The Making of Ruby

October 3rd, 2008 by Auriea

Well, well, well, now we’ve come full circle. She’s the one you’ve seen the most, if you’ve been paying attention round here. But what do you *really* know about dear Ruby, eh? “You think you know me?” as she is fond of saying with a sneer (okay, at least in my imagination.)

When we had to decide which character to make first, I said it immediately, Ruby is the one! Through working out her character and style we solidified what all the characters would be…. how can I say, Before her, we had no idea what we were making. Ruby helped us figure all of it out. What’s more, she’s the girl who, for me, totally epitomized what I felt about my time growing up. What happens to her, could have happened to me. She’s like a friend I never had but still remember… or a long lost sister of my dreams…. Anyway, all that is to say, she’s been through a lot during the long process of getting here. To a final image.


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The process started with lots of looking around on the Internet for images and inspiration. I found her absolutely in the short skirts and red knees of Fuco Ueda‘s girls and the undulating necks of Audrey Kawsaki‘s fantasies, pretty and distant. But, what kind of girl was she? Had to figure that out. Then I sketched around on paper and in computer til I had her.

Ruby_paper_sketch_1 ref-gothred ref-gothred_inspirations gothred02 2007-01-06
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Ah, nostalgia ;)
There are the usual beauty shots of her in the gallery, and some other things will be showing up on flickr. I made a strange and unusual image of her for your desktop, hope you like it!

27 Responses to “The Making of Ruby”

  1. b

    … ((((((( there is a black cat around her, somewhere,
    the anomal leg… that´s superb,


  2. Wildbluesun




    I emphasis with this character way too much. Goddammit. ARCHETYPES! See too much of myself in them…haha. At the end of it all I’m a girl growing up.

  3. and Ruby doesn’t kill herself either.

  4. yes!! ruby!! yay!! darn i was grounded for no reason nd didnt get the updates =[ =[ =[
    but yay!! <3

  5. PBB

    Very nice job.
    She sure is the creepy one.

  6. Wildbluesun

    “and Ruby doesn’t kill herself either.”

    Good on Ruby.

  7. Irleman

    I have to confess this is the site I visit at most nowadays…
    And I never regret it!!! We finally got to meet Ruby! Two more to go!

    By the way… I know you guys are crammed up to your necks with work, but it would be great if the posts could be a liiiitle more frequent. Perhaps with news/links/videos regarding the other girls, or the game per se.

  8. One more to go, actually. One more of the Red Girls, that is. But several more other characters. Though we won’t be making those pubic in the same way.

    Yeah, we wish we could post more regularly. But as you guessed, we’re very very busy. We’ll do our best. :)

  9. Hey Ruby,
    Beautiful girl and really nyce post.

  10. Oh my… I just accidentally ended up in these pages (am I lucky or what?) some ten minutes ago and I am already in love with her.

  11. Then you should know more about her.

  12. Mary Elfen

    Ruby is deffinently one of my favorite characters (my other one is Rose). I think she is like me, ins ome way, also I am a lot like Rose.

    I love how you captured her~

  13. mute

    i dont wont to kill her!she is to perfect to die!sadly(

  14. Mute Rude

    I dont wont to kill ruby! she is to perfect to die!sadly(
    All characters ar personaletis and its makes me glad

  15. Mute Rude

    how I can save her???

  16. C

    She reminds me of my ex girlfriend. The first girl I’ve ever fell in love with. We’re still friends btw. Felt a little weird playing as her though….

  17. Drew

    wow…she really reminds me of myself. I even look just like her lol :)
    Great character, definately my fave.

  18. I love Ruby ♥ :)

  19. Veronika

    hello!! I really like this character!! and my friends say that I really look like ruby so she is my favourite one!! I love her!! very nice job!!

  20. hello!! :) thank you!! and if you look like ruby you must be very stylish indeed.

  21. Pasta!

    OMG! I love Ruby! She’s my favourite char of the game!!! Very well made!
    An awesome charecter for an awesome game!

  22. Sah

    Is it possible to collect all the items in forest and get ‘A’ mark at the end? For example,at the beginning I played as Ruby and I tried to find the items that were marked in dark grey in my basket and I found 11. With another 2 she couldn’t interact. In results I got the ‘B’ mark and 11 of 13 items. What to do? Please,tell me.*

  23. LittleDeadRidingHood

    Gooood, I adore Ruby <3 And I think I’m gonna Cosplay her.. <3
    Why can’t she be real? ;____;

  24. Abigail the Blind

    Oh my goodness! I fell in love with Ruby right when I saw her! She is FLAWLESS! Im inspired by her style.. If my parents would let me dress like her.. :( I have a leg brace… Hmmm.. I could cosplay her… OMG GREAT IDEA! I LOVE THE PATH! Great job everyone!! Never stop loving what you do, because ya’ll made a MASTERPIECE!!

  25. deimos gelous

    that is on her leg? is a prosthesis? or just hold her leg?.
    even so I love this character

  26. it is a leg brace. she says she wears it because her leg hurts. but her sisters suspect it all for show.

  27. rad

    i love Ruby ♥ , she’s so beautiful :’(
    what have you done to me ? The path…