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The Slayers - redesign - by dapper-owl The Slayers - redesign - by dapper-owl
As a challenge to myself while riding back and forth between work on a train, I decided to try and redesign the main cast of Slayers, an old anime from the 90s that I love dearly.    My main objective was to keep the general shapes and feeling of the character while interpreting their clothes through historical and world building contexts.   It was really fun to do, so i hope you all enjoy.
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:iconzeartist:
Zeartist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Some brilliant designs. :)
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Thanks! :>
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:iconzeartist:
Zeartist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Np, I really enjoy your work.  :)
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:iconyorukami:
yorukami Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
I freaking. LOVE. Your work.
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:icondapper-owl:
dapper-owl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
aw thanks. <3
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoamygosh such nostalgia!! :D Your interpretation of these characters is awesommmme. (Nice job, making Lina *actually* flat-chested!!)
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Thanks! It's always weird they call her flat and she.. totally isn't, like 90% of the time.
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:iconcesca-specs:
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhhh, just by anime standards!
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FeastoftheSoul Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
B'aww~! All the feels! Very awesome redesigns. You can see who they are and they still embody their true spirits. so excite. 
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Ladytigerdragon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Love it.  It's easy to see the different attitudes of the characters.
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:iconblueprowl:
BlueProwl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
LOVE IT!!!! Oh my goodness in love! I love this show. Now I feel like watching it.
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AFrozenHeart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh my Gosh SLAYERS! 8D they are looking epic in your style and i love that mix of clothes you gave them:D
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:iconindy-lytle:
Indy-Lytle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ahh! Love it! Such a cool update to one of my favourite anime :heart: Awesome job!
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your character designs are always full of spirit and, well, character!
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:iconkelcid:
KelciD Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! <3
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ShouYume Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
I really enjoy these designs!  They definitely keep the integrity of the characters but in a way take them up a notch.
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LyricalAutumnWind Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!!
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lunasrl1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT. EASILY my favorite piece of yours, it's my favorite anime of all time!
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PongIsIT Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The cutest Amellia (she's my favorite from the show) I've ever seen~ 
And Lina, Gauri, Zelgadish, Xellos~

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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
This is Cool! Very Nice!
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I was totally going to say:"hey that looks a lot like XXX!"
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Haha in this case that would be totally valid. 
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Nadalien Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. My. God!
Slayers was the best! While others were watching Sailor Moon, I was watching this and I LOVED it!
Thank you for making such a good redesign for them. They look awesome! :love:
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dariu-s Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
too small, i can't see the details!
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:icondapper-owl:
dapper-owl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
made it larger, does that help?
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:icondariu-s:
dariu-s Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
better, but still pretty small.
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AScarletmoon17 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, look at dat beautiful Xellos <3 And Rena looks super bad ass too!
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Undeciria Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks stunning!  this new-view of their outfits are truly amazing!
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
They all look so awesome. I've never seen that anime, but now I'm interested in seeing what it's about.
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KaosNoKamisama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
I can see you like Zeross' design, since you changed it very little. Awesome job!
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reena and Gaudi? Cool!
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byrdiethemotley Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
They all look FANTASTIC. I especially like how Line actually looks as flat as they kept alleging in the series. And Zelgadis' cape is all ragged, I love it.
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Right?  I hate it when they call her flat and she's anything but -_-
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Rafael-LeXraaf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art work, man ! 
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Brujah1685r Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
greate work!
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:iconmurielle:
Murielle Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
These are so amazing!
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fail-fox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I love all the details to this. It definitely feels very much like something each of them would wear. I love that you gave Gourry pointy ears, in one of the movies it's shown he's got an Elf ancestor some where along the line. Makes me wanna watch it all again. 
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
that movie is still my fav by far :>
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:iconfail-fox:
fail-fox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Man gotta find and watch that one again. 
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As a Slayers fan, I love these so much XDDDD :love:
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Manticore85 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I miss Naga. ^^
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! The redesigns give them kind of an updated feel, more character. I really wish they would polish up the anime and give it a much needed reboot. >< I think it would be a hit!

I especially love your design for Zel. ; -; He was always my favorite~
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
They did not long ago and I really wasnt a fan of the new seasons they released . Revolution and Evolution.
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw them but...they weren't really rebooted. New animation but it seemed like it was just the same thing again. >: We could use an epic Slayers- same comedy but more...serious scenarios? I dunno XD Wishful thinking I suppose
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dapper-owl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Ahhhh you're right!  it was just a continuation of sorts.  Naw, i getcha, its why Slayers Next is my fav, it touched on some much cooler and more serious tones in the latter half of the series.  I crave more of that.
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Tigryph Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yar XD It had been such a long time between the original stuff and the continuation that I had to go back and refresh myself on what happened. >> I think a complete revamp with the same humor just more serious storylines and situations would be amazing. Sadly it's an anime the newer generations skim over. And yar ;-; I loved the last half of it but at first it seemed more hammy than necessary XD
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aldesi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Slayers too, and this is a really cool take on the characters! So great to see Slayers fanart!
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Jellyfishbubblez Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow looks amazing! :la:
The outfits are just aah so gorgeous!
Great work! ^^
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Nashatal Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww love your Zelgadis. :D
This is amizing. You can recognise them all. Great work! 
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DawnZiarte Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg these look amazing!!! Great work!
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