When I don't have new artwork, I decided to give some info about characters. Even though that's what character profiles are for... Since I create so many ideas and characters, I never seem to have the time to actually sit down and fill in their profiles. Plus a lot of my stories arent ones I feel comfortable to release yet since I doubt I'd be writing them until later in the future, but hey I might as well share some character info with people since I have so many.
So today I'm introducing Miu Kimiyu and Mio Kimiyu.
These two are the Kimiyu sisters. Miu is a main character in a visual novel I'm currently working on called Escape with no Echoes. The story is still being worked on as I plan for Miu's story to be very long. Mio is Miu's younger sister and is going to star in another game and story that currently has no name.
Miu is 25 and she moved out to live alone in an isolated town, she is a talented artist and likes to sew. She has a short temper and can easliy get irritated by tiredness and loud noises. She doesn't have many friends and instead perfers being alone. She doesn't get along well with her family. Her name means Beautiful Feather. Mio is 19 and is Miu's younger sister. She loves video games and annoying people, she acts like a spoilt brat at times.
The sister's clothes were actually based on two dresses I own with a few adjustments. I created Miu in 2013 and she was originally a persona for a dance club I had with my friends, she also going to be used as a persona for a maid cafe but I don't know about that anymore. So for a long time the character remained unused until summer 2015 where I decided to reuse the character use a visual novel idea. I'm still working on that story. Miu's hair was based on a blonde pigtail wig I have which was and still is my favorite wig.
Mio on the other hand was only created a few days ago, so she is still a very new character without much development (I often do this and I end up getting too ahead of myself). Originally Miu had a younger brother who she didn't get along with. I don't often have siblings with the same gender and so I changed the sibling's gender (there was also another reason that I'll get into after) and therefore Mio was created. Since she was still the annoying spoilt younger sibling, I wanted her design to mirror Miu's and have the same fashion style as her. Mio's dress is a bit more varied than Miu's due to the contrast with the white and black. Her hair wasn't very difficult to design but I knew I had to make it difficult from other characters with a similar hair style, so the half ponytail she has at the back is split into two strands and Mio haves them hang over her shoulders. Her fringe also moves towards the oppisite side compared to Miu's.
Mio's name was originally going to be Mirai but I later changed it to Mio as I wanted something that sounded similar to Miu's name but different (some siblings have similar sounding names). Her name means beautiful thread.
Since the middle of December I became interested in actually owning a Ball Joint Doll, I previously saw someone make a Ciel outfit for theirs on a blog (I don't remember where it is now) and I already have a lot of left over fabric from making cosplays, I wanted a doll so I could use up those fabrics. I was looking around for various kinds of BJDs and at first I wanted a Dollfie Dream, these are a 60cm bjd created by Volks. The problem with BJDs is that they aren't cheap at all (which I expected) but the sites that sell them are usually Japanese and would only ship to certain places, and because of the price I hesitated. Then I came across Smart Doll, a bjd designed by Danny Choo featuring his characters such as Mirai Suenaga and Kizuna Yumeno. What drew me to them were their eyes, they were so pretty! Also the Smart socket drew my attention as I thought it was really clever. At first I wanted a blank doll so that I could create my own character, I was going to create Miu (then some time later I thought I was going to create Dominique) then I decided I wanted to create a character called Mirai, since I wanted the Mirai Suenaga doll, But I couldn't pick between Kizuna and Mirai so eventually I decided I was going to buy both. Since I didn't want people to think I simply stole Mirai Suenaga and just changed her, I adjusted Mio's design and name and created a new character and made her related to Miu (since I want all my character to at least have a story). Again since BJDs aren't cheap, currently I'm saving money so I can afford both dolls. Hopefully I can purchased them later this year.
I think I've rambled along enough about random stuff ahaha.
Here are some little updates, since I usually make books for my main stories, once I finish them I decided I'd offer a digital download for people to purchased too. There's still a lot to be done since I accidently got side tracked again. Hopefully I can start the sketch this month cause Ninja's Crush really needs to be started...
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