Aris Steele Dragon
As I mentioned previously, Aris underwent a serious overhault. It may make you dislike his personality... or it may make you like him more XD I actually personally have more of a like and a dislike to him than before.
Regardless, to go with this revamp comes Aris Steele Dragon's official Art!
He sadly looks a lot like Max (Which is strange considering I made Aris his own base unlike Leo and Damion who used Kyler and Andy for a base... who used Cain as a base...) but I'm content the way he turned out *Sigh of relief* I may fix his eye a bit...
More about his revamp aside from personality can be noted that he has lost his facial stripes and he gains a star temp facepaint/tattoo on his face. He also is implied to sing and act.
He also gains his necklace with the characters ふ and と on it. This is explained in his character page.
In previous plans Aris was only supposed to have ONE love event and ONE pre-teen event before his revamp. Now, he is given one pre-teen event and all five romance events plus his usual honeymoon and wedding... Even rival events etc.
I figured I'll give a little bit of insight into his new character... but spoiler alert big time. I want most of his personality to be a surprise XD
So without further ado... Here is Aris Steele Dragon in his finest form. (existing XD)
Compare that to his original art... and you have... Uh... Something. Uhhhh... ew.
Aris moves into the town as a pre-teen as a prince-like and gentle guy. He seems to be very sly and flirtatious with girls, but in reality he's quite the opposite of what he pretends to be. He's a gifted actor and eventually a well known popstar. Aris is fairly ego centric in his actions, making himself the center of attention and is shown to have difficulty getting along with the rest of the group. He and Piroline are intense rivals and therefore they fight a lot. Aris is the "nephew" of Mrs.Suzie (London was Suzie's best friend) And gets along with her decently. He finds no need for family outside of Suzie (Who he considers more as a friend than family) and he dislikes people who interfere with his life. Aris has a total of 11 face sprites, which is only exceeded currently by Max.
Notably, his hair colour is a little bit lighter (and a slightly off-grey tone) as he loses his face tattoos and his famous... Uranus tattoo is hidden by his jacket (though it exists and is referenced in the game) His eye colour changes from blue to a deep brown, and he gains three piercings. As mentioned on his character page, Aris's necklace actually says something in Japanese. If you know who he's a tribute character to, it'll make sense XD
It's difficult for me to shade darker skin, so he is implied darker by the tint and next to everyone else... So yeah XD that's how he turned out so light. He was originally much darker, but the shading is really hard since I have shade sets set aside and adjusting them sucks.
He took me about a half hour to draw by hand and another three-five hours to colour and shade. Yay... Aris...?
I've got to say though, His emotions are pretty adorable. He's becoming one of my favorite characters LOL.
Why Jet's face set isn't done :(
I really wanted to finish Jet for this update... or at least have some traditional hand-drawn work for you guys. Sadly, my drawing skills decided to insult me and drew the worst piece of pencil work ever for Jet. His hair drives me absolutely crazy, and I need to do a straight on head shot to avoid him and Kyler looking similar. I never knew drawing a slice could be so difficult :( so as a result, Jet is still in progress.
I was using Andy as a base (as I did for Damion) but his face shape and everything didn't compliment Jet and made him look like a skeleton. Someone kill me :/
I also started in the morning to draw a generic head to start either Tyrone or Jet... Then I wasn't paying attention, and I pulled my mint tea bag out of the cup and all over my computer, phone, sketchbook and chair TT_TT now my sketchbook page is stained yellow with a mildly decent bust shot.
School System blues
So... As it turns out, I left in a bunch of code cues that make for the face sprite of Suzie to pop up during her speech for the first MONTH of the game TT_TT
This is over 200 lines of dialogue to fix. ugh. It's in progress... No promises of me getting around to fixing all of it for a while though. It may be one of the last things I do in the game... because it SUCKS TT_TT
I ended up doing 10 out of 30 lessons + started unit 3... And then my computer crashed. I think I'll be doing this muuuuuuuuch later.
Grade 3 schedule
Okay, So I figured I should let you guys know the official revamped schedule of Grade 3 for the school year:
October: Mythology (Only half)
December: New Years Break
January: New Years Break
April: Misc thoughts and final month
May-June- Celestial Dance Break
July-August- Summer Break
One of our beloved characters has been very rarely spoken of. Her name is Lia Kirimura and she is Tyrone's mother and one of the few plot important characters. She's a smart and powerful woman, mundane but effective. She works as either a Lawyer or a Real estate worker and tires over her super hyperactive son regularly.
Well, I would like to take a moment to thank Victoria Masterson for her amazing performance, since Lia's dialogue is nearly recorded in full and she is given full dialogue in the game as of now. There is only one scene left which would be the intro scene, and the entirity of Lia's character will be recorded and fully voiced!
Jaden Zander West (Jay)
This isn't a huge update, but I started Jay's face sprite colouring. I realized that I need to extend him downwards since it'll look awks or it won't match the others.
So here are his semi flats (Meaning he's almost done, except that his eyes.) Eyes are my favorite things to colour, so I'm leaving them until last XD Still need some clean up though.... SIGHHHHH
Tyrone holds a special place in my heart, as many of you may know. I am 80% sure he was the first official love interest ever created for the game. He was notorious for his blue hair and for being your next door buddy who told wild and wacky stories about garden gnomes coming to life and a tiger attacking him. This crazy artist has only proven to me that I myself am no artist... *sigh*
The teen concept artwork actually is on a different laptop. I had to save this one directly from this website LOL. So sorry about that!
Tyrone is the high energy son of Lia Kirimura and the Late skye Kirimura. He is artistic and excitable with a wild imagination. As a teenager, he strives to become a mangaka and to publish his own Manga book. He is a natural Otaku and adores anime and manga naturally. In general, he's a charming and sweet guy, though a bit forward in his approaches. His best friend is Cindy, as he is part of the CD poster couple of Cindy and Tyrone.
Compared to Aris, Tyrone has a bit thicker lines for hair. This represents the quality of hair, as Aris is very careful with fine details such as straightening his hair, while Tyrone and Jay are more focused on other factors. Hopefully no one is mad about that XD
Notably, Tyrone has a new outfit, lighter hair and more purple eyes opposed to the original dark blue in his older designs. From his previous art, Tyrone has lost the braid in his hair for two reasons:
1. it look awful
2. initially, the braid was meant to be a small tribute to Yusuke Asahina from Brocon. Later on, Tyrone became the brocon tribute in general in the form of Tsubaki Asahina (If you know brocon, you'll notice several things about his image right off the bat XD) So it didn't make sense to hold the Yusuke tribute anymore with the Otaku when Tsubaki was a better option.
I'm glad you like it :) On Wednesday, I'm hoping to record some of the implemented features of the game to showcase.
The dialogues? They may or may not be dialogues that you see on random occasions when you sit in the restaurant. They may or may not be with the characters in the town, and they may or may not raise the friendship of the one you may or may not trigger it with XD
I tried to reveal as much as I could about Aris without fully spoiling everything XD His intro scene is meant to be a surprise, and I figured this was the best route to do it! :) But of course, the boys change personality based on the ways you interpret them speaking too :) So for example, Max in some cases hugs the player. He can seem flirtatious, but it's up to you to decide whether he is really flirty or if he is just not aware what he's saying can be a bit strong. (One of my favorite parts about Max XD) That's one of the fun parts of the game. I leave as much as up to the players interpretation as I can~
Ah yeah... Her character is a little interesting. I used to like her a lot, but writing Kyler and Aris's script, I really don't like her as much. She stirs the pot so to speak even though she's a really nice and sweet character. If I ever re-make CD, my plan would be to allow custom character design and for Alice to take the place of Piro. XD I've got to admit, most of the couples in CD are pretty decent. But I agree, I wish CNW would come out soon :( Harvest moon- why are you so addicting?
The welcoming is a little bit sad for some of the boys, because they all talk about their past, but the ending is usually pretty amusing XD Julie is a great mom. That's all I can say XD
There is a way to marry more than four, but it requires you either moving over saved files and backing them up, or for you to download multiple copies of the game onto different places of your computer~! I'll probably release videos showing all of the events after the game is released though :) For those who want to catch them all :P
That was my thought exactly XD Let's not waste money on food and actually make eating worth while~
LOL it was a trick question. She's from the plot. You won't see her until later chapters~ Hehehe When you meet her though, you'll wish you hadn't.
It was lovely hearing from you~
I'm so glad you liked the scene XD Thank you! I'm so glad you think that. I know Tytannia was a bit shaky since my voice got tired, but I'm glad to see they were all different enough~
I'll talk to you soon :) And I'll have Jet drawn for you soon too!
Well, that's about it for now. I know the first part of this was very school-centric since that's what I was working on for a lot of the time. I honestly hope you liked the face sprites and the updates! I'll have more for you very soon!
At the moment though, I'm sending out Aris's script, Julie's script and Celeste's script. I'm hoping to have all the VAs in place soon though, because as soon as one script is done, that means an entire section of the game is complete. So nearly all of the plot save the ending is complete, all of Tristan, Tyrone, Damion... A lot of the love points are finished dialogue and only need to be put into the game now.
I also have the school system under control. Right now I'm working on time management in the game and activities to do so you guys don't get ridiculously bored.
Sooo... best of Luck :) Have a great (inset time of length until next update.... probably a few days)!
I'm a total dork who writes too much all the time because I like typing and I used to write novel-length stories and I'm just a weird person who does some things and breathes and stuff.