Artist Tassy has just completed a Krystal painting of Krystal titled "There You Are", and it is up for bidding right now. The piece is 18 by 14 inches (45.7 x 61 cm), made with acrylics on watercolour paper, cold press 140 lb. You can see work in progress shots here.
At the time of writing there have not been any bids. If you would like to bid, the starting bid is $300 and has a minimum increase bid of $10. Shipping not included. Bidding ends on Sunday, June 20th. Though the auction will extend if there is bid-sniping. You will need to place bids in the comments of the FurAffinity post, which requires an account to view and comment.
It's that magical time of year again! Time to see what Nintendo has in store for us. There's some expected titles like Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4, but otherwise Nintendo has done a pretty good job keeping their presentation plans under wraps.
Will we see the Star Fox series make an appearance? Krystal? Only one way to find out! Watch the livestream on June 15th at 9AM Pacific (12PM Eastern)! Whether we get Star Fox and Krystal news, or not, Nintendo is sure to surprise.
As for other companies, I haven't had time to watch through all the other press conferences, but I did see Microsoft's (which was good), and I heard Devolver Digital's presentation was good too. All the others were apparently very bad. It's up to you now, Nintendo! Time to shine!
Sorry about the severe lack of posts lately. I'm doing ok. Keeping just busy enough to prevent me from restarting the posts.
Freefox has released an updated model set designed for better 3D printing of a Krystal trophy. It is broken up into multiple pieces for easier printing, along with slots to reassemble the final trophy piece. You can download the printing files for free, right now.
It also looks like Freefox is working on making custom Krystal keycaps for keyboards. Looking forward to that development too.
9Hammer has made an epic fight animation for one of the greatest matchups: Fox vs Falco. Fast moves and explosions. Dragon Ball Z would be proud.
I'm reminded of the old TAS-based fights between Fox and Falco in Super Smash Bros Brawl.
Takaya Imamura has a history with Star Fox. He was the character and 2D artwork Designer on Star Fox (SNES), the Art Director for Star Fox 64, Nintendo's Supervisor to Rare for Star Fox Adventures, a Producer on Star Fox Assault and Command, a Supervisor in Star Fox Zero/Guard, he helped with the Star Fox Zero animated short, and he worked on the Star Fox aspects of Starlink. We posted a recently translated interview with him that features interesting details about Star Fox Adventures and his work with Star Fox. Of course, he also worked on many other Nintendo projects.
On January 20th, 2021, after 32 years at Nintendo, he decided to retire and pursue a job as a professor at the International Professional University of Technology in Osaka. He begins that job today. IGN did an interview with him about his time at Nintendo, his work with Star Fox, F-Zero, and other memories of his time at Nintendo.
We wish him well in his new career path. Thanks for all your hard work and service over the years!
Photo from IGN article.
For those who don't know, Dinosaur Planet had a really really complicated story compared to Star Fox Adventures. Characters you thought were friends turn out to be enemies and it's not entirely clear who the true villain is. I think some of the voice acting that we have from Dinosaur Planet never actually gets used in the game, so this might have been an unused plotpoint.
Given that some people may be playing a build of Dinosaur Planet for the first time, this probably counts as a small spoiler, so I won't say much more. Anyway, StarToad64 made this quick animation of this surprising scene.
These appeared at the end of March, but due to a vacation, they have just now become available for purchase again. Constelia Art makes acrylic charms from her artwork, and now she has some Krystal and other Star Fox characters for sale. You can purchase them in her Etsy shop. Here's some WIP shots of some of the artwork.
After suffering for some time with illness, recent Krystal cosplayer NYALICE passed away on November 24th, 2020. The photo above is one of the last ones posted to Twitter, with that Krystal cosplay being one of the last cosplay projects worked on, completed just a few months before. It took a while for me to confirm what had happened, and with Christmas coming up around that time, I elected to not make the announcement until later. There's never a good time, you know?
Our condolences to NYALICE's family.
SchattenKitsune666 continues to explore new and more innovative ways to make Krystal dance. I have some catching up to do in terms of posting her actual dance videos. In the meantime, she's working on moving to Blender for rendering. Most interestingly, in my opinion, is the fact that in Blender, Krystal's tail model doesn't lay slack, but actually appears to float or be held up as it moves around. I think this is much more dynamic and visually appealing. Hopefully she keeps it for future videos. With the better shadows and future fur rendering, I think we can expect some really fantastic animations in the future.
The song used is What You Waiting For by SOMI.