I base my characters personalities and / or features off my family/friends that I know in real life. The people I based them off of do know about them and enjoy the fact that they are part of my art.B)
Zero Blackfire - I based him off my friend Jake. I met him in high school and he was one of the few people that were nice to me. Awesome guy and an amazing friend.
Arc Bright - Jake has a daughter in real life, and so that's how I got my idea to give Zero a daughter. (Zero has three daughters now though) I didn't base Arc off of Jake's daughter though, I based her off my childhood friend Stephanie. Sweetest / nicest girl I've ever met and totally afraid of scary movies xD!
Sketch Stonewright - I based him off of two people, Ryan and Josh. Ryan is another great friend I met in high school and Josh I met in college. Both extremely nice guys! Ryan is gay though and he's Jake's boyfriend, while Josh is totally straight. So Sketch is bisexual.
Ronnie Viktch - Based him off my Uncle Jerry, best uncle eveeeeerrr <3. The guy is always cracking jokes and pulling pranks xD.
Rahmi Raimen & Kaigy Burnout - I didn't really base these two off anyone, I just watched the animated film Dead Space one night then went to bed and had a dream about them.. they don't even relate to Dead Space it's just that they were running away from the creatures and arguing a lot lmao.