Now that I've had a little more training with art, a critical eye and mind for creative endeavors, and more experience with life, the universe, and everything, Lost Past is getting a fresh start.
Nearly all of the previous story concepts, save for most of the names and the characters' personalities, have been scrapped. Plot, setting, occupations, past, goals, all of it is starting anew, and hopefully without the marks of all the stories that inspired it. I even thought about renaming it entirely, but it's been Lost Past since 2001. Kind of hard to kick the habit.
What you see here are the beginnings of that redesign, which include everything from character designs to storyboards.
Though he will always be Vaan, the rest of his name might need some thought.
This one's getting inked, possibly colored, and generally awesomed-the-hell-up when I have time.
Finally. A solid character design for Vaan Lightning.
This design is based off of Vaan as a mechanic (thus all the notes). However, there is talk of making him a courier. He's still stupidly fast and incredibly strong. What better way to use his talents in Desario?
You know... come to think of it. I'm pretty sure Marty McFly had a hoverboard... and a vest. c_c; My childhood is leaking out into my work again.
The first redesign of Gideon. I'm not very happy with this version, so he got scrapped and redesigned again. The rebooted Gideon will be an adult, or close to it, but (much like me) he looks very young for his age.
I like this version of Gideon much better. It's simpler, yet I think it gets the point across that he's a pretty easy-going yet hard working guy.
I tried to add a little beach aspect to this sketch too, since their home is in a huge bay city and Gideon loves to kite surf.