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MIDNIGHTERS (senior thesis)

Micron pen; digitally colored. My character sheets for my in-progress and life-time story, "Midnighters".

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Vel finds herself stuck between two powerful parkour forces: the secret courier Sprinters, and the aspiring parkour police, inFLUX. Which will turn Sun Shard City into a crime-free city?

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"Velocity Pane", aka "Vel", the protagonist. (I updated her look; changed her face and made her ponytail braided).

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Vel is 21, athletic, and good-looking, yet fun, curious, yet brusque. Takes pride in her parkour skills because it’s the only thing she’s good at in life, making her self-conscious of her weaknesses in her people skills and life in general.

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Vel has friends, just not anyone close. This makes her selectively sweet toward certain people, but resorts to sarcastic battles to avoid conflict or expressing how she feels. She doesn’t like to stop moving, so rants will bore her.

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Vel's parkour gestures, to suggest her intensity, stealth, and skill.

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"Nahlah Zarazoga," Vel's love interest, inFLUX's masseuse. I updated her body type, attire, and clothes.

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Nahlah expressions, which I plan to update to match her new look. She is of mixed race, mainly Hispanic and a bit of Brazilian.

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"Nahlah's gift" to Vel. I chose the second from the left as the final piece.

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"Kibou", Vel's best friend.

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Kib expressions.

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"Ross Teel", Vel's mentor, who uses his multiple maintenance/janitor jobs to secretly hide courier tubes throughout Sun Shard City.

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Teel expressions.

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"Dean Well" aka "Dwell", the former leader of the Skinners, Kib's gang. He helps Vel remember why she loves parkour, and becomes her new mentor/friend.

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Dwell expressions

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"The Shard Sisters", 11x17, micron pen and Photoshop. The legendary parkour renegades of Sun Shard City, whom inFLUX hunts for! Sisters Miku and Miho.

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"Tony Canon", one of the elite of inFLUX.

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"Boone, the Parkour Dog", Tony's companion.

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Boone explorations

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"Pepper Heartson", the psychologist/recruiter for inFLUX.

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"Reagan Coleman", one of the fastest elites of inFLUX.

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The inFLUX elites.

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"Nahlah's Plants". She likes to garden on her greenroof to color up the urban Sun Shard City.

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Nahlah's gardening tools.

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Nahlah's gardening tools, plus the "Wheely-Handy" that shaves off calluses for those who garden or parkour.