Allow me to provide a short description of each character for an introduction.
Ashworth - A person with a deadly curse and has the power to change the world
Ruby 'Locke' Steadfast - An outgoing & loving person, but a justice freak
Parmir - A cute genius but also a pervert
Fei - A silent martial artist seeking to perfect his technique
Healix - A double dealer but a crafty inventor
Geena - A quiet and unspoken character with a mysterious past
Duke Vienna - A runaway prince who seeks adventure
Laurine Glory - A priestess with a gambling problem
Here's a little more about the two new additions:
In his chapter we explore how Ashworth and Ruby meets up with a vanguard and his crew who are caught in the middle of a war zone between the Lagesta and Standfordia kingdoms in Earth World.
It seems that the leaders of Lagesta and Standfordia were about to sign a peace treaty. However all hell broke loose when one of the soldiers in the opposite party was murdered brutally in the night. It was declared that the peace treaty was off and war was to be official between the two kingdoms.
Duke the Vanguard and his crew pilots an airship called 'Rolando' and were ordered by the Lagesta Kingdom to investigate behind the scenes on what exactly happened that night in hope to provide evidence to both leaders of the kingdoms and stop the war without bloodshed.
Will Ashworth and Ruby lend a hand to Duke and his crew and resolve the matter? And if so will they make it in time before more innocent lives take fall?
Laurine is projected to be the last character to be recruited with ASHWORTH and his friends. They catch up with Laurine in the Heaven World who is desperately in need of a confidence boost.
She is the choosen one by the Goddess of Elostaciel who will be on a pilgrimage to face great challenges that will test her outmost abilities as a priestess of the Harmonia Kingdom.
At the end of her journey she will have to acquire a song. This song is constructed by melodies which will be collected and remembered from each challenge. This song is called the 'Song of Hope' one of the most powerful songs in the Heaven World. She is to use this song in order to stop the terrible war that is happening in between her kingdom.
Will Ash and his friends help Laurine fulfil her duties as a priestess and acquire the 'Song of Hope' in time? Only time will tell.
Oh and BTW! To those who figured out how that logo featured Ashworth's fur chest as an insigma, well done! Thank you so kindly for all your feedback and kind words of encouragement! Oh and not forgetting the ASHWORTH fanart/poems/stories too!
Also, on a more technical note, I like how you've forgone the shading and highlighting for this (as it may have looked a little too busy!) and kept the basic flat colours; simple and clean is what I'm trying to say, really.
Top-notch job Darkspeeds!
I'm telling you, if you take him to other places in Australia, you might make it into a cartoon! Well, that's what my mom said, about getting a person's char into business. I also have a character, Crackers, a cat, but it still isn't as popular as Ashworth: maybe I don't draw him that often? Who knows.
Well, I'll go straight to the point: What would be really cool for you is that you could make Ashworth a legend. Imagine that, a TRUE legend, just like Sonic The Hedgehog, the blue blur we all know and adore. Heck, even I'm extremely happy for you, and I'm not even Ashworth's creator! XDDD I'm supporting you on this one, and I hope you fulfill your dream to the max. Ashworth is an incredible accomplishment, if you ask me. Fei, Parmir, Geena, Healix, Duke, and Laurine are such independent characters
Keep up the excellent work, and I know Ashworth will become famous, I just KNOW IT.
Thank you very much for telling me your experiences of you, your little bro and family talking about how ASHWORTH can become a great cartoon one day. Gosh that's rather cute to have your little bro say all those things... It's something that cannot be replaced and I thank you once again for sharing me your kind words of encouragement and experiences.
Yes I do plan to make ASHWORTH a legend, I plan to revolutionise the Sonic style and the next time people see this kind of art they won't just say it's Sonic, it's ASHWORTH as well!
So you have a cat character named Crackers? He/she looks cute on that latest sketch of yours! ^^ I'm sure with enough effort and commitment your cartoon will become just as famous!
Thank you once again for this feedback Anemixdacat93! It really means a lot to me! ^__^ /= )
Oh and please thank your mom and little brother for their feedback and suggestions too! I'd really appreciate it! ^^ *thumbs up*
And yeah, he loves ASHWORTH He thinks he's really cool and cute. I personally think he's very original And Fei is my favorite char after him... At the same time mysterious, but open to the people, like in that comic you're drawing, "SALOON".
Yep! What makes me scared is that someone around here could steal my character: how can I prevent that? I've heard many cases like these. And he's a boy I'm planning to make a comic of him and his friends
Hope ASHWORTH becomes famous. And you too, Elson!
PS: I'm really worried about ASHWORTH and related chars: wouldn't SEGA tell you something for making ASHWORTH slightly similar to Sonic? I think you should draw Ashworth in another style, not Yuji Uewaka style.
PS2: Hey, you can call me Ximena. It's my real name. It's very common in Mexico
PS3: Are you gonna come to Mexico?
I'm sorry this is just wishfull thinking but do/will they have a 'thing' for each other as well? sorry I try to guess at these things! I can't help it! ^^
They both share are rather depressing past and I hope that the two will meet up and try to work together to make the world a difference. *thumbs up* ^_^
And I've got to know, will Ashworth and Ruby get a 'thing' for each other? Sorry for asking
That aside, great job on this. I love the color schemes and character designs.
Keep up the great work, Darkspeeds ^_~.
As for the picture You did a great job, showing off a colorful pallet like on Ruby
Way to go Darkspeeds, as usual you show your great artistic ability to the best! Way to go man!
The colour combinations used on most of these looks really awesome. I also love their clothing and designs~ <33 You really have a nack for these kinda things. The information given also sounds very interesting. 8D Their different personalities is wonderful.
<33 Great work.
keep up the Good work Darkspeeds
Ashworth- The way he holds his pose definately seems to suggest his wonderfull badassnes(though the recent comic proves he can be humorus XD) and the orange/tanish fur works well with the black and red.
Ruby- The red works very nicely with that green jewel of hers the pose is once again very lovely and sweet. Justice freak you say? That seems like a rather interesting trait XD?
ParmirVery bright and vibrant in fact it looks almost like with the cloathing style that he has a kid robin hood persona to him...except for the fact that he's perverted XD and the smile totally gives him away
Fei Great work on the neuturals on him, provides a small but rather nice contrast.
Genna She seems to just have a slight One Piece referance to her doesn't she? XD Oh but how that Nico Robin look works for her. You wouldn't think that purple and orange would work to well but it actually plays out very nicely, most likely because of the black and tan on her.
Helix I think he definately has an interesting colour scheme albiet slightly odd I think it's pretty good, it also seems that he's playing that wonderful brave face however memory tells me that he has Usopp's cowardice....as well as his overalls XD
Duke........*cue his fangirl squad*....Enough said about what most people will think about this one and I too was pleasantly surprised to see him there too can't wait to see how he's going to mingle with everyone
Laurine Oh dear.....this character is going to be so hillarious to watch I can so see her in a texas hold em tourney. She also seems to have one of those lovely sweet carring character roles that is always good to see. Two questions about her though...1) I'm pretty sure I'm right on this but she's an owl correct? and 2) Is she going to use her voice as a weapon of sorts kinda like Tear in Tales of the Abyss where she sings hyms that create a spell?
Well I think I'm pretty much done the critiquing today since it's getting rather late over here.*sweatdrop* however if you ever need a voice in the Ashworth series like an audio comic or something along those lines than feel free to contact me about it since I would love more experience/practice in vocal work!
wow ^^ man I still need to redraw all my chars oO I have over 20 T_T going to take a really long time XD and each and everyone has their own story to tell ^^ <3 hehe *huggles* I'm feeling really happy XD how about u?
I love that Fey guy (or is he a girl?)
anyway excelent job, as usual....
I think this looks great Elson!
I wanna do some teaser poster for my Shadow the Dragon series ^^
I wish you good luck with this, and I hope you wish me luck on my stories.
Awesome art, you must do a poster someday, so I can put it in my wall =o xD
And the new ones are incredible, awesome work Elson
still, cool; theses are some nice designs. 'really sounds like something out of a comic~ ^^
You have to promise me though....if you ever animate an Ashworth comic, you've gotta give me the VA part for one of the Roadkill gang!
...and maybe Duke...he does look terribly English *Sips Tea, eats a Scone*. Is that the final Logo you're going to go with now? I know you had a couple in mind, was just wondering if you've decided upon a favourite.
Right, off to die in my (broken) bed! Catch you around dude!
Dude I may not only give you a part in the Roadkill gang but if you can do a deeper voice than your usual I will surely give you Duke's part! I'm serious! *LMAO @ "Sips Tea, eats a Scone" XXXD* Because I'm planning to be the official voice for Ashworth if I can get that as part of the deal when negotiating a contract with a cartoon/anime publisher. I would love to have you along as a voice actor for the series if it all goes well. We'll be able to voice act in both English and Japanese too!
Yes that is officially my final logo design for the moment. If there are changes needed then I shall apply but for now I'm happy with it. ^_~ Catch ya next time buddy and may you continue to bring on the parties! XXD *thumbs up*
Dude of course I don't mind! Go for it! *thumbs up* ^_^