30 Jan 2013

Gesen and Asuna redesigns inbound Friday

What will the two of the most most important characters be looking like from now on?
You'll find out on Friday.

24 Jan 2013

Gesen and Asuna are going to be redesigned...older?!

It has been nearly eight years since I initially started drawing Gesen. A lot of things were different when I first started, a lot of strong influences back then I no longer use, and I find myself being influenced by many different things.

One of the things I thought was cool at the time was having the main characters aged 12. It was more or less my age at the time, but, as the years have gone by, there are themes in Gesen I want to explore, which, admittedly, would be quite awkward seeing little kids go through.

I am in the process of redesigning Gesen and Asuna (they're the only 12 year olds left in the series) and they will now be aged 15. What I will be doing is redrawing already existing panels pages in which they appear, in other words, this is NOT another reboot. The story and their personalities will not be changing, only their age, and their appearance slightly.

Once chapter 5 is complete, there will be a hiatus in which chapters 2, 3 and 4 will be modified, and in some instances, some things may be rewritten slightly. It won't be anything major, but I will post here what changes will be made.

Of course, this will probably mean a lot of the artwork I've done will be innacurate... I'm not sure how I'm going to handle that yet.

Unfortunately this also means that my other series, Mecha Wars will be delayed for a lot longer. I have been considering setting it in the same universe as that of Gesen, meaning that Gesen will have to have been finished anyways before i can begin it. I want to put most of my effort into Gesen, and I don't want Mecha Wars to suffer because of this, so it won't be starting for a while. This also probably means the blog will be pulled down, if I can pull it down temporarily.

Hopefully, Chapter 5 should be ending with next weeks update.

8 Jan 2013

Asuna's Hair Length... wait, who's Asuna?

So, a poll has gone up questioning you, the reader(s) whether or not Asuna should grow her hair longer.

All you need to do is tick yes or no, based on whether or not you believe she should let her hair get any longer.

Wait a minute... who is Asuna?!

If you've read chapter 4 of Gesen, you will have seen her already, though she has not yet revealed her name. My mistake entirely. I was going to edit the question to link to a picture of Asuna, but because the poll has already received votes (thanks for voting, by the way!) I can't edit it directly. Makes sense, so this post will hopefully remedy the situation here.
This young lady is Asuna. I have been told a couple of times that she looks like a boy. In an attempt to prevent more confusion I am considering a number of ways to alter her appearance to give her more femininity, such as increasing the length of her hair. I won't just randomly slap it into the next chapter she's in though, I would make sure to write it into the story properly.

Her hair here (<-) is how it is currently.
Here is how her hair would be at a more medium-sized length

If she decided to grow her hair very long it would probably look something like this.

All things considered, these aren't even the only hairstyles she could have. For now, however if you want Asuna's hair to say how it is, click "No" on the poll to the left, if you think she'd look better with longer hair (either one of the bottom two pictures) click "Yes"

Depending on results, I may have to hold additional polls to see what people think.

This poll closes at the end of the month.