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Shirasawa Chitose by Pinakes Shirasawa Chitose by Pinakes
Yay for another old stuff ヽ( =_=)ノ ... sometimes I wish for DA to also have manga-type (multiple page) submission system like pixiv. This type of work is also very confusing to be submitted to a group (folder). It's not fanart, since it's official. Worse, it's the first picture of the character ever made. In a sense it would be original character, but it's not mine by copyright ... In case you don't know, which is actually still quite likely, the character was designed for Danny Choo of Culture Japan.

If you're following Danny Choo, you might've seen the middle part before. If you're keen you may notice her eyes is of a little different design. Danny wasn't particularly keen on "dot" eyes (think Kantoku). This character was born accidentally when he wanted me to design Kizuna (to be uploaded here next week or so) when I sketched out few faces and ended up putting one ... a lil too different from the brief with the kind of attitude I'd probably like from a character. He put the sketches on FB for a vote and that one ended up grabbing the top spot - so he pushed for the winning sketch to be a different new character. This was how I ended up designing 2 characters instead of just the planned 1.

There's an interesting story on the origin of her name. "白澤" (Shirasawa) came from Danny. I think it came to him from another person but my memory is fuzzy on that side. You can actually read it hakutaku (a kind of mythical creature) which I think is kind of cool - and easy to be used as a pattern for mech or something. "千歳" (Chitose) actually came from my then-still-flatmate. He's better in Japanese than me, especially on names and kanji. It literally means 1000 years, and thus millennium, so it connects back to the IP name Mirai Millennium - half a joke. Nevertheless, my friend was in quite a bit of stress that time, company problems and lotsa other stuff. I figured out maybe it can cheer him a bit or at least amuse him if this character got the name he jokingly suggested. So, I pushed for the name to Danny. He actually never knew where the name came from, he just thought I liked the name, and luckily it passed - almost failed though.

I knew that during that time the name "Chitose" in Yuru Yuri refers to a similarly white short haired character. If Danny knew such character existed, I'm pretty sure the name would never pass. If she wasn't named Chitose, she would've gotten Shizuku instead. To think about it Omamori Himari's Shizuku sort of got similar hair, and "close enough" personality (compared to the rest at least :P ). The said flatmate btw, more amused on the act of me pushing the name XD. He had since moved from Singapore to Canada and seems to be leading a better life now, so it's good for him :)

Unless you visited my pixiv you would probably never saw the portrait shot on the left before. I drew it originally for my skype and pixiv avatar. Same goes for the scribbles on the right. Sorry about the Jap texts which are probably broken Jap anyway. Those are for pixiv consumption and I'm just too lazy to modify it to English m(_ _)m.
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Wut Pinakes exists! I only wrote you a "millennium" ago. You might be surprised to know I had to build the school all over again..
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh lol, must be during the time I went missing off the net =_=; Sorry about that.
I suppose Vayanis contacted you? I just got his note about the stuff.
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Yeah, hes doing some kinda project. It doesn't really involve me other then the acception it has to do with assets tied to Danny. I was writing you about other things haha long ago but sorta forget what it was about.
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hahaha Icc.
Well, in any case it's probably too late already by now for me to response to the original request m(_ _)m

Just checked your stuff, they look cool! (  ̄∇ ̄)b
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Haha thanks and like your stuff as well. When I learn the method that you did the backgrounds I was pretty impressed. ^^
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, in short it's more like "anything goes" method though lol XD
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
question: what would chitose's role on the battlefield be like?  The concept for the combat role seems to be either artillery or sniper, but since no other concepts exist yet, whats your take on it?
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, interesting question. If you leave the entire story to me I'd probably put her in rear line, non-combat role, either technical, command, or advisory role. (that sketch with suit is mostly just for fun)
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
cool.  I'm gonna give her a bow so that she can be a long ranged sniper character.  Safe from combat, yet not entirely useless.

I was just worried that your additional suit sketches were part of intended storyline.  so now that its just a fun sketch...  i'm free to interpret the storyline however i want.

thanks for your opinion.  lol.  chitose4win www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXXtZ5…
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
>i'm free to interpret the storyline however i want.
Sure :) ... well I'm not the copyright holder of the character so technically I can't give permission to anything but yeah, sure XD

That's an interesting MMD x AR you got there :) I see that you play a lot with MMD?
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