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#3. Grant Gardereth

November 3, 2009

For my 3rd post in the 30 Characters in 30 Days challenge, I present a new minor Art Geek Zoo character: Grant Gardereth. He’s a member of the people that lived in the lands where Chromarch now stands. He’s a master and trainer in The Way of Sound and resides in the Chromarch region.

Those that seek his brutal training become brutally focused musicians that often share his bias: Music is a tool. Music for pleasure is wasteful as its proper use is to assist in life rituals, chores, and battle.

This challenge is really a ton of fun. Even in the first few days it’s cool to see all talent of the group participating and inspiring to see them all working toward the same goal. It’s also a great way to both build up a buffer of character designs and to practice techniques I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while. I hope the 30c/30d challenge becomes a recurring thing, perhaps yearly? šŸ™‚

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2009 6:48 pm

    I really like Day 1-3 character names. Can you share some ideas about how you come up with a character name?

    • November 8, 2009 3:57 am

      That’s really cool to hear. Thank you!

      How I come up with character names, the short answer: first I take some concept about the character that I’d like to base the name. It can be directly related or a layer removed and be based on definition, a pun, a spoof, or tribute to something. Then I play with the word, say it out loud, consider alternatives in a thesaurus. At any point along the way if something sounds cool to me, then that’s the name. šŸ™‚

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