Sit Down. I'm going to tell you a story.
This is part of a mini-project titled 'People from Brazil need to get their shit together and realize how fcking awesome their culture is'
or 'Alice aggressively shares Brazilian myths and folklore with unsuspecting bypassers' or 'A mock RPG based on Brazilian Folklore, by me, for a class'
You see this this sweet girl right here? Do not be fooled. This mofo will be the end of you. Her name is Iara and she is the baddest bitch of Brazilian waters. She'll lure you in, all beauty and sweet talk and then drag you down to the bottom of the river before you can even mofking blink.
In the mock-rpg I'm making for class, she is the sweet shapeshifting Healing class. Her personality is supposed to be very welcoming and motherly and sweet (ie: the illusion that people see of Iara before she kills you lol). I made her design based on the Lionfish, and her colors based on Iara and the Boto.
Her male counter part in the game is the Boto.
The Boto is another stealthy, badass mofo from Brazil's awesome myths. Lock up ye daughters lock up ya sisters, he's coming to get'cha. This tall, dark, and handsome dude, who walks around all dressed in white is seduction in person. He, unfortunately, also happens to be a dolphin. A pink. Dolphin. Yeah, didn't see that one coming, did ya? Dolphin by day, womanizer at night and - here we go again - dragging them poor girls to the bottom of the river.
See why I paired those two up together? Yeah. Quite a pair.
--About this project:
Here in my country, Brazil, people are not very interested in their own culture. Everything local is disregarded as lame or just not as good as the next guy's. I think that Brazilian myths are just as cool (or hey, ridiculous lol) sounding as everywhere else's and it's just that, while there have been games/movies/etc made out of the content of other countries' myths that made them look cool/badass, that has not been the case with Brazilian stuff (not in large scale, anyway - for all I know there can be something out there). Basically, the raw material is there, someone just needs to get it, polish it up and show how it's just as good as anything else.
So when I was asked to do a project for a class this semester, I chose this idea. Hey, I'm not solving the problem with this hahaha, but I just wanted to at least try and say HEY GUYS LOOK! Our myths and legends are not so retarded and lame as you think LOL They're actually something cool and badass and awesome that you'd even want to play if you could!
I don't know if I managed to do that or not, but, the point is... I want to at least get the message out there: Your culture is important, and it's something rich and you shouldn't look down on it. No matter where you come from. So Look into your country's stuff, you might find something inspiring there. There's so much of the 'same old, same old' out there. That's cause we ignore the weird stuff hidden in other cultures. So, let's dig it up, yeah? Not just Brazilians, everyone.
wtf is this a motivational speech lol
Anyway lol I think I'll be able to finish 3~4 characters this semester for this project. So I hope you look forward to that
Other art for this project