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!
HEY GUYS, IT'S A SKETCH DUMP THAT'S NOT JUST STEFAN, GABE, AND NOLAND! I mean, it's mostly them. But whatever. *U*;
I've been bizarrely obsessed with trying to make my characters look more consistent, so did some practice drawing Noland. I still hate inking Noland's hair... I think he came out looking fairly close to how I want him to look in the sketched drawing, but I drew his neck larger than I wanted to, in both of them... RARGH.
it's not a good thing that I'm so fixated on this consistency thing. I'm thinking I should just deal with the fact that the way I draw my characters is going to keep changing. :V;;; I did draw some good Nolands on lined paper the other day, though... Maybe I'll post them sometime this week. :m
I asked someone to draw Danny for me on Gaia, and they asked me for some of his outfits... So I drew some outfits. :V
I FORGOT THAT DANNY IS FUN THOUGH, GUYS. Danny's and Gabe's interactions are pretty fun to think about, but mostly because Danny's such a 24 year old baby snob. (???) I want to draw him and Jo some more since they are eventually a couple or whatever, but I have trouble drawing Jo... Her clothing style just doesn't come easily to me! ;u; I need to just sit down and have a day where I research clothing styles for Jo.
I want to have something Stefan and Gabe to put on my wall, so I drew this. :V IDK, THOUGH, I KIND OF WANT TO DO IT DIGITALLY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME... I haven't done something traditionally in so long. I just hate inking traditionally... Mehhhhh. ;m; And messing up a picture traditionally is so much more painful than messing up a picture digitally. PHYSICALLY TEARING OUT THE SHEET OF PAPER AND THROWING IT AWAY... IT'S... IT'S JUST SO HARD...
I'll figure something out for this, eventually.
ALSO, WHOA, STEFAN'S NOT WEARING A SUIT! This is a random note, but when Stefan "dresses up" for dates, he really just dresses down... Drawing Stefan in a not suit used to be really uncomfortable for me, but now I'm pretty used to it. *u* STEFAN'S WARDROBE HAS INCREASED SO MUCH SINCE I FIRST MADE HIM! Gabe's wardrobe, on the other hand.....;;;
OJ is really fun to draw! I think it's because I like drawing arm muscles, but I also like drawing big butts. (???? WHY WHAT IDK...;;;) I'm still kind of confused about his character, but I think he's turning progressively more and more jerkish... GAH. I wanted him to be a sort of gag character whose arrogance was silly, but now I'm not sure. Idk.
Also, I've decided to make him 19 years old. AWESOME.
WHOA, WHO'S THIS LADY? This was actually an old-ish concept drawing I did of Noland's mom, but I don't think this is going to be her final design. I think I've talked a little bit about Noland's childhood, right...? Idk. Yeah, I briefly mentioned her here.
I might be talking in really vague sentences, but here's some stuff about Noland's mom, I guess: Noland's mom isn't a bad person, but there are some weird undertones in her relationship with her son that make her appear kind of antagonistic-y. She babies Noland a lot, even when he's in high school and also as an adult. She's been fairly overprotective of him for a lot of his life, and usually had control over the kind of people Noland would associate with. (In general, Noland didn't socialize with people pther than his mom very often.) I think the main reason she "gets away" with keeping Noland on a short leash is because he's so obedient in nature, and because Noland's mom was the person he was closest to, growing up. Or something, idk. So for most of his childhood, his mom's overprotectiveness doesn't really bother him. (Well, it bothers him more and more as he gets older, but whatever I'll talk about that some OTHER TIME!) ...uh, what else to say... She's also very conservative in terms of romance and dating, and feels like she should have a fair amount of say in who Noland does and doesn't date.
...IDK WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, ANYMORE! If you've read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, she's like a softer version of Billy Bibbit's mom. I FEEL LIKE I KEEP ACCIDENTALLY MAKING WEIRD ANTAGONIST-Y MOM CHARACTERS... Like Tim's mom. Not that I really think about Tim, anymore... STEFAN'S MOM KIND OF, TOO, THOUGH...! Though to a much lesser degree. And both of Stefan's parents are kind of cold, in the first place. Gabe's mom is a nice lady, though. :V ....hm, I think that's all my mom characters...
A weird thing for me to think about Noland's mom is that since she had Noland when she was 19, and Noland was born in 1980, Noland's mom is younger than my dad............................ My dad was born in 1960, by the way. BUT UH. YEAH.
SO. UH. I WAS THINKING IT WOULD BE FUN TO DRAW LIKE A BOXING/FIGHTING CHARACTER. So I drew Gabe as a fighter dude, because yeah.
I TRIED REALLY HARD TO MAKE HIS ABS MAKE SENSE, THIS TIME!! The arms, on the other hand... I'm making up my own anatomy, I'm sorry. orz I'm also not sure about the perspective on the arm on the left, but I'm just rolling with it. THIS POSE DOESN'T EVEN LOOK THAT COMPLEX, WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO DRAW IT?? ;U;
Gabe's hair looks different every time I draw it. -u-b Idk, I kind of like how it came out, though.
OKAY, NOW THAT I'VE THOROUGHLY DISTRACTED MYSELF FROM MY HOMEWORK... Have a nice week, y'all. :D
YEAH. Stuff. I've been doing so many pencil drawings and sketches or whatever to distract myself... I really want to draw colored stuff, but I hate coloring. orz
GABE'S PROPORTIONS HAVE BEEN BOTHERING ME, AND I DON'T KNOW WHY!!! His legs are always so long and ghhhuuuuuhhhh. ""orz Gabe probably just looks like Gabe to you, but he doesn't quite look like I want him to, for some reason. ;U; WHAT CAN I BE DOING WRONG.
Also, I discovered with this drawing that I have a lot of trouble coming up with interesting clothing for Gabe. I need some new outfits for him.... orz
Hoo hah hah.
I think this was my sort of reference.
I like drawing kisses, but the chins and ears are what always get me. ;U; I'LL GET BETTER WITH TIME...
SUPREMELY COOL KIDS! Idk exactly what they're talking about. Stefan's actually talking over at someone across the table, about model-y work stuff. (??)
When I first started drawing Stefan and Gabe as a couple, I drew Stefan as the kind of person who wasn't too keen on being flirty in public. Now I just kind of draw him more casual or passive about PDA, idk;; DON'T KNOW IF THIS LACK OF CONSISTENCY IS A BAD THING, BUT OH WELL...
These are sketches for some Tiger & Bunny keychains/stickers that I'm working on! I was planning on finishing them for Zenkaikon, but Harvestmoonluvr and I have been waitlisted for the artist alley. ;u; Idk, it seems like there's a pretty big chance we won't get a table. BUT EH, WE'LL SEE!
Practice sketches of Keith Goodman, Ivan Karelin, and Pao-lin Huang from Tiger & Bunny. :V These characters are fun to draw, yo.
I wish there had been more Keith episodes...! OR JUST MORE CHARACTER-CENTRIC EPISODES, IN GENERAL... Not that I didn't enjoy the action and drama and stuff. I just would've loved to learn more about all of the characters... ;3;
After drawing 10-years-older Stefan, I wanted to draw 10-years-older Gabe. IDK... I GUESS THIS IS WHAT HE'LL LOOK LIKE? He gets the glasses in his mid 30's. (I'm having some serious deja vu here. Have I mentioned this alread? xD;) Yeah, he doesn't really look like Gabe... It's fun to draw him like this in a puffy hoodie, thouogh. 8D
I wanted to draw Noland sleeping under a kotatsu... I THINK... HAVING A KOTATSU WOULD BE NICE. They look so warm and snuggly, and I could do my homework while being warm and snuggly, and probably just fall asleep, but............
Idk how to end this post. *u* SKOOBALOODOOBOODOO!
YO. Kasa's been trying to convince me to do this tumblr The World Ends With You role play when it comes up, so I thought I should try to make a character for it. :V SO YEAH!
NEW CHARACTER, WOOOOAH! It's been a while since I designed a character. The last time was for the Nerdy and Jock kids, and I feel like that doesn't really count 'cause they all wear normal clothing. xD
ANYWAY, HERE HE IS......;;;;
Yeah, I really don't know what happened with this character. I tried designing someone along the lines of "pastel punk" (which I don't think actually exists), and he turned into this... *u*; ORIGINALLY, HE HAD A SHIRT... but I thought he would look more like I'm imagining if he only wore a vest. >3> Yeah.
This dude's name is O. J., for now. He's a pop star/rapper along the vein of Nicki Minaj or Psy. So yeah, more of an entertainer and performer than a music artist, with a lot of his popularity coming from the ridiculousness (?) of his image. :M
I haven't thought of what his real name is yet, maybe something like Jun Oomiya because that'd be O. J. as his initials. HAHA, IDK... Also, I know he doesn't really look Japanese... BUT NEITHER DOES NEKU, OKAY, SO THERE.
As far as his personality, what I've got so far is that he's got a huge ego, and talks down to people in too loud a voice. I have no idea what his good qualities are, yet......;; CONFIDENCE, HE'S GOT THAT.
I want him to be a sarcastic (?) character, but yo my sarcasm is so bad that I don't think I can handle it. AHA... I also want him to sometimes break into spontaneous raps because that's cool right. ...but I can't rap, so....
I'm not sure about his weapon-y thing yet, but I'm guessing like a microphone or something. Idk.
There's some other stuff about him that I don't want to reveal, which is related to his price for playing the reapers game... SO I GUESS I'LL STOP HERE FOR NOW! This post feels so vague, aha;;;
I'll end this post with some other drawings I did of him when I was trying to get a handle on his design. :V
I drew these two at the same time, which is why they look so similar.
I wanted to see what he looked like without the vest. :M Idk, I didn't like the tank top on its own.
Some doodles I did to try to understand how I wanted to draw his body. :V Idk, he's not really pear shaped so much as Big Butt shaped. -u-
Noland is the next closest body typed character I have, so I drew him next to O.J. to make sure they didn't end up looking too similar. :m
OKAY YEP I'M GONNA GO EAT NOW! Thanks for viewing this slightly haphazardly-made post! :V
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!