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[art] Rush concept
2005/05/08 19:26:41 PDT by Temporal [manager]
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We need concept art for Rush. Post your ideas! Submit images in the illustration section then post links to them here.

2005/05/09 17:25:54 PDT by Dev [manager]
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As an additional note (though hopefully this is obvious), the best way to develop conceptual ideas about a character is to review their history and their role in the story. See the profile linked above (or try the Google search to the left!).

Also, a few good drawings that were previously submitted can be found here.

2005/05/09 22:30:29 PDT by mystik3eb [0/43]
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...I'm not sure I personally like either of those. I like Gilgaths more, but still I think we could do much better. It must be remembered these are among the only submissions of Rush ever, and I think they're a decent idea to go off of. It would be nice if there was a semblance to Syne that's noticeable when the player figures that out.

2005/05/09 22:57:22 PDT by Dev [manager]
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There's actually another Akio drawing of Rush where he attempted to give our old knight spiky hair just in the front, like Syne's. I thought it looked pretty silly, but it would be nice to have some sort of parallel that's subtle but noticeable when one looks for it. The main problem I had with Gilgath's Rush art, by the way, was that Rush looked way too clean, too well-dressed, and generically noble. Take a look at Ko, and remember that THAT is what surface-dwelling societies in Kay Pacha are like currently. Rush's armor might be effective, but very very old, rusted, and makeshift. His clothes would be tattered. I somehow see his outfit having a traditional Arabic look to it. He's older, so he might not have a lot of hair on his head, but that which he does have should probably be long.

Just some things to keep in mind.

2005/05/10 11:09:53 PDT by Temporal [manager]
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Remember that Rush uses an axe, too, whereas Gilgath's drawing has him with a sword.

2005/05/10 22:37:22 PDT by BioKupo [0/0]

I always thought his armour would be partially hidden by, not a cloak, but a shroud type thing. If you understand that at all ^^;;

2005/05/10 23:27:07 PDT by Dev [manager]
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... I don't know why I forgot Rush uses an axe. I think I started writing broadsword somewhere ... oh well. It doesn't matter, really. Something big and heavy that swings at enemies for a lot of hurt. :P

And to be honest, even though Rush is perhaps our strongest PC, the more I think about it the less I see him wearing heavy armor. For one, he's nomadic; he's been searching the continent for signs of his lost family for years, and he's a very skilled warrior to the point where it's unlikely he's met many major threats in his travels. Secondly, note that Kay Pacha sits right on the equator. It's like a tropical rainforest in there, so I'm not sure you'd want to be lugging around full plate or something in that kind of heat.

2005/05/18 19:33:42 PDT by Cothiq [0/6]

I think the first one has the personality type needed to make a 'full party.' There simply has to be a robust bearded man.

2005/05/19 10:19:33 PDT by BioKupo [0/0]

I don't like either of them tbh.

They just don't say "Rush" to me :/

2005/05/25 00:52:54 PDT by falkreon [0/5]

This is my first post, so I'd appreciate some feedback -


2005/10/16 16:23:29 PDT by Davy boy2000b [0/13]
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I agree with the aging thing. Not necessarily going thin, but a receeding double crown thing that looks like the number 3 lying down. Devil hair almost, or remember Vageta's hairline?

Added at 2006/10/16 16:03:10 PDT

I have since brainstormed what I perceive Rush to look like. I have done it in a form of spider's web so apologies if it's formatted a little messily.

Now all I need to do is make some sketches, using a print off of Syne as reference. We basicly want a related, older version of Syne. Ok onwards:

He is in the 'Protectors', a group determined to prolong the war as long as poissible so no tyranny would fall on the continent as result of peace time. This means lots of battles. Lots and lots of them. He would undoubtedly suffer a few nicks and scrapes and so would have some scarring, and tanned flesh from being outside alot travelling and fighting. He would be quite dirty and scruffy (in terms of skin dirt and hair condition) from living it rough because of being perpetually on the move, searching for his family. He would also be quite muscly, bulked up with lugging alot of armour in his life and his huge battle axe. His eyes would be weary, because living outside rough doesn't make for comfortable sleeping. I also see him with stubble but mostly a full beard. Although this should suit him, it would most likely be the cause of not having time or patient to sit down and meticulousy shave regularly. (reminds me of myself, ha!)

Notice how I said he'd worn alot of armour in his life? I mean he would have had to wear very heavy armour at long periods in his travels on the cooler Titan continent, as the climate would allow him to, whereas Kay Pacha (is this mispelled on the map, I thought it was Kay Paccha?) would be very hot and humid, forcing him to change into lightweight armour. Although any armour on Titan continent could have been forged by professional blacksmiths and/or tailored, he would have had to improvise his own armour upon arrival on Kay Pacha and so this could be something like wood bark maybe? This might need further brainstorming!

Something fropm what Dev said about his armour being effective but old and rusted - perhaps he would strip down all the fancy armour trimmings and leave himself with a front and back metal plate?

The last branch of this storm is the fact he is Syne's father. This is a very big point we need to have echo in what he looks like as we want to pretty much see an older version of Syna, but mutated in war / experience / anguish so much that it doesn't become apparent until the plot reviels this point. This would mean:

Same or similar characteristics. Big similarities between father-son would be hazel, almost slight-like eyes, pointy, almost button-like nose and broadly set body. Syne's hair is light brown in sort of messy bangs. Rush is older than Syne so his hair should eb alot lighter, almost like a washed out brown. He has lived it rough as well so his hair should have more messy bangs - shown by thinner bangs in more random direction, but not so random to look unlike Syne. See Syne's concept and you see what I mean. Other then the greying hair, his hair line would maybe be receding with age. Imagine a lying down 3, as I mentioned above.

I have also noticed that Syna wears a bandana and wrist-ribbons of same colour. Perhaps this fabric comes from part of his past - and Rush would have some of the same material - perhaps around his biceps or on axe handle (or both!)

NOTE: Please take the above with a pinch of salt. This is my brainstorm of how I would see Rush and so would need validating by Dev/Temp to be taken as definate. By all means continue my brainstorming, guys!

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