Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sweets looks are inspired by over-the-top japanese street fashion as well as skate and snowboard gear. She wears the standard bodysuit of the Core Guardians but has modified it herself by placing stickers all over, attatching cute keychains and painting her armor and equipment. People have often commented that she looks a lot like me which is kind of funny. I think it's very common for an artist to always put a bit of themselves into their art, but this character just feels so much like me that it was impossible to avoid it. I didn't design her looks after myself though, rather the other way around. I always paint characters after my own tastes and preferences and it feels natural to copy their styles on myself later on. Such as the pink hair!
Her personality is also very similar to my own which wasn't intentended either. I haven't been alone in the process of defining the characters and after hearing my co-workers input about her way of being I wrote her as a hyperactive, easily distracted kid. Being more like a teenager despite being almost 20 years old. That has it's reasons too but those will be revealed in the story later on in-game.