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I should be on my way to the airport in a few hours.
I've always been bad when it comes to plane travel, always problems trying to sleep right before a trip. Ok, so it didn't help that I agreed to watch one last film with my roommate. Now, it's almost 3 am...*yawn*.
Not good, not good.

I'll at least get a nap done.
Before I leave, some Water Tribe character sketchies-studies.


If I am going to start cleaning up part one a bit, I need to start establishing more how these extra characters look like.

Arluk- he just started as one of the guys at the forge. His character simply emerged afterwards. He became the second hunter that found Zhao. The more I drew him, a "formula" started to establish itself on how he should look like.
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Horuk- hasn't really changed much from his first sketch, so I didn't modify him a lot. He'll possibly still evolve slightly as I keep drawing him, as a lot of characters I draw tend to do.
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Nauja- she changed from her first sketches in part 1, until I had to draw her again in part 3. She'll probably still evolve slightly, though the main points are down.
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Lao- His basic head shape was borrowed from an old character of mine. Change a thing or two and voila. His clothes may still change slightly, but I know he'll want to keep some sort of...er..."decorations" on him.
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Yueh- Still fiddling around with his head. He doesn't want me to change his looks too much, so we'll see.
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And Kwon- I really don't need to do a lot of sketches of him, he's so basic even in his expressions - think butler.
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What? No Zhao? Meh, everyone knows what he looks like anyway.

Comments

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megami_maxwell
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
But we don't know what he looks like naked and that must surely be rectified. By you. Not me. :D <3

These are really good though~! I love Nauja. And her design is really cute and makes me want to dress up my friend, Bobbie, as her. XD <3
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, ok, you have a point- we don't know what he looks like without much clothes on...as if I would ever dare post that!!
tammylee
Nov. 6th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
You know, Zhao in a leopard skin loin cloth... jungle Zhao...
We've never seen that!
=D
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...that would be a bit too cold for the Water Tribe setting.
Now, if he'd ended up with the Swamp guys...
alisa_tana
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
I just figured out who Kwon reminds me of. Alfred. Because, after all, as cool as Batman is, he still needs Alfred.

I really like the rest of the designs too.
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
Haha, I guess I had many thoughts of "Alfred" type character in my head.
If Kwon is Alfred, that would make Zhao Batman, and Hahn as Robin XD
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rufftoon
Nov. 8th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
You gotta admit, it would work so well.
Hahn in those tight fitting little shorts...
ninjabetter
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
Have a safe flight! :)
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Writing this atthe airport. Leaving soon!
snapes_angel
Nov. 6th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Safe travel. ^_^

:thumbsup:

At least in the comic at one point, possibly in the Adam West series, Alfred stood in for Batman in costume at least once. One of those shadow trail identity things. Camouflage. ^_^
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that would have been funny- Kwon taking Zhao's identity. I don't think he could act the part though ;)
snapes_angel
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Alfred couldn't either, but it fooled people. ^_^ Not that he talked, or anything, just put in an appearance.
tammylee
Nov. 6th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
I love seeing head shots!
Good luck with your trip!
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
Head shots are fun to do.
Trip went well, arrived safely- need rest!
rock_rhapsody
Nov. 6th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I do enjoy your character studies..(?)(profiles?) Lao and his fancy cloths..(he seems like one of those guys that are totally comfortable wearing shocking pink..)(and still be manly).
Kwon=Alfred Pennyworth..in reference to Zhao and his occasional Batman-like poses (though it's mostly due to his nice and swishy cape..).. Happy resting when you can!
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
Lao likes anything and everything fancy. If anything, he has taste.
I'm really going to have to do a Zhao Batman at some point.
alexds1
Nov. 6th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ooh XD These sketches are the best part! Wait no, the comic is the best part! Uh... all of it is the best part <3 <3 but seriously, I love seeing how you do your characters, theres so much little detail in their designs that you manage to keep track of that it boggles my mind.

Have a good flight!!!
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
That would be the animation training- giving a formula to how the character is built and try and remember it.
And I do forget details every once in a while. But that's why Photoshop with corrections exist.
gallo_de_pelea
Nov. 6th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to tell you that your sketches inspired me (even before this) to simplify my original characters' appearance and assign them each a central facial shape (circle, square, etc.)
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
It's one way to try and build different facial structures for different people. Works more or less well, depending on the artist. I like working that way.
pooryorick
Nov. 6th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
Ah, your designs are so strong! So much individualism and personality. And haha, love Kwon's smile/scream sketches.

Hope your travels go well! Stay safe.
rufftoon
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that's why I love drawing Kwon- he's so simple, in a way.
Trip went well, I just need to readapt to California now.
Stuck in good old Burbank haze.
shadowmullet
Nov. 7th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Those are fantastic! I love 'em! Especially the Horuk and Arluk pages.
Wanna go to the store now?
psychoe
Nov. 7th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
I second gallo_de_pelea's comment. Your sketches are really inspiring and informative.

Have a safe trip!
angelwingkitty
Nov. 7th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Good luck with the trip and safe flight. Not sure if you ever got my email, but I'm currently looking for another roommate if you're in need of a place ;) Just let me know .
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project17
Nov. 11th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
I've gotten so attached to your characters - especially Nauja. She's absolutely adorable! And Kwon - who *is* Alfred. XD You really do need to draw a Batman!Zhao. All of your characters are so distinct and individual. You really get a sense for all their personalities, even just in sketches like these. Oh, and I seemed to have developed an unhealthy fondness for Lao; I've no idea why. ^^ He reminds me of someone, but I can't quite place who.

*ponders* Hmmm...
rufftoon
Nov. 12th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
You know that Lao can be one of the most charming men you will ever meet. Just don't trust him.
evebolt
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yueh!! Comme le docteur dans Dune la....

*touss touss* Fangirl de Dune aside, sont vraiment super tes designs! J'suis toujours émerveillée quand je vois des designs super uniques (dans le sens ou tous les personnages ne sont pas calqués sur le même moule).
rufftoon
Nov. 27th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Haha, fan de Dune un jour, fan de Dune toujours!
J'aurais bien aime passer plus de temps sur les designs des persos, mais bon. C'est quand meme pas un projet qui va aller bien loin au dela du web, alors je vais pas me stresser avec.
Un gros merci :D
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