Planning for stories and stuff.
This is a world I made mostly for my own use, but I made it a public world anyways. I'll be posting things about story outlines, my characters, my comics (including fan comics), WIPs, ect... It's pretty much a world where I can store information and/or plan things. xD
Below are short descriptions of my stories to help you know what's going on. xD It also shows which characters are in which story, along with their extended profile if I have one made. Some stories aren't mentioned because I don't work on/think about them often. Therefore, not all of my characters are mentioned.
The link leads to the fan comic in my portfolio. If there isn't a link, there isn't a comic yet.
*Rock Band: Something Impossible: The story of a Rock Band and their adventures in music business.
Major Characters: Michka, Zack, Loyal, Dare, Rick
Important/Frequently Mentioned Supporting Characters: Damian, Tim, Dare's Aunt aka Auntie
*Of Fruits and Vegetables: 4-panel comics of the life of a 21-year-old model and his friends/workmates.
Major Characters: Tomato, Stefan, Tomato's Boyfriend aka "TB", Gabe, Janet aka Jo, Kasey, Dean
Important Supporting Characters: Danny, Leah, Mick
*Dreams: The story of a rich and pampered English boy who gets transported to the mysterious town of Dreams, and his adventures there.
Major Characters: Alcott, Luli, Ms. Marigold
Important Supporting Characters: Shinitsu, Annabelle, and others that are to be decided.
**Annabelle's and Ms. Marigold's profiles are in the same post.**
Story Dialogues: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1
*My Dear Princess: The story of an orphan child, a princess, and friends who's home country's peace is threataned by the evil prince of a country that was thought to be nonexistant. (CONFUSING. xD)
Major Characters: Isaac, Charlotte, Rinchu, Segran, Lucia, Nicholay, Faida, Hrafn, Falorin, Gaelnis
Important Supporting Characters: To be decided.
*Foreigner: An alien boy sent to Earth to destroy the human race finds himself in Los Angeles California, befriends a human girl, and gets involved in crazy advetures.
Major Characters: Kor, Gliding Eagle
Important Supporting Characters: Michelle, Dailen
*A Life Like This: A written story in the perspectives of Dare, Tim, and Rick.
Major Characters: Tim, Dare, Rick, Ms. Ackart
Important Supporting Characters: See characters for Rock Band: Something Impossible.
Chapters: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
*Teach Me Something Good: A story about a friendship between a student and a teacher. Somewhat of a spin-off of Of Fruits and Vegetables.
Major Characters: Noland, Chrystal
Important Supporting Characters: Prudence), Stefan (briefly)
*I Was a Boy, Too: A short 3-part story about Gabe when he was in high school. Optional backstory related to Of Fruits and Vegetables.
Major Characters: Gabe, William
Important Supporting Characters: DJ, Dave
*Nerdy and Jock: So there's this nerd, and this jock, and also they're boyfriends. That's it.
Major Characters: Jack, Ned
Important supporting characters: Matthew Brodney III, Dmitri, Charlotte, Jessica Marron, Brodney's girlfriend who doesn't have a name yet;;;
*The Adventures of Marth and Roy: Super Smash Brothers fan comic. Title is pretty self-explanitory.
Major Characters: Marth, Roy, Ike, Pit
I don't have a name for his story, but Jamal is a Kingdom Hearts fan character. I figured I'd mention him because I draw him often enough.
Also, if you want to find posts that feature a specific character, type in the URL http://theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/[character name]. For example, http://theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/dare will bring you to posts about Dare. :)
Enjoy Your Stay at Various Planning!
I tried to post this yesterday, but accidentally closed the page. orz SO HERE WE GO AGAIN...!
Some Gabe heads. Gabe's head used to be the easiest for me to draw (because it's the most similar to how I used to draw heads, but now Gabe's head is one of the more difficult ones to draw... especially as far as head angles go. Noland's is probably the easiest, because it's basically just an oval. :^D;
I like when I get Gabe's expressions right, though. *U*/ Gabe's been trouble for me ever since I created him, but I just... really like him, haha...
I like how the original sketch looked, too, so I guess I'll include it. :9
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THIS, IT'S JUST STEFAN AND GABE BEING CORNY AND CUTE. :^D;;; I want to draw more Stefan and Gabe comics, gah... I just feel weird that I always post these corny drawings of the two of them, but I hardly give you guys any context on their relationship. xD Comics just take a long time to draw, though. orz
Decided to make a body and face reference for Jessica. :u I like drawing her legs, haha. Now I just need to make her hair more consistent;;; BOTH SHE AND DMITRI HAVE THIS CRAZY HAIR THAT I JUST RANDOMLY ASSEMBLE WHEN I DRAW THEM. ;u;/
Even though I've designed her, I never draw anything for Nerdy and Jock. "orz SORRY...
Some cuddly SteGabe. I've drawn Gabe's hand on Stefan's butt on other instances, so I deem this okay to post on theO. -u-b The butt grab here seems more sincere than those other instances, even. :^D (????????? i do not know, my friend.)
I like how most of this came out, but I don't like Gabe's arm. :T MUSCLES? ARMS?? I should practice... I keep saying should practice bodies and anatomy and stuff, but I never do;;;
So much Stefan and Gabe in this post.
Anyway, this was a response to something Tauria said on dA when I posted that top picture of Stefan and Gabe. I imagine Gabe likes when people compliment him and Stefan, but Stefan doesn't really know how to feel about people commenting on their relationship. :^V
This is one of many potential designs I've gone through for Brodney's girlfiend. orz I DON'T... EVEN KNOW ANYMORE, DO I EVEN NEED TO MAKE THIS CHARACTER. /;U; Iiiidk, Nerdy and Jock wasn't supposed to have a huge cast, but it's kind of turning out this way. I just feel like I should maybe have another girl character to help even out the cast, but meh. I like how this character looks, but I'm totally lost on personalities right now. BLUGH.
Finished the Roy line art! :D Now to color, hoo hoo.
...MMMYEP I guess that's everything, then. Hope you have a nice week, yo! :D
Not a whole ton of stuff from last week, whoopsie. I WAS SO BUSY LAST WEEK, IDK WHAT HAPPENED;;; But uh, yeah.
Thought I'd doodle Stefan with a short hairstyle, for those top two drawings there. :^D I've just been into short hair these days. So many of my guy characters from around 2010 have hair that goes past their ears because I was never any good at drawing short hair... Maybe that's the reason I don't draw Rick and Tim anymore.
jk it's just 'cause i'm lame and can't think of any way to salvage them....;;; Apparently, it's been almost year since I've drawn Tim. :I IT ACTUALLY FEELS LONGER THAN THAT... I drew him last school year a fair amount more than I realized.
Uh... anyway, what was I talking about. Stefan with short hair? Stefan doesn't actually get his hair cut for good until some years later. I sometimes think that he'd be better with short hair because it suits his strict personality better, but I just... he's had long hair since high school, I imagine he's kind of sentimental about his long hair. HAHA, IDK STEFAN, YOU DO THAT...
How the heck do you draw heels.
Anyway, here's Noland trying on his mom's shoes when he's like in middle school, or something. I TRIED, drawing younger characters is always harder than I think it will be;;;
I guess this is the only canon time he wears feminine clothing, even though I draw him in skirts and stuff all the time. Idk what to really say about this without feeling like I'm getting weirdly dramatic, so uh... sorry. ;u;/ Maybe I'll draw this scene sometime to give better context...! I'd love to draw stuff about Noland's home life growing up, though I'm not sure if I could pull it off like I want to.
Not sure if any of you remember Jessica Marron, so here you go. She's one of the Nerdy and Jock kids.
Still not 100% sold on how I want to draw her... I'm getting this weird urge to draw her with EVEN BIGGER 80S HAIR and I'm not really sure if that's a sound idea;; I do like her, though, I kind of like where her personality is going. (YEAH I KNOW SHE KINDA JUST LOOKS LIKE ANY OTHER CHARACTER OF MINE RIGHT NOW BUT;;;) Jessica's reminding me WEIRDLY OF GABE, THOUGH... idk if you can see it, but I can because look at that pose. That's a pose I always draw Gabe in...............
I also seriously have no idea how high schoolers dress. Even in high school I didn't know what was considered the fashionable standard;;; HEY HIGH SCHOOL PEEPS. MAYBE HELP ME OUT A BIT, WHAT DO THE "COOL AND POPULAR" KIDS DRESS LIKE...
Also that person on the bottom there is no one, I just felt like drawing something.
Since I drew Peco, here's Smile from Ping Pong: The Animation. Speaking of PPTA, the English dub trailer recently came out. I think the voices are pretty good, but just a problem I've been having with dubs lately is that all the dubs are same-sounding. I WANT... MORE VARIETY... It's not that I even dislike dubs, I just wish I wouldn't hear the same kinds of voices in every anime dub.
BUT WHATEVZ, JUST FELT LIKE BEING MILDLY WHINY FOR A SEC, AHA.
GAH UNDERWEAR! I was initially worried that this pose was too ~*~sexy~*~, and I get concerned drawing Noland in ~*~sexy~*~ poses because he's a teacher. IT'S LIKE... PROBABLY DON'T ROMANTICIZE (?) YOUR TEACHER LIKE THIS, IT'S PROBABLY NOT OKAY.
But at the same time Noland's like the same age as Stefan and only a little older than Gabe... and I don't have that same problem with making Gabe ~*~sexy~*~, so I wonder if I really should be so concerned about Noland. I guess it just depends on whether he's supposed to be taken as a teacher or just another character of mine.
/IDK WHERE THIS WAS GOING
Made some more progress with that Roy pic. The legs are still bothering me a bit, but they're looking better. Not sure how I want to color this yet, hrmmrmrm.
WELL, that's the end of that. Sorry for blabbing so much, guess I was just in the mood to talk. xD;
These titles are getting worse. Bleh.
Here's some stuff I've drawn over the past couple weeks. :v Also, sorry for the weird bored tone in this post, idk what's up, haha;;
I drew this because I wanted to see how exactly I draw Noland when I'm not doodling. ...yeah, idk what else to say. -u-b
I drew this because I wanted to doodle Noland. ...still not much to say;;;
Character ref of O. J. I made for KASA'S ROLE PLAY, WHICH YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT!!! 8D Yeh.
Idk why O. J. is just like PEACE SIGN all the time. orz POSES ARE HARD!!!
Some thing of Gabe that looks off to me, and idk why...!! Idk, his eye is too low or something.
All the drawings in this post so far aren't even ones I feel like I should be posting, but am because I have nothing else to post. orz
Here's a character ref I made for Charlotte! She feels so short to me. WHICH... I GUESS IS OKAY, SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE PRETTY SHORT.
Charlotte basically looks like this one girl I sat across from in art class in high school, except a little more daring (?) with her clothing. :V Though idk, I feel like Charlotte's clothes are pretty normal. Maybe I'm just used to drawing and looking at them.
Stef, my boy. Expressions are kind of hard to do on your long, pointy face...
I feel like I need to go and practice expressions some more, or just head angles in general. I STILL CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE LOOKING UP ANGLE, YET, I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT PICTURES AND TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT SINCE LIKE SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL...
But uh, yeah. I like drawing Stefan's expressions, though. He's always so annoyed, aha;;;
Oh, not really a new thing I drew or anything, but I went and printed this. It's a lot darker than how it looked on my computer, but I think the colors still look pretty good! :V
Now I finally have some SteGabe for my wall, hoo hah hah. -u-
Oh hey, I drew this this morning! I'm experimenting with using a smaller pen size and a sketchier line art, to see what the outcome is like. :V It's pretty fun to work with, and a lot less stressful than how I normally do line art with SAI's pen tool, but I'm still not sure what it's going to look like in the end. Hopefully it'll look good...!
But yeah, Roy. I was in the mood to draw him. The legs and his tunic are tripping me up, though;;; Hope it turns out okay.
...YAH, that's all I've got for you today. BE COOL, MY FOOL. B)
I made a little timeline of how I used to draw Gabe, Stefan, and Noland a couple nights ago, because I was avoiding doing homework. -u-b HAVE A GANDER, IF YOU LIKE...
Gabe's shirt in that 2010 pic cracks me up, it's so lame. Speaking of 2010 Gabe, when I first made Gabe, I wasn't expecting to draw him with a beard very often... it was supposed to be a once in a while thing, haha. xD; These days I get confused if I see Gabe without his beard, haha. :V
Stefan hasn't really changed much, over the years... I started drawing his hair a little differently in 2012, and also learned how to draw suits that year, so 2012 onward he looks roughly the same as he always has. xD; I'm kind of stubborn with character designs, I don't like to change them too much...
Noland's timeline looks like a progression chart for the size of his eyebrows. (??)
Between Stefan, Gabe and Noland, I think Noland has changed the most in design even though I've only had him since 2013. :V It'll be his "2nd birthday" in a couple months, actually...!
I always intended for Noland to be a little bigger than some of my other characters, but I think originally he was supposed to be more muscular and mature looking. IDK HOW HE TURNED INTO A BLOB OF CUTE, IT JUST KIND OF HAPPENED... I probably need to tone down how cutesy I draw Noland, in fact;;; I'm still working on his design, it's not 100% there yet. I actually still rather like that sketch from 2013/2014, and in some ways that's what I imagine when I think "Noland."
Another thing that's given me the most difficulty with Noland is his hair. ;0; I think I can finally almost draw it...??? Idk it kind of looks like a hilarious curly blob these days, but oh well. Noland's hair has this weird special place in my heart, though... he was the first character that I decided to give short hair. 8D SHORT HAIR USED TO BE REALLY HARD FOR ME TO DRAW, OKAY, DON'T BOTHER ME.
Anyways, yeah. Also, I made a comparison of how I used to draw kissing to how I draw kissing now... again, to avoid doing work:
The images on the right are from this kiss meme I did in 2012. This actually really surprises me because I feel like 2012 wasn't really all that long ago...!!! But I guess it was actually 3 years ago. I drew that kiss meme around this time of the year, in fact.
A random factoid about me is that I used to have this "kissing page" in one of my sketchbooks, where I'd practice drawing kissing and add to it every year or so. I stopped around 2012 or early 2013, but yeah. It's been interesting to see how I've changed the way I draw profiles and kissing. :M
OKAY, gotta cut these footnotes (?) short and get to class now. THANKS FOR VIEWING!
I've been on a Stefan and Gabe kick, these past couple days. (I mean, when am I NOT, BUT.....) This mainly happened because I figured out some stuff that helps me draw Gabe's hair a bit more easily. And when I draw Gabe, I end up drawing Stefan, too;;;
BUT YEAH, HERE YOU GO.
GABE, I'VE MISSED BEING ABLE TO DRAW YOU...
It turns out these drawings helped me understand how to draw Gabe's hair more than I intended. :^D I've been doodling Gabe in class and figured out a good place to start and the general flow I want to go in when doing his hair. SO THAT'S GOOD... Idk if you can tell, but it's a little less pointy than it used to be, and kind of goes back instead of sticking straight up. But whatever, it works for me. It's like 1020930813 times easier for me to draw Gabe with some semblance of consistency, now, than it was before.
I also decided to mess around with Gabe's piercings, a little. :V I kind of like these studded eyebrow piercings more than the eyebrow rings (?) that I normally draw him, so you'll probably be seeing me draw these studs more often. And I like the lip ring, too, but idk I'll probably be switching back and forth between that and his usual lip piercing.
I just really wanted to draw Gabe with a cat.
SO IN MY MIND (which I guess is canon), Gabe really likes animals. He more or less tries to keep it a secret (or act indifferent about animals), but Kasey knows his "secret" and always sends him cute animal videos and photos and he freaks every time 'cause DANGIT KASEY THESE ANIMALS ARE TOO CUTE STOP IT.
/I have no idea where that sentence was going.
Sometimes he goes with Stefan to the animal shelter (?) to look at the cats/etc to pet them and stuff, but he never actually gets a pet for himself. He doesn't think of himself as responsible enough to take care of a living thing all on his own. And even when Stefan and Gabe end up living together, they don't end up getting a pet because Stefan's not particularly partial to animals. :V
Stefan pointing at absolutely nothing. I actually drew this because I wanted an updated body ref for Stefan. Often times, I can't decide if Stefan looks skinny or if he looks fit. He's supposed to look fairly healthy, I guess, but not particularly muscular like Gabe;;;
One day, I'll learn how to properly draw hands on hips.
NEXT PICTURE'S KIND OF FANSERVICE-Y... but I liked how it came out, so SORRY. If it's a problem for anyone, I'll take it down, haha.
You know, I don't really know how this picture is more fanservice-y to me than the body reference of Stefan that I linked to above, besides the pose... I feel like I post dudes in their underwear all the time. IDK HOW THAT HAPPENED...!
Anyway, yeah. Thought I'd test my GABE SKILLS, and somehow this came out pretty decent. ???? The arm on the right came out kind of wonky because idk what I was doing, but everything else looks better than what I'm used to, haha;;;
I used a ref to some degree, maybe that's why this came out better than I expected.
Another WIP for this pic. I finished coloring Stefan and Gabe, yaaay!! *U*b Initially I was worried that I wouldn't like how this looked soft shaded, but I'm actually pretty happy with it. Now all that's left is the background................
I'm gonna need to do some practice sketches with the background before I dive into coloring it. WISH ME... LOTS OF LUCK....
Gabe likes making Stefan embarrassed.
Actually, Stefan likes being flirty with Gabe, too, but he doesn't do it nearly as often.
Wanted to practice drawing some kissing. The most frustrating thing about drawing kissing is the LIPS! Of course. The difficult things about drawing kisses is that I want to draw kissing a little more intimately than cartoon (? or drawn?) kisses usually looks, but
1) Real lips are soft and pillow-y (?), and it's SO HARD TO PUT THAT INTO A DRAWING. It's a lot easier to portray kissing like this (which is the sort of thing I usually opt for when I have to draw kissing), but it takes away from the part of the kiss where lips get all smooshed. THE SMOOSH FACTOR... SEEMS IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW. (?? I've never actually kissed someone, so I wonder if I'm even qualified to talk about kissing like this. HAHA;;;)
2) Lips get really small when people kiss. ???? Like, look how small and higher up the lips get in this pic. Well, the girl's lips, at least. IT THROWS ME OFF THAT LIPS CAN CHANGE SIZE LIKE THAT....;;; And then I can't tell if I'm drawing the lips right or not. AGSLKFB! Yeah.
So that's how I feel about drawing nice kisses. I think these came out pretty good for me, though. Also, I used a ref for the top drawing. :^M
Also, sorry I haven't gotten around to judging my challenge yet. I have a lot of work to do this week, but spring break is NEXT WEEK!!! So I'll definitely let y'all know by then. >:V Have a great life!