QUESTION TIIIIIIME. Let's keep it brief as usual, so let me get right down to it and present a few questions for you guys! I've also noticed that some people seem to find it embarrassing to answer because we don't know each other well or they're not watching me, but please don't feel that way! If you wanna answer, write away! <3
1: How do you usually come up with an OC? Is design or personality the most important thing for you?
2: Do you use your OC's in storylines and/or create a world for them, or are they maybe used for their design, as a sona, for shipping, venting etc?
3: Do you prefer to have many OC's or to just have one or a few? Why or why not?
Here are my answers:
- I usually either get an idea of a certain personality trait I wanna explore, or when I create anthro characters, get hooked on an animal I like and get like OMG MUST HAVE AN OC BASED ON THIS ANIMAL. I like to have a great variety of both personality and body types amongst my OC's, so I also always strive for not creating a character that's too similiar to another OC of mine. I also don't want them to be too complex, and kinda focus on the basic personality traits they're given (not to the points that it becomes stupid, of course).
- I have my Main OC's who are all affiliated to the I.M.B.A-Team in some way, and then I have my Non-Main OC's who live in the same world and timeline. The big difference between my mains and my non-mains is that my mains are more fictional in the way that they fight monsters and such, while my non-mains have more normal lives and work with normal things. Many of my mains and my non-mains are friends and whatnot of course, but I like to be able to both focus on characters with pretty extraordinary lives and characters with normal jobs and more relatable strenghts and weaknesses.
I am however really thinking about creating a character that will NOT have a backstory or be involved in the other's world. I often feel like drawing more artsy-fartsy and abstract pics or just vent the shit out of myself when I'm emotional, but it feels kinda stupid and wrong to draw such things with my characters because they have their own lives and drawing them just floating around in an explosion of abstract colours or whatnot would feel... Weird. So just having a kind of sona (not an anthro version of myself or anything, but you get what I mean) who would have no backstory, no personality traits that were set in stone, and who kind of just excisted to be drawn... That would actually be really fucking nice. I also really want a character based on a bat.
- I have 7 mains and 7 non-mains right now, and if I create the sona-thing I mentioned above it would be 15 which I think is a pretty good number for me. I kinda wanna use all my OC's, at least think actively about them, so I would hate to have a shitload of characters just "lying around". And I don't think I would be able to handle a lot more because I would break my poor tired brain, haha. I prefer to draw other's OC's instead of making more for myself!
PEACE OUT BABIIIES~