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Louis Is A ... Redhead? by Quarter-Virus Louis Is A ... Redhead? 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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Homework for LASALLE College of the Arts: Revised colour swatches plus different hair colours. I kept the blonde in the end because I felt it represent his elegance, grace, and "fluffyness" better.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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tusss Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just loooooove this caracter, would absolutley love to read comic about this wonderful pirate!
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Although the red hair does look a bit different on him, I would still love to see Louis in some fabulous red hair on Valentines Day. The day allows him to be mischievous. ;)
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NoisyBunny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Does he have any other costumes?
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Phishfry Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the blonde with ALL of the outfits, I really don't like the red, the strawberry I actually really like as well, especially with the purple jacket outfit, and I actually think the brown looks good with the purple jacket outfit as well. As for overall, I would suggest that you keep him blonde. It's so true that the general "Frenchman" in his appearance is lost when you change the hair color. However, I really suggest playing around with the strawberry hair. Maybe you could do a strip or two where it is accidentally dyed, and Louis is freaking out, while James just face palms in the corner, lol. I'm not one to tell people what to do, but I say that what you've got going is fantastic. ^^
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SoulSilverHeartGold Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Those LEGS!!!!! They're so LONG. :jawdrop:
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MightyIce59 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the red it goes with his make up nicely
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Dracophile Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Definitely not brown hair, that is too plain for him. While the strawberry red is different, it also just doesn't click for me and gets lost in his makeup. The red is certainly eye catching, but doesn't look "real" (cartoon, I know, but with the makeup he looks like a gay party clown. Sorry Louis XD). So out of the hair I think blonde suits him best. You could also try strawberry blond if you want a hint of red, it's like the strawberry red but leans more towards a golden blonde, but the light blonde suits him. It's elegant and angelic, making his occupation and sometimes silliness more interesting.

Out of the jackets, I think blue looks best on his frame with the blonde hair. It doesn't flash his orientation in big neon letters, but it's still...uh...dandy? I think his mannerisms and dialogue would better show his orientation anyway. If you want to show his orientation in his clothing more, I'd go with the purple and pink sash since it makes his hair and make up flow but stand out too. Is his hair ribbon always black? I could see him having a collection of fabulously colored ones...But anyway, that's my take. Love your work :heart:
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CattheCowardlyLion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is the most extensive study of a character that I've seen on dA
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randomman95 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Man, so many designs to choose from. All of them look great. Nice work :)
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Ibitsue Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
the reds and the whites or bleachy blond look really nice I think ^-^
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SzejdiAkhanta Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely blue jacket and blonde hair version. Red hair is... bad.
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DuskChant Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Strawberry red and brown are an absolute no-go. Too ordinary. Too down-to-earth. Not flashy enough.
That red hair looks awesome but for brightness contrast's sake in comparison to James and for stereotype-ness you should stick to blonde.

Aww, I really don't know what you have against the shock pink jacket. xD It's freaking FABULOUS! Maybe if you gave the sash a different color and made the parts that should be white white again... no? xD Okay...

Of all those I'll go with the second to last. However, I think it looked better in your previous version with lighter feathers and without the golden rim on the gloves. It looks "heavier" in this version. The golden rim draws the attention to a larger area, while without it the attention was drawn to the waist, which I think was better.
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PikkuKuolema Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tooo much love! :rofl: :giggle:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
What about black hair or black isn't sassy enough?
Also what about titian red (gloden-red) and different shades of blond?
Brown also come in colours, i mean variations - what about chocolate brown or dark brown?
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aaawhyme Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love the way you draw legs and feet
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VampGoddess97 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Just a random thought while looking at this, but have you tried making his sash blue?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Blue causes some problems because usually to make colors harmonious it's best to avoid using more than three main ones. But I'm still fiddling with his colors, thanks for the suggestion regardless.
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caffeinegoddess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been following all of the little changes with this guy, I am getting very attached to him.
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HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
They ALL look so fabulous! DX Arg! It's almost infuriating how beautiful he looks in EVERYTHING! Am I jealous? NO... Well, yes... But You're so BEAUTIFUL! XD
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Blonde definitely suits him. Gives him almost in my opinion, elegant, feminine, and slightly angelic feel. Almost feminine to the point of motherly, though I don't expect that trait from him. But that thought helps me think it will clash with James since he appears more rugged and harsh compared to how Louis looks. The first outfit too I like particularly. The pink sash, as you said, accentuates his gayness. I love it, speaks so feminine and gives light to who he is. The white, though Louis seems more mischievous, speaks purity, but out of all the choices, I just like it better... The colors don't clash too much with this hair or face. The black accents some darkness which takes some of the purity of the white away. The pink outfit is a close 2nd in my favorites but it's almost a bit too flamboyant with gayness. :XD:

Just by thought.... He is still a guy... And although he's a fashionista apparently, he's still a guy, and in some stereotypes guys don't plan their outfits thoughtfully when it comes to complimenting their features (like my boyfriend). Even an outfit that didn't go 100% well with him could accent a more male side. (Reason I thought of this ridiculous idea is because when I looked at the outfits I really liked out of matching and color compliments, he looks so feminine. But the other outfits that had something not as complimentary to a feature of his, it almost reverted him back, in my mind, to a more male figure, but not too male. I look at the outfits that I liked on him, and I saw a woman. Beautiful woman...But a woman. It would take explaining to show that he is in fact a male.) Do you plan on using a male voice actor if any at all?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm not even sure what the final animation will be at the moment, since all my brainstorming seems to run me against a wall. It looks like voice acting might be necessary, but it's going to be tough to find voice actors in Singapore (Singlish accents lah. Cannot, lah.)
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TsukiOhkami Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student General Artist
It'd love to see how you animate. :la: I wanna get into a major in college that involves animation. Is this a college course your taking that's making you make these characters and animations or are you just doing it on/for your own?

Maybe you can ask some people over their computer to give recordings of their voices for your characters if that helps any, if you want to? Good luck though with your brainstorming too.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm in my final year of an animation course at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.
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NightOfMoon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
How about a pink sash blue coat combination? With the boots still black.
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MissyFortune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Blonde is my absolute fave^.^ He looks amazing in nearly anything with that color.
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Greenglassnotes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dear god, that last swatch made my day!

I'd have to say the blonde hair topped with the blue coat is probably the best. The make up screams gay (if not drag queen) as it is, but did you try throwing on a pink sash instead of the gold? That could get the big gay-vibe you're looking for.
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BookLyrm Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think I like blond/purple best. The colors don't clash but they all stand out from each other, especially the sash and the coat; the coat, like you said, points to wealth and extravagance; but pink and purple aren't usually colors you'd see together on a guy, which shows his character as someone who stands out on purpose, someone who has confidence with his difference; and the purple is a little bit like the blue of the French flag (well, it looks a little similar to me, but I am ever-so-slightly colorblind). Not sure whether I'd like the darker or lighter feathers for the hat, though.
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SunnyChest Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
he really should sing J.B.'s boyfriend... just sayin'
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
?
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SunnyChest Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i mean it really would fit him if he sang something..khm homo.. in karaoke... that would be funny seeing him that way :)
(bad english..)
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hiperanimefreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
You know...I like him blond, it suites him. Its french, its fabulous, it just works, but I wouldn't be overly upset if you made him ginger to strawberry blond, or even bright red, especially bright red actually, but I will always be biased in favor of red hair. Always.
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misamattnmello Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Maybe something like strawberry blond as a mix between the red and the blond? He looks fab in both colors and while the blond keeps the Frenchness (I know what you mean about French stereotypes, I spent an entire semester learning about their history), the red mix still demands attention like I'm feeling his character does. Also, the black with gold sash looked great for a pirate, but I felt like the gold trim of the coat mixed into the gold sash
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Arthaine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I like the blonde-and-purple outfit the most. Purple isn't really associated with gay, but it's still an unusual colour for a uniform(and in combination with the pink sash it still looks effeminate enough). Maybe the feather should be a bit lighter, so his hair doesn't look too light?
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foreva-forgetting Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Awww, please keep Louis blonde. Personally i think it's best too, suits him more. Though seeing him with different hair colours was fun. Maybe he can have his hair tragically dyed another colour accidentally for a comic strip? His reaction would be funny to watch.
Though I have to admit, the main reason I want him to stay blond is because I have a blond friend who is (almost) exactly like Louis (Not french and not completely gay...He's asexual I think?)

ps: Colour!!!! Goddamit it's the English language why do you not spell words the English way? D': I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't for Da telling me my spelling is wrong when it's not. I right click to go and change the languages and the only thing directly available is English (American) which is what is already selected. Fail :L
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I've been taught to spell the American way since I was in kindergarten, so it's a tough habit to crack. I do use British spelling for the Commodore's speechbubbles in the comics, though, but it seems no-one has yet to notice.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i noticed! :dummy:
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
THE COMMODORE COMMENDS YOU. TOP NOTCH JOB, SAH.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BAM. COMMENDED.
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WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Oops, almost forgot, keep the black booties, the white ones just don't suit him.

You can see my previous point about one colours strengthening another on the red haired Louis'ses(I don't know) as the gold sash seems darker on them.
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WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
The Blonde hair, blue jacket, and red feather works best for me. The combo of blue and red has always been an affective one and the red helps make the blonde hair seem darker(like those optical illusions that ask you if two colours are the same.)

The purple jacket may work if it were with a golden sash rather than the pink one, the combo of pink and purple makes it a little hard to look at him and I'm sure Louis wouldn't like that.

As far as the potential of his golden sash running into his hair, maybe if you tried a dark red(almost ruby coloured?) It would have the same effect as the red feather has on his hair but as they would be right next to each other it would have a greater effect.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Purple with a gold sash had the same problem of disappearing into his hair. I'll see what I can do about possibly changing the gilt colors.
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WimblesTheCreator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Why must colours be magicians?
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LilayM Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Althouggh I'm all for Louis' hair staying blond, the red seems quite... alluring. Like you said, it brings his face out nicely. About resembling the opposite forces.... I think you worry too much. Louis looks good in blue, and he'd never ever be confused for a British.
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RedeadDie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
D: BLONDE BLLLLOOOOONNNNNNDDDDDEEEEE

It is soooo hard to dye a wig red...
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Hahaha! xD I can bet ...
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
why not try with your new hairstyle =D
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SolyssAhrae Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the red.
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KeltanaOwisp Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
The blonde works best I do whole heartedly agree, it gives that more french and girly girl feeling to his gayness.

The pink sash is very french regal/nobility. I wouldn't worry too much about it being associated with breast cancer month. it screams more frilly and gay for louie. though as a side note gay men will stand up for girls breasts XD

Black boots are better, more dominatrix. I don't care how clean he is unless he has one of his lackies carrying him around in port all the time they are not staying that way... though I can see that happening... not to mention seeing him getting upset over some sloshy drunkin pirate getting a stain on his cravat.

Purple coat. simply because yes it is a rich royal color. It was the hardest to produce die and used by fru fru nobility. It also helps with the gay factor without being too over the top. the purple coat and the pink sash scream nobility to me as well as HELLLLOOOOOO gay.

I think that covers all the different chooses you had here. again I love this character concept, And am very much looking forward to this short film. I hope you post it here or link it. I would also love to see a short online web comic series of all his lil shenanigans, but I understand time and everything... so I'll just be happy to have him running around in my head, with my BF doing the sexy french man gay voice for me ^^ hmmmm you're not in need of voice actors are you?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I might be in need of voice actors, actually, though Louis doesn't talk "gay" unless he really wants to hash it up. He's more of an 80's glam rocker than Prince (Fabulous) Poppycock.
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KeltanaOwisp Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Well he loves to do voices for fun and is scarily good at it at times... alil too good. His stitch is kinda unnerving. And he's kinda learning french for fun sooo [link] if ya wanna give him alil jab in the ribs ^^ he already said he'd be happy to do louis's voice XD
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