Very cool, but I think you mean desert?
Affiliation- Heroic Masters
(Whats going on, I've created a heroine?)
An off-shoot from Moss Man's plant kind, Kactura is part of the desert fauna nation, a small kingdom which has isolated itself from the ongoing war of Eternia. Nomads by nature, they comb the desert, collecting and recycling what they can to make tools and homes. At night, they need to collect whatever moisture they can.
Kactura is an emmisary, her people having been attacked my Skwyrm (My other desert character) and his sand worms. Believing it was the beginning of Skeletor's invasion, she comes to the Masters for help.
No wallflower herself, Kactura is kind natured, but can go into hyper rage, especially if she has a lack of water. Friend or foe can get injured by her torpedo spike attack which sends hundreds of spines at her enemies, if she doesn't have any moisture.
On the flip side, if her ally is dying of thirst, she will willingly open a wound and pour any water she has managed to save up, to keep them alive.
Her hair is based in the wispy like hair a cactus can grow.
Last edited by super-munkyboy; October 9, 2007 at 07:36pm.
I like her a lot - Not sure about the hair. What do you think of a prickly pear "bun" hairstyle? Just a suggestion. I like the inhuman qualities, in other words. But of course it's not my call.
I love the idea of a cactus character.
I like the concept of an heroic cactus-like humanoid. It's fresh and it's a first in this boards as far as I know. You have a 10 in my book just for that alone.
My only gripe about your character sketch is that the face makes her look similar to a Bratz doll. Any other thing than that is fine.
I'm Skeletor, master of evil! All of you should show respect for the awful one.
I am Grizzlor #1 fan!
She should be coloured tonight.
Doompuppet - Thats a great idea, I may try both and submit and see what people think.
Umm... this character is pure genious. I love it. I think I'd rather see her as a POP person, but other then that I think its a brilliant idea. This is def one of my fav. characters you've posted.
That's a really great character idea! Good job
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But sometimes they don't make sense
"If I were a vegetable I'd be a radish because I'm only kind of rad."
i must be sounding like a broken record by this point, but this character is great! i think of all your original characters she may be my favorite. the colors are fantastic and her arm guards/weapons are badass.
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She looks very cool smb. Well one thing is certain, beware of her thorns
I love this character!
Aww dude, that's too awesome. I don't think I'll have the time to enter the contest this time around afterall. I had so many cool ideas too. Oh well, there's always next year. >.<
Evil Simian Mechanic of the Horde!
I really like Kactura, smb. Very unique concept & I have a feeling she'd give Spikor a run for his money too. But i really like the fact that she seems so powerful & is a Master at the same time. Great job as always.
Thanks guys. Glad you like her. Its weird for me, I've created a good guy, makes me feel dirty, LOL!!!!
2-bad - Yeah she is pretty powerful, but I gave her a weakness as she needs water. Bit of balance, otherwise she'd be unstoppable.
Now back to work
Her poll is up
For spiky goodness VOTE KACTURA!
I love this character SOOO much SMB! You should post your new pictures of her in here too!
here is some more realistic versions of Kactura from a couple of my mates off Deviantart:
This is an action shot by Kat / Dreamwolf. Kactura is loosely based on her as well.
A ready to strike pose from Jason Cardy as well. Looks real menacing in this shot.
Jason and Kat are the colouring team known as Dukwax, and have worked on the A.T.O.M comic and the recently released Henry V... good stuff folks!!!
SMB-I'm working on a sketch of Kactura ... for some reason she intrigues me ... do you mind if I post it on here when I finish it?
Here's my version that's more true to your design:
The description of her hair as "wispy" made me want to draw it being tossed around by whatever breeze there might be.
Here's the version I can't get out of my head; for some reason I keep seeing her leg-armor as chaps or something. With her arms down I also, for whatever reason, felt the need to turn the projecting-bits on her armguards the other way.
Anyway, that's my take on her.
Edit: I added some computer color to the "alternate" version ... (I downloaded a trial copy of an art program and tried it out ...) the color's ok. I tried something different for the spines, and I'm not quite sure it worked. Let me know what you think.
Last edited by j-bird; January 19, 2008 at 12:23pm.
Stepping in to restate how much I like her. Kactura would make a good adversary or partner-in-crime for Scorpia. She's great!
This last design of her is cool but it would be better if she had retractile thorns. With all those thorns sprouting she wouldnt be able to shake hands with her allies or kiss her boyfriend if he isnt part of the cactus people