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Character Progress - Captain Fabulous by Quarter-Virus Character Progress - Captain Fabulous by Quarter-Virus
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WARNING: OLD ART!! The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Compilation of character development for LASALLE College of the Arts: His design is still likely to change and the story is nowhere near developed, but I had so many sketches I thought I should begin to compile them before I get completely swamped.

The concept of my animation was actually set into motion by one of my teachers, who joked that with all the time they spent at sea I might want to explore the possibility of pirates being gay. This made me think about the lack of non-heterosexual protagonists in most animations, and I wanted to see if I could break that mold.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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:iconsteamystefano:
SteamyStefano Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
that's a glam ass mofo. Love him.
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:iconcatgirl29:
catgirl29 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
<font><font>Ojal that it was more than a short- comic, I want...I need more.</font></font>
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Thy-Demon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Writer
I'm sure you've already done a lot of research, but there's a lot of historical evidence for the navy at least having gay members. At one point in the late 19th century, if I'm remembering this right, the government wanted to root out homosexuals, so they set up a volunteer program for men to pretend to be gay in order to supposedly gain the confidences of the truly gay men and expose them. Then the government noticed that a LOT of men were signing up for this and promptly closed down the program. I can see from Louis' costume he's clearly more of a 18th century pirate, but still interesting to note c:

Love the ideas c:
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They also had some truly horrible torture for men in the navy who turned out to be gay. But Louis is not in the navy, he's a pirate - and there is supposedly evidence of the earliest form of gay marriage amongst pirates, too.
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Taralen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating development!
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:icongangnampom:
GangnamPom Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist
whoa! that one lil doodle of him being carried. it's like they're carring taffy XD
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:iconmondoart:
MondoArt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmm your siren/ mermaid design is interesting... they have more fins :) sweet!

i love how you animators do your job!
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:iconedward-smee:
Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I acutually like the design on the top right corner the most, better than the final.
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:icondrazzielder:
DrazziElder Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Very interesting, seeing the process.
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:iconkuroi232:
Kuroi232 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to spam you with me going through adding everything to my favourites. I CAN'T HELP IT. Your characters...and these drawings! You're amazing....Uwaaaaaah!
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that the idea of a cross dressing pirate is hilarious! I love this character!
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:icontheoriginalskunky:
TheOriginalSkunky Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This character of yours is so awesome, I Love him! :heart: and I agree there really needs to be more gay protagonist characters in western animation you don't see that too often so this would be a much welcome change! :)
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:iconnoisybunny:
NoisyBunny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like you ideas and what not but how will it end? what's the plan if you will? Or no spoilers?
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:iconcarameja:
Carameja Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So in love with this gay pirate!
But.. I absolutly hope his long hair isnt a wig >.<
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halloweenchild13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First thing I notice in this from your more recent scetches and uploads, is that Louis's legs aren't so long anymore (or maybe I'm just not very observant tonight lmao) and I love the character development. I'd love to have his boots though :)
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
He got slightly more proportioned, if only so that he'd fit inside the canvas more easily.
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:iconhalloweenchild13:
halloweenchild13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough, I am a fan of over exagirated people/characters/drawing style. I'm kinda glad he's gotten shorter. Keep up the good work :D you are fantastic :D
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:iconjimmyandthesuncats:
JimmyandtheSuncats Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
A very interesting thing to look at! The thought process and planning that is. I like the originality.
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:iconzthedoomypirate:
ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in love...:iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconwarriornun:
WarriorNun Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's pole-dancing...

...

I would so give him my entire wallet.
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Elaine182 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
I love your character Louis! You clearly worked very hard on his design and concept. And it shows, because he is just, forgived me here, FAAAAAAABULOUS!
I really hope to see more of him.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I hope we get to see more of him, too. =P
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:iconjsvb:
JSVB Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Well I'M in love...XD
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R-P-Porter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
absolutely adore this character you're working on!
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smallbiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I cannot get over this design. <3 He's lovely.
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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SJRivera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
okay, I got some SERIOUS laughs out of the Jareth one X3 :icongoblinkingplz:
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:iconheronscry:
HeronsCry Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful design! :la: Too bad he's gay, cause I'm so in love!
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:iconpeaniko:
Peaniko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really like seeing the creative process for him, I so glad you posted this.
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KandaGirl9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
louis looks good no matter what~
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:iconwoodenpen:
woodenpen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will the girl appear later or was she just someone to help develop Louis?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
She will not be in the final animation, but if I turn it into a graphic novel someday she will likely play a bigger role.
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:iconwoodenpen:
woodenpen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I really hope you do! I'd love to buy it someday!1
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Forgive me, but he kind of reminds me of Prince Poppycock... :meow:
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Versailles70 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....is it wrong to wonder what would happen if he played Twister? With the Commodore, maybe? o.o just a thought...
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Papadelifresh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's really attractive >///>
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IxCANxHAZxCOOKIE Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love watching your process, it is very fascinating, and your characters are fun! :D
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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IxCANxHAZxCOOKIE Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome! :heart:
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:iconeloquentlyyours:
EloquentlyYours Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
GODDAMN HE IS ONE HOT GAY PIRATE
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soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, at least his crew wouldn't have to tie him to the main veil, unless the mermaids will piss him off or something. :XD:
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:iconvinctia:
Vinctia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this guy already :love:
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wanderingbishop Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
A good idea to make gender preferences incidental to the story - you can't base a good plot around a single character trait (Well, maybe if that personality trait is GAR...).

Anyway, this guy looks like one seriously awesome character *+devwatches* and I'm looking forward to more.

Man, this movie pitch would be so hard to do... I'm not sure they'd even let you in the door at Disney XD
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's my professor's biggest concern, especially in a country as conservative as Singapore. He seems to think these characters and their antics have the potential for a possible serial-series type of animated show, but it'd be almost impossible to pitch to companies here, where homosexual acts are still illegal.
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TreeNinja66 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Interesting character,I like it.
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is really quite interesting. I like seeing how his concept has evolved. I do hope you find a place for the little girl, though, she seems to offset his character very nicely in all of his 'incarnations', and I would think she would make a good plot-partner to help him figure out ways to annoy the hell out of the Commodore.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There are plans for her, but she's not likely to make it into the animation. I do plan to continue their story in comics, however, whenever time allows.
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korymisun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoy this character so much, it's hard to put into words the extent of my enjoyment.
He reminds me a lot of Dorian Gloria, a homosexual British art thief with his eye on the German Major, Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach. Klaus only wants to see him behind bars, because he can't stand the man. Dorian loves picking on him and getting one step ahead. He also stole a portrait of Klaus right out of his manor! :XD:
Eventually Klaus needs to enlist Dorian for things like finding other criminals and stolen objects, promising not to arrest him if he cooperates. The series is called From Eroica with Love if you ever feel like peeking at the wiki.

Anyway, so sorry to ramble on when my main focus of this comment was to tell you how much I want to see more of Louis. The way he dispatched that mermaid trying to get aboard was incredibly fierce, so you know not to mess with him. At the same time, he's very fashion conscious and always looks great. I could tell from the short storyboard that his crew loves him too, which is always important when I read original pirate stories. Continue experimenting until it feels right, and Louis will shine more each time you draw him. I'm an everlasting fan of yours, and incredibly excited!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!

People have pointed out From Eroica with Love several times (along with Prince Poppycock). They say it's impossible to tell an original story anymore, so I just hope my characters turn out individual enough that they don't turn out too similar. It was already a bit of a shock when I saw that Dorian Gloria was also a blonde-haired, blue-eyed fabulous dandy.
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