Planning for stories and stuff.
Word, dawg.

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.

STORIES

The link leads to the fan comic in my portfolio. If there isn't a link, there isn't a comic yet.

ORIGINAL STORIES
*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
Parts: One

*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, Lafayette, Brodney's girlfriend who doesn't have a name yet;;;

FAN STORIES
*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.

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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!

Suit Studies

I was talking a little while ago about how I thought it'd be a good idea to learn how to draw actual suits for Stefan. So today, I took the time to take a couple of notes/etc on suits! 8D
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Looking up references made me notice that I've been drawing Stefan's suit collar (lapel?) too big. :M; THE POWER OF REFERENCES...
When I was reading about and looking at pictures of suits, I discovered that there are more styles than I realized. .o. I also realized that another word for vest is "waistcoat". Do more English-speaking countries use vest, or waistcoat...? .________.

As Stefan's outfit currently is, he doesn't wear a tie. I think I want to give him one... *u* I've been wanting to give him more variation in his clothing, and I could do that through different ties and undershirts and stuff.
STEFAN! NOW YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE OUTFIT IN YOUR CLOSET! Be proud.

And so. Now I can sort of draw suits better. HOORAY! Maybe you'll find some use in this if you ever want to draw suits. xD;

Fare Thee Well, Old sketchbook... (Doodles n' stuff)

After finishing the picture of Damian that I recently uploaded, I completely filled up my sketchbook...
But it's okay, 'cause I'm also drawing in two other sketchbooks at the moment. |D;

Since I just finished a sketchbook, I went through and found some stuff that I hadn't posted in this world. YAY... I guess. There were only 4 things that I thought I'd post. Pretty much everything else in the sketchbook was doodles and things I had posted...
Mostly doodles. -u-

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I drew this today. Happy 4th of July to America, by the way! :)
Uh... I just wanted to draw Gabe in a suit to see what he'd look like. xD; I like coloring with markers on little pictures like this. *^* It's quick, and it comes out pretty vibrant. But coloring anything large is a pain... "orz

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I don't think I posted this yet...? Or maybe I did. Tell me if I did. .____.
This was the planning sketch for the casual and street style challenge. :9 I always thought this drawing of Stefan looked better than the actual picture, even though this is less detailed... :T Idk. Sometimes I just like sketches better than inked pictures.

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Some dialogue between Jo and Danny. I actually QUITE ENJOY WRITING DIALOGUE BETWEEN CHARACTERS... but I don't like drawing panels. xD If I could make comics of floating entities, then I would. :9 BUT ALAS...
Idk where this dialogue was really going, but whatever. :m;;;

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Last one! Tim and his mom. This was something I considered for the Inspiration Musica challenge, where you had to draw a picture inspired by a song. The song was Trouble by Coldplay. But I wasn't really into the picture, so I just quit. xD;

And that's all I guess. :D I think I'm going to update OFAV and my "ask my characters stuff" thing soon. So yeah. Look for that.
BA-CHOW.

WIP: OFAV Summertime

HEY GUYS. I'm trying to do a picture completely on SAI, 'cause I don't think I've done that since that one TB picture. You know. That one where he's by the river. Yeah. xD; ...Oh, no wait. I did that one Franz one. ...Whatever. :M
I've been wanting to do an OFAV group pic again, and also a summer picture... so I combined them. 8D Here's the sketch:

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ACK, SHIRTLESS MEN. Akioh doesn't know what she's doing and she should look at references but she refuses to because she's just being silly.
...Yeah. I hope to clean it up in the inking process. WHICH IS GOING TO BE TERRIBLE, BY THE WAY. ;A; 7 PEOPLE AGH... The inking may not be very detailed either. xD; This is going to be a pain to finish... but I've been fairly productive lately so I might be able to get it done before summer ends! :D;;;;

And yeah.. that's what I'm working on. I'm also working on a picture of Damian for this challenge. I just need to color the background. BACKGROUND! I know. It's unfathomable coming from me. Actually, I've uploaded a couple pictures with kind of simplish backgrounds recently... So I think I'm actually accomplishing my new year's resolutions from January a little. xD;

Enough of me babbling. Thanks for viewing, as always. ;D

Songs for Drawing

When I draw certain characters, I like to listen to certain artists/songs when I draw those particular characters. SO HERE'S A LIST! 8D
Mainly for my own personal purpose, but whatever.

Idk. It's late, and I'm bored, and I feel the need to post something random. xD
This is in this world here because I just want to have this for reference... like if I'm drawing a certain character, what songs I should listen to. I sometimes forget all of them.

So yeah. Bands/songs/etc that remind me of characters (will be added on to probably):

Michka: Heart, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac
Rick: Alanis Morisette, The Goo Goo Dolls, Taylor Swift
Zack: U2, Duran Duran, The Cars, The Police, Phil Collins/Genesis, Don Henley, Jagged Gorgeous Winter (The Main Drag), Tom Petty, Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Loyal: Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Lisa Loeb, The Cranberries, I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis), Counting Crows (Accidentally in Love, Big Yellow Taxi), Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Two Princes)
Dare: Matchbox 20, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows, Good (Better Than Ezra), Hootie and the Blow Fish, Sugar Ray, Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Two Princes), Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band
Tim: Bigger than my Body (John Mayer), R.E.M., Nirvana, Matchbox 20 (Back 2 Good), Gin Blossoms, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down (Be Like That), Vertical Horizon, Third Eye Blind (Deep Inside of You, How's It Gonna Be), Sunday Morning (Maroon 5), Dave Matthews Band
Damian: Changing (Airborne Toxic Event), The Goo Goo Dolls, Rod Stewart, Dave Matthews Band
Tomato: Lady Gaga (Beautiful, Dirty, Rich), Benny and the Jets (Elton John), Katy Perry, Madonna (Material Girl), Neon Trees, That's Not My Name (The Ting Tings)
Stefan: Jewel, Taking Back Sunday, The Cure, Elton John (Benny and the Jets ), Vertical Horizon (You're A God), David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Crash Into Me (Dave Matthews Band), Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, Joe Jackson, Mystery Skulls (Magic, Ghost, Fantasy),Peter Gabriel
Gabe: Green Day, Taking Back Sunday, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, George Thorogood (Who Do You Love), Fall Out Boy, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon (You're A God), Third Eye Blind (Graduate, 10 Days Late), Blink 182, Dave Mattews Band (Crash into Me, Crush, Where Are You Going)
Jo: Garbage (Stupid Girl), P!nk
Danny: Madonna (Material Girl), Tubthumping (Chumbawamba), Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Alcott: Erik Satie, The Cranberries (Dreams (ahaha), Sunday)
Luli: Serenade for Strings: Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Mozart (Flute and Harp Concerto), Erik Satie
Ms. Marigold: Erik Satie (Gymnopedie no. 1), Maurice Ravel
Noland: Dave Matthews Band (#41, My Baby Blue), Baby Blue Sedan (Modest Mouse), Coldplay (Warning sign, Trouble, Don't Panic, We Never Change), Sunday (The Cranberries), Simon and Garfunkle, Never My Love (The Association), The Who, The Zombies
Chrystal: Alanis Morissette, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182
Prue: Sia, Dido
Vanity Fanfare: Daughter, Interpol, Silversun Pickups
Lafayette: Silversun Pickups, Wowaka, Hitorie, The Zombies, Marina and the Diamonds

...And I don't draw my other characters enough to know what kind of songs I should listen to in order to coincide with their personality. xD
I tend to listen to random Classical stuff for the Dreams characters.

I actually don't like all of the bands/songs on here. Haha. Well, most of them I like, but Tomato and I seem to have slightly differing music preferences...........

OKAY, ENOUGH POINTLESS! I don't actually expect anyone to really read this since it's pretty pointless for you guys. xD

Comic Strip WIPs: OFAV 7 and 8

To recap, OFAV 5 and 6 are here: [click]
I've uploaded 5, but I'm still coloring 6. xD;

Anyway, here's the sketches of the next two OFAV strips. THEY'RE TOTALLY HILARIOUS! Okay, they're really not. The main point of them is just to reveal character traits, because basically only aspects of Tomato's and Stefan's personalities have been revealed in the comic.
That, and I can't think of any punchline-things.
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GAH, MORE STEFAN AND GABE.
...everyone says. Sorry. There's just one more consecutive strip of Stefan and Gabe dialogue, then a couple of strips with Kasey and Jo dialogue, then a strip about Dean, and then we enter OUR FIRST ARC...
Or something like that. SEE, I DO HAVE A PLAN OF SORTS OF HOW I'M DOING THIS COMIC.

Okay I have to set the table now. FARE THEE WELL....................................