A couple of GW2 bust commissions for @caduceator! Really cute characters, drawing their sylvari was especially fun because that’s one of my favorite hairstyles in the game, haha, I went a bit wild with it. Thank you for commissioning me!
we still need to work on erasing the dichotomy between “traditional” and “non traditional” south asian girls. I don’t think the “not your dulhan” etc. movements are doing much more than reinforcing the dichotomy. like it’s fine if youre empowered by those, I am not degrading those movements at all. but I think it casts a negative light on the girls who do choose the traditional route or who dont have a choice. not to mention it puts a certain pressure on the way a south asian girl should look like not everyone has access to desi clothes and nice jewelry and I think the visuals for those types of pieces should be more inclusive of less visible south asian girls too.
#the 3rd opening will always be my fave SAMEEEE NOT ONE OPENING COULD REACH OP 3 LEVEL IMO (strike back was close but nahhhh ft. was more intense especially THAT FLUTE IN THE INTRO) i remember listening to OP 3 on repeat for a MONTH before i fully memorized it coz the fast parts were so hard lmao)
the runner-ups for me would be “Yakusoku no Hi” [OP14], “Masayume Chasing” [OP15], and yeah, “Strike Back” was also good!! [tho the rap [?] part was kind of unnecessary imho]. The FT Zero opening was also awesome [especially the first 10 seconds]