Aloha guys, been a while, hasn't it? Dil or "D Barenzu" here with a batch of design work I was working at for "Stitch Triverse"
whilst toiling on the cover of BOOK 1
with my collaborators.
Last time I did one of these, it was for the character Jessica, redesigning her to fit in with the islander cast of Izayoi. In that same vein, I had an OC event that hit home back in January of 2014 that brought in a few newbies too alongside some others. So, in honor of this, I wanted to not only showcase two of those OCs, made possible by STITCH62633
(to which, thanks EVER so much for allowing this), but also throw in another character I salvaged from the remains of... *sighs* Zutto.
Let's start with the first one, Yoko
. Yoko is a character whom was created in tandem with Experiment 492, Milston, for an old "Stitch!"
story of mine that unfortunately fell. However, Yoko and Milston didn't get scrapped, as they are now in Triverse as new friends to Yuna and Stitch on the island of Izayoi. Milston can be seen below on an older design still kept around:
However, onto character specifics. As such, Yoko is younger than most of Yuna and Stitch's friends by a year at the age of 9 (and compared to the other two here), but retains her backstory of moving to Izayoi Island with her friend Milston after her one and only parent and father found life anew in the idea of the island from the city of Hong Kong. She has history with Yuna of sorts, after the tomboy and her saved Hong Kong from befalling a "Experiment"-al problem some time ago. Yoko's a cute yet bombastic girl, whom looks a lot into the unknown with a confident heart and in coming to the island, flaunts her cute ideals with her Experiment partner Milston at her side, whom is quite the hothead with the power to burst parts of himself into flames, either flinging himself at foes or even causing sheer mayhem. Of course, given people like Penny and Jessica... that may prove tricky for the both. Yoko, as stated, was created by yours truly and STITCH62633
for a previous story.
Next, we have Jenna
, a character crafted as a Stitch OC by fellow user and friend of mine CatDasher
, brought into the world of Triverse as a new buddy to Yuna and Stitch. Specifically, Jenna is the same age as Yuna and other friends/accomplices of hers are, 10. In CatDasher
's original idea of the character, she was with a family that moved in from America to get a fresh new start in life (seen below is her design), meeting with another OC...
However, for Triverse, Jenna is switched up as coming from Osaka for the same reasons, a fresh start after life hadn't been so kind with her folks. Jenna, due to her afro (uniquely exclusive to her in her family tree), was planned with as being reliant yet collected, although she had a particular quirk about her... her abundant use of 70s lingo possibly lied to her hairdo in the story. Perhaps it's the way she dresses or perhaps it's the gigantic afro-like hairdo, but for some reason, she's out of era in personality. Besides this, she's a unique click in Yuna's group of friends. And while her habit of speaking in old lingo seems awkward, the islanders still welcome her in as an "old-school" addition. Jenna, as stated, was created by that of CatDasher
and was brought into the Triverse via the OC event past in early 2014 that brought in several characters to Triverse doors.
And finally, here's a surprise. If you know... *sighs* Zutto, you know the character Dolores
. As it turns out, I've also managed to rework and redesign her into Triverse too, as she'd been on Izayoi Island prior and a year younger than her other incarnation (meaning she's the same age as Yuna and friends, 10). A tricky sell, but keep with me here.
Dolores had moved to Izayoi Island from that of Okinawa's New Town a while back. However, she hid in the shadows of the beautiful island, often burying her face in a book before Yuna and company found her and decided to try and spark a friendship with the geeky girl. At first, she seemed a bit snobby and hesitant about it, often more concerned with facts and figures than the people in front of her. However, after a few choice meetings, Dolores took a turn and decided to change her ways to become friends, among others in Yuna's circle (i.e Sae, Taro, JJ, Jenna, Yoko), this happening before that of Triverse began. Dolores is a very intelligent girl, one whom knows some incredible facts due to her consistent studying and her own personal book (if you know kanji, that book says something quite peculiar... dare ya to try and translate it). Because of this, she comes off as a bit boring and "by the book", no pun intended. However, despite being rather dry for one her age, she's helpful and ambitious to those she knows and loves.
Dolores' redesign didn't change much from her... *sighs* Zutto one, her hair and body being retained as such. However, there is some unique changes made for her. Her face and glasses especially are one to note, as she's gained freckles in the jump and also managed to take on the unique anime trait of "nerd glasses", or the spiral-eyed sort of glasses seen in most Japanese animation. Including that, her outfit's changed to a forest green shirt with puffy shoulders, a light mahogany skirt and forest green crocs (a throwback to Zutto... or at least one of the only ones you'll be getting from me). The last thing is her personal book, modeled alike another Disney staple, the Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook from "DuckTales". Like I stated, the kanji on that book means something VERY endearing to her character and I challenge friends/followers to try and translate. Other than this, she retains a good majority of her outfits and personality quirks and joins into Yuna's group of friends from around the isle... or by this point in Triverse, has already joined despite us not seeing her yet.
Anyways, that's about it for these designs. Again, these are three characters from the "Stitch Triverse"
lore, some introduced already in our grand story, one that... may just make her debut later. For now though, these designs should give you guys an idea on how they'll be presented in the lore. Hope you guys enjoy while me and my collaborators continue at the BOOK 1
cover and another thanks to CatDasher
for their characters being used! Mahalo and I'll catch you on the wave later...==============================================STITCH CHARACTERS, AS WELL AS OTHER CHARACTERS BELONG TO DISNEY AND MADHOUSE. CHARACTERS ORIGINALLY CRAFTED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF CHRIS SANDERS, UNLESS ORIGINALLY CREATED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.