Category: character design

Over the Moon – Glen Keane

Over the Moon – Glen Keane

Here is my final lineup of characters for ArtS…

Here is my final lineup of characters for ArtStation’s Feudal Japan Challenge! 
I won’t spam you any more with this haha. <3 

However, I will continue working on this project on the side, because I really like the characters and the story I came up with. So you might see some poses and expressions, as well as some story moments MAYBE. who knows :F  

cheezy p.s.: Huge thanks to my boyfriend who really helped me with the story and everything, and who has been SO supportive the whole time, that he actually made an ArtStation account just so he could like my project there. I will buy you a guitar one day <3

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Kasumi is the last character from my lineup fo…

Kasumi is the last character from my lineup for the Feudal Japan challenge on ArtStation. She is a kitsune – a powerful shape-shifting fox. She is saved by Makoto (the rōnin) from forest yokai. As a sign of her gratitude she joins him on his search for his little daughter. She loves fried tofu.

You can see the rest of the characters from my story on my profile 🐡🧡

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Osamu is the local Daimyo and Makoto’s former …

Osamu is the local Daimyo and Makoto’s former master. Ruthless, brutish and with zero tolerance for disobedience. He often abuses his power for no good.

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Shiori is Makoto&rsquo;s daughter who was kidn…

Shiori is Makoto’s daughter who was kidnapped by order of the Daimyo when she was little. She’s taken to a ninja village where she undergoes their secret training and is told that her family abandoned her.
As she grows up Shiori starts suspecting that her father may be still out there and looking for her.

Occasionally she sneaks out of the ninja village and visits the neighbouring town. That’s where she meets Tomoe (the geisha) who recognises her as Makoto’s daughter but says nothing so as not to scare her away.

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Emperor Kazuhiko of Japan. Afraid of Norita-sa…

Emperor Kazuhiko of Japan. Afraid of Norita-sama (the Shogun) and has delegated all important decisions to her. Quite vain and used to leading a lavish lifestyle.
Check out the rest of the characters from my story on my profile if you wanna <3 

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Meet Norita-sama, Japan’s Shogun. Determined, …

Meet Norita-sama, Japan’s Shogun. Determined, strong-willed and adamant about her vision of Japan’s future. She will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.

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The third character from my lineup for ArtStat…

The third character from my lineup for ArtStation’s challenge.
Haruo-san is a local villager who loves nature and spends most of his time taking care of his herbal garden.

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Here&rsquo;s the second character from my subm…

Here’s the second character from my submission for the Feudal Japan Challenge on ArtStation.

Meet Tomoe – she’s a geisha whose two biggest passions in life are food and playing the shamisen. She owns a little Soba restaurant where she cooks and performs for her guests each evening.

She grew up with Makoto (the samurai). They were best friends and inseparable until her family had to relocate and they lost touch.

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The ArtStation challenge is finally over and I…

The ArtStation challenge is finally over and I’m SO excited to begin sharing my work with you! 🦊 It was one of the most intense projects I’ve ever worked on, the last 4 days of it I worked for 15 hours each day and it was hell but I loved every second of it! I’ve never been this excited for a project and the characters I created are so close to my heart now. It sounds cheesy af but they feel like friends now and I’ll miss them in a way. ☁️
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The idea of the challenge was to create a lineup of 8 characters. It was my 1st time doing a lineup so it was indeed very challenging and new for me! I wanted to include some storytelling in this project to make my characters more believable and evoke certain emotions. I think this really helped me in the process and I found out how much I actually enjoy storytelling! So here is the main character in my story – Makoto, a former samurai who disobeyed his wicked master and became a rōnin. His daughter mysteriously disappeared after the conflict so he’s out to find her.
// I’m doing a step-by-step for this character which I’ll post this week so stay tuned! 🧡🦖

I posted a lot of the progress on these characters in my Instagram stories so you can follow me there if you want to ^^