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Sketchdump - Santiago's Development by Quarter-Virus Sketchdump - Santiago's Development 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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.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.

Character development and early designs fro Santiago de la Cruz, the big bad conquistador.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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thecuttestpuppy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014

ROFL, Santiago started as bishounen and ended as old badass. Could be worse, he could end up as a gonk. XD


It's great how much thought you give into the design to make the characters stand out more. For example giving them different body shapes such as Short John Silver serving as Louis' leaning on furniture. :D

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Jovey4 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oooh~ I learned about powder monkies in physics today~ we're covering electrostatics and learned that most young boys that did the job were bare-foot to avoid igniting the powder with static :3

Gosh I could stare at your beautiful notes all day @u@ there's so much to learn!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well that's an interesting little fact I didn't know. I'll have to keep it in mind, thanks!
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ghamgen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanx for the info.. But where can find the comic to read???
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The comic is still a work in progress, at the moment my priority is to finish the animation first.
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ghamgen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good job.. we are waiting...
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frida-zodiaco Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I just found your page by coincidence today, I don't remeber what i was searching, but it don't care anymore... I've found something even better! Your designs are truly fun and cool to look at! I've also saw the unfinished animation you did and, can I say, Louis' voice is perfect!! Kudos! Keep the good work! I hope I Can the finished work in the near future!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much! I do plan to finish the animation one day, but that won't be for many many months. When I do, I'll definitely spread the word here.
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frida-zodiaco Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
*I hope I can watch the finished animation...
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Zunsheine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I must say I'm completely blown away by your character developments and designs. They're fantastic!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I like bigger Santiago version. It's a good contract from Louis and James being so thin. Seems more intimidating too.
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Considering what you have said Santiago represents - being rather closely tied to religion as it was in that period, and therefore tied to a society very firmly rooted in tradition - putting him in outdated armour makes a certain kind of sense, even without factoring in the fact that he kind of just doesn't look right without it.
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sojupon Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol louis lifting the crow's hair XD
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purpletiger Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I have to say, I'm always envious of your character designs. They're always so unique and fun, and always a pleasant surprise. I love Crow especially, his mop of hair and large nose create a great effect with each other. Also, Reginald is adorable. Just... poor guy, something about just looking at him makes you feel bad for his position, lol.

...and I know I keep saying this, but I can't help it. DAMMIT I love Louis's legs!
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MactheViking Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student
Seeing character development like this is so inspiring for my own (poorly executed) work. <3 I absolutely adore this :D thank you
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RainsofOblivion Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are all very fun to read :3 very interesting to see how it all started and how its been evolving :3
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Ashinson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love to see your "sketchdump's" as they are so much character development, experimentation and fine sketches to boot - thanks for posting they are inspirational - ditto sentiments, yet still true ,,,,, yes so true
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GangnamPom Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
up top "my name is intego mantoya, you killed my father...prepare to die " XD. I know I spelled it wrong
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Farbjous Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I'm starting to wonder if James's short temper is due to his short... Em... Stature. XD
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Andharian Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student General Artist
what do you do your lineart with?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Blue pencil, outlined in graphite pencil.
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twistedtraceur Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
were did you learn to draw like that ?
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Practice.
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twistedtraceur Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
T___________________________________T
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Trunse Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the worlds most annoying truth.
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twistedtraceur Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
it indeedly is ;)
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RedeadDie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THAT! That right there! *points to Louis pulling his lace out of his sleeves* I can relate to that with my mulitple period piece outfits. Constantly throughout the day I kept having to tug them out. Gloves would be more functional and less irrating for a man within his profession. He wants to look fabulous, but we still need functional darlings! I am so glad you drew that and decided upon the gloves.

I like the crew's diversity. All of them are different and have their own little knack to them. They represent what Louis is and stands for which is to be the only you and the best you that you can be. (That was a lot of yous, wasn't it?) It's almost like, this group was seen as different from the societies where they would've been expected to blend in. I imagine that they respect Louis because he's not just a pirate captain that can offer them gold and whatnot. But the fact that Louis is different and the crew could possibly have more freedom to be different than even other pirate crews. I mean...I assume so. I love Mr. Lanky (The Crow). Such a lovely nose! *Comes from a big nose family*

What do you mean the British guards are NPCs? I want them to be player characters! *flips a table* Jk jk
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Blader3000 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Is there perhaps a change that you're still going to color the illustration?
I just love the action in it and I think it would look amazing in color! :D
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not anymore I'm afraid. I feel like I can do better than that now, but I'll surely include something like that if I turn HAT into a comic series.
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Isyll--8 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Thanks for sharing, it's very interesting :)
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Rhianimation Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student
these are awesome.
I love Louis on Santiago's sword "Here have a HAT!"
and the height comparison... heehee little English man (I know an english boy... compared to me only a year older + a female he's very short, yet still a few cm taller than me -_-)

Love these sketches very insightful and just ART!! I love your art it makes me smile!
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HightopKinsleighFAN Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Wow! That is amazing!
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Six-Foot-Two Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
why is Louis hot to me? Why am I liking a gay guyyyyy???
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Peaniko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh more world building! Excellent. I must admit that I thought Gustav was Santiago for a second. But I really like that you post stuff like this so we can see all the little notes you made when designing the characters. All the work and research shows. Also, I really like that little Ensign. I'd love to see him and Louis interact... I say he would end up being teased. A lot haha, that is my guess.
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Taleigh-Rae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love your sketches and notes. They're really inspiring! If you did make a graphic novel, I would buy a few copies, easy. :)
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woodenpen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept of Louis's crew however when I was scrolling down, I mistaken Gustave for Santiago.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I do need to work on his crew a lot more.
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woodenpen Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I now imagine the two are brothers :/ Or maybe it can be a gag where only James notices the resemblance. Why Santiago, Gustave and James in the same area, I have no idea.
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Anthro7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Luvvin' on the Dutch. ;P
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spartasko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I so like Reginal XD my favorite characters of this project :)
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PIPIpanda Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how you drew the Dutch Fraction! I'm Dutch myself so I'm a tad bias but I think he looks awesome! The gun and his collared shirt bring him together nicely!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I was born in Holland and lived there for four years, still is one of my favorite places to have lived in. Unfortunately I don't speak any Dutch.
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tatterdema1ion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Writer
Louis's crow is so perfect.
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome designs, the Dutch concept is really cool.
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BloodyYangire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Ooh! Thanks for the look at Louis crew. It was something I was kind of curious about.
You're stuff is fantastic! I can't wait to see the final results.
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izzybr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i really love your dutch character, and Jamses' assistant is just so adorable!!
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Frost-child Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awwwwww, I'm diggin' Louis' crew!
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Cannot say HOW much I freaking love looking through all these, and your notes are wonderful! It's funny how in the moment I don't write things down because they seem/feel so obvious or apparent ( at the time ), but honestly having notes more often would help a great deal to keep consistency.

Absolutely beautiful work.
Is it weird that I almost love these compilations, work-in-progress, development sketches more than the final product sometimes? They're just so fascinating-- I love seeing the process and I really learn a lot from these ♥

Thanks so much for continuing to post them!!! ♥
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Anytime! I love concept art books from animated films, I just never thought my doodles and brain-writing would ever warrant the same attention. =P
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