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« on: November 19, 2007, 08:51:19 PM »
I've never thought much about it, but suddenly seems like the greatest thing to come my way since frozen coffee.

My list of LBT Fan Characters. A list born from the abyse of my talented mind as of tonight (11-19-07) I'll keep editing and adding to this list for everyone's viewing pleasure. And I'm willing to share them if anybody wishes to use them in their fan fiction (they ARE fan characters after all...)

So let's begin...

Denton (my main fan character)
Species: Brontosaurus's (long neck class)
Having been born in the valley, Denton hardly knows the outer wicked world that exsists beyond the great mountains. He was born in a blissful untroubled world, knowing very little about adventure or danger. He is very bashful and shy, and often keeps his distance from the other valley children, only staying close to his mother and father where he feels safe and secure.

Jimmy Razormouth
Species: Raptor
One of my (many to come) villainous predators. This raptor is your basic suave type. He likes to compete with his brothers on a great many things. And he likes to show off. (think Fonz) He can also be quiet the idiot, being Mr. Macho know it all, thinks he'll always get his way but learns fast that its not that easy

Torgo
Species: ???
Big knees, stutters in speech and always serves his 'Master'. I'm not entirely sure what he is, but he's a very strange creature indeed! He lives out in a small clearing where he always proclaims to certain unsuspecting visitors: "My name is Torgo...I take care of the place while the Master is away." - and whatever you do,if your lost and you cant find your way back, and you come across Torgo, don't ask him for directions... he'll only respond: "There is no way out of here... it will be getting dark soon... there is no way out of here." He's even been known to spook sharp tooth which in itself is quiet an accomplishment. And who is this 'Master' that he keeps referring to? When asked, Torgo responded: "The Master is with us always, he's gone but not in the way you know it, he is with us always."

he even has his own theme music: http://www.badmovies.org/movies/manos/manos-song.wav

play it and repeat it. That's what you will hear whenever Torgo is near!
(if anybody can help me with a species for him, I'd be very greatful!)

More to come...

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 10:30:55 PM »
Quote from: AvestheForumFox,Nov 19 2007 on  06:51 PM
Torgo
Species: ???
Big knees, stutters in speech and always serves his 'Master'. I'm not entirely sure what he is, but he's a very strange creature indeed! He lives out in a small clearing where he always proclaims to certain unsuspecting visitors: "My name is Torgo...I take care of the place while the Master is away." - and whatever you do,if your lost and you cant find your way back, and you come across Torgo, don't ask him for directions... he'll only respond: "There is no way out of here... it will be getting dark soon... there is no way out of here." He's even been known to spook sharp tooth which in itself is quiet an accomplishment. And who is this 'Master' that he keeps referring to? When asked, Torgo responded: "The Master is with us always, he's gone but not in the way you know it, he is with us always."

he even has his own theme music: http://www.badmovies.org/movies/manos/manos-song.wav

play it and repeat it. That's what you will hear whenever Torgo is near!
(if anybody can help me with a species for him, I'd be very greatful!)
I'd hate to spoil it for y'all. :lol:

Anyway, have you ever considered fanart? That and fan characters make a great combo.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 10:35:19 PM »
Oh, I do plan to add picture of the characters as I go. That's something I do enjoy doing even on my own projects... I've never done anything of the sort 'fan wise' which should prove something interesting

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 10:45:27 PM »
I was going to get mad if you tried to tell me you couldn't draw, because I know you can. :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 10:48:48 PM »
Alright then.

I cant draw XD

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 12:15:46 AM »
I've some of my own fan characters. I'm working an a LBT fan fic I've done 9 chapters so far.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 01:56:52 AM »
Good luck  on your characters.  Interesting ones.  I bet you make many more before long.

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 03:40:11 AM »

Here be Denton. He turned out much more blue than I hoped. Would had added a gray tone to the coloring, but I kind of liked the odd coloring.

This is my first try at drawing in this style, studying the LBT shape format and applying my own style into the the mix. Which is why it looks kind of odd =P

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 05:39:45 AM »
I like your three fan characters and I absolutly love the fan art you made for Denton...by the way, what did you use to color the picture? Colored pencils, water color, or crayon? or a combination of the three?

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2007, 08:52:12 AM »
the coloring is done via colored pencils.

I buy the cheap kind from wal-mart. Still produces decent results. Currently using it for my illustration job for a certain film

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 09:25:20 AM »
Those are very interesting characters.  :yes
Especially Torgo. He comes very mysterious and I like that.  :lol:

The picture is really good too. I like it.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 09:28:25 AM »
Quote from: Sky,Nov 20 2007 on  08:25 AM
Those are very interesting characters.  :yes
Especially Torgo. He comes very mysterious and I like that.  :lol:

The picture is really good too. I like it.  :)
thanks B)

Torgo was just brought in for laughs... For those who don't get the reference, I'll soon reveal his origins.

hint: study the url that links to his music, the hosting site contains the answer

again.. just for laughs B) he'll make a fine comic relief when brought in at random points of a story.

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 10:03:08 AM »
The blue looks a little to bright and wild for a longneck (but, then again, LBT has never went for the 'normal' or 'realistic,' has it? :lol: ). It looks more like a color I might wouild find on a Tinysaurus. Nevertheless, the fanart is great! Did you freehand it? It doesn't look like one of Littlefoot's (or anyone else's, for that matter) more famous poses.

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2007, 10:13:07 AM »
Quote from: Manny Cav,Nov 20 2007 on  09:03 AM
The blue looks a little to bright and wild for a longneck (but, then again, LBT has never went for the 'normal' or 'realistic,' has it? :lol: ). It looks more like a color I might wouild find on a Tinysaurus. Nevertheless, the fanart is great! Did you freehand it? It doesn't look like one of Littlefoot's (or anyone else's, for that matter) more famous poses.
I do all my work freehand =)

Pretty much I just studied images of Lil Foot got the basic structure (basic shapes) figured and worked it into my own formula.

if you look close enough, you'll see some pencil lines running through the main body, this shows a bit of the 'basics'

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 10:18:11 AM »
Sounds like a good forula. :) I'd probably mess it up one way or another if I tried freehand. But, I've actually never tried freehand, so I can't know until I try! :lol:

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2007, 10:31:48 AM »
It takes practice

I used to be like "Oh my God, how do they do that?" I became interested enough that I started looking into books on art 'how to's' and from there I did some preactice sketches and I studied more.

Often I found it very inspiring to watch Disney films and their Trick of the Trade bonus extras (which can be very inspiring for any artist) to get more of the basic idea of professionalism

my model formula for LBT still needs work though... that was just my first go at the practice and it seems to show.

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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2007, 01:59:11 AM »
It must take a lot of practice to draw well.  Then having to learn a program to learn to draw on a pc on top of that.

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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2007, 07:43:37 AM »
Great job :)
I rally like your freehand work a lot. You managed to create a character of the same species as Littlefoot who could not be mistaken for Littlefoot. Your light and shadow work is just great and Torgo's face with the teeth matches your description of a character meant to be a comic relief very well. So do the feet wich are larger than Littlefoot's (no pun intended) ;)
On the part of (hopefully) constructive criticism (meant to improve your good work; not to slander it) perhaps the eyes could be improved by including the difference between pupil and iris which most LBT characters sport (Petrie and the flyers in general are an exception here).

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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2007, 11:24:41 AM »
Quote from: Malte279,Nov 21 2007 on  06:43 AM
Great job :)
I rally like your freehand work a lot. You managed to create a character of the same species as Littlefoot who could not be mistaken for Littlefoot. Your light and shadow work is just great and Torgo's face with the teeth matches your description of a character meant to be a comic relief very well. So do the feet wich are larger than Littlefoot's (no pun intended) ;)
On the part of (hopefully) constructive criticism (meant to improve your good work; not to slander it) perhaps the eyes could be improved by including the difference between pupil and iris which most LBT characters sport (Petrie and the flyers in general are an exception here).
Uhm.. the sketch is not of Torgo XD

The sketch is of Denton =)

no, my friend... Torgo remains a mystery character, I've no clue what he is (species wise) or what he will look like... unless for the heck of it, I'll just make him in his original form which this character was inspired (the humanoid character from the movie Manos; The Hands of Fate - see image here: http://www.agonybooth.com/manos/torgo_knees.jpg - also, see video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VRPht-KQX8 )

thanks for the comment on my style though ;)

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2007, 06:31:25 PM »
the characters are good. you should work them into a story.