Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Xiaolin Legacy- Wind by GeminiEarthDragon Xiaolin Legacy- Wind by GeminiEarthDragon
Here's the last of the Concept Arts for now! I know more then one of you guys have been waiting for this one, so I hope you like.

That fateful final battle against Chase Young that you guys keep hearing so much about wounded everybody's favorite Shoku warrior as well. Not physically like Clay and Omi, but psychologically. All the progress Raimundo had made up until that point, every last bit of good he'd ever done, meant absolutely nothing to him after that terrible fight. He had chosen to lead his three closest friends into battle, and because of that choice one was wounded for life and the other would probably never walk again. The guilt he felt over this absolutely crushed any confidence he had in himself as a leader, as a dragon warrior, and even as a friend. When the Xiaolin High Council called him in to answer for the events of the fight, Raimundo put all the blame for Omi and Clay's condition on himself, even though Master Fung and Dojo did not agree in the slightest.

He offered to step down as leader, but Master Fung would hear nothing on the subject and refused to allow the council to even consider the option. After arguing for a while, the council agreed to send the monks back to their respective homes, since Omi and Clay both needed to recuperate, Raimundo was to be held accountable for what had happened, and Kimiko couldn't handle the responsibilities all on her own. Raimundo didn't protest the decision and left that night without even saying goodbye to his friends.

Unable to forgive himself even back in Rio, Raimundo began training more fiercely then ever, insisting that the council send all of the more dangerous missions they offered the dragon warriors to him in an attempt to keep his friends from being hurt ever again. Unlike Kimiko and Clay, who prefer solitary lifestyles, Raimundo has dated since returning to his homeland. Quite often, as a matter of fact. Unfortunately, he's also gotten into a habit of unconsciously sabotaging his relationships before he can get too comfortable or the girl can get too close, in an effort to keep people he cares for from getting hurt by his admittedly dangerous responsibilities as a warrior.

Other then that though, Raimundo's made a life for himself in Rio. He reconnected with his large, crazy family and got a job teaching people self defense at his cousin's gym. He bounces from place to place, crashing with various family members and friends since he doesn't have an apartment or home of his own. In fact, other than clothes and a few sentimental keepsakes, the only thing Rai really has is the motorcycle he bought when he turned eighteen, which is his pride and joy.

Despite his shattered self confidence and inability to face his friends, the other Dragons and Master Fung still believe in Raimundo as the leader of the Dragon Warriors. Indeed, everything that made him a good leader is still there- the cunning, the determination, the willingness to go above and beyond for his friends and teammates- but he has long ago stopped seeing it in himself, if he ever saw it in the first place. Reconnecting with the friends he still loves and misses like a man stranded in the desert misses water just might help him wake up to that fact, though.

Omi
Kimiko
Clay
Jack
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhowlingguardian:
HowlingGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
For some reason I can so imagine Rai starting to blame himself. Could possible lead into some character development, with the help of a certain Dragon of Fire?
Reply
:iconblackkittyofdarkness:
blackkittyofdarkness Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconnosebleedplz: :iconfaintingplz: :iconmegablushplz:
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
XDDD I really liked how Rai's design for Legacy came out. It felt most true to his character, along with Clay's.
Reply
:iconemberwolfheart:
EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
OH!!! :( Poor Rai, but I'd be doing the same thing if I was in his position. Not joking, I would. I think all he needs is to see his friends again and ACTUALLY see himself through THEIR perspectives. Great job on his looks and outfit, love it!!!
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Raimundo has always had a harder time forgiving himself for his mistakes then his friends ever had. And secretly, he's a little terrified of getting the people he cares for killed by screwing up again. He learns to let go, though, eventually. ^^
Reply
:iconemberwolfheart:
EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
That's pretty understandable, wouldn't we all?... Forget I said that because I know several people who don't care much for their friends... But still, wouldn't MOST of us be understanding of that?
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
^^
Reply
:iconemberwolfheart:
EmberWolfHeart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
:D
Reply
:iconsayinwarriorcat:
SayinWarriorCat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*unnatural fangirl screaming*
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
DX My eeeeaars...
Reply
:iconnatraingermadafakas:
NatRaingerMadafakas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! :iconfaintingplz:
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
XD Thanks! ^^ I worked hard on all the older monk's and their designs.
Reply
:iconnatraingermadafakas:
NatRaingerMadafakas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they all look so cool! well done!
Reply
:iconthewhitejewel:
TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
So glad you finished these! *squeal*

I think, beside Kimiko, this is my favourite design!

And I love the fact that you gave him a motorcycle and a ponytail. A FRIGGIN PONYTAIL.

<3
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
XDD Ponytails suit Rai,I think. But he looks a little wierd when I try to draw him with his hair down. :giggle:
Reply
:iconlightningidle:
LightningIdle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ASDFGHJKL;
WHY
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO MY FEELS
AAAGGHHHH you heartless person! D:< I am almost in tears right now and it's ALL BECAUSE OF THIS. *cries in a corner* Man, this is so great- the design, the backstory, the motorcycle (I have always been into cars and bikes and that is a nice one,) just everything. Everything. Aaaagghhh you are so AWESOME yet so EVIL I just can't.
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Yes. Yes I am. :evillaugh:

^^ I love motorcycles too, and I'm really warming up to cars more lately. Rai's motorcycle is based very, VERY loosely on a Harley Davidson V-Rod. I can't draw real motorcycles though, so I kinda improvised a bit.
Reply
:iconlightningidle:
LightningIdle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, it's still beautifully designed, especially with the color scheme and the wind-shaped exhaust pipe. <3
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
XD That exhaust pipe is exactly what draw me to it as the perfect bike for Rai.
Reply
:iconlightningidle:
LightningIdle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dat pipe. 8-)
Reply
:iconfedorastorm:
fedoraStorm Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Baaaaabyyyyyyy
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
XDD Yeah, that seems to be the general reaction from the girls here.
Reply
:iconfedorastorm:
fedoraStorm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
There's just something about insecure Raimundo that makes me want to cuddle him into oblivion.
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
^^; That's sweet, but I don't think it'll help much at this point. Don't worry, though. The rest of the dragons know how to help cure Rai of his self-confidence issues, and Rai himself is tougher then he thinks.
Reply
:iconstefyc97:
StefyC97 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How much I would do a ride along with him... *sigh*
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
XD I was afraid I was being too indulgent by making Rai a victim of my motorcycle fetish. Apparently not, though...
Reply
:iconstefyc97:
StefyC97 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure not! He's sooooo cool on his motorcycle...
Reply
:iconchristiancosmo:
ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeeeeeplz:
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
^^; I've seen Rai have that effect on girls.
Reply
:iconchristiancosmo:
ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He does, He does
Reply
:iconchipmunkfanatic:
ChipmunkFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh.

This is...

I can't...

Are you going to be writing this as an actual story? Because, I need to read this. You put so much thought into each of the characters and how they'd hypothetically grow and change. Except you do it using the material and character traits that have been, explicitly or subtly, introduced in the show and this is just incredible. I don't know what else to say.

Are you going to be a doing one for Jack? I know you mentioned him in Clay's description and I'd love to see how that all worked out.

And on the art itself. I think I went back and commented on the meme you did, but I'll say it again here. I love your design for Future!Rai. Usually, I don't like it when the base character build (face shape, etc) is changed, but it just works here. Did you per chance get inspiration from that momentary Raimundo "Mirror image" from Dream Stalker? Because that'd be genius, yet I have to say I like your design even better. ^^; I love the simplicity of your style- it stays true to the original, while adding your own subtle spin and...

Okay, this is getting too long. Sorry, I just can't say enough about how amazing this is...!
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you! ^^ I intend to make Legacy into a comic maybe even a series of comics, if I can get enough ideas going for the 'verse. Right now though, it's just the one. I did look at Dream Stalker as part of my inspiration for Future!Rai, but I also looked at various other characters and even a few real-life people as well to get a feel for how I think his body and face shape should go. I dunno, I just always felt that it's better and more natural to draw inspiration for character designs from life then to just copy what you've seen.

And yes, I will probably do a Character Sheet for Jack. His will probably be more expressions then movement though, since he's not a fighter per say like the others are.
Reply
:iconchipmunkfanatic:
ChipmunkFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure you'll come up with plenty! I HOPE you'll come up with plenty! The quality of your work astounds me every time, though, you knew that already.

Huh, I can definitely see how that'd be an excellent way of adapting and designing characters. Will have to try that, though I'm horrible at drawing from life and making it look cartoon-y. ^^;

Haha, oh Jack. Looking forward to seeing it and learning how he fits into all this!
Reply
:icongeminiearthdragon:
GeminiEarthDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
XD Right now, I've gotta make sure that I finish the first story before I get going with any others. Legacy is looking to get quite long...

The real trick is to not overcomplicate things if you're adapting it to a cartoon style. Look at the shape in general first, then focus on the details one you've got that down. Faces, for example. A few years ago, I started using the same guide that hairstylists use for identifying face shapes when I'd draw characters, since it helps to add variety and make the face more interesting to look at. [link]

There's also the different body types to consider, especially for women, but for men as well. [link] [link] [link]
Reply
:iconchipmunkfanatic:
ChipmunkFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well I wish you the best of luck with it! Besides, I adore long stories/comics- so much more to love. ;)

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out! I will definitely be looking into these once school pressure lightens up. ^^;
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 20, 2012
Image Size
442 KB
Resolution
2550×3300
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,798
Favourites
215 (who?)
Comments
36
Downloads
23

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
×