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Blank Space Concepting: Ciseaux by heilei Blank Space Concepting: Ciseaux by heilei
SO
MANY
MISTAKES
BUT
Can't be f***ed to go back and change them all :/

NEVERTHELESS
As vain as it is, I have a love/hate relationship with his design, more in that he's fun to draw but when it comes to colouring it's like....SH*TNIBBLETS
So all in all, something of a concept dump for the Maître Ciseaux Laurent of Hezgalia of Blank Space
Forgot to mention he's an "Indian"/"French" born Hezgalian...ANYWAY...might just add a little on Hezgalia/Genxa:
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Hezgalia exists almost as a country in Blank Space as a cornucopia of a mish mash of cultures all together to form the Material Muse City where essentially the "Material" works reign as the focus of the place.
The city was designed with the Main Palace (more actually an administrative central than a whole living space) close to the centre with the rest of the city, subtle organised by race or style (e.g. the British District, the African District, all of course under their own names), to build about below it.
There exist the master seamstresses, the blacksmiths, the weavers, the perfumers and all other jobs associated with creating for the appearance and crafts in general. Of course on the side are the Models, almost in essence the same as that of Reality however the Designers are far more lenient in body type (i.e. some want them slim, others curvy, others large, small etc) though at the same time, few actually make it into a prominent providing career - it's more or less seen as either the lazy unambitious job or the one for the people who don't have an eye or the hands for crafting, of course though if you strike big, then you're essentially up at almost the same level as the star crafters.
Those who don't unfortunately have the crafters touch generally end up as assistants/servants for various people, including the Maître himself, or farmers.
To supply the crafters with their supplies, there exist (naturally) the farmers who live just outside the city walls; those installed simply to provide a clearer boundary for those who farm right by the city, also to try to stop people from losing/throwing things down at those working below. Along with general food produce, there exist the animal husbandry workers for providing hair and skins, the bamboo producers (one of the lower farmer classes), the silkworm farmers, fishermen, plantation managers (a higher end job, as well as a risky business with the time taken to cultivate and age their produce) and so on. Unlike the Models, it's slightly easier to become of the Middle to Upper class, though of course depending on your efficiency and the business to which you specialise - Plantation Masters, though incredibly difficult to start up, will generally stand higher than that of say a Bamboo Supplier though will remain about equal with a Pearl Producer.
Due to the size of the country, Hezgalia is both used as a collective name for the entire place as well as the name for the main city that exists within it; the rest is named accordingly in regards to their area/district.

Genxa on the other hand exists below the Hezgalia though in essence is the same though being a "Tron-like" city focused on the production of highly advanced technology and the technological style itself. Originally it was a small, though prominent, sector in Hezgalia however due to severe stylistic clashes, the Technicus (the equivalent Maître) and the Maître came to the mutual agreement that it was best to relocate the district to below. This actually being the suggestion of the Technicus in saying that with what they produced, they could simulate their own sky if they so wanted (though this isn't used all too regularly). The city used this subterranean expanse to their advantage in stabilising the city above and moved to construct the massive 'sky'scrapers they intended to build earlier as well as buildings for the major technological firms, areas for mass production and the general, though smaller, living spaces they needed.
Similarly to Hezgalia, they have the equivalent crafters in their modes of transport, in body augments/body manipulation, the general gadgets for every day life, fashion and so on. Again the less crafty end up as assistants if they can, or cheap mechanics or simply find whatever job they can - an issue with artificial intelligence taking a majority of the lower end jobs.

The Hezgalians and Genxians don't really communicate or interact on all too much of a regular basis due to the structural locations of the cities as well as the fact that Hezgalians generally become hopelessly confused in Genxa. There are the aloof of Genxian who turn their noses at the Hezgalians due to their lack of technology however most have an appreciation for the crafts they can produce, along with styles, the actual methods of their crafting and so on. Hezgalians are generally awed by the city though again due to their understandable lacking understanding of the technology they produce. To note though, Hezgalians aren't technologically deficient and generally do have an understanding of basic appliances)
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BAH DRABBLE

Explanation on Blank Space: [link]

Ciseaux Laurent/Blank Space/Picture made and (c) :iconheilei:
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Owlivia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HIS HAIR
SO
ASDFGHJKL IT'S GORGEOUS <3

Posing and anatomy is looking fantastic, though in that action shot I can't help but feel there's something a bit off about the hip area... I can't for the life of me pinpoint what it is though! Probably just my eyes being weird again XD
His outfit is absolutely spiffing too, it's definately worth the agony of colouring! xD

Jesus all that information
It's clear how much thought you've put into all this, and it's really great to see such effort going not only into the characters, but the whole environment in which this all takes place c: Keep the good work coming!
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heilei Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S SO FLOOFY
TOUCH IT

I was looking at that too as well, I think perhaps it could use a little more foreshortening plus a little replacement and show a little more of his thigh from behind. YOUR EYES ARE STILL FUNCTIONAL
Aah thank you! <D Good to see though it isn't....bad so far xD
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Odin1379 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Wow, he looks amazing and I like how you showed diffrent angles :)
I love the explanation :D
Awesome work! :meow:
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heilei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks chap! <D
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Odin1379 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
You're most welcome ood Heilei :)
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icy-kisses Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
MORE CISEAUX IS NEEDED
oh my god the one with him cutting the material
that's so cute
his face
asddfadfadf

The layout is just brilliant. It's easy to follow plus the little tidbits of information you give add so much to it and really make him an interesting albeit quirky personality. Brilliant choice of font as well, it's professional and it doesn't distract from the images around it. Sketches as always are fantastic! :D

Just one thing, particularly with the sketches, sometimes the base lines i.e. the skull curve of the one with Ciseaux cutting out little paper people material, it detracts a little from the lines of his hair.
But that's me nitpicking
please don't hate me
;A;

It's all looking amazing thus far! Keep at it kakapop!
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heilei Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CISEAUX EVERYWHERE

Actually colouring/shading his cloak and all else is the bane of my existence :/ SO. MUCH. EFFORT.
Good to hear though it's alright xD And that font was just....it's the same font for the Blank Space title thing, LOVING ALL OVER IT

And noticed that too xD I made an effort to try to change it with all of them, except that sneaky bastard apparently came out from under my watch unscathed....
GAH I'LL NEVER LOVE YOU AGAIN YOU SILLY WENCH D<
Bah how could I ever? LORDY!

And thanks again compadre! :heart:
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icy-kisses Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
BUT IT LOOKS SO GOOD WHEN YOU DO IT ;A;
Ffuuufuu that font is so official, you really chose the right one :D

DAMN IT CISEAUX IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT FOR HAVING A SKULL

..............................................megusta
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heilei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BAAGH IT'S JUST HIM LOOKING FABULOUS, THAT'S WHAT DOES IT
Mughiknbhyiuho thanks compadre! <D Though I clearly regret not going with Comic Sans

SKULLS, Y U EXIST -dies-

.....................:iconmegustamuchoplz:

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icy-kisses Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
COMIC SANS IS FOR THE LOSS
IT LOOKS GORGEOUS AS IS
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