Awesome. Is there anything else I missed? Anything that might make him kinda OP?
Quick question! Im going to try and do some AB sprites soon, both for my trolls and a friend of mines trolls, all of which Ive drawn in the past. They all have...well, rather specific noses. I know typically, on canon sprites, trolls dont have noses, so Im wondering if I have to stick to the whole 'nose' rule or should I just do whatever?
(What Im talking about:)
If not Im pretty okay with sticking to canon styles, just wondering really. :)
(Oh god Im trying to delete the non-spoilered post but it wont leave aaaaa)
Last edited by canidaeVulpecula; 03-02-2012 at 09:34 PM.
Plural of Lusus: Lusi (Lusii?) Mentioning because of: "like all LUSUS really." :3
Also, about the strifekinds. I may be wrong, but do you mean Stilettos.. like the shoes? Im afraid I dont know any other kind of stiletto so feel free to correct me! Id just like to know how it fits into scalpel and needleKind.
The dyed hair - at least in my books, not sure about others - are a bit of a nono but I wont call you out on that.
I really wish we were sticking to Latin rules when it came to Latin-derived words, but yes, I recall "lusi" being used instead of the Latin plural "lusus" with a long u... /grumbles about people using foreign words without knowing how
also: considering noses, if you want to adhere to canon, it'd probably be best to eschew the nose altogether and just have a roundish face profile, but I can see a simple nose curve as acceptable as well. Like this maybe?
Oooh. Alright, got it :B So I guess that fits alright with Scalpelkind, though Id honestly put that in bladekind
@dragonlights Never took latin! I wasnt aware Lusus even meant anything, to be honest. :P
Edit: Thanks! Ill do that :3 The only reason Id probably not want to get rid of the noses is for the first one, anyway. I love his beak nose :>
Last edited by canidaeVulpecula; 03-02-2012 at 10:04 PM.
Haha, yeah, I wasn't grumbling at you, but Hussie... "lusus naturae" (the full title in the comic) means something like "freak of nature." lusus by itself usually means something like game, frivolous thing, joke... etc.
(nice art, by the way. I like how the second-to-last troll looks very mischievous. good luck with your ABs.)
@dragonLights, HUSSIEEEEEEE!! And thanks! :)
@Strider, The only real problem I could see was the blood, but its been resolved now so pirate-troll should be fine.
@Monkeysky, not sure if I should post another to reply to you or edit this cause genchat and aaaaa so Im just gonna edit this - But thank you, too! :B Agreed, the whole lusus thing does make sense (even if I didnt know it meant anything besides 'giant white custodian thing on Alternia' before this thread, hahah)
Last edited by canidaeVulpecula; 03-02-2012 at 10:49 PM.
Yeah, the trolls look like they have pretty good personalities so far, even outside of the standard style.
Also, since Alternian "Lusus" is short for "Lusus Naturae", it actually sort of makes sense, considering that their charge is determined by the blood colour they have, sort of calling to mind mutation, and making them freaks by human stanards.
Thank you for all the help!
Could i post the revised version to get more oppinions, or would that be too much?
We always welcome revisions. We're here to help, after all, so let's we what you've got.
Also final draft that is being posted in the trollslum character thread, although it would be awesome if I could have an AB Sprite to go with it. Anyone that can help me with a neutral expression AB Sprite that I can edit later?
>Be the rum drinking asshole.
.....What was that, ye bilgerat?
>Be the Sea Dwelling Pirate Blood
Much better. Make sure that ye be sticking to that matie.
Your name is Jakius Rogero. You are a terror of the seas, and for you, there is ALWAYS rum on hand. Unlike most sea dwellers who are content to abide in their underwater mansions and play a passive aggressive game of mistrust and ill intent, you are not content to float around scornfully at everyone. You would much rather be actively aggressive, and terrorize everyone while looting and pillaging. Of course this has made you some enemies, both on land and on sea, but since you are always close to your ship and your weapons, you never feel to in danger, particularly when it comes to lowbloods. Stupid lowbloods.
When you are not busy plundering the seas and the land for riches, you like to partake in the drinking of rum accompanied by loud singing. You also like to dance and gamble, as well as poring over your maps, adding what you can, where you can, when you can. After all, you need to make sure that you have proper sea charts and land charts so that you always know where you are, since you have found that it is fairly easy to get lost without them, even for one with excellent memory such as yourself. Stupid Cities and their impossible layouts.
Speaking of map making, you do cartography. It's not a job or anything, just something to keep you from being bored, and the one thing that you do most often. As for your job, it's basically Piracy, in both the earlier and newer versions. Of course, that doesn't make you a computer genius when it comes to internet piracy. You only learned enough to let you do the job, and you find it boring anyway, so you have it running on an automated system.
Your Lusus is a giant tentacle beast. If this were some imaginary planet with fleshy pink things, she would be called a Kraken. She can usually look after herself, but sometimes food is scarce and she needs for you to help in finding other places with food in it. Your view on the Hemospectrum is actually a sort of mixed bag, since you regard anyone above you with envy and anyone below you with scorn. You usually keep it pretty well hidden though.
Your Strife Specibii are the Bladekind and Handcannonkind. Your Sylladex Modus is the cartographer modus, in which you have to complete a map for a particular item that shows where you acquired it from in order to obtain it. Your trolltag is aquaticTerror, and ye speak as though ye be one of the bretheren court.
Here it is then! I still am not sure about the blood color, but it should be a few shades of off Feferi's, so what would that be? (not above Feferi, under, always been the plan)
I will of course love some more feedback, seeing as I'm far from done!
Your name is IBRANI AQUILA.
You are 7 SWEEPS OLD. You are a SEADWELLER.
Your blood color is high on the HEMOSPECTRUM and that is where you like it. You dislike LOWBLOODS, but if they are USEFUL to you, you can be very NICE. Really you are mostly NICE anyway. Even if that is AN ACT, to you anyway.
Your LUSUS is an angel. No not a HUMAN ANGEL, this kind of angel is ugly, resembles a fish, but it does have WINGS. (I’ll keep the angel stuff, because it fits in, but thank you!)
You have a sort of OBSESSION with WINGS. You think it might stem from your LUSUS, but you would never let anyone know. A respected SEADWELLER wishing to FLY? No it is your SECRET. Especially from angeldad. His head is already too big, and who knows what knowing that would do?
Your HIVE lays DEEP IN THE OCEAN. Angeldad was at first scared of Gl’bgolyb , but you put the HIVE as far away from her as you could.
Your HIVE is a series of caves. It is a little MAZE LIKE, but who would you be if you couldn’t even navigate your HIVE? You have made several rooms WITHOUT WATER. That can happen because of some PIPES that go all the way up to ABOVE SEALEVEL, and a sifon. The rooms include your BATHROOM, so that SOAP would not get EVERYWHERE, and some others.
Your interests include SWIMMING and HUNTING. Mostly because there is not much to do down here.
You also like to ACT. You have A FEW BOOKS, even if you do have to go into a WATER-FREE room to read them, which you like to do. Actually you have LOADS OF BOOKS. And a GIANT WATER-FREE room for them. But who looks at the details?
Some of the books are on ACTS. You like to act them out, even if you do have to act ALL THE ROLES. ALL OF THEM. You believe you have gotten quite good, though maybe you’re not the best judge. And you would never ask angeldad.
You are not a SOCIAL troll. Mostly because no one ever comes down to your HIVE. When you do go up you have to be careful not to go up in DAYLIGHT. It is hard to tell what time it is when the light always is THE SAME to you.
You have not filled any QUADRANTS. You do not know anyone good enough to consider them for one. You believe that the PALE QUADRANT is the best quadrant of all. Who wouldn’t like someone to talk to, one who understands you? W-well you certainly don’t need that, but it would be nice.
While you ACT NICE to all trolls, if they annoy you, you always LASH OUT. That usually leads to MAIMING and/or someone being DEAD. And that someone is OBVIOUSLY not you. You ACT NICE because if they think you’re NICE they will want to HELP YOU with whatever you want. It will also help LOOSEN their TOUNGES.
Your STRIFE SPECIBUS is the SCALPELKIND. You use STILETTOS as your main weapon because you prefer to KEEP YOUR DISTANCE in a fight. You throw them or use them for sneak attacks. Or BACKSTABBING. You are especially fond of BACKSTABBING. The reason you prefer to keep your distance is because of a wretched LOWBLOOD, where your hate is of course very PLATONIC. He got in A LUCKY HIT once and so, you try to avoid experiencing that again. Your other weapon, which you in fact PREFER the most, is a SCALPEL. It is much easier to use a SCALPEL for a BACKSTABBING with that. They also die quicker. You actually have A THIRD weapon, but you do not use it a lot. It is in fact also a SCALPEL, but it is MUCH BIGGER than the regular ones. Actually on the size like a sort of halberd with a scalpel-like axe head.
Your screen name is angelicLibrarian, your quirk is thAt you cApitAlize your fAvorite letter, you use fish puns and say glub.
If you were to join an Sgrub session you would most certainly be the Bard of Hope.
What will you do?
And that's it!, looking forward to response
I think high up on your to-do list should be to get a sprite down!
If you need crutches to make one, I'd recommend body_stuff and head_stuff from the majhost, or looking in the first posts of Trollslum!
Looks good to me
Weell, I considered Angelfish really, but I just didn't see how angel-like it would be, even with fishy wings... But I'll consider it again!
eeeee first post ever.
also first troll :>
i so excite no joke
Anyway, I'm looking for all sorts of criticism! Sprite, colors, bluh bluh, personality, everything. I'm a teensy bit hazy on the whole designing thing, seeing as I'm in the middle of act 5 in homestuck ;v; But i've done quite a bit of research, so i'm hoping i'll be acceptable <3Also, i'm not sure how to type in color on this site, so could somebody tell me how? sorryyy ;v;;;
[IMG] http://imgur.com/XUgYD [/IMG]
tl;dr/basic info most of which i probably didnt even mention haha what :
More artistic/realistic picture I made of her bluh bluh:
Last edited by T4B1; 03-06-2012 at 04:10 PM.
Okay, So Its been a bit since I last posted, but I've been working on the God tier some more. Mainly wings. And I WAS working on horns, but then perspective happened and screwed me over. Fucking perspective, how does it work?
So here, I spoilered them because of Huge.
Wing Shapes (Look at left wings.)
Wing Designs (View each wing as a separate design.)
Thoughts? Suggestions? Preferred designs?
Also, might be a bit late, But Canidae, I very much like your arting.
Last edited by FlyingFrogSlash; 03-06-2012 at 09:10 AM.
Guess I'mma Spoiler Everything :T
@FlyingFrogSlash: I really like wing shape 1, but I think that the lower part would look better if it was a bit smaller/shorter than the top one. But that's just me.
Otherwise its all very well done, good job :)
EDIT// WHOOPS forgot to answer the colour question! Basically when you click 'reply' or 'go advance' or whichever, somewhere at the top (with all the bolding and font and sizes and such) there's an "A". Clicking that opens this colour pallet and you can either pick the ones there or grab another one by clicking more colours :) Hope that clears that up!
(shut up red squiggly line I'll spell colour with a u if I want to)
@Flyingfrogslash, thanks a lot :D As for the wings, I like the second shape, and theee... first-first wing design, if you get me. :P I agree with IceeBlue though, about the lower parts being a bit smaller and shorter. Its up to you of course but when I think of the current god-tier trolls wings, I think butterflies, so yeah :P
Last edited by canidaeVulpecula; 03-07-2012 at 01:37 AM. Reason: WHY DO I ALWAYS FORGET TO CHECK THE SMILEY BOX. Damn. 8D
the color thing also has a little hex thingy so you can get the exact color of your trolls's blood and stuff
[-COLOR="#000000"][/COLOR-] without the -s I just put them there to stop it from doing the actual code
WHEW. Alright after a long while I revamped the first of my three: Vulnix Fennec. I really really do try to keep the intros short, but I figure if Im gonna get a character critiqued MIGHT AS WELL get it all critiqued yknow? Im kinda locked up in a room for a month, so not much to do. And this happened. So... I apologize in advance :I
(First two: Thievin' clothes, Third: Default, Last: Dreamer)
And lastly full reference:
HOLY WALL OF TEXT BATMAN
(whoever crits this: im so sorry and thanks so much )
edit: also 'Firewisp' is her ancestors name, but she doesnt know about her. I figure maybe she heard the name around at some point and was like 'thats a pretty awesome name.' Ive heard Terezi doesnt know about her ancestor, yet her flarp name is Redglare so... passable? Maybe?
Last edited by canidaeVulpecula; 03-07-2012 at 05:28 AM. Reason: forgot foxmom whoops
The lines on the dyed hair are a little spidery - not really in the Homestuck style, which generally has three pixels as a generic outline thickness.
Something seems off about the horns if they're meant to be the same height, shape and size - judging by the full reference, they are. If so, you need to move the far one lower down or at least make it a bit smaller.
It is looking pretty good in general! Well done. I do note that you used a generic base for the hooded cloak style, so you should probably move the belt buckle right a bit so that it makes a little more sense spritewise.