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RWBY: Noire by reveriesky RWBY: Noire by reveriesky
Meet Noire!

Sorry he took so long, I would have had him done the first day that Blake came out but her outfit was ridiculously hard to find a good equivalent for and other things kept snapping up my attention. Shout out to Chris, who was a super big help in ALL THREE of them and wow I feel really bad for not mentioning him before so I will do it now u___u On to design rambles.

I’m fairly certain that Noire was the hardest of the bunch. Blake’s outfit- what is it, even? It’s like some sort of european ninja with scifi qualities. I couldn’t focus on one of them without almost completely disregarding the other two, and even now the end result is rather european in total (Chris just told me to think of it as a decent equivalent when I told him it looked like a battle butler since Blake looked like a ninja maid (???? rly chris)). Hats off to both Monty and Einlee, you guys make up some crazy-yet-still-simple-and-aesthetically-pleasing designs u__u kudos.

A lot of people (well, when Blake’s name was first revealed, at least) were pretty miffed about her name being so masculine, so I turned that around and figured I could name her boy counterpart something really feminine sounding. So Noire came about, which is derived from the French word ‘Noir’ which is black in French. I hope you guys like him!

(originally posted on tumblr)
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:iconyurahze:
Yurahze Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
I love this one
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babycakes202 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This so cool I love how u made them have u ever thought of doing a genderbender manga of this because that would b really awesome if u did I'd so read it
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:iconmusetry:
Musetry Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
And together, they are team Gwny! XD
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:iconshoclaymore:
ShoClaymore Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Team 'Genie'~ Love it~! XD
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:iconpapertora:
paperTora Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he needs a hat... For his ears if he has any....
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:iconcatgirlslp:
CatGirlSLP Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I imagine Noire wears like a little black fedora~ cause you know, cat ears X3
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:icondeviantartest99:
DeviantArtest99 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Blake is a unisex name, so changing the character's name just seems illogi- no. Unnes- no. You know what? You win this round.
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:iconblackrose1239:
Blackrose1239 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The name is changed to Noire because it's another name for Black or a color very similar to it.
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:icondeviantartest99:
DeviantArtest99 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I already gave up, you don't have to explain why.
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lollololola Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me, I just want to make sure you know that this image was posted here on a cosplay website. www.cosplayfu.com/product/Blak…
I don't know if you already have knowledge of this.
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HellPwnage1337 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Technically, you could use Blake too since Blake is a guys name too.
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:iconemotiocon13:
Emotiocon13 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of Jem Carstairs. This looks super cool i love this!
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:iconcookiesforlyf:
CookiesForLyf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Really? I thought that Eis (genderbent Weiss) looked more Jem-like. That's my opinion, at least.
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Emotiocon13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see that! Maybe this one looks more like Will now that i think about it.
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:iconcookiesforlyf:
CookiesForLyf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
I would say that he does. I don't quite get a 'Will' vibe from this, but I think it does look more like Will than Jem. Must be the hair.
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:iconmetalshadowinsanity:
metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Mother of God! Even the BOYS at beacon will want a piece of this guy, Because DAMN he's sexy!
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:iconkill100germs:
kill100germs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
so where are his ears?
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:iconpremiumandgold:
PremiumandGold Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<P&G> OMG! EEEK! Lolz I'm sorry, I'm geeking out. :D
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:icondeviantartest99:
DeviantArtest99 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do know Blake is a unisex name, right?
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:iconmetalshadowinsanity:
metalshadowinsanity Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
SO. MUCH. BISHOUNEN!
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SmiteOrBeSmited Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, she doesn't have kitty ears, Noire is wearing a bow XD ...And it would kind of be awkward putting a bow on a guy drawing o-o
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SmiteOrBeSmited Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Plus, sometimes parts of it are hidden by her hair. But in all the fanart, including most of RWBY itself, it looks like a bow
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MadamLunar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's been confirmed as a faunus after this drawing was done, she wears the bow to hide the ears.
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thezombiegrill Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I think you need to go back and watch ep. 16 again man blake does have cat ears unless you are talking about noire not having cat ears then in that case noire is a boy. Rule 63 of blake.
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xela975 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow a guy version of blake without cat ears
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:iconinfinitytempest:
InfinityTempest Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
B-but... Where are the kitty ears?! Them soulful, beautiful kitty ears!?

Whatever, this is amazing, no need for argument. XP
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They're hidden ;3c
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:iconinfinitytempest:
InfinityTempest Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
In that beautiful mop of flint-black hair?

I can totally see that. No arguments from me. xP


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UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
You have obtained item: ALL MY YES
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YEEEEEEEE
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:iconub3r-tr011:
UB3R-TR011 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
WOOOOOOT!!!!11!!!!!1!!!
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trana-blay5 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As beautifully awesome as this genderbend is, the situation sucks now because of the release of the last two episodes, which means Noire has to be redesigned to fit what's going on, but this is already super awesome and I don't want to see something so sexy messed with and aksjdfnalksjdfbazn glaerasdflkjnalskejfbakseja,ndf va,ehjrbalkjfn!!! :iconmingflailplz:
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reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ahh wah gosh well! I have a headcanon that he pins them down (much more hardcore, and it'd account to why he's so grumpy all the time ahaha) but I might just cop out and give him a tail depending on how I feel aaaa
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trana-blay5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, nice
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arkanelancer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Hmmm.... I wonder what kind of cat part he has, obviously no ears, maybe a tail?
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
secret ;3c
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:iconarkanelancer:
arkanelancer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Nuoh my god... lol
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danipatel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
i shared all of your rule 63 rwby characters to rooster teeth i hope they see it.
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reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Gosh I know Lindsay and Monty have at least seen Garnet and Eis (back when I first made them and the rwby fandom wasn't very big) and I think Arryn saw Sun's genderbend?
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:icondanipatel:
danipatel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Artist
really
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danipatel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
he'll look better with a top hat
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Rivvyn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your genderbends are awesome

but I really dont see the point of changing their names...... with the exception of Ruby's, the other's names are either unisex (Blake) or could be used easily as a boy's name just from they way they're pronounced (Wiess and Yang) 

It doesnt detract from your art work though which is great, but I just dont see the need for the name changes is all
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reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's a sort of detachment! While definitely genderbends, I've also tried to give these designs some life of their own and that's where the dissociation comes in. 

Or I could just be honest and say that picking out genderbended names was just really fun and that's why.
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Rivvyn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah
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:iconkobushiyuki:
KobushiYuki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
where are his faunus parts?
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hidden!
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:iconkobushiyuki:
KobushiYuki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Where?
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's pinned down!
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:icondanipatel:
danipatel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
ow that got to hurt from time to time
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:iconreveriesky:
reveriesky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure it's why he's so grumpy
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