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Sketchdump - Louis's Family and Friends by Quarter-Virus Sketchdump - Louis's Family and Friends 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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.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: It's that time of year again, when I need to plow through my dozens of files to organize my drawings into some sort of presentable order.

Designing family members and backstory characters when exploring Louis's motivations. Oh, and an older comic I never got around to colouring.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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:iconlichtherz:
Lichtherz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I fell in love with your Louis Despatis >w<
he's so flashy and nice~ (and this might be an understatement)
He inspires me to work harder on my fanarts. I might want to do a crossover (with Hetalia)... if that's allowed.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm not big on anime, so while you could do a crossover, I wouldn't be able to relate to it much unfortunately.
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Lichtherz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Och, it will be fine.
The anime I relate to is about nation personifications. And there will be the personification of France... he has long blond hair too~
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I know of Hetalia but personally I'm not a fan. I'm a history buff and seeing dictatorship nations portrayed as anime prettyboys isn't my thing.
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Lichtherz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I am too old for those 'pretty anime boys' too.
I wrote a strongly related historical fanfiction (with 100 chapters) myself - with France as the main character.
Why not just let me try it and when you don't like it, you can still ask me to remove what I made.. by then?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Alright sure. Send me a link when it's done, I'd like to see it regardless.
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KangooNoh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If I may, Louis's swearing at the end isn't quite french actually ( well, only for the second exclamation ) :
I guess you wanted to translate "how could you?!", right?
that's true, "comment pourriez-vous" is the right translation if you take word by word, but you can't say this in french, this isn't right
instead, you should have said : "comment avez-vous pu?!" or "comment avez-vous osé?!" which is I think the best way to say it
well...that's it :)

however, I wish I could have such amazing drawing skills, expressions and faces are simply perfect, I love your style *-*






-greetings from a French girl-
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Heh, thanks. I'm not even sure what he was supposed to be saying anymore; normally I get my Francophone watchers to help me translate Louis's lines, but for something so sketchy that I knew I would never finish, I didn't bother this time. :P Sorry about that, it's probably jarring to read for French speakers!
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KangooNoh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome 
hmm...well if I try to translate what's written in the last image, it goes like this : "Jacques, you pig! How could you?! I'm gonna kill you! You ruined everything! I'm gonna get you for this! Agh, I hate you,..."
I see ^_^ I understand 
Yeah, it sounds a bit weird xD but I'm completely aware that French isn't easy to use/speak/write for someone whose first language isn't French 

and well, I don't know if my English is good...
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LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
What happened to Louis's mother?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
She passed away giving birth to him. He never knew her.
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DragonPristess95 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

So Christine is the daughter of a second wife or she was adopted? (sorry my bad english)

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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Christine is now older than Louis, unlike the earlier comics.
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DragonPristess95 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Ok, thanks for the reply. :)

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LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Oh wow! How sad for Louis! He has had a lot of bad things thrown at him in life, but he smiles in spite of it...... I admire that. Will we see a picture of his mother? Or perhaps you already posted one and I just haven't delved deeply enough to look for it. Lol
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LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I love the texture you put into your character's outfits and hair. Wish I could do that.... =(
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superwaffle350 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Louis reminds me of Dee Snyder so much it's crazy. :icontwistedsisterplz:
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talisath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
O, James, that's so not fair...:)
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Question : Will the animated project ever be posted online ? Because I'm very curious about this . ^^
Note : I noticed some errors when Louis talks in french . Understandable since french is a very hard language (even for us french people sometimes^^), so if you want help for french grammar, don't bother to ask ! :)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The sketch scenes are uploaded to my Vimeo at the moment, but it's nowhere near completion, and I don't have time to work on it just yet.
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jihef03 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Okay, thanks for the info . :)
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LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously James?! You are so going down the ranks on my favorite character list! No fair they got to see him without his makeup?! Ugh! No fair!
But I loved the little "Experiment" of James' I couldn't stop laughing!
I'm so glad I don't know French! I highly doubt that whatever Louis is yelling about isn't pleasant. Then again he did get dumped in the water so I don't blame him.
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BellaSylph Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao love the comic sort!
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
There's one thing about Louis I don't understand. If he had such a compatable lover, why did they break up, and why, having had a lover who was of a like mind as him, would Louis go for the Captain, who's very stern and Spartan?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't share that part of his story here, should I turn HAT into a graphic novel someday. Things don't work out, let's just put it that way. And his interest in James is less serious, more for fun. He's not expecting much more than a pursuit halfway across the Caribbean from him.
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Fair enough.
So, uh. . .how much longer do you think before the graphic novels come out?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not for a long time yet. I still want to finish the animation, and will be working full-time starting in August, so free time will be minimal.
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Great elaboration here on the characters. It's always enjoyable when creators go to great lengths to create back-stories for their characters-- it just adds more depth to them. :)
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nataszek Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh no James HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   General Artist
So awesome, its so cool to see more of Louis's family even if his father was an arse to him. But I love seeing these, Louis is such an amazing, deep, and intriguing character and I really like the 'slightly more realistic' versions of him too, those are wonderful. Keep up the fantastic work! :clap:
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FFAvatarBender Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
How is Louis shouting to at the end? Also, in universe do they speak English to be able to understand each other?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Most people in the 1600s were bilingual. I know that French was usually the language of royalty, and most educated people spoke it to some degree.
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FFAvatarBender Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
*Who is Louis shouting to?
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
He's shouting at James.

"Jacques" is the French equivalent of James (I know, you'd think it would be Jack, huh?)

Anyway, even though there's a few errors in the French, here's a rough translation:

"James, you pig! How could you? I'll kill you! You've ruined everything! I'll get you for this-- ARGH! I hate you! I--"
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FFAvatarBender Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Ah, thanks I did think of Jack but then there aren't any Jacks :D
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WinchesterKitty Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! The Agony of it!!! You are such a Tease! Will we Never see what James looks like with make up on!?!? I have resigned myself to never genuinely seeing Louis without make up but why must we be tortured with a plain faced James!?! :iconwhyplz:
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Progressive75 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Very interesting. I must disagree slightly with you about your assessment of the sketches of Sebastian (row 3 - the row of heads - off to the right); I think I can see something of the character you intended Sebastian to have. Impulsive, somewhat smug (maybe rakish) and more than a bit "physical" as people go - always moving, very "in-your-face" when he wants something, and wears his mood(s) and emotions on his sleeve.

Am I anything close to right? Also - that comic made me :rofl: so hard! It's good to see James win one now and again!
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lanagon39 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
And what a tease, them getting to see him without make-up :P
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lanagon39 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
NOT THE HAIR!!!!
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hermyam Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Love the picture of Louis and his lover seated at the harpsichord... any chance of a coloured version when you have time, and maybe a little delving into this part of Louis' backstory?
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks like James is snarling at Louis in one of those panels. It's kind of frightening. o.o
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YugureMuffin Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO he calles James, Jacques in French huh
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Lapulta Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BwAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WIN~ WIN, JAMES, WIN.
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jiko29 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it just me, or doe that second red coat look a little like a young mad hatter....?
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Mary-Oldacre Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
May I try to color the bottom comic? :iconpweezeplz: If I were allowed to, I most likely would never post it. If I did, I would be sure to credit you
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BAK123 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student
NOOO FAAARE THEY GOT TO SEE LOUIS WITHOUT MAKEUP :( ( ;) )
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Minaruis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Excellent work, I love the dynamic between your characters. I've just marathoned your gallery, and I must say...you're awesome ! And I love your sense of humour !

But as a french, there are a few incorrect things :
"Jacques, espèce de porc, comment avez-vous pu ?! Je vais vous tuer ! Vous avez tout gaché ! J'irais vous chercher pour cette....Agh, je vous déteste !"
I keeped the "vous" instead of the "tu", I assumed that they're not enough intimate to speak with the "tu"...I am right ?

Moreover, about the "J'irais vous chercher pour [çela]", this is correct but not really appropriate given the context...
I'll propose "Vous payerez pour ça !" (traduction:" You're going to pay for this !")
"Vous me revaudrez ça !" (traduction: quite the same^^)
"Vous ne vous en sortirez pas comme ça !" (traduction: "You won't get out easily")
"Vous ne perdez rien pour attendre !" (traduction : "just you wait !" but with an old way of telling)

Well, I've got plenty, if needed^^
Keep up the good work, you're amazing ! and I love your starwars characters too (and jaris too^^)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the assist. If I color this, I'll definitely be changing the dialogue.
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Minaruis Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
You're welcome. And if you need any advice in french...please don't hesitate^^
I really admire the depth of your characters and how much you though you give about background and side characters design.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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