to futher my studies there =)
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Dark-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the colours are so beautiful, well done lass, this is really nice!!
xX
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the-dark-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
wow, thats really beautiful^^ he has funky shoes...o0 but i know theyre normal in china or japan or some where^^ and his hair is so cooool
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Hahaha! Yes, they are a sort of oriental 'shoe', made of basically wood, held on by string like a thong sandle. His continues so it ties onto his ankle for better support while he is running over roofs. Aw, hha, thanks. I like his hair too ;). For the longest time I was deciding between keeping it long in the back or cutting it off and just making it shaggy, or starting him off with long hair and it getting cut off in a fight or something. Right now he will keep his hair ;).
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AngelofWar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Awesome. I love the pose.
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yashaookami Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Wow,this is excellent.I agree,this came out rather well! Digital Media you say? First time ive heard of it,dont think my college has that.Then again,its a community college.

Hope to see more,this is really awesome.
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akarui Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Aw, thank you! Yes. digital media/digital art. I am going to UNA right now and am getting an art education degree, so it is required I take this class X3. Not too bad... A little confusing. Haha. The rules of art change with each form of art class you take ^^"... Plus it lasts from 8-11:45. My eyeballs buuuuurn D:!!! Then I have painting class from 12-4 >.<".... I am exhausted.... *cries*
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yashaookami Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Art Education degree? Sounds good,good luck with that! 3 hours long huh? Seems about the same for my other art classes,lol. So the rules of art change with each class.. that is interesting. Seems challenging too,but enough to keep you busy right?
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SerjToli Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Awsome colors O.O
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kakiyo-sempai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow very pretty...i like the pose and the way the picture looks as a whole. Good work and keep it up!
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