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Schoolgirl Ray characters comparison -

The first collumn is the very first image of the character - along with the date of the creation. The second one is a character in his/her normal look. And the last one is, of course, Schoolgirl Ray chibi style.



~~~If you have more time to kill you can read on~~~



Dear Schoolgirl Ray readers, thanks for all of your constant support (even if some of you are in read-only reply-never mode). It's a great joy for me to hear what you think of the latest strip every day. So here I give you some background story and trivias of these characters. ;)


Veda

For the first image of hers, I drew the lines in Microsoft Paint with curve tool and mouse. It was one of the first CGs I've ever done.

Back then she was a rebelious witch studying at a magic school. Sounds familiar? Yeah I was a Harry Potter fan.

I dropped her story after realizing I was copying JK Rowling. But I liked this name. Thus I revived her in a different identity later.


Ray

She was created originally by my ex-friend. Ray was part of this friend's name. I drew a lot of this kitty back then. Then our relationship/friendship/contact-ship ended in a very sour way.

Around that time, I got a chance to publish 4-panel comics on newspaper. It was very sudden, and I couldn't think of any characters to draw other than this kitty. So I changed it a little, and Ray the Kitty series was born in a rush.

I kept the name Ray to give a nod to the original creator - The person who, in the very last email to me, said that "Ray the Kitty" series was "a constipation-like comic that makes people not knowing whether to laugh or to feel lame".

I never replied, but I mind this sentence A LOT. Sometimes I just feel I should draw better to prove it's wrong. But a good thing is, I'm able to see Ray differently from the person I hated with a passion. Ray always makes me happy when I draw her smile =)


Quino

The first picture was screaming "Tsubasa". I know, I know... I was easily influenced back then. Even the name was not original - Quino was a famous Agentina cartoon artist. I respect him a lot, but I like the name even more =P

Anyway I tried to give Quino an original backstory to make him less copycat-ish. He was a cursed man whose reflection in the mirror/glass was always a demon, not himself. And his constant smile was actually fake. [If you want to read more, see here [link]

He was created together with Orinca. He worked as Orinca's technician and partner.


Orinca

My online ID is Ocarina. This Orinca name was actually a typo from an online friend who was not very familiar with me and not good at English. I thought it sounds pretty neat, and decide to use it. =)

She was originally a cyborg assassin. She was sold to the government's secret organization by her parents when she's young, because her parents were in need of money. In the organization she was modified and trained to be a killer.

Btw, eventually later I realized I knew nothing about being a killer, so I reseted the plot setup and started something new.


Shone

Shone was created to be Orinca's rival-turned-friend. In one of Orinca's missions, she needs to kill Shone's father, the mafia boss. That's how they met each other. Yawn, so hollywood.

Shone was originally a cold-blooded girl who rarely smiles. She had a snake tattoo on her left arm, as "snake" was her father's symbol. She could summon ghosts, and had two guardian ghosts protecting her.

Once she saw a photo of Quino and some other guys, on her father's desk. She asked her father and he lied that Quino was her older brother (The truth was that her father was trying to trace down and kill Quino/Orinca before they kill him). Later when Quino/Orinca came to assassinate her family, she was really confused.

Though I planned she and Orinca to be friends, somehow in the story I wrote, she's killed by Orinca in the end. Guess it would be a better way out for her too...


Toto

He was created solely for Ray the Kitty comic. Not much change for him comparing to the others. Though in Ray the Kitty comic, he doesn't have special feelings to Ray.

I had a hard time trying to make his hairstyle constant.


Rolin and Zeto

These two were created together as rivals. They were from different countries, but were schoolmates during university. At first they didn't like each other, but slowly became friends.

After graduating, they went their seperate ways. Zeto returned to his own country to serve the army. Rolin was good at technology, and eventually worked for the government's science department. Years later, the two countries started war. Rolin and Zeto met again, friends no more, but just trying to outwit / use one another.

The trouble was, Zeto loved Rolin back in school days (I...I thought that at least I should try one YAOI story......). Rolin didn't know it, until they met again as enemies. He's straight, but he planned to make use of this yaoi thingy.

What he did was: he requested a private negotiation with Zeto, so they met in a bar one evening. During drinks, Rolin pretended that he was half-drunk and began to mention the good old school days. When Zeto was in a yesterday-once-more mood, Rolin leaned over and kissed him.

Wait, let me vomit some blood first. Couldn't help it... Everytime I thought of this plot and I wanna kill myself.

Then, cough cough, then Rolin hinted that Zeto to go to his house. As soon as Zeto stepped into the door, Rolin's troops ambushed and captured him.


Lukki

Her original name was "Rokki", as she was initially Rolin's sister. She was a harmless girl, and loved Zeto quietly in all those years.

Some papparazzi took the photo of Rolin kissing Zeto in that bar, and published it on the front page. When Lukki saw it, she was totally shattered.



Whew. Okay, end of my confession. Kudos to anyone who reads everything. Seemed that all my old stories were quite sad. I definitely felt much happier drawing Schoolgirl Ray.
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Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha i see where the name tot came from XD
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
*Insert complete shock and silence here*

This is.... much, musch different from what I expect to find. Anyway, given this backstory, I'm more than glad to see Schoolgirl Ray came to be what it is now. I definitely felt much happier reading Schoolgirl Ray (lol shameless copying).

Umm, individual character comment?
The first drawing of Veda doesn't look anything like her appearance now. Guess the distant history gives more room for her to be recreatred.
Ray... let's just say I like the end result in both of your running comics. I like her cheery smile!
Quino looks so secretive even in Schoolgirl Ray. But by smiling a lot himself, I guess that somewhat turned him to be a happy guy? In Schoolgirl Ray, the teacher role fits him a lot, and I laughed whenever I see him in the comics. Must be his constant smile.
Can't imagine "Orinca" and "killer" in the same sentence, haha. She looks very ordinary in Schoolgirl Ray, perhaps except when Veda provokes her.
Shone's story... gave me much shock. Fortunately, there is no trace of that backstory in Schoolgirl Ray. She's my favorite character there. Looking adorable with a hint of cunningness.
Toto is much different in personality between Ray the Kitty and Schoolgirl Ray.His feeling for Ray blinded him? XD
Rolin's side didn't look much different in graphical style, I guess. Even the part with Zeto loving Rolin is totally imaginable, haha. And I think Rolin in overprotective of his sister in Schoolgirl Ray.

...Wish you good luck in your future, whether it's with your comics or on other matters. Reading your story made me feel you're a respectable artist.
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Hexereii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Mmm...smexy middle Rolin..~w~
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009   Digital Artist
lol XD
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Hexereii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
What? It is smexy.
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Nichtschwert Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Wow. There's more hidden beneath the surface~.
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009   Digital Artist
yeah it's hard for me to come out with a new character, and when I got one, I thought a lot about him/her. =) Then in schoolgirl ray, everything's more or less simplified.
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Nichtschwert Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Interesting. I got loads and loads of characters... But many are very much alike...
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
*sniff* they grow up so fast...
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Digital Artist
nono, they kida grow "down" cos now they're all in chibi versions. =P
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KwartzKitten Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student General Artist
*sniff* they all grow down so fast...
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Naja-Haje Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Rolin is sexy *_*
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
haha thanks. too bad he's mostly in his chibi mode now.
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Naja-Haje Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
yeah :<
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
It's interesting to know each characters' original background .. but then again I have so much fun reading Ray's funny strips whenever u upload'm regardless of any other issue .. >_<

NB: please make more of those character sheets and horoscopes .. I really liked these here [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] ...
^w^ they're all soooooo cute :iconcuteheartplz:
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
thanks! the horoscopes were a freelance job, so I need to follow the given content to draw the characters. But yes of course I'll try to draw them cuter ^_^

THe character sheets were some old works ,and I don't think I'll be updating them =\
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
it's quite interesting to know all these facts about the characters original backgrounds .. but then again I have so much fun reading Ray's funny strips whenever u upload them .. regardless of any other issues .. >_< ..


Make more .. more .. more oh and those images were totally wonderful .. :iconcuteheartplz:
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sawadamasahiro Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe the 2nd colum looks really cool :D
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
haha, thanks. But I think it's also because Schoolgirl Ray's chibi style is too simplified, making other pictures look impressive. =B
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knightrebound Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Heh. Not bad. I kinda like seeing a decisive little list of origin stories to all the characters. Their histories were interesting to read. I've also come to really like the comics, which made this all the more interesting to look at.

Reminds me, actually, of some stuff I'll be working on personally. I'm probably going to want to come up with a decent cast of main characters and maybe commission some drawings of them all at some point. Right now all I have are four characters, one of which may go through complete revisions. It's a video game project. I'm working on my programming ability, the story, and my drawing ability at this time.

With the classes I'm taking I'm hoping to gain some modest drawing ability that'll allow me to conceptualize my own stuff, then create the graphics for the game itself. I should probably practice drawing more on my own, but I just feel so pessimistic about my doodles.

Sorry about all my comments being so long. I just tend to rant whenever I write anything. Someone once commented "Everything you write is an essay, isn't it?" So I responded: "Yes. They are."
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
From my experience, I think to get your characters right, you need to practise a lot. It's hard to get the same character a consistent look in the beginning. And they do change over time as you draw more (you can see the 1st strip of Schoolgirl Ray is different from the latest one).

I've done some game collaboration before. Whoa, it was a LOT of work. But we were both proud seeing the final product, so it's well worth it. Good luck to your project!

Don't worry, I enjoy reading long comments. I could know more about other's experience, or what they think of when seeing my work. It's always interesting. Those who couldn't tolerate more than 3 lines of words are just lazy =)
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digikari Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
So her name did come from Ocarina. I kept thinking at first Orinca's name was Ocarina.

I knew Rolin and Zeto were somehow in BL relationship! I want to see that kiss. xD
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
haha too bad. I don't think I'm ever gonna draw it. @_@
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digikari Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
How about a accidental kiss in school girl ray in front of Shone a Lukki? xD Ah! I feel so evil, nevermind.
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Digital Artist
hey hey, since when can kisses be accidental? wish I had a couple of accidental kisses. = =+
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digikari Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Uh like tripping. xD Aww it's okay, I don't want accidental kisses though.
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tri-edge64 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
'3'
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
'3'
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tri-edge64 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
:3
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4getfoo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
i like the way how Veda and toto evolved from....

OMG... Veda is OLD...
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
yup! Veda came from windows 98 era.
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Koast Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Hm, when will we see them in their original forms? Is that something only reserved for illustrations? o_o
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
I think so, yeah.
chibi is so much easier to draw. Maybe in the far future when I'm good enough to handle manga with full-proportion people, I'll draw them. But now I still cannot.
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LucyIsTired Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I guess the Rolin/Zetto movie plot came from your yaoi memories ;D
I read it all...I always do :iconproudplz:
Anyways, you really worked hard on them :)
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
what yaoi memories do I have? don't create fake memories for me! *roar*
thanks for reading everything <3
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LucyIsTired Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Dont lie to us :iconhurrplz:

you said that originally Zeto and Rolin where in your yaoi story ;D

LOL
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Remalds Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
It was definitely interesting getting to know your characters' backgrounds. I still hope to see more of your works! :]
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
sure ^_^ thank you!
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Ryunatta Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
wow 2 of em were made on my bday *feels special*
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Sorry to burst your dreams but May 08 = May 2008. I didn't indicate the exact date =P
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Ryunatta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
it was dec 05 o.o
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Ah, I see. But dec 05 = dec 2005 as well.
at least I know your birthday now! =D
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Ryunatta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
^^ thankies
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xherodbskx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
woah the lukki&rolin story sounds interesting
hahah its so fun reading how the characters came to be :D
and I actually read the whole thing
yay me! hha
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
yay you! thanks for reading everything <3
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Livelyliz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Ohh, I love Rolin in the normal look. :D

Nice work. :)
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
heehee, yeah in chibi version he's kinda... downgraded.
thanks!
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greatshoyru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Oh my GOOOOOOOD this is awesome to see.

Seriously, wow. I must say, Shone looks good in her original image, and I love how certain characters are drawn in completely different styles. I didn't know you could be that versatile.
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ocarina-CD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Digital Artist
yeah I also think Shone looks good there. The trouble was that that very hairstyle was very hard to draw from other angles. I had problem capturing those eyes too...

I love experimenting different styles. I always hope to find MY distinct style, but unfortunately I still couldn't find it. =S
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greatshoyru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I'd say you're doing pretty well so far, as far as the chibi's are concerned. How does the rest look?
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