|2003/03/17 00:46:42 PST by Temporal [manager]
Edited at 2003/03/17 01:01:26 PST
Before I start, for those who aren't familiar: Rheya is my character. Where Dev created most of the other characters, Rheya was all my work. I tend to be a whole lot more interested in decisions made about her than any of the other characters. So, yes, I may sound like I'm dictating this, and, well... TOO BAD! :)
I think it's time we came up with finalized concept art for Rheya. As far as I'm concerned, Rheya's basic looks were decided before the character was even created or named. Way back in the day, Akio submitted a concept piece for a generic female character which I rather liked, and which I later decided would be Rheya.
Akio did a few concept pieces:
Of course, none of these are fit to be "official", as they are just sketches. What I would like is for someone to draw up an official character design based on these. The official design doesn't have to follow these exactly. In fact, I would like some things changed.
What I like most about the images is her face, eyes, and hair. I like the glasses... but not the funny rings hanging from them (not sure what Akio was up to there). Rheya should look intelligent and thoughtful, though perhaps slightly judgemental/condescending.
I don't particularily like the "scantily clad" look in the first two images. Rheya might wear such things if the weather were exceedingly hot, but not all the time. My favorite image is actually the last one... although, Akio's tendancy towards over-complicated clothing is present there, too. :)
I imagine Rheya's hair as being blue, a la anime. That is to say, she certainly doesn't die her hair. It's naturally blue. Sure, in real life that doesn't happen, but this isn't real life. :P I'm not set on that, though... we'll have to see how it turns out. Black would be my next choice.
BTW, I don't know who wrote "black hair" and "navy blue eyes" in Rheya's profile, but since it wasn't me, those decisions are not official. :P Feel free to ignore them (although I think blue eyes would be good).
EDIT: OK, I changed my mind. Black hair, sky blue eyes. Mmmmmm. Brings more attention to the eyes. :) (I have edited Rheya's node to reflect this.)
Also, don't worry if I sound like I'm looking for something too specific. Most of what I say here should be taken as hints. Do what looks good.