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Louis's Fabulous Color Choices by Quarter-Virus Louis's Fabulous Color Choices by Quarter-Virus
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Homework for LASALLE College of the Arts: Colour swatches and reasoning for each one.

I like to have mental dialogues with my characters to pretend I have a social life.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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ArtyEllenLOL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
When I first saw this the image was kinda blurry so I thought he was dressed as a sailor scout, then I clicked on the picture, this is amazing awesome. I still think he'd look good in the sailor uniform too. ;)
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jadethedestructor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've gotta say he looks like a fun guy to hang out with.
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I don't like to talk with my OCs, but often I listen them talking in my head, so I know what kind of voice they have.

Is Louis gay?
Reading what you say I think he is, but unfortunately, I tend to not associate personality with look (or at least not fully) .
I'm sure that Louis looks gentle and understanding.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
He is gay, yes.
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Akuma0013 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
yay! Someone else who has mental conversations with their characters!!! :icondragonhugplz:
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AbstractWorld16 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh darling, you aren't the only one to have conversations with characters that don't exist outside of your head.... O.o It just means you've developed the characters to the point where you know exactly what they are going to say and how they are going to react! ;)
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NoisyBunny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the second bar first coat mix and the second bar second coat mix! It's awesome and I think the best~ ooh, now now sweety we all have those moments~ Or at least we do... >>'
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Pastel-Beast Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the first color scheme. Reminds me of Mardi Gras.
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notoriouslyMe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"... I like to have mental dialogues with my characters to pretend I have a social life."

Hahahahahaha. That's epic... (x
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Fated-Wings Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You and I both have mental dialogues with our characters, it does get rather annoying, does it not? Love the color combinations you used
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lestatchrist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Love the last frame :D
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Dracophile Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Ooh, more clothes :la: I realize this is older than the last I commented on, but I just wanna say I like the first a lot, the purple with green sash. It's different but interesting. Also, purple, green and gold are Mardi gras colors, so that works :D After that I'd still go with the purple from the hair comparison. But I like the lighter purple-pink too since it goes well with the pink sash and looks really fabulous :3
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jeanie2707 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
So ar eyou goin' to draw st like a whole comic book about Louis and James cause I just simply love them:) BTW I'm studyin' in SG also:)
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CattheCowardlyLion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
... I like to have mental dialogues with my characters to pretend I have a social life.

-shamefully agrees-
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PikkuKuolema Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: :worship: I love Louis!
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popze Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Everytime I see him I can't help but feel like I see one of my own characters in Louis. It's terrifying really.
But still love this amazing Character :D
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PunkPirate-art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he is fabulous indeed xD
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Kai-ni Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
purple-pink in the very middle is best *-*
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xCatFace Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
1st one definitely!
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Cazna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love that dialogue. XD
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DuskChant Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
#1 It works but personally I find the colors too cold. And white gloves would be better.
#2 Urgh! While the red feathers look good the whole color combination doesn't suit his personality. There is not enough contrast between blue and green either. This one is terrible...
#3 It looks so... french? xD I actually like it but I wouldn't pick it. This is too much even for Louis.
#4 I like this coat color the most, and it is the most harmonic color scheme but I find it even more bland than #8 since it all comes down to pink. It's missing the "special something". A different sash color perhaps.
#5 Contrast-wise this is better despite being similar colors. Of all the color schemes this one feels most right. I'd go with this one.
#6 Absolutely not!
#7 The sash color is nice but again, a combination of blue and green doesn't suit him.
#8 Aww, I actually really like this color combination. It's just the sash color that makes it look bland. Making it pink or red would be my suggestion.
#9 A little too barbie doll for my taste but it works, actually.

Overall: Beige gloves look awful with his hair. Lighter jackets suit him better than dark ones and warmer colors better than colder ones. But that's just my personal opinion.
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Falcolf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The commentary makes this awesomeness hilarious. XD I suffer from mental commentary with my characters as well and for the same reason.
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SilverGhostKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I like the purple with green sash, the purply-pink with pink sash, and the black with pink sash. :)
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NORTHWOLF55 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm on the same thing too. Dunno why, but it's just great to speak to my characters. And I also ask out their opinions too. They can sometimes say some smart things,and they always cheer me up. :)

Luis is the best. I think the purple and green one is the closest to his personality. But maybe with white gloves. :)
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KandaGirl9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anyway~ love this! louis looks fabulous and gorgeous no matter what he wears
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KandaGirl9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA! at least their your own characters...T.T i talk to my bleach and d.gray-man posters
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OverlordPrince Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, someone else who talks to their characters... I know this all too well. They like to speak up on their own too, comment on things. Sigh. One wants his hat.

Really like this. And anything with Louis. He's an awesome character. Hope he doesn't bother you too much. =P
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waterdrup Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When you look at the designs from left to right real quick, it's like Louis is dancing...
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ValentinThirteen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
Very nice!
You're not alone with the mental dialogue thing haha =]
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Moonsword Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think we all do that.... it's only when you try explaining it to your family do you realize just exactly how nutters you sound.
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Tidus-Yumemiru Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
i like the two blue combo looks cool, but his personality wise I'd say purple and pink
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ShadowKnightSociety Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like all of them except for the blue and green outfits at the bottom with white feathers. Blue and green don't express Louis's personality.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, they all look very good, though it helps to have your commentary as to why you're making certain decisions as opposed to others. You make these color schemes a lot; is this a requirement for your animation class or is this your personal process? It seems very useful.
And I talk to my characters too. I think everyone does, but only a few can admit it. -__-
Anyway, I must say, Louis is my favorite character design you have done so far. For many reasons. But mostly fop.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
As with character designs, the color schemes for each character goes through multiple stages of the development. If you always stick with the version version of your character or your story you're cutting off the potential for developing them into something better.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
True, very true. That's something I should definitely exercise. I tend to test out the clothing, but not the colors.
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful color palletes! I can agree with the talking to OC's for I, too, am guilty of talking to my OC's to pretend I have a social life....at least when they give you back talk, all you have to do is erase them!
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MissyFortune Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
The first and third (Yes the red one) are my faves. And no worries, I personally think that interacting with OC's is a great way to socialize XD Great work. I adore Louis.^^
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Swordarchertex Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Youre brilliant ^^
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Aspendragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, that pretty much sums up my social life as well lol
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LilayM Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Personally, I think red-red (not pink-red), deep navy blue or black-red mix suit him best. This green is so not the color you're looking for. Overall, many of these look kinda... mismatched. I realize it might have been the intent, but I just can't bring myself to like them. The ones from here that I like he most are those that do look like an actual carefully-chosen outfit - red-red set (yyyeah xD) and those purple-pink ones.
I believe that in the end you'll come out with something outrageous, as you always do.
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SwordStitcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
You have the most fantastic way of making me love Louis. He's just so sassy and hilarious. I realize I've probably come to this a little late, but every time I see one of 'His' comics, it totally brightens my day.

On the fashion crisis, I believe he looks more dashing in the purple coat and green sash. :giggle:
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Kattoi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
i try not to talk with my own characters in my head, because i always start talking aloud and i'm afraid one day someone mite send me to the "comfy room" if you the get point... :)
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BookLyrm Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like the top and middle rows furthest on the left have the best arguments. I also like the middle examples of those rows as well--especially the "duckish" top middle. I just like all the colors--seems to contrast with all the rather bland uniforms you traditionally see in European colonial era uniforms and strikes me as more piratey. Like Calico Jack, kind of.

Also, I love the contrast of cartoony Louis next to more-realistic you!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Ah, let me expand my thought - orange is associated with:
+ power
+ inexhaustible energy
+ love of freedom
+ excitement
+ tolerance
+ forgiveness
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Orange is also associated with The Netherlands (national color) and doesn't reflect Louis's personality well, it's too garish and bright without being tactful and would just bounce off that blonde hair terribly; he'd look like the sun, and while he does like attention, that's a bit too "loud" for him.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
*facepalms* I forgot about Netherlands...

Hm, if you say that it's too loud...Giving the amount of purple you have here, what about violet coat + light-blue sash?
PS
he's hard to dress, isn't he?
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Charanty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
May i suggest something? PAINT THE SUIT IN ORANGE!

And there is never enough purple, i know that you know it.
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SassyRaptor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has mental dialogues with my chars. :P

This is so awesome! X3 Excellent array of colors here! o:
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ScalpelUser Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, I am so in love with your style and Louis in particular *laughs* I can't wait to learn more about him and this whole world you're creating! Your work is very inspiring, looking forward to seeing your next piece!
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HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I already commented, but I was in a rush, so I must add, GOSH DARN IT LOUIS! Why must you look good in EVERYTHING!? Arggggg, I am SO jealous! And your so gosh darn beautiful, you're an even better woman than me! HAha, now carry on with your lovely modeling. ^_^
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