The lone Purple Yoshi.... Ever wondered why there were rumors of being able to experience the adventure with the Purple Yoshi in Yoshi's Story? Ever wondered why that Purple Yoshi never was seen again since it was part of the curse of the story book? Well... That Purple Yoshi escaped the turmoil after the Yoshies saved the Super Happy Tree but after she was back to normal, she never reunited with her friends and family. From the very beginning, the Purple Yoshi was different, very different. She never dreamed of being a fruit eater. She instead wanted to eat vegetables. She knew she didn't belong with the other Yoshies because all they wanted to do was eat eat EAT. One day she came across a Super Happy Fruit and saw some Yoshies recklessly playing with it as they tend to do before they eat any fruit. The Purple Yoshi saved the Super Happy Fruit and took it with her. Then she gave it a band aid and sang in her yoshi language the most beautiful song that was ever heard by a Yoshi. The Purple Yoshi promised to care for the Super Happy Fruit as long as she could thus making the Super Happy Fruit the happiest it has ever been. Even though they had no others to care for them, them only having each other was good enough to them. THE END~
That isn't the REAL reason why the Purple Yoshi wasn't playable in Yoshi's Story, but I had to come up with an interesting take behind the story to present this pic that you are looking at right now. Purple Yoshi has always been one of my favorite Yoshi colors next to Red, both Blue Yoshies, White and Green. Made me sad that they never made it playable. Anyways, enjoy and
Happy Spirit Day!
Artwork all done on Finishing touches in Yoshi and Super Happy Fruit belong to Nintendo~
The interesting fact that first started the rumours about there being playable purple and brown yoshis is that they actually used to be playable characters, under an early stage of the game's development ! This was revealed in a promotional video teaser from 1997, I think, which displayed a short clip of the yoshi select screen displaying both. However, amongst the eight yoshis displayed, the pink and white yoshis were not present, but the black one was. So it turns out they removed both, added a white yoshi, and made the two colourless dinos unlockable.
On that note, though, the purple and brown yoshis are actually not entirely absent from the game. If you watch the prelude, you can see them being portrayed as the deceased ancestors of the playable baby yoshis of the game.
My favorite colors have always been Red and White for yoshi! Of course, I love them all anyways. xD Your artwork is as excellent as always B2Q! :U (( I have no idea why but the little shine on the happy fruit looks a bit awkward. I've been looking at Pokeballs too much, ahaha.))
Red was so cool, used to be my favorite to play as in Yoshi's story. <3 Also yes I agree, too much pokemon, ahaha. Although it depends on the fruit, I think. Since peaches in particularly have a shine to them. There were some others too, but I see your point completely. xD
Wow, this picture is beautiful and so is the storyline of Purple Yoshi. I like how you did the hearts and the music notes in the background. I wonder what would happen if the Purple Yoshi met my original Yoshi character named Yellow Yoshi. He isn't into eating a lot like the other Yoshis either and he feels like he's an outcast from his family and in the Mushroom Kingdom as well (He roots for Bowser instead of Mario because he's afraid of being ditched and left to die by Mario). He also enjoys music and likes to play the drums. Happy late Spirit Day to you too.
Awwww this picture is so cute <333 Love the style of coloring you did. Really has the yoshi story/ island feel to it and I adore the story so sad but also adorable ^^ I never thought about why the purple Yoshi wasn't playable in Yoshi story, derp XD Wonderful job Queen!!
Aww thanks a bunch! I am also glad you read the story and enjoyed it. Its not often people pay attention to my artist comments, but I am very glad you did. X3 Yeah... I really wish Purple Yoshi was playable.