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(Rokudai) - Jun Expressions (HinoKit) by Destiny-Smasher (Rokudai) - Jun Expressions (HinoKit) by Destiny-Smasher
(Rokudai) - Jun Tu Fong Concept (HinoKit) by Destiny-SmasherRe:SRU - Jun Tu Fong Concept by Destiny-Smasher(Rokudai) - Juniper Tu Fong Reference Set by Destiny-Smasher

Concept sketches I commissioned from hino-kit to depict expressions of Juniper Tu Fong for the redesign of 'What I Learned at SRU' into an original series, currently titled 'What We Learned at Rokudai.' (Uploaded with artist's permission) She is directly inspired by Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Tumblr Reblog of this piece: saint-roku-university.tumblr.c…

Jun is a Chinese gal, a sophomore music major who was born blind. Raised in a rich, traditionalist family by over-protective parents, she developed a bit of a rebellious streak toward the end of high school, and now that she's in college (a college her parents didn't want her attending, no less) she often embraces her independence despite her lack of sight. She can be fairly arrogant and cocky, and often hormonal and inconsiderate of those around her. However, she can also be very steady and stubborn, sticking up for what she believes in. She is at once comfortable and confident in who she is, but can lack faith in those around her and worries that she is not being perceived as she means to be. In other words, she feels quite happy with who she is as a person for the most part, but feels like the world and the people around don't accept her or appreciate her for who she really, which results in lashing out or shelling up and avoiding. She can have trouble expressing herself in traditional means, and relies on her natural talent with music to express her real feelings and thoughts.

If you've followed SRU, you may notice that her revised build is a bit thicker and curvier than she is often portrayed. This is intentional, and I'd like to stick with this direction going forward. She lives a sedentary life style, she is obsessed with potatoes and french fries, and in general I always imaged her as being more curvy than Toph traditionally is. Her revised design is perhaps most far removed from her original SRU interpretation (though Jane did evolve a lot over the course of time and is very different from Smellerbee).

All pieces Hino has done for this series:
Katrina Kesuk - and expressions
Jun Tu Fong - and expressions
Jane Fitzpatrick - and expressions
Siku Kesuk - and expressions
Coral Kesuk - and expressions
Maya Chiao - and expressions
Saffron Fong - and expressions
Aaron Leekpai - and expressions

An introduction to this project can be found here: saint-roku-university.tumblr.c…
The project's full art gallery can be viewed here: destiny-smasher.deviantart.com… The story (in its current, 'fanfiction' first draft) starts on DA here: destiny-smasher.deviantart.com… and can be read on FF.net here: www.fanfiction.net/s/6417590/1… All art and fiction for the project can be followed on its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WhatILearneda…

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PaulScolfield Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
LOL i love how i can actually put each of the expressions into a scene from SRU without needing to think about it too much.... except the last one. The last one is supposed to be a HUH? WTF? face isn't it?

Also are all the revised characters going to have head gear? or is it just a coincidence that the last two do when they don't in SRU?
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Destiny-Smasher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The characters all have "head gear" they wear, just like I'm sure you and everyone you know does.
That's the thing to remember here: these characters aren't in a vacuum, their outfits and hairstyles change.

But for the "default" design as the primary recurring references, Kat and Jun have headgear, and some times Aaron.
Hino did Siku as well, and he doesn't have a hat. :P
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PaulScolfield Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
England isn't really a "head gear" country, more a "hoody" society, though i do understand having head gear for certain occasions (Sokka's fedora etc.) It's just there isn't much mention of head gear being a constant look in SRU so it was just a question as whether it was a way to diverse away from Avatar and make the characters more original.
If i took an average of the people around my age, maybe 1-3 head gear since being a teen (15 years give or take) for the boys, 5-10 for the girls. BUT more like 25-30 hoody's for the boys and well over 50's for the girls. And most of those head gear would be for formal events.
Got nothing against them with the new looks of the characters, they all look sweet in there head gear.
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