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Jorge then and now

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Jorge has probably changed the least since the very beginning. But, a little history lesson never bored anyone!

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The first drawing of Jorge (which I spelled incorrectly as “Gorge” for a while). 

Jorge was, in the beginning, a very minor character.

He served only as a means of transportation for Proty and Humbee.

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The basic “gag” that Jorge was associated with was that Humbee continuously called him a porpoise, not a dolphin. It was short-lived. As seen here as well, Jorge’s stardust stream could reflect when he was asleep.

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Over time, Jorge gained some more credibility as a solid character. I gave him a means to attack with his dark matter shot. I used to just let this be a power that Space Dolphins held, due to Jorge already being able to spew stardust from his blowhole, but I changed it to suit in with the Power of the Universe. Jorge’s dark matter shot reflects his desire to fight for his own gains and to settle his own insecurities.

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Jorge, at this point, began to matter more to the story.

He served as the more negative impression to Proty, contrasting the kindness of Humbee.

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Originally, Jorge would come down to see Proty when he landed on the planet, instead of Humbee. This would result in a fight. I figured it was comical, but I changed it to Jorge blasting Proty right away for some experience points.

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Seen above, the riding styles for Proty and Humbee remained the same before I started MINIBOSS and into Episode 2 – Cosmic Student.

20170719 141709 by flynnmuttIt was fun giving Jorge the chance to be a bigger character. He might have come a little late in the game, but I’m glad he did. I enjoy his simple design, it’s lots of fun to draw. And, I found it more fitting for the main characters to have a living, personality-filled creature to travel around space on instead of a machine.

 

 

 

The travel aspect also later fueled into Jorge discussing his expectations to be a Taxi when he was younger. Plus, Jorge in a little tiny Taxi hat was fun to put on paper.

 

 

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Jorge’s first (very small) color reference sheet

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Changes in Jorge’s stardust and color (Ep.1 – Ep.3)

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The finalized version of Jorge

 

Sorry this one took so long to get around to! Humbee’s next, hope you’re excited!

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Flirting with another story…

Peter by flynnmuttMy English teacher’s recent lesson regarding how to live an authentic life (according to us, Thoreau, Emerson, McCandless, Krakauer, Treadwell, and others) has started to transcend me a bit. He had a poignant presentation today where he showed us images of his life in Alaska. He describes everything in an emotion-generated image. It struck me a lot, and as a result I’ve been creating a concept for another story. Will I go through with it? Not sure yet. I might. I like it, so far. It won’t replace anything I’m currently doing, simply another adventure to go on. We’ll see.

^ This is Peter White.