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MORNING DA!!!


CHARACTER Development: Part 6

Character Life:

An important aspect of any story that revolves
around a character or a small group of
characters is the character's life.

If there is a head world that you want
to make or a story that you wish
to tell in general it would be alright
if you just had the character moving
from point A to point B completing
objectives as though they
were some Avatar in a video game.

However, doing this would make them a little
more forgettable. If the character had a life,
a goal, some objectives and maybe things
that occur to him or her that help make
up their story then it gets more interesting.

Naruto wasn't just a hero gets stronger and
saves the world story. Along the line, we learnt
about his past, about how he had no friends,
we saw his hardships and got to grow with him.
The Batman origins series is similar. We get to
watch a part of how Batman became batman, or
how Wolverine grew into what he became in his
Origins movie... Which was missing lots but did
a great job in my opinion.

Too much side story can deter from the purpose of
the story you intended to tell though so try a balance.
What works for me is coming up with a general
idea, sometimes a single sentence that should
be able to explain a lot (without have to actually do so)
This helps a lot in stories like Head Worlds that have
large casts, yet the story does not focus on their
backstories.

Hope tis helpful to some of you out there. I'm proud
of this series and hope to keep it going.

Until next time folks, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)
Wow!!! All the way at Number 20 already :D
You like it, I love it :D

Character Blips started just a few weeks ago and now
look :D YAY!!! Today I want to expand a bit on the
very first Post. Characters are an extension and expression
of the artist's self in some way shape or from. They
personify the artists ideal self, personal philosophies,
hold up artists ideals or express a certain rebellion that
the individual artist would never be able to express in
their normal life. 

For me this couldn't be more true about my Army 106 crew,
a diverse cast of characters that feel practically like extensions
of myself, and show me what the world would be like
from different eyes. Apart from the monsters and
and some personality-less mechas that I've created 
over the years, when I reflect on these characters,
in some ways I see my self.

I have for example an Immortal demi-god character
that has a profound sense of justice, always doing whatever
it is in his power to maintain order and peace in the world.
On the other side, there's an erratic, regenerating practically
immortal character... iconically and ironically named "Church"
who kills stuff. He rips up what bothers him... cuz he can and
that's all there is to it. He's also a gunslinger type, a trope I used
to love lots some years ago :D

Apart from those two, there are characters like Shadow, a ninja
that expresses my sense of retribution and the ever lovable
Tifa, a character after my own heart. She is practically a female
embodiment of me... With powers and red hair :D Lol give or
take a couple of nuances she gets along the way. 

Whats interesting to note though, the diversity in my casts holds
true to a certain set of ideals no matter what tropes they follow.
My Ogres, knights, gunslingers, ninjas, samurais, martial arts masters,
elemental soldiers, elite marksmen, demi-gods, tacticians, street racers,
kings, queens, aliens, demons and the list goes on and on of the types
I created in the army 106.

What holds true is that none of them smoke, or curse, or have
tattoos. As simple as that is, they in a way form an artist signature.
They reflect me. Holding true to my way of life and I think that is
something truly important and worthy of note
For any character designer or creative out there

Until next time folks, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)
Not really sure where to put this
one but just thought I should I should
mention it.

Creature Props and Head World Monsters...

ANYWAY!!! We've all created a whole lot of weird
creatures and some weird monsters back when
we were young. Some weird, some lovable enough
that we continue to think about them today.

I got a few mythical dragons, some huge wolves,
a huge grim reaper thing and some other weird stuff
and I know some of you know what I'm talking about.

As Leasean Thomas says, a Head World is pretty
much a love letter to your self, with the things you
like and things you want to see. I;m not exactly sure
how you'd fit all of these creatures in with your world
but here's a small tip that may help.
Give your creature some form of context in the world and an
effect on it. For example, my Dragon Hellborne is in one of my projects.
I've decided to add him as a little cave guardian, classical
role of course.

My Wolf friend didn't exactly fit the stories MO but I tried to
make it work by being Tifa's guardian for a little while till
we get into the story. The Wolf plays of of the Big/Small
character dynamic and adds a bit of role for the
story.

Have fun guys.
Until next time, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)
Moring DA Family :D I'm really
enjoying this little series. Thanks for
reading. This is just my little way of
giving-forward :D

HEAD WORLDS: Part 5

Jumping off of yesterday's post on Character Dynamics,
I want to drop a little tip for you guys about
character presence. By this I'm simply referring to
making your created world seem more lively by having
cause and effect relations.

After you've selected which character dynamics, explained
in yesterday's post, the next logical step is how this
dynamic plays out. It is also helpful to have these
dynamics effect the world in which your stories play
out.

In a project I'm currently working on there are two characters
within the project that have distinct rivalries with one
another, instead of simply making them clash, I thought
it would be cool to have one of them attempt to basically
kick the other while he is down...

Simple enough. However, don't forget, THIS is a WORLD.
There are others who may also not like your character
within this world you create, laws, physics and plots etc.
BY having one kick the other while he is down, how does
that affect the world? Who gets involved as well, whose affected
by it? Is there severe damage that others have to live
through. Don't just simply create cool fights and leave it as
that.

Allow for your characters actions, whether good or bad, to have
consequences on the world they inhabit. That way, viewers are
pulled in further, forgetting temporarily the fictional/fantastical nature
of the story and feeling compelled to find out what happens next.
PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO IT!!!!

Hope this was helpful :D Not sure If I explained that well enough.
Do let me know kk :D

Until next time folks, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: Part 5

An important aspect to include in a 
story of any kind but ESPECIALLY for
a Head World kind of Story is the Character
dynamics.

Create characters that have roles and personalities
that play off of each other. If you have a character
that is all about justice and rules, it would be an
even contrast if this character interacts with someone
that is wild and less law abiding for example.

Or even the opposite, a character that is always
light hearted and happy go lucky always
balances well with a stern serious character. This
combo in particular is used many times and is
the basic character dynamic trope. Seen in 
Zoro X Luffy of One Piece, or the two male
leads of Trigun etc.

Their are other ways of doing this as well. In a
head world that I'm currently working on, much of
the stories follow characters that meet once
or twice but for the most part live separate lives.
Character dynamic can be displayed in my case
as to how the characters respond to the same situations,
differently. Other Common Character dynamics come
by way of Beauty X... Not So beautiful??, Smart Vs
Strong, Really Huge Vs Small etc. The Huge Vs Small
works pretty well for Fantasy tales. The guardian is
typically the Large one and the Small character is the
happy go lucky adventurous one. There are no hard
and fast rules to this formula. Feel free to experiment and
PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO IT :D 

Until next time, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)
MORNING DA!!!


CHARACTER Development: Part 6

Character Life:

An important aspect of any story that revolves
around a character or a small group of
characters is the character's life.

If there is a head world that you want
to make or a story that you wish
to tell in general it would be alright
if you just had the character moving
from point A to point B completing
objectives as though they
were some Avatar in a video game.

However, doing this would make them a little
more forgettable. If the character had a life,
a goal, some objectives and maybe things
that occur to him or her that help make
up their story then it gets more interesting.

Naruto wasn't just a hero gets stronger and
saves the world story. Along the line, we learnt
about his past, about how he had no friends,
we saw his hardships and got to grow with him.
The Batman origins series is similar. We get to
watch a part of how Batman became batman, or
how Wolverine grew into what he became in his
Origins movie... Which was missing lots but did
a great job in my opinion.

Too much side story can deter from the purpose of
the story you intended to tell though so try a balance.
What works for me is coming up with a general
idea, sometimes a single sentence that should
be able to explain a lot (without have to actually do so)
This helps a lot in stories like Head Worlds that have
large casts, yet the story does not focus on their
backstories.

Hope tis helpful to some of you out there. I'm proud
of this series and hope to keep it going.

Until next time folks, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining :D (Big Grin)
Peace Out :D (Big Grin)

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:iconbelrhaza4017:
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my friend
:party: :iconcakeplz:
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
an early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks bro :D Preciate it
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
u r welcome
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LupDomnitor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Play League of Legends with me?
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
SIX??? SIX DAYS AGO????

YOU LIE!!!! DA's time Has got
to be broken! Wow Time just
knows how to leave me.

Old Collegey life has my but
kicked already so I do apologize
if I've been MIA so quickly.
The days go so quickly now so
sometimes its another week before
I even notice that tomorrow came and
Left me....
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LupDomnitor Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
DUDE Merry Fackin Christmas I haven't been on...been storyboarding for tests :( so I havent been drawing for pleasure. Im trying to draw backgrounds and its damn hard I want to cry and set my bf's cintiq on fire................
what did you get for christmas????

=D
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! Happy New Year!!! :D
I got for Christmas the same gift
I get every year now it seems.
Life and my very own custom wrapped
box of NOTHING!!!!
Did get lots of family time though. So it
wasn't all bad. But yea I've been working
on portfolio stuff to submit to art schools
n wats not. Feels like its time to take the next step.

BTW I'm writing the Brainstorm of Steroids War's
script as I type LOL :D Great to hear
from you missy
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LupDomnitor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
LOL Id rather get a box of nothing than spend time with my depressing family.....
My Bf Got me my nails and hair did now i am BEAUTIFUL!!!! for a few days....
thats right you write your story and remember!!!

NEVER GIVE UP NEVER SURRENDER!!!
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You mean More beautiful :iconblushplz:  Kml
But giving up isn't my strong suit.

24 Chapters to write could probably
do the trick though :D So yes man!
I'll take ur advice. Not giving up
Powers ACTIVATE!!!!
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