Wow!!! All the way at Number 20 already
You like it, I love it
Character Blips started just a few weeks ago and now
YAY!!! Today I want to expand a bit on thevery 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
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
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 thereUntil next time folks, don't stop drawing, creating, imagining Peace Out