The group pic, now fully done!
If you can't tell where whoever is, this map may help. Well, it'll give names, at least.
Siege on Rainbow Resort: The NONsprite Comic
Episode #00 - The Assault Begins
Episode #01 - Challenge for Power
Episode #02 - The Brawl
Episode #03 - Quick Moves
Episdoe #04 - The Fall
Episdoe #05 - A Leader is Born
Episode #06 - Assemble
Episode #07 - Delivered
Episode #08 - Old Friend
Episode #09 - Relic of War
Episode #10 - The Big Reveal
Episode #11 - Onward
The Amazing Conclusion
Deleted Scene #1
Deleted Scene #2
Rough sketchs showing development and eye strain! :D
Super happy fun group pic project go!
Super Mach 2 Series of Preliminary Sketches
In the spirit of giving (bordom/end of the semester/need for recognition), I thought, "Hey, why not do a group pic for KRR?" After all, I did just do one for my web alma mater, but there was less than thirty people to really pimp out. Nah, how about a challenge?
You see, rather than just doing something as simple as drawing the same ol' shape with different hair or something eighty times, I thought I'd make it interesting. This isn't going to be just
a group pic but "The Ultimate Showdown: Battle for Rainbow Resort"! The dream fountain will be getting stormed by a wave of invaders while the champions of RR fend them off to protect the Star Rod. Of course, these "bad guys" will still be the forum farers. It'll be the heroes vs. the villains, the army of Kindar against who ever I pick to be on Bogg's side. Yeah, that's right. I'm the evil leader. Why? 'Cuz I thought of the idea, and I'm such a heel :^D
Of course, since this picture is set in
Dreamland and I want to have everyone's personas, I've had to take additional measures. As you may have already noted in the preliminary character designs, there's no people
! I'm warping and skewing everyone best I can to fit the Dreamland motif so that they actually look like a character that would be found in the games (games being stressed :P).
But, in addtion to that stipulation, I don't want the lackluster, "I look like Kirby with a hat/hair/recolored. I'm original." No. Depending on how many li'l blobs I manage to toss in here, drawing Kirby's body that many times would get irritating.
You may be able to tell, but folks like Apple Kid and PSC have a more Poppy Bros. like body. Others are more elongated. Sometimes, flippers are modified to be ears. Then, in the case of Meta Star Man Ness, I just went with gumdrops!
I tried my best to use this boards "Forum Persona" topic, but it didn't yield much results. Apparently, it needs to be renamed the "Let's talk about how Shadow Scar is cool/should look/looks like Oddish" topic. Also, a lot of folks there only had anthromorphic forms or unsalvagable "I'm this exact Kirby character with no changes. It's my personal
persona" plague. I mean, some classics like Glod and Aqua will be able to slide, but everyone can't be just that.
I mean, sometimes. like with Kyusil, I could work with it. "Used to be a blue puffball? Currently wears a head band with pointy ears? Okay then, BAM! Done." Other times, it went about like Oreo Kids. Yeah... I don't know what that is, either, and it's largely a joke. If it were colored, you'd be able to see how the stripes across the belly are layered brown-white-brown.
Again, this isn't the picture. This is just the character design for
the picture. Took me a few months start to finish to complete the last group picture I worked on, but I only spent about one week working on it. The rest was just getting people to sign up.
This has been fun so far. So fun, that I may not stop with just
a group picture. Yeah, I'm talkin' Super Secret Project Nega-Point-O
Psst, that's not the comic :o