All my main ocs (even secondaries) have a ''slick'' version of themselves (Slick meaning make someone or something smart, tidy, or stylish. I use it to also refer how I came up with them as a immature beginner artist.) Also their ''True'' story designs (major examples being the official biographies of my Js.) They do indeed have a ''philosophical'' aspect that I have explain in this journal:
I want to point out this does bring a huge mistake, or a bless in a curse. It does drive my audience such as you, to confuse the same character, but in their alternate settings.
Taking Jane, my first ever made oc, has went over various ways of redesigning her character, but for a reason I did not draft her old version. Throughout my years on deviantart (being major part of my online art displaying), I have shown the Slick Jane entirely as my mascot. Later onto this account, I finally mature her design to become an Official Protagonist Driving Character (OPDC), being specially made into my project The Colossian Planet.
A few things over these two versions is that, they are still the same character, with the same personality, but under different circumstances and settings specially. Jane as her Slick version still goes under the loss of her parents at an early age, also the loss of her uncle later in her life, but instead of turning to her major decision, she becomes rebellious instead. Strangely enough this would be an alternative setting with a society alike Earth's (her clothes are not fitting for the Colossian setting). I do not give much importance to this version of the character for it is something as relief for my personal gain... although it has contributed to make side stories of this character.Such as:
(being able to interact with myself)
(referring to meme culture)
(arriving here newly to let know my old watchers who wanted to continue watching me)
(also roleplays; which does give this character a story to protagonist in. And I also love doing.)
In contrast upon the development of her True version, simply the same beginning but she dedicates her life into HER
setting's society. I give more importance to create and make into a reality of illustrations showing the Colossian Planet.
I believe this version isn't as capturing as the Slick version, for it wasnt the character with ITS ''original'' draft design. As well giving more time and thought into creating the moments of her story of what truly happens, has taken me a lot of time. Although, I did pick this version in the beginning or mid of last year.
I have also made a grand mistake with the ''Mixture'' of these two versions. Im referring to:
Which kind of makes this character become... a traveler of worlds? still being the artist she is and I horribly dragged as well Jennifer and Jaylin into this mix version.
Reflecting over this entirely, I see how I grew to educate myself into storytelling, but majorly understand character design. Ironically, this blessing in a curse is what made me mature and develop all my main ocs character design to the fully fleshed out biographies. I still regret creating the Mixture version though, which can bring alot of confusion, I simply dont remove them for seeing how I tried to make them have a purpose.
A little thing though, I can only blame myself to grow into those mistakes, BUUUUTT the only situation, that the same character of the Slick and True version mixes WELL. Is this small comic:
and perhaps even the mixture version blend in with the true version:
Im honestly glad I come to making these silly pieces or even able to link the design of another to perfect or interpret into the final design.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading about this, I thought it was actually fun to gloss over and help clarify, since my whole gallery is sort of a cluster of this confusion pattern. (note to self: probably would need membership to organize the folders better into this patterning)