Ok, let's just take a break from the really old stuff for a sec and move to the new stuff: New OC's! Isn't that exciting?
As some of you are aware, the last thing I did with my OC's, I posted more than two years ago... Yeah... Apologies to those who expected to see more action with the guys. Unfortunately, I pretty much hit a wall with the further development of my OC's. I didn't stop working on them though. To the contrary. I set up a huge amount of different settings and stories for them, but nothing seemed right. Nothing really felt like a story I wanted to tell. Which is why I altogether stopped drawing them for that long. Until the knot opened up around three weeks ago. I'm happy to announce that I now know what I want to do, how to do it and that I've started putting a cast together. First of which are Aurora Hi'aka, field agent and combat specialist and Kari Puck, scientist, medic and general excitable nerdy person.I'm so excited to finally be working on my little team of awesome interdimensional agents again!
I'd love to get some feedback from you guys! What do you think of those two so far? Love / Hate? I am genuinely excited about this, so any comments from you would be awesome!
_________Notes:Okay, this is going to be long. Whoever makes it through this: Well done and thank you!
With all the changes that have happened for my OC's, funnily enough the storyverse is still largely the same. For those who aren't familiar with it yet, I'd advise you to read Jerry's explanation of Gateway and the Nexus.
Let's start with Aurora Hi'aka: She's not a new OC in that sense because I've had a character called 'Aurora' hanging around for quite a while. But she's new in the sense of how she's portrayed and what kind of role she has in the story. Her personality hasn't changed that much though: She's a good strategist and has a cunning mind, can be goofy, hyperactive and loves her job because she gets to pummel things. Her race still doesn't have a name, but as you can see: She's a humanoid cat. Not the most inventive alien life form, I grant you. But what I wanted to do is not to simply stick a cat head on a human body, as many people seem to do. I tried to make an alien cat race that seemed legit and which really could have evolved from felines. So I studied a lot of cat anatomy, drew their skulls and skeletons, tried to figure out how the whole structure of the body would change if a cat became bipedal. And this is what I came up with so far. Still needs a bit of tweaking, especially in the body and leg shape, but I'm quite happy with it so far.
The second lady here is Kari Puck. I just wanted to go wild on her and try out some crazy things like the elefant-like feet and feathers as hair. And well... somehow it worked pretty well. As you can see, I have her looks a bit further developed than Aurora, simply because I've been drawing her more. I don't have a name for her race either, but I already know in which direction I want their culture to go. Their language consists of short syllables and few long words. Hence, her short name. Their religion is big on music and ancient rhymes, which they believe are magical. Being a scientist, Kari does not share the belief with her kin, which is part of the reason why she left her planet and decided to work for an interdimensional agency. She was also excited about the prospect of seeing other worlds and about all the scientific discoveries that could be made. She's generally a very rational person and isn't quick to become superstitious. Anything and everything new excites her and she lives for gaining and sharing knowledge. She's kind and light hearted, fiercely intelligent, rubbish in a fight, but a very good medical doctor when it comes to quick fixes and emergencies. Also, she's about as tall as a ten-year old human, slightly below the average height for her species. Her legs are very muscular, which makes her a very good runner and she could hand out forceful kicks if she ever got in a scrap. Which is unlikely due to her non-agressive nature and lack of combat training. Random fact: Her species possess venom glands in their cheeks, a remnant from their amphibian ancestors. Of course, they're immune to their venom, but it is seen as socially unacceptable to use it. Over time, this has caused many individuals to be born without the venom glands. Kari still posesses them, although the venom produced is not as deadly as her ancestor's.
Other changes so far: Jerry is still the dork he's always been, but now he properly moved to the tech division as the gadget guy and isn't a pure field agent anymore. He's still from London and still from this earth in this universe. Only, he now has french parents and his last name is Lambert. Jérémy Lambert. Yes, after years and years, the man finally has a last name! He's very happy with it. And Gateway's resident Scot, Henry McKirmik, has a new job too. He's now the pilot and coordinator. Yes, he gets to fly the spaceship. And he drives the jeep. And pretty much any other vehicle at his disposal. All in all, his job is probably the most awesome. Especially because he gets to fly the freaking spaceship!
And lastly, here's the full list of names for the Gateway crew I'm focusing on: Amathea Zeynon (Captain), Crowen Tarvos (field agent, arms expert), Aurora Hi'aka (field agent), Henry McKirmik (pilot, coordinator), Jeremy Lambert (tech expert), Kari Puck (research, medical) and finally Car-Drazac (Gateway Commander, Gamma Sector) More on all of them in the future.
Ok, that's all I've thought out up until now. Sorry about this monstrosity of an artist's comment. I'll try to keep them shorter in future.
And kudos to anyone who's read it all to the end. Thank you!
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