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Character Sketchdump 9 by beastofoblivion Character Sketchdump 9 by beastofoblivion
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Half of these are roughs, I haven't had much time for color stuff lately. Per usual where roughs are concerned, most don't have clothes because it's anatomy/gesture fiddling.

TO CLARIFY:

1. Kyrin is Jeih's Bonded companion (ie 'mate').

2. Iro was the closest thing to a companion/mate Ary ever had. Her descendant is Ceras. He and Aryian are decent friends.

3. Aryian has saved Jeih's ass multiple times and acts as his (and Kyrin's) guardian for a good part of Jeih's story loop. They eventually become close friends and are much like brothers. Their interactions swing from confrontational to loafy on a regular basis because Jeih is a handsy ass who likes to break Lockian interaction rules and push at the limit of Aryian's tolerance. They are not gay, they do not have a romantic relationship.

4. Jarovin is the Emperor and all the other Locks are like his bebes. They are his Little Ones. He comforts and protects always. There should be absolutely nothing romantic or sexual about Jarovin's interactions, ever.

5. Jihrin is Jeih and Kyrin's descendant (ie she's what Jeih and Kyrin deproduce into). She apparently runs around shirtless like Jeih, and has the same propensity for invading Aryian's space - only she's not an ass, and Aryian will tolerate it. She is not, nor ever will be Aryian's companion/mate. Their interactions tend to be parent/child more often than not.

6. Hons is Aryian's arch enemy.


Extraneous notes:
* Locks appear in human form only rarely in the stories. My doodling of them as human or half-human is simply for practice, and is more often than not, NOT canon. They are Locks, and unless they have good reason they will remain in one of their Lockforms.

* Even when in human form, Locks have a tendency to do Lock things like headbutt, cheek rub, and loaf on each other. This means nothing more then that they get along.


Art & Locks (c) Allison Theus
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:icon1nconceivable:
1nconceivable Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
So what's the setting of the story? I keep trying to figure it but I just get confused. Is it like medieval/fantasy or somewhat in the modern time period or is it both? I know I should just enjoy the art (and I do) but it's bugging me.  
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Artist
Sci-fi, in the here and now, way far from Earth. I've been drawing my space eels as humans, for practice purposes.
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R-Eventide Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have I ever told you how much I adore their outfits? YES. They're so intricate and...well...they just look awesome.

It's amazing how Jihrin looks so childlike and innocent.
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AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconthetravelingbard:
thetravelingbard Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know much about this Red character. Who is he? A villain?
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WulfGecko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
i am so glad you cleared this up. i was like.. omg there gay? so didnt see it comeing then u confirmed there just good friends =P
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Haha yeah I've been fighting that misconception since I started posting those two. They end up close friends but they're very much NOT gay. Locks don't work that way.
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WulfGecko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
i'm happy to hear it i dont mind ifppl wish to be that but i'v no want or need to read about it. amount of times i start reading a comic that is great and then it turns into BL comic! omg! label it please! lol x
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
Ditto man, ditto. XD
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:iconwulfgecko:
WulfGecko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
are you throwing dittos and men at me? lol how odd! xx
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:iconxch4rm1n5x:
xCh4rm1n5X Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really... REALLY only look through your galleries for the LOCKS!~
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:iconthebirb:
TheBirb Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
I demand this became a tv show!!!
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:iconsartanis:
Sartanis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'tis sad that you must repeat the same clarifications over and over again. I really enjoy your character sketch-dumps. Keep up the good work!
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AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
if they dont have "genitals & orifices" how do they procreate? and i suppose there body uses everything they eat creating no need for "orifices"?
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artist
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AMadTeaParty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
thank you
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:icononerealityover:
OneRealityOver Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw why ary gets so pwnd?
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:iconjvldesigns:
jvldesigns Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
wow, omg. your creature designs are amazing. Love them
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:iconproffesionalzombie12:
ProffesionalZombie12 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow you make a half-human half-beast creature look completely natural....
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:iconraptor85:
Raptor85 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OooOoOoh I really wanna see more of Vrax he looks super intresting! :3
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:iconashenbones:
AshenBones Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I fucking love and adore all your dumps like this! And the lock concept! They look like humans, but cuddle like animals. They're so devoted to each other! :heart:
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JaktheDrox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
i'm sure i'm missing this some where but.... do you have a paintbrush set you use by chance?

I'm looking for similar brushes used for smooth soft speed painting like this and really don't know where to start looking >< i'm more of a sketcher, just starting to get a grasp on color now, and i've always loved and admired your sketch speed paint look.
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Artist
I grabbed Rahll's and Adonihs's brushes from <a href-"[link]">here.
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JaktheDrox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
thank you so very much! your a lifesaver XD I'm so excited to try these out!
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Blue-Dragon-Luck Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student
will a sphinx/half-human form lock wear clothes?
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Yup!
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Eden-West Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay! I love reading into your stories! They're so interesting! Question, is there a reason behind why locks have different colours? Is there a level of dominance over certain colours of locks? Or is it just randomized when they are made into existence? Keep going! Love the sketches!
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krazykrista Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I always, always, always adore your sketchdumps. It's like, the first thing I go to when I have a ton of backlogged art in my DeviantWatch. So...thanks. :D Beautiful work as always.
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:iconxivaque:
Xivaque Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Jihrin's human design is so beautiful.
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:iconkoudamainframe:
koudamainframe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epicsplosion~!
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1XLADEDAX1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm curious, when Locks encounter other humans, what are their impressions of them? and how would they react to a human child?
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gobi-05 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Lol tired of explaining the same shit yet? I know I always say this but your understanding of anatomy is outstanding. Your work has shown me that such knowledge of anatomy is what seprates the great from the decent. Its inspired me to improve my own knowledge on the subject and improve my skills. I'm not entirely sure how to learn it and memerize it but it doesnt mean I can't try right? Thanks for sharing yourself with us. I by that I mean hsaring yourself though your art.
_ Cheyanne
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:iconsayuki-kun:
Sayuki-kun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love your Locks!! :love:
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:iconamericanwheerdo:
AmericanWheerdo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
That red looks pretty damn evil. ;) So are you making a comic strip and when will the first pages be done so that I may purchase or read it?
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:iconbuhaaghule:
Buhaaghule Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I srsly love your sketch dumps.
All of these are gorgeous.

I can't believe how popular you got the past month.
I remember watching you forever ago, and then suddenly EVERYONE knew about you.
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purplecatcreatives Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
love these char sketchdumps. They're an absolute pleasure to look through. Thanks for posting! <3
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:iconfrost-vixen:
Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your drawings are absolutely beautiful! How did you achieve your style of beasts, if you don't mind me asking?
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:iconarmbruster5:
armbruster5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Question... If a Lock eats something bigger than a human can it revert to it's human form without serious injury?
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You're back picture makes me happy :D
I really like Jarovin now! He looks so sweet and gentle yet very powerful. Love the way he simply sits on Red.
And Hon is scary. As he usually is. Love his portrait which shows him inside a blood bath.
Jeih in sweater = Amazingly cute, as well as Ary's pillow snuggle.
What kind of interaction does Red have with the others? You often draw him alone. Is he locked somewhere? Ripped up Ary by Red = ouch D: Does that mean Ary's will is gotten influenced by Red so that Ary can't focus anymore?

And I want that basking chair! :squee: It looks so smooth and comfortable.
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:iconlsama:
LSama Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I still love Vian. I know you don't draw him often, but there is something about him that just absolutely fascinates me.
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:iconpantherwhales:
PantherWhales Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow. Just. Ugh I am going to try and assemble these feels into words.

I LOVE seeing people's characters come to life, and yours has to be one of the most vivid I've seen. I love how much your characters interact, how intimately they regard one another without being sexual (or even sensual much of the time). I adore how much physical contact there is, with a total lack of sexualism.

The sphinxform is the most original (half-morph? Is the only word I can think of) that I have seen in a long time, and the slinkyness of it makes very believable.

Hons brings to mind Roy Batty from Blade Runner, and I'm gonna go invade your gallery now looking for more Red kthnx.
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:iconcpereira:
CPereira Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Cool. I love getting a glimpse of the larger story like this.

Also, Jarovin does a lot of comforting. Locks are in emotional distress! Form a line for hugs.
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:iconlv-jeanne:
LV-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Your creatures are fascinating.
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:icontrixieryuu:
TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I totally fell in love with the kiliokeo...
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geckofactory Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Allison, I could stare at your sketchdumps all day. This is way too delicious.
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General-EbonRose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practice, and it's easier to relate to characters when they have a human face: to better feel and show their details/personality and the like. I really love your characters, they seem like much fun (at least these snippets, I get the idea that the underlying story of yours is very dramatic indeed, esp. considering the epic/vastness of the locks).

I want to know more about Red though.
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sarcasm-n-seattle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love your work, is there anywhere else i can go to get more information and background story on your characters?
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Darth-Sparrowhawk Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Even when in human form, Locks have a tendency to do Lock things like headbutt, cheek rub, and loaf on each other. This means nothing more then that they get along."
I like this part of your definition. I have 'other species' characters that have similar habits, yet they are the opposite of your 'Locks', mine are in human form most of the time, so people tend to get confused when I portray them as just doing the things that are normal to them.
I've never seen your works before, and I must say I was floored by how...wonderfully quirky/original they are? I'm not sure how to describe the feeling. Just know that I really, really love it.:love:
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:iconrogin:
Rogin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Will Red be my friend? He looks nice and not at all like he would stab me.

Maybe if he had one of those twirly villain mustaches..
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Great stuff! Very original concept.
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