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: Jessica Marron, Ed Sheeran lookalike, Cool guy with cornrow ponytail. (I'll put their real names up eventually. xD;)
*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, it's been a while...! I'm really behind on posting art from my tumblr to theO... orz And since I can only do 10 pictures per post, here's the 10 most recent things I've drawn. :M You can scroll through the weird place that is tumblr if you're interested in seeing my other doodles and things I haven't posted since my last art dump thing. c:
Also, I also hope these art dumps aren't getting on anyone's nerves, for some reason... If you have an idea of how I can post my sketches and unfinished drawings that would be more appealing to you, just tell me! *u*;
Idk how easy it is to see, but the top (visible) hand is Noland's hand, and the one underneath it is Prue's (not that I gave any indication that it was hers;;;)
I worry for Prue, for a couple reasons: 1) I FEAR SHE'S SLOWLY TURNING INTO A CONVOLUTED SELF INSERT... Sometimes I just want to smoosh Noland's face. So I draw Prue smooshing his face. This is not the first time this has happened.
2) Her personality is really kind of vague... I have a Charahub profile of her with her personality, and it makes sense in theory... but I have trouble thinking through things like I want her to, and have trouble writing what her speech should sound like. ;0; Sometimes I want her to sound articulate and intelligent, but then she comes off too much like Stefan; and then I want her to be sharp with some casualness, but then she comes off kind of similar to Chrystal (???). IDK, I WANT HER TO BE SOMEONE WHO SEEMS RESPECTABLE, BUT NOT ASKING FOR RESPECT LIKE STEFAN IS!! Her similarity with Stefan is my main issue, here, really. orz
I like how this whole paragraph is about Prue, even though the picture is of Noland. NOLAND IS A MARSHMALLOW. THE END.
Barnaby (from Tiger and Bunny)'s birthday was on Halloween, so I drew this. ...Yeah.
I've started doing sketches with the brush tool on SAI, which is actually quite a bit of fun. *u*
So yeah. Prue. Despite my previous worries regarding her, there are some good things that I'm figuring out about her. I figured out some time ago what kind of face shape to give her! :D I'd been drawing her with the same face shape as Stefan, which kind of bothered me because she was just being too similar to Stefan. (In fact, in her very early designs, she used to wear a suit..... HM.... but she had blonde hair, back then.) I'm also starting to understand her fashion sense a bit more. I haven't really given her any variation in her pants, so far, but she seems to like wearing long, almost dress length shirts; and scarves/turtlenecks/things covering her neck. Still kind of experimenting with her clothes, though.
I WANTED TO PRACTICE DRAWING BACKS, but mostly I wanted to draw Gabe in stupid shorts, I'm sorry.
Backs are hard to draw.
I'll try to limit the pointless fanservice. 8D;
I wanted to draw some blushy Nolands. 8D
but I mean, when don't I draw that
These were actually going to be sort-of responses to comments I've gotten before, about Noland. Out of my characters, I think Noland would be the one to most appreciate the nice comments about him that some people online give. xD
Noland's hair has gotten so fluffy, these days. I think I've gotten a pretty good handle on it, though. I STILL HAVE YET TO TRY AND INK IT, HOWEVER... I'm really iffy about inking Noland's hair, because it almost never looked right, before. ;u;
HAVEN'T STEGABE'D IN A WHILE.... *u* I've kinda been in a drawing rut of sorts and just doing doodles and stuff, but I feel like I'm getting some motivation back. :D I'm also pretty happy with how this came out... I always have trouble drawing cheek kisses, and I don't know why!!! The lips in kisses are just difficult to draw, in general. :T Lips are kind of like pillows in that they're smooshy (?), but it's hard for me to portray that pillow-y ness in a drawing. orz
I used this as a sort of ref for Gabe's head and nose, but kind of ended up winging it somewhere along the way. :V;;
One of my alternative ideas for O. J.'s outfit when I was designing him was a big, fluffy jacket. I ended up not going with this outfit as his official design because I wanted his arms and tattoos to be visible, but I thought it would make a nice alternative outfit. :^D
YOU THOUGHT THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE STEGABE PICTURE IN THIS POST.
I really enjoy drawing Gabe being embarrassed. :,V He's so cocky all the time, it's kind of a nice change of pace. Stefan's cocky, too, but he's a different kind of cocky. :m ...I'm saying this, as if I don't draw bashful Gabe very often. I probably have posted several pictures of him being bashful.....
There will be a nice moment of Bashful Gabe coming up in this, as well. IF I EVER GET AROUND TO SCANNING THE DANG PAGES. SOMEONE! REMIND ME! TO DO THAT! ;U;
I'm not sure when the next time I'll have a finished picture up because I kind of forget whether or not I've been working on anything.... MEH. I haven't done a traditional pic in so long, either... ""orz I WANT TO DO STUFF, BUT...
Anyway, see y'all around! I might've come up with a title for the ~*~fashion world~*~, so I'll try to create that when I can.
Thanks for reading my stupidly long posts! ;3;
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!
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 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!!