~ WELCOME ~
There is more than meets the eye to this light-hearted atmosphere. Could it be that there was an upset so powerful that loomed within the inner works of the game?
Up until a couple weeks ago, it was written into the solid plans that Julia Rye (The Heros mother) was to pass away in the mid workings of the game. It would give the freedoms to the hero and her potential husband to live at home alone. Of course, the death of the mother was later integrated as just a part of the life simulation, but later it was discovered that Julie was a strong character and none of us wanted for her to die. And so Julie remains alive for the entirity of the game as she has thrived as both a strong mother figure and friend to the player.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have quite the treat for you today... Today the concept of one of the wedding dresses have been revealed. This is the idea of one of the three wedding dresses that will be available for the hero's wedding.
The concept drawing is by Roxie Knight and has been placed on deviantart for all to see but for none to reveal. The drawing was done entirely by tablet through a series of sketches:
1. the skeleton
2. Going over in thinner lines
3. Solidifying the lines
4. making clean lines.
If you click the image, you will get the full quality. We are quite aware that her hand has no fingers... the artist got lazy.
A lot of you have noticed that I have been posting a bit of art revealed in updates on deviantart beforehand. I use my deviant art as an outlet sometimes to post images and also to use it as a host to send it to those I sketch for.
I do post non-CD related things on there, such as GIFS and other stuff.
But, occasionally, you will see things like this pop up.
Even though her hair turned out WAAY Too brown (Her hair is supposed to be bright orange >.>) This was supposed to be a chibi of Roxie. Of course, this has no impact on Celestial Dance, but you can see some artwork that I made just for the sake of it based off of some characters from CD.
Then there may be images like this one, which may seem fairly simple, but may have some relevance in the future.
There may even be some hobby art that I do that may relate to some of my characters.
So... Why not? If you want to check out my deviantart, I'm under Roxanne410. It's not that I'm looking for pageviews, It's for you to see some things before the update. :)
~*~You have been Lied To~*~
Now we have reached the point in our menu where we come clean about some items on our previous selection. You have been lied to about Damion.
The drawing you saw of Damion last time, was not his final face.
Okay... okay... It's first of all not that big... and technically, I didn't lie.
So here's the story. I decided I wanted to sketch... So I started drawing and it turned into Jet:
I also drew Tyrone and Cindy.. but they didn't turn out.
These were going to be used as a concept for the character page... but then something came up that made me feel a little uneasy about doing so.
DAMION'S SKETCH ACTUALLY WAS GOOD!
It captured his image and even reflected his look on the title screen:
I have re-drawn and coloured Damion twice! He's so difficult. So I made another sketch!
How about this one?
His eyes need some adjustments, but other than that, I think it could work.
...Still not great.
How about our less spoken about friends? We haven't forgotten Willow!
What do you think about the rough sketches? They'll end up looking like the traditionally drawn ones, only quicker to do. Right now, these are just concepts. they may not even make it to the final game!
But? You like the amount of drawing so far? No? Then what about Dakota?
Still feeling down on your luck? Need more for your graphics fill to be quenched?
Well keep reading!
Final Character List and Origins
We have met the characters and we know them all too well Perhaps we should delve a little deeper. We know some of the origins and Middle names, but why don't we go a bit farther... just for fun!
Andy Valitrov: Andy was born in Araysia but is of Russian Decent
Tyrone Kirimura: Born and raised in Araysia but of Japanese decent.
Kyler Foxxe: Born in Brooklyn, Raised in Aurakai (The town to the North West of Araysia.)
Gage Falcon Knight: Born and raised in Araysia, originally from Japan.
Jet Ryker York: Originally from Australia, Raised in Aurakai
Max Destiny: American/Canadian Decent, Araysian born with hints of Japanese.
Damion Skylar King: Born and Raised in Aurakai, European decent.
Tristan Andrew Mallory: Raised in Araysia, Half Japanese and half German.
Jay Zander West: Born and Raised in England
Leo Draco: Born and Raised in Araysia, Chinese decent.
Aris Steele Dragon: Born and Raised in Elica, French decent.
Anastasia Whitney Valitrov: Born and Raised in Araysia, Russian Decent
"Alice Rye": Born in Aurakai, Raised in Araysia.
Tytannia Claire Winters: Born and Raised in Florida brought to Araysia.
Cindy Brook Woods: Canadian decent through her mother, unknown background through father. Araysian by birth.
Kandi Ash Johnson: Kandi is Italian mixed with Greek and Spanish. Moved to Araysia from Elica.
Serenity Lai-Draco: Born in Korea, mixed with Chinese. She was Raised in the pure lands.
Dakota Iris Vega: Raised in the US, from Australia and Holland.
Scarlet: Spanish and Australian, Raised in Australia.
Piroline Anya York: Raised in Australia. Also decent. Moved to Aurakai
Roxanne Sapphire Brooklyn Destiny: Canadian, hint of Japanese. Born and Raised in the pure lands.
Willow Eva London: Japanese born, raised in the pure lands.
While year one is boring and tedious, there is no need to panic... for the high school years are pretty dang awesome.
Not only are they fun, but they're programmed to be really fun too!
In just your third day, a fight already breaks out. I adore the school lessons where there are events and movement. I think this one was just small and sweet. Tytannia and Tai yell at each other and get lectured about how they are all family... Pretty dang awesome.
Below is a video of one of the days. I apologize... I ramble through the video... a LOT
As far as the school system goes, quite a bit has been accomplished in the sense of figuring things out. I've managed to finish quite a few school lessons apart from this, and the rest are pretty easy to write. YAY!
I'm going to have to apologize. I've been in Japan for the passed few weeks, and I did as much as I could. I'm currently SUPER jetlagged... Meaning last night I slept 17 hours, and now I pulled an all nighter.
So anyway... As far as updates go, I've worked on the school system as well as the gift giving system.
Max's sprite has been replaced in the game with his new sprite (Which I forgot to do) and so has Andy's.
Max's wedding and part 1 and 2 of the honeymoon complete.
Andy's blushing sprite and wedding sprite to be completed with his wedding.
Special school event has been added as well as the first unit of highschool nearly completed.
The mystery is to be completed sometime in the next week or so, as Tyrone's teen face has been drawn and will be ready for insertion in the near future.
Tyrone's romance path with Cindy as well as Cindy's facial sprite are planned to be completed sometime within the next two days.
Tyrone and the Hero's romance path will be completed after Andy's has been done.
Kyler's romance path is near completion. All events have been written, the voice actor given direction and the his honeymoon events are nearing completion as well.
The child system and events will be implemented one of the days this week.
Jet will be either re-drawn or re-vamped for insertion as he will be after Tyrone for the romance events to be completed.
Aris's face sprite to be re-vamped as well as his child sprite.
Gage is next in line for the Romance events after Jet.
Max is on reserve for after Kyler if his romance events get completed.
All weddings to be completed sometime soon.
Engagements shortly after.
Not too much of an update, but a lot of to-dos now that I'm home ^_^;;;
I'm currently so stuck for Max's love story TT_TT
I was recently reading the Artist's canvas script. I really like the stories for the Rivals. But I'm still running into the same problems- The Hero has terrible love stories X'D
Below will be the full list of child outfits thus far. There may be more, but so far this seems to be where we are staying without the addition of the halloween costumes.
WARNING: SPOILERS OF GRAPHICS
Simply Series (Child)
Revolution Series (Child)
I'm going to be releasing a livestream and podcast for Celestial Dance (Hopefully) to show the production on top of my REALLY slow updates. It'll show some work on the characters, plot, events, playtesting, etc.
I'll be posting the player on the main page, so check back often for updates!
As of right now, item lists and events have been written as nearly ALL of the plot points have been written up.
This means that a good portion of the game's story is completed. Max, Andy and Kyler are currently receiving their stories from start to finish, simply because I have their face sprites ready to go. More will follow when I get my drawing ability back after stress and other stuff goes away.
So anyway... There is a lot of small things that have been done that really count. The rest of Max's path will be done sometime today hopefully.
My next order of business is the title screen. UGH. So much drawing and work! XD
Max Destiny- Teen
I had earlier stated that I wasn't going to reveal any of the teen facesets of the original cast (Original meaning Tyrone, Max, Leo, Andy, Gage... or any other main character that appears in year one) but then I realized: "How are the people going to like them if they don't know how their face looks D:"
So... This is what I'll do. I'll show you the BEST revamped emotions and faces of the characters (To leave some suspense) to give you a taste of their in-game look.
Now if you know my deviant art account, you will see that I've been more active on there than I am anywhere else... solely because I'm lame. I've been spending the passed few months working on my art skills... and now I want to give you a little treat I'm going to show you Max's face set for the second time as a teen, as well as compare him to the NEW revamped face. I WOULD show you Max's first face... but sadly, it's on my other computer... and I'm lazy. So sorry XD
I LIED >:D it is on my computer XD (Actually I found it after I wrote that ;_;)
This was the VERY first drawing of max I did a few years ago <3 It won't be used in the game. It was his child face... originally was to be his teen before colouration. It was drawn by hand (As usual) Scanned and lined and coloured ENTIRELY via trackpad.
*Shudders* looks like an alien.
Next, I'll show you the original face set that was from a little while ago. I didn't change the colouring or the line art... just used clean lines and shading techniques. *cue angels*
This is the original:
IMPROVEMENT :D Now finally, I managed to get in a bunch of shading and drawing techniques. This image above was drawn using my tablet (Scanned from original traditional piece.) and shaded using the same technique. I think he's pretty awesome like this, but let's update his artwork to match my newer style, shall we?
Now, It may not seem different at first, but you can soon spy the cleaner lines and lack of an arm band (Those are too hard for me XD His hair is cleaner and so is his skin shading and everything else. He all around looks about 100 times better.
Roxanne Destiny- Teen
Using the shading techniques, I did happen to try some stuff out for Roxie! I'm not sure if she looked better in her old revamp... but it fits Max's new style~
I'll show you how things looked before the first re-vamp, even though you've seen that in the last update.
Back to the basics
Wellll! That's it!
Today, I'm going to finish writing all of the teen love events for reverse couples. WOOO IMPOSSIBLE GOALS!
Anyway, I promise the next update will only take a week or less to write. This one was a bit hard since it was really crazy between getting ready for university and my trip :)
Thanks for reading! Sorry it was so pointless/took so long XD
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.