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, Lafayette, 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!
For Christmas, I made a couple 3 inch by 5 inch drawings for my friends. :V I meant to post these last week when I finished them, but then I forgot... so I guess I'll just stick them in a doodle dump with some other stuff. *u*b
(^this one was for keyblademewkasa, btw. 8^D /pointless mention)
Idk what to say about these individually, really... overall, they were a lot of help with practicing coloring! *U*b Though it turns out 3x5 is actually very small, when printed. Idk why I thought they would be larger, when I went to print them... BUT WELL, now I know to make them bigger, next time. :^D
I felt bad for making the Dean Johnson drawing for one of my friends, because it was just of my OC... I was running out of time before break, and my characters are the fastest for me to draw. She likes Dean, though, so she was pretty happy with it in the end. -u-b
Some Noland head that came out pretty decent. Noland has such an afro, idk what happened with his design. :I ALL OF MY CHARACTERS GET PUFFY HAIR, EVENTUALLY... It's weird for me to think that I've only had him for a year and a half, though! I feel like he's been around a long time.
Sometimes, I want to draw out chapters from Teach Me Something Good so I can draw NOLAND IN ACCTION (??) and not just as a silent fretful dude. But DIALOGUE! DIALOGUE TAKES SO LONG TO WRITE OUT!! And then I'd have to figure out how to panel all those pieces of dialogue, and then I'd have to draw all those panels, and then and then and then... I felt like that SteGabe comic I did this year was a big ordeal, but it was actually a relatively simple comic to plan out and draw. Doing chapters from TMSG would be like 30+ pages to draw, and with more backgrounds and scene changes.... guhghgh. orz Idk how professional comic people can do this. WEH. ;m;
...and there's my mini blab about how distressing comics can be.
I felt like drawing O. J., one day, so I drew him. My sketchbook is only big enough for me to comfortably draw people in full body when they're sitting down... but if I get a bigger sketchbook, then everything gets distorted b/c of the angle I draw at. :I HGBLAGH.
SEE? ALWAYS SITTING.
But yeah, I wanted to draw Noland and Prue being cute butts. I'm slowly figuring stuff out about Prue, as far as her backstory and personality go. Something about being a 3rd wheel all her life or something, idk. (i-it sounds lame when I put it like that, but.......;;;)
I blabbed a whole ton to Michka about Noland and Prue's relationship, so MAYBE ONE DAY... I'LL MAKE A COMPREHENSIVE POST ABOUT THEM.... I've said that before, and I still haven't done it. I just want to make like PICTURE DIAGRAMS (??) or something to go along with it, because just words on their own is too boring. :I
Anyway, yeah. I started inking this, but I only got as far as this at the moment:
I'm kind of excited to color, but a little worried... I'm using a canvas size that equates to 11 x 17 inches, so WHO KNOWS WHAT'LL HAPPEN... I'm mainly worried about the program crashing while I work on the drawing. orz
O. J. again. I'm not used to seeing him in what's supposed to be his "normal clothing," so... yeah, drew this to familiarize myself or something. I changed his color scheme from pastel clothing to brighter, more saturated colors because WHY NOT. Idk, the pastel just wasn't working for me. It made him look to washed out and kinda dead. orz SO BRIGHT COLORS IT IS!
Blagh. Idk what else to say. GOTTA WORK ON SS STUFF, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DOOOOOO.......
YO. It's me, back with another dump of drawings and stuff from the past week or so. 8D Since I've been going through a Gabe crisis these past couple weeks, I decided to draw a lot of him until I understood how to draw him again. And now I do! So that's good. I probably forgot how to draw everyone else, though... -u-
Anyway, yeah. Stuff.
This is one of the characters in Nerdy and Jock. His name is Matthew Brodney III, but pretty much everyone calls him Brodney. Jack sometimes calls him Matt. He's briefly appeared in a couple of the strips, like the ones here and here.
LET ME TELL YOU, BRO, THIS DUDE IS ONE SWELL GUY. I actually really like Brodney a lot because he's just... JUST... SUCH A PURE SOUL...!! EVERYONE LOVES BRODNEY IN NERDY AND JOCK BECAUSE HE'S SUCH A TRUE FRIEND TO EVERYONE...
Sometime I want to make a big long post about all the Nerdy and Jock characters. There are quite a few! Brodney and Dmitri are two characters in particular who I think would be fun to talk about. But I guess I should actually just make Nerdy and Jock strips with all the characters in them, instead of FANTASIZE ABOUT MY CHARACTERS ALL THE TIME WITHOUT ACTUALLY DOING ANYTHING.
Someday, I'll sit down and do a bunch of Nerdy and Jock strips and introduce all the characters to y'all. Someday.
Sketchin' Gabe to get back into the habit of drawing him. :V I think I just needed to draw his muscles more round-y and less jagged-y than I had been, as far as his body shape goes. Yeah.
I took an old sketch of Noland and colored it for coloring practice. :^D I've been working with soft shading these days! I can do it pretty simply without much trouble, but I haven't really gotten a grasp on blending colors and all that fancy jazz. Oh well, this works for me for the time being.
This is also like the only picture of Noland where I actually like how I colored his hair. o____o IT WAS QUITE SHOCKING, FOR ME....
Aaaa lack of shirt, aaaa. /obligatory shock
I mean, he's wearing pants, so... IT'S NOT TOO BAD FOR Y'ALL, IS IT...?
I actually changed some things in the original sketch of this because the more I stared at this version, the less I liked it... For the most part, Gabe looks pretty decent here. His head's a little bigger than it's supposed to be, though.
I drew this because I was thinking about how if Gabe had an instagram or whatever, it'd probably just be a bunch of shirtless selfies of himself. Not that this is a selfie or anything, but yeah. Shirtless.
I took a doodle I did on paper and lined it to see if I still knew how to do line art with the pen tool in SAI. >:V The line art came out pretty decent, but I've decided that I should consistently start doing cell shading with solid line art, and soft shading with brush tool line art/sketch "line art". Idk, soft shading just looks kinda funky with this bold, solid line art. YEAH! 8D
This was technically a Christmas present for one of my friends because she likes Stefan and Gabe, but it's also... kinda... for me, because.... SteGabe......
I had a lot of fun drawing it, haha. 8D Kinda don't like how Stefan's face came out, but GABE! HE CAME OUT PRETTY NICE HERE! Since I had been having trouble with his hair, I was considering changing his hairstyle to look like the shorter hairstyle he gets when he's older... but when I finished this, I was like "NAH, THIS LAME DUDE'S GONNA KEEP HIS STUPID HAIR BECAUSE IT'S JUST HOW HIS HAIR IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK."
The worries and troubles I go through for the sake of your hair, Gabe....
I remember the days I felt embarrassed for posting Stefan and Gabe fluff. Those days, clearly, are no more.
Anyway, yeah, here's some corny romance with these two dudes. I've been drawing Stefan as pretty romantic these days. :V I think it's probably to make up for the times I had drawn him being aversive toward Gabe from like... 2010 to 2012. Stefan isn't very keen on PDA and would probably scold Gabe if he tries to be too lovey-dovey in public places... But idk, in private I think Stefan would be all about that kanoodling life.
/what is this description
Aaaaand... yep. HAPPY ALMOST WINTER BREAK FOR ME!! 8D Next Wednesday, I'll be done with classes. WOO.
I'm participating in some Character Drawcember challenge that's going on on tumblr, so here's the stuff I drew for this past week! :M I didn't draw everything that was requred, but oh well.
WEEK ONE (Dec 1-7)
I chose Noland for this, even though he's not really a true protagonist. :V
And these are the buttlong footnotes I included:
I’m not really sure if Noland’s a protagonist because his story doesn’t really have a hero or enemy or anything like that, but he is the main character of the story about him and Chrystal, called Teach Me Something Good. I wanted to split the main character role between him and Chrystal evenly, but… I’m just… I don’t know what to do with high school characters. orz Right now, I want at least a 60%-40% split between Noland and Chrystal, as far as the main character role goes. Not that I even do anything with these characters because I don’t WRITE OR DRAW COMICS OFTEN ENOUGH GAH.
BUT YEP. Noland Strong. That one puffy-haired blushy English teacher dude that I always draw. I’m not too sure how popular these kinds of characters are, but I’m usually pretty interested in these sort of delicate male characters. I don’t think he’s a particularly “weak” male character, but he’s much more focused on his emotions and personal things than… idk, a guy character like Gabe, for instance. And then in contrast, Prue is someone who doesn’t often focus on her own emotions and own experiences. In some ways, I’m aiming for a sort of gender role reversal when it comes to Noland and Prue as characters; but at the same time, it’s supposed to be subtle and natural, rather than be a jarring opposite characterization. (? idk. I’m usually not very successful in my attempts at BEING A COOL CHARACTER PERSON, but there you go.)
Noland’s storyline in Teach Me Something Good is something like his difficulty coping with an adult lifestyle, and difficulty understanding/handling the boundaries between childhood and adulthood—most of this shown through his friendship with Chrystal. Even though it takes place in 2013 (when he’s 33 years old), there’s also a lot of reference to his college life and relationship with Stefan. I intend to use Noland as a “coming of age” character in Teach Me Something Good, even though he’s already technically an adult.
There’s actually a separate story that comes afterTeach Me Something Good that I haven’t named, which is about Noland and Prue. After Teach Me Something Good (which takes place over the span of Chrystal’s senior year in high school), Noland more or less stops being the protagonist, and the point of view then switches to Prue. This story would also expand a little bit on Noland’s childhood in Georgia, but it would be heard from Prue’s perspective when said by Noland. Or something like that.
And yep. By the way, I hate drawing legs. WILL I KEEP DOING FULL BODY SKETCHES FOR THIS DRAWCEMBER THING? STAY TUNED AND FIND OUT.
…an old character you don’t use anymore, and then redesign them.
I didn't have time to do an antagonist, but since Falorin is both an old character and an antagonist, I guess she counts for both. :^D; Might still try to do the antagonist drawing I wanted, though!
And the footnotes (I'm calling Falorin "he" in these because I wasn't too sure about the gender change at that point. I also mentioned some of this in the drawing I posted of her, too. xD;):
CRAZY POSE! This might have to count as my “antagonist” drawing, too, if I don’t get around to drawing it. :V
Anyway, this is my old character, Falorin Halloway. I have an old profile of his here. For Falorin’s new outfit, I wanted to do something less Fire Emblem-y, so I googled 16th century clothing for inspiration or whatever. The only thing that came out 16th century-ish is the collar, but… OH WELL…
I used to draw Falorin for a story I had called My Dear Princess, which was a Fire Emblem-esque fantasy about a princess, her servant, their friends/group of fighters, and the mystery surrounding the emergence of a new country from nowhere. (??? Idk, it never made much sense to me, either.)
Falorin here was the antagonist of the story, and the prince of the “mysterious new country” called Endergia, The Phantom Country. Faloring was really one of the only characters I liked from that story… Just everything surrounding him and his country was really cool, to me! *U* He and his country were summoned by someone (??? SUMMONED FROM THE ~*~DARKNESS~*~ OR SOMETHING), so Falorin literally doesn’t have a past. He’s just. POOF. He’s there, and he’s “born” knowing he’s the prince/ruler of this new. But what’s interesting about his country is that it can only be populated by ghosts (??? idk why, that’s just… yeah, this story has a lot of holes), so he spends a lot of time going around and killing people to “recruit ghosts” into his country.
Okay, so killing people isn’t really interesting. But anyway, because Falorin can talk to and see ghosts, he can’t conceptualize death in any way besides “dead = person ‘lives’ in Endergia.” He gets the idea that he’s doing something that makes people upset, but he can’t grasp the full weight of his actions. He’s also poor at empathizing, but knows how to mimic behaviors/act in order to appear to have a certain disposition. Yeah. his natural disposition is extremely apathetic.
I feel like I’m not saying anything of value, here, so I’ll just stop. xD; I’M SORRY I’M SO DISORGANIZED…
Also, I’m strangely tempted to make Falorin a girl. Hm, hm… hm.
Finish one of these into a full-color piece.
I posted that here! 8D Yep.
Well, that's what I've done for week 1 of Drawcember. Hopefully I can get some of the week 2 stuff done in between my finals stuff. ;u;/
I... mostly did these because I wanted to
draw Gabe in stupid swim shorts PRACTICE DRAWING GABE'S BODILY PROPORTIONS.... and then I threw some other people in there for the sake of a fun swimsuit time. :^D
I DON'T REALLY MENTION IT, but Kasey and Gabe are actually total bros! 8D Or bro and sis. Or besties. IDK, I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO SAY BESTIES, SO I WENT WITH BROS EVEN THOUGH KASEY'S A GIRL. They like to geek out over hot celebs and sing trashy pop music together. (???) Yeah, idk.
I actually have a comic idea about Jo, Gabe, and Kasey living together when they first move to France, and how Kasey and Gabe become friends. Gabe's actually a pretty big butthole in that story, but I think it'd be an interesting thing for me to draw, someday. :V
Kasey always wears fun clothes. I should design stuff for her more often. :m
I have no idea what this dialogue is, or even how I was supposed to write it. I-I DON'T REALLY TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE. HOW IS IT DONE? WHAT IS CONSIDERED ETHICAL AND UNETHICAL? ENLIGHTEN ME.....
As Kasey and Gabe are pretty close, Stefan and Jo are actually decent friends, as well. He considers her more or less the most level headed person out of the OFAV group, excluding maybe Dean. Jo was actually the one who got Kasey and Gabe their jobs with Tomato and Stefan, by the way. :^D
Idk how to draw Jo's face anymore. -u-b And I don't really have anything else to say about this doodle. Meh. :^D
I MEAN, WHY NOT DRAW NOLAND IN STUPID SHORTS, TOO... Aha, yeah. While I do think Gabe would seriously wear stupidly short swim shorts, Noland would probably wear knee-ish length swim trunks and some sort of swim shirt or jacket. (Do swimming jackets exist? ...??? Idk.)
On a side note, Prue is so hard for me to draw without thinking of her as secretly Stefan...!!! ;m; I do have some fairly concrete differences between them in that she's 100x more honest/open than Stefan, and is far less cynical. But they both have this cold, intellectual air to them that I don't really know what to do with. (Not that it's even noticeable in the above doodle, but;;;) I guess Stefan's coldness is more or less intentionally put up on his own will, while Prue's coldness is something she doesn't really realize she's doing. Idk. I'LL FIGURE THIS CHICK OUT, ONE DAY.
You may have noticed that I degraded into my usual draw-one-eye-only syndrome. IT'S JUST... TOO HARD TO DRAW TWO EYES AND KEEP THE EXPRESSION I WANT AT THE SAME TIME. ;U;
So yeah. Happy almost winter break, guys! Hang in there, yo. ;o
Hey, guys! Happy couple days after thanksgiving, for you American people! :^D And happy Sunday for everyone else, I guess. It's weekly-ish sketch and stuff dump time! 8D
I'm still going through a Gabe crisis. Idk what's up with his face, it just all feels all off balance. ;u; I think I've been drawing his chin too big, or something. I had that problem last year, too... so maybe if I work on fixing his chin, everything else will be okay. -u-;
Stefan thinks he's so cool, and he's so wrong.
TRYING TO PRACTICE GABE'S HAIR! I figured out some stuff on how to draw his normal hairstyle, which is good... and then I drew him in his short hairstyle, because why not. I sometimes feel bad for Gabe, because the short hairstyle is probably what I was actually going for when I first designed him, but just didn't know how to draw it. And now he's stuck with this hilarious spiky-fwoosh hairstyle, instead. OH WELL, GABE, OH WELL...
There are times when I actually like Gabe's hairstyle, but now is not one of those times. :V
I haven't drawn Noland in a while, so here's a doodle thing. Noland sometimes reads during his lunch break. :m I also kind of imagine the high school he works at to look like my high school, because it's the only high school I know. -u-b Fun Fact!: Don't smoke on school grounds, Noland, it's against the rules.
/not actually a fun fact
I always want to do a full drawing of Noland, but every time I start one, I end up hating it. orz Noland is really fun for me to doodle, but doing detailed drawings of him just doesn't work for me. ;u;
My sis bought the new Smash Bros game, so I got to play that this weekend. *u* Little Mac is really fun to play
(a-and I just think muscle boys in shorts are cool, okay), but his recovery is SO BAD HHGHH. Horrible. I try to avoid edges as much as possible with Mac. orz
I feel like I draw his face cuter than it is in the game, though. Nintendo gave him like the WACKIEST EXPRESSIONS POSSIBLE... OR SOMETHING.
Still sad that Roy's not back in the game, though I knew they wouldn't bring him back. "orz ROY... MY BOY... IF THEY'RE BRINGING BACK MEWTWO AS DLC, THEY SHOULD DO THE SAME FOR ROY AAAAAGHGHGHDKLSKFJAF yeah.
...SO YEAH, gotta go do work now. Thanks for reading, bro! :V