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Character Designs 2009 by weem Character Designs 2009 by weem
Hey, remember the guys from here, here and here? The characters from the frigging story I've wanted to do forever but just haven't had the time or energy to focus on?

They've changed a lot in my head over the years as their personalities have developed. I've meant for a while to rehash their designs; just haven't gotten around to it until now. But after a lot of sketching and scrapping a bunch of designs that just didn't work, I think they're closer now to how I picture them to be. I'm happy. :D

l - r: Scott, Adia, Jeremy, Max, Betty, Susannah, in their twenties. :heart:

openCanvas for lines, Photoshop CS2 for color.
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pocketbeetle Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
ooh nice design on these!Love 
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KiyoHayashi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Awesome :D
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Abblecrumble Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, I love all their expressions! ♥
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Ovan97 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Hey I'm a writer and I know this is out of no where but would u be willing to like draw out my personal characters?
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splendorberry Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are really great character designs ; u ; so good!

i really like Adia, i kinda look like her, actually. x3
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E-S-Lynnette Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you have... REALY cool character designs...
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TasteTheRainbow16 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Oh my gosh these are so grown up!! =3 I think my favourites are Scott and Adia, though. LOVE their styles. <3
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ryuukari Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Ooh, these are awesome character designs - and I love your drawing and coloring style so much, too! I think my favorites are Scott, Max, and Susannah, though. ♥
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Steph-Roman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really admire how unique you've made each other them! Like real people! *_* Even how the one on the right is a bit thicker - that's sometime I've been meaning to practice, making people with a bit more weight. Otherwise, all of my characters look the same weight and it's not real. >_> lskdjflsdkjf
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really cute! I love the style and the pallete you've used for these ^_^
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I think you should practise expressions more, I see three persons with the exact same expression. o_O
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Banans13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
They look GREAT! :love:
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mizuyo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
These are cool, I really like Adia.
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LainBascud Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I love your way of drawing~ like thous characters
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Snitter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Writer
Ooooooh, love the new designs, especially the eyes! I also really love how unique each person looks...like, they are all clearly individuals, not one body, etc. type with different hair stules or whatever. Like...even in a pitch black outline, I could recognize who was who! And I also love how the story is more 'real world', with realistic characters, than I see in most original ideas! Makes me really interested and excited to figure out what this story is about! I hope the redesign means that you are going to work more on your story!
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ditto9 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, lovely! I really love seeing Character Designs, and you've nailed it well here. It looks like each character has a distinct personality, and the range of features on their appearances is great.
Loving the colours too, they all fit well within a colour scheme to compliment the overall image, but dont take away from their personalities :)
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lindyz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Awesome character designs, and style! It seems like each of them have their own unique background and personality. :)
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pNaGme Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
They are ALL great! But my favorite is the 2nd one with the orange shirt, she's cool! :aww:
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animepunkette Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
the fourth to the right reminds me of lithuania~

very cute :iconkissingplz:
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Akamar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to sit down and focus on some characters for a new story of mine. XD AN's dead, but I've plenty of other things to come up with. ^^
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nemo-h Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! Love the characters. Lots of style the lot of them. Love the clothing too!
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liltrix7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student General Artist
interesting to see how the character designs have changed...there certainly has been some drastic changes! I really like these latest ones.
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izolas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Oh wow, they've changed so much! They really have lots of personality and look awesomeee.

You draw legs so wellllll.
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asiah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love to see how people's characters change shape over time! What I find most intriguing is that one of characters, Betty, has shifted in "race." I would be curious to know what was the impetus behind this change as it often poses interesting... challenges in the development of the character.
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weem Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Oh yeah! I also love seeing peoples' characters evolve!

When I first started toying around with these guys' storyline, I only had a very basic plot planned out around the relationship between Adia and Scott. Because of that, I think I spent much more time thinking about their designs and personalities than I did with the rest of the gang. The fact that Adia and Scott haven't really changed much in appearance at all over the years can be attributed to that! And sadly, I designed the rest of the characters without nearly as much thought; I was never as attached to their designs.

Betty, Max, Jeremy and Susannah were more like supporting characters/plot devices back then. Over the years, they've all become their own "people"; main characters in their own right, with their own stories and histories. Luckily, their respective races/appearances never had too much of an effect on the story as it is, so when redesigning them, I had a lot of freedom. And when looking at them all as a group, I realized that (with the exception of Adia), they were all a bunch of white kids. Living in New York, where everyone is (and the people in my own life are) pretty culturally diverse, I kind of wanted my group of kiddies to reflect that. :) And a new Betty was born! (Jeremy is also Latino now, haha.)

I am getting very long-winded, so I'll stop. But thank you for the comment! :D
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daaku-no-tenshi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, they kindof remind me a bit of the characters from that show, "Skins". xD
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KirakoRora Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
awesome ;u; :heart:
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