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Character Development: War
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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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DisplacedSoutherner's avatar
DisplacedSoutherner|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my favorite
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AkiHarris's avatar
AkiHarris|Student Traditional Artist
she looks like me when i was little
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WarriorNun's avatar
WarriorNun|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait that's a girl!? I thought she's a boy when I saw the animation...
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xxanARTchistxx|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's avatar
Quarter-Virus|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's avatar
Inkdotdev|Professional Digital Artist
awesome character development and final design !
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MountainLygon's avatar
MountainLygon|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's avatar
0Indigo0|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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EterGrobie's avatar
How can war be younger than conquest O_o?
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MountainLygon's avatar
MountainLygon|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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EterGrobie's avatar
Mah. Tactics. Don't go clever on me xD I know there was a saying like that somewhere..
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Quarter-Virus's avatar
Quarter-Virus|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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EterGrobie's avatar
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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Quarter-Virus's avatar
Quarter-Virus|Professional Filmographer
But you want conquest first. War follows as a result of wanting to take something.
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Silvre's avatar
Silvre| 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's avatar
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's avatar
Quarter-Virus|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's avatar
I like war the best :)
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Phasellus's avatar
Phasellus|Hobbyist General Artist
The Voodoo doll was a great touch. xD Awesome work! :la:
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Hevsicles's avatar
Hevsicles|Student General Artist
:iconpedobearplz: TOO OLD!



But good job! You're really good at this.
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Ez-ra's avatar
Ez-ra|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's avatar
Quarter-Virus|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's avatar
Ez-ra|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright :D Good luck!
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Championx91's avatar
Wonderful work!
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