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A Brand New Cast by wbd A Brand New Cast by wbd
No names just yet, and I haven't completed their turn-arounds, but I did manage to get their designs sorted out!

Art Notes:

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:
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:iconmayorlight:
mayorlight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done all round. I can easily picture any of them in a visual novel.
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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:iconsmokeyandthebandit:
SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Got a lot of cuties.
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you approve!
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:iconvzmk2:
VZMk2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist
Bottom right reminds me of that girl from the original Tokimeki Memorial.
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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DonKevinMartin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please keep working on (and show us more of!) #2 on the bottom row - the blonde with glasses!   Very nice work so far!!
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment! I have more work to do on all of the characters, and hopefully I can get it wrapped up soon.
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:iconneiot:
Neiot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
I like the third girl on the bottom row. :nod:
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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:iconrassilon001:
Rassilon001 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2018
All lovely.
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconradicaldanny:
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Cute and sexy girls ^^''
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like them!
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:iconradicaldanny:
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Do they have name and bio's? ^^''

How old are they? XD
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still working on names and bios- I tend to work on design first. As for ages, yes, they are older than 18.
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:iconradicaldanny:
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
All of them older then 18?

Awesome ^^
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:iconbattosai16:
Battosai16 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Student General Artist
They all look great so far.
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you approve! Now to draw some more of them.
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:iconbattosai16:
Battosai16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Yay!
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:iconhachimakix23:
HachimakiX23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Professional Artist
HeartUHeart 
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Rallyguy33 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
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!
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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maxm2317 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
They all look sexy.  
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you approve!
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:iconmaxm2317:
maxm2317 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
I sure do.
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danwind Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Great job on them, I loved it
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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danwind Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Your Welcome, Can you make more female cast members and their headshots?
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe in a bit- I have a lot of work to do on these characters first- I need to draw a height chart, some turn-arounds, and then some works with them (after all, it takes some work to get designs done and that's the reason for all that work)
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danwind Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Well, Ok
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