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Ref: Xeno by KaiserTiger Ref: Xeno by KaiserTiger
A new and improved reference for my larko boy Xeno because the old one was just...bleh. I didn't realize how much my style has changed since then either. D:

I think between commissions I'm going to work on new references for all of my characters because they desperately need it.

What changed exactly?
:bulletblack: His overall color scheme got tweaked just a bit. I mostly just wanted his lighter underbelly color to be lighter.
:bulletblack: Another feather was added to his right ear, making two on both sides.
:bulletblack: Back leg tattoos were shifted from his knees to his lower back/hips and two small tattoo rings were added to his tail
:bulletblack: His muzzle marking got an update; design and color changed
:bulletblack: Age increased
:bulletblack: He got a change in rank; from scout to warrior


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Xeno and art Firestar // =KaiserTiger 2007 - 2012
Larko species based on Red XIII Final Fantasy/Square Enix
Old reference:


Paper texture by ~bashcorpo [link]
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:icontala2121:
Tala2121 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you ●Otter● on Chicken Smoothie? I found this picture, and wanted to check because his name was being changed.

Link: www.chickensmoothie.com/Forum/…
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:iconseatiger19:
seatiger19 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love this character!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmoonshinersdaughter:
MoonShinersDaughter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I wanna take him home with me and warm my self by his tail :3
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:iconvexvamp:
VexVamp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :wow: I like this one a lot more! The anatomy just flows better, plus I love the way you drew the feathers in his hair.
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:iconthe-yukinaa:
The-Yukinaa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Awesome ! :D :la:
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:iconkiatox:
Kiatox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Kasa. I've been thinking about creating an rp group for LArko... But I have no idea what they are! I just see them everywhere, and do'you know anywhere I cn get more info on them? :dummy:
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol, I was actually thinking about starting up a rp project with larkos too, though EBC takes a lot of work so I dunno if I'd have time to run two big rp groups. xD I'd just like develop Xeno's clan a little more~

Larkos are a fan made species based on Red XIII from Final Fantasy VII. There's no species guidelines aside from making them looks similar to Nanaki so when it comes to character diversity, that's really up to the artist one how far they'd like to take it. If you'd want more info, I'd have to send you a note with everything cause there's a lot. xD

I've still got your rp note sitting in my inbox too! xD
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:iconkiatox:
Kiatox Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright, send away.
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:iconlyrak:
Lyrak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The design definitely flows better now. :) The patterns seam together quite nicely.
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:iconsummersnowleopard:
SummerSnowLeopard Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so awesome! :D
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:icon2wolfan:
2wolfan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha, I see you can't let him go x'DD d'aws really great update design you did with him on this ref sheet Kasa~! you have increased definitely :D
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:iconseito03:
Seito03 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Writer
nice^^
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:iconwisniowkomen:
Wisniowkomen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want him *3*
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:iconalphaorange:
Alphaorange Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like he could be my OC's cousin :):thumb318115725:
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, he does kinda. xD I guess it shows that I just really like this color scheme, huh?
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:iconalphaorange:
Alphaorange Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) and it sure is one amazing colour scheme ^^
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:iconalphaorange:
Alphaorange Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumb318115725:
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:iconorhinoku:
orhinoku Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
fricken cooooool!
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank yoooou! <33
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Seems like alot happened to im in hose two years.XD
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pfft, it's only been a little over a year but this is the first real update I've given him since then so yep, a lot did happen. xD
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Heh, I meant in his timeline. From scout to warrior in two years, he must have did good.
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh! Of course you meant that. x3

But yep, he did! If I could actually find some time, I'd update his profile with the background I wrote for him a couple months back. He's gotten a lot of character development behind the scenes that would probably explain his jump in rank.
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Oooh, that sounds VERY interesting. Heh, reminds me of how I always update my characters info yet never post anything.XD
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep! That's me too. I'm always updating my characters but only a small part of that actually gets updated anywhere online, or at least where others can see it. I really need to get some sort of website or something up where I can keep everything all at once.
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Ikr? I'm always getting good ideas that I forget later that MAYBE I'll remeber after a few days or so. If I wrote half my stuff down I'd be much more organized.
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:iconsteadfastblade:
SteadfastBlade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
EXTREMELY cool!
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconsteadfastblade:
SteadfastBlade Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So this is your Final Fantasy OC?
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I guess that's what you'd call him. c:
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:iconsteadfastblade:
SteadfastBlade Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I have a FF rp group. If you ever wanna try it out, feel free. ;D
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
;D I may just take you up on that invite.

Question though. Xeno already has a pretty extensive background history that ties into the canon world of FF7. He's not related to Red or anything like that, it's just his Clan is suppose to originate from a section of territory on the far outskirts of Midgar. For the sake of your group, you'd want me to pick one of the six areas on your map and make it like his "home base" though. right? c: I'm just asking because technically Xeno's "homeland" is Midgar as far as the history that I've wrote for him goes.

And one more question. Is there any place you'd prefer Xeno to be? I know if I joined with him, he'd be an oddity among the characters that have joined so far so it'd probably best for you to let me know exactly where you'd like him. c:

Haha, sorry. xD When I decide to put a character of mine into an rp group, I usually go all out with updating their bio/history/place within the group
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:iconsteadfastblade:
SteadfastBlade Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
He can still be tied to FF7, just say it's an alternate universe he's landed in, and use one of the kingdoms in the group as a temporary 'home'. :D
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Okay! Will do~ I'll have his app filled out soon for you to check over. <3
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:icondolfiy:
DOLFIY Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice ref you have there Kas!C:
You make him more interesting...:meow:
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:iconkaisertiger:
KaiserTiger Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think so too. :3 I just loooove Xeno now, more than before.
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:icondolfiy:
DOLFIY Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Just as I thought..:XD:
I guess everybody love him!X3 (including me...XD)
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:icontechounopenki:
TechouNoPenki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Very nice! You can definitely see improvement! :D
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:icon1timestones:
1Timestones Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
CoolZ! ;P

He looks younger in this ref, to be honest, and yeah, your style has changed some since the other ref.
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:iconthewolftroll:
thewolftroll Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconstrifegirl:
Strifegirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so much like Red XIII from FF7 o.o
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:iconlyrak:
Lyrak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's intentional. Larko=Red's species (or at the very least, that seems to be the name that fans have given the species)
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:iconabbyss:
Abbyss Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just going to say that! A little too much if you ask me.
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:iconpurplescorpion187:
PurpleScorpion187 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's because he's the same spiecies as Red
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:iconzaira-wolfe:
Zaira-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love him. He looks fantastic. Reminds me a lot of Red XIII from final fantasy 7. I really loved that character XD
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:iconarmanatlk:
ArmanaTLK Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that is one handsome character.
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:iconhowler1234:
howler1234 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... no words... This is just absolutely amazing:) Plus to add to it this is prolly my favorite character of yours... His design is simply breath taking:) I absolutely love this guy!! Don't be too surprised if I start posting pics of him;) He's so much fun to draw I'm sure and he will end up in my sketch book. No doubt:) If I ever get the free time that is...
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:iconsemi-obsessed:
Semi-Obsessed Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Sick! Loving the feathers!
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:iconpameluhh:
pameluhh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Cool !!! it's Really awesome!!!
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:icongenshishioluvr:
genshishioluvr Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
His new design looks awesome!! :D can't wait to draw him again ^^
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