Jara Mabey – Character Design and Introduction

by | Dec 26, 2020

So this is me. Some of what Isidro wrote bellow applies, but I am here to fix his mistakes. I will put his writing in quotes. My edits are from May 4, 2021.

First, I am not typical. That is boring. Shame on you Isidro.

I would like to present to you: Jara Mabey. She is not your typical 17 year old girl. Jara is a very active, positive and head-strong young woman–sometimes to a fault. And boy, does she annoy me from time to time! I know her place in our Alatian society is geared toward the sciences, but she is well versed in multiple art forms and media and is teaching me to make some art too!

I know he does not like that I am determined (he calls me headstrong, blah, blah…) but if I were not, he would get in so much trouble. As it is, we still get into trouble!

Yes, I love science. And yes, I love art too! What most people do not undesrtand is that science and art go hand in hand.

When I find myself lost, down, and out of inspiration Jara is always there to push me to find solutions not typical for the situation. Sometimes, I wonder what would be of me if she was not in my life.

Finally! I will print this and frame it. He finally admitted it.

But in all honesty, he does same to me. His naivité and inquisitive mind keep me asking questions myself. I guess we influed each other fairly equally.

Marketing Illustration for Jara Mabey character.

Contrary to me, Jara has no patience or high regard for humans. She learned from early schooling that humans had big issues with power, greed and were constantly fighting amongst themselves. Alatians are well beyond those trivial philosophies. The constant military development and thirst for dominance that humans displayed in our galaxy archeology studies and history books was inconceivable. She was not surprised to learn about the humans’ demise in the early years of the planet called Earth. I would have loved to have met them and it is my hope that they are still around, maybe on another planet, since Earth is gone. But, who knows?

Yes, most of Isidro’s points are true. I don’t care much for humans. I think they were doomed to kill themselves. Like Isidro says, just the push of dominance by the military alone was a death sentence. I wish they had changed their ways but hey, at least it is said that the planet earth, wherever it is, is coming back from the extintion event they caused. I have never been there, but we have amazing galaxy explorers that have witnessed it over the centuries. I hope to one day be ond of them. I like the adventures that they talk about.

She does not even believe humans actually existed. I don’t get that! She always respected her teachers and professors. But seriously… People so wicked and misguided could only live in the fictitious writings of the famous storytellers of the Alatian Coalition, or so she has stated many, many times.

No, not true. I do think they did exist and would have loved to meet some. Maybe be able to ask them “what is wrong with you people?” but I imagine they would have no clue to their ignorance. Anyway, yes, I do beleive they did exist.

Our creators at DacaDaguao4D made this live-page to show her development from 2d concept art into the gorgeous woman she has become (don’t tell her I said that, I will not live it down!)

Busted! You like me… I see it. Oh… you will not live this one out! You thought I was annoying before, just wait now.

Look Development of Jara Mabey - WIP

Are you crazy Isidro? Our human creators? What are we?

Remember how I said Jara does not even believe the humans existed? Well, below you will find illustrations, sketches and other developmental stage assets for the look of Jara that our human creators made.

Really, you saw an interview? And what do you peaple mean with “irregular”? I am not irregular.

“A character’s personality tends to dictate the look of the character in traditional TV and cultural trends. We were trying to break away from those limitations and have Jara look ‘irregular’ or different from the ‘average’ science-fiction character. We feel very pleased with the current results.” – one of the studio art creators said to some dude interviewing him.

What redesign? I look perfect. Leave me alone!

Then he said that “Due to the changes in technology for the production of the film there will be a few changes, likely not noticeable to most. Still, the overall current look, will stay. For sure, there will be and are already some changes from the 2d illustration representation of the character and the actual 3d rendering.”

So you still think these “humans” you speak of are the ones behind our existance? What is wrong with you Isidro? And you would share our tech with them, that makes total sense. Argh!

Poor guys, if they had the tech we have in Alatia they would be done!

Oh Isidro, you and your conspiracy theories.

Come back again soon for updates on the process. Some screen shot videos are currently in editing mode for presentation here, so there will be content soon. And don’t tell Jara, I will be the one telling her that humans still exist.

Anyway people. I will be posting some of my wonderful imaging and other selfies soon.

Character Desing sheet. - Jara Mabey early looks

So this is how I started to come to life. I was working on my styling and could not make up my mind.

As Isidro did say above, supposedly I am going through “re-design,” whatever that means, so I will look slikely different. But still as beautiful and my mom and dad made me!

No, I do not believe that we were made by humans. That is preposterous.

But see, I tried some skirts, a waist scarf type of thing. Even a ridiculous hat. What was I thinking?

Then I decided to go with a less provocative skirt. But the colors were not saying anything of my culture. I liked the torso part, but not the hanging cloth on my arms, having to be adjusting that on a regular basis. It became annoying fast.

So I decided that maybe full time skirts are not a good idea. But, I still try some more. You will see soon.

Character Desing sheet. - Jara Mabey early looks
Character Desing sheet. - Jara Mabey early looks

Now getting closer to my current looks.

I decided that a long skirt and a sash around my hip would accentuate my profession’s medallion. After all, I worked hard to belong to the science corps. And I hold many records that no one younger than me ever acomplished.

I am the youngest space explorer cadet, how about that?

Anyway, I decided to use a overhead cover like Isidro here. But then we looked too similar and I don’t like that. I might use it every now and then, but only time will tell.

Production Screen-recordings of Jara Mabey - WIP

Here, this is a video of the experiments Daca Daguao’s owner, Mr. Vargas, was doing at the begining, before the company was created. The purpose was to design Jara’s hair at the same time that he was learning the hair particle system of Blender. Some of the looks Jara gets here are amazingly funny. I love them…

You can head to my own page and see how I was rigged too!

The rigging process of Jara. This looks painful, but trust me, it is nothing to us. I felt some tickling here an there and am sure Jara did too. Mr. Vargas is very careful with us and the guys taking over the rigging for our new “looks” seem to be equally careful. I spoke to Jara the other day and she said that she appreciate their patience. This is a lot of work! For sure.
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