Character No. 2- Devon Wright

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Devon Wright

Aliases: D-Wright and then “Divine” Wright

Age: 17

Ethnicity: African-American

Short Background:
Young Devon Wright burst onto the hip-hop scene at the young age of 13. He made a name for himself with clean, radio-friendly songs like “Friend Zone”, “First Date”, and “Summer Vacation”. Despite having three multi-platinum albums, numerous awards, and a massive fan base, Devon is not happy.

He has been labeled a tool of the machine by his peers and many of his idols. Now 17, Devon wants to be taken more seriously and has began crafting more politically minded music like his idols, Public Enemy. However, his label is constantly blocking any attempts at growth. They tell him to make songs like his former hits and threaten to cut his funding if he continues to be a problem.

During this time, Devon’s fame has earned him the chance to perform for the President during a time of controversy. Such a platform could be the perfect place to reveal his new image, but also a good way to lose everything. Trapped between keeping his family comfortable and wanting to have work worth being proud of, Devon must make a choice and live with the consequences.

Concept: What if Justin Bieber turned into Immortal Technique?

Design:
With Devon, ¬†there are two distinct styles. I felt he would be something along the lines of a Lil’ Bow Wow or Justin Bieber. Someone radio friendly and ultimately for kids. So he wears a lot of bright colors and old school clothing (track suits, big jewelry, kangol hats, etc.). Things that would make people feel comfortable. If he wears a hat, it is to the side or worn in a comical fashion. He is more a long the lines of the Fresh Prince or something positive. He should look very non-threatening.

Later, he completely does a 180 and begins wearing more military minded clothing. Fatigues, camouflage, and bandannas. Also, the color scheme completely vanishes in favor of dark gray and black pant. The Chuck Taylors get replaced with combat boots. Everything is completely different.

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Category: 2011, Drama

About the Author ()

I have been out of college for two years but have been lucky enough to achieve so much in that time. I am currently hard at work on my first comic project as well as teaching English in Japan. I am a writer and, if I may be completely honest, can draw little more than stick figures. Still, I will put forth my best effort to stick to the 30 in 30 days timeline. I wish everyone else the best of luck.

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