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Character Development: Conquest
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Published: February 25, 2012
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Development sketches of Conquest from my animation-in-progress this semester at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Each child represents one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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ToastieSoldier's avatar
hang on, where's pestilence?
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Quarter-Virus|Professional Filmographer
"There are two versions of the Four Horsemen, one with conquest in the lead and one with pestilence. While pestilence may have made more sense considering his mother is the embodiment of natural forces, I went with conquest because war doesn't follow pestilence, war follows conquest."

Right there in the artist's comments.
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ToastieSoldier's avatar
but it's war that leads the horsemen
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Quarter-Virus|Professional Filmographer
"Although some interpretations differ, the four riders are commonly[clarification needed] seen as symbolizing Conquest,[1] War,[2] Famine[3] and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.[4][1]" [link]
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TreeNinja66|Student Digital Artist
I like it!:3
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Sparks-the-Wolf's avatar
Popeye forearms much?
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Gellyh|Student Digital Artist
Even though Baby Death is nearly the most adorable thing ever (Death? Adorable...?!?!), I think I'd have to say that Conquest is my favourite. Also the older versions look very badass. Really appealing!

Is there a particular reason why you didn't include the animal patterns on his scarf-cape thingy in the final concept? I imagine that that must be a real b*tch to animate, but I can't help but wonder.
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Quarter-Virus|Professional Filmographer
That is precisely why I didn't include them. I prefer the spotted pattern so I colored a few of them that way, but I never intended to choose those designs for animating. I would have to get each spot exactly the same and in exactly the same place for each frame which would take far too much time and energy.
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SurrealisticFun|Student Traditional Artist
He looks great! It's very interesting to see the processs you go through with character development.
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Phasellus|Hobbyist General Artist
Man, Conquest looks intimidating. xD; Great work as always!
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FeretStudios|Professional Traditional Artist
I understand why you wanted him to look younger, but right now I'm looking at older Conquest and going ':iconomgsocuteplz:'
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Phish93|Student Traditional Artist
I think this one might be my favorite :) I love when you post all of these- watching how your ideas form on paper is wicked cool!!!
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Quarter-Virus|Professional Filmographer
Thanks, you!
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LilayM|Student Filmographer
Dunno why, but I kinda liked those shorter feathers.

Overall, I LOVE going through your chara design sheets. The transformation is pretty interesting.
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rhosien|Professional Filmographer
These designs are utterly fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished project!
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Crazy-Book-Worm|Student Digital Artist
Seeing your character design process is amazing! This is fantastic.
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Kochumba|Student Photographer
Brutal!
Great plot idea as well!
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AssemblerOfSouls|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one buff kid, lol. Looks awesome!
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