Elise and Alice dressed as Wilhelm and Vito from ‘the reward’ animated short. Elise is pushing up a part of her hair in an attempt to make it somewhat like Wilhelm’s, but it’s not working very well :p
By the way, please consider contributing to the reward kickstarer! The original short is there too, so you can go watch it if you haven’t yet. It’s really great and I love it and I won’t stop promoting it until it reaches it’s goals c:
Doodled some Vito/Wilhelm makeouts, like I promised. I can’t get over how adorable they are! Do they have a ship name or at least a specific tag for the slash though? I’m a little worried about just posting it into the main tags…
Don’t forget to donate to the kickstarter if you have the means, btw
Something is going on in Wilhelm and Vito’s friendship today.
It’s the second part of Wilhelm’s Curse where we follow Vito and Wilhelm from The Reward again. They are older and have been questing for many years. Wilhelm is a vampire and together with the druid girl Amerath, they seek a cure. Turn on some candles and enjoy the newest Tale of Alethrion.
In this episode we put in an epic disco song sung by Mathias Winum. First montage with actual singing.
Forgotten dungeons with crawling monsters and hidden treasures are the favorite quest spots for the more experienced heroes of Alethrion.
These lands are full of dungeon secrets just waiting to be discovered by our main characters. Here are some work in progress stills from the intros that are going to be showed in front of some of our future Sun Creature Studio YouTube videos. Remember to subscribe if you haven’t already :)
Wilhelm is a very focused and serious warrior. He sticks to the plan and doesn’t say much. Looking for a purpose in life, Wilhelm seeks to find a goal to attach himself to. When he aims for something, he does so with every fibre of his being, doing everything in his power, no matter how much he has to sacrifice in the process. He expects happiness to arrive after reaching a goal and needs to learn how to appreciate the journey instead. His biggest dream is to be like the heroes of his childhood, who seem to be the most respected and happy people in the world.
Being an introvert, Wilhelm is not very social and he doesn’t like to mingle with others. When it comes to love he is very shy—needing to prepare himself mentally and write down what to say and do before he approaches a girl. He does not like being noticed or drawing attention to himself. For example, no one has ever seen his neck; it is always hidden behind his scarf, even when he sleeps. He is a bit of a solo hipster and he doesn’t really care much for others. Instead, he enjoys his passions, including reading poetry and practicing techniques of ancient swordsmen.
Wilhelm learns on his travels that friendship is what is most important. Trusting and spending time with a friend is the true reward of life. When finally realizing how to appreciate the journey itself, he finds peace within himself, transforming him into a badass fighter, both beautiful and wise, with the biggest heart one can imagine.
Vito is an extroverted, impulsive wizard with red hair who enjoys life to the fullest. He is cool and fun but also very naive and unfocused—he hates being alone and bored. Vito likes to party and is easily distracted, which often leaves Wilhelm impatient and frustrated. He gets distracted easily due to not wanting to miss out on anything on his journey. He wants to check out all dungeons and talk with everyone along the way! He doesn’t plan or think ahead, meeting the consequences of his actions when he stumbles over them. The worst part however, is that he doesn’t realize how his reckless actions affect other people.
Being a prankster and an entertainer, Vito wants and needs everybody’s love and attention. He doesn’t think about his actions, seeking only a smile or getting blown a kiss in his direction. He learns the hard way that his irresponsible actions can affect people other than himself, when his best friend, Wilhelm, loses two fingers and almost dies because of his frivolous way of life. This occurs in the pilot episode, The Reward. Luckily, best friends forgive one another for one’s transgressions. Vito comes to realize that if you find a true friend, you need to appreciate and earn that bond of friendship.
For all of those who missed the kickstarter campaign you can now get the book!
Thanks to everyone for making this possible!!
For you guys who bought one during the campaign you will need to be patient and strong just a little bit more. We are still waiting for the last things to arrive since we want to send everything all at once :)
You might wonder why Wilhelm looks like a vampire here… well, we did the Vito and Wilhelm´s Logbook a while ago where our audience could choose how the story should go after Vito and Wihelm left the Mirror Room. One thing to know is that nosferatos are usually the bad monster kind where as vampires are the lords doomed to a neverending life of sorrow - they are not always bad… but they do need blood.Check out how the 4 chapters of Epic Vito and Wilhelm´s logbook went here on this playlist!
Tocha is the most common land of Alethrion and it is here most adventurers begin their travels. Vito and Wilhelm grew up in the peaceful and boring farmer village Tohan. Later they almost got eaten in Lake Love, flew over the Canyon of Prey on big birds and got in a deadly battle in the Windmill City of Draloque. It is an area of Alethrion that has a bit of everything and you can live a whole life travelling here without missing out on anything.
The electricity in the world of Alethrion comes from nature. Which is also why you will see a lot of windmills everywhere - especially in Tocha. Magic is used for attacking but is hard to control and therefore not used as a main energy source. It is hard to contain energy which makes it hard to use a lot of energy at once unless there is a lot of wind as there is in Draloque.
Let us present some of the most known areas of Tocha:
Draloque: The Windmill City . It is the highest placed city which connects the Canyon of Prey with the civilized world. There is so much wind that the windmills always grants the city energy. It is always packed with parties, mafias and casinos. Many visit this place but very few stay here for a long time. There are always new faces and you should always keep your wallet close. You can find most of the things you need here. It is the hometown of Mira, Tira Uruth and Zit.
Tohan, farmer town Where Vito and Wilhelm grew up. This is the most boring place in Alethrion. When something happens, like a hero riding by, everybody become overly excited. They are farmers and are living the simple life here. Sometimes, very rarely, young people of Tohan travel out to discover what lies beyond the horizon line.
Gnobel, the engineer’s capital . The Canyon of Prey has all the materials an engineer would want to play with which is also why Gnobel is placed in the middle of it. It is a city where all the best educated craftsmen work and many different races live. The transports are going in and out all of the time. One of their biggest projects were to build Draloque the Windmill City. It would have been nothing without Gnobel, which is also why inventions come to Draloque first.
Canyon of Prey It is difficult to pass if you don´t fly over it or use the small roads on the hill sides. People use big birds or air vehicles to get through. The canyon is not inhibited by many, mostly birds and mountain goats live here.
Lake Love Very large fish can be caught here and this is what brings many fishermen in danger. Intelligent octopuses have mermaid arms and the big fish also have a taste for land creatures. Also, secret caves can be found on the little islands and under the lake.
The Slit Some say that this bottomless hole was made by the gods many years ago. But different tribes and creatures have settles on the sides of the hole in different levels. Some say that this is the only way down to humun, the banished god, and other demon like creatures who only fear the light. A few religious cults have found out that Humun is a vegetarian and throws down veggie dishes as sacrifices for him.
Targo Falls the most fresh water comes from this great fall. Tribe against against pollution live around here.
Bowey Disco barbarian tribe that really like their hair and take dance super serious. It is a city that is build in a huge snail house, so it moves around the land. Uruth, from Mira´s gang, grew up here, but was sent away when he flirted with the other male dancers.
Ugarth A harbor that consists of bridges with houses attached to them. Vehicles have been replaced with boats and they trade with fish and sea merchandise. Aquatic people (merfolk) live side by side with humans here.
Dern The vulcano village where Alethrion killed the Dern Dragon so that the people could live in peace. Great vacation area and nice to visit for backpackers looking for exotic and different areas.
2 hours left of our Kickstarter for Tales of Alethrion - the animated fantasy series!We are 4% from reaching our stretch goal which is another episode! Since our backers choose (by voting) who they want to follow in the next episodes we have made a thank you illustration where the main characters are racing against each other! Amerath is in the leading position but Epic Wilhelm and Vito are really close to her! 2 more hours to vote or back the project if you haven´t already :)
Thank you everyone! The warmest and most passionated high fives to all of you!
The days have been busy and It’s been a long time since our last Youtube upload but now we are back!
This is Kenneth Ladekjær doing his magic here at Sun Creature Studio. We would like to show you the different processes and happenings during the making of The Reward: Tales of Alethrion. This time we zoom in on Animation! Kenneth shows the scene he animated in the teaser while talking about the process of and the idea behind the animation in the Reward series.
Head over to the channel if you are interested in more videos from the sun