Earlier I posted up a poll with the subject of adoptables and how much depth should come with a character. I created and designed this character here with the intention of posting up as an auction adoptable in the near future, but as I was drawing him an painting this particular piece, I got too into it and decided it might be best to just post this up as an art piece for now to gauge interest, haha!
This is Grave the Bastard (as he is derogatorily called in the streets). He's a 6 year old kid with no family or home, growing up in the slums of Monopole, just doing what he can to get by and survive. He never knew his parents, as he was abandoned at a very young age; His mother's prestigious family refused to keep the child, as he was a product of a very heinous act rape. He was left alone with nothing but an old pair of his mother's gloves and shoes to get by, which have become very tattered and worn over time. Despite being looked down on by society, and always wearing an ill expression, Grave is still growing up and unsure about his future; Whether he'll be guided by his contempt towards his parents and society, or whether he'll look to the hope of having a good life for himself.
I wonder if anyone can guess the parents I created him from the basis of!
Anyways, randomly fun and a good chance to experiment with making an adoptable (and trying to limit the amount of thought I put into characters). I will put up an auction for him a little while later after gauging reception. With regards making him an adoptable, I also wanted to experiment with the idea of actually making him "adopted", so he could be cleaned up and given some new clothes afterwards (or just be cruel and leave him as a bum, I don't mind, haha!). The piece itself here was more of a preview thing (since the full piece would include a reference sheet along with the character). The painted style is always quite fun (but tedious as hell when trying to work in a background). Overall I think this piece turned out okay![Edit: 3/9/13]
Alright, after gauging the response behind him, I'm going to put this guy up for an adoptable auction! I'll give the auction a week before ending it. The winner by the end will own the character, as well as receive a reference sheet of the design shown here, after which they are free to do as they pleased with the character, whether they want to give him a better life (or keep him as a scumbag). Hero or Villain; YOU DECIDE!
Afterwards, depending if anything is done with the character (redesigned, cleaned up, aged up, new clothes, new family, new identity, etc, etc), I will provide free a piece of art to commemorate his new life! I'll even throw in a sprite if anyone's interested in that.
Bid increase by $1/100 points (I will be going by $1 = 100 points logic for this auction). The auction will end on 10/9/13.New Owner:
- 2,000 Points[Edit: 11/9/13]
I probably should have ended this a few hours ago, but I got home late from work and crashed, haha. In any case, from what I can tell, *Tails-McCloud
was closer to the mark, so congratulations, you're the new owner of Grave!