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SPECIAL EPISODE 1 : Kalshiera Concepts 1

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Welcome to The Incarnate Process Special Episode 1 – Kalshiera Concepts 1

Project: Ascended Kings

Character Silhouettes: Kalshiera Kynazarr

Discussion below:


Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Well if it isn’t the character that started it all… Kalshiera.

Well almost. Telvantien has her beat by a few months. But yeah, Kalshiera is one of the very first characters I dreamed up who has made it into the saga. We will be seeing a lot of this girl over the years…

<spoilers removed>

 

Here are some photoshop hack jobs that I did showing how I see Kalshiera as Golden Rose of Kynazarr (the princess) (An amalgamation of these)
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Jason Allen
Jason Allen

The headband forehead tiara crown will be something VERY similar to what we see here <removed>

However, this <removed reference> crown here is very basic, the main feature that I am showcasing here is the fact that the crown portion comes down in a series of points, this is the basic shape that I want it to be.

However we can then add in the more regal appearance to it, intricate ornamental designs, maybe even rose designs. Socketed pyre gems and a central “upside down triangle” pyre stone antithetical to Apsu’s upward pointing triangle stone.

I anticipate as we move forward with her varying form designs, there will be new versions of this forehead tiara <spoiler removed>.

Ok now the hair.

Jet black. While this next hair style isn’t necessary, I think it has a special look that can further individualize her.

The following images show models where their hair is pulled all the way from one side over to the other, creating a part in the middle of the head. I think this is interesting but may prove unnecessary. Of course, I’m always interested to hear what you guys think.

As far as the armor, Nick has a description of that in the script.

“She is dressed in a banded metal armor, with a solid breastplate. The breastplate is adorned with a large golden eagle.”

The banded armor may be something that we have to discuss but I would imagine it would stay within the theme of the Kynazari soldiers listed in their Visual descriptions.

Nick – if you have any reference to golden eagles in the breastplate that you have in mind specifically you can post it here.

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Dylan Pierpont
Dylan Pierpont

Awesome! Lots to think about here.

Ok so when doing a character <spoiler removed> like this, it’s usually best to concept the <spoiler removed> so we can relate the <spoiler removed> and then connected the dots in between to make sure there’s a nice balance of design.

However, from your description it sounds like we’re looking at <spoiler removed>. And you sort of have a natural design break where the <spoiler removed> are essentially her <spoiler removed>.

Because there’s such a dramatic change from <spoiler removed>, I think we can safely design the <spoiler removed> separately ie: <spoiler removed>.

If I understood you correctly then this should be very doable. But let me know if my observations are correct.

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Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Yes you are correct.

So right now you recommend that we do concepts for Kalshiera as the Golden Rose (GN version), and <spoiler removed>.

If this is correct I will create a <spoiler removed> thread and post what the <spoiler removed> would be and any other thoughts.

I’m kinda <spoilery inference removed>.

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Nick Macaroni
Nick Macaroni
In the graphic novel, I would say Kalshiera looks very young, with soft, attractive features, petite body at the same time she has a sort of hard edge to her look.This is the ambition and power of her personality shining through and I think a lot of it is going to be in the eyebrows.Anything to do with <references removed>.I don’t think the hair over the head, tight to the skull is going to be flattering and it’s very reminiscent of a lot of modern characters, tank girl’ish and something I see on MTV a lot.
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Nick Macaroni
Nick Macaroni
For the Eagle emblem, I’m thinking something with an art deco’ish kind of edge to reflect the fact that Kynazarr is the most technologically advanced kingdom of the land.

Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Ok this is good. SO Dylan, lets keep her hair loose and flowing then. Long black hair. I’m glad you steered us away from that, Nick!

Lol just to reiterate, I only put BS <references removed> on here to show the forehead tiara, as a notional example. Kalshiera has nothing to do with her. But when I saw that crown design I knew that Kalshiera had to have one similar to that because she needs something we can look <spoilers removed>.

Kalshiera was very mean to her identical twin sister Iliza when they were children. Iliza had enough at one point and yells at Kalshiera in front of her “boy” friends. She yells that Kalshiera is a hateful evil demon or something similar, and these words always stuck with Kalshiera, always repeating in her head. Immediately after this was Iliza’s fire accident, so the experience became even more traumatic, and Kalshiera made a dramatic shift in her personality towards the good from this point forward; out of guilt and shame no doubt.

But those words that the sweet Iliza had yelled at her always stayed with Kalshiera, to the extent that <spoilersremoved>

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Dylan Pierpont
Dylan Pierpont

“So right now you recommend that we do concepts for Kalshiera as the Golden Rose (GN version), and <spoiler removed>.”

Correct. And sounds good!

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Jason Allen
Jason Allen
Excellent. I have created that thread as I mentioned.
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Dylan Pierpont
Dylan Pierpont

I’ll be sure to fit the eagle design idea into the tonal stage. Just depends on which design can accommodate it best.

And I’m not married to any of these poses. I don’ think any of these really convey her character so right now this is just for design sake.

That being said if you have any ideas for posing let me know so we can address it in the tonal stage.

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Jason Allen
Jason Allen

Sigh. *tear*

J/k lol

Seriously though I really love this character so finally being able to see her is pretty awesome I must say. Well I actually<spoilery inferences removed>.

These are all fantastic designs. I don’t know if time will permit or even if its necessary but you know how we did the crown designs for Apsu? Perhaps we go that route for Kalshiera as well. I realize these are just the sillos though and already they are very close, so we might not have to do special sillos for the crown if during the tonal you can go completely symmetrical with them. As long as the “fangs” of the crown are symmetrical, and come down to about the middle of her forehead we’re good.

I really like all the different armors and poses. I noticed what you did with #3’s pose too (with her face to the side), nice touch! Also placing the rose design on the skirt is pretty smart, I like it.

Its hard to say but #1 is my favorite and #2 and #3 are tied for second 🙂

I’m not sure how we proceed from here, I mean I know we do the tonals, that’s a given, but do we like choose exactly what she looks like to then put in a single final tonal or do we just show Renae the tonals and say “Here you go, these are Kalshiera”

I mean we could do an illustration of her but it has to be something that we can use. It has to be something SICK. (I have a good idea about how we can use the illustration I’m talking about as a portion to the back of the box… its something I have seen for awhile so we might as well) That being said, the illustration I’m talking about probably wouldn’t help Renae that much, I mean I’m just seeing it from the neckline up so… yeah.

Would you say that just by doing the tonals we are effectively accomplishing what we need to for Renae? Then once we have all the required concepts for these GN pages we can visit the “back of the box” idea I have for Kalshiera later? Good plan?

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Dylan Pierpont
Dylan Pierpont

Awesome!

No worries. So what I was thinking is we would do the 3 tonals just as before. And then exactly what you said: do one final tonal, front and back for Renae to reference. So essentially 5 figures: A sheet of 3 fronts, and then a final sheet of 1 front and 1 back.

Keep in the mind the final 1 front tonal wouldn’t be starting from scratch. We’d have everything we’d need for the front pose from the first 3, maybe some mixing and matching. But it’s just the back pose we’d have to create new based on whatever we choose for the front.

“Would you say that just by doing the tonals we are effectively accomplishing what we need to for Renae?” –

That’s the plan. But only Renae will be able to answer that. Renae, I’ve attached a few past examples of the concept tonal sketches I did for previous characters. Let us know if this level of finish is enough for you to reference from on both a front and back shot 🙂

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END SPECIAL EPISODE #1


Stay tuned for SPECIAL EPISODE #2  which will be posted soon!

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