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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Development sketches of Conquest from my animation-in-progress this semester at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Each child represents one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.


--Sak
All characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King
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ToastieSoldier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hang on, where's pestilence?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
"There are two versions of the Four Horsemen, one with conquest in the lead and one with pestilence. While pestilence may have made more sense considering his mother is the embodiment of natural forces, I went with conquest because war doesn't follow pestilence, war follows conquest."

Right there in the artist's comments.
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ToastieSoldier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
but it's war that leads the horsemen
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
"Although some interpretations differ, the four riders are commonly[clarification needed] seen as symbolizing Conquest,[1] War,[2] Famine[3] and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.[4][1]" [link]
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ToastieSoldier Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
even though I trust wikipedia as much as I trust a boulder to ballroom dance, what you put is irrelevant to what I said
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It is absolutely relevant because it states right there that conquest/pestilence comes before war. Beyond that if you think I'm going to argue with you about my own major you've got another thing coming, because I've got better things to do with my time. I've done my research, my development is justified. Move along and find something else to worry your poor mind over just don't involve me in it.
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TreeNinja66 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like it!:3
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Sparks-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Popeye forearms much?
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Gellyh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even though Baby Death is nearly the most adorable thing ever (Death? Adorable...?!?!), I think I'd have to say that Conquest is my favourite. Also the older versions look very badass. Really appealing!

Is there a particular reason why you didn't include the animal patterns on his scarf-cape thingy in the final concept? I imagine that that must be a real b*tch to animate, but I can't help but wonder.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That is precisely why I didn't include them. I prefer the spotted pattern so I colored a few of them that way, but I never intended to choose those designs for animating. I would have to get each spot exactly the same and in exactly the same place for each frame which would take far too much time and energy.
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SurrealisticFun Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He looks great! It's very interesting to see the processs you go through with character development.
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Phasellus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, Conquest looks intimidating. xD; Great work as always!
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FeretStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I understand why you wanted him to look younger, but right now I'm looking at older Conquest and going ':iconomgsocuteplz:'
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Phish93 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think this one might be my favorite :) I love when you post all of these- watching how your ideas form on paper is wicked cool!!!
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, you!
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LilayM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dunno why, but I kinda liked those shorter feathers.

Overall, I LOVE going through your chara design sheets. The transformation is pretty interesting.
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rhosien Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
These designs are utterly fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished project!
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Crazy-Book-Worm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Seeing your character design process is amazing! This is fantastic.
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Kochumba Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Brutal!
Great plot idea as well!
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AssemblerOfSouls Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one buff kid, lol. Looks awesome!
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