Character guestions: 2, 4, 5, 13, 18!
2. Who’s the oldest character of yours, defunct or not?
Oldest I can remember by name is a dog-wolf-something-or-other called Miko from 2003, I think. (Obviously I don’t use him anymore.) He was basically just a dog face I traced from a book, slapped a disney-ish eye and some hair on and started to draw. I couldn’t draw myself out of a paper bag back then so he was pretty short-lived but for some reason I remember him really well. I think he looked something like this:
I also wrote a lot of fantasy “novels” in my teens with a bunch of characters but I can’t remember if any of those happened before or after 2003.
4. Any minor characters that have either taken over or branched off into their own stories?
Technically her, I suppose. She started as an fan-OC I created from my player character for a game fandom shenanigans, but ended up liking her looks and personality so much that I took what I could and reworked it into a new character in a new, original setting with an original story. After a ton of development she has very little in common with her predecessor, though. (Plus I’m not sure if I should change her name or not because of some mildly embarrassing circumstances that are partially due to her origins.)
5. Do you prefer to make human, animal, monster, or _____ characters? Why?
Humans, at this point. I’m most comfortable with human expression of emotions. And I love drawing hands. Gotta have hands.
13. Do you create playlists for your characters?
Not until very recently! Like, I made one first time ever two weeks ago. Then I proceeded to make another, put the songs in dramaturgical order and listened to them in a self-congratulatory glory like aaaawwww yeaaaaaaah.
18. Is there anything you really wish you could do, character-design-wise, that you feel is outside your current skillset? A concept that you wish you could pull off but are uncertain about?
Urgh, diversity in the visual design. Like, I don’t think I’m really pushing the designs towards more visually interesting forms and shapes. Personality-wise I feel I’m pretty poor at coming up with and making use of strong defining character quirks. I can’t really explain what I mean but sometimes I just don’t think my characters feel like real, living beings instead of dramaturgical puppets.