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OC Interaction Shuffle by Altalamatox OC Interaction Shuffle by Altalamatox
As it says up thar! This has been a little game I've been playing with myself every evening if I can, the idea is improving at playing two characters off one another and getting me away from the boring portrait poses I default to so dearly.

I can't get over how fun it is to draw two names and nine times out of ten times get an instant vision of what'd go down between them. I don't even have to write my characters anymore! Wait. Oh. Oh god. I better not let them know I've become expendable. That would be bad.

And yeah, in the finest tradition of zombies everywhere Vlad's body parts love to go off on their own epic adventures when he loses them, in this case all the merry way to Aagiea where a certain senator is just overjoyed to find a rotten arm inching along his countertop. Lefty is actually very friendly, Cornelius should be a more gracious host.

Vlad and Magda will never really meet but they'd have a lot of mutual respect/interest in one another as very accomplished magic users of very stigmatized branches of practice. Vlad's just happy to meet someone who doesn't gag when they see him: after hanging out with Morgan there's pretty much nothing in creation that surprises or revolts Magda anymore.

Hey! If you're bored some time I'd encourage you guys to try this with your own characters! Do eeeet. (:

Edit: This is really more of a drawing prompt idea than a meme but if you'd like to borrow my header/footer they're up for download over here.
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Angelus-tenebris Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
what are these from?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Do you mean what story are the characters from?
Angelus-tenebris Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Ginger-Seat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Hee hee. :giggle: I like the one between Cornelius and Vlad. Something tells me that Vlad gets that a lot. :)
sweets8 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I like this, hope you do more XP

Maybe Vlad has a mean righty? lol zombies are a lot of fun :heart:
Sanguivoriphobia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Fabulous. :D
azispaz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I'm going to make time to do this with my own characters. I'm stepping it up one notch by making a random pile of activities to draw from as well. Things like...moving a couch, eating a sundae, or Kung Fu fighting. Because I don't trust myself to come up with something just from drawing two names. :XD:

Aaaaanyway, Yus. He's so damn cute in either form. But I really, really love how his regular human form looks almost exactly like someone I know, right down to the way he dresses. And I don't think I've expressed enough how much I love Magda. That woman has a rock-hard constitution. I suppose anyone who calls themselves a friend of Morgan's would have to end up that way. Mostly I just love the fact that she's not the va-va-voom sort of gal, but she's also very very pretty.

While I draw women like Alex...I mean, she's just holding up an impossible standard of female beauty. But her personality tends to draw away from that at least....ah ha ha.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
But that's something I love about Alex! Like we were saying some time back about Nathan being our reminder that not all religious people are drooling sheep, I think of Alex as a reminder that beautiful women are not automatically ditsy and vain. You can be born with 'all the right stuff' just as easily as you can not, either way it's not anyone's fault and only your body after all.

:iconsecretplz: You heard that, right, Magda? Yeah? Yeah? *pokes*

Magda: *blushes* Lord, you're both nuts... *scurries off*

Mister Eric is our resident hip artist trope so I'm not too surprised. A ton of my guy classmates look and dress quite a lot like him. Now that I've said as much, I'm ready to put my foot in my mouth when you say this someone you know is not at all a hip artist dude. XD


I sent a gifty thing last week to your gmail which I take it didn't make it to you. :( I'm very probably a dumbass and sent it somewhere you don't check or to some total stranger who's going 'who the hell are these people?!?' and has since skipped the country out of fear of being whacked. I'd meant to pester your sister to make sure you checked for it last Thursday but I'm a dumbass, etc.. Do you have a new email? I could just post it but I wanted you to have it fiiiirst. <3 Lemme know!

azispaz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Oh god. I dunno how but I totally missed that. XD So much junk makes it into my inbox that I must have completely overlooked it.

I will now react with the appropriate fit of joy.



pant huff pant pant

You just made my freakin' day, you know. Not that it was a bad day but it wasn't nearly as good as I thought it would be until I found THIS in my email!!! I can't believe I missed that. I can't believe something so great has been sitting in my inbox for so long and I totally didn't realize it. I dunno how, but when you draw my get them down perfect. Especially in Sansifer's case, which is commendable because I used to have the hardest damn time trying to figure out how to accomplish his range of facial expressions. His head is just so wonky. But you nailed it on the first try! You, my friend, are too good to be true. :hug:

Bwaha, no, in fact, my Eric-look-alike friend is a hip artist. Well, he's a musician. He's like Maynard James Keenan and Trent Reznor rolled into one mass of awesome. It's pretty great. If he could figure out how to get his shit together I'm sure he'd run quickly into success. (Hmmmm, sounds kinda like me sometimes...) But Eric is still waaaay cuter than him. ;)

Tremaine: Alex isn't ditzy or vain? Who decided that? I've always thought she was both.
Alex: I'm gonna hit you with this pretty little fist of mine, you fantastic asshole.

Oh yeah, and...

Merric: *drooling* Baaaaaa...!
Nathan: Shut up, retard.

Gawds, so great. Thank you, again. Actually, this reminds me that I have Cornelius drawings to fix up and send to you...yes that's right, Cornelius. I finally got around to you. ;)
Natal-ee-a Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say, what a great idea! I actually tried this and am currently enjoying it!

Plus this idea opens more possibilities. One can try characters and magic abilities, swaps, clothing styles, personalities, environments, good/evil impressions, archetypes, weapons, age, animalized/humanized, etc, etc...

Thanks for your Shuffle game, perfect for artists block and for amusing yourself a little!
albaoaurora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
You have such wonderful characters and your art style is so awesome and fluid. It makes looking at this way more fun than it would normally be!

That's a good idea, I gotta try that!
gallifrey-girl82 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
This. Is. AWESOME.
DeegeCamari Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep. You've inspired me to do this when I get home/into the nearest restaurant. :heart:

The fact that there'a fruit bat makes this A MILLION TIMES MORE AWESOME.
Not that it already wasn't supremely awesome. I just dig fruit bats.
Susiron Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always enjoy seeing your sketch dumps no matter what the characters placed in it are. Having so many of your own wonderful creation thrown in, topped with awesome expressions, and I'm a happy camper. :3
wings33 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Haha, actually I have done this before. Unfortunately I never did anything with the drawings. Buuuut after seeing this, I think I might have to give it another go. Huzzah!

Yetac Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:heart: Cornelius! :D
missuny Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
You are one of the coolest artist that I've seen on this website.

I love your art! It always reminds me of Disney...only better.
Kiayra-DragonNight Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I am doing this RIGHT NOW.

On second thought, maybe I should wait and do my homework first?
FaceMeetsPalm Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Writer
I... want to do this. =D Is there a blank?
Arrodynamic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I'll give this a go! :3
Can has template plz?
BlackHuntersMoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Haha. I never saw the one with eric crushing ya. And of course you retaliate by stealing the glasses. Evil person.
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
It is, of course, the most powerful method of retaliation on a glasses-wearer. But notice I'm actually being nice and stole them BEFORE smearing my hand in his face. I'm not entirely evil.
Kiiku Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I absolutely love the character interplay here!! Your characters are a lot of fun :3
Dyani-Tokala Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Great work as always, Drac! I adore how you always capture your characters so easily. I do like the new eyes and face structures you're using. It really does compliment your style very nicely. Rebecca and Charles is a particular favorite. I'm sure the old skull is pretty happy that someone's sprucing up his prison, even if he wouldn't admit it.

Oh Corn, you should know Diana won't do anything particularly evil to you. They're probably discussing giving you a set of out fits instead of the same darn clothes. And Nicole's design looks amazing still! I love the add ons of the scarf and hat. I can't wait to read/see more of her.

I'd be careful about saying two will never meet. I said that once about two of my boys. They were never even supposed to be in the same story verse or anything else. But, oh ho, I threw them together for larks and now those boys won't leave each other alone for anything. They [i]sing[/i] together when they're upset. [i]Sing![/i] Somehow they managed to even form their little band.

So yes, never tempt your characters with 'you will never meet' because they'll take matters into their own hands and do just that.

But great work as always! I love seeing me some freaked out Corn. He does it so well.
RedWinterwolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I might give that a try, actually :XD: Nicely done but, hey, you don't need *me* to tell you that, do ya? =P
Melandrhild Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Gotta love Cornelius and Vlad interaction :D
vladimirsangel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh I would really love to do this one. Plus, Vra'Kriss. For some reason he makes me happy.
Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool. :)
TsengEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...Now there's an idea that might get my writing spark going again...

I want a Drossel. He's adorable <3
yairm210 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Cool stuff!
Phantasiea Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
When you say Vlad, do you mean "Vlad the Impaler"?/ "Vlad Dracul-a" ??? Anyway, that aside, I love this! The way you draw everyone is amazing, and the last part with Vlad and Magda is cute. :3
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Nope, but there's an ongoing joke among Vlad's friends, family, and students about him being a vampire (he's very much not, I'm not sure they even exist in this storyverse), starting with his name, then the necromancy, then his brother's family bought him his pet bat as a joke, and so on. The fact that he's now a lich would be the icing on the cake except that living death is a heartless thing to joke about, it's really got him in a bad spot, falling to pieces all the time and coughing up organs and such. He's so pleasant. :3

And thank you very much!
Doppios-Reign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think i may have a new favourite character ^^
Vlad is awsome and Drossel i so cute!!
loppi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah! Amazing! I'd like to do this some time... I just wish I could sketch this nicely!
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
This is BRILLIANT! I am so gonna have to do this! What a great warm up idea. Love all the interactions, they are awesome! I really hope you do more of these, they are so fun to see!
yamirenamon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh that's a neat idea!
SilverGryphon8 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Oh gods, poor Cornelius!

So much fun :D
CatholicVampire Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Writer
Oh, see, now, this is where I'm sad that I can't draw worth shit, because this looks fun. And, heh, fear not, I'll not tell them that you're expendable. I shall keep it in the same box that I keep from my own plethora of OC's on my own terminal case of expendability. :)
lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to see more Bridget.
chlorinesea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh gosh, I need to do this now. I'm still only halfway through your hairstyle thing, I just never seem to have enough time for memes.
ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love seeing all yoru sketches, they are infinitely inspiring and always get the creative juices flowing. I adore your art and your general overall style. I will admit openly that you are one of the main people I focus on when trying to improve my own style :)
GoombaLink Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh good lord this is an AMAZING idea. I LOVE YOU. And your characters continuously amuse and amaze me with their depth of expression. I love your style <3
Drak-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll have to try this sometime in the near future! Looks fun!
myoneandonly Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Aaaah I've actually been thinking about doing something like this lately! XD I love Marin and Eric's interactions, and especially Vlad and Magda's. Is that a smile, Vlad CUZ I THINK IT IS. AWWWW
Audisey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I WILL. That sounds like so much fun. First, I need to create more than just my two or three characters I have so far. *Sob*

Lovely work! *Fascinated by glowiness of Magda's hand*
SquareZer0 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm definitely going to have to do something like this in the near future.
Allysdelta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
I don't know why this is, but this set of doodles just made my day. XD

... My characters assert that I already constantly and randomly pit them against each other, even without a prompt. Buuuut....
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Aye, you are already pro at interaction stuff, I love that about what you do- things happen between people in your drawings.

Hey, do pass the warning on to your cast that the time after next I do this I'm throwing a couple of their names into the lot as well. That should give them a good head start picking their hiding places/weapons.
Allysdelta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   General Artist
Oh-ho, is that a wicked glint I spot in those eyes~?

Mortimer's ready. I'm not sure about everyone else.
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