I managed to finish OCeptember 2018, a prompt for original characters! It's compiled in a birdsite memory here, but I'm also posting it below to add TL;DR.
Day 1. Favourite OC(s)
The loggersports crew. Not necessarily my favourites (I still haven't nailed the look/design of some of them) but most top of mind because of upcoming webcomic!
Day 2. Least loved OC(s)
The detective crew. Least loved only relative to how little I draw them. Some of these characters are from 2003 or even earlier.
Day 3. Best buds
Fake is originally from the detective stuff, while Jake is from the loggersport stuff. They were created in complete isolation, but at some point I made a decision to make them good friends (because they play MMORPGs and go to cons together).
Day 4. Enemies
Kumata will eventually warm up to Satou because Satou is too cute...!
Day 5. About the OC's world
This is super chicken scratch, but it's the based-in-modern-time setting for a whole slew of characters, where I eventually mashed every single non-fantasy character into the same world that is is...an alternate universe of my hometown.
Day 6. Initial concepts
Old concepts for Mr. Blakes and Raptor from Peculiar Connections comic. For Blakes and Raptor it was really important that they had really outrageous proportions (like Hokuto no Ken) to really clash with the cuteness of Tamagotchi. Ceilic from Are You A Knight, was created based on a random character generator. I didn't realize that he would be a long standing character. Kumata and Kamogawa from All I Have to Give comic both had to have glasses, so I put a lot of thought into how they would dress differently given their personalities and the sharpness/roundness of their features.
Day 7. Casual clothes and Day 8. Formal clothes/uniform
Kamogawa in uniform and non-uniform. I remember designing a lot of fancy shoes, bandannas, and jackets when I drew the comic.
Day 9. Your clothes
This was the clothing that I was wearing while moping around the house (house clothing) that is not socially appropriate to wear outside.
Day 10. In a different time period
Ming Ming always struck me as a powerful person who has a sweet/playful exterior, but has mastery of manipulation if she chooses to go that route. She has always been fashionable in the original time period, so it made sense for her to be very trendy in a more modern time period. Jumpsuits were really big this summer! She would wear a light/pastel coloured linen jumpsuit with a wedge strappy sandal.
Day 11. In a fairytale/myth
I purposefully chose a chinese myth, which ended up being the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. Part of the rationale was that Austin is a country bumpkin who grew up with cows out on the farm. When I first drew the cow it looked pretty standard fare, but looking back at it now, it's the most deformed and out of scale cow ever!
Day 12. RPG AU
This was really fun to think about! Ultimately I think I landed on pretty accurate classes for them, haha.
Day 13. Cooking
I have a wooden pepper grinder and it's the best! The fanciest kitchen thing I own.
Day 14. Dancing
I don't like dancing but I learned some line/square dancing when I was in school. I did recently win an office-based dance competition this summer, by incorporating lunges/other popular stretches in my routine.
Day 15. Getting hurt
My poor animal friends...!
Day 16. In another artist's style
Pseudo Hokuto no Ken style, which is not really that hard for me anymore because parts of my current style were probably influenced by it.
Day 17. With your nondominant hand or eyes closed
This turned into Gakuen Handsome.
Day 18. In another series
This originally felt like it would overlap with Day 16, so I went a different direction and drew everyone as dogs. I spent many many hours looking at dog pictures and reading about dogs, and it was great.
Day 19. OC crossover
This is a crossover between the characters from Tied and Motivation, Concentration. I don't think that Fung actually know how to do any of these strange portal magic, but it was a fun thing to draw and think about.
Day 20. Hair style change
Somehow this felt like a test for whether I draw with same face syndrome, and if hair was the only thing people would be able to distinguish characters by. Short bob on Abby and pomp on Ferris looks pretty cute, IMO. Someone recently showed me a clip of Fabio on ANTM, so it was imprinted in my mind.
Day 21. Personality change
I find this extremely disturbing because of how out of character it is for both of them.
Day 22. Age change
Funnily enough, I've draw stories that feature Jake in at least 3 different age points. I included some chromosomes in there, haha.
Day 23. OTP
Right now my OTP is Jake and Austin...
Day 24. Crackship
I was thinking about cheesy romance novel titles. Honestly Sab and Austin wouldn't be a bad pair, but it's just not something that would happen, haha.
Day 25. Fall activity
Camping/hiking amongst the fallen leaves! Fall is my favourite season.
Day 26. Out of season activity
IDK if this is suntanning in the snow, or building a snowman out of sand?
Day 27. Oldest vs youngest
Day 28. Friend's OC
It's rurupoi's duck!
Day 29. Memes
This is based on the math lady meme.
Day 30. OC meets creator.
I definitely try to make my characters better and cooler than me.
Today's music post: Corridors of Time (cover by Meine Meinung) from Chrono Trigger. Super beautiful and nostalgic...!