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ATR Reference Compilation. by Endling ATR Reference Compilation. by Endling
I'm not entering ATR. :|

All right! Now that we have that cleared up. XD While thrashing about in the throes of art rut over the past few weeks, I decided on a lark to create some reference material for the characters I would have used if I were entering the Artists at the Ready tournament. (Seen here: :iconthereal-oct:)

This quickly got out of hand, and you see the result here. (And in the previous faux teaser I uploaded a bit before this.) But hey, art is art so why let it go to waste, eh?

It's a bit of a challenge creating ref sheets for characters who already have them, without sounding like you're telling simply the same information over and over again. And if you are, making it at least entertaining. Though one of these days I think I should make some sort of proper introduction for Oliver since he's never really been fully explained.

Some last minute details that didn't make it in:

Ree is from a story of the same name, no, it has not been released/published. Her song is "Ohne Zuschlag" by Din Stalker. She is a young girl possessed by hell itself and, in the ATR universe, would more than likely be mortified knowing that there are so many other characters in the 'young girl + demons' vein that she'd likely be begging me not to write a story about her.

Oliver is from no story, to clear that up once and for all. He was created for an OCT that never ended up happening. Now he is an orphaned character looking for a home with what is possibly the most frightening puppy dog expression a human being could make. (Yes, he's human.) His song is.. hell I dunno. Vindaloo? Look it up on youtube. XD

Rigg is from an old, old old storyline of mine entitled Jaoh or City of Jaoh. It never got too far along the lines, seeing as how futuristic stories aren't entirely my cup of tea, but he was a good character I enjoyed very much, and would definitely like to show more of him, his companion the Bug, and their buxom overseer, the Psycher Victoria. His song is the Hell's Laboratory theme from FF6. Haha.

Anyway. Back to work.

Ree W, Oliver A, Rigg `Endling
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LonelyTear-T-T Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great haracter concepts.. how do you usualy aproach to making your characters?
MagravineFlameheart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
If Oliver go against Ree, he'll go into a permanent coma from the fourth legion of hell. I mean, one sane person is okay or a circus tent full of sane person. But you never know if a resident of hell only carry his mind alone or if he has a few screws looser than the psychopath looking in. Might survive one encounter but I don't think so with a fourth of hell where their job is break your mind, rebuild it and break it again only to rinse and repeat over and over until the end of existence it self.
OtachiKaiju68 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Pretty cool Character Reference Sheet!! :)
RifTheBit Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Awesomeness  :la: 
Cellsai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your character reference sheets have always amazed me. They're so stylish and give great information on the characters.
PrinceCheese Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Wow your art and Your characters are so incredible! Would you mind if I referenced this format for the character intro sheets I'm making?
lespaint Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Wow! Great job!!!!!!
Lempika-thebluegirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ree is super cute, I fell in love <33333
Ashleyatiger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
quite detailed:)
I was wondering who that Ree lass was now i get abit more of an idea as to who she is:)
another super powered little girl indeed XD
..... this site is confusing but i think i wish to "follow" you
Ramonerdna Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
lilbabyree Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I remember seeing these long ago, just when I started to figure out what the heck DeviantART was!
lol And this still looks epic!!! I LOVE this!!
narutoxgeek Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Are you gonna enter AATR3? (Seen here::iconartists-at-the-ready:)
Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a lovely character sheet! I love how original and dynamic your characters are, and the sheet displays their personalities very well. I particularly like the overall layout, and the questions at the bottom.

May I perhaps take a leaf out of your book and have a similar layout for a character sheet of my own? The overall skeleton of the ref is what I am talking about, and where everything is blocked in. :)
Eggabeg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish to learn Rexese.
srrambo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
AWESOOOME good work man this is fantastick
Phatmouse09 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I looked up Vindaloo on youtube and now I'm in even more love with Oliver than ever! (wait... so Oliver is English? somehow fitting)

Funny story how I found oliver/endling: I had a dream with a creepy guy in it and when I described him to a friend of mine he showed me Oliver's stat sheet. I was like OHMYFRICKENGODTHISGUYISSOCLOSETOMYDREAM IT IS CRAZZZY! (although he's not quite like my top-hat-wearing apparition of an imaginary "friend")
Chiichiichan94 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kurokamen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really love their back stories. Really shows how much time you spent in them.
redmoonx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Ree is cool.
literaryguy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What exactly can Oliver do?
KannaLemmier Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
shes 5'2 and weighs 102lbs?!? is she like dying?
PooLinG-WaTeRs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know what? even though Ree isn't the only girl/demon combo i still find her very unique and by far the most interesting i have come across. Most people only get as far as being dark and awesome but you add a layer of comedy and personality to those little demons...
i like it. A lot. :iconheeplz:
kieoko Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oliver is badass.
foxkid7777 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love oliver,he reminds me of an old character;Bob, i never rlly gave attention to............need to find him again...
EAWebbing Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
My mind is blown.
I know I probably make a bigger deal out of artwork like this than I should, but still. :)
The uniqueness and personality you put into your characters simply bring them to life! Their whole concept(I mean storyline, personalities, abilities) wouldn't be possible in the real life, yet... the way you present them make them so gosh durn realistic! Simply amazing! ^_^
The problem with me and OCs is that I'm stuck in a rut at the point where all my OCs seem to be little clones of eachother. I mean, they're noticeably different, but they just seem like copies at the same time, you know? However, I've noticed that each of your characters is just so different from one another. Which is a very good thing! Because even in real life, people are totally different from one another, and your ability to separate personalities without making each character seem like a direct reflection off one another really shows in your OC artwork! Now I feel like I'm not making very much sense... xD
Also, one more thing:
The dialogue! I also have a problem with dialogue. I actually kind of envy your ability to give each character such a unique voice. As I was reading their responses to the interview thing, it's like I could practically hear each character's own voice.
Great job, with everything!

oh hey tl;dr OTL
eel-feel-ill Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
What I would give to draw like you...probably a moderate monthly fee for art lessons, I guess.
seekandfind Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
You should put your characters in an anime.
Daniloolinad Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i luv ree!

oliver is the best!

rigg = badass!!!
AerikCJE Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I have a request to make - since DevART's gone through so many changes since this image was uploaded, this image's been resized so that we can barely make out the text unless our computer has a massive moniter. Could you give us a download option so we might see it in it's original full size please please pleeaaaseee??
Pattingtons Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Rigg is cute.
DeadAvenged Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason I always imagine that scince Oliver dosent exist he would be Ree's concience, of course he would be the evil side and the good side at the same time, often debating with himself over what she should do
psycho23 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome!

Love Oliver! :D
nedivory Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I LOVE your style!
cyrad Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Gah...I can't read it because of dA's new version doesn't zoom out completely.
Shadoritos Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student General Artist
Oliver has an awesome hat :la:
EmCaCo Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
This image looks so interesting; alas, it seems to be suffering from Deviantart's fullview browser-resizing-thing. :C
I'm sorry to bother you over something you did so long ago, but there's no way I can read it or even get a good look at it, which...defeats the whole point of the browser-resizing. XD Would you mind enabling download? (If you'd rather not, je comprends!)
midhifush Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
amazing! I really think your character ideas are just so cooool!!!!!!
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
You've really managed to flesh out these characters well in the way that you can get inside their head, think what they think, speak as they speak. I'm quite jealous of that because I haven't managed to give any of my OC's any personality. I think I liked reading Ree's the most because to me her story was fleshed out the best and there's something endearing about a normal innocent girl who just happens to have a chip the size of hell on her shoulders. But why in the world does Oliver have such tiny feet?
tamkittyxyz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I love your reference sheets... they always give new insights into the character...
Seriously, I learned new stuff tonight.
Also, I noticed your art style changes slightly for each project you do, and each subject you cover. Is this on purpose, or do you just shift wityhout realizing it? I did notice that you changed the way these character's faces look slightly, and personally I like this way better, though the diffence between how you used to draw them isn't vast I love them both.
ReiKoritsu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I LOVE Oliver <3
ChibiMaster12 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oliver is awesome..but his smile scares the CRAP outta me X3
ChocoCooki Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
epicness much? O-O
Ansteven Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Eternal-666 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Oh my god oliver is so awesome. His weapon is your mind. SWEET.
axeheads Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Do you happen to rp? xD
KendraJK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore Olly...
FuzzyxPanda Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome.
RLinksoul Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Bah. Why didn't I notice this one? Her last name is right there in bold. I fail. Her perfect day sounds too cute. x3
MarkBulahao Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like Rigg the best
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