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Published: February 11, 2018
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edit 2 people often noted that the characters looked short, and that was because I started with a short character and kept drawing the new one next to that one, only keeping the balance between the heights in mind instead of the actual heights - so I changed them to be taller. It took a while haha
I don't know their actual heights (like in cm) but if you want some sort of reference, the only one that has a canon height is "Gerret" and he stands at 203 cm tall / 6'6 feet.

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edit changed a lot of names, mostly full names that aren't really ment to be used to reference the character, and changed some ages (I basicly just changed the names were more appropriate for a fantasy arabian-inspired setting)
Anna "Snow" Harper > Ana "Snow" Hapar
August "Helmen" Shields > Augun "Helmen" Sheel
Sebastian "Kenny" Winds > Kennen "Kenny" Win
Florian "Chive" Coppar > Floran "Chive" Coppar
Nadi Daravá 25 yrs > Nadi 26 yrs (Nymphs role changed and they don't have surnames anymore)
Zerra Duke > Zerra Duuk
Lané and Huaan 28 yrs > 30 yrs
Gerret Kelly > Gerret Kelli
June Roberts > June Rovern
Marabell Bonavan > Marabell Bonanvan

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I've been working on this since the first of january, and it was a lot of fun
I wanted to give my characters new designs so that they would fit (actually look like they're from the same kingdom minus Idla, who comes from a different one)
They're all from this made up kingdom Gelea, where it's overall pretty warm
I just want to go over what I exactly changed per design, and the reason behind it

Captain Just like everyone I wanted to give his clothes a more Arabian vibe. I also aged him up
Snow I figured a worker would have her hair tied up instead of loose, so she's wearing a braid now. I also aged her up
Helmen Gave him a little bird friend : )
Kenny Made him a little bit more buffer to make an interesting silhouette
Chive Like a drawing I did for him before, I wanted to give his hair a little bit more harmony (before he had just weird things sticking out and it didn't felt right)
Cookie Haven't drawn him in ages so I wanted to start pretty much from the start, his main color changed from light green to a blue-ish green
Rem Another old guy I haven't drawn in ages, I wanted to give him more of a monk vibe, since he's a former monk
Cabby First of all, changed his name to Cabby instead of Cabin,, and gave him overall darker colors for his clothes
Kit Personal favourite,, I really like how his face turned out
Ellanora I always kind of had her in mind as an albino, but for that she would be really sensitive. So I gave her an umberella and gloves to hide from the bright sun of Gelea
Nadi I already changed her hair recently, I also added a more flowy dress and a nymph like her would probably walk around on bare feet
Zerra I wanted to make her more of a fire performer, she's not dressed all that fancy (like Karo) though
Karo I gave her more of an acrobat costume then a clown one (since she's suppose to be an acrobat) and gave her a little friend who's part of her act : D
Lané This guy is never seen before. I had his role in mind for such a long long time but never got around making a design. More about him when I upload the personalities
Prince Dandelyon More of a regal look, with long sleeve (things) and bolder colors, representing a (male) peacock
Huaan Since the prince represents a male peacock, I wanted to give all the servents the colors of a female peacock, which is brown and white
Chee Same goes for her, brown outfit instead of green
Gerret Made him taller to give him a more intimidating look
June Not much change other then a new outfit. I already changed her from a nekotama to a simple human (so no cat ears)
Marabell Her chair was really hard to do haha, but I also had a lot of trouble with her face (she went through 3 ittirations). I removed the white in the dress and made it more green, to give the dress a more balanced color scheme
Idla She's not from Gelea, for her dress I went more for a medievel europian style. I also made her a little younger, a 14 year old

to see how these character used to look go here


character personalities
CHARACTER PERSONALITIESupdates

09/09/18 changed several names
23/08/18 added fishy boy Janai
16/05/18 added Tono, Pepe, Lotta , Miri, Travin and Dane
Also changed Gerrets portrait to match his current design, where is eyelashes matches his dark eyebrows. And made a difference through text between characters who don't know their parents and parents who don't have a name and design.

BEFORE READING

I changed a lot from older personality sheets and overall story things. So if something is missing or wrong, it's probably scrapped or I want to re-write the story and it isn't revealed yet. Older drawings of these characters also may hold wrong information and personalities. Everything in this journal is correct and anything I will mention and/or draw from now on 12/2/18 (twelfth of February) will be correct as well.
OVERALL STORY

All characters come from Gelea, a k


All characters belong to me ~
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Nice!
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I love your art so much. ;3;
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piqoriHobbyist Digital Artist
This right here is why I watch you
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Looji Digital Artist
Thank you so much : )
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LAN0RA General Artist
Are these characters all supposed to be short, like hobbits or dwarfs, for example?

I'm asking in case I enter your contest because I didn't want to draw them at an incorrect size and I didn't know if they are drawn in a short, cute, stylistic way and not true to their heights or not.
I don't see any height charts to tell their actual size in centimeters or feet. 
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Theyre suppose to be normal size
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BTFly009Professional Digital Artist
So cool! Clap :happybounce:La la la la Love 
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AbadoggyStudent Digital Artist
I feel really inspired by everything you draw! Can you make someday a tutorial about different body types in your sketches? Your style is so amazing!
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Looji Digital Artist
thank you ! I dont really know how to do a tutorial about that, but it does sound interesting, thanks for the suggestion !
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How long did this take you?!
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Looji Digital Artist
a small month, though in between I did work on other stuff as well and went through multiple designs for some :D
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Lucy-LuxLunaHobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a lot to see! ^^ Your characters are pretty unique and you're a great designer making their clothes :3.
I don't what else to say becuase this simply look amazing. I see the effort you put to do this a it's incredible ^^.
PS: My fav charas are Gerret, Dandelion, Karoline, Nadi, Floran, Kit and Marabell :3.
PSS: Are they from a story of yours? ^^
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Looji Digital Artist
Thank you !!
They are from a personal story, yes. Hope to make a webcomic someday with them ~
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You're welcome :D.
I would like to see it. They look very interesting :3.
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JonericoHobbyist Digital Artist
Ana is such a cutie!!!
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drawingshadyStudent General Artist
I like the changes in name!
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LynxiShakesHobbyist General Artist
My favs are Kit, Gerret, and Zerra. Good job dude! Joy Joy Joy 
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CasinoDaddyHobbyist Digital Artist
aaa these ocs r so cute,,,
so many people have already pointed out diversity in the designs themselves,
but id like to say that i applaud you for the diversity in the ages
most people make their characters all somewhere between 16-24
It's rare to find a likable, well designed, fleshed out character above the age of 30,
but you did a swell job!
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Looji Digital Artist
Thanks!! I must admit designing characters that are between 16-24 are the most fun, but in other media I often enjoy the older characters, so I wanted to try making some myself as well ^^
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Oh yeah, it's definitely a place in people's lives that tend to be particularly eventful!
You did an amazing job- they look their age, but are also very unique!
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AkumaSpidersStudent Filmographer
Very nice! There's a lot of diversity between the designs which is important when creating characters!
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oMG i just realised Dane and that Nun girl aren't a thing anymore
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Prince Dandelyon reminds me of my OC Matthias :3
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TeaAndPixelsStudent Filmographer
Oh wow, do they look great or what?
I'm marvelling over all the teeny tiny details, it's one of those pieces where you see something new every time you look at it!
I love Marabell's sleeves so much! Ellanora's parasol is so amazing! But I especially love Snow's scarf, it looks so cozy!

Are you gonna change the designs of other Gelea characters (like June's wife, Travin, Miri etc), because that I would love to see!
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