The latest chapter in monster pulse has me thinking about monster-themed armor for the main cast - not sure if it’d be a la that one season of digimon where they’re wearing living armor or if it’s simply patterned after each monster WHATEVER
Bina gets some pseudo samurai magical girl armor because why not? I imagine the sword blade is made of pure ayo energy and can be turned on or off as needed.
First and foremost we mods would like to thank each and every one of you who applied or showed interest in the project. We weren’t sure what to expect the turnout to be from a show that had been off the air for over ten years, but 140 applications was astounding! To all those who applied, thank you very much! We appreciate your enthusiasm and hope to see more from you in the future.
That being said, we did have to narrow it down from such a large number of applicants, so if you didn’t make it in, we’re very sorry. It was tough to pick only a small number from all the fantastic artists who applied. If you did not make it into this zine, that’s not to say there aren’t more opportunities in the future!
Without further ado, here is the list of accepted artists in alphabetical order, not including the featured artists who were already involved.
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The current chapter I’m working on is the start of Volume 3 (although you won’t see the print version of Volume 2 for a while, since I’m still working on getting the Volume 1’s out there and I need to figure some shit out on how I handle the next one, shipping-wise, because it’s been a nightmare. ANYWAY)
So I figured it was as good a time as any to update the character models. I haven’t drawn any reference for the characters since I started the comic, and when I did that I had this idea that the main four would all have the same body shape with a different head, as though I were designing them as a toy line or something. They were also supposed to have Adventure Time-y noodly arms and legs… I had a whole bunch of stupid ideas, haha. So I drew up new reference for their bodies and faces. I won’t show you all of it, but here’s the faces for Bina and West, who have benefitted most from having new reference art.
Bina in particular- I’ve had a hard time keeping her nose size consistent, so this helps a lot. It also helps to mark exactly where and how her hair frames her face. Her new design has helped me keep her hair and nose from taking up too much “real estate” in her design, giving her room to be more expressive. Her thick eyebrows kept getting lost under her hair but that hasn’t been a problem anymore. Her nose is a lot smaller and no longer takes up a quarter of her face, but it still reads as a large nose to me so I’m happy.
I also settled on a definite style for drawing West’s hair, instead of just drawing a bunch of round shapes wherever. I think he also looks a lot handsomer with a flat hairline like that.
ANYWAY I don’t want to pull back the curtain too much so I won’t post any of the other reference material I made. But hopefully this kind of thing is interesting???