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!
OKAY I LIED, I can't not sketch and doodle. ;U; I'm actually distracting myself from homework by posting this. AWESOME! 8D
I'm running out of titles for these sketch and doodle dumps, though. orz
I wanted to try drawing Noland when he was like 18-ish, but AAAARGH AGES.
Noland's always dressed kind of square-ish, but he didn't start wearing ties and tucking in his shirt until he met Stefan. Stefan's particular about fashion, so he liked giving Noland advice on how to dress nicely. :V Have I mentioned this? Idk. BAH.
Classes started on Wednesday. This is the first thing I doodled. :V WOW, GABE! I'm trying harder to get into the habit of drawing two eyes even in doodles, but it's so haaaaaard. orz I CAN'T STAND IT. TWOOOO EYES.
I thought it'd be fun to switch Noland and Stefan's personalities, but it turns out it's just really weird. Somehow, Noland looks more natural than Stefan does... Noland looks like some angry waiter or librarian, to me. 8D Idk, Stefan. Drawing him like this was just too uncomfortable, for me. orz
I don't mind drawing legs when people are sitting down, but I haaaaate legs and feet for standing up poses. orz I JUST DON'T... GET IT... People feel too short or something when I draw feet. ;U; I also inked this and started coloring it with markers, but I didn't like how it turned out... Noland's head looks so long in the inked version, for some reason. .___. And idk how to color with markers anymore, ahaha;;;
Normal Stefan is more fun to draw than college Stefan. College Stefan isn't grumpy enough. :V
I drew this a couple hours ago, whoa! It's been so hot this weekend, and I don't think I really drew any summer pictures... so now seemed like a good time to do that, I guess. HAHA, who knows.
Probably won't be inking and coloring this, but IDK... MAYBE...? I haven't done a finished traditional picture in so long. orz I'm more comfortable sketching traditionally than I am sketching digitally, but I like being able to ink digitally because I can erase... ;u; I do want to use my colored pencils again sometime, though.
ANYWAY, gotta go do homework. See ya, folks. ;V
Gabe, Stefan, and Noland are dominating this doodle world. orz SOMEDAY... I'LL DRAW... MY OTHER CHARACTERS..................
I haven't done a lot of doodling these past couple days, 'cause I was getting ready to move into my dorm. :V I'M ALL MOVED IN NOW, THOUGH! Not sure how much time I'll have this semester for drawing... Hopefully my workload won't be too bad. I'll be trying to work on stuff for Zenkaikon, for the most part, so idk how much I'll update this world with doodles and stuff. BUT YEAH. Anyway, here's some stuff. :V
I have this big-ish sketchbook (11 inch by 14 inch) that's pretty fun to draw in, but it's kind of weird for me to work with since I'm not used to drawing so large. The proportions are weird for me to do, aha;;; I also don't know what's up with Gabe's outfit. It's weird for me to draw clothes for him, because he pretty much wears the same t-shirts and tank tops all the time. :I
I hate trying to make Gabe's hair make sense. IT MAKES NO SENSE, GAH. SO WEIRD AND SPIKEY! But yeah, I guess this is what it's supposed to look like... .3.
I like drawing Noland in skirts and heels and things, but he doesn't actually wear clothing like this in-story. Canonically (??? is that the phrasing?), he's only tries on his mom's heels in elementary or middle school out of curiosity. His mom gets mad at him at the time, so he doesn't bother with trying to understand fashion anymore. He does have a sort of fascination with women's fashion compared to men's fashion, but he has a pretty poor eye for fashion in general.
Idk what I'm talking about. This stuff isn't that important to Noland's character. :V JUST SOME RANDOM STUFF, I GUESS, IF YOU WERE INTERESTED....
The rest of these drawings are old stuff from 12th grade and my art class last year. 8D
Some old drawing of Noland! He looks really young. I'm not sure if he's supposed to be college aged here, or not. -u-b This is from May-ish, 2013. ...Idk what else to say about this, aha;;;
This is from my high school art class in late 2012 or early 2013. The assignment was to draw your head literally being open, and drawing what's on your mind. Or something. I focused on Gabe a lot in senior year, so I drew him coming out of my head. The Japanese on the bottom was supposed to say "what are you doing," but I messed up and wrote "what do you do." WHOOPS.
I'm kind of surprised with the shading I did in 12th grade. :V EVIDENTLY, EBONY PENCIL IS REALLY GOOD FOR VALUE DIFFERENCES.
An early assignment from my college art class, last year. This is from late 2013. We had to draw a pair of shoes and draw them, focusing on line weight variation.
I really like working with lines, when I don't have to use ink...! Inked line arts just bother me because I hate not being able to erase. orz I rely way too much on my eraser, but I CAN'T HELP IT I'M WEAK. And make lots of mistakes, haha.
AND UH... I guess that's it! Have a nice week, folks! :V And good luck with school, if you're going back to school or are already in school!
I need some better titles. I wish I actually numbered these sketch dumps.... xD; I used to try to keep the posts in this world organized, but I've been ignoring that this summer. >3>;; But uh... yeah, here's some stuff I've drawn.
I drew this before Otakon, I think, so it's the oldest thing in this post. I was listening to this song while I drew this. I always draw a crybaby Noland when I listen to Daughter... >3>;; I also just wanted to try doing a drawing where I do the "shading" with a lighter value instead of a darker value. it's pretty fun!
Idk why Stefan's breathing on Noland, here. I originally did that because I wanted it to look like he was talking instead of just standing with his mouth open, but it didn't really work. HA. Whatever, make your own conclusions. *u*;
I think this is the first thing I drew after Otakon. I had a strange desire to draw Gabe in nice clothing...! It doesn't really suit him, but it's still fun. :,D I don't think he can pull off a suit like Stefan, but I don't think he looks too bad without the jacket. :V Idk, maybe it's just 'cause I'm not used to seeing him with his arms covered that I think he looks weird wearing a suit jacket. >3> Btw, that's still Gabe in the top-right corner. He gets his hair cut some years later. Idk when. I don't like to think about age, because I'm so bad at drawing people their age. ;U; I should figure out how to draw older adults, one day... .3.
Stefan and Gabe get their hair cut around the same time. Actually, I kind of imagine Stefan gets his hair cut when he's 35, 'cause he decides he's too old for long hair at that point. (That's 5 years from his current age, btw.)
HOW DO I MAKE PEOPLE LOOK OLDER, THOUGH... Drawing wrinkles just feels weird, so I don't realy do it. orz Idk how to do it right.
I read this extremely cute comic by Nozmo, and wanted to draw a bucktooth Barnaby toooooo... ;3; The way I draw Barnaby is turning more and more Stefan-like, though;;; I CAN'T HELP IT UGH. WHY ARE YOU STEFAN, BARNABY, WAAAHHH... """orz
I made a thumbnail for this in May (!!! HAS IT REALLY BEEN THAT LONG?), but I just now decided to draw it. I wanted to buy a TnB print at Otakon, but was too embarrassed to buy it on Saturday in front of my sisters b/c it was kind of BL-y... and then it was gone on Sunday, when I decided I didn't care. ;U; SO I'M JUST GOING TO MAKE MY OWN FLUFFY DRAWINGS TO PUT ON MY WALLS WHATEVER. Inking is so annoying, though. orz I've been working on the line art these past couple days, and I haven't even finished Kotetsu. I'm probably just going to cell shade this, 'cause I'm a lazy butt. >3>
Basically the same sort of thing as the first picture. :V I shaded with the airbrush, which is kind of weird feeling. I used to use the airbrush all the time, when I first started digital coloring. :m
Idk, make your own conclusions with this one, too. -u-b
Stefan and his college girlfriend! I never post about her or have even thought of a name for her (SUGGESTIONS...?), but she's been around for a while. I sometimes doodled her in my stats class, last semester. :V She and Stefan dated for about two years (this is before he knew Noland), and remained close friends even after breaking up.
She and Stefan were like... the snobbiest couple around. xD Both of them are very confident, self-proclaimed intellectuals. They also kind of imagined themselves to be better than "ordinary lovey-dovey couples" because they were sure to carefully think everything they did through.
They ultimately broke up because their ideological differences got in the way of their relationship. (Stefan's a fairly conservative person, while she was a fairly liberal person. And both of them were too proud of their opinions not to fight with each other about it.) Regardless, they had fun being with each other and neither of them regret their relationship. :m SO YEP, there's a bit of stuff about their relationship. I'll post more about her and GIVE HER A NAME eventually. *u*;
STEFAN IS SO FUN TO DRAW, GUYS... When he's facing the left. .u.; Drawing people facing the right is hard for me. orz
I need to do a pose study or something, sometime. ;u; I feel like I'm drawing everyone in the same poses. I STILL HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT PERSPECTIVE... I'm too scared to touch that subject. >3>; I know practice would be the best thing to understand perspective, but MEH.
By the way, here's the sunglasses I was looking at for the sunglasses Stefan's wearing. I was also looking through this Ralph Lauren style guide for his clothes. :V
I just wanted to draw Stefan looking like the idiot he is. -u-b He's kind of a silly guy without trying to be, because he's just overly dramatic. YOU WOULD KNOW THIS IF I UPDATED OFAV, BUT...
I know I said I would update every other Saturday, but I kind of just abandoned that. orz I PROMISE I WILL WORK ON IT EVENTUALLY, MAYBE EVEN THIS WEEK...!!! I'm just horrible about finishing things. ;m;
I WANT TO DRAW COMICS SO BAD.
I HATE FINISHING THEM.
SORRY FOR SUCH A LONG POST, GUYS!! I'm pretty bad about posting stuff, lately, and end up just posting everything in bulk. orz Thank you for reading!!
I've kind of just been posting these things weekly, haven't I? :M;;; ANYWAY, here's some stuff I've drawn.
Aw yeah, stupid 80's basketball shorts. >:V JUST SO YOU KNOW... I really like drawing Noland in shorts. Idk, I just like drawing sports shorts in general 8D;; Noland in particular is pretty fun. His legs are super inconsistent, though...
He'd never actually wear something like this, btw. Aha. -u-
GAH, UNDERWEAR....!! I've been needing to make a body reference for these guys, because I'm always so inconsistent when I draw them. Gabe came out kind of weird, though... This random thing seems to be a good Gabe reference for me, for some reason. Stefan's probably the easiest one for me to draw, though... The only thing difficult for me to draw about him is sometimes his face shape, and his hair when he's facing the right. (/weirdly specific)
HEE HAW HAW. I was in a really SteGabe mood last week. But then I remembered that drawing two people interacting is pretty difficult.... This was the best I could do, haha. xD
Also, Stefan's not wearing SUNGLASSES...??? I'm pretty used to seeing him without sunglasses, but I don't post pictures of him without them that often.
Some random Noland drawing I was working on. I wanted to practice coloring with ~*~crayzay colors!~*~ And by crazy, I mean blues and purples. I probably won't finish this, though... I don't really like how the shape of his hair and things came out.
Nawland and Proo. :U I felt like drawing cutesy stuff, aha... PRUE NEEDS SOME NEW OUTFITS, YO. Maybe I'll draw some for her eventually.
I've been getting used to drawing Noland's hair when he's facing the right... but it's kind of affecting how I draw his hair when he's facing the left, which I'm having some difficulty with. WHY HAIR, WHY...
Also, my dad has a salmon colored shirt, which I remembered when I colored this. Hence Noland's salmon colored shirt.
Donny boyyyyy. :V I wanted to draw Donnel from Fire Emblem: Awakening. -u-b This dude is gr8, in my opinion. I'm actually making a Donny cosplay for my little sister, for ~*~OTAKON!~*~ Which is next week, woah. o________o I still need to finish my cosplay. I'm going as Kjelle, by the way. ANYONE ELSE GOING TO OTAKON, BTW...? WE COULD TOTES MEET UP AND SAY YO YO MY MOJO JO JO...
I made an icon for my sister's new blog.
WHICH YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT, WOW!
It's about video games and such, so if you like video games, you might be interested. ;D There's only a couple posts so far, but YEAH. My sister. Cool cat. Wow. Awesome. Look at her go.
I'll make another post about this sometime, but yeah. THERE'S THAT. *u*
AND YEP, that's all I've got for now. :^D HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! I totally thought it was Saturday, aha;;;
I've been sketching a lot in my sketchbook, because I'm out of practice. I'm getting back into it, though, and even started working on some comic I started in March again! *3* I want to redo those pages, though.
I also need to learn how to do backgrounds............................
Anyway, here's some stuff. Yeah.
I've actually since finished that first page, but I'm too lazy to take a different picture of it. It doesn't actually say this in the comic, but the reason Gabe's initially being kind of cold to Noland is 'cause Stefan told him at some point in time that Stefan's ex-boyfriend cheated on him, so Gabe's kind of expecting Noland to be a jerk. :V Not that anyone would get that;;; I was originally going to have Gabe think to himself on the top page about that, but I thought it'd be weird if all of a sudden the point of view switched to Gabe... There's supposed to be several pages before this all from Noland's point of view.
ANYWAY... I like how these pages came out... they're cleaner than how I normally do comics, haha. xD; I wrote the dialogue and general panel plan out before hand, which made these pretty easy to draw. Still working on getting better at dialogue and paneling, though.
I've been drawing a lot of Noland because his hair had been giving me trouble. I'm feeling better about it, now... ;u; Usually I can't stand doing his hair from this angle, but it's getting a bit easier. xD
I also just wanted to draw a cute-blushing-pajama Noland.
This obviously isn't traditional, but Stefan is so hilarious for me to draw. I feel like I don't draw enough overconfident Stefan, but maybe I do. :V
SOMETIMES I WANT TO DO CRAZY THINGS WITH STEFAN'S SUITS, but then I remember he's Mr. Mature Stefan who supposedly doesn't want to look flashy. (YOU SUNGLASSES-WEARING LIAR--) I think a black pinstripe suit is normal enough, right...
AND... yeah. Have a nice Tuesday, I guess! 8D