However, I’m afraid I might be too lazy to see this massive thing through so it’ll likely remain a concept :/ this is the reason why I upload it now cause I still wanna share my idea behind this (n maybe smn else wants to pic this up for a short fic or smth??? *one can dream* lol)
I thought about the bros during the 10 years of darkness n what they do there (n believe me, I’ve a hundred more things to say about this topic lol). however, this concept of a “day/night” thing came into my head.
they all would continue to hunt demons by “day”/awake time, but the “night” is a very different thing. e.g. Gladio will def be at Iris’ side whenever he can n protect the “demon slayer Iris”. but at night I see him training his body to exhaustion cause he can’t sleep otherwise. he feels like he was too weak. he couldn’t protect noct. he couldn’t stop ardyn. he couldn’t even stop fucking ravus! so he has this obession with getting stronger n training whenever he’s not fighting n he’s just generally in a dooming loop.
Prompto helps out at Hammerhead n I think he’ll keep up his facade quite well during “day” times since he’s so used to it already. however, during nights I see him laying there with his camera more often than not. n he’ll go through all the pics he shot during their journey over n over n over again n he misses his friends so much. he misses noct so damn much. n he doesn’t quite know how to go on without them. without noct. n it just hurts.
n ignis, boy, I am always so deeply impressed with his story. that he keeps hunting is just WHOA for me. he’s the hero eos deserves. but the thing is, for the longest time he’ll struggle so hard with his blindness but he doesn’t want anyone to know. like, he manages hunts surprisingly well n that’s such a relief to him. but other, more day to day, things are so much harder now. he can’t even read his recipe notes anymore! so he sits there in the evenings, trying to cook and bake n failing so hard for the longest time. n it’s so damn frustrating. (but at least here we know it’ll end well since they talk about his food again n I was soooo happy to hear Iggy managed to follow his passion again ;v;)
“Ben 10″ (Original Series) - Gwen and Max Art from Comic Con 06 Artbook
In the bottom left of this image, we can see prototype designs for Ben and Max
I apologize for the signature, this is just how I found the scans.
I don’t have much to say about Max, but the Gwen with the ponytail here is an interesting one, as it’s the same one seen in those Test Shots from “Washington B.C.”, although, Gwen has a mushroom on her shirt instead of a Koala, and then later they must have changed it to the Cat insignia.
And in the tiny Height Chart image, we can see Gwen’s OS Design, but with the prototype colors.
“Ben 10″ (Original Series) - Ghostfreak Art from Comic Con 06 Artbook
Storyboards from Ghostfreak’s transformation, a sketch of some pose (posssibly storyboards from another episode), and most notable, a very creepy design of Ghostfreak 2.0/Zs’Skayr that probably had to be changed so they could air it on Cartoon Network. This particular design is much more disturbing.
This image was featured as an unlockable piece of Concept Art in the PlayStation 2 version of “Ben 10: Protector of Earth”, this is a scan of the physical version
Body draped in wine silk, molten metals cooled on marble skin in intricate gold jewelry. It drips off his pale flesh in the form of chains, my how godly a glow he casts on the room. His cheeks are hollowed and features gaunt, one could count his ribs and almost see the flesh move under them. His hair is made of silver threads. He is a master of deception yet I am drawn to him. I am an ember in the flame of his deceit, i know this yet I only burn brighter. - fanficflower
“Ben 10″ (Original Series) - Misc Art from Comic Con 06 Artbook
The first two images are collections of various sketches, some already seen in other pages, some unique. The final image is of the Comic Book from “Gwen 10″, with one of the Sparksville photos from “Tourist Trap”, also with a prototype Ben 10 Logo! (The Red one with the Omnitrix Arm placed in the zero at a weird angle).
Discussion on /co/ got me thinking about how Benfire technically isn’t much of a R63 or TG due to mostly just being Starfire in Ben’s clothes and attitude. I think that’s totally cool, but regardless I decided to take a stab at designing a Benfire who looks more like her own character than just Starfire’s clone. I’m not 100% locked in on this, hence why it’s just sketches so far, but I was still interested in seeing what other people thought about it.
The bottom image is a bunch of hypothetical hairstyles I came up with to try and mix different levels of Ben’s hair and Starfire’s hair, with a few of them just being random styles that are more Tamaranean in general than specifically looking like Ben or Starfire. When I asked /co/ about it, the fourth one ended up being the most popular, hence why I used it for the fullbody sketch. Not fully decided, hence why I’m getting input.