The hellspawns’ title screen preview
I can’t resize this GIF in such way that wouldn’t make Tumblr have a snit fit, but I don’t wanna upload it as video either, so…
Lookit! It rains flowers and leaves in the title menu.
Although… I have to say this thing is getting a HUGE restructure because I realized that the 400x600 resolution I had for the Nobu one is too small for some of the stuff that I put in this one, so I resized it to 500x700, and now I have to fix all the codes of the menus because different size = the numbers in the codes needs tweaking.
I’ve always wanted to do this “layers of clothing”/step-by-step dress up thing ever since I saw it in the Samurai Warriors concept art book XD
The arm-armour thingy goes under all the kimono layers because despite the fact that drawing fabric folds pains me, I still love seeing them flowing kimono sleeves. Although in Puppy’s case the sleeves are way narrower than it supposed to be because
I want his arms movements to be realistically not be hindered by sleeves without having to remove them or tie them back I said so.
Nobu and his spawns height comparison. They’re all giants >.<
In which the profiles only contain useless information. For now anyway. See the huge blank space leftover? That would be where the more lengthy character intro would come in. Just not now, because I want to wait until I finish writing to be sure what is spoiler and what isn’t. I don’t want to advertise anything too major in there.
I hesitate to even add the “like” and “dislike” thing because those are stuff that I feel should be presented in-story; not in some character blurb. That’s why the only stuff I give here are the irrelevant things that would hardly matter in-story or would probably not be mentioned at all (like height and age).
And nicknames. Nobody would dare call them that to their face or within earshot, LOL. But I thought it would be funny anyway. Lord Dumbass is what Puppy is actually known by in a lot of Japanese communities in real life, lol. They call him “baka-dono”.
Robot is huge, LOLOLOL. I matched the sprites up the the existing canon sprites, and he’s a good bit taller than Sasuke who is 6’2”, so… And yay boots because European clothing elements combined with traditional Japanese stuff is SEXY ♥♥♥
If my old fake video project had been a playable thing. IF.
Too much of a sidetrack to make. Unless people actually want it. It’s super short too, so… blah.
Must… finish… the Seasons… blurgh…
Why do I need sleep? Why do I need food?
Oh, and for whatever reason I forgot to save the materials for the logo pieces all those time ago, so when I needed to edit it I just went DERP HOW DID I MAKE THIS GOLD TEXT EFFECT AGAIN??? *agas fails*
I dunno. I really like making GUI. Even when there is no need for it.
Reblog/reply if you want to see this weird little thing happen.
^This is good, yes/no?
A slightly modified version of the bonus menu screen for the combo build.
Made the banners horizontal to fit the extra option, i.e “character info”. We needed one for this because HERE BE ALL THE OC DUMPAGE, as you darn well know.I don’t think the intro/prologue would cut it here. This is a PWP “let’s just jump into the romance” kind of thing anyway.
I’ll see if I have enough energy to draw up some girls because we need girls for derp princess to derp with. And weep and whine about her love woes. But if I don’t it’s fine because this is a mini-build.
The big build is the one that’s set to be like one of those heavy-duty games where you don’t really know whose route you’re on until later chapters.
This build is gonna be much bigger than Nobu’s, I just know it >~
Pointless art spam because I’m just not making any sense right now.
Lord Robot’s clothing is based on Muromachi/Azuchi-Momoyama era hunting outfit. Obviously with a little tweak here and there, but still.
This was quite a happy accident, really, because I just chose this design for no reason whatsoever. I even thought it was topsy-turvy, because nowadays it’s worn by yabusame archers for their performances and… the archer in this WTF universe is Puppy. Then I found out that Robot here got a lot of praise for something pertaining to hunting-falcons, so now the clothes makes sense for his character (he likes to go out hawking).
If I have new followers, well, I apologize for the weird nicknames. That kind of just happened over time.
Robot = Nobutada
Puppy = Nobukatsu
Sorry, I’m rather uninspired at the moment.
At some point I really do need to make this anyway, so why delay?
Herp derp derp… my headcanons for their face and body shapes.
Both Nobu and Robot have very angular faces, Puppy doesn’t. Nobu and Puppy have narrow jaws, Robot has a wider and more squared jaw. And then there’s the minor difference in the eyes and lips and stuff.
Puppy is the scrawniest one, hurr hurr. Most of his muscle bulk are in his shoulders and arms. It’s probably hard to see, but Robot has narrower shoulders than the other two. And Nobu is just ripped because, hey, he’s got 20 years head start. The boys will catch up at some point… maybe…
Why yes, I did draw this with a straight face. It’s not fanservice or anything.
So, this is not really a scene. I’m just using a random backdrop to test my animation effects.
Trying to decide if I prefer the exploding bombs on a “glow” mode (right) or just regular (left). It flies by so fast that it doesn’t really matter, though.
The only difference is the fire looks more red on normal mode and glow mode makes it look yellowish.
I’m testing the firefly effect.
And Nobu’s there just because I wanted to know if the fireflies would show in front of characters or behind. I’m thinking this firefly effect would go in the boys’ route rather than Nobu, though. I mean. Fireflies in winter? No way!
… I dunno, I can’t stop making random side-characters, especially because real life history is too much fun. On the other hand… trying to do all these Solmare sprites are damn PAINFUL *sigh*
At any rate, the other three of Nobunaga’s 5 highest ranking members of the Oda “fraternal branches” (the first two being Nobutada and Nobukatsu).
From left to right:
- Nobutaka: Nobu’s third son, though he’s about the same age as Nobukatsu. Supposedly actually older than Nobukatsu by a few weeks, but he was identified as third son. Because reasons
(Nobu likes to play favourites).
- Nobukane: Nobu’s younger brother. He is usually mentioned before Nobutaka, so maybe he actually ranks higher than Nobutaka? Usually the ones who’s listed first is more important.
- Nobuzumi: Nobu’s nephew, son of the brother who tried to kill him. He seems to rank higher than most of Nobu’s other brothers. Surprise. Nobu can be kind of nice sometimes.
They don’t interact casually with Nobunaga much, far as I can tell, but they get invited to Nobu’s events a lot. And, well, if the overlord is taking a new wife, they would probably be introduced or something (and of course they’d just WTF at the sight of derp princess).
These are useless side characters, really, because as far as I can tell, Nobu pays the most attention to his first two sons. I just like to include these other space-fillers for shits and giggles.
Pointless trivia: Nobutaka was kind of designed to look like beardless-Nobu. Just with that huge scar on his face and shorter hair.
How Nobukatsu and Nobutada’s hair work, for personal reference.
Originally I designed Nobutada’s hair to be like Sasuke’s: mostly short, except for this little braided tail. Now it’s mostly long, except for his short-ish forelocks. Servants do the braid. The front he just pushes back by hand (not combed) because he can’t sit still for that long (the braid takes long enough to do, thank you very much). But he insists on wearing that braid anyway
to be unique and special.
Nobukatsu’s hair is tied off to the left, and then he pushes the tail back because he hates it draping down his front. He does his own hair because he hates being touched. Also. His hair is like this because he doesn’t want to be reminded of his birth name “tea whisk” (a traditional samurai hairstyle looks tea whisk-y sometimes). He loves tea, sure, but he hates that name.
I like making detailed references just because it’s fun. Also pointless headcanons.
I made the title screen snow! Because I discovered that I can do that!
Because Solmare was totally asking for it
A Ninja Love fangame development blog and the history-infused "extended universe" surrounding it.