In all honesty, there’s a lot of ideas you can get from things like elements to objects, but I’m not so sure how I can help, exactly. I only messed with a few things it escalated from there, but I’m not saying that the idea for one comes flying by in a heartbeat. [Note: This is wordy and it’s kinda late over here, so idk if this’ll help at all. G’luck tho.]
Like? Smoke was… It started out with a Jack who lost an eye, had sharp teeth and all that stuff. Then it escalated to “fire hair” [It was supposed to be smoke, hence his name, actually. The smoke’ll have fire when he’s angry and whatever, but now, his hair’s just fire. Although he has legit hair. But y’know what I mean.] because I liked drawing it like that [it was just for the vent art, but I found fun in drawing all these messy lines].
Plus pointed ears because why not? It’s probably because of the whole “Leprechaun thing” and my love for drawing ears like that. Later on I added the scar over his eye-less socket or whatever you call it [then changed its position] and all that, but really, it’s all for the fun of drawing stuff. I’m also not sure how I got the idea for the goop on his face.
And Mul was something out of no where because he was a ‘rushed darkiplier’ for a prompt I got months ago. “What would I draw? I wouldn’t like to draw someones darkiplier so I’ll make my own, yeah… How does this work.” I don’t remember why I went with water hair, but I kinda just went with it since it was fun to do. Maybe it’s because of the whole “Mark is afraid of drowning” thing or something I thought about hair gel? I don’t remember.
His personality was supposed to be like those stereotypical anime guys who wore glasses [except Mul doesn’t] and were all mysterious and stuff, but lookit him now. I’m not sure if Mul is a dark, but I guess he’s not. Goober just has a bad past and all that.
- There’s always gonna be cool ideas just waiting to be found out. [Think Investigatory Project. There’s gotta be at least one thing out there.]
- It takes time, actually. To finalize things and all. I’m not even done finalizing stuff Mul and Smoke. Or whatever, pfft.
- Go crazy. Creating an OC “just because” isn’t all that great in my opinion, ye gotta find something you’re gonna have fun with.
- It would be nice to check if someone already has the idea you have, but don’t let that get you down.