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 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!!
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;;;