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Creating Believable Worlds
Here’s a list of things that you should think about when creating a new world/society for a story concept. They aren’t in any order. This is more of my college wisdom by the way.
1. The Time Period
Especially for a human society on Earth. Do your characters live in medieval times? Elizabethan times? Prehistoric times? This will greatly affect many aspects of the characters in the story, such as their clothing, posture, vocabulary (I mean really you’re not going to hear the word “dude” come out of a French aristocrat), rituals, law enforcement, etc. Do your research.
If your characters live in the present day, invest in a fashion magazine and a hairstyle magazine and try to keep up with the latest clothing trends.
2. The World’s Geography
Making a map of your world might help, especially if you’re intending on writing a story that involves a character going on an epic adventure that takes them all around the world. Of course you won’
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Literature
How to Make a Great Story
I was going to make this into a Youtube vid but it’s such a long-winded speech and a lot of the time my dad is in the room right next to me (darn dad working at home now). Besides, in text form, I can’t mispronounce things and you can refer back to this information.
So suppose you’re a person who wants to make an epic story for people to remember for generations to come (be it for a movie, book, game or whatever), like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Seems easy, but to tell the truth it’s much easier said than done.
How do you do it? More importantly……Where do you start?
Step 1: The Idea
Well the best place to start would be the beginning, with an idea. I suggest you come up with LOTS of ideas, rather than just one, because there’s a rather high chance some of those ideas will be either:
   1. Crap
   2. Already done a million times by other people
It’s true. Great minds do think alike, and if you keep c
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Literature
Character Design Tips
I decided to make this to test what I really knew about good visual character design, and also to help others who were stuggling with this subject. There's a lot to consider when designing a character for illustration, film or television, but hopefully by the end of this tutorial, it will all come second-nature to you.
A good way to start thinking critically about character design is by analyzing existing characters created in the industry. I call this a "character analysis". Look at every aspect of a character's design. The shapes, the eyes, the colours, the posture, the texture. Each element in a character's design is chosen with a simple purpose in mind - to visually introduce the audience to the character. Ask "why did they do that?", "what was the reason for that aspect of the design?". You see, every decision made in the design process sends a subtle message to the viewer, and understanding symbolism in character design can allow you to create memorable and instantly recognizable
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The Simple Character Creator Formula
This is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (http://spaztique.tumblr.com/), but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (http://walfasstationwagon.deviantart.com/gallery/41877816), is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag
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Howdy! This is my first journal entry and this journal will focus primarily on storytelling, characters, and other elements of writing and art I find fascinating or am working on.

Making this description for one of my characters was rather tedious, as I have to account for the fact that I may want to change her design in the future. But for now I feel satisfied with how I’ve handled her so far, thanks to tips and advice I got here on Deviantart and Youtube on writing three-dimensional characters and making memorable designs that revolve around personality and background. More characters are definitely to come in the future and I’m very excited for what I am planning.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
Nova Nightwood
Age: 25 Elven Years (175)
Female
Long, mint green hair that resembles the wave and curve of flames and piercing green eyes. Her hair does not conceal  her ears which were pointed but the tips were cut off  when she was banished from elven society. She wears a blue ambassador coat with one sleeve burned off and the other torn and missing a patch. The Mark of the Green Phoenixes, a gang of her own creation, is printed all over her back, hidden underneath a simple grey tank-top with a darker grey star and two stripe design. Dark blue jeans and black leather knee-high boots complete her appearance.

(Strength + Weakness x Which is stronger)
Wisdom/ ability to make logical decisions + Easy to hold grudges ie resentment
Which is stronger?
Wisdom.
Trust is a very sensitive subject for Nova. Having spent years of shame from being manipulated by someone she trusted, she is more likely to get upset from even the smallest of betrayals. In certain cases, Nova will use her own wisdom and powers to get something done if she feels she can minimize the risk of failure or do the job better. She is not a fool, however, as she does realize the importance of trusting her gang and inner circle and believing in their strengths

I understand there are some things that others won’t be able to understand at first but nonetheless I’m interested in feedback, advice, criticisms, etc. Art of this character is coming soon.
Seawing vs Great White
This was kind of a rushed watercolor painting (i did it for someone’s bday since they are huge fans of the Wings of Fire series) but overall I don’t think it’s too bad. Watercolor mixed with brush inking and dip pen inking for the finer details. Btw the shark I don’t believe is in the series, it was just an extra touch.
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Natsuki Sketch
Nothing really much to say, just a loose study sketch of one of the waifus from Doki Doki Literature Club!
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OC Sketches (KYRA NIGHTINGALE)
Howdy!
This is my first post here on DeviantArt and I hope to get useful feedback along my journey as an artist. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee a constant schedule or rate at which I post, but I will try to provide as much as possible.
Anyways, here is a group of sketches for one of my OC’s. More will be done about her and other OC’s in the future, such as character/personality traits, powers, etc. Feel free to leave comments, criticisms, suggestions, tips, etc.
Enjoy!
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Howdy! This is my first journal entry and this journal will focus primarily on storytelling, characters, and other elements of writing and art I find fascinating or am working on.

Making this description for one of my characters was rather tedious, as I have to account for the fact that I may want to change her design in the future. But for now I feel satisfied with how I’ve handled her so far, thanks to tips and advice I got here on Deviantart and Youtube on writing three-dimensional characters and making memorable designs that revolve around personality and background. More characters are definitely to come in the future and I’m very excited for what I am planning.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
Nova Nightwood
Age: 25 Elven Years (175)
Female
Long, mint green hair that resembles the wave and curve of flames and piercing green eyes. Her hair does not conceal  her ears which were pointed but the tips were cut off  when she was banished from elven society. She wears a blue ambassador coat with one sleeve burned off and the other torn and missing a patch. The Mark of the Green Phoenixes, a gang of her own creation, is printed all over her back, hidden underneath a simple grey tank-top with a darker grey star and two stripe design. Dark blue jeans and black leather knee-high boots complete her appearance.

(Strength + Weakness x Which is stronger)
Wisdom/ ability to make logical decisions + Easy to hold grudges ie resentment
Which is stronger?
Wisdom.
Trust is a very sensitive subject for Nova. Having spent years of shame from being manipulated by someone she trusted, she is more likely to get upset from even the smallest of betrayals. In certain cases, Nova will use her own wisdom and powers to get something done if she feels she can minimize the risk of failure or do the job better. She is not a fool, however, as she does realize the importance of trusting her gang and inner circle and believing in their strengths

I understand there are some things that others won’t be able to understand at first but nonetheless I’m interested in feedback, advice, criticisms, etc. Art of this character is coming soon.

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Thank you for the watch! Nice to meet you :)
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