No names just yet, and I haven't completed their turn-arounds, but I did manage to get their designs sorted out!
I've been doing some practicing lately, as well as some thinking about my art. As I was practicing I decided I wanted to try making a unified group of characters- like a cast of characters. As I worked on it, I got inspired by looking at older anime, but mainly by old PC-98 games. I didn't want to make a retro group, but I did want to stick with that energetic "feel". To that end, I used colors used in older hand-painted anime (I think there are some color guides on Deviantart that could help, or you could look at cel paints, or even the PC98 games I mentioned for color ideas).
I won't claim huge originality in their hairstyles, but I think that I managed that unified look, like they are all part of the same cast.
Time permitting, I'd like to draw a lineup of them as well as the regular model sheets (which take forever). The lineup would be useful to show that they have different heights (I picked a standard size for this pic to help get it done in a reasonable amount of time).
I've also drawn a line-up of the characters here:
Beautifully done all round. I can easily picture any of them in a visual novel.
Thanks! I wanted to make a consistent looking cast, so I'm glad you liked the pic. Now I have to (little by little) do the rest of the work around them, including finishing up the turn-arounds.
Got a lot of cuties.
Bottom right reminds me of that girl from the original Tokimeki Memorial.
I had to look that up. Apparently her name is Mira Kagami, but I think her hairstyle is different. For one, it's more symmetrical.
Please keep working on (and show us more of!) #2 on the bottom row - the blonde with glasses! Very nice work so far!!
Thanks for the comment! I have more work to do on all of the characters, and hopefully I can get it wrapped up soon.
I like the third girl on the bottom row.
Glad you approve! She's the second tallest character, but without the height chart that's a bit hard to tell. I'm working on that at the moment.
Cute and sexy girls ^^''
Glad you like them!
They all look great so far.
Well damn, I think you did a great job here. While they are all different, they feel like they are all part of a single work (beyond the stylistic elements). Really interested to see where this experiment takes you. I usually pick a fav... but that might be too tough. Maybe I'll wait till I see more of them. Keep it up!
Thanks! My first real goal with this project is to do something and move forward. I've got that part down, so the next part is just to finish up the basics of each character's design, and build from there. While it isn't retro specifically, the overall look gives me some ideas as well. Now for a height chart.
They all look sexy.
Great job on them, I loved it
Your Welcome, Can you make more female cast members and their headshots?