Early Character Design along with why changes, if any, were made and the logic in all designs.
Assuming that isn't too much. :v
I'm all for the Bestiary
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I'm for either beastiary or duck-nemeans.
I'm going with the bestiary and the early designs.
I immediately noticed that 95% of everyone on the opposite side of every argument were complete idiots. After a while, however, I started to realise that 90% of everyone on my side of every argument were also idiots. Then I realised that statistically, that meant there is a 90% chance that I am an idiot. And now I don't post on the Bioware forums anymore.
THE INTERDOODLIUM (1)
RETURN OF THE INTERDOODLING AVENGER
That the third chapter, folks. There's definitely more trouble up ahead for the brothers... Stay tuned to find out just how much worse it gets!
But for now, have some entries from the game's bestiary. It's not very helpful, unfortunately...
More info about the game, including some old design sketches I managed to find, in the next Interdoodlium!
Well, now we all know what's happening when Gwydian actually defeats an imp onscreen for the first time.Other, smaller imp - 4%
THE INTERDOODLIUM (2)
NOW WE'RE INTERDOODLING WITH FIRE
Previous versions of the main characters!
Here's some scribbles I once did when I tried to come up with Sebastian and Gwydian, our two main protagonists! I knew what kind of role they would fulfill, but the exact design had a couple of changes. Of course, it might change still - at some point, I'm bound to get bored by poofy sleeves and yellow waistbands...
Most of these doodles were squeezed somewhere into the free space of other pages, so I re-drew some of them to avoid unleashing checkered paper on your poor eyes!
Here's Sebastian, both current and older. These two were my favorites. I wanted Sebastian to look like a stuck-up gentleman knight (even though he's none of that, only stuck-up). Since he was from an order called the Silver Knights, real armor would've been nice, but in the end, the allure of those poofy sleeves was just too strong. The sword turned from an ordinary straightsword into something more like a machete, which I believed was better for Sebastian's fast, dodge-happy style with its short-range slashes.
Also, Sebastian actually became right-handed in the end: sword right hand, punch left hand! Even with all the sprite flipping going on, I usually get that right, with some embarrassing exceptions. Why? Because characters on the battlescreen always stand right, and with Sebastian's sword stance, you would only see the sword tip if he were left-handed... I CANNOT ALLOW THIS
Gwydian had very few changes! At first, his fighting style was meant to be nothing but bodychecking dudes: he'd always run straight into his enemies, tackling them to pieces. Therefore, he wore spikes. Basically, imagine a cross between a football player, icehockey player, drunkard and Sloth from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga.
Then, he became a cross between pro wrestler, drunkard and 4th wall attendant (and still a bit of a football player).
More subtle changes were that you could actually see his eyes (more smugness!) and that he lost the symbol on his chest. The symbol still shows up - you can see it during the flash, when Gwydian's seal is released - but it's not as obvious now. Also, he hasn't gotten his crazy leg armor now. I thought Gwydian would be funnier, more primal and crazier without all that extra crap!
Here's some more versions of Sebastian. The one in the upper-left corner is an attempt to make Sebastian look more like a caster, while the one to the right emphasis the knight aspect (as well as a goatee). The one in the bottom-left is meant to mirror Aaron's outfit: they would both wear those huge cloaks and glasses. I hope there's an opportunity to use tiny black sunglasses at some point...
I decided against the one with the huge sword, even though it had POOFY PANTS. Ohmygod. POOFY PANTS. At least I could fulfill my cravings for poofy pants with other characters, as well as my need for huge swords, swirly lines on sleeves, and big glowy eyes.
Here's some doodles I scanned in; I didn't do much with them and they're not the greatest quality (and done with... ballpoint pen?!), but there's a huge amount of crazy faces and poses on there that I wanted to try. Some of them turned up in actual comic pages - maybe you can spot them.
Gonna extend the Interdoodlium for one more day; so chapters start again on Tuesday! I want to make a good and proper next episode of G.E.N.E.R.A.L.'s adventures.
I like the symbols in the bottom right of the second scan.
I sorta like the different designs you went through with Sebastian. It's always interesting seeing other examples of a character.
I mentioned theme music at one point for different characters. In my head-canon I've always sort of imagined Gwydian having music that sounds a bit like this.
I dunno how off or on-base that is, but it's always been what I've thought about when thinking about music for him.
. . . does anyone else look at the two farthest right symbols in the second pic, and get reminded of kingdom hearts? They look kinda like inverted versions of each other, like the Heartless/Nobody symbols were.
THE INTERDOODLIUM (3)
ONE FLEW OVER THE INTERDOODLER'S NEST
The continued saga of G.E.N.E.R.A.L.
LAST TIME, ON THE ADVENTURES OF G.E.N.E.R.A.L...
The plucky superhero dragon squad G.E.N.E.R.A.L. (Ginormous & Exceedingly Nasty Extreme Robot Assembly Lizards) is out to fight crime with their transforming robot! NOW, they want to stop the evil BEOWULF! But the General took their robot away, so they need a new one - but where from?
Fortunately, they have an IDEA...
MORE ADVENTURES OF G.E.N.E.R.A.L. IN THE NEXT INTERDOODLIUM!
USE ALL YOUR STAYING CAPABILITIES FOR BEING TUNED (stay tuned)!
Tomorrow: let's start the fourth chapter!
(sorry about the double post, the forum is behaving weirdly, i'll edit it ou when i can.)
Frankly he is.I thought Gwydian would be funnier, more primal and crazier without all that extra crap!
Just as sebastian work better without too much armor, it gives thim more of a swashbuckly impression, (the kind of protagonist that relies more on brains, charisma (or at least deception) and being quick on their feet, wich fit him rather nicely given hthe brother little decption of the first two chapters.
Some nice very designs though (like the one witht the funky pointy hat). You draw very well
(I do'nt know, i'd imagine Gwydian having somethign a bit.. well less elaborate. More brutal,I'd say.)I mentioned theme music at one point for different characters. In my head-canon I've always sort of imagined Gwydian having music that sounds a bit like this.
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...Gwydian with access to the Youtoobs. That would be a creepy sight. Fortunately, I'm pretty sure he can't access videos of sneezing pandas and pirated television shows if he can't access that song.
Legend of the Hunter - 151
In which the dragon soars through the sky
And backstabbers discuss motives
And sons face fathers
And the storm comes
Hello and welcome back to "Legend of the Hunter"! Last chapter, a great deal of new and old problems appeared for our protagonists: King Skal has great plans involving them, El Vendaval is in revenge-fueled pursuit, the Demon is regaining power, bartenders have it out for them, and to top it of, some crime lord with questionable recruiting techniques wants in on the fun as well.
Are they ever gonna get on that train? Just how bad is that idea? Will Esmeralda finally trust the brothers, and how many times will Gwydian ditch the team to get drunk THIS chapter? And how is anyone going to survive the demonic Storm Engine headed for them?
Only one way to know: here, and in future chapters of Legend of the Hunter.
CASTLE MANU. A proud fortress, once nothing but abandoned ruins. Today, it shines with arcane light, and rumor has it that countless fiends inhabit the monumental building.
Treasure hunters returned in horror. Real estate agents were repelled. And even the HIVE JOKERS, looking for new places to turn into their wickedly humorous COVES OF COMEDY, retreated with nary a chuckle.
All because of the current owner.
BOW BEFORE US, SERVANTS!
YOUR MASTER HAS RETURNED!
BRING US DELICACIES MADE WITH SLAVES' BLOOD!
CLEAN OUR ROBE OF THE UNSEEMLY TEARS OF THE DOWNTRODDEN!
And most importantly...
PREPARE THE MONEY THRONE!
...if anyone were here, that is.
Seriously. What does a terrifying warlord have to do to maintain a presence in his own house?
We're gone for a few days, and they think they can slack off!
How are we supposed to re-think our alliances like that?!
YOU! YOU THERE!
Don't think we can't see you!
You're a discourse demon, aren't you? You can talk!
So explain yourself!
Why is our strategy room NOT prepared?
So to say
With utmost certainty
...WE'RE DONE BEING YOUR SLAVES!
WE'RE DEMONS! MERCILESS TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION!
You can't boss us around forever!
GET HIM GUYS
And then, A WIDE VARIETY OF OBSTREPEROUS SUBORDINATES throws itself at the mighty Beastmage Beowulf! The giant hall is suddenly filled to the brim with angry demon, flung MAGE-WARDS. Unable to leave, the demons desperately resorted to an ambush to take down their master!
Oh boy. Insurrection.
Didn't have one of those for a while.
Danger Joe...Definitely remembering that one for the next Interdoodlium.
There's really only one thing to do here...
Give 'em a dose of ultimate destruction, BM!
Beowulf> Be able to boss them around forever. Easily.
>Remind them just who carries the Ultimate Weapon around here.
>Wipe the floor with them. In some cases literally.
I would be delighted if I could just scrap this account and make a new one that doesn't have a stupid name. Sadly, there's a rule specifically stating I cannot. I could be happier about that.
Beowulf: suddenly forget where youve seen that green demon before