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Character Development: War by Quarter-Virus Character Development: War by Quarter-Virus
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WARNING: OLD ART!! The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

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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:icondisplacedsoutherner:
DisplacedSoutherner Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my favorite
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AkiHarris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
she looks like me when i was little
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait that's a girl!? I thought she's a boy when I saw the animation...
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xxanARTchistxx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
The tiki mask and the Gluttony voodoo doll are awesome. I think she should have some kind of war paint though. Do you think that would distract too much from the mask?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The reason I dropped the war paint was because she already has a very high line mileage; I'd have to draw the war paint over and over again. That's partially why I made the decision for her mother to wear almost nothing, in order to decrease her line mileage.
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Inkdotdev Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome character development and final design !
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:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how their color schemes are linked together. You can see the progression from Conquest to War to Famine.
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0Indigo0 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I really liked the older version of her (v.1), even though you discarded it. I understand why... but you can use thad design for other purposes.
It made me think of a younger Mama Nature, maybe? xD

All of these character developments are amazing!
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:iconetergrobie:
EterGrobie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
How can war be younger than conquest O_o?
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:iconmountainlygon:
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The king who wants to conquer does so through war--whether by riding in and taking a country by force (like Alexander the Great), or through subtler means of destroying a country from within and taking advantage of the resulting power vacuum (like Hitler). So many times the conqueror does indeed come before war; you just don't realize it until war is already upon you.
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:iconetergrobie:
EterGrobie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Mah. Tactics. Don't go clever on me xD I know there was a saying like that somewhere..
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Conquest is the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, which is followed by War, then Famine, then Death. I'm not sure I understand the question.
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:iconetergrobie:
EterGrobie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Well, logically, you have to have a war to have a conquest... Oh well. Who said religious creatures were logical, eh *shrug*
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
But you want conquest first. War follows as a result of wanting to take something.
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:iconetergrobie:
EterGrobie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I know when I'm beaten x_x Congratulations.
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:iconsilvre:
Silvre Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful job on all of these. I really like the different designs you play with and the reasons for choosing one or the other. I love the colored one at the bottom with the mask over her face. I would definitely run from that child.
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Foodstamps-Lobster Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
These designs are fascinating to see. I love not only seeing the process you go through, but seeing your sketches, too. Very inspirational.

If I had any feedback on War, it would be that I really like her over all design. The mask is a great touch, imo, and I think giving her a weapon really solidifies her as aggressive, etc.

However, I personally think that the shortness of her neck makes her look tense and kind of hunched up in posture. It makes her look a little less fierce and confident.

The early sketches that have a slightly elongated neck have a more predatory look to their posture, even if I like the finalized costume and face design more. I imagine part of it is also balancing her not looking too old, but it's a thought...
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'll keep the neck length in mind, thanks. I could easily change a detail like that for the final animation.
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LowResBeautyQueen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I like war the best :)
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Phasellus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Voodoo doll was a great touch. xD Awesome work! :la:
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:iconhevsicles:
Hevsicles Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconpedobearplz: TOO OLD!



But good job! You're really good at this.
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Ez-ra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love the idea of the mask and the voodoo doll.
If I may make a strange suggestion I got as I saw the voodoo doll, I though, to make it noticeable, but free her hand of it, to have the voodoo doll tied with vine around the neck draping off of her waist like a primitive belt , like she tied it there for safe keeping
Excuse my ramblings :D Best of luck, Sak!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The voodoo doll is only for this picture, in the animation she won't have it on account of it just increases her line mileage too much.
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Ez-ra Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright :D Good luck!
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Championx91 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wonderful work!
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FeretStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good choice on the colors. The dress especially. In general, I was finding all the light brown colors to be too bright for this character. :/
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LilayM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ah, I'll miss her first head design. The spear is a brilliant idea though. Pity she couldn't look as in ver#1, coz now she's a little too cute for a War - as for me ; )
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DragonFiresongs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Pffffffffftttttt I absolutely love her little voodoo plush. xDD
Also, my love of masks doens't help with disliking this char at all.
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:iconsaria29:
Saria29 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Too cute. :)
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Arwwwwwwwwwwww :D
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:iconkochumba:
Kochumba Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Photographer
I think i'd prefer the first version, without the mask. It makes her look... quite heavy, and all line are pretty vertical.
However, it's a good design, of course!! n.n
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chili19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Awsome designs on all of these so far
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:iconball-jointed-love:
Ball-Jointed-Love Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
She's bloody adorable.
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